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Yoga Drishti of Swami Gitananda Giri

Yogacharya AB Bhavanani
Yogacharya AB Bhavanani
Yogacharya AB BhavananiDirector Institute for Salutogenesis & Complementary Medicine and Professor Yoga Therapy, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth

Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj is truly one of the most astounding human beings to have graced this planet in the last century. His contribution to the growth and development of Yoga in modern times is significant and it reenergised the true spirit of Yoga worldwide. This book lovingly compiled by one of his dear students, Yogacharya Dr. Alan Davis of the UK, enables the reader to understand the grand unified perspective, the “Yoga Dristhi” of the Yoga Maharishi that may be best defined in Pujya Swamiji’s own words thus : “Yoga Dristhi implies a Unified Perception which encompasses all aspects of evolutionary life on this planet, and not just perceptions based on information fed to us through our sensual organs… Perception also involves right knowledge, intuitive insight and proper judgement to qualify under Yoga Dristhi.” May this book stimulate us all to delve deeper in to our Yoga Sadhana thus enabling us to grow and glow with the true eternal spirit of Yoga, the Mother of all Sciences.

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Giri Guru Maharaj
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The Greatest Guru in Our Universe
Who protected the Purity of Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga
with his Mighty Roar of Truth
The Lion of Puducherry
Yogamaharishi
Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj
(24.07.1907 - 29.12.1993)
2014
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2014
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to the source. This is an important aspect of Yogic Culture
and we request all readers to follow this request in the true
spiritofYamaandNiyama.
Compiled by : Yogacharya Dr. Alan Davis
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Contents
Blessing
Foreward
Introduction
Section-I
Section-II
Section-III
The Last and Final Lesson
Author Bio Data
Topic Index
Index
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Yoga Drishti of Swami Gitananda Giri
Blessing
Swamiji was a master of capturing profound spiritual
truths in simple language, which the seeker could easily
understand. He had Vak Siddhi, the mastery of human
vocal expression. He could speak for hours, even days,
without exhausting either himself or his listener.In fact
both speaker and listener would be exhilerated with the
exchange. His lectures were always a true Satsangha.Yet
Swamiji was the quietest man I knew. He could go days,
weeks, without uttering a word, if occasion demanded it, or
if he had taken a Mauna Vratam, vow of silence.Every word
he uttered was packed with the power of an awakened
consciousness. His words had the ability to lift his disciples
to higher realms of thought. His vibrant resonant voice
needed no microphone. He could speak to thousands
without a microphone. His words penetrated every cell, and
once they entered the ear of the listener, they were part of
his living spirit forever.To quote the Bible, “He spoke as one
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Yoga Drishti of Swami Gitananda Giri

  • 1. TheYogaDristhi Dr Swami Gitananda of Yogamaharishi Compiled by Yogacharya Dr. Alan Davis Giri Guru Maharaj
  • 2. Dedicated to The Greatest Guru in Our Universe Who protected the Purity of Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga with his Mighty Roar of Truth The Lion of Puducherry Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj (24.07.1907 - 29.12.1993)
  • 3. 2014 www.sarguruprintographs.com 2014 Any material reproduced from this book may be done so onlywithpriorpermissionoftheauthorsandwithduecredit to the source. This is an important aspect of Yogic Culture and we request all readers to follow this request in the true spiritofYamaandNiyama. Compiled by : Yogacharya Dr. Alan Davis
