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  • The Original Approach to Kriya - Yoga Niketan
    acharya of Kriya Yoga in the lineage of so and so or any such silly thing Lahiri Baba and Sri Yukteshvarji and the other realized beings were totally quiet and secret yogis They were not public figures Some people upon meeting them realized who they were and submitted their lives to learn from them Others didn t have that perception to recognize their greatness and left In the Autobiography of a Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda wrote the following about Sri Yukteshvarji There are disciples who seek a guru made in their own image Such students often complained that they did not understand Sri Yukteswar Neither do you comprehend God I retorted on one occasion When a saint is clear to you you will be one Among the trillion mysteries breathing every second the inexplicable air who may venture to ask that the fathomless nature of a master be instantly grasped Students came and generally went In modern times people think they know what they want because they have read a book or two or read a website or consulted an internet message board So they go out looking for a particular path or a teacher made in their own image and spend years here and there wandering between conman and conman But those who cry out day and night for God for sure God will lead them to their teacher It will forever be the case But until a person is in that state they are not ready Look at Yoganandaji he was surrounded from his birth by disciples of Lahiri Baba but he searched for years until he found his Guru And he did not know that Sri Yukteshvarji was a Kriya Yogi until a month after he accepted Him as his Guru He was looking for God not Kriya He was very surprised when he went to Sri Yukteshvarji s ashram and saw the photo hanging of Lahiri Baba This incident is described in Chapter 12 of the Autobiography of a Yogi Years in My Master s Hermitage You will return in thirty days Never Bowing reverently at his feet I departed without lightening the controversial tension And You have come Sri Yukteswar greeted me from a tiger skin on the floor of a balconied sitting room His voice was cold his manner unemotional Yes dear Master I am here to follow you Kneeling I touched his feet Come I will show you the hermitage Master rose from his tiger mat I glanced about me my gaze fell with astonishment on a wall picture garlanded with a spray of jasmine Lahiri Mahasaya Yes my divine guru Sri Yukteswar s tone was reverently vibrant Greater he was as man and yogi than any other teacher whose life came within the range of my investigations Silently I bowed before the familiar picture Soul homage sped to the peerless master who blessing my infancy had guided my steps to this hour Can you see Yoganandaji was not looking for a Kriya Yoga Guru Nor was he looking for a Guru in the lineage of Sri Yukteshvar or the lineage of so and so was he He was looking for God Realization He was looking for a real Guru He didn t care what path his Guru taught This is the original way In those days people were searching for God Not Kriya The Autobiography of a Yogi which people misunderstand as a book about miracles rather than a love affair with God had not been written yet and people had never heard of Kriya Yoga so they were looking for God not Kriya But these days not only are people asking for a Guru who teaches Kriya Yoga which is a complete departure from the spiritual path they are also asking that he be from some particular lineage But this is modern western influence Like ordering from the quick menu at a fast food restaurant I ll have a number 3 meal with a chocolate milkshake please This is not correct It is not the attitude of spiritual surrender Real Yoga or Kriya Yoga is never learned in a class or seminar nor are real Gurus found that way You cannot find or learn real Yoga on internet websites and message boards or in books The people who run these seminars or websites or who write these books know nothing at all What they think is Kriya is all wrong The real path be it Kriya or anything else is only learned behind closed doors one on one whispered under vow of secrecy from Guru to disciple And there must be tremendous respect This is very difficult for modern people of the world In the old days people would leave their home and wander in tiger infested mountains for months just to get a glimpse of Guru Nowadays irreverent young people ignorant of tradition and respect hover around internet message boards discussing things they know nothing about but think they do People love to hear themselves talk And with the easy availability of the internet comes delusion and in their delusion they have somehow elevated themselves in their own minds into an expert They toss around words like Khechari and Guru like they are an authority when in fact they have never received correct instruction in these things or been duly authorized They have only collected the wrong ideas on these matters from hearsay They know nothing They are pedestrians They don t know the slightest thing about these things if they did they wouldn t be discussing on any message board They would be filled with reverence for the tradition and devoting their time to secret loving practice at the feet of Guru People get initiation from some fraud and these days generally everyone teaching Kriya is a fraud unaware of even the most basic principles behind Kriya Yoga let alone the subtle layers of the techniques which are transmitted secretly in the most intimate circumstances with the Guru and then

