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Paramahansa Yogananda: Spiritual Message

Paramahansa Yogananda: Spiritual Message


Author of the article Svetlana Dubyanskaya


Paramahansa Yogananda was born in 1893 in the ancient city of Gorakhpur, India, and left this world in 1952 in Los Angeles, USA. He was one of the greatest Indian yogis who played a key role in the successful dissemination of Kriya Yoga as the ancient system of spiritual practices in the West.


In his most famous book "Autobiography of a Yogi", using the example of his teacher Sri Yukteswar, he describes in detail the almost ideal life of a holy yogi who devoted himself to the search for truth serving God and all humanity. Yogananda founded two spiritual communities uniting people from different religions - the "Self-Realization Fellowship" worldwide spiritual organization in the United States and the “Yogoda Satsanga Society of India”.

KRIYA YOGA AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

KRIYA YOGA AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT


Kriya Yoga

The author of the article Mrs. Svetlana Dubyanskaya


Kriya (Kryya) Yoga is an ancient meditation system, significantly accelerating human evolution, leading to Divine self-realization. In ancient times, Kriya Yoga was transmitted by the immortal Maha Yogi Mahavatar Babaji.


In fact, Kriya Yoga has long been known among the Himalayan yogis. In the 19th century, Lahiri Mahasaya, a direct student of Mahavatar Babaji, began to teach his students these techniques openly. At the beginning of the 20th century Paramahansa Yogananda brought this unique knowledge from India to Western countries.


In order to be prepared for the practices of Kriya Yoga meditation correctly, a careful and serious preparation is required. Such detailed preparation and further initiation into the practice of Kriya Yoga is possible in various spiritual schools around the world. This article is for those who want to learn more about the history and philosophy of Kriya Yoga.

KRIYA (KRIIA) YOGA – THE BEST SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL

KRIYA (KRIIA) YOGA – THE BEST SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL


Kriya Yoga


The author of the article Svetlana Dubyanskaya


Kriya Yoga: Advaita and Sankhya, Yoga Sastra, Jainism, Buddhism


Mandukya Kariki is written by Gaudapada most likely influenced by some Buddhist ideas. Religiously and socially, Adi Shankara acted more as a traditionalist and conservative. The study of numerous Vedic literature was traditionally strictly forbidden to the representatives of lower castes. There are many versions regarding the perception of Advaita philosophy set forth by Shankara as a disguised Buddhism. In the first centuries of the new era there was a sharp controversy between various schools of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism in India.


Researchers note that in the culture of modern India, this is a complex topic demonstrating that the claims about the disguised Buddhism of Advaita are a great simplification of the true and real relationship and interconnection of Buddhism and Vedanta, their mutual influence and correlation. A number of European Indologists consider the Advaita Vedanta set forth by Shankara aslo be the most natural, absolutely logical and accurate interpretation of the main Upanishads.


Adi Shankara identified Avidya as Maya Shakti, the creative cosmic power of Brahman. Avidya Maya in his philosophical system is not defined as a really existing force. Unlike the concept of Shakti in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism not as a perfect illusion.

Kriya Yoga. VEDAS AND THE ORIGINS OF TRADITION

Kriya Yoga. VEDAS AND THE ORIGINS OF TRADITION


By Svetlana Dubyanskaya

Mahavatar Babaji, the Story of the Immortal Guru


Many amazing, talented books can tell the reader in great detail the many secrets of the life and philosophy of the Himalayan teacher, who is respectfully called Mahavatar Babaji. Nowadays, many are trying to thoroughly understand and reveal the deep meaning of his comprehensive teachings and his magnificent global mission on the Earth.


Yet the right of primacy rightfully belongs to Paramahamsa Yogananda, for in 1946 he was the one who published the book “Autobiography of a Yogi”. Its pages opened to the world, to all mankind, the highest immortal guru and prophet, and also openly told the sacraments of science and the art of meditation, and self-knowledge, which is called Kriya Yoga.


The immortal guru is the source of Kriya Yoga meditation techniques, he leads a rather secret lifestyle, living on the peaks of the snowy Himalayas. With ease he can materialize anywhere in the world to meet with the closest students and followers.


It is amazing that his body is unchanged, he spent several eras on the Earth, being at an amazing level of higher self-realization and enlightenment. The Himalayan guru sometimes transfers his knowledge and experience to a narrow circle of yogis who strive for knowledge of the highest truth.

My first meeting with Yogi Ramaiah

My first meeting with Yogi Ramaiah



I met Yoga Ramaiah in 1993. By that time, I had been studying yoga and meditation for many years. My meeting with Yogi Ramaiah happened completely unexpectedly. Of course, nothing accidental happens in life; everything is the result of causal relationships. What may seem spontaneous and even random, in fact with mathematical precision embodies a deep spiritual connection from past lives.