  • 4. IContents Contents Blessing Foreward Introduction Section-I Section-II Section-III The Last and Final Lesson Author Bio Data Topic Index Index vii xi 1 7 19 31 183 261 263 269
  • 6. Blessing Swamiji was a master of capturing profound spiritual truths in simple language, which the seeker could easily understand. He had Vak Siddhi, the mastery of human vocal expression. He could speak for hours, even days, without exhausting either himself or his listener.In fact both speaker and listener would be exhilerated with the exchange. His lectures were always a true Satsangha.Yet Swamiji was the quietest man I knew. He could go days, weeks, without uttering a word, if occasion demanded it, or if he had taken a Mauna Vratam, vow of silence.Every word he uttered was packed with the power of an awakened consciousness. His words had the ability to lift his disciples to higher realms of thought. His vibrant resonant voice needed no microphone. He could speak to thousands without a microphone. His words penetrated every cell, and once they entered the ear of the listener, they were part of his living spirit forever.To quote the Bible, “He spoke as one vii
  • 7. with authority, and not as a scribe.” Swamiji had “trodden stars” (as he once wrote in a poem), and his words radiated the high reaches of a realized soul. A disciple of Swamiji who has been his student since the early 1980s,Yogacharya Dr. Alan Davis has taken upon himself to compile many wonderful examples of wisdom of Swamiji's from various sources, particularly the Ashram's magazine Yoga Life. Swamiji was always partial to medical doctors and military men (since he himself was amongst those elite groups) and Dr.Alan Davis and his wife Yogacharini Cathy were dear to him. Dr. Alan came to Swamiji as a young doctor along with his wife Cathy, a nurse as well as midwife, with their newly born baby daughter. They were students of the Six Month International Yoga Teacher Training Course under Swamiji at Ananda Ashram when it was at Sri KambaliswamyMadam in the early 1980's. Cathy has since served many years as an Assistant Acharya (teacher) for that Course at the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER). The family often hosts Dr. Ananda whenever he travels to United Kingdom where they live. Dr. Alan's work is a labour of love, a true Nishkama Karma Yoga. Some editing and filling out of the quotations have viii
  • 8. been done by me to put the wisdom into better context. Since I have been Swamiji's personal secretary, editor and publisher since 1967, relying on my training as a professional journalist, I know Swamiji would appreciate my “filling small gaps” as he always encouraged me to do in his lifetime. The book is thus a working partnership amongst three of us. Dr.Alan, Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and myself. We all feel this small volume will have an enlightening effect on all who seek the higher life! We hope that through our efforts all those unfortunate enough to miss the opportunity to hear the Lion of Pondicherry roar his words of truth, will be inspired and uplifted by our humble offering and have a “Darshan” (sacred viewing) of Swamiji's great soul. May the readers, through this small book , feel that at least in some measure, that they have had the opportunity of reading his written words, and receive his blessings. Yogacharini Puduvai Kalaimamani Smt. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani Pondicherry, India. th 24 July 2014. ix
