Category Archives: Introduction

A Question of Acceptance (Part Two)

A Question of Acceptance (Part Two)

On the subject of being ready to accept initiation when the time comes, Guruji says, “previous knowledge can be a big obstacle.” When seekers or new disciples have been taught to believe and have faith in a certain way, it is hard to accept anything new. “When you are already full of knowledge, it is…

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Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

FIVE: The Teacher Guruji teaches Hatha Yoga to all levels in a style that is unique to him. His students from around the world share remarkable stories of positive and profound change in their lives, having learned yoga from him. As one student so aptly puts it, “After spending time with Guruji, one will soon…

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Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

FOUR: The Yoga practitioner – with a family In ancient times, yogis and spiritual masters used to retreat to the mountain caves and forests, and lived as renunciants. This was partly the reason why the holy path of Kriya Yoga (a scientific meditation path otherwise known as the “Holy Grail” in India, which has also…

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Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

THREE: The (almost) Performer Yogi Prakash Shankar Vyas (better known by his students as “Guruji”) is an internationally recognised Kriya Yogi and spiritual master from Varanasi, India, who was initiated and authorised to pass on the science of Kriya Yoga by Yogiraj Sri Satya Charan Lahiri (the grandson of Mahayogi Lahiri Mahasaya) in 1986. In…

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Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

TWO: The Singer Songwriter It’s all coming back to me. I was in one of those proverbial dark tunnels again, unable to see the light. It was a sunny morning in January 2009, almost a year and a half after we migrated to Australia. A family financial crisis was looming on the horizon and my…

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Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

Introduction: Five Fingers One Hand

ONE: The Writer He had just donned his Wellington boots, cap and gardening jacket and was heading out to the garden shed. By the time I caught up with him, he was already shelling some dried beans. I stammered out my big idea. “Blog?” he asked. “What is that?” I tried to explain. This was…

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