Siddha Mahayoga (The Path to Self Realisation)
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Siddha Mahayoga (The Path to Self Realisation)

Item Code: NAK852
Author: Smt. Bandepalli Neelakar
Publisher: Yoga Peetham, Guntur
Language: English
Edition: 2013
Pages: 388
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 340 gm

From time immemorial India has been leading humanity in the path of Spirituality. Many types of Yoga Sadhanas were practiced here. History shows that many people from all over the world used to come to India, seek the darshan of Siddha Purushas and gain spiritual knowledge. The Vedas, Upanishads, Ashta Dasa Puranas, Tantra Shastras, the Commentaries and the entire ancient literature is written in Sanksrit language. Many intellectuals and spiritual teachers have analysed the practice methods and written commentaries in various Indian languages.

In the same way, the Shaktipat Gurus have written various books in Hindi and other local languages for the benefit of sincere seekers. Sri Sri Sri Yogananda Maharaj, Sri Sri Sri Vishnu Tirtha Maharaj and Sri Sri Sri Shivom Tirtha Maharaj are the most popular in this field. Their books written in Hindi have become very famous in directing the seekers of this path in North India. For the benefit of Telugu readers, in 2008, I got inspired through those books and preachings and wrote a book with basic principles of Siddha Mahayoga. Now, with the publication of Siddha Mahayoga - The Path to Self Realisation in English, I feel extremely happy and grateful to the great masters.




