Complete Works of Lahiri Mahasay (Volume 1): Gitas and Sanghitas The Bhagavad Gita, The Guru Gita, The Omkar Gita, The Abadhuta Gita, The Kabir Gita, The Manu Sanghita, The Astabakra Sanghita and The Charak Sanghita

Item Code: IHF089
Author: Swami Satyeswaranada
Publisher: The Sanskrit Classics, Publisher
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 1877854360
Pages: 720 (21 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.8" X 5.8"
Weight 870 gm
Book Description
About the Author

The Himalayan Yogi Swami Satyeswarananda Giri Maharaj was born in Bengal, India. Satya- Iswara-Ananda : Satya means "Truth," Iswara "God," and Ananda "Bliss."

He studied for eight years in the hermitage of Paramhansa Yoganand a, where he met Swami Satyananda, Swami Sriyukteswar's chief monastic disciple for the East. (Sriyukteswar selected Satyananda as leader for the East and Yogananda as messenger for the West.)

Young Satyeswarananda was associated with, studied Kriya under, and received his monastic training from Satyananda for the next twenty years.

He worked intimately with Satyananda, managing his affairs while living together with him in a modest lifestyle, sharing a small thatched hut.

His responsibilities were tremendous and included the organization and administration of hermitages in charge of general and technical schools, a postgraduate teachers' training college, printing press, library and a hospital.

Many of these institutions were government sponsored, and almost all were residential.

Satyeswarananda also helped Satyananda in all aspects of service activities while accompanying him up and down the country, holding lectures and seminars and attending thousands of Kriya followers.

In the meanwhile, Satyeswarananda received concurrently a Master of Arts (M. A.) degree in philosophy, specializing in Vedanta philosophy, and a Law degree (LL. B.) from the University of Calcutta.

He was both a practicing attorney and professor of law at the State Government College at the University of Calcutta.

He taught in English. He is an accomplished Sanskrit scholar and is also conversant in several modern languages, among them Hindi and Italian.

He is author of several books including Babaji (set in 3 volumes - The Divine Himalayan Yogi, Lahiri Mahasay, The Masters of Original Kriya), Sriyukteswar: A Biography, Biography of a Yogi (Swami Satyananda), and the Commentaries Series in several volumes which includes the Mahabharata, the Great Epic. He has presented Complete Works of Lahiri Mahasay in several volumes.

Satyeswarananda joined the Swami Order with the blessings of His Holiness Jagat Guru Sankaracharya Bharati Krisna Tirtha of Puri. Jagat Guru's Swami disciple, Bidyananda conducted the ceremony.

When Satyananda left his body, Satyeswarananda, or Baba - as he is popularly called - left for Dunagiri Hill in the Himalayas, where he used to go every summer for Kriya practice.

The first three years he observed continual silence and became known as "Mouni Baba," or the "Silent Sage." Altogether Baba stayed in the Himalayas for twelve years, living in a small hut and a cave often together with Mahamuni Babaji and, at times, with Babaji and his disciples.

Satyeswarananda was initiated into Purna (Complete) Kriya by Mahamuni Babaji, who blessed him with instructions to reestablish the original, authentic Kriya as directly taught by Babaji.

During the author's secluded years of meditation in the cave at Dunagiri Hill, Himalayas, on October 14, 1974, a holy man (who looked like Lord Jesus) brought a message to Baba (the author) from Mahamuni Babaji, the Divine Himalayan Yogi. The holy man said that he had approached Mahamuni Babaji to help the Western seekers of Truth. Babaji advised the holy man to inform Baba to follow him to the West.

As a result, Baba visited Europe in 1975, leaving his secluded meditative life in the Himalayan cave.

Again, the holy man visited Baba at Dunagiri Hill, Himalayas with this message from Babaji, who himself later instructed Baba to comply with his Providence to serve the Western seekers of Truth.

From the Jacket

Vidyaratna Babaji (Swami Satyeswarananda Maharaj) was educated as a resident student for eight years in the hermitage school.

He learned Kriya from Swami Satyananda with whom he was closely associated for long twenty years.

Graduated from the University of Calcutta with a B.A. Philosophy Honors, received an M.A. in philosophy specializing in Vedanta philosophy, concurrently received a LL. B. (law) degree, and also worked for Ph.D. program.

