Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Sri Saundarya Lahari: The Descent is a masterful commentary on Saundarya Lahari, revealing Shakta Tantra for every level of aspirant. The original Sanskrit text by Adi Shankaracharya has been translated and explained in a lucid and eloquent style, which brings the reader into the living presence of the Goddess. The 103 mantras of the text are presented here as meditations and visualizations of Sri Devi, the root matrix of creation, depicting her divine form as a path of highest sadhana and realization. The text comments on the essence of tantric philosophy and sadhana, elucidating the esoteric traditions of Sri Vidya, the Dasa Mahavidya, kulakundalini, chakras and tattwas, and their usage to bridge the gap between the outer and inner experience.
Sri Saundarya Lahari: the Descent, an exposition of the feminine divine, is substantiated and enhanced by the personal experience and in-depth study of the author. Also included are a comprehensive introduction, prayoga (uses of the mantras, yantras, and especially the mandalas contained in the text), transliteration, and index.
About the Author
Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1923 – 2009), was a sannyasin, yoga teacher and guru in both his native India and the West. He was a student of Sivananda Saraswati, the founder of the Divine Life Society, and founded his own International Yoga Fellowship in 1956 and the Bihar School of Yoga in 1964. He wrote over 80 books, including Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Kundalini Tantra and Taming the Kundalini.
Publisher: Yoga Publications Trust
536 pages, photos and captions
5.4" x 8.5"
Yoga / Spirituality
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