Author: Swami SivanandaSwami Satyasangananda Saraswati/Publisher: Yoga Publications TrustYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 258ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788186336632
Upasana is the ultimate path of sadhana, which leads the aspirant directly into the proximity of the Divine. This book of practical insight and instruction on the art of worship is meant for all those who ask the questions: How can I discover the ultimate Truth within myself? How can I attain liberation while living in this world?The teachings contained in this book were expounded by two contemporary masters of the yoga tradition: Swami Sivananda Saraswati and his disciple, Swami Satyananda Saraswati. All aspects of this path of upasana, including types and modes of upasana, relationships with the Divine, use of mantras and symbols, from and formless worship, tree worship, service and yajna are described. The principles and practices offered here can be used by all aspirants on the spiritual path.
IntroductionUpasanaFrom the Teachings of Swami Sivananda SaraswatiDefining UpasanaNine Modes of WorshipDivine BhavaSaguna and Nirguna UpasanaSignificance of SymbolsDevi UpasanaUPASANAFrom the Teachings of Swami Satyananda SaraswatiImportance of WorshipLove of GodRelationship withGodTypes of UpasakasRelevance of Sakara UpasanaSankalpa in UpasanaNavadha BhaktiUse of SymbolsMantra UpasanaTree PoojaServing and GivingYajna as WorshipGlossary