  • 10. Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj is truly one of the most astounding human beings to have graced this planet in the last century. His contribution to the growth and development of Yoga in modern times is significant and it reenergised the true spirit of Yoga worldwide. Every one of his students considers it their greatest blessing to be able to live a life of Yoga as envisioned by his teachings. Each and every one of their lives has been transformed and their spiritual evolution enhanced by his life and teachings. He created leaders and not mere followers, each one of them shining brightly, dispelling the darkness of ignorance wherever they are. Swamiji continues to live on through us when we live these teachings and it is for this very purpose that this book has come alive through the love and care of one of his dear students, Yogacharya Dr. Alan Davis. Dr. Alan and his Dharmapatni Yogacharini Cathy Davis have been all time Forward xi
  • 11. favourites of Swamiji, Ammaji and our whole Gitananda Yoga family. Hence it is indeed befitting that such a compilation of inspirational thoughts from Swamiji should come back to us through the Yoga Seva of Dr. Alan Davis who brings these teachings once again to the forefront of our consciousness through this compilation. This book aims to enable the reader to understand this grand unified perspective, the “Yoga Dristhi” of the Maharishi that may be best defined in Swamiji's own words thus : “Yoga Dristhi implies a Unified Perception which encompasses all aspects of evolutionary life on this planet, and not just perceptions based on information fed to us through our sensual organs…Perception also involves right knowledge, intuitive insight and proper judgement to qualify under Yoga Dristhi.” May this book stimulate us all to delve deeper in to our Yoga Sadhana thus enabling us to grow and glow with the true eternal spirit of Yoga, the Mother of all Sciences. Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani Chairman and Hereditary Trustee, ICYER at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, India. xii
  • 16. nyone privileged enough to have received Dr Swami Gitananda's teachings inAperson will confirm that he was indeed a true master of delivering the message of Yoga in this oral tradition. Over many years, students on the six- month course at Ananda Ashram have been astonished by the inexhaustible energy and wisdom of a man who, even into his ninth decade, not only taught Hatha Yoga and Pranayama techniques but also sustained his impassioned discourse on the message of true Yoga from five o'clock in the morning to nine at night. B u t S w a m i j i w a s a g r e a t communicator in other ways too. The Yoga: Step by Step Correspondence Course is a comprehensive and unparalleled manual on the subject. Yoga Life continues to be published monthly and distributed worldwide after more than forty-five years. Swamiji was the author of books on Dr Swami Gitananda, Yoga Life, March 1981 Some modern systems rely on textbooks and a written tradition for their authority. Yet Yoga was never a written tradition, rather an oral tradition handed down from the Yoga Rishi to his disciple, who then perfected the physical-emotional-mental techniques for worldly well being and the higher Adyatmika Yoga techniques for spiritual development. 3
  • 17. Hari Om Tat Sat Dr. Alan Davis Cornwall, UK numerous aspects of Yoga, from Pranayama to Mudras, to Siddhis and Riddhis. His grasp of all of these subjects was phenomenal. We are blessed that his teaching continues to be delivered, undiluted, by Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and their son Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. The family is devoted to making the words and actions of Gitananda Yoga available to all who wish to pursue them, and with no less energy and dedication than Swamiji himself. Since his Samadhi in December 29, 1993, Ammaji and Dr Ananda have continued to reproduce Swamiji's written works in Yoga Life. However, I am not aware that any compilation of brief extracts from his teachings has yet been put together. Without wishing to reduce his encyclopaedic oeuvre to a series of sound-bites, the following is simply and humbly presented as an appetiser to introduce those relatively new to Gitananda Yoga to get a feel for the vibrant Yoga Dristhi or view which Swamiji proclaimed. In addition I hope that it gives those fortunate enough (and old enough!) to have encountered “The Lion of Pondicherry” in person, a fond reminder of his boundless wisdom and indomitable presence. The collection is, inevitably, arbitrary and far from comprehensive, and taken mainly from his Yoga Life articles. The dates are given (some are reprinted after his Samadhi) to enable readers to refer to the original article. Any minor explanatory additions to the original texts have been made by none other than Rishipatni Meenakshi Devi. 4
