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166 pages.

Veda Sadhanam

VOICE OF ANCIENT SAGES, BIBLE OF BROADER HINDUISM

COMPILED AND TRANSLATED WITH NOTES BY

Maharshi Kavi Yogi Shuddhananda Bharati

Table of Contents

March On, Bravo!
This Scripture
Introduction
Preface
The Veda
Sanatana Hindu Dharma
1. Universal Law of Life
2. Hindu and Hindusthan
3. Golden Words
4. Universal Prayer
5. Hail Eternal One
6. Siva Sankalpam (Auspicious Communion)
7. God is All
8. God is One
9. O Splendour
10. Felicitous Path
11. God in the Self
12. All is Narayana
13. Heart-Dweller
14. Peace! Felicity
15. Freedom From Fear
16. Immortality By Giving Up
17. Long Life of Joy and Energy
18. Hymns of Samyoga
19. Sandhya Vandanam
20. Holy Touching
21. Gayatri Meditation
22. Adorable Mitra
23. Meditation on Aditya
24. Evening Worship of Varuna
25. Hamsah Suchishat
26. Salutations to Directions and Sages
27. Havanam
28. Swaha!
29. Fulfilment
30. Tejosi (Thou Art Effulgence)
31. Amrutam Brahmani (Nectar-Divine)
32. Conquest of Desire and Anger
33. Tapasya
34. Viraja Homam
35. Tat Purusha Gayatri
36. Gems From Upanishads
37. That is the Brahman
38. Brahman Gives Victory
39. Yama Reveals
40. That is Aum
41. Atma Swarupam
42. Soul of All
43. The Immortal
44. For Self-Love
45. Inner Controller
46. Self-Awareness
47. Atma Yogam
48. Rishi Dhyanam
49. Vedanusasanam (Vedic Commands)
50. Brahmavit (Knower of Brahman)
51. Five Psychic Planes
52. Upasana
53. Forty Instructions of Shankara
54. Hail Silent Master!
55. Salutations to Sadguru
56. Who is a Saint?
57. Jivanmukta
58. Prayer of Harmony
59. Morning Prayers
60. Evening Prayers
61. Bhaja Govindam
62. Not This, Not This
63. Brahma Tattvamasi
64. The Hidden Reality
65. To Adore! How?
66. Vedanta Roars
67. I-Am-I
68. Commands
69. Gitopanishad
70. God Is
71. God Speaks
72. Universal Self
73. Nature and Knowledge
74. Immortal Self
75. Self-Poised Yogin
76. From Storm to Norm
77. Gita Yogam
78. Karma Yoga
79. Bhakti Yoga
80. Jnana Yoga
81. To Me Surrender
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MARCH ON, BRAVO!

Yogi Shuddhananda Bharati

March on, bravo, march on
A hopeful dawn is on
The Vedic Truth guides us
From dark despair to bliss.

The smiling Mother leads
Our life and grants our needs.
The blocking rocks dissolve
Before our firm resolve.

Strike at the root of fear
The helping Hand is near.
Heralds of cosmic age
Inspire in us courage.

Defying death and pain
This battle we shall win.
Sing songs of unity,
O gems of divinity!

Agni gives energy
Sun removes lethargy
Truth gives us victory
March on, glory to glory!


THIS SCRIPTURE

VEDA SADHANAM is a scripture of Universal Hinduism. Yogi Shuddhananda Bharati was kind enough to compile this great work for the good of humanity. Yogi Shuddhananda was a born saint, dedicated to the spiritual service of humanity. He lived all religions and all systems of Yogas and he was a radiating centre of Yoga Shakti. He had widely studied, widely travelled, and was recognised by savants as the apostle of One God, One world and One humanity. He was a Pilgrim of Eternity. His great Epic of Godmen Bharatashakti (50,000 lines) was hailed by Gandhiji as the Modern Mahabharata. He lived in dynamic silence at Sholapuram Tapalayam moving his pen to the rhythm of the Divine inspiration in his soul.

Veda Sadhanam is a publication blessed by great sages like Sri Aurobindo, Ramana Maharshi and Sivananda Saraswati. It is a Bible of Manava Dharma and a guiding Light to followers of the Voice of Ancient Sages and their Yoga. It contains chosen gems from the Vedas, Upanishads, Gita, Brahma Sutras, Yoga Sutras, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavatam, Shankara’s hymns and from the hymns of inspired saints. It is a treasure of wisdom appealing to all seekers.

Veda Sadhanam is dedicated to the memory of H.H. Sadguru Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, whom Kavi Yogi Shuddhananda adored as the emanation of Divinity.

May all who study and follow the wisdom of ancient sages treasured in the Veda Sadhanam attain peace, bliss, light, and energy by realising the Real in the human vesture! Hari Aum Tat Sat!


INTRODUCTION

This book constitutes the gift of a great man to his contemporary human family. The actual authors of the contents of this book are our ancient sages of "Prachina Bharatavarsha." The inestimable service rendered to us by Rev. Shuddhananda Bharatiji Maharaj is to delve into this ancient wisdom, make a compilation of its high points and translate it into English, with explanatory notes added to it to bring out their inner meaning clearly to the seeker after wisdom. The original Sanskrit source appears in the latter part of this book covering 66 pages. The English version covers 100 pages. There are two poems: one at the very beginning and the second one "SONG OF UNITY" upon the back cover. I recommend this book to all sincere seekers and earnest pursuers of knowledge and wisdom. May this book have the wide circulation that it deserves.

Swami Chidananda


PREFACE

In the name of our beloved and late worshipped Maharshi Kavi Yogi Suddhananda Bharati of Yoga Samaj Sholapuram Tapalayam, who is no more present with us, I am very glad to put into the hands of the reading public and especially spiritual seekers, this latest reprint of his well-known book VEDA SADHANAM. This is a rare work of the Vedantic vision and its practical living that we have inherited as our spiritual heritage. India’s ancient sages and seers who attained to the supreme living experience of this supra-cosmic PRIMAL BEING declared their vision and experience for the benefit of posterity. In our own times in this recent 20th Century we were blessed by the presence of such a sage and a seer who appeared in this unbroken line of succession of spiritual masters to awaken mankind to the spiritual goal of life and enlighten the human world of the means of attaining the supreme goal.

I have had the great fortune and blessedness of having personally met and known and imbibed wisdom from late worshipful Maharishi Kavi Yogi Shuddhananda Bharati. He was a boyhood friend of our Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Revered Sri Shuddhananda Bharatiji was an inspired poet, a great scholar and linguist, familiar with more than a dozen languages including French and Latin. He was also a very great patriot with intense love for India, Bharatavarsha, blazing in his heart. May his benedictions be upon all the readers of this book.

Swami Chidananda


SONG OF UNITY

Trees are many; the grove is one
Branches are many; tree is one
Shores are many; sea is one
Limbs are many; body is one
Bodies many; Self is one
Stars are many; Sky is one
Flowers are many; honey is one
Pages are many; book is one
Thoughts are many; Thinker is one
Tastes are many; taster is one
Actors are many; the drama is one
Nations are many; World is one
Religions are many; Truth is one
The wise are many; Wisdom is one
Beings are many; Breath is one
Classes are many; College is one
Find out this One behind the many
Then life shall enjoy peaceful harmony

—Yogi Shuddhananda Bharati

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