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In Conclusion: Guruji’s Statement (21)

In Conclusion: Guruji’s Statement (21)

I want all the mental illusions to be cleared through the Kriya Yoga path. Kriya Yoga transforms your body which brings complete perfection and also harmony into your life. In this Kriya Yoga, there is no need for any faith. There is no religious blindness. There is no friction between religious systems. Aim to understand…

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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 (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 (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 (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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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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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 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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Religion and Prayer (Part Two)

Religion and Prayer (Part Two)

Guruji’s talk continues from last week…   घट में है सूझत नहीं लानत ऐसी जींद | तुलसी या संसार को भयो मोतियाबिंद || Ghat mein hai sujhat nahi lanat aisay jind. Tulsi yaa sansaar ko Bhayo motiyabind   “God is inside us, and we can’t see him, therefore this sort of living is cursed. Sant Tulsi Sahab says this world has developed a cataract.” – Tulsi Das. Busy in Church “Some people go to church or the…

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World Peace (Part Two)

World Peace (Part Two)

Guruji’s talk continues from last week: “Imagine that you are a clean and orderly person, but you live in a street where your neighbours throw down their garbage. If you always make the effort to clean up outside your own home and others follow your example, in time the whole street will become tidy. If…

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The Four Ages

The Four Ages

Having blogged on a theme of ‘A World of Desire’ with reference to Kriya Yoga over the past term, and thinking about all the hype that we’ve heard about 2012 (not to mention all the films instilling a fear of disaster of apolitical proportions into millions of people), following on from last week’s “End of…

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The End of the World

The End of the World

One day an old rabbit was day-dreaming under the boughs of an old apple tree. “The earth has been our home for all these years,” he considered, “but nothing in life is permanent. Things break all the time. Surely the earth is also like a big ball that could break someday. What would happen to…

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On Reluctance to Practice

On Reluctance to Practice

The famous saint and poet, Tulsidas, who write the epic the Ramayana said: “Tulsi, apne Ram kokhijbhajojarijh: Khetparen sab uperjiultesidhebij.” Tulsidas, repeat the name of God willingly or unwillingly: all the seeds that fall into a field are bound to germinate whether they fall the right or the wrong side up. Guruji explained this proverb…

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The Thirsty Crow

The Thirsty Crow

It was a hot and sultry day, and a thirsty crow was circling the houses on the outskirts of a city in search of water. Spying a terracotta pot in a garden courtyard, she flew down for a closer inspection. She perched on the rim and peered inside, to discover some water at the bottom.…

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Kriya and Mountain Climbing

Kriya and Mountain Climbing

Continuing from last week, the question-and-answer session between Guruji and some new disciples at a “Kriya check”: Q: I sometimes feel that the quality of my practice is deteriorating. Sometimes it is easy to concentrate, but at other times I am so distracted… A: It is important to always stay conscious and determined when it…

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Distractions & Guilt versus Staying in Touch

Distractions & Guilt versus Staying in Touch

Since we’re on the subject of obstacles, both old and new when it came to sitting down to meditation practice, I was happy to come across some notes I had jotted down from a question-and-answer session Guruji had with some new disciples during Kriya Yoga “check-up”, to see that they were practising correctly: Q: (Kriya)…

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The Modern-Day Householder Yogi

The Modern-Day Householder Yogi

Lahiri Mahasaya was known as a “Householder Yogi” because he earned a living and had a family according to social custom, yet he was a spiritual Master, and he expected his disciples to follow his example. His message to Kriyabans was firstly, look after your family, have a job so you are not dependent on…

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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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The Pundit (Part Two)

The Pundit (Part Two)

Several years later, the pundit donned the ochre robes of an aesthetic. He left his home town and wandered in search of Truth. One night when he was still walking past midnight, he was greeted by a man in the street who asked him who he was and what he was doing. ‘Some people say…

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The Tricks of the Mind

The Tricks of the Mind

There was once a lion living in the jungle who would kill for the sake of seeing his victims suffer, often without even bothering to eat his prey. The animals called a meeting to discuss if there was some way to avoid coming to such a terrifying end. But since the lion was the strongest…

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The Greatest Gift (2)

The Greatest Gift (2)

“In order to survive, we need to eat.” Guruji began. “When we are learning to cook, we sometimes need to use certain quantities and follow a method in a recipe book so that the food will taste good. But naturally, if we are not a perfect cook, and we try by ourselves, we sometimes make…

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The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

After King Janak received Kriya Yoga from the great master Ashtabak, the Guru said to his new disciple, “Now you can give me your offering.” The King replied, “I can give you anything. I will offer 10,000 cows and 10,000 horses.” “But tell me, where will I keep them? I am a simple yogi, after…

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