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Yoga Vasistha can bring a complete transformation in the human personality. Like the beggar in an old fairy tale who turned into- a King when a charmed golden ring fell into his hand, anyone who turns the pages of this book with an inquisitive mind and a heart searching for the truth will discover the infinite beauty of his inner Self. Yoga Vasistha nourishes the soul and awakens a yearning for freedom and an exquisite peace unknown before.

This unique book par excellence has been long awaited by advanced Vedantins and yogis of India be cause it is only available in rare editions of the last century. And it is what the enquiring minds of the West have been desperately needing since they heard the remarks of Schopenhauer: “In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life; it will be the solace of my death.” There are a few publications at present which are not sufficient to portray the total beauty and wisdom of Yoga Vasistha.

H.H. Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda, internationally known lecturer and writer of over fifty books on yoga and Vedanta philosophy, has been interpreting and commenting on Yoga Vasistha for over thirty years: first in India for nine years at the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, Sivananda Ashram, Ludhiana, and other parts of India, and also in the Dehradum Women’s College. Since coming to the West, Swamiji lectured in Puerto Rico for six years, and now gives weekly lectures here in Miami. Available on cassette tapes, these lectures are an undying treasure.

Just as King Shah Jehan had the choice of only one type of food-grain while he was imprisoned for life, and he chose the garbanzo because of its nourishment and adaptability to a variety of tasty dishes. So too, if I could have only one book for some extraordinary reason to read for the rest of my life, I would choose Yoga Vasistha. After a brief encounter with Yoga Vasistha, the reader will feel that all other books of philosophy have become like old crumbs on the table, while Yoga Vasistha stands like the sweet and vitalizing elixir of life.

Unfortunately, however, due to the lack of knowledge of Yoga Vasistha, the intelligentsia of the West have been unable to realize the vast treasure of profound knowledge that lies hidden in this great work. For this reason, the wisdom of Vedanta has not been understood and assimilated by them.

Yoga Vasistha encompasses in its powerful literature the dramatic stories of the inner states of the mind, and like a brilliant advocate, presents it’s brief with a convincing voice and expert phrasing. Yoga Vasistha has a mystic strategy that convinces the mind to undermine its fancies and imaginations, leading to the realization that the world lies within the mind. Nothing is more inspiring and soul stirring than when the mind lifts itself from the quagmire of false perceptions of the senses and sees the contents of waking, dream and deep sleep as the refraction of the Light of Consciousness filtering through the layers of egoistic illusions.

The awe-inspiring awakening of the knowledge that “You are not this body, not this mind, and not this intellect” is uplifting and produces a vital change in the overall perception of the world. It is for this reason that sages warn immature aspirants against the wrong interpretations of this grand philosophy; they emphasize the fact that the wisdom of Yoga Vasistha must be received under the guidance of an illumined teacher. For those who are endowed with a mighty strength of intellect and intense dispassion, Yoga Vasistha brings for them the clouds of mystic understanding that burst into the flood of unique bliss.

The greatest scriptures of the world have always blended parables, illustrations and stories to bring about a striking impression—like a flash of lightning upon the sleeping mind in order to awaken it sharply to the light of the truth. Yoga Vasistha abounds with these. Yoga Vasistha, in its broad spectrum, encompasses topics such as the mysteries of the soul, death and reincarnation, the subtle operations of the unconscious mind which bring about repeated embodiments, the psychic powers, the mystic energy known as Kundalini, and the techniques of spiritual enquiry and meditation. A studious reader, therefore, will meet for the first time a challenge to his intellect to discover the secret wealth of the Self and to explore the mysteries of the mind.

It is to be noted that humor and wit permeate the writings and lectures of Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda, like a green creeper adorning the tree of Liberation. But behind this, Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda gives to the world his most memorable writing which has been guarded as a secret mystic wealth by the sages of India for along time. This book by Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda presents you with the key to heavenly bliss and perfection, and every page of this book is filled with his blessings.

May the golden sun of your eternal Self rise from behind the horizon of distractions and mental limitations and encompass you in the greatest of beauty and sublime love which are the very essence of your real Self!

Introduction

In the "Bala-Kanda" section of the Ramayana it is stated that Sri Rama was given spiritual instructions by Sage Vasistha. Yoga Vasistha, a complete and separate work in itself, is that teaching. While the Ramayana, the epic poem more popularly known throughout India and the world, describes the life and adventures of Sri Rama, the Yoga Vasistha presents his inner realization in detail for those who wish to intensify their spiritual life and deepen their understanding. A vast work of approximately 32,000 verses, the Yoga Vasistha was written by the great poet-sage Valmiki, as was the Ramayana, about 500 B.C. or earlier.

