Can we cite Hatha Yoga Pradipika for Nath Sampraday related questions?

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Yes, we can cite Hatha Yoga Pradipika, for Nath Sampradaya related questions.

It is because it was authored by Swatmarama, the disciple of Gorakhnath. Swatamarama learned the secrets of Hatha Yoga from Gorakhnath and Matseyndranath and wrote this book. As it is direct knowledge from Gorakhnath and Matseyndranath written by SwatmaRama, So, followers of Natha Sampradaya consider this as authentic text.

It is illustrated in Hatha Yoga Pradipika itself. The 4th verse of the book states:

हठविद्या हि मत्स्येन्द्र गोरक्षाद्या विजानते । स्वात्मारामोऽथवा योगी जानीते ततप्रसादत ।।

Matsyendra, Goraksa, etc., knew Hatha Vidyâ, and by their favour Yogî Swâtmârâma also learnt it from them.

Verse 3 illustrates why Hatha Yoga Pradipika was written ?

भ्रान्त्या बहुमतध्वान्ते राजयोगमजानतम् ।
हठप्रदीपिका धत्ते स्वात्मारामः कृपाकर ।।

Owing to the darkness arising from the multiplicity of opinions people are unable to know the Râja Yoga. Compassionate Swâtmârâma composes the Hatha Yoga Pradipikâ like a torch to dispel it.

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