|Publisher:||Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers|
|No. of Pages:||422|
About the Book:
The breath-based meditation “Kriya-yoga” is a familiar name after its reintroduction by Mahavatara Babaji to Lahidi Mahasaya and subsequent work of Paramahamsa Yogananda in the western world. Though many literatures are available but the lack of clear exposition on the philosophy and practices of this ancient spiritual science is still felt. The book, Kriya-yoga: The Science of Life-force tries to fulfill this want. This work vividly explains “the Knowledge of Life-force” known as Pranavidya, which forms the basis of Kriya-yoga citing from Vedas, Upanisads, Srimad Bhagavadgita, Yogasutras of Patanjali and many other ancient scriptures, and analyzes how the breath technique quiets the mind, brings equanimity and results in development of discriminating intelligence that answers the questions and purpose of human life. This also gives an understanding on our inner reading, the principles and practices form auspicious resolves, noble faith, self-effort and austerities from righteousness, yama and observances, niyama, up to the transcendental state, samadhi, those form the appendages of this treatise, and describes how the breath-based practices and meditations described herein are necessary for a seeker to remain healthy and attain the Knowledge. The body principle, sarira tattva, is also anatomized using both biological and spiritual sciences to accelerate spiritual practice and to facilitate the understanding on life and death, gross to casual bodies, five sheaths, five vital breaths, three knots, seven energy centers and their working. The most important aspect for readers and seekers is that for the first time they will find the secret techniques of Kriya-yoga, viz., Nabhi Kriya, Khecari mudra, Guru Pranama, Hamsa, prana viksana, Mahamudra, Isvarapranidhana Kriya, Thokar Kriya, Jyoti mudra, Sambhavi mudra, and different techniques of meditation, e.g., Aum, twelve-lettered Vasudeva mantra, inner-matrka and outer-matrka meditations, etc. are revealed, and explained in details citing their illustrations in Upanisads and ancient yogic scriptures and enumerating the rationale and scientific approach behind such practices and benefits involved.
About the Author:
His Holiness Swami Nityananda Giri was born in 1961 in a remote village in Odisha State, India. He completed his post-graduate studies, MSc in Zoology in 1983 and obtained PhD on the subject in the branch Cytogenetics (Genotoxicity) in 1990. He was engaged in teaching to post-graduate and undergraduate students of Life Sciences in a prestigious institute of India from 1990 to 1996. From 1997 to 2002, he was engaged in social services related to health awareness and health services management. He was initiated to the Kriya-yoga meditation techniques in January 1994 and belongs to the tradition of Sriyukteswaraji. He renounced all social and family obligations in June 2002 to become a monk and started living a monastic life at Rishikesh, the Himalayas. He is a revered monk and a master in the tradition of Kriya-yoga. On occasions, he teaches and initiates seekers to the Kriya-yoga meditation techniques in India and abroad from September 2005 onwards to disseminate the knowledge received from the masters of the lineage as a mission. He is living the life of a wandering monk from June 2008, monasteries in the Himalayas being his main abode.
|Title:||Kriya-yoga: The Science of Life - Force||Publisher:||Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers|
|Author:||Swami Nityananda Giri|
|No. of Pages:||422|
nice book, bit technical and meant for kriyaban. hope this book brings more people into the kriya family
awesum...very interesting book with techniques revealed...the author is very open minded & speaks from personal experience & demolishes the myths & so called secrecy surrounding the technique. most books just talk n talk n go round n round without anything worthwhile, merely trying to entice any customer to purchase the book by creating xcitement...this just gets in2 the heart of it directly
a detailed account on the various aspects of kriya yoga. very interesting and helpful for kriya practitioners and informative to the layman alike. For maybe the first time, various techniques of kriya yoga are revealed.....