The Yoga Vasistha, which is virtually unknown in the West due to the scarcity of its English translations, is also known by the names of Maha-Ramayana, Uttar Ramayana, Arsha Ramayana, Jnana Vasistha, Vasistha Ramayana, and Vasistha. But whatever you choose to call it, it is the earliest detailed work of Yoga—Vedanta and gives a magnificent exposition of the subtleties and insights of that philosophy with a majestic sweep that has never been equalled in any metaphysical work since.

Every kind of exposition is employed in its presentation - didactic instruction, answers to doubts, parables, and stories within stories. Here, for example, the interlocking system of stories within stories enhances the vision of worlds within worlds, and of the infinitely complex world of the mind, itself arising from the Cosmic Mind. Many key points of this metaphysical instruction are touched upon over and over again with increasingly deeper meanings. Therefore the work appears to move in vast spirals, ultimately culminating in the Self- realization of Sri Rama.

In "Vairagya Prakarana" of Volume l it will be remembered that Sage Vasistha asked Sri Rama to express the reasons for his depressed state of mind. At this, Sri Rama elaborated upon the transiency and essencelessness of all objects of the world. All that he once thought to be of value and a source of happiness has, through the vision of his penetrative intellect, become nothing but a source of emptiness and misery.

In the first section, therefore, Sri Rama has taken what is normally the most valued aspects of life and has shown how illusory they are. The purpose here is to promote dispassion (Vairagya) in the aspirant. Such Vairagya considers all pleasures of the world, from the lowest form of life to the highest — that of Brahma the Creator- as insignificant and illusory. This is the first and fundamental requirement on the path of wisdom that leads to Self-realization.

In the second section, "Mumukshu Prakarana," it has been shown that certain qualifications are necessary for an aspirant before he can effectively move on the path towards the state of immortality or Self—realization. Sage Vasistha, therefore, elaborated on the four most important qualifications—those of Serenity, Contentment, Spiritual Enquiry and Good Association.

In addition, "Mumukshu Prakarana" elaborated on how the aspirant should not rely on destiny, rather on his own self-effort. The Self within is unlimited, and each person has that same potential within — all that is needed to unlock that infinite potential and creativity is repeated self-effort.

In "Utpatti Prakarana," Sage Vasistha has shown how the world has evolved from and is sustained by the Absolute through the limitations of the mind. And since the world is merely a protection of the mind conditioned by ignorance, when ignorance is overcome by intuitive wisdom, mind re- discovers its unity with the Cosmic Mind and the Individual merges into the Absolute. At this point, the entire world-process is remembered to be no- thing but a long dream of the mind from which one has awaken. It was in this section that the first volume ended and the present volume now continues.

After completing "Utpatti Prakarana," Sage Vasistha goes into "Sthiti Prakarana" which deals with the sustaining reality of the Self, and then on into "Upashama Prakarana," the topic dealing with the quiesence of the mind. Volume III will pick up here and will continue on into the last and final section, "Nirvana Prakarana," the topic dealing with the final stage of Sri Rama’s instruction from Sage Vasistha, and his ultimate Enlightenment.

 

