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« on: Aug 19, 2015 10:50 am »

Sri Yukteswar interests us in many ways so i thought it best to start a thread on him.
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 19, 2015 10:54 am »

The Master spoke of many energy sources including people places and environment. He spoke of the seat of Brahma; a place where the Sun in its revolution around its dual comes to the place nearest to the grand center. At this time he asserts that man can easily comprehend all, even the mysteries of Spirit. This is because dharma (the mental virtue) becomes so much developed. Interesting; that there is a time and a place that allows for such manifestation. As we know there are also people, times and places that help us in our own spiritual unfoldment if we are receptive to such phenomena occurring.
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 20, 2015 05:11 am »

i believe my favorite chapter of any book is 'The Resurrection of Sri Yukteswar from the Autobiography of a Yogi. i remember reading it over and over hoping that indeed this was a picture of the afterlife and the possibilities ahead. It gave so much hope to me. Meditation truly appears to be the way to enter such heavenly realms. Sri Yukteswar described those realms in detail in this chapter. He also gave us so much to look forward to in the Holy Science. We see in the higher ages the possibility for much more spiritual growth and understanding. A place and time that we could easily be born in....having made some spiritual progress to enter these higher times and places.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 20, 2015 02:14 pm »

From the Wikipedia voice:

In the introduction, [of the Holy Science] Sri Yukteswar writes:
The purpose of this book is to show as clearly as possible that there is an essential unity in all religions; that there is no difference in the truths inculcated by the various faiths; that there is but one method by which the world, both external and internal, has evolved; and that there is but one Goal admitted by all scriptures.[1]
The book compares Sanskrit slokas to passages from the New Testament, especially the Book of Revelation.

He states in the introduction: “The book is divided into four sections according to the four stages in the development of knowledge.” The four sections are:
The Gospel: “…seeks to establish the fundamental truth of creation, and to describe the evolution and the involution of the world.”
The Goal: “All creatures, from the highest to the lowest in the link of creation, are found eager to realize three things – Existence, Consciousness, and Bliss.”
The Procedure: “…deals with the method of realizing the three purposes of life.”
The Revelation: “…discusses the revelations which come to those who have traveled far to realize the three ideals of life and are very near their destination.”[1]
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 20, 2015 02:22 pm »

i believe my favorite chapter of any book is 'The Resurrection of Sri Yukteswar from the Autobiography of a Yogi. i remember reading it over and over hoping that indeed this was a picture of the afterlife and the possibilities ahead.

That chapter is really awesome, wondrous, exceptional, extraordinary..... all the similar adjectives would not make justice to it.

the most interesting aspect is that the great sage Sri Yukteswar validates all the tales which have usually been considered pure medieval lore.

I'm looking forward to my Death, just to start an adventurous travel into that world.

Of course, I'm not doing anything which will make my Death approach faster. But I'm extremely curious to see the hereafter.
Maybe guys, we are goign to meet over there, maybe not, maybe we are goign to recognize ourselves, maybe not.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 05, 2017 04:19 am »

My favorite chapter, hands down, in AoY is "Years in my master's hermitage".  I completely fell in love with Sri Yukteswar when I first read it, and I still am.  While I doubt I could have lasted 5 minutes under his tutelage, I love Sri Yukteswar very dearly.  I've read biographies of Sri Yukteswar by some of this other disciples.  They all say he was stern and tough, but really loving, and always had his disciples' best interests at heart.   He was greatly loved by his students.  One thing I was struck by was that he accepted women as disciples, too, or at least he initiated them into kriya yoga.  Lahiri Mahasaya did the same thing.  I wonder if they were unique in initiating women, especially back in the 19th century.

While the chapter on Sri Yukteswar's resurrection was fascinating, I have to say I was a little bit put off by some of it.  I really and truly wonder whether someone like Sri Yukestwar would have been talking about fairies and nymphs in the astral world.  That sounded like something Yogananda's editor, Laurie Pratt (Tara Mata) might have added.  It read to me much more like a spiritually star-struck woman rather than a grizzled spiritual warrior like Sri Yukteswar.  But that's just me, and what came through loud and clear in that chapter was Yogananda's absolute joy at seeing Sri Yukteswar again.