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  • Kriya History - Library - Yoga Niketan
    in this way via the sushumna path it becomes Still like this spontaneously This is the indication of kumbhak meaning vayu moves in Stillness via the sushumna that is the state of kumbhak Lahiri Baba from Amritabindu 13 Sreshtha uttamanga the greatest and principal part of the body mouth brahmin when there is samadhi the abode of all happiness is swarga heaven when one performs Kriya one is a brahmin from that Mouth Lord Purushottama and Translator s note The parentheses and the text within them are in the original Lahiri Baba from Manu 1 93 Points of Kriya as given by Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya from His introduction to the Gita 1 Pranayam 2 seeing Yonimudra in the Eye 3 tongue going to the head 4 staying in the Bindu and listening to the Sound 5 keeping the star from the throat to the forehead Kriya Yoga by Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Kriya Yoga its dissemination and the Mahamuni Babaji Maharaj The excerpt of Chapter 5 from his book Kriya Yoga by Acharya Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Kriya Quotes Excerpts from Acharya

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  • Biographies - Library - Yoga Niketan
    the sushumna path it becomes Still like this spontaneously This is the indication of kumbhak meaning vayu moves in Stillness via the sushumna that is the state of kumbhak Lahiri Baba from Amritabindu 13 Sreshtha uttamanga the greatest and principal part of the body mouth brahmin when there is samadhi the abode of all happiness is swarga heaven when one performs Kriya one is a brahmin from that Mouth Lord Purushottama and Translator s note The parentheses and the text within them are in the original Lahiri Baba from Manu 1 93 Points of Kriya as given by Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya from His introduction to the Gita 1 Pranayam 2 seeing Yonimudra in the Eye 3 tongue going to the head 4 staying in the Bindu and listening to the Sound 5 keeping the star from the throat to the forehead Paramhansa Swami Yogananda Life portrait and Reminiscences by Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Life Sketch of Swami Pranabananda Condensed Biography by Sri Jnanendranath Mukhopadyay Read online for free Yogacharya Shastri Mahasaya A Short Biographical Sketch of Hansaswami Kebalanandaji Maharaj by Swami Satyananda Giri Read online for free E book Paperback

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  • Scriptural Commentaries - Library - Yoga Niketan
    one is a brahmin from that Mouth Lord Purushottama and Translator s note The parentheses and the text within them are in the original Lahiri Baba from Manu 1 93 Points of Kriya as given by Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya from His introduction to the Gita 1 Pranayam 2 seeing Yonimudra in the Eye 3 tongue going to the head 4 staying in the Bindu and listening to the Sound 5 keeping the star from the throat to the forehead Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sacred and Essential Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Srimad Bhagavad Gita Spiritual Commentary by Swami Sriyukteshvar Giri Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Charak by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Read online for free E book Paperback Kabir Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Avinashi Kabir Gita Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Read online for free E book Paperback Manu Samhita or Manu Rahasya by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Guru Gita Original Sanskrit and Essential Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Krishna Yajurvediya Dhyanabindu Upanishad Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Avadhuta Gita Original Sanskrit and Essential Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Krishna Yajurvediya Amritabindu Upanishad Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Read online for free E book Paperback Hardback Niralamba Upanishad Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan

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  • Contemporary Kriya Writings - Library - Yoga Niketan
    all happiness is swarga heaven when one performs Kriya one is a brahmin from that Mouth Lord Purushottama and Translator s note The parentheses and the text within them are in the original Lahiri Baba from Manu 1 93 Points of Kriya as given by Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya from His introduction to the Gita 1 Pranayam 2 seeing Yonimudra in the Eye 3 tongue going to the head