  Dedication 5
  Publishers Note 6
  Introduction 15
  Invocation 19
 
UTPATTI PRAKARANA
 
66 The Mystic Art of Destroying the Mind 21
67 The Nature of the Soul 23
68-83 The Story of Karkati 28
84 Differences Exist Merely in Nature 40
85 To His Amazement, Brahma Sees Ten World Systems 42
86 The Ten Sons of Indu Practise Meditation 44
87 The Sons of Indu Become Creators of World Systems 45
88 Brahma Creates the World in the Spirit of Detachment 46
89 The Story of Indra and Ahalya 47
90 Sage Bharata Destroys their Bodies by Pronouncing a Curse 49
91 The Universe as a Creation of Mind 51
92 The Power of the Mind 52
93 The Illusoriness of Creation 56
94 Fourteen Classes of Jivas 57
95 The Unity of Chitta and Action 60
96 The Many Names of the Mind 62
97 The World as a Creation of the Limited Mind 67
98 The Story of Chitta as a Strange Spirit 70
99 The Mystic Meaning of the Story of the Strange Spirit 73
100 The Omnipotence of Brahman 75
101 The World as a Tale Told to a Child 79
102 The Immutability of the Self 81
103 The Evils Created by the Unenlightened Mind 86
104-105 King Lavana and the Magician 89
106 King Lavana Tells of His Experiences during the State of Trance 90
107-109 King Lavana Continues to Relate the Story of His Life as a Chandala  
110 The Amazing Powers of the Mind 196
111 The Secrets of Controlling the Mind 100
112 The Technique of Renouncing the Vasanas of the Mind 103
113 The Knowledge of Brahman that Annihilates Vasanas 105
114 The Destruction of Avidya through the Knowledge of the Self 103
115 Sri Rama‘s Wonder about the Cause of King Ravana's Misery 111
116 The Fruit of Mental Sacrifice Performed by King Lavana 113
117 The Seven Stages of Ignorance 115
118 The Seven Stages of Knowledge 120
119 The Method of Attaining the States of Wisdom 124
120 King Lavana Visits the Lands in the Vindhyas 127
121 The Illusoriness of the World-process 123
122 The Practice of the Seven States of Wisdom 131
 
STHITI PFIAKARANA
 
1 The World as a Mysterious Painting 139
2 The Non-duality of the Self or the Absolute Bliss 141
3 The Endless World-process of the ignorant 142
4 The Disappearance of the World-process through the Annihilation Of the Mind and Senses 143
5-8 Begin the Story of Shukracharya illustrating the World within the Mind 145
9-10 The State of the Body of Shukracharya 149
11-12 The World as a Mental Spirit 152
13 The Time-spirit Explains the Powers of the Mind 156
14 Shukracharya is Awakened from Samadhi 157
15 The Brahmin Sees His Previous Body as Shukracharya 153
16 Shukracharya Enters His Original Body and Lives as a Liberated Sage 160
17 The Glory of Pure Mind 161
18 Pure and impure Minds 164
19 The Essence that Transcends the Three States of Consciousness 167
20 The World-process as a Projection of the Chitta 170
21 An impure Mind Sustains Conflicting Views 172
22 The Qualities that Characterize Self-realization 176
23 The Sovereignty of a Sage 179
24 The Importance of Attaining Victory over the Senses 134
25-31 The Story of Dama, Vyala and Kata 135
32-33 The Righteous Conduct That Leads to Liberation 139
34 The Story of Bhima, Bhasa and Dridha 195
35 The Methods of Attaining Mental Peace 198
36-40 From the State of Bondage to the State of Liberation 205
41 Maya or Cosmic Illusion 211
42 Alt-powerful Brahman Assumes the Role of Powerless Souls 213
43 The Souls Caught in the Wheel of the World-process 215
44 The Uniqueness of Liberation 218
45 The illusory. Mental Nature of the World-process 220
46 The Qualities of a Sage 223
47 Numerous World systems Projected by Maya 225
48-51 The Story of Sage Dashura 227
52-53 The Parable of King Khottha 231
54-55 The Nature of Samkalpa and the Method of Eradicating It 234
56 Negation of identification with the World process 237
57 The Method of Destroying Vasanas 239
58 The Enlightenment of Kacha 243
59 The Emptiness of Sense enjoyments 246
60-61 Rajas-Satwic Souls 246
62 The Qualities that Adorn an Aspirant 248
 
UPASHAMA PRAKARANA
 
1-2 Reflections of Sri Rama 251
3-4 Sri Vasistha Receives Praises from King Dasharatha and Rama 255
5 The Mystic Art of Eradicating the World process 257
6 Gradual Ascent Towards Liberation 261
7-8 Song of the Siddhas 213
9 King Janaka Meditates upon the Significance of the Songs of the Siddhas 266
10 King Janaka Practices Silent Reflection 271
11 The King Continues to Enlighten His Mind 273
12 King Janaka Abides in the State of Liberation 275
13 The Methods of Mastering the Mind 278

 

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Publisher's Note

Yoga Vasistha can bring a complete transformation in the human personality. Like the beggar in an old fairy tale who turned into- a King when a charmed golden ring fell into his hand, anyone who turns the pages of this book with an inquisitive mind and a heart searching for the truth will discover the infinite beauty of his inner Self. Yoga Vasistha nourishes the soul and awakens a yearning for freedom and an exquisite peace unknown before.

