Siddha siddhanta. paddhati and.Other works of the natha yogis Kalyan Malik

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  SJDDHA - SJDDHANTA - PADDHA TI AND OTHER WORKS OF THE NATHA YOGiS By SMT. KALYANI MALLIK, M.A., B.T., Ph.D., Authcrr of the Histcrry, Philosophical Doctrine andPractice of the Natha Sampradiiya &c. FOREWORD By Rao Bahadur P. C. DIV ANJI, M.A., LL.M. POONA ORIENTAL BOOK HOUSE 330A, Sadashiv Peth, POONA Price Rs. 10.  (All rights reseTtled by the publisher) First impression 1954 Printed by B. G. Dhawale at the Karnatak Printing Pre~~, Cbira Bazar, Bombay 2 and Publiãhed by D. K. Gondh.tlekar, Proprietor, Poona Oriental Book Housr,330 A, Sadashiv Peth, Poona 2.  DEDICATBIJ IN MEMORY OF MY HUSBAND AND OUR ONLY SON  FOREWORD I have great pleasure in drawing the attention of the·scholars and philosophers interested in the Yoga system of,philosophy to this collection of 10 works of the school of thesystem known as that of the Natha Yogis or Kanphata Yogis,which the learned Dr. Kalyani Devi Malik has edited on procuring MSS. thereof from far and near with great assiduity andto which she has prefixed a well-thought out and thought-provoking thesis on the historicity and dates of the principal personalities whose names are associated with the srcin and development of the cult of the said Yogis, and added a comprehensive synopsis of the contents of each work, made moreinteresting and instructive by the supplementation of criticalnotes.She has, by doing so, rendered a great service to the causeof Indian culture in its spiritual aspect because the Nitha Yogis continue in an uncorrupted form the ancient Hathayoga tradition, whose srcin goes back to the proto-historictimes when there lived the great Siddhas of the M'lbe5varasect like the great sage p-a:oini, who have left behind for the benefit of civilised man, wonderful works on such scientific subjects asgrammar, linguistics, mathematics, medicine, classical music etc.,based on intuitive knowledge acquired by a singular devotion to the humanistic ideals and at great personal sacrifice. Dr. Gopinath Kaviraj had, in the first quarter of this century,published in the Prince of Wales Sarasvati Bhavan Text Seriestwo works of that sect of secondary importance, namely G o r a ~ a - s i d d h i i n t a - s a m g r a h a  and Siddha-siddhanta-samgraha. The former thereout is a ll'lth century work made out on thebasis of extracts drawn from 60-65 works and the latter is asummary of the Siddha-siddhiinta-padd.hati of Nityanath, whoflourished long after Gorala;;anatha whose achievement in thematter of the revival of the Siddha tradition is comparable with that of Siddha Vasugupta in the matter of that of the Kasmir$aivism and of the great philosopher Saimkara in that of theAdvaita Vedanta. The former contains some extracts from the
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