Books on Shivabalayogi


The Meaning of Yogi

His Childhood

His Tapas

His Name

His Prior Lives

His Work

Travel in India

The Yogi in the West

His Mahasamadhi



Moved by the Spirit


Darshan & Silent Teaching




Swamiji’s Devotees


Quotes from the Source


His Samadhi, Successors







The original Shivabalayogi website.

The Living Yogi

The new website of the International Trust


About this Site, Links


For more information,





Swamiji signs Tapas Shakti

More books are available, particularly in India, at the BOOK page of The Living Yogi website

 The following books are available in ebook editions:


Divine Play

Swamiji’s Treasure

Tapas Shakti

Yoga Vasishta

Spiritual Ministration

A History of Books on Shivabalayogi
Earlier booklets and books on Shivabalayogi.




Divine Play: The Silent Teaching of Shivabala Yogi

Divine PlayThe first book on Shivabalayogi written for and published in the West.

Clear, concise and compelling account of his tapas, travels, and blessings, with his answers to questions on a wide variety of subjects.

Available in bookstores and online bookstores, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Divine Play (2004, Handloom Publishing).  290 pages and over a hundred photos.

How Divine Play Was Written


 Swamiji’s Treasure: God Realization & Experiences of Shivabalayogi

The authoritative and comprehensive book on Shivabalayogi.

Swamiji’s Treasure is his devotees, particularly their experiences.  This book collects all available biography and conversations with Shivabalayogi, as well as many, many miraculous experiences of his devotees.

This is the treasure trove of everything Shivabalayogi.

Swamiji’s Treasure (2007, Handloom Publishing):  668 large format pages, over 360 photographs, hardcover.

Newly revised, updated Second Edition is now available as an ebook with color photographs.

Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj, Life & Spiritual Ministration

Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj, Life & Spiritual Ministration, collected and written by Hanut Singh, was originally published by the Bangalore Trust on the occasion of Shivabalayogi’s 46th birthday on January 24, 1981.

This was the biography that Shri Swamiji brought with him on his first visit to the United States in 1988.

Vita e MissioneMore about Life & Spiritual Ministration.

Free download of the 1988 edition of Life & Spiritual Ministration.

Traduzione italiana:

Vita e Missione Spirituale PDF

Vita e Missione Spirituale ebook


Tapas Shakti: Shri Shri Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj

This is the book that Shivabalayogi asked to be written in 1991 to combine his then existing English biography (Life & Spiritual Ministration), question & answer material collected mostly in the United States,
and devotees’ experiences, mostly in the U.S.

Published in India, Shivabalayogi presented Tapas Shakti to the public on the occasion of
his 59th birthday on January 24, 1992.

Tapas Shakti (original publication 1992, Bangalore) 2016 edition:  405 pages, soft cover, perfect bound.


 The Living Yogi

Out of print for many years, the story of Shivabalayogi’s mahasamadhi is now available
online without charge as an e-book.

This is the original publication published by the Bangalore Trust and presented to the public on April 2, 1995, PLUS an omitted chapter on devotees’ experiences of Shivabalayogi’s darshan through bhava samadhi since Shri Swamiji dropped his own physical form.

Please go to The Living Yogi page for more information and the download.


 Yoga Vasistha Maharamayana by Valmiki

“Read the Yoga Vasistha.  Swamiji’s philosophy is fully expounded in that scripture.”

The only complete, unabridged translation of Yoga Vasistha is by Vihari Lala Mitra. 
Printed in 1891, it is long out of print and copies are rare and expensive.

The complete English translation is available for purchase, revised to make this unique spiritual classic more readable and accessible.

Yoga Vasistha Maharamayana (2012):  773 pages, hardcover.


Free download of the complete Yoga Vasistha

available in two different e-book formats:

epub format (Barnes & Noble Nook & standard library)

mobi format (Amazon Kindle)

 Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj: Life & Spiritual Ministration

Collected and written by General (ret.) Hanut Singh, Spiritual Ministration was originally published by the Bangalore Trust on the occasion of Shivabalayogi’s 46th birthday on January 24, 1981.

It draws on previously published booklets on Shivabalayogi (see History of Books on Shivabalayogi) and General Hanut's own knowledge and conversations with Swamiji.

Spiritual Ministration was republished in 1992 (Bangalore) and in 2008 (Dehradun).  Unfortunately, this book is not generally available in the West.  You can read the entire Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj Life & Spiritual Ministration online, and download a printer-friendly PDF of Spiritual Ministrations.


The Boy Yogi Laghu Guru Upanishad 

Those interested in the more esoteric aspects of meditation inspired by Shivabalayogi may find much of interest in Laghu Guru Upanishad.  A disciple of Shivabalayogi and a veteran of the Indian army, Gurprasad (a pen name) has written extensively about his experiences in meditation and published it in book form under the title Laghu Guru Upanishad.

The book is available through

More Information: A History of Books on Shivabalayogi

A History of Books on Shivabalayogi  —  Descriptions, online reads, and downloads of earlier booklets and books on Shivabalayogi.