He was a professor of law and an advocate (attorney).

He entered into the order of Swami with the blessings of Jagatguru Sankaracharya Swami Krishna Tirtha Bharati of Puri Gobardhan Math and Bidyananda presided over the ceremony.

He lived in a small hut for twelve (12) years in Dunagiri Hill, HIMALAYAS; sometimes with Mahamuni Babaji who frequently visited him.

Suddenly, without taking a vow, he observed CONTINUOUS SILENCE… (akhanda mouna) for three long years and was known as Silent Sage, Mouni Baba, Mouni Swami.

In 1974, he received “Kriya Sutras” the message of Mahamuni Babaji at Dunagiri Hill Himalayas.

In 1975, at the instruction of Babaji, he toured the world and lectured in European countries.

In 1976, Mahamuni Babaji initiated him into Purna Kriya in the Himalayas and commissioned him to reestablish the Original Kriya.

In 1982, Mahamuni Babaji sent Vidyaratna Babaji to America. He has lived in America ever since.

He has authored more than forty-five (45) books. Some of them are as follows:

1. The Eternal Silence
2. The Original Kriya,
3. The Six Systems (Sara Darsan),
4. The Divine Incarnation,
5. Biography of a Yogi, Volume 1, and
6. The Holy Bible: In the Light of Kriya. (see the book list)

As a sannyasi, he lives and stays alone; and eats meals prepared by himself (swapak). Like Mahamuni Babaji and Lahiri Mahasay, he is free of asrams, centers and organizations. As a servant of all (sakaler das) he serves only the qualified, sincere and serious seekers of truth from San Diego California (U.S.A.)

Publisher’s Note

Lahiri Mahasay made Commentaries of 26 classical scriptures and treatises in the light of Kriya in Bengali, his mother language.

We have produced his handwritten letters written to his chief disciple, Panchanan Bhattacharya. These are historical documents which will clearly demonstrate beyond anybody’s doubts that Lahiri Mahasay wrote the commentaries of these scriptures.

At the instruction of Mahayogi Mahamuni Babaji (the Divine Himalayan Yogi, Guru of Lahiri Mahasay), Swami Satyeswarananda, Vidyaratna Babaji, have translated these scriptures into English and have added his annotations in difficult portions.

In 1983, Swami Satyeswarananda Vidyaratna Babaji undertook “the Complete Works of Lahiri Mahasay” project and published in America “the complete works of Lahiri Mahasay in several volumes” with his other books which he authored. (See the list of books). For Example:

1. The Commentaries Volume 1

ISBN No. 1-877854-085 In 1984

(1) The Guru Gita,
(2) The Tejabindu Upanisad,
(3) The Dhyanabindu Upanisad.
(4) The Amritbindu Upanisad, and
(5) The Kabir Gita.

2. Hidden Wisdom (Contains the following six books):

ISBN No. 1-877854-10-7 in 1986

(1) The Manusanghita,
(2) The Ynatrasar,
(3) The Tnatrasar,
(4) The Linga Puran,
(5) Yogi Panini on Education, and
(6) The Japaji.

3. Inner Victory (Contains the following three books):

ISBN No. 1-877854-11-5 in 1987

(1) Sri Sri Chandi,
(2) The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and
(3) The Charak Sanghita.

4. The Gitas (Contains the following four books):

ISBN No. 1-877-854-15-8 in 1987
ISBN No. 1-877854-166 in 1991

5. The Bhagavad Gita
(This book was published in 1986 with the Mahabharata)

ISBN No. 1-877854-09-3 in 1986

It is observed that books published in America are very expensive for the Indian Kriyanwits to afford. In fact, it is impossible for average people of India to procure these books from U.S.A. Considering this difficulty, the author is undertaking the project as a servant of all to extend the service to the Indian seekers of truth in general and the Kriyanwits/Kriyawnitas in particular; especially for the non-Bengalis.

The author took this opportunity to REORGANIZE the series and put all Gitas and Sangitas in Volume 1, and all the tantrik scriptures in the title: Chandi and the Other Scriptures in Volume 2. Lahiri Mahasay made interpretation of five Upanisads which are published together in Volume 3. and the Six Systems, Volume 4.

