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MARATHI BOOKS BY SWAMI RAJARSHI MUNI

Life Mission Publications >> Marathi

Guruvani
Majhi Guru Parampara
Nityakarm
Shiv Mahima
Tibet Che Mahan Yogi Mila Repa
Yoga Darshika
Yoga Ek Naam Anek

(Unless Otherwise Stated, All Titles Listed are by Swami Rajarshi Muni)

Guruvani. Paperback.

Majhi Guru Parampara. Paperback, 14×21.5 cm., 362 pages. Rupees 100

“During the twenty-eighth Dwapar age when Dwaipayan, son of Parasar, will be Vyas and Lord Vishnu shall incarnate as Lord Krishna, son of Vasudeva, I too shall incarnate in the body of a celibate and shall be known as Lakulish. The place of my incarnation shall be siddhakshetra and it shall be renowned among men till the earth shall last.”

(Shiv Puran, Shatrudra Samhita, 5:43-50).

This prophesy came to pass nearly 4500 years ago, when Lord Lakulish appeared on earth at Kayavarohan, a well-known holy pilgrimage center in western India. He preached the principles of Sanatan Dharma and the spiritual science of Divine Yoga. His spiritual tradition flourished for nearly 3000 years. With the passage of time, the teachings of his tradition ceased. In 1913 he gave spiritual initiation to Swami Pranavanandji, and thus once again revived his spiritual tradition. The latter initiated Swami Kripalvanandji in 1931 who later became the third spiritual head of the lineage. Four decades later, in1971, Swami Kripalvanandji initiated Swami Rajarshi Muniji and passed on to him the secrets of Divine Yoga. In Infinite Grace, Swami Rajarshi Muni, the present spiritual head of the lineage, narrates the story of the extraordinary spiritual tradition of Lord Lakulish in modern times.

Nityakarm. Paperback, 13.5×21.5 cm., 49 pages. Rupees 10

Indian Scriptures say that every human being inherits three debts from the very moment of its birth, those to God, the Spirits of the Ancestors and to human beings. They further enjoin that certain daily rituals must be performed to square up the unsettled account of these debts. Six such daily rituals are prescribed. These are: the daily bath or ablution, sandhya or worship of the Sun, Japa or mantra recitation, Devapoojan or worship of God, Vaishvadev Yajnas or the five sacrificial rites and atithya or hospitality towards the guest. This brief illuminating booklet explains these basics of the sanatana dharma or eternal religion.

Shiv Mahima. Paperback, 12×17.5 cm., 69 pages. Rupees 25

A comprehensive delineation of the entire subject of Shiva, including the name itself, the forms of the Supreme Lord, the symbols of Shiva, the worship of Shiva and related austerities and fasts.

Also Available:

Shri Hanumann Chalisa

Shri Shiv Mahimna Stotra

Shri Vishnusahastranam

Tibet Che Mahan Yogi Mila Repa.

Paperback, 14×21 cm., 62 pages. Rupees 15.

The spiritual lineage within which Life Mission functions is blessed by receiving the knowledge of Divine Yoga from Lord Lakulish himself. Therefore the yoga known and practiced in the lineage is of the highest and purest form. The Gurus of the lineage have consistently declared that they are pursuing the sadhana of the divya deh or divine body, free of old age, disease and death. This is one of Swami Rajarshi Muni’s earliest two works in which he has explained to the world the principle of the Divya Deh or Divine Body, in this case from the example of Mila Repa, a Budhhist monk of Tibet who gained this ultimate attainment..

Yoga Darshika. Paperback, 14×21.5 cm., 84 pages. Rupees 20

There is a new awakening towards yoga in present times and a genuine desire among people to understand this ancient science. This book has been written for such seekers. It has been prepared with a view also that it might in particular be of practical use to the youth. It is so arranged that the user may receive preliminary introduction to yoga and also reliable guidance for its initial practice. The ground it covers includes systematic instruction on yam and niyam , asan-pranayam , and the benefits derivable from the thirty-five asans included in the book.

Yoga Ek Naam Anek . Paperback, 14×21 cm., 42 pages. Rupees 15

The Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya managed by Life Mission has been imparting scientific yoga education to all seekers without distinction of class, creed, age or gender. The first Diploma course was conducted by the Author himself in 1989-90. He had on that occasion delivered a series of five discourses to the Diploma students explaining that though yoga was garbed in very many names it was in reality one yoga. This book combines those discourses into a most instructive compendium of incalculable usefulness to all those interested in a proper understanding of yoga. It will help in removing any prevailing misunderstanding and illusions on the subject.

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BOOKS IN HINDI BY SWAMI RAJARSHI MUNI

Life Mission Publications >> Hindi

Arogya ki Chabi Yoga
Ayurved Parichay
Bharatiya Sanatan Sanskrity
Chalo Bal Yogi Bane
Guru Kise Banaoge
Karma, Gyan, Bhakti Yoga (Parts 1 & 2)
Mahateerth Kayavarohan
Manav Jeevan Yatra
Meri Guru Parampara
Nityakarm
Saat Samandar Paar
Shaktipat
Shishya Kaisa Ho?
Shri Guru Govind Poojan
Sudhabindu Bhajanavali
Tibet Ke Mahan Yogi Mila Repa
Yoga Darshika Dvitiya
Yoga Aur Ayurved
Yoga Darshika
Yoga Dwara Divya Deh
Yoga Ek Naam Anek
(Unless Otherwise Stated, All Titles Listed are by Swami Rajarshi Muni)

Arogya ki Chabi Yoga .

Paperback, 14×21 cm., 39 pages. Rupees 15

Ancient Indian Sages and Saints have recommended yoga as the key to health and happiness. This little but eminently useful booklet is designed to securing a healthy and happy life for anyone who cares to put its prescriptions into practice. It briefly explains the “ bahirangas ” or external parts of ashtang yoga and the importance of brahmcharya and mitahar (celibacy and moderation in diet) and proceeds to lay out a one-week course of practice of yogasans designed to secure a high state of good health. A weekly regimen of thirty asans is delineated, backed by an account of the benefits of each. Photographic illustration of each asan is also provided.

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Ayurved Parichay.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 87 pages. Rupees 25

A basic text on the ancient Indian health science of Ayurved which holds out the promise of a perfectly healthy body and mind. It briefly mentions the classic authorities on the subject, the essential parameters of the science and the elementary diagnostic methods and extensively recommends the practices and dietary prescriptions for a healthy living.

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Chalo Bal Yogi Bane .

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 20 pages. Rupees 5

Yoga is not just for the seeker of liberation but for the welfare of the entire human race. It is equally useful for people of all ages from children to the elderly. Yoga keeps the body and mind in a state of good health, improves the body’s capabilities and improves mental concentration and personality. It makes an ordinary person into an extraordinary one. That is why we should incorporate yoga into our daily lives. To facilitate this, Life Mission has made available many texts on the practice of yoga This is one of a few texts designed specially for children.

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Shri Guru Govind Poojan.

Paperback,14×21.5 cm., 21 pages. Rupees 5

Indian Scriptures say that every human being inherits three debts from the very moment of its birth, those to God, the Spirits of the Ancestors and to human beings. They further enjoin that certain daily rituals must be performed to square up the unsettled account of these debts. Six such daily rituals are prescribed. Daily worship of God in accordance with prescribed procedure is one of them. This book delineates the sixteen steps to formal worship as enjoined by the Scriptures.

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Also Available:

Shri Hanumann Chalisa

Shri Shiv Mahimna Stotra

Shri Vishnusahastranam

Guru Kise Banaoge .

Paperback, 12.5×18 cm., 148 pages. Rupees 30

This book fulfills the long-felt need of many spiritual seekers and is an exhaustive treatment of the subject of Guru. Probably no other text may be found that so lucidly and completely covers the subject. The Indian cultural and spiritual ethos accepts the premise that there is no knowledge without Guru and there is no liberation without knowledge. Indian scriptures have the principle that “that is knowledge which confers liberation”. The reference is of course to yoga. The problem of seekers is how to recognize and know a true Guru. This unprecedented book deals with the significance of Guru in spiritual progress, different types and classes of Guru, aall aspects of diksha or spiritual initiation and the qualifications and duties of initiated disciples.

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Karma, Gyan, Bhakti Yoga Parichay.

Paperback, 14×21 cm., 46 pages. Rupees 20

This is an introductory and basic text for the curriculum of the Lakuliush Yoga Vidyalaya leading to the award of a qualification certificate at the end of successful completion of four courses of instruction. A holder of such a certificate of the Vidyalaya is qualified to be a yoga teacher. This book introduces yoga and the principle of karma, tattva or element, gyan and bhakti. It also covers the aspects mitahar (moderation in diet, essential to practice of yoga), asan and pranayam and a practical curriculam of fifteen asans.

