This book is a classic of Ramakrishna Vedanta. At 671 pages, it covers just about every topic in spiritual life and he doesn’t soft-pedal the hard topics. Meditation and Spiritual Life is a compilation of class talks that Swami Yatiswarananda, a great swami of the Ramakrishna Order and a disciple of Swami Brahmananda, gave in the United States, Europe and India. He lived in all three locations and understood both Western and Eastern psychology. This book is meant for those who are truly serious about their spiritual practice, and for them, it’s an invaluable resource.