Yogaisrightliving.Thisdefinitionmayappeartobesimple,butreallyitisverysignificant,for the meaning of right living is very wide. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj explains in an easy andhomely style the basic principles that a beginner in Yoga has to understand and follow. These
arelaidoutwithaspecialviewtoenablethenovicetoascendwithoutmuchdifficultythe heights of spiritual attainment. Ethical and moral discipline forms the foundation of Yoga. SriSwamiji has beautifully brought together all the fundamentals: good conduct, non-attachment,dispassion, unselfish work, sense-control, meditation and knowledge to form a connected piece of complete information on the practice of Yoga, beginning with bodily health and training, andendinginSelf-knowledge.Webringoutthesixtheditionofthispreciousvolumefortheedificationof students, both in the East and the West, who have no acquaintance with the technicalitiesinvolved in the subject, but are eager to have an adequate grasp of the main guiding principles inliving a life of wisdom arising out of
THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY
PRAYER TO THE ALMIGHTY
dá Sy:s:ð s:v:ü B:Ü t:ð \:Ø b:Ò aÉN:ð \:Ø g:v:ð \:Ø c: .
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1. dç÷yase sarvabhåteùu bràhmaõeùu gaveùu ca |dikùu sarvàsu gagane parvateùu nadãùu ca ||
Thouartseen(bythepiousandtheearnestSadhakas)inallcreatures,incowsandBrahminsin all quarters of the globe, in the sky, as well as in all rivers and mountains.
s:h+c:rN:H Â:im:an:Î S:t:S:i\:üH s:h+dá kÏ . tv:ö D:ary:es: B:Ü t:aen: p:à eT:v:iö s:v:ü p:v:ü t:an:Î ..
2. sahasracaraõaþ ÷rãmàn ÷ata÷ãrùaþ sahasradçk |tvaü dhàrayasi bhåtàni pçthivãü sarvaparvatàn ||
Thou art thousand-footed, the glorious, thousand-headed and thousand-eyed Being. Thousupportest all the worlds, this earth and the mountains.