  • 20. ection-IS Section-I Extracts from: Commemorative Volume of the Glorious and Luminous Divine Life and Mission of Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj 7
  • 31. December 1991 Nurture your Yoga our Yoga must also be carefully nurtured on a Ydaily, hourly basis. It will simply go away if it is not properly tended or maintained. Yoga Sadhana is like a wife, a husband, or a garden. If you don't take care of it, it simply goes away. Be aware. Yoga will never fail you. It is always there. But you may fail it. You may fall away from it. You may neglect it and lose it. 153
  • 32. September 1992 Conscious Living ccepting the Law of Karma doesn't wipe out the past, it Ahas to be worked out in conscious living. The idea that simply feeling sorry or feeling remorse for mistakes, evil thoughts, words or deeds, sins, lapses etc which we have done will free us from the effects of our deeds is a nonsensical concept devised by immature minds which cannot face the reality of irrevocable Universal laws. 154
  • 33. October 1992 Who Am I? The Eternal Question! he All, the Cosmos, the Universe, is unfathomable, Tbeyond our comprehension, but we can tune into that one grand Cosmic anthem emanating out of the I AM. Aham, the Asmara, [the ego] completely destroys those areas of the brain and brain function associated with Universal Thinking, leaving the brain and nervous system filled with the only real disease of human kind: delusions, divisions, conflicts and confusions caused by the ego-mind. 155
  • 34. February 1993 The Art of Release irt can be easily swept away if it is cleaned up as Dsoon as it is noticed. But if it is allowed to accumulate for years on end it will be very difficult indeed to remove. This is also true of tension. Learn to be aware of physical, mental and emotional tension as soon as it arises - then, release it. 156
  • 35. February 1993 Prana - The Cosmic Catalyst timulation of this higher Prana by proper Pranayama Sactivates the two pre-frontal lobes of the brain. The pre-frontal lobes of the brain are virtually dormant in most humans today and by default we are more animal-like than human. Divinising the pre- frontal brain produces that great human being - Homo Deus, the God Man we are meant to be. 157
  • 36. February 1993 Self Is A Prison e all live in a Universe of our own making. The more self-centred weWare, the smaller our world, and the more unhappy we will be. We create our own prison. Our “self” becomes our “cell.” 158
  • 37. February 1993 The Test of Goodness is Opposition Q - Since taking to the spiritual path, I feel harassed by people around me. I have in no way harmed them. But it would appear they would like to harm me. Why? t would seem from ancient times that the very moment Ianyone tries to be good that the opposite negative forces are released in others…I believe the answer is simply that sometimes it is necessary to have opposition to test the strength of one's virtue…simply go on doing what you are doing with a clear mind and a clear conscience. When there is no retaliation or resistance on your part the contrary action will rebound upon its source. 159
  • 38. May 2005 Expression Creates Duality nfortunately once a thought is expressed Uvocally it becomes false. The word contains within it the necessity of duality. It is the spoken word which is the straight line drawn down the middle of a blank piece of paper, which suddenly divides the wholeness into two-ness. If we say “light” it implies the existence of darkness. If we say “up” it implies the existence of down. Thus, to avoid the trap of duality it is best to keep silence. 174