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Mahateerth Kayavarohan.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 44 pages. Rupees 10

Kayavarohan is one of the sixty-eight ‘ teerthas ‘ of Lord Shiva extolled in the Purans. It is of particular interest and significance to those in the spiritual lineage of Lord Lakulish, for it is the place of Lord Shiva’s appearance on earth in that incarnation. This small booklet recounts the history of this ‘ teertha ‘ since ancient times and its association with the modern day spiritual lineage of Lord Lakulish.

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Manav Jeevan Yatra.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 71 pages. Rupees 15

The Author’s many discourses have covered various subjects essential for the proper understanding of matters critical to the spiritual education and uplift of his disciples and others. Many of these have addressed the territory of what is human life, what is it for, what is its ultimate goal, how should it be lived. This vastly illuminating book brings together his various discourses on these matters and is one of the basic texts for those who wish to profit from his teachings.

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Meri Guru Parampara.

Paperback, 14×21.5 cm., 327 pages. ISBN 978-81-88243-07-5 , Rupees 90

“During the twenty-eighth Dwapar age when Dwaipayan, son of Parasar, will be Vyas and Lord Vishnu shall incarnate as Lord Krishna, son of Vasudeva, I too shall incarnate in the body of a celibate and shall be known as Lakulish. The place of my incarnation shall be siddhakshetra and it shall be renowned among men till the earth shall last.”

(Shiv Puran, Shatrudra Samhita, 5:43-50).

This prophesy came to pass nearly 4500 years ago, when Lord Lakulish appeared on earth at Kayavarohan, a well-known holy pilgrimage center in western India. He preached the principles of Sanatan Dharma and the spiritual science of Divine Yoga. His spiritual tradition flourished for nearly 3000 years. With the passage of time, the teachings of his tradition ceased. In 1913 he gave spiritual initiation to Swami Pranavanandji, and thus once again revived his spiritual tradition. The latter initiated Swami Kripalvanandji in 1931 who later became the third spiritual head of the lineage. Four decades later, in1971, Swami Kripalvanandji initiated Swami Rajarshi Muniji and passed on to him the secrets of Divine Yoga. In Infinite Grace, Swami Rajarshi Muni, the present spiritual head of the lineage, narrates the story of the extraordinary spiritual tradition of Lord Lakulish in modern times.

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Nityakarm .

Paperback, 13.5×21.5 cm., 39 pages. Rupees 10

Indian Scriptures say that every human being inherits three debts from the very moment of its birth, those to God, the Spirits of the Ancestors and to human beings. They further enjoin that certain daily rituals must be performed to square up the unsettled account of these debts. Six such daily rituals are prescribed. These are: the daily bath or ablution, sandhya or worship of the Sun, Japa or mantra recitation, Devapoojan or worship of God, Vaishvadev Yajnas or the five sacrificial rites and atithya or hospitality towards the guest. This brief illuminating booklet explains these basics of the sanatana dharma or eternal religion.

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Saat Samandar Paar.

Paperback, 13.5×21.5 cm., 65 pages. Rupees 15

This book is based on a 1987 discourse of the author on the subject of prarabdha (destiny), purushartha (endeavor) and adhikar (entitlement). Couched in the garb of parables, it delineates deeper experiences of the Author’s yoga sadhana and concludes with the findings that endeavor is essential to awakening destiny and further that even endeavor will take the practitioner only so far as his right or entitlement based on his karmas allows.

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Shaktipat.

Paperback,13.5×20 cm., 112 pages. Rupees 50

This is not an ordinary book nor of a kind that just anyone and everyone can write. It requires particular and rare qualification to write a book such as this one. For it deals with the subject of the vital energy which sustains all life, the cosmos itself, which is at the heart of all yoga undertaken as spiritual sadhana and is at the root of spontaneous yoga. Only those who know true yoga from personal practice and have attained a certain level of proficiency and yogic power can transmit the vital force that causes spontaneous yoga in the recipient can impart the wealth that this work gives. This work is essential reading for all those with a genuine desire to understand yoga as it truly is.

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Shishya Kaisa Ho?

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 99 pages. Rupees 25

A companion volume to that outstanding work “Guru Keva Karsho?”. It explores all aspects of the concept of shishya or disciple, the entitlement to that position or status, the duties of a disciple and all that is necessary to earn the Guru’s grace. The book is replete with examples from Scriptures and thus gains in its instructional and inspirational value.

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Sudhabindu Bhajanavali .

13×21.5 cm., 152 pages. Rupees 25

Collection of a selection of the Author’s nearly 400 bhajans, ghazals, garbas, songs, etc.

Tibet Ke Mahan Yogi Mila Repa.

Paperback, 14×21 cm., 67 pages. Rupees 15

The spiritual lineage within which Life Mission functions is blessed by receiving the knowledge of Divine Yoga from Lord Lakulish himself. Therefore the yoga known and practiced in the lineage is of the highest and purest form. The Gurus of the lineage have consistently declared that they are pursuing the sadhana of the divya deh or divine body, free of old age, disease and death. This is one of Swami Rajarshi Muni’s earliest two works in which he has explained to the world the principle of the Divya Deh or Divine Body, in this case from the example of Mila Repa, a Budhhist monk of Tibet who gained this ultimate attainment.

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Yoga Darshika Part 1 .

Paperback, 14×21 cm., 70 pages. Rupees 20

There is a new awakening towards yoga in present times and a genuine desire among people to understand this ancient science. This book has been written for such seekers. It has been prepared with a view also that it might in particular be of practical use to the youth. It is so arranged that the user may receive preliminary introduction to yoga and also reliable guidance for its initial practice. The ground it covers includes systematic instruction on yam and niyam , asan-pranayam , and the benefits derivable from the thirty-five asans included in the book.

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Yoga Darshika Part 2.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 80 pages. Rupees 20

This is the first of a series of seven books that constitute the prescribed texts or syllabus for the yoga educational programs of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya run by Life Mission. It presents a brief delineation of the eight limbs of ashtang yoga. It is intended as a guide for the very young and initiates into yoga practice. There is a brief discussion of the eight limbs of ashtang yoga useful for the spiritual and physical development of its users. Instructions on thirty asans along with their benefits are included with a photographic illustration.

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Yoga Aur Ayurved.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 97 pages. Rupees 25

Life Mission is conducting the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya (founded in 1976) which imparts Yoga education up to Diploma level. The relationship between yoga and ayurved is an old one. The Gujarat Ayurved University is running yoga courses in its nine colleges with the help of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaaya since 1989. In 1991, the Vidyalaya extended recognition to the University as its sub-center. Students of the University requested the author to write a book for their use that would bring together in one place essential material for the proper understanding of both Yoga and Ayurved. This book is the result. It is a prescribed text in the University’s second year curriculum. It is an excellent guide for all those interested in these twin ancient sciences.

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Yoga Dwara Divya Deh.

Paperback, 13.5×21.5 cm., 80 pages. Rupees 80

The concept of the Divine Body is to be found in all faiths of the world. The oldest authority for it lies in Indian Scriptures which are at least five thousand years old and contain repeated references to such a Divine Body. The faithful have trusted the principle but remained in the dark about its import and the way of its attainment. There was none till now who could throw light upon it.

Since 1913 the world has been gifted with a lineage of disciplic succession which is in possession of the secrets of the highest yoga and is practicing Divine Yoga for the attainment of the Divine Body. The Author is its present Spiritual Head , an advanced Yogi in his own right, a modern Master who is in a position to explain the ancient and elusive principle.

The book speaks for itself. It is essential reading for all who seek to understand the true Yoga of India and its highest promised fruit. The subject of the Divine Body free of old age, disease and death has never before been so directly and specifically addressed as in this book. It could not have been so addressed except by one in personal knowledge of the territory it covers through his own practice of yoga. No one who reads and absorbs the contents of this work can fail to be convinced of the authenticity of its content or the stature of the Author.

