Mahamuni Babaji and His Legacy

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Item Code: IHF082
Author: Swami Satyeswaranada
Publisher: The Sanskrit Classics
Language: English
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 1877854344
Pages: 1115 (Illustrated Throughout In B/W)
Cover: paperback
Other Details 8.6" X 5.8"
Weight 1.27 kg
Book Description
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1. Mahamuni Babaji- The divine Himalayan Yogi, The Kriya sutras
2. Lahiri Mahasay and his personal letters
3. Masters of the Original Kriya,and
4. The master and disciple- The Righteous way: Guru-Param-Para

Salient points in the life of Vidyaratna Babaji

Vidyaratna Babaji (Swami Satyeswarananda Maharaj) was educated as a resident student for eight years in the hermitage school.
He learned Kirya 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 Sutra" 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 re-establish the Original Kriya.
In 1982, Mahamuni Babaji sent Vidyaratna Babaji to America. He was lived in America ever since.
He has authored more than forty-five (45) books. Some of them are as follows:
1. Babaji and His Legacy,
2. The Divine incarnation
3. Biography of a Yogi, volume 1
4. Kriya: Finding the true path,
5. The six systems (Sara Darsan), and
6. The Holy Bible: In the light of Kriya.

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, since and serious seekers of truth form San Diego, California (U.S.A)


The following letter is one of eighty-one letters written by Swami Satyananda Giri to the author during his monastic training from 1950 to 1971. Swami Satyananda Giri was initiated by Hangsa Swami kebalananda and he was the chief monastic disciple and spiritual successor of Swami Sriyukteswar Giri in Indai.

Satyananda lived in the hermitagesat the Karar Asram, Puri (from 1919 to 1921), at Ranchi (from 1922 to 1941), and at Sevayatan (from 1943 to 1971). When he was not at the hermitage, he would go around the country to help spiritual seekers from these hermitages and to visit the other branches. He was a divine yogi, poet, musician, educationist and philanthropist. He held multiple positions and responsibilities as follows:

He was appointed "Asram Swami" (the monk of the hermitage) at Puri Karar Asram in 1921 by Sriyukteswar.

During the years 1922 to 1941, he was the principal of Ranchi Brahmacharya Vidyalaya (school). He was the founder and executive secretary- General of Yogoda Sat Sanga (YSS) society of India (1936 to 1941). He was a life member of YSS and the third president of Sadhu Sova (from 1952 to 1971), a society of Swamis founded by his mentor Swami Sriyukteswar. In addition, he was the first president (from 1953 to 1971) of Sat Sang Mission, Sevayatan (Seva means "service", ayatan means "house"; Sevayatan, then, mens "Service center"). The hermitage Sevayatan, where Satyananda lived the last twenty-seven years of his life, offers many programs, such as a postgraduate teacher training college, junior technical school, boys' high school, basic education for boys, junior high school for girls, hospital with outdoor and indoor facilities, library, press, and a yoga temple. Some of these programs are financially sponsored by the state government of west Bengal. The institutions mentioned are residential.

The author started his monastic training under Satyananda during his teen years, simultaneously continuing to study for eight years at Satyananda's brother disciple Paramhansa Yogananda's hermitage, YSS.

Satyananda was asked specifically by Babaji, the divine Himalayan Yogi, to train young Satyeswarananda, the author, in Kriya and to give appropriate monastic training. Later, the author lived several years with Babaji in the Himalayas to study further intricacies of Kriya science.


2.Acknowledgement vi
3.Illustrations x
4.Instruction for Kriya Initiation xviii
5Books by the same author xx
6.Notes on the revised second edition xxi
7.Notes on the revised third edition xxii
8.Notes on the fourth edition xxii
9.Notes on the revised fifth editon xxiii

Book 1

Mahamuni Babaji
1.Introduction 1
2.Swami Satyananda Giri's handwritten letter in Bengali addressed to the author 3
3.Swami Satyananda Giri's letter in English 6
4.Explanation of the symbol of Babaji 12
Sravan: Baba's Reminiscences
1.Book one at a glance 15
2.Baba's early years 18
3.Gupta vaisnabi Sakti Pith: Seat of energy 23
4.The first meeting with Babaji 68
5.The Kriya Sutras 77
6.Living with Babaji in the Himalayas 114
7.Discourse on Kriya 120
8.Discourse of Karma 136
9.Discourse of Dharma 160
10.Pilgrimage with Babaji's Disciples 188
11.Purna Kriya at Dunagiri Hill 204
12.Kaya-Kalpa: Changing the body 207
13.From the Himalayas to San Diego 214
Manan: The disciplines
14.The divine plan and the various disciplines 220
Reflections on the commentary by Mahamuni Babaji
15.The result of outward attention 260
16.The results of inward attention 265
17.Synoptic advice of Babaji 276
18.Documentation 279

Book 2

Lahiri Mahasay
Adoration of Lahiri Mahasay in Bengali script 292
Invocaton (Mangala Charan) 293
Introduction to Lahiri Mahasay 294
19.The early years of Lahiri Mahasay 296
20.Order of society in vedic culture 317
21.Education in the vedic discipline 328
22The lifestyle in the vedic culture 335
23Initiation into Kriya in the Himakayas 352
24.Confirmation 394
25.The divine master & commertaries on the scriptures 417
26.Meditation and Revelation 429
27.The letters to Kriya Disciples 458
28.Miraculous stories 506
29.Lahiri Mahasay's last day and resurrection 533
30.Documentation 541
31.Synopsis of Lahiri Mahasay's comment 567

Book 3

Masters of the Original Kriya
32.Fundamental features of the Original Kriya 577
33.Kriya Network 583
34.Lahiri Mahasay's direct disciples and their lineage 612
35.Swami Satyeswarananda Giri, the divine Kriya Yogi 668
36.Swami Satyeswarananda Giri Babaji Maharaj, the Himalayan Yogi vedantist, the author 681
Spiritual advice of the author 777

Book 4

The master and disciple
The Author's note 805
37.Prastuti: Preparation for the basics 806
38.Relevancy of master and disciple 842
39.Tradition of Guru-Param-Para 853
40.Guruvaktragamya: Learning from the living lips of Guru 896
41.The episode of Yaksha 1017
42.Fundamental feature of vedic culture: Chaturasram 1046
43.Self realizes itself 1060
44.Kriya Kundalini- Pranayam 1068
45.The Original Kriya- The science of breath 1075
46.The Conclusion 1093
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