What Is the Lofty Kailasa Parampara?
March 24, 2013 Comments Off on What Is the Lofty Kailasa Parampara?
The Kailasa Parampara is a millennia-old guru lineage of the
Nandinatha Sampradaya. In this century it was embodied by Sage Yogaswami, who
ordained me in Sri Lanka in 1949 to carry on the venerable tradition.
The authenticity of Hindu teachings is perpetuated by
lineages, parampara, passed from gurus to their successors through ordination.
The Kailasa Parampara extends back to, and far beyond, Maharishi Nandinatha and
his eight disciples–Sanatkumara, Sanakar, Sanadanar, Sananthanar,
Sivayogamuni, Patanjali, Vyagrapada and Tirumular. This succession of siddha
yoga adepts flourishes today in many streams, most notably in the Saiva
Siddhanta of South India. Our branch of this parampara is the line of Rishi
Tirumular (ca 200 bce), of which the first known satguru in recent history was
the Rishi from the Himalayas (ca 1770-1840). From him the power was passed to
Siddha Kadaitswami of Bangalore (1804-1891), then to Satguru Chellappaswami
(1840-1915), then to Sage Yogaswami (1872-1964) of Sri Lanka, and finally to
myself, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-). The Tirumantiram states, “Thus
expounding, I bore His word down Kailasa’s unchanging path–the word of Him,
the eternal, the truth effulgent, the limitless great, Nandinatha, the joyous
one, He of the blissful dance that all impurity dispels.”
Aum Namah Sivaya. –
Sloka 152 from Dancing with Siva, from Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami’s
trilogy: Dancing with Siva, Living with Siva
and Merging with Siva; 3,000 page trilogy on Hindu philosophy, culture
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