Spiritual Life

 

Nawa Yogini Tantra

Swami Muktananda

This book is written exclusively for women from the outlook of a woman. The first section, on spirituality, describes the important role of women in social and spiritual evolution, and traces their development from menarche to menopause. The second section discusses special applications of yoga for backache, depression, menstrual irregularities, pregnancy, prolapse, overweight and others. Each chapter inspires the woman to help heal herself and regain her divine power through the practices of yoga. The third section deals with yoga sadhana and includes a guide to yogic practice, explaining where, how and when to practise. Techniques are divided into three levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Important reference for yoga teachers.

  • 232 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-42-5
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Karma Sannyasa
The Noble Path for the Householder

Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati

How is it possible to live the life of a householder and yet maintain a balance between external and internal growth? In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna tells Arjuna, there is no harm in action, the danger lies in attachment and dependence on the fruits of the actions performed. If you can understand this concept and implement it in your daily life, then you will gradually experience a higher quality of experience. This is essentially the concept of karma sannyasa; live life fully, participate in all events externally, but internally maintain an attitude of non-doership. Explaining how closely our lives are governed by attachment, desire and ambition, Karma Sannyasa describes methods to transform these patterns and realise a happier outlook through the blossoming of spiritual awareness. The book focuses on family life and relationships, wealth, karma, self-respect and lifestyle, describing the process of realizing spirituality through everyday life experiences.

  • 312 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-43-3
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Light on the Guru and Disciple Relationship

Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati

Light on the Guru Disciple RelationshipMany people have argued that a guru is not necessary, because the real guru is already within us. This is true, but how many of us can claim to hear, understand or follow his instructions? In fact, most of us even tend to doubt his existence. How many of us can discriminate between the real inner guru and the monkey mind, acting out the dictates of the ego? This inspiring book is written in two parts: the first by Swami Satyasangananda, who accompanied her guru, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati, on his tours as he enlightened his followers on the science of yoga. It contains chapters on: how to recognize a guru, types of gurus, types of disciples, negativity towards the guru, initiation, and many more. The second section contains a selection of satsangs and talks on: linking with the spirit of the guru, surrendering the ego, secret of transmission, every guru is a light, guru is not a policeman, and many more.

  • 308 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-40-9
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Mere Aradhya

Swami Dharmashakti Saraswati

This collection of inspiring incidents and anecdotes from the life of Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati is a treasure trove for the sincere seeker. The lives of saints have always been a constant source of inspiration for humanity, and Sri Swamiji is no exception. Swami Satyananda is a unique saint and yogi. Even after ascending to the summit of yoga and acquiring the promised fruits thereof, he did not spend his life in a state of idyllic samadhi, but employed his yogic powers unceasingly and untiringly for the upliftment and betterment of mankind. Yet he remained unattached to it all. Through his magnanimous deeds, this incomparable yogi conquered the hearts of millions all over the globe. Whoever came into contact with him was immediately and irrevocably transformed.

From a spiritual standpoint, the value of Mere Aradhya: My Beloved Guru is no less than any of the ancient Indian scriptures. It is our heartfelt hope and wish that these spiritual gems from Sri Swamiji’s life bring light, joy and wisdom into the lives of all sincere aspirants on the spiritual path.

  • Soft cover
  • Language: English

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Upasana
In the Presence of the Divine

Swami Sivananda Saraswati
Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Upasana is the ultimate path of sadhana, which leads the aspirant directly into the proximity of the Divine. This book of practical insight and instruction on the art of worship is meant for all those, who ask the questions: How am I to discover the ultimate Truth within myself? How can I attain liberation while living in this world?

These teachings contained in this book were expounded by two contemporary masters of the yoga tradition: Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati and his disciple, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. All aspects of this path of upasana, including types and modes of upasana, relationships with the Divine, use of mantras and symbols, form and formless worship, tree worship, service and yajna are described. The principles and practices offered here can be used by all aspirants on the spiritual path.

  • 258 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 978-81-86336-63-2
  • Language: English

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Sannyasa Darshan
A Treatise on Traditional and Contemporary Sannyasa

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Sannyasa DarshanSannyasa is a universal tradition representing the original thoughts of humanity. Sannyasa Darshan covers the ancient and modern sannyasa tradition of renunciation and dedication to spiritual life.