I mentioned in my introduction that my oldest brother was an SRF member and got me into the path I'm on; I view him as my first guru.  He died 40 years ago in a car crash.  When I re-read Yogananda's account of seeing Sri Yukteswar again, I think of the heart melting joy I would feel if my brother John appeared to me.  A few years after John died, his widow gave me a few of his effects.  One was a shirt.  It still smelled like John (Yogananda describes Sri Yukteswar's scent in the resurrection chapter).  My heart almost stopped.  I slept with that shirt for weeks.
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 15, 2017 10:52 am »

Thank-You YoginiMoon

I always enjoyed and read with interest sri yukteswar's explanations of the yugas. He seems to have an understanding of the grand cycles of history and an explanation for great civilizations of the past that far surpasses common historian, archeological and evolutionary explanations for our earths unfoldment and the spiritual evolution of human beings. If we can accept his insights we are also accepting that we are much further along in spiritual understanding then most all of the population on this earth and we are in a position of helping others understand their lives and purpose here on earth in our present dwapara yuga. Many of us who are meditating do not fully comprehend our purpose and mission on this earth. However;  thru understanding our selves and experiences in meditation we become more confident of our purpose and its significance to the people and times we live in. We are an example of what this world will be in the future and we are here to help in that glimpse of the future of human evolution. When we extract ourselves from the conditioning of these times we live in and expose ourselves to friends and masters who have gained such spiritual understanding we are actually bringing those higher times into the present which is our purpose. While we share karma with those around us....some of us actually came here to help in that process of lifes purpose and exemplify the future of life here on this planet.

 I especially liked this quote. It helps me work on the present:

Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the Divine.

Hello to all.

I'm very glad to have found this forum!

I discovered Yogananda in the early 1970s.  My oldest brother, whom I see as my first guru, was a member of the SRF, practiced hatha yoga and vegetarianism.  He was the one who introduced me to yoga and meditation.  I've practiced hatha yoga and meditation and been vegetarian for decades.

I hope it does not offend anyone that I did not receive kriya initiation from the SRF.  I received my initiation from Roy Davis.  I felt attuned to his approach and am glad to have received kriya from him.  I have books by spiritual teachers of other kriya yoga paths as well (Swami Hariharananda, and some books from Yoga Niketan, whose authors were disciples of Sri Yukteswar and Swami Satyananda).  I have gotten a great deal of insight from masters of other yogic paths, like Swami Satchidananda, particularly his translation/interpretation of the Gita and the Yoga Sutras.

Of the kriya yoga gurus, Sri Yukteswar stole my heart from the first time I read the Autobiography of a Yogi.  Yes, even more than Yogananda himself!  But I revere all of the gurus of this tradition, of course.  I have Sri Yukteswarji's "Holy Science" and a couple of biographies of him.  Here is a wonderful publication on the 150th anniversary of his birth, put out by the YSS in India: https://yoganandasite.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/sriyukteswar.pdf

Again, hello to all of you, and I am thankful for the presence of this forum.

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« Reply #7 on: Sep 16, 2017 04:52 pm »

Thanks, Steve.

The quote you named also ends with:

"Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.”

These are my favorite words of wisdom from Sri Yukteswar
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.....I'm looking forward to my Death, just to start an adventurous travel into that world.

Of course, I'm not doing anything which will make my Death approach faster. But I'm extremely curious to see the hereafter.
Maybe guys, we are goign to meet over there, maybe not, maybe we are goign to recognize ourselves, maybe not.

It's interesting to see 2 years backwards and how the mental drifts changed direction. Now I'm into nutrition & health and longevity, trying to decrease my likelyhood of premature death and to increase my healthy lifespan to 105 at least. Also, I'm thinking it would be fun to become the oldest human being (officially) in history. Of course with all mental processes unscathed and reasonable good health.
Yoga serves the longevity purpose as well, by simple meditation and pranayama and if we are able, by pratahyara and samhadi. Few are able though to stop breath and heart. Probably very very few...
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« Reply #9 on: Oct 04, 2017 02:58 pm »

Thanks, Steve.

The quote you named also ends with:

"Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.”

These are my favorite words of wisdom from Sri Yukteswar

Yes it helps to keep great spiritual giants in our consciousness. The world constantly vies for our attention. Part of spiritual effort is to mindful of the great wisdom of such beings. It is often difficult to assess spiritual progress since as humans we are up and down in our interests and emotions. I have found that a great deal of spiritual progress is a result of being mindful of the spiritual presence and influence we find ourselves surrounded by. Quite often we miss the blessings around us from just not being sensitive to them and not making the effort to be thankful and mindful of the seemingly small events that happen around us every day.
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