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Steps in Yoga and Meditation

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About the Book   Man in God’s creation is a specie limited to Time and Space. Yoga of any style aims at evolving into space to touch regions beyond time and space. There are many types of yoga cum meditation practised in India but their common target is to free oneself from time and space constraints. The popular methods of yoga could be classified as follows.   Sri Vidya, Ashtanga Yoga, Advaitic Enquiry   Sri Vidy...

About the Book

 

Man in God’s creation is a specie limited to Time and Space. Yoga of any style aims at evolving into space to touch regions beyond time and space. There are many types of yoga cum meditation practised in India but their common target is to free oneself from time and space constraints. The popular methods of yoga could be classified as follows.

 

Sri Vidya, Ashtanga Yoga, Advaitic Enquiry

 

Sri Vidya: Right from Vedic period Sri Vidya envisages a challenge for arrest of speech vibration in toto through the help of master mantras designed by Vedic Rishis to leap into the higher potentialities of conscience and consciousness. The popular mantras handled in Sri Vidya are Shodasi and Mahashodasi Mu la Mantras.

 

Ashtanga Yoga: Though difficult and not suited to this modem age of distractions with lure of science, this popular method envisages hard control of breath through direct measure and various postures in yogic exercises to regulate and streamline the human physique to become adaptive to higher dimensions of human existence on earth.

 

Advaita Enquiry: This concept propounded by the great Sri Adhi Sankara purports to touch the stage of oneness with Brahman through self- enquiry with popular Vedic dictums. The process is slow but promising as it penetrates the even concept of dualism which is the truth of human existence until a momentary embrace with Advaitic consciousness. This method does not involve any breath control yogic postures and even Mantra Sadhana. However a man becomes a super man with all Siddhis in divine grace at the threshold of successful Advaitic practice.

 

This research book is full of charts detailing various gradients of Siddhi and yogic practices to be experienced by every one engaged in the task of self consummation with the divine through the above cited methods of yoga. The number of charts found in this text is not exhaustive but enormously educative and emphatic by themselves. The book is meant for all amateurs and adepts as well engaged in the study and practice of any yoga.

 

Preface

 

This book is first in its kind to reveal the gradients and gamut of spiritual evolution of man. The aspirants are generally following one of the paths of popular methods such as Sri Vidya, Ashtanga yoga and Advaitic enquiry. There is no book, which compares and reveals equivalent stages and steps among various methods of yoga. This book compares the different stages in yoga in a unique way in that this serves better for the uplift of everyone from common man to specialist. The gradient charts given at the end of the book is a boon to everyone engaged in yoga and meditation. The number of charts given is not exhaustive but emphatically educative by making its readers aware of missing links in the present day pattern of yogic practice. The concepts of Vacant Look, Kevala Kumbhakam and c1airaudience are some of the miles-stones in yoga well defined and detailed as stages in human evolution in the physical. It is therefore, not out of place to mention here that this book will be a good companion to all readers irrespective of caste creed, and the path of yoga followed by them.

 

For a comprehensive knowledge in yoga, one must be aware of all schools of thought such as Sri Vidya, Patanjali Yoga, Advaita and Siddha cult, in essence. The Siddhas of yore revealed yogic and cosmic truths but in couched phraseology owing to indifference of Indian aspirants and practicenor in yoga. To decipher such gospels of Siddhas is not so easy even for the adepts. Therefore it is a boon to readers of this wonder book that the book contains revelations from Siddhas collected by Amarakavi Siddeswara with which the reader can get the benefit of Siddha cult in practice.

 

The publication has proposals to bring out books on other charts under preparation, which will enrich the readers with what is what in yoga and practice. I am cock sure that this book will serve as good guide to all aspirant in yoga to take stock of themselves with their advance in practice. The readers are requested to digest this wonder book and enhance their patronage by recommending the book to their friends and associates so that the gradients of yoga can well be understood by a majority of aspirants.

 

Introduction

 

In this book, “The Steps in Yoga and Meditation”, Sri V. R. Vijayakumar, (V.R.V) the primary disciple of Sri Amarakavi Siddheswara, has brought out the salient features of Amarakavi’s unique propositions on the subject.

 

Mr. Vijayakumar’s buoyant spirit and his brilliant intellect, coupled with his first-hand experience with the Amarakavi had enabled him to gain intimate and subtle intricacies of the vast philosophic, Yogic and Siddha systems. Hence this book is like a manna from Heaven for ardent aspirants.