This book discusses the sannyasa lineage, including the origins of sannyasa, the ashrama system, stages of sannyasa, traditional rules and requirements, as well as the modern concept of sannyasa as it has evolved and is being lived today. Detailed accounts of the life, work and teachings of four major pathfinders in the sannyasa lineage: Sage Dattatreya, Adi Shankaracharya, Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati and Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati are also presented.

Translations of five Sannyasa Upanishads: Kundikopanishad, Bhikshukopanishad, Avadhootopanishad, Paramahamsa Parivrajakopanishad and Nirvanopanishad (with commentary by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati) comprise the final section of the book.

  • 488 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-72-7
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Samarpan
Living the Divine Connection

Swami Sivananda Saraswati
Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Samarpan is the culmination of all spiritual sadhanas, and the ultimate point of human evolution. It is a process of unconditional self-surrender in which the limited, individual ego is transformed, over thousands of lifetimes, into an instrument of the divine will, able to commune with God and to serve His entire creation.

Compiled from the enlightened wisdom of two modern day sages, Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati, and his disciple, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati, this book illumines every aspect of samarpan, including the transcendental concepts of supreme love, perfect contentment, detachment and equanimity, divine grace, and the power of faith in God, the essence of the guru-disciple relationship, and the subtle realities facing every devotee treading the path of self-surrender.

Samarpan: Living the Divine Connection is an offering to all spiritual aspirants, a reminder of the grand purpose of human life and an inspiration to attain it.

  • 218 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 978-81-86336-69-4
  • Language: English

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Samatvam
The Yoga of Equanimity

Swami Sivananda Saraswati
Swami Satyananda Saraswati

samatvamSamatvam, the yoga of equanimity, means being able to keep the mind steady and balanced in every condition of life. It is the ability to be forever serene, contented, calm and peaceful.

These teachings on samatvam have been compiled from the wisdom of two modern day yogis, Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati and Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Together with scriptural references and inspiring satsangs, the reader is offered the essential yogic techniques to acquire the divine qualities of samatvam: freedom from mental distractions and dissipation, the ability to remain cheerful in adverse conditions, the presence of mind and forbearance to bear insult and injury, and realization of the ultimate state of peace existing within and around everyone.

  • 122 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 978-81-86336-78-6
  • Language: English

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Yajna
A Comprehensive Survey

Sannyasi Gyanshruti
Sannyasi Srividyananda

YajnaYajna is the most ancient ritual connecting human beings with the divine essence. It is not merely a fire sacrifice, but a combination of esoteric and exoteric elements to propitiate the cosmic energies. The spirit inherent in yajna is service and sacrifice as a way of life. In ancient Vedic society, yajna was an integral part of daily life and played a vital role in providing communal prosperity, social peace and harmony with nature.

This book offers a comprehensive survey of yajna as embodied in the Vedic tradition, looking at the structure, source and significance of the rituals and their relevance in this century. Rediscovery of the classical methodology and purpose of yajna can be a powerful tool for the transformation of human consciousness.

  • 370 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-86336-47-8
  • Language: English

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Sadhana

Swami Sivananda Saraswati and
Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Sadhana is the personal effort one makes to evolve oneself and who one is. The wisdom contained in this book takes the concept of sadhana from the confines of mysticism and philosophy to a practical reality for everyone and provides an invaluable link between the practitioner of sadhana and the revealed knowledge of enlightened beings. The teachings explain how sadhana leads to inner transformation and evolution of consciousness and inspire the reader with practical ways to merge higher spiritual ideals into daily life for the benefit of all.

Sadhana: The Path of Transformation is compiled from the teachings of two great Indian sages, Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, and his disciple, Swami Satyananda. It is offered with their blessings to all spiritual aspirants who seek the means to permanently improve their way of life by uplifting the quality of their mind, perception and awareness.

  • Soft cover
  • Language: English

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Maha Samadhi

Swami Sivananda Saraswati and
Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Samadhi is the transcendental experience of completeness and fullness, devoid of all duality, and the end of all relative existence. It is the culminating point in the spiritual quest and the fulfilment of human destiny. One who has realized samadhi becomes silent, wise and illumined, and blessed with eternal contentment and perennial joy. For the rare one who sees the all-pervading, tranquil, blissful atman there remains a feeling of having attained all that was ever to be known, and life is guided by the realization that one self pervades everyone and everything.

Maha Samadhi: Antardhyana is compiled from the teachings of two yogic masters, Swami Sivananda Saraswati and Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Their remarkable insights come from their personal, direct and everlasting experience of the Absolute. This exceptional book is an inspiration to all those who seek to understand this experience.

  • Soft cover
  • Language: English

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