Science of Sound
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This volume describes how to realise self & God with the medium of sound (Shabad) Mantras.
Swami Yogeshwarananda Saraswati was formerly known as Brahmachari Vyas Deva Ji. He was born in 1887. He left his home at the tender age of fourteen in search of knowledge and self-realisation. The young brahmachari spent the early years of his life in the study of Sanskrit and mastering the scriptural lore. He then followed the path of the ancient Rishis of the Himalayas and practiced self-realization the most difficult Tapasya and yogic sadhana while continuing the search for a real guru who could lead him to the final goal. He came across a number of ascetics about who one reads only in the scriptures, but his search came to an end only when he met Avadhuta Swami Atmananda Ji, who had then returned from Tibet.
By constant and dedicated practice of meditation, he experienced various types of Samadhi, some of them lasting for several days, which culminated in his gaining knowledge of self-realization, origin, and dissolution of cosmos and the goal of human existence. At the request of his guru, he wrote down the esoteric knowledge, which used to pass from guru to disciple through personal relationship and which sometimes required not only a whole lifetime but several lives, in a series of books.
Swami Yogeshwarananda Ji never accepted anything before he had experienced it himself. As Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1152) once said, “Reason is God’s scale on earth.” His willpower was extremely strong. A given word could not be broken. To him, it was as well holy as a rule of life. He once said about himself: “I am as soft as a flower but as hard as a rock.” He taught Yoga in the traditional way: rather by silence and concentration than by verbal teaching. Which does not remove the fact that he wrote several books (see below).
As a preparation for meditation Swamiji also practiced and perfected Hatha Yoga. On the basis of his practice and the classical literature, he has devised about four hundred asanas and sixty pranayamas, which have been explained in his book “Bahiranga Yoga” (First Steps to Higher Yoga). Most of the yoga enthusiasts, particularly in the West, perhaps know only this part of Yoga, which in fact is only a means to higher yoga.
Author: Sri Yogeshwaranand
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