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« on: May 05, 2009 04:33 pm »

i hope others contribute their knowledge of meditation techniques in there own specific sadhana (practice). Kriya yoga withdraws the life force from the senses and brings it inside to awaken the spiritual side of us. i have found this technique to be extremely useful in going inward from the distracting noise of the senses that continue to pull us outward into this illusory world that we have become so attached to and this body that we identify with. The technique is generally explained in the chapter 'Kriya Yoga' in the Autobiography of a Yogi. It is explained in detail in the Self Realization Fellowship Lessons.

Paramahansa Yogananda has said that 'your most important engagement is with God'. We cannot keep any of our other engagements without the borrowed power of God. If he draws away we will not be able to keep any of our other engagements with our family,service and our friends. No duty is as important as our duty to God because without the power and energy of that source of life we could perform no other duties.

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009 03:30 am »

Paramahansa Yogananda proclaimed that the saints have found out that if it were possible to live one million years of healthy disease free and without accumlating new karma for oneself you could perfect the brain so that it can express cosmic consciousness. These same saints have learned that it is possible to speed up this evolutionary process.  This can be done by practicing a technique such as Kriya Yoga even to the extent of attaining cosmic consciousness in one lifetime.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009 08:30 pm »

Kriya yoga withdraws the life force from the senses and brings it inside to awaken the spiritual side of us.

Steve, just wondering, is this Kriya yoga similar to, or something completely different from Kundalini awakening ? Two different names for the same thing or not ?

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These same saints have learned that it is possible to speed up this evolutionary process.This can be done by practicing a technique such as Kriya Yoga even to the extent of attaining cosmic consciousness in one lifetime.


Cosmic consciousness, I suppose the definition to that is in the lessons too ? ( or can you tell me a little bit about what this is ? )

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009 08:21 am »


For your reference, I am pasting here the definition of Kriya Yoga from Autobiography of Yogi:

Kriya Yoga is a simple, psychophysiological method by which the human blood is decarbonized
and recharged with oxygen. The atoms of this extra oxygen are transmuted into life current to rejuvenate the brain and spinal centers. By stopping the accumulation of venous blood, the yogi is able to lessen or prevent the decay of tissues; the advanced yogi transmutes his cells into pure energy.


Kundalini is the energy responsible for evolutionary development and heightened states of consciousness and awareness, and is present in all living forms of life. All forms of life are growing towards increasing levels of self-awareness. Though there are certain techniques / practices existing for raising the Kundalini, it depends more on the individual's spiritual evolution.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009 04:54 am »

Thank you harikrishna for those definitions, certainly makes it clearer to me. I did read the AOY, but it seems I must have missed that part on the Kriya Yoga. I now have my own copy of the book, and I look forward to reading it again, and again. There are so many things I must have missed on the first reading. 

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For your reference, I am pasting here the definition of Kriya Yoga from Autobiography of Yogi:

Kriya Yoga is a simple, psychophysiological method by which the human blood is decarbonized
and recharged with oxygen. The atoms of this extra oxygen are transmuted into life current to rejuvenate the brain and spinal centers. By stopping the accumulation of venous blood, the yogi is able to lessen or prevent the decay of tissues; the advanced yogi transmutes his cells into pure energy.


Kundalini is the energy responsible for evolutionary development and heightened states of consciousness and awareness, and is present in all living forms of life. All forms of life are growing towards increasing levels of self-awareness. Though there are certain techniques / practices existing for raising the Kundalini, it depends more on the individual's spiritual evolution.



Thanks HariKrishna

Kriya is a evolutionary quickening technique. Kriya (or similar techniques) brings the life energy, or pranayama, back to the spine and starts awakening the Kundalini. This further awakens the chakras and raises the energy back up the spine to awaken the higher centers. Eventually this process brings higher states of consciousness, spiritual awakeing and experiences until ultimatly the soul merges again into the vast ocean of God's consciousness: merging back into the infinite.

i think what is interesting about this technique is to actually see it working to see the energy withdrawing from the senses and the body being as if dead and the spirit coming to life. As saint Paul said: "I protest by my rejoicing in Jesus Christ. I die daily." and in Revelation: "Be still and know that I am God" and in the Old Testament: Moses lifted up the serpent (Kundalini) in the wilderness (being alone).

