Shree Guru Gita: As Sung in the Ashrams of Swami Muktananda. SYDA Foundation. 1981. ISBN-10: 091460273x. 7 1/2" x 5" xvi, 128 pages Packerback. Moderate cover edge wear and wear to the spine. Previous owner name and address discreetly written on the first blank page in ink. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages covers or spine. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. sIJ24a
"The Guru Gita (lit. 'Song of the Guru') is a Hindu scripture that is said to have been authored by the sage Vyasa. The verses of this scripture may also be chanted. The text is part of the larger Skanda Purana. There are several versions of the Guru Gita, varying from around 100 to over 400 verses. Another view is that Guru Gita is part of Viswasara Tantra.
In the Siddha Yoga tradition, the Guru Gita is considered to be an "indispensable text"; few other traditions also share that view. Muktananda chose 182 verses to create a unique version of the Guru Gita, which has its own melody for chanting.
The text of the Guru Gita describes a conversation between the Hindu god Shiva and his wife, the goddess Parvati, in which she asks him how to achieve liberation. Shiva answers her by describing the guru principle, the proper ways of worshiping the guru and the methods and benefits of repeating the Guru Gita." - wikipedia