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Tattva Samasa - Contemplation on the Essence of Sankhya

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Item Code: NAP383
Author: Swami Nityamukhtananda Saraswati
Language: English
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 9788180370427
Pages: 256
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 290 gm
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About the Book

This work has grown through lectures given at SRSG (Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh, India); it is from this that it derives its pattern of presentation. The work is possible only through the grace of my respected and beloved teacher, Mahamandeleshwara Swami Veda Bharati, disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and of the Himalayan Yoga lineage. It has also been shaped by my interactions with students of the Gurukula 2008 and by studying Brahmrishi Vishvamat Bawra's comments on the text. The ideas expressed in the following contemplations are not meant to stimulate intellectual debate; they are meant to raise awareness and to allow the growth of a deeper wisdom in all who are serious students of Yoga and Sankhya.

About the Author

Swami Nityamuktananda, (Order of Saraswati) has dedicated her life to the realization of divine Truth and the dissemination of it in whatever form, creed, or context. German by birth and naturalized British, she originally studied theology; however, her studies soon expanded to education, psychology, philosophy, and art and design (ceramics), as well as various branches of complementary medicine. She has taught at a number of colleges and universities across the globe. At the centre of her studies and teaching has always been the subject of self-awareness. Extensive travel and living in Asia (including China, Japan, and India) awakened her interest in Eastern philosophy and led, via the Zen arts of Raku and Shiatsu, to deep involvement in Sattipathana (mindfulness), Yoga, Vedanta, and meditation.


Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati an acclaimed scholar and teacher par excellence who has dedicated her life to the realization of Divine Truth and the dissemination of it is now making available knowledge that will help one to develop spiritually.

Having travelled extensively, she continues to guide many people from across the globe and provides self less service all the time. She is now dedicating this book to her beloved teacher Maha Mandeleshwar Swami Veda Bharati, the disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas.

This book is written for a wide variety of readers. Swami Nitya as she is fondly called says that she is doing this to 'raise awareness and allow growth of a deeper wisdom in all who are serious students of Yoga and Sankya'.

Swami Nitya is lighting a light that will light many other lights. I am deeply honored to write this forward on behalf of the Association of Himalayan Yoga and Meditation International (AHYMSIN).


1 Foreword 9
2 First Contemplation: On Mind 11
3 Second Contemplation: On Root Causes 13
4 Third Contemplation: On Evolutes 31
5 Fourth Contemplation: On Purusha 47
6 Fifth Contemplation: On the Gunas 55
7 Sixth Contemplation: On Relations 67
8 Seventh Contemplation: On Knowledge 79
9 Eighth Contemplation: On Causes of Knowledge 91
10 Ninth Contemplation: On the Five Pranas 101
11 Tenth Contemplation: On Types of Knowing 105
12 Eleventh Contemplation: On Inabilities 115
13 Twelfth Contemplation: On Perfect Gifts 131
14 Thirteenth Contemplation: On Qualities 145
15 Fourteenth Contemplation: On Diversity 159
16 Fifteenth Contemplation: On Becoming 169
17 Sixteenth Contemplation: On Bondage 18
18 Seventeenth Contemplation: On Liberation 193
19 Eighteenth Contemplation: On Validity 207
20 Nineteenth Contemplation: On Suffering 217
21 Twentieth Contemplation: On Tradition 233
22 Bibliography 243


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