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2009 09:32 am »

Kriya Yoga

"The technique, which as you see is simple, embodies the art of quickening man's spiritual evolution. Hindu scriptures teach that the incarnationg ego requires a million years to obtain liberation from maya. This natural pereiond is greatly shortened through Kriya Yoga. Just as Jagadis Chandra Bose has demonstrated that plant growth can be accelerated far beyons its normal rate, so man's psychological development can be accelerated far beyond its normal rate, so man's psychological development can be also speeded by an inner science. Be faithful in your practice; you will approach the Guru of all gurus." Paramahansa Yogananda
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so man's psychological development can be also speeded by an inner science. Be faithful in your practice; you will approach the Guru of all gurus." Paramahansa Yogananda

interesting .......
I have been in  a purging releasing mode again as my snake has been coiling and rolling  again as well

visibly as if a boa was inside rolling and crawling as it coiled upward around my neck

and had  a master visit yesterday to make me look at something I did not wish to face myself....

SHAKTI

Once shakti is awakened
She viisits at her will
I can call forth my chakras
And feel them spin

I can start down low
and raise the energy within
up and down
I can make it spin

But when that snake
decides to coil
She has a mind of her own
as she takes  control

The pressure I feel
at the  base of my spine
as she wraps around
taking over my body and mind

She travels upward and around my neck
as she energizes herself
she coils and wiggles as she finds her way
back down through  my spine

It is all within
It is not of my doing
But the energy within
And she is renewing

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« Reply #8 on: Jun 08, 2010 08:40 am »

Swamiji Nityanand explians, that in the fast-paced world of today, Kriya Yoga is highly scientific and true like mathematics. “Householders can practice Kriya yoga meditation easily and get rid of all types of stresses, mental worries and ailments while at the same time realize God,” he said.

Swamiji explained that Kriya Yoga was a simple physiological method which created a chain reaction in the body. “It charges our body with abundant amount of oxygen needed for the brain and trillions of cells and tissues constituting our body. During its practice, lungs get filled with extra pure oxygen thereby decarbonising the blood more quickly and efficiently. It reduces the fatigue on the heart, which needs reduced labour to be done to pump the blood through the lungs because of the reduced amount of impurities in the blood,” he said.
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 08, 2010 10:06 am »

Swamiji Nityanand explians, that in the fast-paced world of today, Kriya Yoga is highly scientific and true like mathematics. “Householders can practice Kriya yoga meditation easily and get rid of all types of stresses, mental worries and ailments while at the same time realize God,” he said.

Swamiji explained that Kriya Yoga was a simple physiological method which created a chain reaction in the body. “It charges our body with abundant amount of oxygen needed for the brain and trillions of cells and tissues constituting our body. During its practice, lungs get filled with extra pure oxygen thereby decarbonising the blood more quickly and efficiently. It reduces the fatigue on the heart, which needs reduced labour to be done to pump the blood through the lungs because of the reduced amount of impurities in the blood,” he said.

of course a Swamiji would say that Kriya Yoga can be easily practiced and is a simple physiological method. For them, it is easy and simple, not necessarily so  for the ordinary person !  Smiley  just my humble opinion
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 08, 2010 04:43 pm »

Swamiji Nityanand explians, that in the fast-paced world of today, Kriya Yoga is highly scientific and true like mathematics. “Householders can practice Kriya yoga meditation easily and get rid of all types of stresses, mental worries and ailments while at the same time realize God,” he said.

