The author assumes that the reader is already conversant with Yogic terminology , and has practiced or heard of the various steps in Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga that lead an aspirant to the state of Samadhi or superconsciousness or self absorption. He has , therefore, omitted in this writing full and complete treatment of the steps ; but he has , nevertheless , briefly dealt with all the essentials forming part of the methods he has listed for arousing the force of Kundalini , and indicated how the various exercises are performed . This would obviate the necessity on the part of an aspirant to go to larger and detailed books for enlightenment . Thus , for example , he indicates how Siddhasana or Padmasana is performed , how the mahamudra is executed, and so on . Further , to make the writing more easily understandable , the author has furnished drawings of the various Chakras, Yogagni and Gyan – Chakshu etc as he " witnessed and experienced " them .
The Publishers recommend that the reading of this book should begin with part II in which the author has mentioned his own formula and given a description of how he progressed in his self-imposed programme and what he felt and experienced during the course of arousal, and after the arousal , of the Kundalini Shakti . This may provide the reader with the knowledge of what may possibly happen, or what he might expect , and may encourage him to experiment on this GRAND POTENTIAL.
Krishna G. Sharma, born in 1917, was educated at the University of London and called to the Bar from the Middle temple , widely travelled , employed in highly confidential positions in india and abroad – on secondment from the Govt. of india – before and during the Second World War . and later connected with the Princely States of india , became interested in Yoga at a comparatively young age .
This volume is a sequel to the author’s " In Search of a Guru " that was a collection of selected dialogues between him and some of those who enjoyed the reputation of being realised souls , or who had come to be known as Accomplished Yogis , and also some Whose claims to ‘ being something ‘ were not perhaps altogether genuine.
These dialogues and author,s own study and narratives interspersed here and there briefly surveyed the entire field of the science of Yoga, discussed its fundaments, and touched on practically every important principle that could be said to be of the essence in learning and practising this ancient Science of the East .
Having immersed himself in the theory and practice of the two Principal Yogas , it was natural for the author to go from Yoga ; and this volume principally deals with the latter subject .
The tittle ‘ MAHA YOGA ‘ has been borrowed from the older literature . Of Yoga one hears a great deal every day : therefore this term needs no elaboration . But the prefix of Maha given to it need some explaining . It is indicative of its greatness or supremacy , and also of the fact ( on the analogy of Maha Bandha or Maha Mudra ) that steps borrowed from more than one process, or even from more than one system , have gone to constitute what is designated as Maha Yoga . In simpler words it only means the process of arousal of the Divine Force lying dormant in the body of the practitioner . Various names have been given to this Force , such , for example , as Eashwari , Arundhati , Bhujangini , Serpini , etc but in the current usage it is better know as Kundalini the ‘ Serpent Power ‘ of Woodroffe , and the ‘ Serpent Fire ‘ of Leadbeater .
A great deal seems to have been written on Kundalini in the recent past under various names and appellations ; but the writers have invariably ascribed its arousal either to the grace of the Guru or to accident . The element of self- help appears to have found no place in there writings, nor have they prescribed any definite technique or formula for awakening this dormant Shakti and making it mobile to be of help to prospective entrants to Maha Yoga. Indeed, no serious attempt seems to have been made by anyone to put together all the essential knowledge on this subject in one place so as to be handy and readlily available to anyone aspiring to experiment in this ‘ advanced branch of the Hatha Yoga ‘ . If this object is accomplished by this small volume, the author will regard himself as well –rewarded.
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Item Code: NAU005 Author: Krishna G. Sharma Cover: HARDCOVER Edition: 1983 Publisher: National Publishing House Language: English Size: 9.00 X 6.00 inch Pages: 89 (12 Color 2 B/W Illustrations ) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 0.26 Kg