Category Archives: God, Guru & the Grand Cosmos

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 (13)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (13)

Question: How do I know if someone is my Guru? Answer: Ask yourself these questions: 1) Do you feel that this Guru will fulfil your spiritual desires and needs? 2) Do you feel that the Guru can open that chain which binds you? 3) Can the Guru give you Moksha (salvation)? If you have truly…

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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 (3)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (3)

Question: How can I know if I am ready to receive original Kriya Yoga? Answer: Whether we think we are ready or not, whether we plan it or not and whether we like it or not: when our time comes, we receive Kriya. Lahiri Mahasaya was forty years old when he got Kriya from Babaji…

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There Is No God!

There Is No God!

A man bought his friend several goldfish in a glass bowl as a gift. The man accepted and took care of them, but after a while he felt that the bowl was too small for all the fish. He took the bowl and threw it together with the fish into a lake, and was happy…

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Rabia on Religion

Rabia on Religion

One day a man named Hassan went to stay with a self-realised woman named Rabia, who was known as a Sufi saint. At prayer time, Hassan was looking for his copy of the Koran, but it seemed he had misplaced it. He was in a hurry to begin prayers, so he asked Rabia to lend…

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Words from the Heart

Words from the Heart

One day a young man decided that he should learn to meditate, but thought it would be good to seek the guidance of a saint first. He went to visit a solitary man who used to take rest under the shelter of a tree on the outskirts of his village, feeling that he might be…

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This World is our Temporary Shelter

This World is our Temporary Shelter

Trailanga Swami was a great yoga master in India, who lived in Varanasi about 120 years ago. He lived to an age of more than 300 years and performed many miracles during his lifetime. Some of them are recounted in “Footsteps to Freedom”, and his photograph hangs in Guruji’s Kashi Kriya Yoga Centre studio in…

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Shankaracharya

Shankaracharya

“Guruji explained that the Hindu goddess Durga was pictured seated on a tiger, as a symbol of complete yogic control over sexual energy, for an ordinary person could not stand up to a tiger’s extraordinary strength and power. He added that since sex was such a dominant force in man, it could easily take control…

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Expectations and the Obstacle Called Doubt

Expectations and the Obstacle Called Doubt

Before Easter, I was writing about Guruji’s story about the Saint who loved sweets, and the three reasons why it especially appealed to me. So far I only mentioned two. If you want to read it again, it is here. The third reason was that it also speaks of expectations, which can lead to doubt.…

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A Full Cup and an Empty Cup

A Full Cup and an Empty Cup

“We have been talking about logic and the mind,” Guruji began. “When I was teaching yoga in Varanasi, one man came to visit me in the evening. He was a trumpet player in his fifties – he wanted my advice. He told me he had been doing meditation for twenty years, and explained that when…

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