Siddha Yoga meditation is an approach to yoga bequeathed by Swami Muktananda (1908— 1982), a noted teacher in India and disciple of Bhagawan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri, regarded as one of the great saints of modern India. Siddha literally means "a perfect human being" in Sanskrit. Siddha Yoga meditation uses a variety of techniques, such as chanting, meditation, selfless service, and mantra repetition, as ways to attain enlightenment and perfection.
The most complete reference about the Siddha Yoga path is Swami Muktananda's spiritual autobiography, Play of Consciousness. Siddha Yoga meditation is one of the most widely practiced spiritual approaches today. Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Swami Muktananda's chosen successor and the current master of the tradition, continues to guide Siddha Yoga students today. Siddha Yoga meditation is currently practiced in a few ashrams and hundreds of centers around the world.
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The following book is the classic text on Swami Muktananda and his teachings: Swami Muktananda, Play of Consciousness: A Spiritual Autobiography (SYDA Foundation, 2000).
The following books are helpful to newcomers of this path: Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Inner Treasures (SYDA Foundation, 1995). Swami Muktananda, Where Are You Going? (SYDA Foundation, 1989).
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A complete guide on Eastern practices of breathing, mental, psychic and spiritual development. The book teaches that Yoga is divided into several branches, ranging from that which teaches the control of the body, to that which teaches the attainment of the highest spiritual development.