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BOOKS BY SWAMI RAJARSHI MUNI IN-Gujarati

books_DIVYA DEHLife Mission Publications >> Gujarati

Adhyatma Ane Bhautik Vigyan
Amrutbindu – Bhajanavali by Sannyasini Yogini Maiya
Arogya Ni Chavi – Yoga
Atma Kalyan
Ayurved Parichay
Baal Kirtan Mala by Sannyasini Yogini Maiya
Bharatiya Sanatan Sanskrity
Bholanath Shivji
Chalo Bal Yogi Baniye
Chalo Yoga Sheekhiye
Daan Dharm
Drashtant Darshika
Shri Guru Govind Poojan
Guru Keva Karsho
Jivram
Kaalchakra Ane Kaliyuga
Karma, Gyan, Bhakti Yoga
Karma, Gyan, Bhakti Yoga Dvitiya
Leela Purushottam by Ajitsinh Gadhvi
Mahateerth Kayavarohan
Manav Jeevan Yatra
Manav Kartavya
Mari Guru Parampara
Mati, Kruti Anusar Gati by Sanyasini Yogini Maiya
Mila Repa, Tibet Na Mahan Yogi
Nari Tun Narayani by Sanyasini Yogini Maiya
Navdha Bhakti
Nirnirala Naradveda
Nityakarm
Prarabdha Chade Ke Purusharth
Purusharth Chatushtay
Saat Samandar Paar
Sadhak Panchak
Sanatan Bharatiya Sanskrity
Sanatan Dharma Ane Sanmarg
Satsang Sudha
Shaktipat
Shishya Keva Bansho
Shiv Mahima
Sudhabindu (Parts 1 to 3) (Collection of Devotional compositions)
Varta Re Varta by Sanyasini Yogini Maiya
Vinod Vallari
Vigyan Adhyatma Na Marge by Dr. B.G. Nayak.
Yoga Aur Ayurved
Yoga Darshika
Yoga Darshika Prarambhik
Yoga Darshika Dvitiya
Yoga Darshika Tritiya
Yoga Darshika Chaturtha
Yoga Darshika Pancham
Yoga Darshika Sashtam
Yoga Darshika Saptam
Yoga Dwara Divya Deh
Yoga Ek Naam Anek
(Unless Otherwise Stated, All Titles Listed are by Swami Rajarshi Muni)

Adhyatma Ane Bhautik Vigyan .

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 100 pages. Rupees 30

Present-day mankind is caught on the horns of a dilemma. There is an unbridled chase after wealth and material acquisitions for satisfying the thirst for sense gratification. But there is also a spiritual quest for truth that will satisfactorily explain the human condition and its innumerable contradictions and dilemmas. This illuminating book is based on the discourses of Swami Rajarshi Muni delivered at several educational institutions during the years 1974-1978. It has remained a basic text for all those seeking to acquire a proper understanding of Man’s place on the vast canvas of time, space and creation, and the purpose of human endeavor and existence.

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Amrutbindu – Bhajanmala by Yogini Maiya,

Paperback, 12.5×18 cm, 40 pages. Rupees 7

The human tendency towards piety is naturally drawn to extolling the glories of the Lord in song. The Indian creative métier known as bhajan-kirtan (extolling the glories of the Lord in song) is a means to piety and often its beginning. This small collection of thirty-three poetic renditions by Sannyasini Yogini Maiya, chief disciple of Swami Rajarshi Muni, is a record of her sadhana experiences.

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Arogya Ni Chavi Yoga.

Paperback, 12.5×17 cm., 44 pages. Rupees 15

Ancient Indian Sages and Saints have recommended yoga as the key to health and happiness. This little but eminently useful booklet is designed to securing a healthy and happy life for anyone who cares to put its prescriptions into practice. It briefly explains the “ bahirangs ” or external parts of ashtang yoga and the importance of brahmcharya and mitahar ( celibacy and moderation in diet) and proceeds to lay out a one-week course of practice of yogasans designed to secure a high state of good health. A weekly regimen of thirty asans is delineated, backed by an account of the benefits of each. Photographic illustration of each asan is also provided.

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Atma Kalyan.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 68 pages. Rupees 20

This is one of several of the author’s seminal works that are essential reading for the spiritual seeker. It places human life in the perspective of time and space and explains its purpose which is to gain liberation from the cycle of birth and death. It explains the qualities of nature and how the “ shadripu ” the six enemies ( kam, krodh, lobha, mada, moha and matsar ) come in the way of right effort.

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Ayurved Parichay.

Paperback, 12×17.5 cm., 72 pages. Rupees 20

A basic text on the ancient Indian health science of Ayurved which holds out the promise of a perfectly healthy body and mind. It briefly mentions the classic authorities on the subject, the essential parameters of the science and the elementary diagnostic methods and extensively recommends the practices and dietary prescriptions for a healthy living.

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Baal Kirtan Mala.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 40 pages. Rupees 5

A small collection of thirty-three bhajans written by Sannyasini Yogini Maiya for children.

Bharatiya Sanatan Sanskrity.

Paperback, 11.5×17 cm., 52 pages. Rupees 15

The sanatan dharma, eternal religion, is the most ancient knowledge and valuable cultural heritage which mankind has received from the ancient Indian sages. The truths of this knowledge have accumulated over many centuries since times immemorial and have been confirmed by the experience of the sages and saints. It delineates a way of ideal living enabling humans to view life in the proper perspective and helps to differentiate between reality and illusion. Read this book to learn about it all and to raise the plane of your own life and living.

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Bholanath Shivji.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 67 pages. Rupees 20

Based on the Author’s discourses on the significance of Lord Shiva delivered on the occasion of Mahashivratri during the years 1983 to 1997 this book is cast in a humorous mode and familiarizes the reader with aspects of Lord Shiva and the Shiva Parivar.

Chalo Bal Yogi Bane.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 18 pages. Rupees 5

Yoga is not just for the seeker of liberation but for the welfare of the entire human race. It is equally useful for people of all ages from children to the elderly. Yoga keeps the body and mind in a state of good health, improves the body’s capabilities and improves mental concentration and personality. It makes an ordinary person into an extraordinary one. That is why we should incorporate yoga into our daily lives. To facilitate this, Life Mission has made available many texts on the practice of yoga. This is one of a few texts designed specially for children.

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Chalo Yoga Sheekhiye.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 28 pages. Rupees 10

Yoga is not just for the seeker of liberation but for the welfare of the entire human race. It is equally useful for people of all ages from children to the elderly. Yoga keeps the body and mind in a state of good health, improves the body’s capabilities and improves mental concentration and personality. It makes an ordinary person into an extraordinary one. That is why we should incorporate yoga into our daily lives. To facilitate this, Life Mission has made available many texts on the practice of yoga. This is one of a few texts designed specially for children.

Daan Dharm.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 45 pages. Rupees 15

Indian Scriptures have assigned special weightage to ‘daan’ or the giving of charity during the kali yuga. It is said, “ Daan-dharmat paro dharmo bhtanam neha vidhyate ”, meaning, “there is no dharma for the people higher than daan dharma in this loka”. This book explores the subject in some detail and is a most outstanding guide for all wishing to lead spiritual lives. It is an illuminating guide concerning the spiritual value of sacrifice and the proper uses of wealth.

Drashtant Darshika.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 60 pages. Rupees 15

A collection of sermons concerning ‘ nam smaran ‘ or remembrance of the Lord’s name, the power of circumstance and destiny, ‘ pradakshina ‘ or ‘ parikrama ‘ (perambulation of temple or idol or pilgrimage or Guru), one of the thirty-two observances of spiritual practice, faith, and the bad fruits of ill-gotten gains.

Shri Guru Govind Poojan.

Paperback, 12×18 cm. 24 pages. Rupees 5

Indian Scriptures say that every human being inherits three debts from the very moment of its birth, those to God, the Spirits of the Ancestors and to human beings. They further enjoin that certain daily rituals must be performed to square up the unsettled account of these debts. Six such daily rituals are prescribed. Daily worship of God in accordance with prescribed procedure is one of them. This book delineates the sixteen steps to formal worship as enjoined by the Scriptures.

Also Available:

Shri Hanumann Chalisa

Shri Shiv Mahimna Stotra

Shri Vishnusahastranam

Guru Keva Karsho.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 126 pages. Rupees 30

This book fulfills the long-felt need of many spiritual seekers and is an exhaustive treatment of the subject of Guru. Probably no other text may be found that so lucidly and completely covers the subject. The Indian cultural and spiritual ethos accepts the premise that there is no knowledge without Guru and there is no liberation without knowledge. Indian scriptures have the principle that “that is knowledge which confers liberation”. The reference is of course to yoga. The problem of seekers is how to recognize and know a true Guru. This unprecedented book deals with the significance of Guru in spiritual progress, different types and classes of Guru, aall aspects of diksha or spiritual initiation and the qualifications and duties of initiated disciples.

Jivram.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 75 pages. Rupees 15

A collection of spiritual sermons cast in the mode of humorous tales featuring ‘Jivram’ who is of course Everyman. It enshrines many of the spiritual experiences and lessons of the Author himself in the course of his yoga sadhana.

