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Death – a great spiritual teacher, indeed!

In the morning of the 4th of July 1977 I was waiting for someone on the roadside. For the last few days my sleep had been reduced to only four hours, because in the early morning hours I used to lay awake thinking about different aspects of whatever was happening in the world. At that particular morning at 9 AM standing at the roadside I was thinking of a boy who wants to become an engineer, but his father insists on his becoming a doctor because of a comparatively better scope money-wise, prestige-wise, etc. Forcibly he is admitted to a medical course in which he has no interest and is expelled after a year or two, having failed his examinations.

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Posted by on August 18, 2012 in Spiritualism

 

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Yogananda on – Caste, Causal world, Chakras, Chitta, Christ center, Concentration Technique

Yogananda on – Caste, Causal world, Chakras, Chitta, Christ center, Concentration Technique

caste. Caste in its original conception was not a hereditary status, but a classification based on man’s natural capacities. In his evolution, man passes through four distinct grades, designated by ancient Hindu sages as Sudra, Vaisya, Kshatriya, and Brahmin. The Sudra is interested primarily in satisfying his bodily needs and desires. The Vaisya is ambitious for worldly gain as well as for satisfaction of the senses; he has more creative ability than the Sudra and seeks occupation wherever his mental energy finds fulfillment. The Kshatriya, having through many lives fulfilled the desires of the Sudra and Vaisya states, begins to seek the meaning of life; he tries to overcome his bad habits, to control his senses, and to do what is right. Kshatriyas by occupation are noble rulers, statesmen, warriors. The Brahmin has overcome his lower nature, has a natural affinity for spiritual pursuits, and is God-knowing, able therefore to teach and help liberate others.

 

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Why the techniques of Kriya Yoga is kept secret?

This question arises in every Kriyaban’s mind. One even thinks that ‘ why we are not even allowed to talk about the experiences we have while practicing Kriya Yoga’? Can anyone initiated in Kriya yoga give initiation to others? Is it like yoga training given in clubs etc.? Answer is noOnly who has completed the yoga-sadhana (all 6 stages) and reverted to origin Brahma and permitted by previous Guru can only initiate others.Physical Guru remaining affixed in Kutastha (yoga-mergence state/Static state of Prana) initiate seeker (kinetic Prana) how to revert to Static Prana. When one practices kriya Pranayama – it’s mainly oblation of Prana Air to Apana air and vice versa – that Prana Air is Guru and Kutastha is Sri Guru. So, Guru state (Prana Air) remaining in disciple is doing kriya. If disciple thinks that he is doing kriya, then it’s misconception. Also, it’s stilling the main 5 airs i.e. Prana Apana, Udana, Vyana & Samana – if there is disbalance in stilling these airs…even a doctor cannot cure this disbalance. So, Yogi Guru is doctor above doctor, he can make the balance happen in disciple…that is why there are instances of seeker trying to do kriya by reading book leading to fatal consequences. It is Guru who can take disciple from kinetic state to still state thus achievement in mergence in Still Prana or God. Is it possible by any Guru….answer is firm NO. Kriyayoga Gurus are rare and it’s by firm lineages…not vague lineages. It’s austere sadhana for Soul Realization. There is a thread between all Gurus in a lineage, so it has been found sometimes Guru’s Guru coming to rescue a disciple from dangers. These Boundless Gurus normally never displays yogic-wealth and emphasise that disciple do kriya diligently. Whole matter is farmly grounded , rational, scientific and no deviation from normal circumstances. Obeisance to God is easy, but achievement of God state is tough…but not impossible…Guru always emphasis that….so firmly grounded.

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Heritage of India – Kriya Yoga

Of all God’s creations man is the most wonderful, for all other living beings are limited by their nature relying on their instincts for survival. For example the Tiger’s nature is different from that of an Elephant and that of a Crocodile and so on, but only human beings have the discriminating nature to decide on the options of taking action in every situation. It is for this very reason that he is subject to the Karmic Debt (the law of action and reaction) but that too during deferred life times. Our body does over 40 – 50 thousand actions in a day on its own. Sometimes with knowledge , at times unconsciously and sometimes without even knowing it.

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Swami vivekananda on the Vedas and Upanishads

After fourteen years of continuous work, the compilation, Swami Vivekananda on the Vedas and Upanishads, is now ready to come to the light of day. It began, partially as a response to the current confusion over the coherency of Swami Vivekananda’s Neo-Vedanta and partially as a search for the essence of his message to contemporary humanity. As time went by, the volume of the work and a certain compelling pattern of inner organization built up a critical mass and momentum which swept the project forward to its present state of completion. A number of loose ends remain untied, however. Perhaps that is a good thing, for it provides opportunities for readers to make contributions and additions to the overall body of the work.

The invaluable nucleus for this work is Swami Yogeshananda’s Swami Vivekananda Quotes the Upanishads, an unpublished compilation made from the Complete Works in 1960, before much material now available appeared in the public domain. The swami’s work did not include the classical four mahavakyas, which have been researched and included in this compilation along with some other major mantras such as Saccidananda. I am very much indebted to Swami Yogeshananda’s pioneering work.

I sincerely hope that, by bringing this material to light on the Internet we shall, on the one hand, receive feedback from readers everywhere, improving and strengthening the work; and, on the other, will take a step towards establishing the Himalayan majesty of the Vedanta, particularly in its modern incarnation of the Neo-Vedanta of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda.

 

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Spiritual Youth

Youth Convention is basically meant to remove any misgivings in youth’s mind. If there are any misgivings, any misapprehensions or any question marks, the youth are highly dissatisfied. The curiosity of the youth should be satisfied, only then their paths to the future will be clear. We want all the youth to become Spiritual Youth.

 

What do you mean by Spirituality? What do you mean by Spiritual Youth?

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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Spiritualism

 

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Lord Shree Swaminarayan

Purna-Purushottam Lord Shree Swaminarayan 

Dattatreyah Krutayuge, Tretaayaam Raghunandanah;
Dwapare Vaasudevah syaat, Kalau Swami Vrushaatmajah.

“In the age of Sat-yug, Lord Dattatreya will manifest. In Treta-yug, Lord Raghunandan alias Ramchandraji will manifest. The Vasudev, alias Lord Shree Krishna will manifest in Dwapar-yug, and in the age of Kali-yug, the son of Dharmadev, Lord Shree Swaminarayan will manifest.”

 

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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Spiritualism

 

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