Philosophy of Gorakhnath
This Book is an attempt to present a
systematic and consistent account of the philosophical background of
the spiritual culture associated with the names of Yogi Gorakhnath and
other adepts of the Nath school. The account is mainly based on an
original Sanskrit text of the school attributed to Gorakhnath, which
is believed to be a faithful record of some of the traditional views of
the school. The author has ably accomplished his self-imposed task which
is difficult not only for the great depth of yogic wisdom implied in
the teachings, but also for the great paucity of necessary materials.
The author has said everything worth
knowing for a beginner in regard to the philosophical outlook of Nathism.
The ultimate Reality- Brahman and Para-Samvit; the inter-relation of Siva
and Sakti; the gradual unfoldment of the supreme Sakti and the origin of
the universe consisting of an infinite series of world systems; the
appearance of the individual souls and their relation to the cosmic Purusa;
the supreme ideal of human life; the relation between macrocosm and
microcosm; the universe as the body of the Transcendent: these are some of
the topics on which the learned author has tried to throw light. As Nathism
represents a particular aspect of Hindu spiritual life, the writer has done
well in dealing at some length with the ideal of Hindu spirituality in
The book is dedicated to Truth-Seekers of the World. It is forwarded by C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar and written by Akshaya Kumar Banerjea.