The life of His Holiness Swami Shri Kripalvanandji (1913-81) is one of rare dedication to God and Guru. One can hardly imagine his journey much less aspire to replicate it. Attaining the highest states of yoga, he is one of the 20th century’s most revered examples of saints on the path of nivritti marg, the path to ultimate liberation through renunciation. A sannyasin of the highest order, Swami Kripalu endured trials of faith throughout his path, never doubting the guidance of his guru, Lord Lakulish, who was the incarnation of Lord Shiva himself. It was this exceptional blessing that guided him through his remarkable path.
Witnessing Swami Kripalu’s example from the age of 15, Yogi Amrit Desai is one of only five disciples who received direct teaching from this great Kundalini Yoga Master. Despite having many thousands of followers, Swami Kripalu hand-picked Amritji as a chosen shisya (spiritual student). He continued to guide him until his death at 69. Amritji, himself a renowned guru and yoga master, maintained correspondence with his teacher even after moving to America. It is this precious communication from 1966-73 that is revealed within these pages. The letters are full of wisdom, guidance and humor. Never before have the letters been translated from Gujarati to English and are only now available to inspire modern followers on the path of the Lakulish Lineage of Masters. Jai Bhagwan!