 

One of the redeeming features of this book is, the gradient charts given at the end of the book. They will be definitely helpful to the aspirants for their spiritual enlightment. They reveal the hitherto unexplored areas in the Yogic practice. Hence the book bears the stamp of original research work based on the discovery of human life, as reflected in the self-experience of Amarakavi Siddheswara.

 

The definitions in the second part are also excellent and are intensely educative to every serious reader.

 

It is certain that this valuable book will be of practical use to all aspirants of Sri Vidyopasana, Pathanjali Yoga, Advaita Siddhantha and the Siddha Cult and will be of great assets to the libraries.

 

I wish the author every success in this glorious venture and may he publish many more books of this ilk, so that they may prove to be eye-opener for several sadhaks.

 

Contents

 

 

Part I

 

 

Introduction

7

 

Preface

9

 

A Word to Readers

11

 

Life History of Amarakavi

14

 

Book of Life

19

 

Life in its Mundane Secrets

22

 

Vedic Thoughts

25

 

The Mystic Source of Vedas and Upnishads

27·

 

Yoga as a Super Science

29

 

The Three Ancient Spiritual Paths

31

 

Sri Vidya-A Definition

37

 

The Trinities of The Present Era

57

 

Sahaja Nishta

62·

 

Akara Siddhi

66

 

Shad Chakras or Plexus in Body

71

 

Ashtama Siddhis

78

 

Siddhis in Yoga

82

 

Thought - free Silence

92

 

Maha Purusha Yogam

93

 

Vacant Look

96

 

Savikalpa Siddhi

98

 

Part II

 

 

Relevant Spiritual Definitions for Steps in Yoga

101

 

Part III

 

 

Guideline to Read to the Charts

131

1

Yogi’s Target (Via Advaita Conscience)

141

2

Common Stages of Evolution in all Super Yogas

143

3

Amarakavi’s Claim in Yoga

145

4

Chit Prakasa Nishta (Stages)

147

5

Amarakavi’s Way to Chit Prakasa Nishta

149

6

Methods of Vedic Rishis

150

7

Progress in Thought-free Silence

151

8

The Human Evolution in the Physical

152

9

Yoga with Breathing System

153

10

Mundane Life and Advaita

154

11

Cosmic Double

156

12

Vacant Look-A Super Yogic State

158

13

Path to Insentient Hearing

159

14

The Path to Chiranjeevi State

160

15

Kundalini

162

16

Five Elements vs. Five Senses

163

17

Sins of Human Birth and Remedy in Yoga

165

18

Stag of Self-consummation

167

19

Gradients to Jnana Drishti

168

20

Detailed Process From Vacant Look

169

21

Yoga Nidhra to Antheryami

171

22

Tips on Speech Function

172

23

Speech to Kaya Siddhi

174

24

Speech Exercised in Yoga

176

25

Speech to Kaya Siddhi - II

177

26

Role of Speech in the Path to Sahaja Nishta

178

27

Antheryami Vak

180

28

Sage Agasthiya

182

29

Path to Clairaudience

183

30

Conscious-Self(Sushumna)

185

31

Amarakavi’s Sri Vidya Practice for Amara Vak

187

32

Self and Shodasa Kala

188

33

Amara Vadivam

189

34

Speech Exercised in Yoga

191

35

Kesari Vidya

193

36

Amarakavi’s Unique Theorem on Speech

195

37

Way to Insentient Hearing

197

38

Way to Amirtha Kalai in Sri Vidya

198

39

The Highest Reach in Tapas

199

40

Three Schools of Thought and ‘I’ Awareness

201

41

Four Vedas

203

42

Sri Vidya’s Four Stages

207

43

Steps to Jivan Muktha State

210

44

Steps to Pranava Deha

211

45

Aparoksha Jnana

212

46

Path to Oracle

215

47

Aham Brahmasmi Conscience of the Supreme

217

48

End Value of Sri Vidya

219

49

The Trinities of The Present Era

222

50

Amarakavi’s Way of Sadhana

224

 

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Item Code: NAI319 Author: V.R.V Cover: Paperback Edition: 2010 Publisher: Hayagreeva Publication ISBN: 9788190392495 Language: English Size: 8 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 228 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 260 gms
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