The goal was to present – as much as possible – a literal and exact translation of the commentaries of Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasay. The idea was to give the English speaking reader the experience of what it is like to read the Bengali originals. The translations contained in this book are the result. They are not poetic or “interpretive,” nor are they meant to be. We wish to thank those generous kind souls worldwide who contributed the funds to make the publishing possible.
This book contains the following works of Lahiri Mahasaya translated into English by Yoga Niketan:
2. Omkar Gita
3. Guru Gita
4. Avadhuta Gita
“Kutastha resides in this body. It is He Who is Guru. He is here as Atman [Self] and is also Paramatman [Supreme Self]. If there is no Atman, where can the world be? The cause of the world’s existence is Atman Itself. Without the existence of Atman, how could the creation of the Cosmos-samsara and the manifestation of all forms come about? It is Atman Who has taken on the myriad forms. It is Atman Who is experiencing them from Self-whim. Atman is the One Who is all Maya. It is Atman Who is Total Brahman. In this way, meditate upon Brahman, Who is Guru, in your head.”
-from Lahiri Mahasaya’s Guru Gita