Sannyasa: Cultivating Spiritual Awareness

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Item Code: NAC968
Author: Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
Publisher: Yoga Publications Trust
Language: English
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9788186336953
Pages: 104 (Full Color & B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Weight 160 gm
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About the Book

The Yogadrishti (Yogavision) series of satsangs consists of discourses given by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati in Munger as part of the new phase of Sannyasa life that he has embarked upon since 2009.

Sannyasa was the theme of the satsangs Swamiji gave in January 2011 at Ganga Darshan after returning from the programs held for the first anniversary of Sri Swami Satyananda’s Mahasamadhi at Rikhiapeeth.

Illustrating the ideals of Sannyasa through Sri Swami Satyananda’s life Swamiji takes us on a journey to the origins traditions and essence of this path and provides a sequential approach by which it can become a practicable lifestyle. The satsangs culminate with the glimpse into the mandate and aspirations of Sannyasa Peeth.


About the Author

Swami Niranjanananda was born in Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) in 1 960. Guided from birth by his guru, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, he came at the age of four to live with him at the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger where he received training in yogic and spiritual sciences through yoga nidra. in 1971 he was initiated into Dashnami sannyasa, and thereafter for eleven years he lived overseas, mastering skills in varied areas, acquiring an understanding of different cultures and helping establish Satyananda Yoga ashrams and centers in Europe, Australia, North and South America.

At the behest of his guru, he returned to India in 1983 to guide the activities of Bihar School of Yoga, Sivananda Math and the Yoga Research Foundation at Ganga Darshan. In 1990 he was initiated as a paramahamsa sannyasin and in 1995 anointed spiritual preceptor in succession to Swami Satyananda Saraswati. He established Bihar Yoga Bharati, the first university of yoga, in 1994 and the Yoga Publications Trust in 2000 in Munger. He also initiated a children’s yoga movement, Bat Yoga Mitra Mandal, in 1995. In addition to steering the activities at Munger, he travelled extensively to guide seekers around the world till 2009, when he received the command to embark on a new phase of sannyasa life.

Author of many classic books on yoga, tantra and the Upanishads, Swami Niranjan is a magnetic source of wisdom on all aspects of yogic philosophy, practice and lifestyle. He ably combines tradition with modernity as he continues to nurture and spread his guru’s mission from his base at Munger.




1 Ideal of Sannyasa 1
2 Origins of Sannyasa Tradition 17
3 Ashrama System Purpose and Path 28
4 Ashtanga Yoga of Sannyasa 53
5 Essence of the Path 79
6 Dawn of Sannyasa Peeth 86

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