Kalchakra Ane Kaliyuga.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 52 pages. Rupees 15

Many of the Author’s annual calendar of discourses have dealt with a vast canvas of subjects necessary to a proper understanding of existence and the human condition. One of these has been the subject of time. Time is ever flowing, explains the Author in this booklet, and both time and space are aspects of the Lord himself. The book covers such matters as what is time, the computation of time, ‘ yugadharma ‘, the present Kali Yuga in which we live and its positive and negative aspects, the status of man in the kali yuga and the future scenario.

Karma, Gyan, Bhakti Yoga.

Paperback, 14×21.5 cm., 52 pages. Rupees 20

This is an introductory and basic text for the curriculum of the Lakuliush Yoga Vidyalaya leading to the award of a qualification certificate at the end of successful completion of four courses of instruction. A holder of such a certificate of the Vidyalaya is qualified to be a yoga teacher. This book introduces yoga and the principle of karma, tattva or element, gyan and bhakti. It also covers the aspects mitahar (moderation in diet, essential to practice of yoga), asan and pranayam and a practical curriculam of fifteen asans.

Karma, Gyan, Bhakti Yoga Part 2.

Paperback, 11.5×18 cm., 108 pages. Rupees 25

This is a companion volume to the first part of the same name. It takes further all the subjects covered in the first volume, explores the subject of the oneness of all yogas no matter by what name identified and known, and adds a further twenty asans to the practical curriculum.

Leela Purushottam by Ajitsinh Gadhvi,

Paperback, 13.5×20 cm., 313 pages.

Rupees 45

A collection of critical appreciations of selected poetic writings of Swami Rajarshi Muni.

Mahateerth Kayavarohan.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., –pages. Rupees

Kayavarohan is one of the sixty-eight ‘ teerthas ‘ of Lord Shiva extolled in the Purans. It is of particular interest and significance to those in the spiritual lineage of Lord Lakulish, for it is the place of Lord Shiva’s appearance on earth in that incarnation. This small booklet recounts the history of this ‘ teertha ‘ since ancient times and its association with the modern day spiritual lineage of Lord Lakulish.

Manav Jeevan Yatra.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 58 pages. Rupees 15

The Author’s many discourses have covered various subjects essential for the proper understanding of matters critical to the spiritual education and uplift of his disciples and others. Many of these have addressed the territory of what is human life, what is it for, what is its ultimate goal, how should it be lived. This vastly illuminating book brings together his various discourses on these matters and is one of the basic texts for those who wish to profit from his teachings.

Manav Kartavya.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 68 pages. Rupees 20

One of the basic questions troubling the minds of spiritual seekers is “what is dharma?”. Apparently simple as the question is, many fail to get a satisfactory answer . This excellent work addresses that question and lucidly explains what dharma is, how it is put into practice and what are its results. It also touches on the areas of the significance of birth in the human species, what life is for and how it should be lived.

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Mari Guru Parampara.

Paperback, 13.5×20 cm., 313 pages. Rupees 120

“During the twenty-eighth Dwapar age when Dwaipayan, son of Parasar, will be Vyas and Lord Vishnu shall incarnate as Lord Krishna, son of Vasudeva, I too shall incarnate in the body of a celibate and shall be known as Lakulish. The place of my incarnation shall be siddhakshetra and it shall be renowned among men till the earth shall last.”

(Shiv Puran, Shatrudra Samhita, 5:43-50).

This prophesy came to pass nearly 4500 years ago, when Lord Lakulish appeared on earth at Kayavarohan, a well-known holy pilgrimage center in western India. He preached the principles of Sanatan Dharma and the spiritual science of Divine Yoga. His spiritual tradition flourished for nearly 3000 years. With the passage of time, the teachings of his tradition ceased. In 1913 he gave spiritual initiation to Swami Pranavanandji, and thus once again revived his spiritual tradition. The latter initiated Swami Kripalvanandji in 1931 who later became the third spiritual head of the lineage. Four decades later, in1971, Swami Kripalvanandji initiated Swami Rajarshi Muniji and passed on to him the secrets of Divine Yoga. In Infinite Grace, Swami Rajarshi Muni, the present spiritual head of the lineage, narrates the story of the extraordinary spiritual tradition of Lord Lakulish in modern times.

Paperback, Pages i to ix and 1 to 131, four color photo pages. ISBN 81-88243-00-0.

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Mati, Kriti Anusar Gati by Sannyasini Yogini Maiya,

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 67 pages. Rupees 15

A small collection of examples by way of stories from the Scriptures that help to understand the principle of karma and the role of mind in influencing our choice of karmas. It also touches on the areas of the significance of birth in the human species, what life is for and how it should be lived.

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Tibet Na Mahan Yogi Mila Repa.

Paperback, 14×21 cm., 85 pages. Rupees 15

The spiritual lineage within which Life Mission functions is blessed by receiving the knowledge of Divine Yoga from Lord Lakulish himself. Therefore the yoga known and practiced in the lineage is of the highest and purest form. The Gurus of the lineage have consistently declared that they are pursuing the sadhana of the divya deh or divine body, free of old age, disease and death. This is one of Swami Rajarshi Muni’s earliest two works in which he has explained to the world the principle of the Divya Deh or Divine Body, in this case from the example of Mila Repa, a Budhhist monk of Tibet who gained this ultimate attainment..

Nari Tun Narayani by Sannyasini Yogini Maiya,

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 124 pages. Rupees 30

Indian Scriptures have said, “Yatra naryastu pujyante, ramante tatra devata” – the Gods themselves sport where women are respected. This small booklet is a collection of the characters of eleven historical female figures from the Indian cultural landscape who represent the ideal woman.

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Navdha Bhakti.

Paperback, 14.5×21.5 cm., 224 pages. Rupees 50

Perhaapps two of the commonest questions in the minds of spiritual seekers are, “what is dharma?” and “what is bhakti?” Bhakti is devotion to God. It confers true knowledge of the self and frees the soul from impurity and bondage. Indian Scriptures have spoken of

nine types of / steps to bhakti. This illuminating book delineates the nine types of bhakti.

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Nirnirala Naradveda.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 116 pages. Rupees 25

A collection of sermons of deep spiritual meaning and significance, cast in a humorous mode with Devarshi Naradji as the central character.

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Nityakarm.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 56 pages. Rupees 15

Indian Scriptures say that every human being inherits three debts from the very moment of its birth, those to God, the Spirits of the Ancestors and to human beings. They further enjoin that certain daily rituals must be performed to square up the unsettled account of these debts. Six such daily rituals are prescribed. These are: the daily bath or ablution, sandhya or worship of the Sun, Japa or mantra recitation, Devapoojan or worship of God, Vaishvadev Yajnas or the five sacrificial rites and atithya or hospitality towards the guest. This brief illuminating booklet explains these basics of the sanatana dharma or eternal religion.

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Prarabdha Chade Ke Purusharth.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 48 pages. Rupees 15

An invaluable treatise that lucidly explains the twin important principles of karma and destiny and effectively resolves the apparent conflict between the two.

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Purusharth Chatushtay.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 51 pages. Rupees 15

A short treatise that explains artha, kam, dharma and moksha , the four endeavors enjoined by the Scriptures for the human species. Naturally, the book features treatment of many spiritual subjects and principles that the reader will find instructive and illuminating to know.

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Saat Samandar Paar.

Paperback, 14×21 cm., 64 pages. Rupees 15

This book is based on a 1987 discourse of the author on the subject of prarabdha (destiny), purushartha (endeavor) and adhikar (entitlement). Couched in the garb of parables, it delineates deeper experiences of the Author’s yoga sadhana and concludes with the findings that endeavor is essential to awakening destiny and further that even endeavor will take the practitioner only so far as his right or entitlement based on his karmas allows.

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Sadhan Panchak.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 100 pages. Rupees 20

This work delineates the five essentials that are conducive to a spiritual life and take the practitioner closer to God. These are shradhha (faith), Samyam (restraint), sadachar (good or right conduct), seva (service) and sadhana (spiritual practice). As is usual in all books of the Author, this work too is replete with illuminating examples from the Scriptures.

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Sanatan Dharma Ane Sanmarg.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 56 pages. Rupees 15

This is one of the Author’s several seminal works on the spiritual life. It explains the Sanatan or Vedic Dharma of India, its characteristics, tenets, values and mores, and the way to a spiritual life. It refers also to dharma and moksha purushartha and advises on right conduct.

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Satsang Sudha by Ajitsinh Gadhvi.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 104 pages. Rupees 25

A second collection of critical appreciations of Swami Rajarshi Muniji’s poetic creations.

