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  The collected works of Srimat Swami Nigamananda Paramhansadev comprise invaluable and immortal contributions to the world. He has expressed through these books a few slices of the spiritual wealth acquired by him by means of religious exercises his mode of expression being intelligible to laymen. Even if all the books on the ever lasting Hindu religion be destroyed, these few books alone will suffice to liquidate religious obtuseness of all classes of men.


1. YOGI GURU

This is the first book composed by Srimat Swami Nigamananda Paramhansadev. It is an excellent treatise on the easy ways to spiritual attainments and religious exercises. This book is divided into four sections:—(a) Yoga Kalpa, (b) Sadhan Kalpa, (c) Mantra Kalpa and (d) Swara Kalpa. The first part Yoga Kalpa is a collection of the methods of religious exercises of the author deals with the supremacy of Yoga, what Yoga is the science of the bodily structure (anatomy) accounts of the pulses, accounts of different humors the characteristics of the kinds of humors, Hansatatwa (the characteristics of Sainthood) Pranab tatwa, Kula kundalini tatwa (the study of super consciousness) Nabachakra (Nine cycles) and the light features of Yoga. The second part Sadhan Kalpa contains 18th topics like instructions to ascetics, the technique of mental concentration, Tratak Yoga, the technique of Kula kundalini (super consciousness), perception of the clairvoyance and salvation. The third part Mantra Kalpa contains the topics like:—diksha Pranati (the method of initiation into religious practices) a right-minded spiritual guide, the mysteries of incantations, easy means of acquiring occult power exercising ghosts, the methods of prayer and the symptoms of acquiring occult powers. The fourth part named Swara Kalpa deals with the normal strokes of voice the effects of respiration through the left and the right nose the method of hypnotism hold to determine in advance in events due to occur in a particular year, the method of extinguishing fire and the method of fore knowing the facts relating to death. In this way the subtle and secret truths of Yoga have been expressed in a very homely and lucid language. The book is extremely enlivening to the religious practitioners apprising to spiritual illumination by mens of Yogic prayers.

2. JNANI GURU

This is the second book penned by Srimat Swami Nigamananda Paramhansadev. This is a remarkable book dealing with wisdom and modes of religious exercises. The book is divided into three sections:—(a) Nana Kanda (the section on various practices) (b) Jnana Kanda (the section on attainment of wisdom) (c) Sadhana Kanda (a section dealing with modes of prayer) The first section Nana Kanda deals with topics like what is religion ? Necessity of religion, caste distinctions, necessity of a spiritual guide, the mystery of creation and of the gods, the supremacy of the Gita, fruits of action the doctrine of rebirth, God is grace abounding, who then induces us to sin ? Jnana Kanda which comprises the second section of the book deals with topics like:—what is wisdom ? Synthesis of four Yogas, audition, cognition and Nidhidyasan,the attributes of the self the attributes of the Brahma (the Infinite) Brahma Vichar (to discriminate Between the apparent and the real), the Prakriti & Purus (matter & spirit) Panchikaran, Practices of trance realization of the Infinite, Jnana Yoga (the way to wisdom) Brahma Nirvana (the ultimate salvation) and so on. Sadhan Kanda which is the third section of the book deals with the topics like—the necessity of prayer and spiritual exercises, the doctrine of illusion, prayers relating to the awakening of Kula Kundalini (super consciousness) Astanya Yoga (the eight systems of Yoga) how to practice Pranayam (breath control as prescribed by Yogic exercises causing trance, Yoni Mudra Sadhan (special posture of Yoga), modes of maintaining total continence, Urdhwareta Sadhan (practice of preserving semen in full by total continence) Ajapa Gayatri Sadhan (worship of a goddess of the Tantriks) Brahmanandarasa Sadhan (prayer enabling the devotee to enjoy the bliss of contact with the Infinite) Bibhuti Sadhan (Prayer relating to the display of occult powers) how to cast aside the body, by means of Yogic means and so on. The book is a delicious dose of nectar as it wire for the devotees cherishing intellectual aspirations.

3. BRHAMACHARYA SADHAN

This is the third book composed by Srimat Swami Nigamananda Paramhansadev. Maintenance of unremitting continence is the very foundation of the Everlasting Religion. The systemized rules of maintaining continence and its benefits have been described in this book. The book is divided into three chapters. The first chapter is 'Niyam Palan' (observance of rules) It deals with the topics like the present condition, what is brahmacharya ? 'Snanbidhi' (methods of ablution) 'Homabidhi' (the rules of oblation) 'Aharbidhi' (the methods of prescribed for diets) the rules of right conduct and so on. 'Sadhan Pranali' (the rules of religious exercises) is the second chapter of this book. This chapter deals with—purification of food, purification of mind, Yama Sadhan (concentration of mind in meditation on God) observance of rules, thoughts of mortality, the miserable plight of a person indulging in sex gratification, Asan Sadhan (practice of Yogic postures of sitting (Pranayam) and so on. The third chapter is Swasthya Bidhi (the rules of Health care). It deals with the prescribed daily activities, virtuous impulses, prescribed seasonal activities and th practices of Yoga (methods of attaining spiritual enlightenment). This book is singularly appealing to boys and girls.