Swamiji explained that Kriya Yoga was a simple physiological method which created a chain reaction in the body. “It charges our body with abundant amount of oxygen needed for the brain and trillions of cells and tissues constituting our body. During its practice, lungs get filled with extra pure oxygen thereby decarbonising the blood more quickly and efficiently. It reduces the fatigue on the heart, which needs reduced labour to be done to pump the blood through the lungs because of the reduced amount of impurities in the blood,” he said.

of course a Swamiji would say that Kriya Yoga can be easily practiced and is a simple physiological method. For them, it is easy and simple, not necessarily so  for the ordinary person !  Smiley  just my humble opinion


Since when have you practiced kriya yoga?
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 08, 2010 05:18 pm »

Swamiji Nityanand explians, that in the fast-paced world of today, Kriya Yoga is highly scientific and true like mathematics. “Householders can practice Kriya yoga meditation easily and get rid of all types of stresses, mental worries and ailments while at the same time realize God,” he said.


I'm not gonna dismiss the benefits of Yoga, as they can be great ways to get in touch with your body, and improve your body in numerous ways. I will say that, IMO, the only thing anyone needs to realize God is the intent to do so. Since we have freewill it is up to us to realize God on our own. We don't need to do anything special as we've been told by certain religious paths. All we need is intent.
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 08, 2010 08:54 pm »

Intent is very important.  it is a crucial part of finding God again.  yet...is it all that one needs ? 

Intent...according to dictionary:  firmly directed or fixed; earnest; intense 2) having the mind or attention firmly directed or fixed.

do not we need Understanding of what it is were are Intent on ?

some...still see god / creator as some sort of 'bearded fella in the sky...ready to send us to hell for our sins'.

so..should we set our Intent on that God ? a god of dogma....or the real thing. ??

we need to Understand God for the Real God...not the dogmatic God.

many 'religions' still preach about a god of dogma....

so...i believe...there are more ingredients to recipe than just intent...

one must use other ingredients to come up with final recipe, for finding God again.

other ingredients that come to mind....Devotion, Sincerity, Understanding, Patience....Direction

if anyone has other ingredients...please add to list  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: Jun 08, 2010 09:15 pm »

Intent is very important.  it is a crucial part of finding God again.  yet...is it all that one needs ? 

Intent...according to dictionary:  firmly directed or fixed; earnest; intense 2) having the mind or attention firmly directed or fixed.

do not we need Understanding of what it is were are Intent on ?

some...still see god / creator as some sort of 'bearded fella in the sky...ready to send us to hell for our sins'.

so..should we set our Intent on that God ? a god of dogma....or the real thing. ??

we need to Understand God for the Real God...not the dogmatic God.

many 'religions' still preach about a god of dogma....

so...i believe...there are more ingredients to recipe than just intent...

one must use other ingredients to come up with final recipe, for finding God again.

other ingredients that come to mind....Devotion, Sincerity, Understanding, Patience....Direction

if anyone has other ingredients...please add to list  Wink

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Blue Nova; It is wonderful to see that you jump back with such alacrity after recent posts. It is interesting that Amor prefaced his comment with imo. Since this kind of forum is most helpful to us all if we do not present ourselves as though we know the answers unless we really do. In this spirit i hope to present my thoughts.

As you might know Paramahansa Yogananda has stated that one quarter of the path to God is our effort, one quarter is the help of the guru and one half is the grace of God. In my opinion (imo) we are very much in darkness here on this earth plain and are efforts are blessed with much more results if we have a true teacher that can help us. When we want to learn about any subject we try to find the best authorities on such subjects. It is amazing what i have learned being in the presence of good teachers and the influence of those who have much more understanding then myself. For instance many people have asked Amor about Reiki since he knows so much about it. How would it be any different in the spiritual life? We have nothing but to gain from the presence of such great spirits and their advice and influence is much apreciaited imo.

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We have nothing but to gain from the presence of such great spirits and their advice and influence is much apreciaited imo.

yes...this is my opinion also... Cheesy  Direction,,,soul needs. Direction from Teacher(s). 

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