This unique book par excellence has been long awaited by advanced Vedantins and yogis of India be cause it is only available in rare editions of the last century. And it is what the enquiring minds of the West have been desperately needing since they heard the remarks of Schopenhauer: “In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life; it will be the solace of my death.” There are a few publications at present which are not sufficient to portray the total beauty and wisdom of Yoga Vasistha.

H.H. Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda, internationally known lecturer and writer of over fifty books on yoga and Vedanta philosophy, has been interpreting and commenting on Yoga Vasistha for over thirty years: first in India for nine years at the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, Sivananda Ashram, Ludhiana, and other parts of India, and also in the Dehradum Women’s College. Since coming to the West, Swamiji lectured in Puerto Rico for six years, and now gives weekly lectures here in Miami. Available on cassette tapes, these lectures are an undying treasure.

Just as King Shah Jehan had the choice of only one type of food-grain while he was imprisoned for life, and he chose the garbanzo because of its nourishment and adaptability to a variety of tasty dishes. So too, if I could have only one book for some extraordinary reason to read for the rest of my life, I would choose Yoga Vasistha. After a brief encounter with Yoga Vasistha, the reader will feel that all other books of philosophy have become like old crumbs on the table, while Yoga Vasistha stands like the sweet and vitalizing elixir of life.

Unfortunately, however, due to the lack of knowledge of Yoga Vasistha, the intelligentsia of the West have been unable to realize the vast treasure of profound knowledge that lies hidden in this great work. For this reason, the wisdom of Vedanta has not been understood and assimilated by them.

Yoga Vasistha encompasses in its powerful literature the dramatic stories of the inner states of the mind, and like a brilliant advocate, presents it’s brief with a convincing voice and expert phrasing. Yoga Vasistha has a mystic strategy that convinces the mind to undermine its fancies and imaginations, leading to the realization that the world lies within the mind. Nothing is more inspiring and soul stirring than when the mind lifts itself from the quagmire of false perceptions of the senses and sees the contents of waking, dream and deep sleep as the refraction of the Light of Consciousness filtering through the layers of egoistic illusions.

The awe-inspiring awakening of the knowledge that “You are not this body, not this mind, and not this intellect” is uplifting and produces a vital change in the overall perception of the world. It is for this reason that sages warn immature aspirants against the wrong interpretations of this grand philosophy; they emphasize the fact that the wisdom of Yoga Vasistha must be received under the guidance of an illumined teacher. For those who are endowed with a mighty strength of intellect and intense dispassion, Yoga Vasistha brings for them the clouds of mystic understanding that burst into the flood of unique bliss.

The greatest scriptures of the world have always blended parables, illustrations and stories to bring about a striking impression—like a flash of lightning upon the sleeping mind in order to awaken it sharply to the light of the truth. Yoga Vasistha abounds with these. Yoga Vasistha, in its broad spectrum, encompasses topics such as the mysteries of the soul, death and reincarnation, the subtle operations of the unconscious mind which bring about repeated embodiments, the psychic powers, the mystic energy known as Kundalini, and the techniques of spiritual enquiry and meditation. A studious reader, therefore, will meet for the first time a challenge to his intellect to discover the secret wealth of the Self and to explore the mysteries of the mind.

It is to be noted that humor and wit permeate the writings and lectures of Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda, like a green creeper adorning the tree of Liberation. But behind this, Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda gives to the world his most memorable writing which has been guarded as a secret mystic wealth by the sages of India for along time. This book by Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda presents you with the key to heavenly bliss and perfection, and every page of this book is filled with his blessings.

May the golden sun of your eternal Self rise from behind the horizon of distractions and mental limitations and encompass you in the greatest of beauty and sublime love which are the very essence of your real Self!

Introduction

In the "Bala-Kanda" section of the Ramayana it is stated that Sri Rama was given spiritual instructions by Sage Vasistha. Yoga Vasistha, a complete and separate work in itself, is that teaching. While the Ramayana, the epic poem more popularly known throughout India and the world, describes the life and adventures of Sri Rama, the Yoga Vasistha presents his inner realization in detail for those who wish to intensify their spiritual life and deepen their understanding. A vast work of approximately 32,000 verses, the Yoga Vasistha was written by the great poet-sage Valmiki, as was the Ramayana, about 500 B.C. or earlier.