My father, Professor of philosophical and sociological faculty of Moscow State University, was open to all new ideas, concepts, theories and teachings by virtue of his nature, and also because of scientific interests. When somebody informed him that an Indian Guru was coming to Moscow with a seminar, my father decided to take part in the program without hesitation.


It was very interesting for my father to learn about meditation and the philosophy of Kriya Yoga, besides meeting a living Yoga Guru in the early 90s was interesting indeed. It is worth reminding, that in Soviet times meditation and yoga were officially banned in Russia. In the early 90s, many Indian and Tibetan Gurus began to visit Russia more frequently, and the Russians finally got the opportunity to travel to India and Nepal in order to learn meditation and yoga. It was an amazing epoch of hopes and dramatic changes in the life of the whole country and the destinies of people.

Strange might be the fact that I did not attend Yogi Ramaiah's seminar in Moscow, although it would seem that I should have been interested in the arrival of the Indian Guru much more than my father, because for me yoga was always a matter of life. Verily, all that happens is the providence of God.

Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga: what is it?

Kriya Yoga is the oldest system of meditation and breathing exercises. As a result of the practice of Kriya Yoga meditation, the kundalini energy is awakened. Kriya Yoga consists of a huge number of techniques that are based on conscious breathing and power of visualization. For many centuries, Kriya Yoga meditation techniques have been passed down from high gurus to worthy students. Nowadays, knowledge and techniques are gradually becoming more open and accessible to larger audience of spiritual seekers. The source of Kriya Yoga techniques is Mahavatara Babaji, the greatest immortal Himalayan Master.


Kriya in Sanskrit means "action." In essence, this means the movement of energy through energy channels and chakras. We are accustomed to believing that an action is physically performed, but in reality there is also an inner action. For those who go through the path of spiritual evolution, it is necessary to practice meditation and mantras, which are inner actions.

Babaji - Master of Masters


Babaji - Master of Masters


The main question on the path of spiritual evolution is “Who am I?” The answer to this question cannot be obtained using a simple game of reason and logic. Only genuine meditation leads to a true awareness of the True Self.


There are many steps on the path to knowing the Absolute Self. At the highest peaks of spiritual achievements, the matter of the physical body is transformed into the luminiferous golden substance of divine vibration.


My Guru Yogi Ramaiah said that the immortal physical body of Mahavatar Babaji consists of golden energy, it shines with bright light, his body does not cast a shadow because it emits light, this body does not take food, does not need sleep and rest, but the most amazing is that Babaji doesn't even breathe.


We are used to thinking that breathing is the source of life. Human life begins with the first breath and ends with the last breath. However, breathing is not only the cause of life, but also one of the causes of aging and death. Breathing is one of the factors of body aging, therefore the immortal body does not carry out the breathing process, it is a self-sufficient and perfect mechanism. It is very difficult for a limited human mind to understand how such a body exists and functions.

KRIYA YOGA - True Self and the Golden Body

True Self and the Golden Body


Mahavatar Babaji provides a high service to all mankind. Babaji's secret cave ashram is located in the Himalayas, however he can appear anywhere in the world in order to meet his students. In the 50s and 60s of the 20th century my Guru Yogi Ramaiah lived in the Himalayan ashram of Babaji, where he studied the philosophy of the ancient sages and the practices of Kriya Yoga.


Yogi Ramaiah did not advertise himself during his lifetime, his task was to train only a small group of students. He had a strange and tough character. Yogi Ramaiah could be rude and swear at his students, his behavior was eccentric which is why most visitors, resenting his strange tricks, left his ashram.


Near Yogi Ramaiah there were only those few who, according to the divine plan, were to receive his amazing instructions on the essence of spiritual evolution and receive training in the ancient practices of Kriya Yoga. Yogi Ramaiah taught a narrow circle of students among them people of different nationalities. He conveyed in detail the knowledge and practices of various areas of yoga.

Kriya Yoga and Physical immortality

Kriya Yoga and Physical immortality



“The soul is eternal, but the body is perishable,” everyone is familiar with this phrase, it is perceived by many as an axiom. But is it so? Many saints and most world religions convince that illness, aging, and death of the physical body are inevitable and natural. That which is born must die, which means that the physical body is doomed to death. Is the death of the physical body a fatal inevitability?


Why do people strive for physical immortality? Where did this seemingly strange fantasy of physical immortality come from? Why have all the cultures in the world created fairy tales and myths about the immortal sages?


Everything that a person can imagine already exists. Everything that a person can think of - has already happened. Each thought gives rise to events occurring in the manifested world. At the same time, any thought is a reflection of what has already happened. If the idea of ​​physical immortality exists in human consciousness, this means that the phenomenon of physical immortality already exists, otherwise this idea simply could not appear in your consciousness.

Mahavatara Babaji was not born