The Scriptural Tradition

To strive in the right way and make the right effort, you take the support of the scriptures, the teachings of the great Masters. These teachings enliven your path, enliven your efforts. Their words are like torches that help you discover the inner path, the inner path to your own God.
From We Have Met Before
by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

The Siddha Yoga tradition draws many of its teachings from the Indian yogic texts of Vedanta and Kashmir Shaivism, the Bhagavad Gita and the poet-saints.

These texts describe the highest possible state of human awareness and how to attain it. Many of these yogic scriptures are accounts of people who have blazed the trail into the inner realms and uncovered the diamond of Self-realization. Their words give us a context for our experiences that unfold after shaktipat. They provide a map for our journey, illumining where we have come from, and reminding us of our true destination. Study of the texts of yoga deepens our understanding and appreciation of the value of our inner experiences.

Based mainly on Eastern philosophies, the Siddha Yoga tradition embraces the universal teaching of brotherhood and respect for one another, as expressed in one of the central teachingsSee God in each other.