The First Publisher’s Note

The spiritual interpretation of Bhagavad Gita is published. It is not our desire at all to publish it for the general readers, rather we would like to keep it secret from the general public because the general public may not be benefited. On the contrary, it may harm them.

Only the Kriya followers will understand, but others will not be able to understand, as from the very beginning to the end, this spiritual Commentary contains Kriya and its relevant affairs.

In addition, in many places in the form of examples and advice, there are certain things which remain unintelligible for the ordinary people who are habituated to understand things by applying their intellect. Even the sharp intellect will fail to understand or penetrate the inner Realization.

So only those for whom it is published will praise this Commentary, and others cannot. Failing to understand by others and failing to understand by their sharp intellect, they may be tempted to misinterpret and confuse the Kriyaban followers. As they (the intellectuals) are full of egoism, and having strong ego and intellectual background, they may try and bring grammar and logic into play, and quarrel with the superficial meanings, words and arguments.

So, they will lose the inner Wisdom of the Commentary and will quarrel with its language and will float on the river of language in vain. It is the golden treasure of devotees who follow the path of Kriya Science. As they progress on the Kriya path, gradually and easily they will be able to understand the inner meaning of the Commentary.

But those who are not so advanced in realization through Kriya practice should not develop disbelief and displeasure over this interpretation. They will be able to understand the proper meaning at the right moment eventually, and gradually understand from within as they will grow in inner Realization through deeper Kriya practice.

So by which Yogi’s grace (Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Maha-say) we received this spiritual Commentary, we do not alter the language and maintain it the same as we received it from him, publishing it in exactly the same form. We will not feel embarrassed or harmed by the adverse comments on the Commentary.

The Himalayan Yogi Vedantist, Vidyaratna, Sanskrit Scholar, Former Advocate (Attorney), and Law Professor, the author of The Eternal Silence..., Babaji and His Legacy, The Divine Incarnation, Biography of a Yogi.