  • 39. January 2006 Miracles in Yoga o the conscious mind of a Yogi, the only miracle or Tmystery that he sees is that man is sick at all when “wellness” is his heritage. Those who look for miracles in a kind of alchemy which will make gold out of straw miss the real Yogic alchemy or miracle, which is to turn the crude substance of mortal existence into the refined, golden splendour of an active Inner Life. 175
  • 40. May 2006 The Great Cosmic Sound and the Human Breath he Yogi is a deep sea diver. He/she delves into the ocean Tof consciousness to discover the pearls of Cosmic Realisation embedded there! A deep sea diver requires oxygen to sustain this quest, and great breath control to succeed in this endeavour. So also the Yogi must cultivate exquisite breath awareness and control to succeed in his explorations of the deep levels of awareness. …When properly done the Pranava is consciously carried through the Shat (six) Chakras in Pinda (the lower body), which represents the five spinal centres and the cavernous plexus, the Ajna Chakra associated 176
  • 46. BiographicalNote Alan qualified in Medicine from University of Bristol, England, in 1974, and had a full-time medical career, mainly in General Practice, in England, Scotland and Canada until his retirement in 2011. In 1980 he completed the six month Yoga Training course at Ananda Ashram along with his wife Yogacharini Cathy Davis and their baby daughter Alice Sushila. At that time almost every class on the course was taken by Dr Swami Gitananda himself. Although the demands of family and career distanced him from the Yoga path for some years, he bears witness to Swamiji's teaching that those who have been exposed to the message of his Rishiculture Yoga forever find that this is “deeply imprinted in their cells, whether they like it or not!” Indeed this was reinforced by the fact that on the very day of his retirement from medicine he and Cathy were priviliged Dr. Alan Davis Yogacharya 261
  • 47. to host Dr Ananda on one of his British tours and attend a class of his that same evening. He has since revisited the Ashram in 2012 to further his Sadhana, and during that stay Cathy and he were blessed by a Sashtiaapdapoorthi ceremony, as pictured here. Dr. Alan and Cathy at Sri Kambali Swamy Madam 262
  • 48. A Diabolical Plot Against You! Is Astrology a Valid 117 A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body 120 Author or Translator? 112 A Yoga Catechism: Basic Principles 34 Be Now Here! 86 By Our Works 164 Chandra Namaskar 106 Christianity and Yoga 38 Commitment 69 Concentration and Meditation 31 Dharma 36 Dharma for Successful Life 67 Difficulties are Good Sadhana 72 Easy As It Goes! Non-Strenuous Yoga 165 Education 48 Ego - Less Living 66 Evaluating Spiritual Progress 53 Agni - The God of Fire 94 American Yoga 32 Am I the Body or the Occupant of the Body? 95 A System to Transcend systems 139 Centering the Pancha Kosha 138 Conscious Experience of unconsciousness 134 Conscious Living 154 Conscious Now-Violence 135 TOPIC INDEX 263
  • 49. 264 Everyone and Everything is a Guru! 57 Everything is Possible 55 Expression Creates Duality 172 Fifty Million Years of Evolution of the Human Brain 128 Going Sane…! 68 Going Sane! (Continued) 70 Good Produces Good 161 Guru Kula 130 Hatha Yoga and Chakras 168 Kalki Avatara 79 Kundalini and Fantasy 169 Kundalini: The Eternal Shakti of Yoga and Tantra 44 Letting Go 39 Love Thyself 63 Lower Mind Is Powerful 163 Man Is Insane! 84 Miracles in Yoga 175 Memory Pools - Morphogenetic Fields 111 Fate or Free Will 26 Guru Purnima 10 Hatha Yoga Burns Out Animal Instincts 176 Holy… Wholely! 91 I Fully Agree… 140 It Is Fashionable To Be Green! 145 Karma: The Law of Life 24 Lord Ganesha - Controller of Siddhis and Riddhis 104
