SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA
Sri Swami Sivananda Founder of The Divine Life Society
SERVE, LOVE, GIVE, PURIFY, MEDITATE, REALIZE So Says Sri Swami Sivananda
A DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY PUBLICATION
Tenth Edition: 1994 (Copies 10,000) World Wide Web (WWW) Edition: 1999 WWW site: http://www.rsl.ukans.edu/~pkanagar/divine/
This WWW reprint is for free distribution
© TheDivine Life Trust Society
Published By THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY P.O. SHIVANANDANAGAR—249 192 Distt. Tehri-Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh, Himalayas, India.
OM IN MEMORY OF PATANJALI MAHARSHI, YOGI BHUSUNDA, SADASIVA BRAHMAN, MATSYENDRANATH, GORAKHNATH, JESUS CHRIST, LORD KRISHNA AND ALL OTHER YOGINS WHO HAVE EXPOUNDED THE SCIENCE OF YOGA
It would seemaltogether superfluous to try to introduce Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati to a reading public, thirsting for spiritual regeneration. From his lovely Ashram at Rishikesh he radiated spiritual knowledge and a peace born of spiritual perfection. His personality has made itself manifest nowhere else as completely as in his edifying and elevating books. And this little volume on Kundalini Yoga is perhaps themost vital of all his books, for obvious reasons. Kundalini is the coiled up, dormant, cosmic power that underlies all organic and inorganic matter within us and any thesis that deals with it can avoid becoming too abstract, only with great difficulty. But within the following pages, the theory that underlies this cosmic power has been analysed to its thinnest filaments, and practical methods havebeen suggested to awaken this great pristine force in individuals. It explains the theory and illustrates the practice of Kundalini Yoga. We feel certain, that to the spiritual aspirant, this book will serve as a kindly light that leads him on through the dark alleys of an as yet unexplored branch of Yogic exercises, while to the layman it contains a wealth of new information which is bound to be avaluable addition to his knowledge of Yogic culture. —THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY
sT:av:rö j:¤m:ö vy:apt:ö y:etkeWc:t:Î s:c:rac:rm:Î . t:tp:dö deS:üt:ö y:ðn: t:sm:ò Â:ig:Ørv:ð n:m:H ..
sthàvaraü jaïgamaü vyàptaü yatki¤cit sacaràcaram | tatpadaü dar÷itaü yena tasmai ÷rãgurave namaþ || “Salutations to the Guru who has made it possible to realise Him by whom all this world, animate andinanimate, movable and immovable, is pervaded.”
A:ðökarö eb:ndÙs:öy:ØVt:ö en:ty:ö Dy:ay:ent: y:ð n:raH . kam:dö m::ðx:dö c:òv: A:ðökaray: n:m::ð n:m:H ..
oükàraü bindusaüyuktaü nityaü dhyàyanti ye naràþ | kàmadaü mokùadaü caiva oükàràya namo namaþ || “Salutations to Omkara, which gives whatever one desires and also liberation to those who meditate always on Omkara that is united with theBindu.”
wan:S:eVt:-s:m:a-Z-t:¶v:m:al:a-ev:B:Üe\:N:ð . B:ØeVt:-m:ØeVt:)da*:ð c: t:sm:ò Â:ig:Ørv:ð n:m:H ..
j¤àna÷akti-samàråóha-tattvamàlà-vibhåùiõe | bhukti-muktipradàtre ca tasmai ÷rãgurave namaþ || “Salutations to the Guru who is established in Knowledge and Power, who is adorned with the garland of Knowledge and who grants both worldly prosperity and liberation.”
DEVI STOTRAKdmb:v:n:m:Dy:g:aö \:Röb:Ø,hv:aes:n:iö ev:Röeb:t:j:p:a,ec:ö e*:l::ðc:n:kÙXÙöeb:n:iö
kadambavanamadhyagàü ùaóaüburuhavàsinãü vióaübitajapàruciü trilocanakuñuübinãü
kn:km:NRl::ðp:esT:t:aú s:t:t:es:¹s::òdaem:n:im:Î . ev:kc:c:ndÓc:ÜRam:eN:ö e*:p:Ørs:Øndrim:aÂ:y:ð ..
kanakamaõóalopasthità.N satatasiddhasaudàminãm | vikacacandracåóàmaõiü tripurasundarãmà÷raye ||
“I seek refuge in Tripurasundari, thewife of the three-eyed One, who lives in the Kadamba forest, who is seated on the golden disc and dwells in the six lotuses of the Yogins, ever flashing like lightning in the heart of the perfected ones, whose beauty excels that of the Japa flower and whose forehead is adorned by the full-moon.”
y:*: ekeWc:t:Î Vv:ec:¾st:Ø s:ds:¾aeK:l:aetm:kñ . t:sy: s:v:üsy: y:a S:eVt:H s:a tv:ö ekö st:Üy:t:ð...