|Print List Price:||$17.20|
|Kindle Price:|| $2.99 |
Save $14.21 (83%)
|Sold by:||Amazon.com Services LLC|
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle for Web.
Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Follow the Author
Soham Yoga: The Yoga of the Self: An In-Depth Guide to Effective Meditation Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
A complete guide in the theory and practice of meditation on the mantra "Soham."
Why Soham Yoga Meditation?
Meditation is the process of centering our awareness in the principle of pure consciousness which is our essential being. In this way we will never lose sight of our real identity.
Normally we lose awareness of our true Self through consciousness of external objects. Since we are habituated–if not actually addicted–to objective consciousness, we can use that very condition to our advantage. Rather than disperse our consciousness through objects that draw us outward, away from the source of our being, we can take an object that will have the opposite effect, present it to the mind, and reverse our consciousness.
Such an object must have three qualities:
- it must be something whose nature it is to turn our awareness inward and draw it into the most subtle depths of our being,
- it must be something that can continue to be perceived even in those most subtle areas of our awareness,
- it must already be present in our inmost being awaiting our discovery of it. Therefore it must be an object that can both impel and draw us, accompanying our questing consciousness inward, not being transcended when the mind and senses are gone beyond, but revealing itself as the Self.
That object is the mantra Soham. By sitting with closed eyes and letting the mind become easefully absorbed in experiencing the inner mental repetitions of Soham we thereby directly enter into the state of consciousness that is Soham, the state of consciousness that is both Brahman the Absolute and our Self.
"Meditation is the shortest, simplest and most efficient method of Self-realization. Experiencing the oneness between the seeker (the individual sadhaka) and the sought (Satchidananda Brahman) is the essential feature of meditation. Soham sadhana is its most potent method (practice)". —Swami Swarupananda of Pavas
In Soham Yoga: The Yoga of the Self you will find a full explanation of:
- What is Yoga?
- Why Soham Yoga?
- How to practice Soham Yoga meditation.
- What great teachers say about this practice, such as Ramana Maharshi, Swami Sivananda, Gajanana Maharaj, Swami Muktananda, Kabir, Sankara, and many others.
- Pointers for success in meditation
- The foundations of yoga.
- Breath and Sound in Meditation
Those who seek to practice meditation will need nothing further than this in-depth guide.
From the Publisher
In his many pilgrimages to India, Abbot George had the opportunity of meeting some of India’s greatest spiritual figures, including Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh and Anandamayi Ma.
Praise from Readers
Abbot George’s writing is "as informed and informative as it is inspired and inspiring"
–James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
"[His] writing is well crafted and stocked with anecdotes, humor, literary references, and beautiful quotes... I found it entertaining as well as illuminating."
–Reverend Gerry Nangle, President, Johrei Fellowship
"Highly recommended for earnest spiritual aspirant, especially those who might need a prod to keep them moving."
–Anna Hourihan, Vedantic Shores Press.
- The Unknown Lives of Jesus and Mary
- Living the Yoga Life: Perspectives on Yoga
- May a Christian Believe in Reincarnation?
- Satsang With the Abbot
- Spiritual Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet
Abbot George Burke
(Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
Abbot George is the founder and director of the Light of the Spirit Monastery (Atma Jyoti Ashram) in Cedar Crest, NM, USA.
He has been studying, teaching and writing on practical spiritual life for over 60 years.
He has written over 20 books on Meditation, Original Christianity, and Original Yoga, as well as the Dharma for Awakening Collection: commentaries on major scriptures of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Taoism and more,
Below are some of his best sellers:
- Soham Yoga: Its Theory and Practice
- The Christ of India
- The Bhagavad Gita for Awakening
- The Dhammapada for Awakening
- The Gospel of Thomas for Awakening
From the Author
Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
Light of the Spirit Monastery
About the Author
In his many pilgrimages to India, he had the opportunity of meeting some of India's greatest spiritual figures, including Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh and Anandamayi Ma. During his first trip to India he was made a member of the ancient Swami Order by Swami Vidyananda Giri, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, who had himself been given sannyas by the Shankaracharya of Puri, Jagadguru Bharati Krishna Tirtha.
In the United States he also encountered various Christian saints, including Saint John Maximovich of San Francisco and Saint Philaret Voznesensky of New York. He was ordained in the Liberal Catholic Church (International) to the priesthood on January 25, 1974, and consecrated a bishop on August 23, 1975.
For many years Abbot George has researched the identity of Jesus Christ and his teachings with India and Sanatana Dharma, including Yoga. It is his conclusion that Jesus lived in India for most of his life, and was a yogi and Sanatana Dharma missionary to the West. After his resurrection he returned to India and lived the rest of his life in the Himalayas.
He is the author of a number of books on meditation and practical spiritual life, including Om Yoga Meditation: Its Theory and Practice, The Dhammapada for Awakening, The Gospel of Thomas for Awakening, May a Christian Believe in Reincarnation?, and The Christ of India: The Story of Saint Thomas Christianity.
He has written extensively on these and other topics at OCOY.org/
- ASIN : B07FFBPPT8
- Publisher : Light of the Spirit Press (July 10, 2018)
- Publication date : July 10, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3405 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 405 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #716,812 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1,659 in New Age Meditation
- #7,441 in Meditation (Books)
- #31,595 in Children's eBooks (Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2018
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
Every page was a pleasure to read and I would recommend this book to anyone. At the end of the book comes a dictionary of Sanskrit which is brilliant. Will look forward to reading many more of his works especially on Meditation
It is also refreshing to read that one can immediately start practicing the method after reading the book. The author makes it clear that iniatation by a guru is not required,