  • 50. 265 Mudras: Gestures of the Divine Spirit 171 Patanjali Revisited 123 Pity is the Ugliest Word! 90 Polarity: Oneness with the Universe 60 Prana : The Cosmic Catalyst 116 Prana - The Cosmic Catalyst 157 Pranayama 44 Procrastination Is Theft 160 Purpose of Hatha Yoga 107 Riddhi-A State of Psychic Prosperity 103 Real Renunciation 62 Sadhu! Sadhu! Straight on! Straight on! 102 Samkhya : Yoga Mathematics 80 Scientific Subject? 118 Self Is A Prison 158 Siddhi Sadhana 113 Sins of Omission 75 Srimad Bhagavad Gita 54 Nara: Psychic Dissociation 23 Pancha Niyama 22 Nurture your Yoga 153 Potency of the Primordial Sound 149 Rituals and Religion 93 Sailing the Inner Seas: Mandala Dharana 166 Siddhis and Riddhis 98 Soul - mates in Yoga 137
  • 51. 266 Sthitaprajna : Equal-Mindedness 127 Stories the Hands Can Tell 33 Tattwamasi 49 Tension and Stress Release 87 The Art of Release 156 The Avatara is Man Himself! 59 The Great Cosmic Sound and the Human Breath 176 The Enigma of the Realised Soul 89 The Role of Criticism in Yoga 74 The Root Cause Of Disease 76 The Many Dimensions of Karma 108 The Meaning of Spirituality 64 Then a Miracle Occurs 121 The Path of Patanjali 82 The Power of Mantra 181 The Test of Goodness is Opposition 159 The Triune Principles of Yoga 80 The Unitive Impulse 63 True Seeking 116 Take Only What You Earn 16 The body Speaks 143 The Control of the Subconscious Mind 92 The Real Needs of Man 144 The Source of Karma 25 The True Siddha 103 Vairagya: A Necessity in the Yogic Life 148
  • 52. 267 Vanity! All is Vanity 27 Was the Father of Judaism a Dravidian Hindu? 135 Walk Straight! Talk Straight! Think Straight! 180 Who Am I? The Eternal Question! 155 Words of Wisdom 11 Yoga Chikitsa : Yoga Therapy 97 Yoga Concept of Prayer 148 Yoga Dristhi 14 Yoga Means Union… Not Just Christian Union! 141 Yoga - The Science of Living 21 Yoga Vidya Kosha 9 Yoga World Wide 132 Walking the Talk 128 What is an Ashram? 47 What Purpose Does the Personality Play? 121 Word Constructs and Reality 45 Yoga ... Absolute Union 37 Yoga and Physiological Functions 43 Yoga and the Sufis 48 Yoga Asana Competitions 125 Yoga Chikitsa 52 Yoga Diagnosis and Health Evaluation 162 Yoga For Children 54 Yoga Jubilant… 170 Yoga Kosha 56 Yoga - Total Education 115
  • 54. 269 INDEX A Abhyasa 9,47,63,103 Adhibhautika karma 109 Adhi-vyadhi 9 Adhyatmika karma 109 Adyatmika yoga 3 Affirmation 148 Agni 94, Ahimsa 135, 136 Ajna chakra 168,176 Akasha mandala 168 Akasha rai 111 Akashic record 111 Al haq 141 Anahata chakra 167,168 Ananda Ashram 3,261,viii Animal instincts 179, Antaranga 31 Anuswara 177 Aparavidya 45 Aparigraha 16 Apas mandala 167 Asana 13,27,114,125,127,142,165, 172,179,193,251, Ashram 3,47,186,187,191,193,200, 202,203,204,210,211,212,213,21 7,219,232,233,238,252,261,262, viii,xii Astrology 106,118, Atman 22,50,83,142, Aum 105,134,150,236, Avatara 59,79, Avidya 45 Ayurveda 43,44 Ayuryoga 43 B Bahiranga 31 Bhagavad gita 52,78,79,84,185, Bhaya 64 C Chakra 166,167,168,172,176,177, Chandra namaskar 106 Children 187 Christ master 77,142 Christianity 38,117 Commitment 13,69,72,115 Competition 125,213 Conscious 9,11,12,13,21,24,26,27,34, 39,43,55,68,69,92,96,109,110,12 1,122,129,134,135,145,154,161,1 75,176,177,178,179,181,185,187, 192,196,209,227,235,237,238,24 1,242,vii,xii Contemplation 14,129,256 Cosmic consciousness 68, Cosmos 25,50,80,91,109,111,122, 138,155, Criticism 74
  • 55. 270 D Deva loka 142 Dharma 13,33,34,49,56,67,69,78,82, 85,142,195,196,246,xi Disease 43,44,50,76,136,155 Divine 7,12,25,59,71,139,142,148, 168,171,200,224 Dogma 140 Dristhikona 14,15 Duhkha 64 E Eastern sciences 140 Education 35,48,115,viii Ego 50,66,126,163,223 Evolution 12,15,34,43,44,66,68,74,77, 78,80,83,101,109,128,129,141,14 3,145,172,187,224,233,xi,xii F Fate 26,27,109,142 Free will 26, Ganesha 104,105,111,214, God 9,22,46,48,49,57,58,59,82,87,94, 104,109,112,114,117,141,142,14 8,149,150,157,168,169,171,191,2 06,214,220,222,223,232,253,254, Guru 7,10,53,57,58,71,102,130,131, 191,192,193,194,195,202,209,21 0,222,231,237,238,249,250,251,2 54,256, xi Guru kula 