Welcome to

The Sanskrit Classics

Self publishing founded in 1984

by Swami Satyeswarananda Giri

Biographies of Kriya Masters || Complete Works of Lahiri Mahasay || Commentaries on the Scriptures || Kriya Discipline Books

New Releases
Indian Viewers: For books available in India, Contact: Resi 33-2407-7477

Commentaries on the Scriptures

The Lord's Lay (The Bhagavad Gita)

  • 328 pages, 127 Photos and Illustrations
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-877854-57-6
  • US $50.00

This includes interpretations of The Bhagavad Gita, in the light of Kriya. The war of Mahabharata through The Bhagavad Gita, brought to everybody's breath, in day to day life, through the practice of Kriya Pranayam.

The Kriya Sutras

  • 544 pages, 36 Illustrations
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-877854-54-5
  • US $75.00

This long awaited book finally sees the light of day, published in eleven languages.

The Siva Sanghita
Sanskrit Texts by Lord Siva
The Satha Chakra
The Brahma Sanghita

  • 342 pages, 39 Illustrations
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-877854-52-1
  • US $75.00

The Siva Sanghita, the Satha Chakra (the Six Centers) and the Brahma Sanghita are the classic books in Sanskrit literature. These are very important books of the Vedic culture on the scriptural field. The Siva Sanghita explains the Yoga system in the light of Yoga and tantra. The Six Centers provides information how the Kundalini functions and the Brahma Sanghita explains how the Brahma became Brahmana and the Govinda (Krisna) is praised.

In the present edition, we have published all three books in one for the reader's convenience.

Suddenly Silence...Atmastha
The State Beyond Heaven

  • 416 pages, 8 Illustrations
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-877854-51-4
  • US $75.00

The Yoga Vasistha Ramayan is also a very famous book in Sanskrit literature. Although its title contains the word Ramayana, it is not Ramayan in the conventional sense like the Epic Ramayan.

In fact, it is Vedanta philosophy or the spiritual discipline in the light of Vedanta. Yogi Vasistha is the Guru and Prince Rama is his intelligent disciple. In the court yard of King Dasaratha, Yogi Vasistha lectured eighteen days on prince Rama so that he could attain the complete state of Realization. During these days, he enquired him about his practice. On the last day Rama attained the final Realization.

We have published the entire book in two volumes comprising more than two thousand pages in large format under the title "The Ultimate Book - Yoga Vasistha".

The present edition is an abridged version with selected verses and cheaper edition made available.

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi
Lahiri Mahasay's Interpretations in the Light of Kriya

  • 240 pages, 16 Photographs
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-877854-35-4
  • US $30.00

This has been translated in the light of Kriya, from Lahiri Mahasay's original interpretation in Bengali, first to English, and now to Hindi.

The Ultimate Book: Yoga Vasistha

  • 2 volumes, 2132 pages, 77 Photographs
  • 8 1/2" x 10 1/2", Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-877854-50-7
  • US $475.00

Since the interpretation is in the light of synthesis of Yoga Vedanta, it would be appropriate to define these two words: Yoga and Vedanta in proper perspective in the spiritual light.

Yoga-chitta-vritti-nirodha - Which means "Yoga is a tranquil state of Consciousness when the waves (vrittis) of the heart (chitta) are eliminated (nirodha)". In other words, when the restless waves of the heart are made tranquil, it is a state of Yoga. The restless thoughts or the confused intellect of the heart and mind is dissolved, and then it is a state of Yoga, Sthirattva, eternal Tranquility, and Peace.

Therefore, Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline; it has nothing to do with physical exercises. In reality, the asana (a posture of the body - seating) is a steadfast condition of the mind which consequently shapes the body posture, and so Yoga has nothing to do with the body. It is directly related with the heart and mind. So where is the scope of doing anything with the body? Its primary intention is to dissolve the mind or the intellect and tranquilize the heart.

Now, the word Vedanta; it can be scanned into two words: Veda which means "knowing" or "knowledge" and anta which means "the end"; therefore, the word Vedanta means "the end of knowing or knowledge."

Thus the combined perspective of Yoga and Vedanta brings the state of eternal Tranquility (Sthirattva) at the end of knowing (realizing the Self); with nothing more left to know as the knowing mind or the intellect itself is dissolved in its very Source, attaining the state of eternal Tranquility (Chira Santi) and then "suddenly becomes eternal Silence (Chira Mouna). …."

The Great Epic of India -
In the Light of Kriya Pranayam

  • 832 pages
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover
  • ISBN 1-877854-43-3
  • US $75.00

The Mahabharata - internationally famous, previously published in two volumes (The Stories of the Great Epic – Volume 1 and The Spiritual Interpretation – Volume 2) is released by the Sanskrit Classics, in One Volume.

