Tag Archives: Mind

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 (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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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 Ninth Obstacle

The Ninth Obstacle

‘Imagine the still water of a lake in the evening.’ Guruji was saying. ‘The water is constant, and you can see the reflection of the moon in it. This is what we are like when our mind is quiet. ‘But then you take a stone, and throw it in. The stone creates ripples in the…

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Mind & Logic (Part 2)

Mind & Logic (Part 2)

Guruji gives a monthly Satsang at Kashi Kriya Yoga Centre in Gisborne, Australia, and it’s not an outing that I would willingly miss. Our two children usually come along and listen attentively to Guruji’s every word too (and as a result, we have some pretty interesting discussions at the dinner table!).

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Mind & Logic (Part 1)

Mind & Logic (Part 1)

A ninety-year-old great-grandfather announced that he had been alone too long and planned to remarry. Shock waves hit the family when he said it would be a sixteen-year-old girl. The man’s son consulted the family doctor, who stated that such a marriage would be detrimental to his father’s health, and advised him to dissuade the…

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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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Guruji talks about Charity

Guruji talks about Charity

“But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thy alms may be in secret: and thy father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” – Matthew 6:3,4 GURUJI: “In India, three things are especially important for spiritual development: Dan, which means ‘charity’; Yaggy (lit.…

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Awareness

Awareness

Guruji gives a monthly Satsang (spiritual talk) at Kashi Kriya Yoga Centre, and occasionally he talks after one of the weekly yoga classes. A few weeks ago, I wrote down the message he gave us after yoga as soon as I got home. It went something like this: “People may say that they are peaceful,…

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