1 Dedication iii
2 The Author’s Other Books v
3 Mr. S.K. Ghosh’s Handwritten Letter to the author vi
4 Mr. S.K. Ghosh’s Letter vii
5 Historical Documents of Lahiri Mahasay’s Commentaries ix
6 Publisher’s Note xv
7 List of Illustrations xxiv
8 Babaji’s Instructions for Kriya Initiation xxiv
9 Lahiri Mahasay’s Instructions for Kriya Initiation xxiv
10 The Fundamental Points of Kriya xxv
11 The Order of Progression to achieve Eternal Realization xxvi
1 The Bhagavad Gita 1-202
1 Invocation 2
2 The First Page of the First Edition in Bengali Script 4
3 The First Page of the First Edition 5
4 The First Publisher’s Note 6
  Introduction by Lahiri Mahasay  
5 List of One Hundred Kauravas in the Light of Kriya 8
6 Names of the Gita in the Light of Kriya 13
  The Pandavas side 13
  The Kauravas side 14
7 Omkar Form in the Physical Body 15
8 Om 18
9 The Central Point of the Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kriya 19
  The Bhagavad Gita:  
  “The Chapters”  
Chapter 1 Bisad yoga: Arjuna’s Melancholy 21
Chapter 2 Sankhya Yoga: Knowledge 34
Chapter 3 Karma Yoga: Action 46
Chapter 4 Jnana Yoga: Knowledge of Wisdom 52
Chapter 5 Karma-Sanyas Yoga: Action and Realization 62
Chapter 6 Avyas Yoga: Practice 68
Chapter 7 Jnana-Bijnara Yoga: Knowledge and Realization 77
Chapter 8 Akshara-Brahma Yoga: The Eternal Self 84
Chapter 9 Raja Vidya Raja Gujya Yoga: The Supreme Science and Supreme Secret 96
Chapter 10 Bibhuti Yoga: Divine Glories 104
Chapter 11 Biswarupa Darsan Yoga: The Universal Form of the Self 112
Chapter 12 Bhakti Yoga: Devotion 123
Chapter 13 Kshetra-Kshetrajna or Prakriti Purusa Yoga: The Field and the Knower of the Field 128
Chapter 14 Gunatraya Bibhag Yoga: Threefold Qualities 142
Chapter 15 Purusottam Yoga: The Supreme Person 155
Chapter 16 Daibasura Sampad Bibhag Yoga: The Divine and Demoniacal Properties 167
Chapter 17 Sraddhatraya Bibhag Yoga: The Threefold Respect 172
Chapter 18 Moksha Yoga: Liberation 179
  The Author’s Conclusion 199
2. The Guru Gita 203-229
  [Siva speaks to Parvati in the Biswasara Tantra]:  
  The Original Page of the Guru Gita in Bengali Script 205
  The Original Page of the Guru Gita in English 206
  The Author’s Note 207
  Kriya: Anusthanam 208
  Chhanda: Rhythms 209
  Invocation: Atha Guru Dhyanam 211
  The Guru Gita 212
  How to meditate upon the Guru 205
  The Glories of the Guru 212
  Who is qualified to have Kriya 215
3 The Omkar Gita……. 230-251
  [Conversation between Lord Krisna and Prince Arjuna]:  
  The Original Page of the Omkar Gita in Bengali Script 232
  The Original Page of the Omkar Gita in English 233
  The Omkar Gita 235
4 The Abadhuta Gita 252-302
  [The Abadhut Said to his disciple]:  
  The Original Page of the Abadhut Gita in Bengali Script 254
  The Original Page of the Abadhut Gita in English 255
  The First Publisher’s Note 256
  The Abadhut Gita:  
  “The Chapters:”  
Chapter 1   257
Chapter 2   274
Chapter 3   279
Chapter 4   287
Chapter 5   290
Chapter 6   294
Chapter 7   297
Chapter 8   300
5 The Kabir Gita…. 303-330
  [Conversation between ancient Yogi Dattatreya and Kabir]:  
  The Author’s Note 304
  The Kabir Gita 305
  The Conversation at a Glance in Bengali Script 315
  The Kabir Gita - The Spiritual Commentaries by Lahiri Mahasay 318
  What is Mind? 319
  What is this State? 320
  What is Brahma [the ultimate Self]? 322
  What is the Essence of Hang Sa? 323
  What is Time? 323
  Where does that Void stay? 323
  Where does Niranjana stay? 324
  Summary 324
  The Eleven Subjects at a Glance 328
  The Author’s Conclusion - How to Practice? 330
6 The Manu Sanghita…. 331-496
  [The Laws of Manu]:  
  The First Page of the First Edition in Bengali Script 332
  The First Page of the First Edition in English 333
  The First Publisher’s Note 334
  The First Publisher’s Note in Bengali Script 338
  The Manu Sanghita:  
  “The Chapters:”  
Chapter 1   343
Chapter 2   378
Chapter 3   432
Chapter 4   441
Chapter 5   459
Chapter 6   462
Chapter 7   473
Chapter 8   477
Chapter 9   479
Chapter 10   482
Chapter 11   484
Chapter 12   485
7 The Astabakra Sanghita…. 497-600
  [Conversation of Young Guru Astabakra with his disciple, King Janaka]:  
  The First Publisher’s Note 498
  The Astabakra Sanghita 499
  Introduction by the author - The Stories of Yogi Astabakra 500
  The Astabakra Sanghita:  
  “The Chapters:”  
Chapter 1   514
Chapter 2   523
Chapter 3   532
Chapter 4   537
Chapter 5   539
Chapter 6   541
Chapter 7   543
Chapter 8   545
Chapter 9   547
Chapter 10   550
Chapter 11   553
Chapter 12   556
Chapter 13   558
Chapter 14   560
Chapter 15   561
Chapter 16   567
Chapter 17   570
Chapter 18   575
Chapter 19   594
Chapter 20   596
Chapter 21   599
8 The Charak Sanghita… 601-687
  [The Book of Medicine - the subtleties of Homeopathy]:  
  The First Page of the First Edition in Bengali Script 602
  The First Page of the First Edition in English 603
  The First Publisher’s Introduction 604
  The First Publisher’s Introduction in Bengali Script 608
  The Charak Sanghita: 611
  Description of How the individual enters into the womb 634
  Discussions of the Seasons 663
  The English version of the Diseases arising from Restraining the Natural 666
  Mystery of Charak Sanghita in brief by Lahiri Mahasay 673
  The Badamarga - the Path of Argument 673
  About the Author 689

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