Shaktipat.

Paperback,13.5×21 cm., 123 pages. Rupees 30

This is not an ordinary book nor of a kind that just anyone and everyone can write. It requires particular and rare qualification to write a book such as this one. For it deals with the subject of the vital energy which sustains all life, the cosmos itself, which is at the heart of all yoga undertaken as spiritual sadhana and is at the root of spontaneous yoga. Only those who know true yoga from personal practice and have attained a certain level of proficiency and yogic power can transmit the vital force that causes spontaneous yoga in the recipient can impart the wealth that this work gives. This work is essential reading for all those with a genuine desire to understand yoga as it truly is.

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Shishya Keva Bansho.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 80 pages. Rupees 15

A companion volume to that outstanding work “Guru Keva Karsho?”. It explores all aspects of the concept of shishya or disciple, the entitlement to that position or status, the duties of a disciple and all that is necessary to earn the Guru’s grace. The book is replete with examples from Scriptures and thus gains in its instructional and inspirational value.

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Shiv Mahima.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 75 pages. Rupees 25

A comprehensive delineation of the entire subject of Shiva, including the name itself, the forms of the Supreme Lord, the symbols of Shiva, the worship of Shiva and related austerities and fasts.

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Sudhabindu Part 1 .

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 96 pages. Rupees 20

Collection of eighty-one of the Author’s nearly 400 bhajans, ghazals, garbas, songs, etc.

Sudhabindu Part 2.

Paperback, 12×18 cm. 96 pages. Rupees 20

Second volume of collection of Author’s eighty-three bhajans, ghazala, garbas, songs, etc.

Sudhabindu Part 3.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 104 pages. Rupees 20

Third volume of collection of Author’s eighty-eight bhajans, ghazala, garbas, songs, etc.

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Varta Re Varta by Snnyasini Yogini Maiya.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 64 pages. Rupees 15

Collection of fifteen instructional and inspirational tales specially written for children

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Vinod Vallari.

Paperback, 11.5×17 cm., 58 pages. Rupees 15

Small collection of humorous but instructional tales garnered from the Author’s discourses.

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Vigyan Adhyatma Na Marge by Dr. B.G.Nayak. Life Mission Publications, Paperback, 14×21.5 cm., 259 pages. Rupees 80

Published by Life Mission in the name of Dr. B.G. Nayak, this invaluable work combines Dr. Nayak’s work of the same name as well as various discourses of Swami Rajarshi Muniji previously published as “ Adhyatma Ane Bhautik Vigyan ”. The work deals with the complexities of the material sciences and the Indian darshan sashtras (Scriptures) and explains the limitations of the former as well as the necessity of the latter, the visible and invisible, gross and subtle, outer and inner, material and spiritual worlds.

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Yoga Aur Ayurved. Paperback,

Life Mission is conducting the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya (founded in 1976) which imparts Yoga education up to Diploma level. The relationship between yoga and ayurved is an old one. The Gujarat Ayurved University is running yoga courses in its nine colleges with the help of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaaya since 1989. In 1991, the Vidyalaya extended recognition to the University as its sub-center. Students of the University requested the author to write a book for their use that would bring together in one place essential material for the proper understanding of both Yoga and Ayurved. This book is the result. It is a prescribed text in the University’s second year curriculum. It is an excellent guide for all those interested in these twin ancient sciences.

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Yoga Darshika,

Paperback, 12.5×18.5 cm, 80 pages, Rupees 20.

There is a new awakening towards yoga in present times and a genuine desire among people to understand this ancient science. This book has been written for such seekers. It has been prepared with a view also that it might in particular be of practical use to the youth. It is so arranged that the user may receive preliminary introduction to yoga and also reliable guidance for its initial practice. The ground it covers includes systematic instruction on yam and niyam , asan-pranayam , and the benefits derivable from the thirty-five asans included in the book.

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Yoga Darshika Prarambhik.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 40 pages. Rupees 10.

This is the first of a series of seven books that constitute the prescribed texts or syllabus for the yoga educational programs of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya run by Life Mission. It presents a brief delineation of the eight limbs of ashtang yoga. It is intended as a guide for the very young and initiates into yoga practice. There is a brief discussion of the eight limbs of ashtang yoga useful for the spiritual and physical development of its users. Instructions on thirty-five asans along with their benefits are included with a photographic illustration.

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Yoga Darshika Dvitiya.

Paperback, 5×7.5 cm, 76 pages. Rupees 20

This book advances the process begun by “ Yoga Darshika Prarambhik ”. It is just as invaluable a guide for the more advanced beginner. There is a longer portion on celibacy, the distinction between physical exercise and yogasan practice, yogic breathing and shatkriyas. The asan portion of the book covers fifty-seven new asans, raising the total of the course till this stage to eighty-seven.

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Yoga Darshika Tritiya.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 84 pages. Rupees 25

Syllabus of the third shibir of the Certificate Program of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya. Takes further the treatment of yam and niyam covered in previous volumes, asan, pranayam, sutra-neti and kapalbhati. Theoretical knowledge about some of the basic principles of yoga practice is also imparted. The asan portion of the book advances the program by 80 additional asans, thus taking the total from beginning to this stage to 197.

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Yoga Darshika Chaturtha.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 100 pages. Rupees 25

Syllabus of the fourth shibir of the Certificate Program of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya. Readers are introduced to Ashta Kumbhaks (eight varieties of Pranayams ) and their functional differences and taught the techniques of Suryabhedan and Chandrabhedan Pranayams . Theoretical knowledge of additional Yams and Niyams is imparted. The asan portion of the book advances the program by 105 new asans, carrying the total asans covered by the course so far to 302.

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Yoga Darshika Pancham.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 113 pages. Rupees 25

Syllabus of the fifth shibir of the Certificate Program of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya. Advances the ground covered in previous volumes and focuses on Surya Namaskar, Shitali, Sitkari and Ujjayi pranayams and additional Dhauti Kriyas. Three Bandhs (locks) and Nauli (rectii control) are also covered. Greater emphasis is placed on theoretical knowledge about various Nadis (tubular ducts) and other aspect of Yoga. The asan portion of the book advances the program by 110 additional asans, thus taking the total from beginning to this stage to 412.

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Yoga Darshika Sashtam.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 1128 pages. Rupees 30

Syllabus of the sixth shibir of the Certificate Program of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya. Advances the program by instructions on Indriya-nigrah, Pratyahar, the five major and minor vayus, sharir, avaran and the various classes of existence, the higher kumbhaks, shatkarmas and their rules, etc. Coverage includes Bhastrika and other sahit Kumbhak Pranayams, intensive practice of three Bandhs (locks) and learn (gazing) and Basti (bowel cleansing), the techniques of Vam (left) and Dakshin (right) Nauli and rotation of the rectii muscles. Theoretical knowledge about Vayus (vital airs), Pratyahar (withdrawal of mind), Hathayoga and Rajayoga is imparted. The asan portion of the book advances the program by 125 additional asans, thus taking the total from beginning to this stage to 537.

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Yoga Darshika Saptam.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 135 pages. Rupees 35.

This book contains the text of a course of the Lakulish Yoga Vidyalay specially designed to offer advanced training to yoga teachers and spiritual aspirants who have passed the Second-Level Certificate Course of the Institute. It instructs the user in the intensive practice of various Pranayams, Shatkarmas , Bandhs and Nauli for Nadi shuddhi (purification), along with the strict observance of Yams and Niyams. There is guidance on Yogic principles, Chakras, Kundalini, Pratyahar and its five meditation techniques, Hatha Yoga, Swar Yoga, Kriya Yoga and Raja Yoga. The asan portion of the book advances the program by 115 additional asans, thus taking the total from beginning to this stage to 652.

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Yoga Dwara Divya Deh.

Paperback, 14.5×22 cm., 221 pages. Rupees 70

The concept of the Divine Body is to be found in all faiths of the world. The oldest authority for it lies in Indian Scriptures which are at least five thousand years old and contain repeated references to such a Divine Body. The faithful have trusted the principle but remained in the dark about its import and the way of its attainment. There was none till now who could throw light upon it.

Since 1913 the world has been gifted with a lineage of disciplic succession which is in possession of the secrets of the highest yoga and is practicing Divine Yoga for the attainment of the Divine Body. The Author is its present Spiritual Head , an advanced Yogi in his own right, a modern Master who is in a position to explain the ancient and elusive principle.

The book speaks for itself. It is essential reading for all who seek to understand the true Yoga of India and its highest promised fruit. The subject of the Divine Body free of old age, disease and death has never before been so directly and specifically addressed as in this book. It could not have been so addressed except by one in personal knowledge of the territory it covers through his own practice of yoga. No one who reads and absorbs the contents of this work can fail to be convinced of the authenticity of its content or the stature of the Author.

