Publications

Life and Wonders of Swami Paramahamsa Vishuddhananda and Integral Great Yoga

Swami Paramahamsa Vishuddhananda (14. March 1853 - 14 July 1937) was one of the most extraordinary yogis born in India. He wa known from demonstrations of so called "Solar Science", which consisted in rare ability to create new qualities (for example fragrances) or materialization of objects by appropriate focus of the solar light with the use of a lens. His amazing powers attained through mastering subtle laws of nature and consciousness would astonish anyone who came across him.

Śrimad Bhagavadgita - Holy Song of the Lord

Śrīmad Bhagavadgītā is the basic scripture of Yoga and Indian philosophy. It was taught by Shri Krishna to Arjuna at the very beginning of the great Mahabharata battle. The main hero, Arjuna finds himself in a situation, in which he has to fight against his own relatives and gurus. Heartbroken, he receives the teaching from Bhagavan Shri Krishna who, as his charioteer, reveals the secrets of Yoga. In each of 18 chapters a different way of Yoga is taught. At last, Shri Krishna convinces him to never abandon his duty - fighting in order to protect Dharma (righteousness). 

Siwaswarodaja. Ancient Science of Breath

Śivasvarodaya is a Sanskrit text on yoga translated into Polish. It focuses on the interconnection between the breath and the functioning of the human. Two breath flows – once more free through the right nostril, the other time through the left one, are related to the cycle of activity and quiescence of the vital functions. Svara-yoga, in other words, yoga of the stream of breath, is a description of how to interpret both types of breath, as well as how to control them. In addition, the book describes some other qualities of the breath. Proper breathing harmony combined with human activity, finds its reflection in efficiency at work and love, ensuring health and long life.

Untold Stories of King Bhoja

Untold Stories of King Bhoja constitutes a collection of stories within a story, whose hero is king Bhoja (Bhoja Rāja) – a keen enthusiast of the secret teachings and Yoga, fathomed them and at times also by trick from a wise man Sarpati. King Bhoja, despite numerous legends about him, many of them described in this book, is a historical figure. He ruled in the town Dhar in Central India in the years 1010-1055, and became the author of about 80 books, the noteworthy being one of the most important subcommenary to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali titled Rāja-mārdaṇḍa (The Sun by the King). The present translation reveals the reality of life in ancient India and philosophy, blended with meaningful stories in which, like in the great epic of Mahābhārata, nothing happens without a reason. Its vibrant and animated plot will make one read it in one breath. The book is directed to both adults and children. 

The Tale of the Four Dervishes

The Tale of Four Dervishes (क़िस्स-ए-चार दरवेश / Qissā-e-cār daraveś) by Amir Khusro is a Persian novel that first appeared in Polish literature as early as in 1859. Titled Padishah and Four Dervishes was a translation made by Alexander Chodźko. This version constitutes the original translation of the same novel, written in Hindi and assimilated into the Indian culture as a literary adaptation of the Urdu translation from Persian Bagh-o-Bahār (Spring Garden).

Shakta View in Tantrik Literature

Shakta View in Tantrik Literature by Gopinath Kavaraj (1887-1976) contains philosophical articles of one of most prominent contemporary Indian philosophers and a yogi. The original text was written in the Hindi language and in 1965 awarded the prestigious prize of India’s National Academy of Letters (Sahitya Academy) for its significant input into the development of the modern Indian thought. This work, being the most authoritative depiction of the tantric thought, inspires and exhibits a fresh, new perspective of the human being and his evolution, unlike any previous publication. 

Ramayana. Childhood Episode

Rāmāyaṇa. Childhood Episode - is the first episode of Rāmāyaṇa, composed by the sage Valmiki. This poem constitutes along with Mahābhārata one of the two main masterpiece of ancient Indian epics. In the Indian tradition it is referred to as ‘the first poem' (अादि काव्य), and it is considered a model for the later Sanskrit poets. It tells about a nobel prince Rama, who as a result of a courtly intrigue in the capital city of the Ayodhya kingdom became had to spent twelve yours in exhile along with her faithful consort Sita. After numerous vicissitudes and the victorious war with Ravana, ten-headed king of Sri Lanka, who had abducted his wife Sita, the prince triumphantly returnes to the country and regaine the throne as the ruler and ideal model for all sovereigns. He is the hero worshipped around the world as the incarnation of god Vishnu and the ideal of all virtues.

Shivasutras of Vasugupta with Kshemaraja's and Varadaraja's commentaries

Shivasutras (Śivasūtra) – the basic philosophical scripture of Kashmiri Shaivism from the 9th century with two commentaries: Śivasūtravimarśinī of Ksemaraja and Śivsūtravārttikam of Varadarāja; the latter one translated for the first time in history. Shiva Sutras contain the philosophy of the Shaivite yoga, which is closely related to the philosophy of art. This text commenced the field of knowledge called 'the doctrine of vibration' (spanda), which still inspires many people to wonder about the mysteries of the universe. 

Durga - Victorious Goddess

Durga –Victorious Goddess is a translation from Sanskrit as well as an elaboration of an Indian allegorical sacred text Srī Durga-saptaśatī or Seven Hundred Stanzas on Goddess Durga.

It is the second after the Bhagavad Gita holy song of India. Chanted by millions of Indians, especially during the Navaratri festival celebrated all over India when for nine days nine forms of the Goddess are worshipped in temporary temples erected for this purpose.

The Hymns of Ādi Śankarācārya

Ādī Śankarācarya (c. 8-9 century) was one of the greatest philosophers of the India and the great representative of the Advaita Vedānta school of Indian philosophy. His spiritual and philosophical wisdom found its expression both in his vast philosophical work and his poetry. The Hymns of Sankara are a collection of his unique poetry, addressed to the Lord Shiva, the Goddess, Lord Vishnu, or to the pure Self. They have been translated skillfully into Polish language capturing their unique beauty, metrics, rythm, poetic suggestion and sometimes also the original rhymes (like in the case of the hymn 'Bhaja Govindam'). The translation itself is the artistry of Polish poetry.