The Yoga Vasistha, which is virtually unknown in the West due to the scarcity of its English translations, is also known by the names of Maha-Ramayana, Uttar Ramayana, Arsha Ramayana, Jnana Vasistha, Vasistha Ramayana, and Vasistha. But whatever you choose to call it, it is the earliest detailed work of Yoga—Vedanta and gives a magnificent exposition of the subtleties and insights of that philosophy with a majestic sweep that has never been equalled in any metaphysical work since.

Every kind of exposition is employed in its presentation - didactic instruction, answers to doubts, parables, and stories within stories. Here, for example, the interlocking system of stories within stories enhances the vision of worlds within worlds, and of the infinitely complex world of the mind, itself arising from the Cosmic Mind. Many key points of this metaphysical instruction are touched upon over and over again with increasingly deeper meanings. Therefore the work appears to move in vast spirals, ultimately culminating in the Self- realization of Sri Rama.

In "Vairagya Prakarana" of Volume l it will be remembered that Sage Vasistha asked Sri Rama to express the reasons for his depressed state of mind. At this, Sri Rama elaborated upon the transiency and essencelessness of all objects of the world. All that he once thought to be of value and a source of happiness has, through the vision of his penetrative intellect, become nothing but a source of emptiness and misery.

In the first section, therefore, Sri Rama has taken what is normally the most valued aspects of life and has shown how illusory they are. The purpose here is to promote dispassion (Vairagya) in the aspirant. Such Vairagya considers all pleasures of the world, from the lowest form of life to the highest — that of Brahma the Creator- as insignificant and illusory. This is the first and fundamental requirement on the path of wisdom that leads to Self-realization.

In the second section, "Mumukshu Prakarana," it has been shown that certain qualifications are necessary for an aspirant before he can effectively move on the path towards the state of immortality or Self—realization. Sage Vasistha, therefore, elaborated on the four most important qualifications—those of Serenity, Contentment, Spiritual Enquiry and Good Association.

In addition, "Mumukshu Prakarana" elaborated on how the aspirant should not rely on destiny, rather on his own self-effort. The Self within is unlimited, and each person has that same potential within — all that is needed to unlock that infinite potential and creativity is repeated self-effort.

In "Utpatti Prakarana," Sage Vasistha has shown how the world has evolved from and is sustained by the Absolute through the limitations of the mind. And since the world is merely a protection of the mind conditioned by ignorance, when ignorance is overcome by intuitive wisdom, mind re- discovers its unity with the Cosmic Mind and the Individual merges into the Absolute. At this point, the entire world-process is remembered to be no- thing but a long dream of the mind from which one has awaken. It was in this section that the first volume ended and the present volume now continues.

After completing "Utpatti Prakarana," Sage Vasistha goes into "Sthiti Prakarana" which deals with the sustaining reality of the Self, and then on into "Upashama Prakarana," the topic dealing with the quiesence of the mind. Volume III will pick up here and will continue on into the last and final section, "Nirvana Prakarana," the topic dealing with the final stage of Sri Rama’s instruction from Sage Vasistha, and his ultimate Enlightenment.

 

  Dedication 5
  Publishers Note 6
  Introduction 15
  Invocation 19
 
UTPATTI PRAKARANA
 
66 The Mystic Art of Destroying the Mind 21
67 The Nature of the Soul 23
68-83 The Story of Karkati 28
84 Differences Exist Merely in Nature 40
85 To His Amazement, Brahma Sees Ten World Systems 42
86 The Ten Sons of Indu Practise Meditation 44
87 The Sons of Indu Become Creators of World Systems 45
88 Brahma Creates the World in the Spirit of Detachment 46
89 The Story of Indra and Ahalya 47
90 Sage Bharata Destroys their Bodies by Pronouncing a Curse 49
91 The Universe as a Creation of Mind 51
92 The Power of the Mind 52
93 The Illusoriness of Creation 56
94 Fourteen Classes of Jivas 57
95 The Unity of Chitta and Action 60
96 The Many Names of the Mind 62
97 The World as a Creation of the Limited Mind 67
98 The Story of Chitta as a Strange Spirit 70
99 The Mystic Meaning of the Story of the Strange Spirit 73
100 The Omnipotence of Brahman 75
101 The World as a Tale Told to a Child 79
102 The Immutability of the Self 81
103 The Evils Created by the Unenlightened Mind 86
104-105 King Lavana and the Magician 89
106 King Lavana Tells of His Experiences during the State of Trance 90
107-109 King Lavana Continues to Relate the Story of His Life as a Chandala  
110 The Amazing Powers of the Mind 196
111 The Secrets of Controlling the Mind 100
112 The Technique of Renouncing the Vasanas of the Mind 103
113 The Knowledge of Brahman that Annihilates Vasanas 105
114 The Destruction of Avidya through the Knowledge of the Self 103
115 Sri Rama‘s Wonder about the Cause of King Ravana's Misery 111
116 The Fruit of Mental Sacrifice Performed by King Lavana 113
117 The Seven Stages of Ignorance 115
118 The Seven Stages of Knowledge 120
119 The Method of Attaining the States of Wisdom 124
120 King Lavana Visits the Lands in the Vindhyas 127
121 The Illusoriness of the World-process 123
122 The Practice of the Seven States of Wisdom 131
 
