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The world is in a state of constant upheaval and the pressures of our daily life cause us constant stress and strain. We find it difficult to control our thoughts, to still our minds, and to achieve an inner calm. This book, which has run into many editions, is a popular and practical guide explaining in a lucid manner the method of practicing the art of concentration and mind control. This is, however, only the first step leading to the deeper experience of meditation, the awareness of one's own center of quietude. The practice is actually a simple approach to the ancient science of yoga and one that is very helpful for the Western mind. The author, Professor Ernest Wood, was born in England and educated in the field of science. As a young man he went to India where he spent many years as an educationist, serving as principal of various schools, colleges and universities, and also as a worker for the world-wide Theosophical Society. Professor Wood became deeply interested in the Yoga and Vedanta philos- ophies of India and has written many books on these subjects, as well as on education and psychology. After leaving India he was for some time President and Dean of the American Academy of Asian Studies, a graduate school in San Francisco.
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CONCENTRATION AN APPROACH TO MEDITATION
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CONCENTRATION AN APPROACH TO MEDITATION BY ERNEST WOOD A QUEST BOOK Published under a grant from The Kern Foundation THE THEOSOPHICAL PUBLISHING HOUSE Wheaton, Ill., U.S.A. Madras, India / London, England
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Copyright 1949 The Theosophical Publishing House, India Revised edition 1949 The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, India. 14th Indian edition 1966. Quest Book edition 1967 published by The Theosophical Pub- lishing House, Wheaton, Ill., a department of The Theosophical Society in America, by arrangement with The Theosophical Pub- lishing House, Adyar, India. Manufactured in the United States of America.
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FOREWORD MR. ERNEST WOOD is well known as both a writer and a lecturer on religious and educational matters, and his work is always careful and thoughtful. A practical course on Concentration is a subject for which he is well equipped, and this little work should prove very useful to the serious student. It is admirably planned, and effectively carried out, and—a most important fact in such a treatise—there is nothing in it which, when practised, can do the striver after concentration the least physical, mental or moral harm. I can therefore heartily recommend it to all who desire to obtain control of the mind. ANNIE BESANT
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AUTHOR'S PREFACE THIS book has been through a great many editions in various languages—so many that I have long lost track of them—and must have had a total circulation of over a quarter of a million in many countries. In view of public demand for the work I have revised it for this ninth Indian edition, which I hope will be copied in other countries. I have seen no reason to alter materi- ally either the exercises or the philosophy it contains, but I have I think described and explained them better than before.
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