130,131 Guru purnima 10 H Hatha yoga 3,11,32,107,127,129,132, 172,178,200,210,219 Health 40,43,44,60,,66,83,110,113, 120,132,139,162,203 Heaven 44,113,142,200,225,236,237 Hebrew 168 Hinduism 46,66,133,148,166, Holy 91,192,194,214,234,251 Human being 157 Human brain 128 I Ich'ha shakti 69, Islamic culture 46 Iswara pranidhana 22,82 J Jesus Christ 38 Jnana 45,69,70,95,110,191,195 Jnana shakti 69, K Karma 16,24,25,26,33,44,65,75,78, 82,83,85,108,109,110,120,154, 223,242,viii Kriya 26,60,69,70,82,83,110,172,179, Kriya shakti 69 Kriya yoga 82,83, Kriyamana karma 26 Kriyas 60,70,172,179, Kundalini 40,94,173,
  • 56. 271 L Law of entropy 61 Letting go 39 Living 12,13,21,26,36,43,47,65,66,74, 86,109,111,116,121,131,139,143, 154,185,195,214,vii Love thyself 63 M Mahakarani 177 Manas 145,168,237 Manas mandala 168 Mandala dharana 166 Manipura chakra 167 Mantra 105,148,181,193,237,242,243, 244,246 Marriage 137,196,229,230,253 Mauna vii Meditation 12,13,31,32,107, 141,251,256 Memory pools 111 Moksha 78,82,110,177,256, Morphogenetic fields 111 Mudras 4,171,179, Muladhara chakra 166, N Nara 23,193,249 Nature 9,22,38,40,50,60,63,75,98, 109,110,113,119,125,128,162,16 7,187,188,199,200,218,220,221,2 24,225,249, Neo-yoga 32 Nishkama karma 65,viii, Niyama 22,57,83, Non-violence 135 No-option yoga 82 O Oneness 35,38,60,124,141,142,148 P Pancha kosha 23,56,138 Paramatman 142 Paravidya 45 Patanjali24,37,82,83,124,134,135,142 Personality 64,119,124127,257, Philosophy 26,35,59,84,106, Physiological functions 43 Pity 90 Polarity 8,60 Prana 3,14,13,42,116,141150,157, 172,176,177,179,193,242 Pranayama 3,4,13,42,157,172,179,193, Pre-frontal brain 157 Primordial sound 149 Prithvi mandala 166 Procrastination 160 Q Quantum physics 121 R Raja yoga 57,107,193, Rajasic 162 Relationship 9,88,133,246 Relaxation 12,70
  • 57. 272 Religion 35,46,48,84,93,117,141,144, Renunciation 62,65,163,168 Rest 53,63,76,79,90,107,168,169,193, 196,199,201,205,221,224,228, 233,238,245,254, Riddhi 4,83,98,103,105, Rishiculture yoga 126,261 Rishis 24,81,98,102,149 Rituals 93,105,234,245,251,254 S Sabija karma 109 Sadhana 47,57,72,75,101,103,113, 126,153,170,195,262,xii Sadhu 102,180,192,193 Sahasrara 177 Saiva siddhanta 69,192 Samadhi 193,194,195,232,223,234, 245,250,251,252,253,254,255, 256,257 Samana 141 Samskaras 55 Sanchitta karma 109 Sannyas 62,213 Sanskrit 12,78,80,122,144,145,146, 160,181,230 Saranagathi 12 Sat chit ananda 110,242 Satsangha 71,170,200,219,229,242, 244,253,259, Sattwic 162 Satya 76,135 Satyagraha 135 Self-realisation 139 Service 66,87,202,205,206 Seva 66,xii Shakti 40,69,107,213 Sheldrake 111 Shivoham 141,148,225,242 Siddha 69,101,105,192,193 Siddhi 4,98,101,103,105,113,vii Sins of omission 75 Sleep 139,193,203,228,241,242, 243,249 Spiritual liberation 110,177, Spirituality 32,62,64 Sthitaprajna 127, Subconscious 11,12,24,92,109, 110,134,161, Sufis 46 Sukha 64,114 Swadharma 78 Swadhyaya 21,57,82 Swadisthana chakra 167 T Tamasic 162 Tantra 140,98,104 Tapas 72,82 Tattwamasi 49 Tejas mandala 167 Tension 11,12,50,88,134,136, 156,213,
  • 58. 273 Thought 24,35,36,50,74,81,85,93,133, 135,143,146,148,149,154,161,17 4,188,199,200,232,233,246,249, 255,257,vii,xii, Total education 115 Triguna 162 Trikuti chakra 177 Triune principles 78 U Unconsciousness 129,134, Unitive impulse 61 Unity 76,142,217,ix Universal law 140,154, Universe 25,42,50,59,60,76,78,80,81, 91,101,108,116,121,122,124,132, 140,149,155,158,168,222, V Vairagya 58,146,147,163 Vartamana karma 26 Vasanas 27 Vasudaiva kutumbhakam 133 Vayu mandala 167 Vidya 9,45,110,212 Vishnu 145 Vishuddhakhya chakra Viveka 86 W Who am i? 155 Y Yama 3,4,13,22,26,42,57,83,135, 157,172,179,191,193 Yantra 105,171,193 Yoga chikitsa 97 Yoga diagnosis 162 Yoga dristhi 4,14,15,xii Yoga kosha 56 Yoga life 3,4,29,47,48,49,126,139,210 Yoga sadhana 47,126,153,xii Yoga vidya kosha 9 Yoga: step by step 3 Yogi 4,11,14,26,38,46,51,65,68,77,83, 86,101,111,120,127,128,130,141, 143,146,148,162,168,169,175, 176,177,178,180,192,194,222, 231,233,246,250,258