[Swami Purushottam Tirtha:] The easy way of attaining it (salvation) is said to be Siddhayoga... Siddhayoga or Siddhimarga is that means by which yoga can be attained without difficulty... Siddhayoga is attained by the infusion of spiritual force through the good grace of a saintly preceptor...
Siddhayoga or Siddhimarga is nothing but the knowledge of the unity of Self and Brahma...
|Kundalini ~ image from Courage for Life blog|
(used by permission)
It has been said that through shaktipat Kundalini is soon awakened, and that Mahayoga or Siddhayoga is the direct outcome.
Swami Muktananda himself defined a true Guru, or spiritual teacher, as "one who awakens the inner shakti Kundalini through shaktipat."
|Shiva-Shakti ~ the male and female aspects of God|
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