Yoga Ek Nam Anek. 12×18 cm., 48 pages. Rupees 70

The Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya managed by Life Mission has been imparting scientific yoga education to all seekers without distinction of class, creed, age or gender. The first Diploma course was conducted by the Author himself in 1989-90. He had on that occasion delivered a series of five discourses to the Diploma students explaining that though yoga was garbed in very many names it was in reality one yoga. This book combines those discourses into a most instructive compendium of incalculable usefulness to all those interested in a proper understanding of yoga. It will help in removing any prevailing misunderstanding and illusions on the subject.

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MAHA TIRTHA KAYAVAROHAN MAHA TIRTHA – SHIV & SIDHH KHSETRA

Kayavarohan_templeby Swami Kripalvanandji, April, 18, 1974 *

The Sanskrit word ‘maha’ means great and ‘tirtha’ means ‘a sacred place of pilgrimage.’ The village of Kayavarohan, locally known as Karvan, is located in Baroda (Vadodara) district. It has been a famous sacred place of pilgrimage in all the four yugas (ages). It was known as Icchapuri in the Satya Yuga, as Mayapuri in the Treta Yuga, and as Medhavati in the Dwapara Yuga. It is now as Kayavarohan (Karvan) in the Kali Yuga.

During the time of Lord Rama, the great sage Vishvamitra decided to elevate Medhavati to a status parallel to that of Kashi (known today as Banares or Varanasi), which has the reputation as the most sacred of places for attaining liberation. The devas (gods) were highly opposed to this change and sought to prevent it from occurring. Kayavarohan was then second only to Kashi as a sacred place.

Sage Vishvamitra was given the holy Gayatri Mantra in Medhavati/Kayavarohan. Often referred to as the most well-known mantra of all of India, repeating this mantra purifies the intellect. One of the synonyms for intellect (Buddhi) is Medha. This event inspired Sage Vishvamitra to rename the spiritual sanctuary of Mayapuri to Medhavati.

It was right from here that the Gayatri Mantra first started and spread outwards. In the waning years of the Dwapara Age, during the incarnation of Lord Krishna, Lord Lakulish first manifested here. Since that time, this place came to be known as Kayavarohan, implying thereby that Lord Shiva himself descended into a human body here. (kaya = body, avarohan = to descend into)

This sacred place, considered extremely auspicious, was also known for the penances undertaken here by the great sages Bhrigu and Atri. Thus, Kayavarohan has been a place well established for its spiritual accomplishments as well as its spiritual energy. It is a place for the attainment of Gayatri Mantra, Ram Mantra, as well as the five syllable Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.

Kayavarohan has been renowned as a great religious center in all the historical eras. It has ceaselessly sanctified the soil of Bharat with the celestial flow of Sanatana Dharma (Eternal Truth) and Sanatana Civilization. With respect to places of pilgrimage, what sanctifies and enhances the reputation of a particular place is its holy association with such venerable spirits as Lord Sri Krishna, Lord Rama, Lord Buddha, Lord Lakulish, Sage Shankaracharya, etc.

The sacredness of the place can be constantly evinced in their own [Gods, yogis, rishis, etc.] playgrounds. By very definition, an exalted pilgrimage place is one which: 1. reverberates with sounds of sacred learning, 2. is potent enough to release one from the shackles of worldly ignorance, 3. is imbued with the powerful energy of tapas (penance), sacred knowledge, and righteous conduct, 4. is a thriving center of cultural activities or which is a lively playground for the activities of a saintly person.

A branch of the narrow-gauge railway line connects the town Miyagam Karjan with the city of Dabhoi. The station of Kayavarohan falls along this line. For an alternate route, a village by the name of Por is along the highwby Swami Kripalvanandji, April, 18, 1974 *

The Sanskrit word ‘maha’ means great and ‘tirtha’ means ‘a sacred place of pilgrimage.’ The village of Kayavarohan, locally known as Karvan, is located in Baroda (Vadodara) district. It has been a famous sacred place of pilgrimage in all the four yugas (ages). It was known as Icchapuri in the Satya Yuga, as Mayapuri in the Treta Yuga, and as Medhavati in the Dwapara Yuga. It is now as Kayavarohan (Karvan) in the Kali Yuga.

During the time of Lord Rama, the great sage Vishvamitra decided to elevate Medhavati to a status parallel to that of Kashi (known today as Banares or Varanasi), which has the reputation as the most sacred of places for attaining liberation. The devas (gods) were highly opposed to this change and sought to prevent it from occurring. Kayavarohan was then second only to Kashi as a sacred place.

Sage Vishvamitra was given the holy Gayatri Mantra in Medhavati/Kayavarohan. Often referred to as the most well-known mantra of all of India, repeating this mantra purifies the intellect. One of the synonyms for intellect (Buddhi) is Medha. This event inspired Sage Vishvamitra to rename the spiritual sanctuary of Mayapuri to Medhavati.

It was right from here that the Gayatri Mantra first started and spread outwards. In the waning years of the Dwapara Age, during the incarnation of Lord Krishna, Lord Lakulish first manifested here. Since that time, this place came to be known as Kayavarohan, implying thereby that Lord Shiva himself descended into a human body here. (kaya = body, avarohan = to descend into)

This sacred place, considered extremely auspicious, was also known for the penances undertaken here by the great sages Bhrigu and Atri. Thus, Kayavarohan has been a place well established for its spiritual accomplishments as well as its spiritual energy. It is a place for the attainment of Gayatri Mantra, Ram Mantra, as well as the five syllable Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya.

Kayavarohan has been renowned as a great religious center in all the historical eras. It has ceaselessly sanctified the soil of Bharat with the celestial flow of Sanatana Dharma (Eternal Truth) and Sanatana Civilization. With respect to places of pilgrimage, what sanctifies and enhances the reputation of a particular place is its holy association with such venerable spirits as Lord Sri Krishna, Lord Rama, Lord Buddha, Lord Lakulish, Sage Shankaracharya, etc.

The sacredness of the place can be constantly evinced in their own [Gods, yogis, rishis, etc.] playgrounds. By very definition, an exalted pilgrimage place is one which: 1. reverberates with sounds of sacred learning, 2. is potent enough to release one from the shackles of worldly ignorance, 3. is imbued with the powerful energy of tapas (penance), sacred knowledge, and righteous conduct, 4. is a thriving center of cultural activities or which is a lively playground for the activities of a saintly person.

A branch of the narrow-gauge railway line connects the town Miyagam Karjan with the city of Dabhoi. The station of Kayavarohan falls along this line. For an alternate route, a village by the name of Por is along the highway between Bharuch and Baroda. Kayavarohan sits about six miles from Por on a fairly well paved road. One can also come to Kayavarohan on the S.T. (State Transport) bus route from Baroda to Sinor.

ay between Bharuch and Baroda. Kayavarohan sits about six miles from Por on a fairly well paved road. One can also come to Kayavarohan on the S.T. (State Transport) bus route from Baroda to Sinor.

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Books on Yoga & Culture by Swami Rajarshi Muni

booksLife Mission Publications >> English

Awakening Life Force (Llewellyn, USA).
Chinese Mahayan Buddhism.
Classical H atha Yoga.
Divine Body Through Yoga.
Infinite Grace – The Story of My Spiritual Lineage.
Let Us Be a Little Yogi (For Children).
Light From Guru to Disciple.
Nitya Karma (Daily Rituals).
Sanatan (Eternal) Culture of India.
Shri Guru Govind Pujan.
Tenets for the Spiritual Life.
Yoga Experiences.
Yoga The Ultimate Attainment (Jaico).
Yoga The Ultimate Spiritual Path (Llewellyn, USA).
Yoga, Key to Health.
Yoga, The Synthesis of Physiology and Metaphysics ( Delhi, India, Motilal Banarasidas 2006) (This is the second Indian edition of ‘Yoga the Ultimate Spiritual Path.)
(Unless Otherwise Stated, All Titles Listed are by Swami Rajarshi Muni)

Awakening the Life Force.

Paperback, 18x25cm, 200 pages. ISBN 0-87542-581-X. $ 15 (CAN $20.50).

