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Written works of and by Swami Kripalvananda


Many of Swami Kripalvananda’s written works can be found on the Foundation for Natural Meditation website and are available for download free of charge by clicking the links below. Works include:

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Asana and Mudra – By Swami Kripalvananda (English edition)

Edited by Sati Mona Sosna – Publisher, Red Elixir, 2018


Infinite Grace: The Story of My Spiritual Lineage

Swami Rajarshi Muni, LIFE Mission Publications, 2002


Dharma then Moksha: The Untold Story of Swami Kripalu

Compiled, Edited and Narrated by Richard Faulds, 2019


Swimming with Krishna: Teaching Stories from the Kripalu Yoga

Tradition – Edited and Commentary by Richard Faulds, 2006


Sayings of Swami Kripalu: Inspiring Quotes from a Contemporary Yoga Master

Compiled and Edited by Richard and Danna Faulds, 2004


Pilgrim of Love: The Life and Teachings of Swami Kripalu

Compiled and Edited by Atma Jo Ann Levitt, Monkfish Publications, 2004


A Sunrise of Joy: The Lost Darshans of Swami Kripalu

Compiled and Edited by John Mundahl – Publisher, Red Elixir, 2012


The Swami Kripalu Reader: Selected Works from a Yoga Master

By John Mundahl, 2014


From the Heart of the Lotus: The Teaching Stories of Swami Kripalu

Compiled and Edited by John Mundahl, 2008


The Journey Home: Daily Devotions with Swami Kripalu

By John Mundahl, 2016


Letters: Personal Correspondence from HH Swami Shri Kripalvanandji to Yogi Amrit Desai 1966 – 1973

Published by Yoga Network International, Inc. 2017


Pieces written by Swami Kripalvananda



E.K. Bindu

Poetry – 1932



Devotional Chants – 1945



Poetic rendition of Bhagavad Gita into Gujarati – 1950


Commentary on the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

First commentary on this ancient scripture in eight hundred years – 1952


Asana and Mudra

(Picture book) – First Gujarati edition – 1952


Asana and Mudra

(Complete 900 page book) – First Gujarati edition – 1967


Guru Prasadi (The Gift of the Guru)

– 1964


Shri Guru Vachanamrita

(Parts 1 & 2 – The Sadhak’s Companion) – 1968


Gopi Bhav

Commentary on Gopi’s Bhajans – 1969


Raga Jyoti – Two Volumes

Classical Indian Sangeet music. Major scholarly work earned him the title of “Sangeetacharya” – 1969


Gita Gunjan

Revised version of Gitanjali – 1970


In Praise of the Cowherd Guru

– 1972


Brahmacharya Bavani

– 1974


Guru Govind Pujan

– 1974


 Dhyana Vignan

– 1974, Published as Science of Meditation – 1977


The Stages of Kundalini Yoga

– 1975



– 1976


Idol Worship

– 1978


The Illusion of Conjugal Sadhana

– 1978


Yoga and Celibacy

– 1978


Prerana Piyush

– 1981


Premyatra: Pilgrimage of Love, Book I

– 1982


Premyatra: Pilgrimage of Love, Book II

– 1983


Premyatra: Pilgrimage of Love, Book III

– 1984


The Passion of Christ

– 1983

Articles & Manuscripts

A partial list.



Kripalu – Vaksudha

Nine volumes. A quarterly journal beginning in 1972, each about 200 pages, containing collected discourses.



A quarterly journal published in Kayavarohan. A lead article by Swami Kripalvananda is in each issue.


Kalyan Vishnu Anka.

Forty-one monthly articles titled “Sangeet” from April 1961 to August 1965. Three part article “Khechari Mudra“ within the spiritual journals.


An Introduction to Kripalu Yoga

– 1979

Commentary on Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Commentary on Narada Bhakti Sutra
Commentary on Vedanta Sutra of Vyasa


Light from Guru to Disciple

by Swami Rajarshi Muni – 1974

Swami Kripalvananda’s personal stories shared with Swami Rajarshi Muni. “Dedicated to my Divine Guru, Bapuji, on his sixtieth birthday, and on the glorious occasion of the opening on the Bhagwan Brahmeshwar Temple.”



– 1973, Commemorative volume of his life published for his 60th birthday celebration, Kayavarohan May 4, 1974.


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The path of yoga is so completely full of innumerable difficulties that the sadhaka who cannot fight against those difficulties with enthusiasm, faith, patience and courage will never tread the yogic path.


—Swami Kripalvananda

Swami Kripalvananda seated in a meditative pose.