STHITI PFIAKARANA
 
1 The World as a Mysterious Painting 139
2 The Non-duality of the Self or the Absolute Bliss 141
3 The Endless World-process of the ignorant 142
4 The Disappearance of the World-process through the Annihilation Of the Mind and Senses 143
5-8 Begin the Story of Shukracharya illustrating the World within the Mind 145
9-10 The State of the Body of Shukracharya 149
11-12 The World as a Mental Spirit 152
13 The Time-spirit Explains the Powers of the Mind 156
14 Shukracharya is Awakened from Samadhi 157
15 The Brahmin Sees His Previous Body as Shukracharya 153
16 Shukracharya Enters His Original Body and Lives as a Liberated Sage 160
17 The Glory of Pure Mind 161
18 Pure and impure Minds 164
19 The Essence that Transcends the Three States of Consciousness 167
20 The World-process as a Projection of the Chitta 170
21 An impure Mind Sustains Conflicting Views 172
22 The Qualities that Characterize Self-realization 176
23 The Sovereignty of a Sage 179
24 The Importance of Attaining Victory over the Senses 134
25-31 The Story of Dama, Vyala and Kata 135
32-33 The Righteous Conduct That Leads to Liberation 139
34 The Story of Bhima, Bhasa and Dridha 195
35 The Methods of Attaining Mental Peace 198
36-40 From the State of Bondage to the State of Liberation 205
41 Maya or Cosmic Illusion 211
42 Alt-powerful Brahman Assumes the Role of Powerless Souls 213
43 The Souls Caught in the Wheel of the World-process 215
44 The Uniqueness of Liberation 218
45 The illusory. Mental Nature of the World-process 220
46 The Qualities of a Sage 223
47 Numerous World systems Projected by Maya 225
48-51 The Story of Sage Dashura 227
52-53 The Parable of King Khottha 231
54-55 The Nature of Samkalpa and the Method of Eradicating It 234
56 Negation of identification with the World process 237
57 The Method of Destroying Vasanas 239
58 The Enlightenment of Kacha 243
59 The Emptiness of Sense enjoyments 246
60-61 Rajas-Satwic Souls 246
62 The Qualities that Adorn an Aspirant 248
 
UPASHAMA PRAKARANA
 
1-2 Reflections of Sri Rama 251
3-4 Sri Vasistha Receives Praises from King Dasharatha and Rama 255
5 The Mystic Art of Eradicating the World process 257
6 Gradual Ascent Towards Liberation 261
7-8 Song of the Siddhas 213
9 King Janaka Meditates upon the Significance of the Songs of the Siddhas 266
10 King Janaka Practices Silent Reflection 271
11 The King Continues to Enlighten His Mind 273
12 King Janaka Abides in the State of Liberation 275
13 The Methods of Mastering the Mind 278

 

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Mª Rosário Costa, Portugal
I have purchased many books from your company. Your packaging is excellent, service is great and attention is prompt. Please maintain this quality for this order also!
Raghavan, USA
My order arrived today with plenty of time to spare. Everything is gorgeous, packing excellent.
Vana, Australia
I was pleased to chance upon your site last year though the name threw me at first! I have ordered several books on Indian theatre and performance, which I haven't found elsewhere (including Amazon) or were unbelievably exorbitantly priced first editions etc. I appreciate how well you pack the books in your distinctive protective packaging for international and domestic mailing (for I order books for India delivery as well) and the speed with which my order is delivered, well within the indicated time. Good work!
Chitra, United Kingdom
The statue has arrived today. It so beautiful, lots of details. I am very happy and will order from you shop again.
Ekaterina, Canada.
I love your company and have been buying a variety of wonderful items from you for many years! Keep up the good work!
Phyllis, USA
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