Chapter 1   14
  The Glory of Human Life 14
  Need for Knowledge of the Divine 14
  Humans went through millions of lives 15
  Methodology of calculating Kalpam (Very long time spans) 16
  Time span of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara 18
  Life span of Gods 18
  Sapta Lokas (Seven Worlds) are most important of all the innumerable worlds 19
  Through pious deeds, we attain divinity 20
  Peace cannot be found without gnana (Divine Knowledge) 21
  Description of splendor of sixteen shades of almighty 21
  Capability of Human Beings, Gods, Siddha Purushas (Sages with Super Natural Powers) and Avatars (Incarnations) 23
  Incarnations are not always immersed in deep meditation 26
Chapter 2   29
  The Glory of Being Human 29
  The Similarity between Pinda (Human) and Brahmanda (Universe) 30
  The Fourteen worlds and their respective places in the human body 30
  The seven islands and the seven seas in the human body 31
  Eight Kulachala Mountains in the human body 32
  The Thirthas (Holy Waters) in the human body are the abodes of Gods 32
  The Glory of Sacred Prayag 34
  Six Chakras in our body are the Sacred Waters 35
  Role of Kundalini Power in the path of liberation 36
  Awakening of Kundalni will enlighten the path to liberation 37
  The whole knowledge and means is within the body 38
  Dhyana (Meditation) is to keep off anxieties 38
  The Reality about Dhyana (Meditation) 40
Chapter 3   42
  Three paths of Welfare 42
  Human Life is more difficult to get.. 43
  Ashtanga Yoga Sadhana 44
  People in four levels 45
  Discriminating things 48
  The details of Place and Time 49
  Discriminating Purity and Impurity 50
  Classification of Gunas and Doshas is artificial. 51
  The effects of craving after worldly attractions 52
  The completeness of a human birth 52
  The characteristics of Yama, Niyama and Shat Sampatti 53
Chapter 4   56
  Logic of Tatwa 56
  The Purusha (Man) 56
  The Prakriti {Nature) 57
  The Number of Tatwas 58
  Difference between Prakruti and Purusha 60
  Root' cause of variances 61
  Sankhya Yoga - Creation of Universe 62
  Laya (the method of dissolution) 63
  The ways and means of mind are in the control of Trigunas 64
  Nature of Trigunas 65
  Time and Period 67
  The Process 68
  The Phalam (Fruit) 69
Chapter 5   70
  The Path of Knowledge and Customs in India 70
  The Path of Vedanta 70
  The Path of Yoga 71
  The Path of Mantra 71
  The Path of Tantra 72
  The Path of Bhakti (Devotion) 73
  The Union of Gnana, Yoga and Bhakti 73
  The Path that gives Siddhi 73
  Physical strength is needed for Knowledge 74
  Maha yoga 74
  Prana Yagna 75
  Need for a Guru 78
  The Methodology of Pranayama 79
  The Result of Pranayama 80
  The Greatness of Human Birth 84
Chapter 6   86
  Mahayoga 86
  Hierarchy of Mahayoga 87
  The Dharma of Shaiva Pashupata 89
  Charya 89
  Kriya and Yoga 90
  Gnana 91
  Attaining Gnana through Pashupata Maha Yoga 91
  Tatwa Suddhi (Purification of Tatwas) 92
  The Birth of Vidya 96
Chapter 7   89
  Atma Gnana (Self Realization) that comes through the practice of Yoga 96
  Awakened Energy of Self notices surprising experiences 99
  There is no time limit for Pranayama 100
  Mahayoga is attained by itself through Awakening of Energy 101
  Only Human Beings are eligible to get this knowledge. There is no difference of Caste, Creed, Fate and Situation 107
  Kundalini energy may get awakened even if one does not get a Guru, Yet, the sadhak has to do penance for an enlightened master 108
  The result of Yoga is visible directly 109
  Bad samskaras can trouble the Mind 109
  Kundalini energy synthesizes Body, Mind and Prana 110
  The four levels of Maha Yoga 86 111
  Prarambha Sthiti 111
  Ghathavasta 112
  Parichayavasta 112
  Nishpatti Avasta 114
Chapter 8   116
  Deeksha Methodology according to the ancient system 116
  The Meaning of Initiation (Deeksha) 118
  The Methods of Deeksha (Initiating into a Path) 118
  The Shambhavi Deeksha in the Path of Vedanta 119
  The Methodology of Yoga Deeksha and Shakti Deeksha in the path of yoga 120
  Maantri and Anavi methods of Deeksha in the path of Mantra 122
  Anavi Deeksha 123
  Vedha Deekshas in the path of Tantra 123
  The path of devotion also has shaktipat 127
  Salvation is the result of Deeksha 130
Chapter 9   132
  The Structure and Status of Kundalini Energy 132
  Maha Yoga in Vedas 134
  Knowledge has no use without Deeksha 135
  One has to take Deeksha for awakening the Kundalini 135
  The need of a capable Guru for getting Deeksha 137
  The characteristics of unworthy disciples 141
  The characteristics of a good Shishya 143
  The characteristics of a fake Guru 145
  The characteristics of a Satguru 149
  The Guru is Lord Shiva 151
Chapter 10   154
  The Place where Deeksha is given 154
  The Timing of Deeksha 154
  The Methodology created for taking Deeksha 156
  The Duty of a Shishya 157
  Guru Dakshina 159
  The Duty of the Guru 164
