About the Book:
Cudala and Shikhidhvaja were the monarchs of an ancient Indian kingdom. In their declining years they began the practice of transcendental deep meditation. Queen Cudala was diligent and regular in her meditation, and in time gained Cosmic Consciousness, and then Unity Conscious- ness. Then she became inspired to learn Yogic Flying, in order to be able to demonstrate her spiritual accomplishment to her husband Shikhidhvaja.
Framed by a compelling love story, Vasishtha teaches Ram the spiritual path laid out for kings and householders. It is not a story of renunciation, but rather one of complete engagement. Here is the knowledge of higher states of consciousness, and the royal path to unfold the infinite treasures within, for the benefit of the individual and the whole society.
Vasishtha teaches Yogic Flying for perfect health, Yogic Flying for a utopian society, Yogic Flying for world peace, Yogic Flying for the fulfillment of Yoga in the attainment of the silence of Kaivalya, Yogic Flying for total knowledge of Veda, Yogic Flying for unfolding the celestial vision of the world of angels in the state of God Consciousness, Yogic Flying for perfection of the eight principle Siddhis, and Yogic Flying to attain the perfect balance of silence and dynamism in the state of Brahman Consciousness.
Here is the essence of Yoga in the Yoga Vasishtha.
About the Author:
Dr. Peter F Freund is a scholar, translator, and author of books on Shiksha and Upapurana. He has a PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi International University, U.S.A., (2006) where he also taught courses on Vedic literature and consciousness. Dr. Freund has published several books on various aspects of Vedic science, such as Varna Shiksha, Varuna Purana, Paniniya Shiksha, Vasishtha Shiksha, as well as Yogic Flying According to Yoga Vasishtha.