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  • CIRCUMAMBULATE - Yoga Niketan
    Kriya circumambulate one time three times and nine times The wish fulfilling tree which can be seen in this body Lahiri Mahasaya from Manu 4 39 The Scriptural Commentaries of Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya Volume 1 Yoga Niketan Bowing to you from the east from the west from the north and the south from all sides This bowing is the form of the Omkar Kriya which has to be done repeatedly to pierce the knot of the heart Sri Sanyal Mahasaya from Spiritual Gita 11 40 English translation by Smt Chandrakanta Agarwala Seeing the Kootasth Kutastha is also an act the yogis worship it by practice The Kriya of Omkar sacrifice into yajna or by Kriya stop the breath and push Lahiri Mahasay Chapter 4 25 from Gita Commentary Sri Sanyalji Mahasay Elaborates on the same passage The sadhana done by some yogis is known as godly yajna This is dependent on the Kechari sadhana yogic mudra but nothing from outside Only the pran is sacrificed into the Brahm light or flame Taking the Pran vayu or breath from the passage of the shushumna to the mooladhara is the personification of or realization of Almighty in the

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  • As directed by Guru - Yoga Niketan
    with Brahman there is no return Verily this is called Uttaraayana Ut Tar Ayan There is no other higher destiny than this Swami Pranabananda from Pranab Gita 8 24 English translation Yoga Niketan The Vision Darshan of Kutastha is also a Kriya it is He whom yogis worship Omkar Kriya the oblation of yajna by yajna itself Thokar with sealed breath Translator s note The parentheses and the text within

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  • Tradition from Lahiri Mahasaya - Yoga Niketan
    and peace is also not that good Sri Sanyal Mahasaya from Spiritual Gita 18 44 English translation by Smt Chandrakanta Agarwala The amrita sudha is to be offered by raising the tip of the tongue into the vaishwanara as instructed by Sri Gurudeva Verily this is called Yagna This Yagna is not intended to address any Deva Afterwards with this yagna Lord Vishnu is pleased In the manner with which the Yagneshwara is pleased by the movement of the prana Verily for this very reason Sri Guru is the instrument in learning these Verily these are the Tadartham Karma those actions Swami Pranabananda Pranab Gita 3 9 English translation by Yoga Niketan Sadhaka raises his tongue and enters the nasal cavity behind the epiglottis and reaches behind the nasal cavity and penetrates the sinus cavity and finally reaches to the Brahmarandhra the fountain of nectar of immortality The Amrita drips from there and reaches to pingala By preventing the Amrita from entering to pingala and by pressing the front of the tongue with teeth one can perceive the abode of Yoni From that abode of Yoni it unites with the Lingam the fountain of nectar from where the Amrita keeps flowing This ambrosia with the support of the tongue drips into the stomach and into the fire of universe Vaishvanara When the Vaishvanara cannot digest it that sudha nectar upon satisfying the Vaishvanara and with the support of the Merudanda and upon nourishing the atoms of the body again reaches to the triangle of the Sahasrara This ascent and descent happens again and again One attains the non destructible state of voidness sunyata upon attaining this state Verily this state of indestructible voidness is devoid of any end Verily this state devoid of any end is indeed Aparinaami immutable Swami Pranabananda Pranab Gita 9 16 Authorized English translation by Yoga Niketan Student s Questions to Swami Satyananda Familiarize us with the mudras necessary in Kriya Yoga Swami Satyananda s Answer Lahiri Mahasaya spoke of three particular mudras necessary for Kriya Yoga Mahamudra Yoni mudra and khechari mudra These are stated in the scriptures But understanding Lahiri Mahasaya s special ways of using the methods is important Of course the transmission of the techniques is received only from Guru 2 Question Give us an analytical explanation of Lahiri Mahasaya s Kriya Yoga Swami Satyananda s Answer In the matters of Kriya Yoga Lahiri Mahasaya particularly emphasized Kriyayoga Sadhana and Kriya Paravastha Kriya sadhana may be thought of as the sadhana of the practice of being in Atman Kriya Yoga brings about the awareness of the Self Atman In Kriya Paravastha surrender in Atman is experienced As the body of Kriyayoga Sadhana Lahiri Mahasaya has given directives for three acts this has already been stated before The first is Mahamudra by the performance of which the feeling of denseness stiffness of body is cast off The nadis within the body become prepared for Kriya meaning that the process of nadi shuddhi is

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