India's greatest Epic contains the holy book the Bhagavad Gita, which besides being a literary classic, is a supreme treatise on Yoga, philosophy, and the science of human behavior. It is an exhaustive manual of morals and manners which is of the greatest need of the present time.

Its subject matter is eternally applicable for all times in everybody’s life.

The interpretation is in the light of Breath (Kriya – Pranayam) which is the universal ground of all religions.

Synthesis of All Dharma Paths
Sarba Dharma Samanway

  • 1256 pages, 122 Photographs
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover
  • ISBN 1-877854-41-7
  • US $75.00

This landmark publication by the Sanskrit Classics is all you need to grasp the major religious faiths of the world.

The essence of all the major religious faiths is presented in the light of BREATH: Kriya - Pranayam. Here lies the harmony or peace - Eternal Silence...

Eternal Silence includes the following books:

  1. ATMA KRIYA - The Science of Breath
  2. THE CHANDI - The book of Divine Mother
  3. THE RAMAYAN - the great epic of India
  4. THE MAHABHARATA - Spiritual Characters and the Bhagavad Gita
  5. THE DHAMMAPADA - The Path of Dharma (Buddhism)
  6. THE HOLY BIBLE - The Old Testament
  7. THE HOLY BIBLE - The New Testament
  9. THE GURU GRANTHA SAHIB - Japaji (the first book of the Grantha Sahib)
  10. THE KRIYA SUTRAS and the Author


The HOLY BIBLE: In the Light of Kriya

  • 168 pages, 12 Photographs
  • 6" x 9", Paperback
  • ISBN 1-877854-23-9
  • US $15.00

The Holy Bible will never seem the same after reading this book. At last, a perspective that clearly makes sense of verses that many have heard all of their lives and never clearly understood. 

This title includes:

  1. Insight into the Holy Bible
  2. The New Testament
  3. The Old Testament
  4. Kriya: The Science of Breath

The author was told by a fellow disciple of Babaji that Jesus came to the Himalayas to complete his Kriya education from Babaji, which he was unable to do in his previous life. 

Jesus then taught Kriya to his disciples in his last incarnation, and so the New Testament is a book of Kriya.

Volume I
Stories of the Great Epic

  • 528 pages, 29 Photographs and Illustrations
  • 6" x 9", Paperback
  • ISBN 1-877854-24-7
  • US $20.00

Swamiji Maharaj retells the heart of this vast panoramic epic, which he has loved and studied from childhood, and with which he is quite familiar in its original Sanskrit. How fascinating: The brilliant array of characters from the demonic, through the broad varieties of human, to the Divine. The spread of time, from creation, through multiple incarnations of key figures, to Eternity. What an array of passions, philosophies, advice, story lines, spiritual paths, and more.

Volume II
With the commentaries of Lahiri Mahasay on the Bhagavad Gita

  • 421 pages, 32 Photographs and Illustrations
  • 8" x 11", Paperback
  • ISBN 1-877854-09-3
  • US $20.00

The interpretations of the Kurukshetra War in the light of Kriya, indicating how all of the characters and their actions are actually found within the individual in spiritual practice. Includes much information given by Lahiri Mahasay to his disciples, augmented by the author's explanations.

Interpretations of Sriyukteswar

  • 336 pages, 16 Photographs and Illustrations
  • 6" x 9", Paperback
  • ISBN 1-877854-12-3
  • US $20.00

This book reveals much about the spiritual life of Sriyukteswar. 

The author has added valuable insights into the passage of learning from Guru to disciple with his chapters on Sriyukteswar's relationship to his master, Lahiri Mahasay, and, in turn, his relationship to his well-known disciple, Yogananda. 

Sriyukteswar published a few copies of the first half of the book in his lifetime. Swami Satyananda found the manuscript for the last nine chapters under Sriyukteswar's pillow on his deathbed.

In the Eye of a Yogi

  • 208 pages, 5 Photographs and Illustrations
  • 8 1/2" x 11", Paperback
  • ISBN 1-877854-06-9
  • US $20.00

Substance of Bhagavad Gita by the author

Old Testament

New Testament

The Holy Quran

are all interpreted in the light of Kriya.

The Path of Dharma

  • 92 pages, 8 Photographs and Illustrations
  • 6" x 9", Paperback
  • ISBN 1-877854-20-4
  • US $10.00

Originally written in Pali, the Dhammapada has been widely translated into many international languages. This highly esteemed pre-Christian treatise on Truth is the most famous among all Buddhist texts.

Lord Buddha is one of the "Ten Avatars" of the "Ten Avatar Stotra." The Dhammapada echoes the same teaching of Dharma imparted by Lord Krisna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. 

Thus the author has included many relevant verses from the Bhagavad Gita making this volume unique reading.