Venerable Grand Master - Swami Rajarshi Muni
Venerable Grand Master Swami Rajarshi Muni was born in 1931. He has engaged himself in the serious study and practice of yoga since his early youth. He received shaktipat initiation (note below) from Guru, Swami Kripalvanand, in November 1970 and renounced the world thereafter. After that he had devoted himself almost exclusively to secluded yoga sadhana (spiritual practice), his daily practice spanning at least ten hours.
Grand Master is an extraordinary spiritual seeker and has acquired the profound secrets of Mahayana Yoga. His praiseworthy efforts in previous births as well as in this life have resulted in tremendous spiritual attainments. Examples of this include by the fifth session of meditation after his shaktipat initiation, he had already awakened kundalini; he then commenced entry into the Khechari Mudra within four months, and had accomplished the same within four years. In his fourth year of sadhana, he had achieved what no yogi in centuries has claimed to have achieved, and certainly never in modern times. At present he is engaged in the most difficult phase of transforming the physical body into the exquisite divine body.
As the chosen disciple of Swami Kripalvanand, Grand Master is the present spiritual head of the spiritual lineage founded by Lord Lakulish, the twenty-eighth incarnation of Lord Shiva, referred as Samantbhadra (原始佛; 普賢菩薩) in Buddhism. He is also the founder of The Lakulish International Fellowship’s Enlightenment Mission.
In response to the spiritual calling from Samantbhadra, in December 2008, Grand Master accepted Master Haiyun Jimeng at his holy feet and bestowed Master Haiyun with the most secret of Mahayana Yoga, which enable Master Haiyun to complete his teaching blueprint to advance the historical task of awakening humans towards moral, cultural and spiritual values as well as to attain liberation from the cycle of repetitive births, existences, and deaths.
Books published by Swami Rajarshi Muni in English:
- Awakening Life Force (Llewellyn, USA).
- Chinese Mahayan Buddhism.
- Classical Hatha Yoga.
- Divine Body Through Yoga.
- Infinite Grace - The Story of My Spiritual Lineage.
- Karma Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga
- Gyan Yoga
- Light From Guru to Disciple.
- Tenets for the Spiritual Life.
- Yoga Experiences Part I.
- Yoga The Ultimate Attainment (Jaico).
- Yoga The Ultimate Spiritual Path (Llewellyn, USA).
- Nitya Karma (Daily Rituals).
- Sanatan (Eternal) Culture of India.
- Shri Guru Govind Pujan.
Saktipata initiation, is a spiritual technique to release prana or vital force in a spiritual seeker’s body, which is a must step on spiritual path for liberation.
Source: The introduction regarding Swami Rajarshi Muni is referred from http://www.lifemission.org/sl_rm.html.
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