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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 (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 (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 (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 (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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Why Are You Meditating?

Why Are You Meditating?

A talk by Yogi Prakash Shankar Vyas (Guruji) ‘I have found that some people have very strange beliefs: ‘Firstly, they think that if you are practising meditation, you must be stressed. These people cannot understand the benefit of trying to control the mind; ‘Secondly, that if you have a Guru, you have surrendered yourself; implying…

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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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A World of Desire

A World of Desire

Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), the ancient King of Macedon, began his highly successful military campaign at the age of twenty-two, and remained undefeated for the ten years that it lasted. Three years before his death, at the age of thirty-three, he invaded India. He is famously quoted for having said, “A tomb now suffices…

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The Pundit (Part One)

The Pundit (Part One)

There once lived a pundit in a village, and he was proud of his religious knowledge. He would preach to the people passing by in the street, and they would usually stop and listen. One evening, however, everyone seemed to be in a rush and no one had time to hear his discourse on God…

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