This is a groundbreaking work for the serious spiritual seeker and scholar about spontaneous yoga or the yoga of liberation. Instead of discussing the physical exercises or meditations to achieve inner peace which make up the popular western understanding of yoga this book deals with the proven processes by which the spiritual seeker can attain liberation from the limitations of time and space, can attain unlimited divine powers and an immortal, physically perfect divine body that is retained forever. The sages who composed the ancient scriptures achieved such a state, as have others of all religious traditions. The path to such perfection is through spontaneous yoga in which body and mind are surrendered to the spontaneous workings of the awakened life-force the yoga texts call prana . This is not a guide to applied yoga but an in-depth work addressing the philosophy and metaphysics of yoga by one who has traversed the ground covered by the work and thus in a position to yet once again revalidate the knowledge left behind in ancient texts by the perfected Masters of old.

First published in 1994, this work has since been reprinted under different titles and is still both unprecedented and unequalled. The work was adjudged the best book of the year on yoga for 1997-98 by the National Institute of Naturopathy of the Government of India.

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Chinese Mahayan Buddhism.

Paperback, 12×18 cm., 35 pages. ISBN 81-88243-05-1.

The Da Hua Monastry of Buddhism in Taiwan invited Yogendradev, one of the Acharyas of Life Mission, for spiritual and cultural exchanges. His Guru Swami Rajarshi, Muniji prepared this small booklet for the Acharya’s use in regions practicing Buddhism. It contains well-researched information on the development of Buddhism, its spread from India to shores farther away and its rise and fall over time. It will be useful to all those desirous of understanding the Buddhist faith, whether on that path themselves or not, and those seeking a road to liberation.

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Classical Hatha Yoga. buy

Hard Cover, Pages i to xxiv and 1 to 587, with 776 color photo illustrations, nine color drawings, one text table, Dictionary of Sanskrit Words and Index of Postures. ISBN 978-81-88243-01-3,

The annals of world spiritual literature will long remain embellished by this truly unique and extraordinary book. Meticulously and methodically written during 1978-81 when the Author was pursuing secluded yoga sadhana , it speaks volumes for his stature and authority that he was in a position to traverse the territory covered in this work within barely a decade of his receiving yoga initiation. One such as this comes but once in ages, for this book attests to the fact that the author has clearly crossed yogic frontiers that it takes many lifetimes of arduous practice to attain. The roster of such yogis is small.

This is the work of one who knew Kundalini in just the third sitting and had reached the domain of the Khechari Mudra in just the third month of his sadhana. For one who knows the Khechari Mudra there is not much left to be known of time past, present or future. So it should not come as a surprise that this book has so much that is both so rare and so vastly illuminating. It goes further than any yoga text has gone since centuries and delineates the full vast canvas of this secret spiritual science with a familiarity born of experience-based personal knowledge. Time alone will help comprehend the awesome import of this document, that after passage of much time the world is once again gifted with a perfected yogi.

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Divine Body Through Yoga. buy

Paperback, 18×24 cm., Pages i to xii and 1 to 188, with one color illustration. ISBN 978-81-88243-03-7,

The concept of the Divine Body is to be found in all faiths of the world. The oldest authority for it lies in Indian Scriptures which are at least five thousand years old and contain repeated references to such a Divine Body. The faithful have trusted the principle but remained in the dark about its import and the way of its attainment. There was none till now who could throw light upon it.

Since 1913 the world has been gifted with a lineage of disciplic succession which is in possession of the secrets of the highest yoga and is practicing Divine Yoga for the attainment of the Divine Body. The Author is its present Spiritual Head , an advanced Yogi in his own right, a modern Master who is in a position to explain the ancient and elusive principle.

The book speaks for itself. It is essential reading for all who seek to understand the true Yoga of India and its highest promised fruit. The subject of the Divine Body free of old age, disease and death has never before been so directly and specifically addressed as in this book. It could not have been so addressed except by one in personal knowledge of the territory it covers through his own practice of yoga. No one who reads and absorbs the contents of this work can fail to be convinced of the authenticity of its content or the stature of the Author.

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Infinite Grace – The Story of My Spiritual Lineage. buy

Paperback, 14×22 cm., 331 pages. ISBN 81-88243-00-6,

“During the twenty-eighth Dwapar age when Dwaipayan, son of Parasar, will be Vyas and Lord Vishnu shall incarnate as Lord Krishna, son of Vasudeva, I too shall incarnate in the body of a celibate and shall be known as Lakulish. The place of my incarnation shall be siddhakshetra and it shall be renowned among men till the earth shall last.”

(Shiv Puran, Shatrudra Samhita, 5:43-50).

This prophesy came to pass nearly 4500 years ago, when Lord Lakulish appeared on earth at Kayavarohan, a well-known holy pilgrimage center in western India. He preached the principles of Sanatan Dharma and the spiritual science of Divine Yoga. His spiritual tradition flourished for nearly 3000 years. With the passage of time, the teachings of his tradition ceased. In 1913 he gave spiritual initiation to Swami Pranavanandji, and thus once again revived his spiritual tradition. The latter initiated Swami Kripalvanandji in 1931 who later became the third spiritual head of the lineage. Four decades later, in1971, Swami Kripalvanandji initiated Swami Rajarshi Muniji and passed on to him the secrets of Divine Yoga. In Infinite Grace, Swami Rajarshi Muni, the present spiritual head of the lineage, narrates the story of the extraordinary spiritual tradition of Lord Lakulish in modern times.

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Let Us Be a Little Yogi (For Children).

Paperback,

A startup volume of yoga postures practice for small children.

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Light From Guru to Disciple.

Now out of print, it narrates a part of the story of the Author’s spiritual lineage, its contents since incorporated in the fuller book Infinite Grace.

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Nitya Karma (Daily Rituals).

Paperback, 14×20.5cm, 42 pages.

Indian Scriptures say that every human being inherits three debts from the very moment of its birth, those to God, the Spirits of the Ancestors and to human beings. They further enjoin that certain daily rituals must be performed to square up the unsettled account of these debts. Six such daily rituals are prescribed. These are: the daily bath or ablution, sandhya or worship of the Sun, Japa or mantra recitation, Deva-pujan or worship of God, Vaishvadev Yajnas or the five sacrificial rites and atithya or hospitality towards the guest. This brief illuminating booklet explains these basics of the sanatan dharma or eternal religion.

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Sanatan (Eternal) Culture of India.

Paperback, 12×17.5cm., 64 pages.

The sanatan dharma, eternal religion, is the most ancient knowledge and valuable cultural heritage which mankind has received from the ancient Indian sages. The truths of this knowledge have accumulated over many centuries since times immemorial and have been confirmed by the experience of the sages and saints. It delineates a way of ideal living enabling humans to view life in the proper perspective and helps to differentiate between reality and illusion. Read this book to learn about it all and to raise the plane of your own life and living.

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Shri Guru Govind Pujan.

Paperback, 12×18.5 cm,

Indian Scriptures say that every human being inherits three debts from the very moment of its birth, those to God, the Spirits of the Ancestors and to human beings. They further enjoin that certain daily rituals must be performed to square up the unsettled account of these debts. Six such daily rituals are prescribed. Daily worship of God in accordance with prescribed procedure is one of them. This book delineates the sixteen steps to formal worship as enjoined by the Scriptures.

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Tenets for the Spiritual Life. buy

Paperback. Baroda , 2007, Life Mission Publications, Paperback, 14×22 cm., 121 pages. ISBN 978-81-88243-02-0,

Sage Patanjali established Yoga as a precise discipline with eight essential practices. This system is known as Ashtang Yoga , or “the eightfold path of Yoga .” Ashtang Yoga is comprised of three distinct groups of spiritual exercises. The first two limbs are known as yam and niyam . Together they provide a moral code of conduct for the yoga aspirant. These restraints ( yams ) and vows ( niyams ) cultivate the ethical behavior essential to the pursuit of the spiritual goal. The second group is composed of bahirangs , or external practices, which include asan , pranayam , and pratyahar . This group is called Hatha Yoga . These practices focus primarily on physical discipline. They strengthen the body, increase the vital force, and quiet the mind. The third group is known as Raja Yoga , which includes the antarangs (internal practices) of dharana , dhyan , and samadhi . The practice of Raja Yoga focuses on the mental concentration required for samadhi , the state of super consciousness.

Those who intend to follow the path of spiritual enlightenment must first purify the body, mind, and heart; the tri-fold abode of Spirit. The first two limbs of Yoga help to achieve this goal.

This book re-affirms the primacy of yam and niyam in yoga practice.

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Yoga Experiences.

Paperback, 12×17.5 cm., 155 pages.

“The distinguishing feature of this book is that it is not an admixture of false conjectures and flights of fancy. Here is an honest endeavor to present the truth in its pristine form. Wherever his experience has fallen short, the author has discreetly made use of ancient scriptures and some of my books. Since he has presented the truth in a scientific manner, this book is bound to be a source of enlightenment to all readers. …. This book will find a place of honor among the known works on yoga”. Swami Kripalvanand.

