Fourth in the series of authentic books on ancient higher yoga by one of the greatest yogis of the 20th century, Swami Yogeshwara-nand 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 this realization of soul and God.
At the age of 98 he is continuing to impart in his ashrams the invaluable knowledge gained by him, to keen aspirants of all faiths from many countries. This book represents the speculative contemplations and the mode of thinking of the author in respect of Brahman (Supreme Being) the ultimate Mystic Reality, in his peculiar and graceful way. Profoundly rational and persuasive beams of reason have been omnipresent being. It offers to the enquiring mind logically reasoned conclusions after a thorough examination of many a prevelant doctrinal concept, concerning the universal conscious principle.
The first half of the book treats of 12 doctorines in relation to Brahman while the second half deals with 15 doctorines concerning the embodied soul. Each doctrine is taken as a premise for investigation and through discussion leads to the definite conclusion which is corroborated by the writer's own researches by quiet contemplation, life long meditation/ samadhis. Yoga is for all religions. The ultimate aim of all religions of the world is the realisation of soul and God.
A study of the books written by Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati on the subject of higher yoga, at once strikes the uspirants about the practical way explained in detail, which he can follow to achieve his life's goal. For those who refuse to accept anything in life without a scientific proof, a study of Swami Ji's books on the realization of soul and God may well prove to be what they need, because of the scientific and logical manner in which the subject has been dealt with.
A treatise on higher yoga and invaluable manual for highly advanced aspirants and those engaged in research and study of ancient higher yoga, Swami Ji 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 pro-vide all the basic material their research and cause a stir in the world of science.
About the Author:
Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati Born in a respectable Hindu family, the author, Swami Yogeshwaranandji Saraswati left home, while yet in his teens, in quest of knowledge and higher life. His parents tried to dissuade him from the path he had decided to pursue, but they did not succeed. He came in contact with several scholars and great ascetics with whom he learnt Sanskrit and practice of Yoga. He travelled extensively all over India from Mount Kailash in the north to Rameshwaram in the south and from Shillong in the east to the western Punjab, but mostly in the Himalayas, by the majesty of which he felt deeply impressed. The internal ure which he had felt in his early boyhood continued to grow, and develop and, to devote himself intensively to the study and practice of Yoga and promote it he established Ashrams at Rishikesh, Uttarkashi and Gangotri. Now he moves generally in the area of these three places and inculcates the ways and the mysteries of Yoga to his disciples and inmates.
He has met rulers, officers and millionaires who have been much influenced by his personality and life of deep devotion and complete renunciation. This great Swami was formerly known as Shri Vyas Deva. But in 1962 when he was formally initiated into Sanyas he adopted the name of Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati. As he has personally Practised the various Samadhis and complete renunciation on which he puts special emphasis and has visualized soul and realized God he is doubtless an authority on the subject dealt with in this book. His life illustrates that practice is better than precept.