A Sweet Surprise 2015

Preparation for A Sweet Surprise
Glossary

Kundalini Shakti

Lit., “coiled one.” The primordial shakti, the power of spiritual evolution in a human being. The dormant form of this spiritual energy is represented as lying coiled at the base of the spine. When awakened and guided by the Siddha Yoga Guru and its progress aided by the seeker’s own disciplined effort, this energy brings about purification of the mind and of the physical and subtle bodies, and leads to the permanent experience of one’s divine nature.

Sadgurunath Maharaj ki Jay

In the Siddha Yoga tradition, this Hindi expression in praise of the Guru is often recited at the beginning and completion of a spiritual activity as an invocation of auspiciousness and an expression of gratitude.

Sadhana

Spiritual practice; also that which leads straight to a goal or is a means of accomplishing something. The sadhana of Siddha Yoga students includes active, disciplined engagement with the foundational Siddha Yoga practices of meditation, chanting, seva, and dakshina, along with focused study and contemplation of the Siddha Yoga teachings. The goal of Siddha Yoga sadhana is spiritual transformation, leading to liberation.

SYDA Foundation

A not-for-profit organization founded in 1973. The SYDA Foundation’s role is to protect, preserve, and facilitate the dissemination of the Siddha Yoga teachings. The SYDA Foundation creates and produces Siddha Yoga teaching and learning events and sadhana tools for Siddha Yogis worldwide.