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This is the translation with word-for-word meanings to the original Sanskrit. It has an analysis and application to all except the last three verses. No details are spared in the discussion about the transmigration journeys taken by a soul.
The journey through physical existence and hereafter and then back into this world, repeatedly, is neatly and precisely described by a siddha from a higher dimension. The soul with the effect-energies from its socially-acceptable and criminal acts, travels to the hereafter where it is fittingly rewarded either in a heavenly world or a hellish place. Then it returns to this earthly planet and becomes adapted as an infant of parents.
Anu Gita is intense. It is Krishna�s action thriller. Unlike the Bhagavad Gita where He explained many topics about the application of yoga proficiency to social involvement, the Anu Gita begins with an inquiry into the nature of the individual being and its transmigration between the physical world and the astral existence.
There is no drifting away from the topic. Krishna did not stress his divinity and supremacy as in the Bhagavad Gita. He simply quoted a discourse which occurred between a perfected siddha and Kashyapa.
About the Author
Later in 1970, in the Philippines, he approached a Martial Arts Master named Mr. Arthur Beverford. He explained to the teacher that he was seeking a yoga instructor. Mr. Beverford identified himself as an advanced disciple of Sri Rishi Singh Gherwal, an astanga yoga master.
Beverford taught the traditional Ashtanga Yoga with stress on postures, attentive breathing and brow chakra centering meditation.� In 1972, Michael entered the Denver Colorado Ashram of kundalini yoga Master Sri Harbhajan Singh. There he took instruction in bhastrika pranayama and its application to yoga postures. He was supervised mostly by Yogi Bhajan�s disciple named Prem Kaur.
In 1979 Michael formally entered the disciplic succession of the Brahma-Madhava-Gaudiya Sampradaya through Swami Kirtanananda, who was a prominent sannyasi disciple of the Great Vaishnava Authority Sri Swami Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, the exponent of devotion to Sri Krishna.
However, yoga has a mystic side to it, thus Michael took training and teaching empowerment from several spiritual masters of different aspects of spiritual development. This is consistent with Sri Krishna�s advice to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita:
tad viddhi pra�ipatena �pariprashnena sevaya
�upadekshyanti te jnanam� jnaninas tattva darshinah
This you ought to know. By submitting yourself as a student, by asking questions, by serving as requested, the perceptive, reality-conversant teachers will teach you the knowledge. (Bhagavad Gita 4.34)
Most of the instructions Michael received were given in the astral world. On that side of existence, his most prominent teachers were Sri Swami Shivananda of Rishikesh, Yogiraj Swami Vishnudevananda, Sri Babaji Mahasaya - the master of the masters of Kriya Yoga, Srila Yogeshwarananda of Gangotri - the master of the masters of Raj Yoga (spiritual clarity), and Siddha Swami Nityananda the Brahma Yoga authority.
Sri Rishi Singh Gherwal inspired this translation, analysis and application of the Anu Gita into the mind of the author. It is the compressed essence of the Bhagavad Gita with no frills, no religious overtones, no Krishna magic to induce anyone to do as told by the divine will. This concerns the individual