4. TRANTRIK GURU

This is the fourth book composed by Srimat Swami Nigamananda Paramahansadev. The book entitled 'Tantrik Guru' or Tantra and modes of ritualism is divided into three parts. Its first part Yukti Kalpa deals with the topics like Tantra Sastra (modes of prayer prescribed by Tantriks) Mantra Tatwa (studies in five essential rites of Tantras, Pancham Tatwa, Sapta Achar (seven kinds of rites), Bhabatraya (three kinds of mental states), Brahmavada according to the Tantras, studies in images of idolatory and sequential steps of religious exercises. The second section:—Sadhan Kalpa describes the subjects like submission to a spiritual preceptor and processes of spiritual initiation, Saktavishek (ceremonial induction of a Sakta devotee) Purnavishek (final installation) Antaryag or Manas puja (mental worship) Mala Nirnay (determination of a suitable garland) the technique of silent prayer, Mantrartha (meaning of Mantra) Mantra Chaitanya (awareness of the potency of spells) the procedures of silent prayer to Ajapa, a goddess of the Tantras, Saba Sadhana (prayer and religious exercises with the expedient of a corpse) symptoms for acquiring occult powers, worship of the Infinite as enjoined by the Tantras, spiritual practices and means of attaining salvation as prescribed by the Tantras. The third section or Appendix deals with Yogini Sadhana (means of propitiating the female attendants of the goddess Kali, means of acquiring omniscience expedient of becoming invisible, means of dispelling drought, way of extinguishing fire, curing all kinds of ailments and maladies and the means of overcoming a crisis. There prevails an absurd and awkward notion in society about the Tantras. A study of this book will dispel all kinds of doubts about the Tantras. The Tantras are by no means a separate system of scriptures, the Tantra is a modified version of the Vedas, it is the essence of Sankhya philosophy and the upanishads. It indicates the easy way to attain salvation.

5. PREMIK GURU

The fifth book composed by Srimat Swami Nigamananda Paramhansa is Premik Guru or Prem Bhakti and Sadhan paddhati. This book is divided into two parts:—Prembhakti and Jibamukti. The first part Prem Bhakti deals with:—what is devotion ? Bhakti Tatwa (studies in devotion) persons fit for being devotees, how to attain the proper mood for devotion sixty four kinds of religious practices, five methods of prayer prescribed by Sri Chaitanya. Spiritual exercises relating to five kinds of mental states, spiritual exercises by imagining oneself as a Gopi (a sweet hart of the Lord) the sentiment of love, the mystery of prayer by easy means, different stages of prayer and the symptoms of attaining the final stage of prayer. The latter part Jiba Mukti deals with the topics like devotion is the road to salvation, determination of the mature of salvation as stated in the Vedas, the ways of attaining salvation, how to practise renunciation, embracing the life of an ascetic in a religious home, the duties of an ascetic, true asceticism, and salvation in earthly life. In the present age, the path of devotion is specially suitable for all. The mercy of God or a devotee of God is the only way to awaken devotion. The religious practitioners of the cult of devotion will easily attain the bliss of love and devotion if they follow the methods prescribed in this book.

6. Vedanta Vivek

This book deals with five kinds of discretion like the enduring and discretion as established by the Vedas, the discretion relating to dualism and monism, Pancha Kosa Vivek, the discretion relating to the self and the selfless, and the discretion arising from the eternal truths. That the consciousness of duality and the indivisible Absolute entity is really the Absolute in the consciousness of monism and duality has been established by tracing the abiding elements in transitory objects. That the eternal and absolute Hiranmoy Kosa, the super sensuous golden cell abides in full glory has been shown in Pancha Kosa Vivek. Then it has been described in Atmanatoman Vivek (discretion relating to the self and the selfless) that the super sensuous entity is the soul and all other objects are the negation of the soul. Then it has been established in Mahavakya Vivek (the discretion awakened by eternal truth) that the ever abiding Absolute soul is the true self. Hence a discussion of these five kinds of discretion is an imperative necessity, self realisation and gaining an insight into the fundamental Reality. Hence Vedanta Vivek has been composed for the benefit of countless multitudes. One can realise the nature of fundamental Reality if one reads and intellectually comprehends Vedanta Vivek over and over again with due devotion and becoming reverence. Hence these articles were first published in Arya Darpan, the literary medium of the ever lasting religion. Subsequently, these articles have been republished in book forms.

7. Nigam SUtra

This is the last book composed by Srimat Swami Nigamananda Paramhansadev. To quote the words articulated by his holy lips:—''I am composing a book entitled Nigam Sutra. This is my final composition." To state in plain words, Nigam Sutra signifies the inscrutable formula. Its second meaning is a body of formula of the Nigama (a scripture of the Tantra cult). This book too is an authoritative book containing a rich store significant matters like his other books, 'Yogi Guru', 'Jnani Guru', 'Premik Guru' and 'Tantrik Guru'. The inscrutable doctrines of Nigama have been enunciated in this book in the shape of formula. The methods of awakening super consciousness by means of religious exercises have found a triumphant impression in this book. This is a rare treatise specially useful for the persons aspiring to salvation. All confusions of the mind are dispelled and now and newer avenues are opened before the mind if this book is studied.


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