Tag Archives: The Guru

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 (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 (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 (9)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (9)

Question: I need to know the truth about my previous Kriya master – was he a Sadguru or not? I can only see that I have two gurus – what can I do? Answer: Lahiri Mahasaya is Sadguru. Remember him. And also, remember the person who has initiated Kriya to you, who is alive. Surrender…

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Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (8)

Guruji Answers Frequently Asked Questions (8)

Question: My previous Kriya master taught me that certain parts of the original Kriya technique are not necessary or especially secret and will come automatically in the higher stages of practice. Is this true? Answer: There are gurus of Kriya Yoga who say that Khechari Mudra is useless, or that Nabhi Kriya or Yoni Mudra…

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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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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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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 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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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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GURUJI SPECIAL: Surrender

GURUJI SPECIAL: Surrender

This week, I came across this ‘poem’ again which was passed on to me by a fellow disciple of Guruji a few years ago. They were words that he spoke to her and she wrote down everything that she remembered as soon as she could get hold of pen and paper, because it had been…

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Resisting Desires

Resisting Desires

A disciple asked Guruji, “Before we get to the point of stabilising the chakras, we have many desires – we want to do things and to have things. As a Kriya practitioner, should I be trying to resist those desires?” ‘This is no problem,’ Guruji replied. ‘It is the reason why Bare Baba emphasised that…

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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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