A classic yoga text by a yoga master. Includes profuse drawings and other illustrations.
First and the most important in the series of books on ancient higher yoga by one of the greatest yogis of the 20th century, Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati. The unique feature and importance of his works lies in the fact that these are not based merely on a thorough study and complete understanding of the ancient scriptures but more on the knowledge gained directly during his long samadhis which culminated in his realization of soul and God. Even at the age of 99 he kept on imparting in his ashrams, the invaluable knowledge gained by him to keen aspirant of all faiths from many countries.
Yoga is for all religions. The ultimate aim of all religions of the world is the realization of soul and God. A study of the boks written by Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati on the subject of higher yoga at once strikes the aspirant about the practical way explained in detail which he cn follow to achieve his life's goal.
For those who refuse to accept anything in life, without a scientific proof, a study of Swamiji's books on the realization of soul and God may well prove to be what they need, becuase of the scientific and logical manner in which the subject has been dealt with.
In this book the author has described all the steps which have to be taken by the aspirant, one by one, to achieve the final goal of self realization. By relating his own experience and taking the aspirant, step by step, through every stage he has made the world's most difficult subject appear quite easy to grasp and practise. The various stages described and what the aaspirant will experience in his search include. Yogic Asanas, Pranayama (Breath control), Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhayana (Meditation), Samadhi (Super-consiousness), Awakening of Kundalini (latent divine force in the body) realization through physical, subtle body, causual body, the realization of five sheaths (food, Prana, mind, intellect and blish) and ultimately the soul.
A treatise on higher yoga and invaluable manual for the advanced aspirants and those engaged in research and study of higher yoga. Swamiji has placed this subtlest of subtle sciences for above any other branch of science. Some day, when the top scientists of the world pay this science the attention it deserves, his books will give all the basic material for their research and cause a stire in the world of science.
About the Author:
Shri Yogeshwaranand Parmahans formerly known as Brahmachari Vyas Devji, left his home of a tender age of fourteen in search of knowledge and self-realisation. The young Brahmachari spent the early years of his life in the study of sanskrit and mastering. the scriptural lore. He, then, followed the path of ancient rishis of the Himalayas and practised the most difficult tapasya and Yogic Sadhana while continuing the search of real guru who could lead him to the final goal. He came across a number ascetics about whom one reads only in the scriptures but his search came to an end only when he met Avadoot Swami Almanandji, who had then returned from Tibet.
By constant and dedicated practice of meditation he experienced various types of Samadhis, some of them lasting for several weeks which culminated in his gaining knowledge of self-realization, the origin and dissolution of the cosmos and the goal of human existence. The esoteric knowledge which used to pass from guru to disciple through personal relationship and which sometimes required not only a whole lifetime but several lives, has now been set down, at the behest of his guru, in his books.