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Siddha Yoga

The Siddha Yoga path is a set of teachings and spiritual disciplines that, according to the Indian spiritual teacher and Siddha Yoga guru, Swami Muktananda, unfold the God consciousness hidden in human beings. In Siddha Yoga teachings, this divine consciousness (Sanskrit cit and related words) dwells within all things as the universal Self (atman) and is also understood to be an effective inner power (shakti or kundalini-shakti). Experience of the Self is known to be activated through the agency of a true guru. In this context, such a guru is perfected (siddha) in the awareness of the divine presence within all beings and awakens that awareness in others. This awakening takes place through Shaktipat initiation (the transmission or “descent” of shakti) and is meant ...

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