  Setting Asana (a seat) for the Practice of Yoga 168
  Post Script 169
Chapter 11   171
  The Direct Witness of Deeksha Yoga 171
  Gnana is of two types 171
  Guru Deeksha 172
  The Grace of a Satguru 175
  The Kriyas attached to Nadi Shodan 182
  Voice getting worse 183
  Asana (Exercises of the yoga}. 183
  Bandhas and Mudras 185
  Pranayama 186
  The Navarasas 188
  Kriyas are not meaningless things 190
  The Karmas get totally wiped off by the Yogic Kriyas 191
Chapter 12   193
  The creation of Mantra of Kundalini Energy through Deeksha 193 193
  Swatah Siddha Pranav Mantra 195
  Pranava is "0M", the Goal. 199
  The Darshan (Vision) of the Divine 201
  The Creation of Divya Shabda (Divine Sound) 205
  The Types of Divya Nada 206
  The Result of listening to Divya Nada 206
  The Knowledge of the Divine Touch 207
  Divya Rasas 208
  The Types of Divya Rasa 209
  The Characteristics of Divya Rasa 209
  Divya Gandha (The Fragrance of the Divine) 210
Chapter 13   211
  The Three Bodies of Brahman 211
  Yogashikopanishad 211
  Jyothi Darshan of Brahman in the form of Kala 213
  Jyothi Darshan of Brahman in the form of Bindu 214
  Jyothi Darshan of Brahman in the form of Atma (Soul) 215
  Jyothi Darshan of Brahman in various forms in the Nine Chakras 216
  Jyothi Darshan of Brahman in Akara (Shape) 217
  Jyothi Darshan in various stages of Sadhana 218
  The Methods and Benefits of Shaktipat 219
  The Practice of Yoga should be kept confidential 222
  The Secrets of Yoga Sadhana should not be revealed 224
  Obstacles in Yoga Sadhana 226
  Sadhana required to be done to avoid obstacles of Yoga 228
  The means for Yoga Siddhi 229
Chapter 14   230
  The Knowledge of Six Chakras 230
  The Names of the Six Chakras and the details of their places .230 230
  The Five Elements in the Six Chakras 231
  The Five Elements in the Six Chakras 232
  The Residing Places of the Presiding Deities 234
  The Science of the Six Chakras 234
  The description of the Mooladhara Chakra 235
  The benefits of the Knowledge and the meditation of Mooladhara Chakra 237
  The benefits of the Knowledge and the Meditation of Swadishtana Chakra 239
  The benefits of the Knowledge and the Meditation of Manipoora Chakra 240
  The benefits of the Knowledge and the Meditation of AnaHatha Chakra 240
  The benefits of the Knowledge and the Meditation of Vishuddhi Chakra 242
  The benefits of the Knowledge and the Meditation of Agna Chakra 243
  The benefits of the Knowledge and the Meditation of Sahasrara Chakra 246
  Sixteen Energy Centres 248
  The Difference of Practice in Sixteen Adhaara Sthanas 251
  Trilakshyas (Three Goals) 255
  Lakshya Yoga - Adi, Madhya, Anta Lakshyas 257
Chapter 15   259
  Pancha Vyomas 262
  The Five Methods that generate Siddhi 262
  The Two Types of Siddhis 263
  The Siddhis are obtained naturally in the path of Yoga 266
  Introduction of Siddha Yogis through Siddhis 267
  Siddha Purusha is Jeevan Mukta 268
  Eshwara Tatwa Siddhi is obtained through Siddhis 269
  The methods to obtain Siddhi 272
Chapter 16   279
  Ashtanga Yoga 279
  Ten types of Yam a 279
  Ten Angas (Parts) in Niyama 286
  Asanas 291
  Pranayama 295
  Pratyahara 297
  Dharana 297
  Dhyana 298
  Samadhi 298
  The Description of all the Nadis (nerves) in the Body 301
  The Ten names of Prana and its regions 302
  The Guna Karmas (activities based on the characteristics) of Pancha Bhootas 302
  Atma Tatwa, Vidya Tatwa and Shiva Tatwa 303
  Apara Vidya 303
  Para Vidya 303
  Maha Vidya 304
  Pararna Vidya 304
  Jeeva Tatwa 304
  Prakriti Tatwa 304
  Brahma Tatwa 305
  Poorna Tatwa 305
  Shakti 305
  Yoga Chatustaya (Four Types of Yoga) 305
  Sadhak Chatustaya (Four Types of Sadhak) 306
  Mantra Yoga 307
  Laya Yoga 308
  Hatha yoga 310
  Raja Yoga 311
  Prana is spread all over the Universe 311
  Prana is neither Vayu (air) nor inhalation and exhalation (breathe in and out) 312
  Prana is Maha Shakti (Greatest ,Energy) 314
Chapter 17   317
  The Need for Mantra 317
  The Direct Result through Mantra Shakti 318
  The Meaning of Mantra 319
  The Form (Image) of the Mantra 320
  Mantra Guru 322
  The introduction of the Guru who is the form of Shiva 323
  The characteristics of the Guru who bestows Mantra 328
  Suitable place for the Japa of the Mantra 336
  Siddha Peethas 337
  The importance of Food in Mantra Japa 339
  The Asana for the Japa of the Mantra 340
  The methods of Mantra 341
  The Doshas (ill effects) of the Mantras and their names 343
  The methods of Mantra Shuddi (purification of Mantras) 344
  Mantra Chaitanya (Consciousness) and Kundalini Jagarana (Awakening) 347
  Yoga Sadhana along with the Mantra 349
  Pranayoga 350
  Mantra Siddhi Yoga 351
Chapter 18   355
  Tatwa Gnana in Tantra Shastra 355
  Divya Kulachara 359
  Ashta Dasa Vidyas 360
  The Shastras written by Gnanis 362
  The Darshan of Gods 365
Glossary   369


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