Her every action reflects the abandonment of selfishness. This book is a powerful combination of important teachings including: the Kashyapa Sutras, the Guru Gita, and the Lalita Trishati.
The Kashyapa Sutras is a series of delightful discussions with Shree Maa and Swamiji in which they share engaging, humorous stories, deep, universal philosophies, and transcendentally sublime songs. The Guru Gita recounts the dialog between Parvati and Shiva regarding the relationship between the Guru and disciple, and how to serve the Guru. Lalita is the playful, beautiful and beloved Goddess. She is also the Goddess who distinguishes the individual forms and names of this creation. The Lalita Trishati Stotra is the three hundred names of the Playful Divine Mother.
These three teachings combine to make a foundation upon which to establish devotional practices. Each three parts of this book are invaluable to lovers of philosophy, the Guru, and the Playful Divine Mother. Complete with Sanskrit, Roman transliteration and English translations. Also included is a list of seed mantras designed to transform negative vibrations into positive ones and a glossary of key Sanskrit words. Complete with original Sanskrit, Roman transliteration, and English translation.
About the Author
Swami Satyananda Saraswati is considered to be one of the foremost Vedic scholars and Sanskrit translators in the West. He is the author of nearly 60 books in nine different languages representing a significant contribution to the understanding of Hinduism and Vedic religious practices.
Swamiji comes from the Dashnami lineage of Adi Shankaracharya, and belongs to the Saraswati tribe of renunciates and scholars who are living the life of a teacher and a knower of wisdom, worshiping with both spiritual knowledge and devotion. His Guru, Swami Amritananda Saraswati, initiated him into the Vedic Knowledge, Sanskrit, and the Chandi Path and sacred fire ceremony as his primary system of spiritual discipline in 1971.
He practiced the recitation of the Chandi Path in the Himalayan snow and in the hot springs of Bakreswar. Through this rigorous penance, he became impervious to the influences of heat and cold. Through his experiences walking the length and breadth of the Himalayas over 15 years, Swamiji fell in love with Sanskrit and became proficient in numerous languages including Bengali and Hindi. Wherever he went he would learn the local systems of worship and inspire those around him to participate. Swamiji’s expertise and experience spans many different religious traditions. His realizations and teachings make him a living example of Ramakrishna’s Gospel, “as many as there are individuals, so many are the paths to God”.
In 1979, Swamiji met Shree Maa when he was performing a vow of worship in a small temple in the interior of West Bengal. They toured India, spreading their divine love and inspiration by performing pujas, homas, and sharing their realizations, and teaching their methods of spiritual practice. In 1984 they came to America and established the Devi Mandir, where he and Shree Maa shine their beacon of light from Napa, California. Today, they share all their resources to give every individual an opportunity to access these spiritual teachings.
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