This, the earliest work of one who has since become a perfected yogi first established the arrival of an undisputed Master in the classic mould of the adepts of the East.

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Yoga The Ultimate Attainment.

Paperback, Pages i to xxii and 1 to 200. ISBN 81-724-424-X

Yoga is the process of achieving harmony of body, mind and spirit with the ultimate goal of liberating oneself from samsara, the wheel of birth and death. Indian Scriptures mention this science since more than five thousand years ago (Rig Veda). Knowledge of it in the west is relatively new. It traveled west from India but arrived there fragmented and flawed. In the present work, the author has “tried to present without distortion the philosophy and metaphysics of yoga as taught by the ancient sages. The intention here is to provide a work of straightforward truth on the subject for the benefit of genuine seekers who have had to make do with the vast body of obscure literature that is at present the only source of information on this illuminating science”. The author is an advanced yogi himself and has tested the findings of the ancients on the anvil of personal practice and experience. He is thus uniquely qualified to speak on the subject with an authority unavailable to most who attempt to deal with it. It is no accident that this work was judged the best book on yoga for the year 1997-98 by the National Institute of Naturopathy of the Government of India. This work is essential reading for all who wish to properly understand this ancient Indian science that declares itself as having the power to confer liberation from old age, disease and death and from the cycles of birth and death.

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Yoga The Ultimate Spiritual Path.

Paperback, 19×23 cm., 184 pages. ISBN 1-56718-441-3. $ 14.95 (CAN $ 22.95.).

Yoga is the process of achieving harmony of body, mind and spirit with the ultimate goal of liberating oneself from samsara, the wheel of birth and death. Indian Scriptures mention this science since more than five thousand years ago (Rig Veda). Knowledge of it in the west is relatively new. It traveled west from India but arrived there fragmented and flawed. In the present work, the author has “tried to present without distortion the philosophy and metaphysics of yoga as taught by the ancient sages. The intention here is to provide a work of straightforward truth on the subject for the benefit of genuine seekers who have had to make do with the vast body of obscure literature that is at present the only source of information on this illuminating science”. The author is an advanced yogi himself and has tested the findings of the ancients on the anvil of personal practice and experience. He is thus uniquely qualified to speak on the subject with an authority unavailable to most who attempt to deal with it. It is no accident that this work was judged the best book on yoga for the year 1997-98 by the National Institute of Naturopathy of the Government of India. This work is essential reading for all who wish to properly understand this ancient Indian science that declares itself as having the power to confer liberation from old age, disease and death and from the cycles of birth and death.

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Yoga, Key to Health.

Paperback, 12.5×18.5 m., 72 pages. ISBN 81-88243-04-3.

Ancient Indian Sages and Saints have recommended yoga as the key to health and happiness. This little but eminently useful booklet is designed to securing a healthy and happy life for anyone who cares to put its prescriptions into practice. It briefly explains the “ bahirangs ” or external parts of ashtang yoga and the importance of brahmcharya and mitahar ( celibacy and moderation in diet) and proceeds to lay out a one-week course of practice of yogasans designed to secure a high state of good health. A weekly regimen of thirty asans is delineated, backed up by an account of the benefits of each. Photographic illustration of each asan is also provided.

June 26, 2009 Posted by | CULTURE AND YOGA | | Leave a comment

World Yogasan Championships 2010 – MUMBAI(INDIA)

champ2008The yoga and Culture Association of Maharastra, Mumbai, sponsored by Life Mission will conduct a world yogasan championships in January 2010. The dates are the 8th through to the 10th of January 2010. The venue will be Andheri Sport Club Mumbai. Participating delegations will be provided free local boarding, lodging and transport during the days of the event. For all detailed information and required papers and paperwork,
World Yogasan Championships 2010

Preliminary Information, Performance & Evaluation Criteria

Sponsors: Life Mission , Gujarat , India
Organized by: Yoga & Culture Association of Maharashtra (Mumbai)
Conducted by: Lakulish Institute of Yoga

Dates: 8, 9, 10, January, 2010.
Venue: Andheri Sports Club, Mumbai , India .

Accessibility: Mumbai is well connected by air with all major international airports.
Eligibility: All yoga organizations.
Local Facilities Provided to Participants: All local boarding, lodging and transport
Fees and Charges: None
Limitation on Delegation Size: Not exceeding 30, inclusive of delegation managers and handlers.

Rules and Regulations : as posted on this website.

Address Inquiries To:

RJ Jadeja, Director, Lakulish Yoga Vidyalaya, Life Mission ,
Jakhan, Post Box 27-Limbdi, Gujarat , India .
life_mission@hotmail.com
Phone: +91-94264 50615

or

Mr. Kanti Patel

Email: lifemissionmumbai@hotmail.com

Detail literature will be provided on receiving conformation.

Last date of confirmation on intent to participate is 1st October-2009

June 25, 2009 Posted by | CULTURE AND YOGA | | 1 Comment

Temples are the Very Soul of Religion and Civilization

237Temples are the Very Soul of Religion and Civilization
by Swami Kripalvananda

The importance of temples of God or prayer halls has been equally accepted by all the religions of the world. It is the religious leaders who have established these temples of God throughout the whole world from ancient times. The temples are centers of religion, centers of civilization and centers of service. Whatever humanity is still seen in the society today is fully due to the temples and to the Holy Saints who provided the initiative for establishing them. It was these temples which served as the source from which the fountain of religion and civilization spread all over the world. The temple is the head of religion and civilization. Its destruction is tantamount to the destruction of religion and civilization. In modern India there are innumerable institutions for the service of humanity, and many more are being established day by day. The temples are the birthplace of all these institutions. In ancient India when none of these institutions existed, and only the temples were there, the activities of social service were most efficiently carried on. This goes to prove that the temples of God were not only prayer centers or centers of inspiration or centers of service, but were ever watchful well-wishers, thinking about the welfare, needs and grievances of the people.

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The temples are not madhouses of people who take a stone image to be God. The temples are schools of humanity, abodes of peace, lands of compromise and pacification, centers of hope, and places of inspiration and concentration. Just as men do away with the impurities on their bodies by bathing in a river, men with a devotional bent of mind do away with the impurities of their minds by bathing in the river in the Form of the temples of God. The pilgrims, who run to Gokul, Vrindavan, or Kashi, are numerous. This practice was not started a year or two ago. Its beginning can be traced back thousands of years, and yet there is not the least slowing down of the flow of pilgrims to these places. People who look at this fact from a materialistic point of view or those intellectuals who believe themselves endowed with the highest sense may well think these devotees to be on the wrong path; but humble, mature and experienced persons who look from the spiritual point of view, believe them to be on the right path. The Gods in these temples may well look like inanimate objects, but they have in various ways given consolation, satisfaction, peace and solutions to innumerable devotees. These temples have repaired the broken hearts of millions of persons. The Gods in the temples are the support of the weak, the hope of those who have lost all hope, the eyes of the blind, the feet of the lame, the speech of the mute and the future success of the defeated. When mother, father, brother, sister, wife, son, daughter, friend, relatives, beloved persons, physicians, and others can provide no assistance, these temples fulfill all wants. These temples or prayer halls are not the meeting grounds of people of blind faith. They are psychological laboratories provided by saintly religious leaders who are the well-wishers of the society. By the Darshan of their favorite God, or through the hearty prayer of that God, millions of devoted men and women have successfully swum the ocean of frustration, and have attained new lives. We will therefore have to accept this fundamental truth.

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It can be proved from the analyzing the lives of those who go to temples regularly that the temples are laboratories of psychology. If any science is proved by arguments alone no experiments will be necessary, but to prove the truth of an argument the need of an experiment is inevitable. When an idea is proved with the help of an experiment, it does not remain a mere idea, but it attains the status of truth. That the temples are the laboratories of psychology is not only an idea. It is a truth established by experiments, as the results achieved there from are before our eyes. The person who does not accept truth even when he sees the results is not a scientist. He is an obstinate man who does not understand science. His opinion has no validity. When the physician gives any medicine to the patient, he does not reveal to him the ingredients with which the medicine was prepared. It is not necessary to do so; neither does the patient show any curiosity about it. His only wish is to get rid of the disease. Similarly, the religious Saints who are well-wishers of the society do not reveal the way in which the sentiments, ideas and activities of a troubled man can be given a suitable direction. It is not even necessary to do so.

The ideas that are engendered in the mind of an individual are based on his previous ways of life. Due to this we have to take recourse to a desired idea to change the direction of an undesirable idea according to the many previous

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