The Path's Four Stages

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 30 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining the four stages of our spiritual path, namely, charya, kriya, yoga and jnana. The four paths are the quintessential stages through which the soul grows and matures with the view to attaining the ultimate goal, realisation.


Photo of  Gurudeva
Through pranayama, through mantra, through tantra, wielding an indomitable will, the last forces of form, time and space subside, as the yogi, deep in nirvikalpa samadhi, merges into Parasiva.