The Yoga of Siddha Boganathar Volume 2 by T.N. Ganapathy is the second in a series of publications produced by The Yoga Siddha Research Center sponsored by Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas and the Yoga Research and Education Center. Boganathar was the Siddha guru of Kriya Babaji Nagaraj, the famed Himalayan master.
This volume 2 takes us further into the little known world of the Siddhas, adepts of Yoga, who for millennia, have explored the furthest reaches of human potentiality and spiritual development. Boganathar was not only one of the greatest adepts of Yoga of all time, but also a great scientist. The author has rendered a great service to all lovers of spirituality and science in the present work. For the first time ever, the writings of Boganathar, the greatest scientist of the Siddha tradition, have been translated into English, and a useful commentary on these profound and difficult texts has been rendered. The present volume contains poems that all lovers of Kundalini-Yoga and Tantra will find inspiring. The heart of this volume is a translation with commentary of two Tamil works of Boganathar. In these works, he teaches all about the importance of pranayama, the various chakras, Kundalini-Yoga, the thirty-six principles of nature, the esoteric "three empty spaces," and many other fascinating topics related to the little known Siddha tradition. The spiritual path advocated herein by the Siddhas is life affirming, non-sectarian and scientific. It inspires us to realize our highest potential.
- Notes on Translation
- Guide to Pronunciation Tamil
- Translation of Poems of Bogar with Commentary Upadeca-Jnanam-15 6
- Selections from Jnana-Caramcam-100
- The Sixty-Four Arts and Sciences
- The Dharma-Sastras
- The Eighteen Puranas
- The Ninety-Six Principles
- The Thirty-Six Tattvas
About the Author:
Professor T.N. Ganapathy born in the village of Thandankorai in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, in the year 1932. He acquiring his doctorate degree from the Nagpur University in the year 1972. Prof. T.N. Ganapathy retired as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai, after thirty nine years of distinguished service as a teacher of Philosophy. He has studied the works of the Siddhas since 1975. He was awarded the Senior Fellowship by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi, for three years, 1985-1988. His work for this project on The Philosophy of the Tamil Siddhas was published in the year 1993.
Acknowledged as a specialist in Siddha philosophy, he is at present the Director of the Yoga Siddha Research Project at Chennai, India, co-sponsored by the Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, Inc., Canada and the Yoga Research and Education Center, in California, USA. He was the Founder-Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Philosophical Society and was also the Joint Secretary for three years and Treasurer for three years of the Indian Philosophical Congress from 1979 to 1985. He has attended several seminars in India and one at USA. He has got more than 30 research papers published in the leading journals in India and Germany and is acknowledged as a specialist in Immanuel Kant. He is the author of: An Invitation to Logic (1972); Perspectives of Theism and Absolutism in Indian Philosophy (Ed. 1978); Mahavakyas (1982); Bertrand Russell's Philosophy of Sense-data (1984); The Philosophy of the Tamil Siddhas (1993); The Yoga of Siddha Boganathar, Vol. I (2003); Vol. II (2004); A Pocket Guide to Thesis Writing(2003); Tamil-c-cittar Marabu (Tamil) (2004); The Yoga of the 18 Siddhas: An Anthology (Ed. 2004); The Yoga of Siddha Avvai (Ed. 2004). For this project he is translating the Yoga works of Bogar into English, and under his directorship an anthology of Siddha poems is in progress to be released in December 2003.