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Kailash In Quest of The Self

Kailash In Quest of The Self
$31.00
Item Code: NAD723
Author: Swami Vedananda
Publisher: Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Trust
Language: English
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 9781895383669
Pages: 256
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 371 gms
About the book

This book is a rare, spiritual adventure story of one dedicated renunciant's foot pilgrimage through the mountains of India, Nepal and Tibet to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, the abode of the gods on earth. Swami Vedananda, a disciple of Shirdi Sai Baba literally takes us with him on his journey. He gives us an amazingly frank and honest portrayal of the physical and spiritual challenges, which he had to overcome on this very difficult yatra. He shares the insights that guided and prodded him on, and the personal darshans granted him, by ascetics, saints and gods.

He records for us, in detail, the remarkable meetings and profound teachings he received from several siddhas, and one in particular, a 700 year old Siddha. Swamiji grants us access to his meditations.

Numerous photographs and a map show us his way.

This book can be read on several levels and is a book full of blessings.

 

Preface

A Life Fulfilled

The mere sight of Mount Kailash is a stepping stone for self- realization. A dip in Holy Manasarovar liberates ones from worldly desires and inspires divine knowledge.

A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is not an ordinary pilgrimage-it is a transcendental spiritual journey- a journey toward Liberation and Realization! Mount Kailash in the Himalayas is a place of immense Divine energy. It is the mystic land of Kriya Yoga teachings and teachers; it is a place where the veil ofIgnorance begins to move away and the beginning of renunciation for the true seekers of Supreme Self starts. Every particle in the Himalayas is filled with Divinity. Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar symbolize Siva and Shakti (the two inseparable aspects of the Supreme Self).

Tears of joy welled up in my eyes when I saw the Gompha where Swami Pranavananda from Andhra Pradesh lived for some time. The lonely (lays spent during my pilgrimage and during the Parikrama in the freezing weather washed away my Karmic bonds. My perspective toward life has changed. My mind and body are flooded with that Divine power. It took three years following my return from Kailash for me to share my experiences in the form of a book. It took three years, for Babaji to permit it. The book was released first through the sacred hands of my Guru, Sri Sri Sri Vithal Baba, who initiated me into the Avadhuta sect.

Many people, find reading this book, in the original language turns their mind inward, regardless of external and internal disturbances. Therefore, I suggest that spiritual aspirants read it over and over sincerely, eleven times to experience the Kundalini Power.

If you can concentrate on Mount Kailash, you can feel that Divine Energy. Mount Kailash is considered the Maha Meru, the central axis through which the cosmic energy enters the world.

So please don't spend your time reading this book casually. Remember that you become what you think! Visualize the journey and identify yourself with my mind and you will benefit as much as I did!

This is a route to visualize Mt.Kailash, to begin your search for Truth!

 

Contents

 

  Preface: A Life Fulfilled V
  My Mentor VII
  The Journey of Liberation is Undertaken in Faith IX
1 The First Inspiration 1
2 The Journey Begins 9
3 The Journey Onward 16
4 The Long Wait at Nepalgunj 20
5 Routes to Kailash and Lake Manasarovar 25
6 In Udaseen Ashram - A New Turn of Events 31
7 A Pilgrim's Progress with Nagababa 39
8 Spiritual Practice in Haidakhan Baba's Ashram 47
9 Initiation as S1nt - Divine Vision 53
10 Pradham Kailsh 66
11 Another turn in the Journey - meeting Mahatmas 74
12 Light at the end of the Tunnel- Sri Sai in the Guise of an Old Man 83
13 Meeting a Hathayogi and his Blessings 88
14 A Test for my belief in Vegetarianism 95
15 Onward Journey from Dharchula 102
16 Malpha - Symbol of Disaster 106
17 Climbing Mount Chailektop 111
18 When Fear and Despair Overtake 115
19 The Whims of the Creator 121
20 The Arduous Climb of Tata Chadai 126
21 In Taklakot at the Chinese Border 129
22 March towards Mount Kailash 133
23 Tharchen - Base camp for Mount Kailash 136
24 The First Day of Parikrama 138
25 Meditation and Divine Vision in the Valley of Gods 142
26 End of the First Day of Parikrama 148
27 The Hazardous Climb of Dolma Pass 152
28 Gowri Kund - Divine Vision of Sri Danatreya 158
29 The Last Day of Parikrama 165
30 The Unexpected Happened - Moments of Despair and Anguish 171
31 Manasarovar Parikrama - Divine Vision 178
32 Meeting a Great Sadhu - Celestial Vision 189
33 The Ritual of Removing the Sacred Thread 193
34 The Return Journey 197
35 In the Nepalese Camp 199
36 Avadhura Hara Hara Kiratagiri Nagababa 202
37 The Return Journey to Nepal 205
38 Return to Nepal via Tibet 209
39 39.Back into Our Mother Land 214
40 The Final Round-Up 220
  Welcome to Dwarahat - A Spiritual Haven The Temple of Sai - Babaji 226

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