Dear Neel Kulkarni,
Adhiyoga – An Authentic Yoga System
At the outset, let me congratulate you to bring out your pioneer work in the form of a book, with the title 'Adhiyoga' defining yoga as a system. I thank you for sending the book for my reading. I found it in a totally novel format, but interestingly showing exemplary command over our ancient Sanskrit language as you have written sutras in English followed with Sanskrit translations.
I found your book to be a guide, a manual, and a textbook for yoga students – it covers all aspects of human life.
Your beginning with a chapter on Happiness has indicated the trend of the book. The starting aphorism 'Each and every human being is by nature in a search of happiness' is a great beginning. Next, chapters on goal and course of action, your 'Authentic Yoga System', wherein you have discussed intricacies of yoga and given a guidelines for all important areas of yoga, like body-mind-spirit, Ishwara and Prakrti, health, fitness, rest, yoga practices, etc. Your concept of Pranayama, Meditation, Spiritual practices are very useful to the practitioners.
Your book on Adhiyoga giving a scientifically designed Authentic Yoga System is remarkable. It is your original work, which makes the work more worth and praise worthy. You have nicely elucidated your concepts about various aspects of yoga. The Sanskrit verses of Dr. Deviprasad Kharwandikar are added attraction to your book.
Dear Neel Kulkarni, I am very much impressed with your work and I cannot expect any less from a scholarly person like you, an IIT studied Aerospace Engineer. I wish you all the success in your life. May God bless you with all essentials of service to society.
S. P. Nimbalkara