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24 pages.

MAHA YOGA

by Swami Sivananda

Table of Contents

Chapter One
TRANSCENDENTAL TRUTH
1. One
2. Thou Alone Art
3. I Am the Master of My Destiny
4. I Am Immortal Atman
5. I Am Neither Hindu Nor Christian
6. One I Know
7. I Am Free
8. Evolution
9. Why God Created This World?
10. Behold Thyself
11. The Fairest Land

Chapter Two
FLOWERS OF DEVOTION
12. Banami Khuda
13. Thou Art the Whole
14. God Is All to Me
15. Viraha
16. I Cannot Live Without Thee
17. I Want to Serve Thee
18. Come, Come, My Beloved
19. Guide Me, Protect Me
20. Give Me Light
21. Vision
22. Glory to the Lord
23. God—Our Refuge
24. The Lord Is Within You
 

Chapter Three
SOME DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES
25. Live in God
26. Divine Love
27. Love
28. True Love
29. Recite Lord’s Name Always
30. Potency of Name
31. Power of Name
32. Name Is Nectar
33. Example of Nine Modes of Worship
34. Mukti—Handmaid of Bhakti
 

Chapter Four
ELEMENTS OF EXALTED LIFE
35. What Is Life?
36. Live This Eternal Life
37. Code of Divine Life
38. Mind-Tree
39. Attain Freedom
40. Desire For Birthlessness
41. Awake, Awake
42. End Ignorance First
43. Monkey and Sugar-Pot
44. O Wanderer, Listen
45. Hear the Voice of Conscience
46. Shun Those Who Obstruct You
47. Home of Light-Delight
48. How to Attain Wonderful Health
49. Ode to Castor Oil
50. Success Tonic
51. Anti-Divorce Tonic
52. Be United



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Chapter One
TRANSCENDENTAL TRUTH

1. ONE

Brahman is one without a second.
The one abides in all.
One is He.
And He Himself is many.
The one endures for ever.
The one is the Witness.
The one is the only Reality.
Be thou absorbed in the one.

2. THOU ALONE ART

Thou art in the fire
Thou art in the water
Thou art space
Thou art time
Thou art wisdom
Thou art bliss
Thou art love
Thou alone art.

3. I AM THE MASTER OF MY DESTINY

I am the Master of my destiny.
I am the captain of my Soul.
I am the Light of lights.
I am Emperor of emperors.
I am the Lord of this world.
I am Brahman Himself.
Sivoham Sivoham Sivoham

4. I AM IMMORTAL ATMAN

I am the Immortal Atman.
I am eternal, pure and unattached.
I am infinite and all-pervading.
All beings live in me.
I am the world.
I am beyond the world.
The world is my Vibhuti.
I am pure Consciousness-Bliss.
I am beyond names and forms.
Ineffable are my glories.
Endless are my Vibhutis.

5. I AM NEITHER HINDU NOR CHRISTIAN

I am neither Hindu nor Christian,
Neither Jew nor Hebrew,
Neither Musalman nor Parsee,
Neither Aiyer nor Ayengar
I am not of the East,
I am not of the West.
I am all-pervading Immortal Soul,
I am Satchidananda Brahman, Existence, Consciousness, Bliss Absolute.

6. ONE I KNOW

One I know,
One I see,
One I adore,
One alone Is,
One is the Reality.
One is Brahman.

7. I AM FREE

This world is a prison of sorrow
The knots of illusion are cut
I am free
I offered myself as a sacrifice
To the Lord, the Beloved
My body is filled with the Lord
Wherever I look He stands
I secured the raft of Lord’s Name
And swam to the farther shore.

8. EVOLUTION

You died as a mineral
You were born as a plant
You died as a plant
You were born as an animal
You died as an animal
You were born as a man
You died as a man
You became a sage.

9. WHY GOD CREATED THIS WORLD?

Why God created this world?
This is a transcendental question.
The intellect cannot solve this problem.
Ask God "Why He created this world."
Lokavattu leela kevalam—
This world is a Leela or sport of the Lord.
God was alone in the beginning,
He wanted companions and talk,
So He created this world.
He wanted to share His bliss with many,
So He created this world.
Creation is His Svabhava.
The Sun cannot remain without rays,
So God cannot remain without projection.
He created the world
For the Jivas to enjoy their Prarabdha,
For the pious worship of His devotees.
Know the Self,
Then alone you will know the why and how of Maya.

10. BEHOLD THYSELF

Enter the depths of silence Divine
Here, there, everywhere,
Behold your Beloved
Behold thyself
The One is within
The One is without
The One is in your heart
Why dost thou wander far and wide?

11. THE FAIREST LAND

The fairest land is that land
Where is neither fear nor hatred
Neither pain nor sorrow
Where rivers of bliss flow
Where there is always abundance
Where dwell Infinity, Eternity and Immortality
Everlasting peace and perennial joy
Where you will see sweet roses of perfection
In beauty bloom
This is my native land of freedom.
Where there is Atma Svarajya.

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