Category Archives: Association with other Kriya Organisations or Gurus

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (20)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (20)

Question:I have heard that there is a self-realised Kriya master who will return to earth in several decades. Is this true? Answer: In the same way many people were claiming that they met Babaji after he had left his body. The people who are spreading these kind of stories are creating maya. There is a principle…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (19)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (19)

Question: I have known for a long time that the Kriya I am practising is a modified technique. But I still believe that the yogi who changed it is a Sadguru. I do not believe that it is my right to question what a Sadguru has given. Answer: What you have learned is actually acquired information which…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (18)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (18)

Question 1: I found the full technique of Kriya Yoga on the internet and am practising it. Is there any harm in not having a teacher – if so, what is the harm and why should I not practise it alone? Answer 1: It is very nice, there is no harm. The initiation in ancient time was…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (17)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (17)

Question: I feel confused, upset, and disappointed. I have been practising a changed method of Kriya for so long, and now many things I was taught by (a Kriya yoga association) have been thrown into doubt. Why was Kriya Yoga changed? And why are certain organisations so powerful? In short, how could God let such…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (16)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (16)

Question: I feel confused, upset, and disappointed. I have been practising a changed method of Kriya for so long, and now many things I was taught by (a Kriya yoga association) have been thrown into doubt. Why was Kriya Yoga changed? And why are certain organisations so powerful? In short, how could God let such…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (15)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (15)

Question: According to some Kriya teachers / organisations, the Bhakti (devotion) path is enough for Self-Realisation. Are you saying that this is not true? Answer: Actually, there are three stages in yoga: Karma, Jnana and Bhakti yoga. This is clearly spoken of in the Bhagvad Gita. The answer to this question can be found in…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (14)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (14)

Question: I have always been a disciple of a Kriya master who is no longer in his body, but I still feel that my loyalty lies with him. Can I have another Guru? Am I being disloyal to my Kriya master in practising Kriya under the guidance of a new-found mentor? Answer: If you are…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (12)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (12)

Question: What is the difference between your Kriya and that of other Kriya organisations? Answer: Certain Kriya yoga organisations are not paying respect to Bare Baba (Lahiri Mahasaya) properly. And for original Kriya Yoga, there must be a living Guru. This is a principle. There is no compromise regarding this fact. My work is not…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (11)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (11)

Question: How do I decide who is my master? Answer: Leave it up to Bare Baba (Lahiri Mahasaya) because this is not in your hand. These doubts and this line of thinking is because of unstable mind – and it plays tricks. If I have given a person Kriya Yoga initiation, their duty besides practice…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (9)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (9)

Question: I need to know the truth about my previous Kriya master – was he a Sadguru or not? I can only see that I have two gurus – what can I do? Answer: Lahiri Mahasaya is Sadguru. Remember him. And also, remember the person who has initiated Kriya to you, who is alive. Surrender…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (8)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (8)

Question: My previous Kriya master taught me that certain parts of the original Kriya technique are not necessary or especially secret and will come automatically in the higher stages of practice. Is this true? Answer: There are gurus of Kriya Yoga who say that Khechari Mudra is useless, or that Nabhi Kriya or Yoni Mudra…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (7)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (7)

Question: Are you criticising other Kriya masters? Answer: I have already stated that there is no question of criticism. It is my duty to speak the truth about certain facts. If you have no courage to listen to the truth, then you will immediately say that this is a criticism. Most people believe everything in…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (6)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (6)

Question: When you have initiated Kriya to someone who had a Guru previously, are you their Guru from then on? Answer: Yes. The Masters’ Blessing and Guidance I was a follower of (my previous Kriya master) and a member of a Kriya organisation for twenty years and I still consider myself as a devotee of…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (4)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (4)

Question: What was your Guruji, Sri Satya Charan Lahiri’s opinion of Kriya organisations? Answer: I am in possession of one letter written by my Guruj’s father, Chote Thakur (Tinkari Lahiri), to his disciple Mahesh Bhat. In this letter, he tells his disciple to always separate himself from a group of ten disciples who had started…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (2)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (2)

Question: I have heard that the many different kinds of Kriya are all variations on the same theme. Is this true? Answer: When the first books on Kriya Yoga reached the bookshops in the West, people had never heard about Kriya. They had never practised it before. So they learned a technique that they were…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (1)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (1)

Question: I have been initiated into a different Kriya technique, and I have always practised it with dedication. Now I understand that I was not given the original technique. I have been told by a fellow Kriyaban that it is all variations on the same theme, but I do not feel satisfied with the answer.…

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There is Only One Kriya Yoga

There is Only One Kriya Yoga

Introduction by Yogacharya Prakash Shankar Vyas (Guruji) – PART FIVE Certain books on Kriya Yoga have greatly influenced what people accept to be true about the Kriya path. It was through books that Westerners came to know about Kriya Yoga, and it spread all over the world. People have trusted for many years that every…

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There is Only One Kriya Yoga

There is Only One Kriya Yoga

Introduction by Yogacharya Prakash Shankar Vyas (Guruji) – PART FOUR For self-realisation, it is necessary to have the guidance of a living Guru. Kriya is more than just a technique. The Guru-Disciple relationship is also important in order to grow on the spiritual path. I am telling my disciples what is true. And my main…

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There is Only One Kriya Yoga

There is Only One Kriya Yoga

Introduction by Yogacharya Prakash Shankar Vyas (Guruji) – PART THREE My desire is that before and after initiation everything should be very clear. I have previously answered the most commonly asked questions on this subject and we will now share them for the benefit of a wider audience on the blog over the coming months.…

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There is Only One Kriya Yoga

There is Only One Kriya Yoga

Introduction by Yogacharya Prakash Shankar Vyas (Guruji) – PART TWO Many people are asking questions about the Kriya yoga organisations, certain Kriya teachers and so-called masters. Many facts have already been discussed in Footsteps to Freedom about original Kriya. And it is the reason why people from organisations who notice that they have been given…

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