Kriya Lineage

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Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:10 pm

Although the modern Kriya yoga lineage became best known thanks to Lahiri Mahasay in the 19th century, many fine gurus have followed him up to the present.

One is Sri M, who in 1998 began to teach and inspire publicly. He does not teach Kriya yoga to everybody. There are no mass initiations or correspondence courses. He works for all humans, whatever their spiritual path, as did others in his lineage also.

http://satsang-foundation.org

He will be visiting the USA in July-September 2017.
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Re: Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:26 pm

A sequel to his autobiography is coming out in a few weeks. The first one is a magnificent adventure of a Sage with strong ties to great Masters.

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Search ... &kn=&isbn=

Here is a free e-pub version: http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md ... FC8CA227EE
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Re: Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:14 pm

The sequel by Sri M is on Amazon now, titled The Journey Continues.
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Re: Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:30 pm

Here is an Australian site with much content, mainly Swami Yogananda (d. 1952), but also quotes & articles from others in the Kriya Lineage:

http://yogananda.com.au/index.html
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Post by Nicholas » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:52 pm

Excerpts from God Talks With Arjuna, Yogananda's two volume commentary on the Bhagavad Gita:

http://yogananda.com.au/gita00.html#top
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Re: Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:45 pm

Some recollections from a relative and disciple of Yogananda:

https://www.ananda.org/free-inspiration ... -the-book/
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Re: Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:56 am

Here is a little about the Avatar behind the modern public Kriya movement and a few of the links in the lineage. There are more than just the four mentioned:
http://yogananda.com.au/gurus/babaji01.html#
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Re: Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:34 pm

Lahiri Mahasaya (d. 1895) grounded and taught the Kriya yoga method that the Avatar taught him. Many thousands have benefitted spiritually from that practice and the commentaries he made on key Indian texts.
http://yogananda.com.au/gurus/mahasaya01.html#top
Much of the Kriya gurus' teachings have been translated, not just Yogananda & Lahiri Mahasaya - but other disciples too. Here are two sources for these translations:
http://sanskritclassics.com

http://yoganiketan.net
For the bottom one go to the Library.
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Post by Nicholas » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:32 pm

Yogananda also wrote a large commentary on the New Testament Gospels, here are some excerpts:

http://yogananda.com.au/sc/new_testament_01.html#top
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Re: Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:27 pm

Nicholas wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:10 pm
Although the modern Kriya yoga lineage became best known thanks to Lahiri Mahasay in the 19th century, many fine gurus have followed him up to the present.

One is Sri M, who in 1998 began to teach and inspire publicly. He does not teach Kriya yoga to everybody. There are no mass initiations or correspondence courses. He works for all humans, whatever their spiritual path, as did others in his lineage also.

http://satsang-foundation.org
A recent book of his answers the many sorts of questions he gets concerning meditation:

https://satsang-foundation.org/cds-dvds ... er-within/
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Re: Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:38 pm

The amazing autobiography of Sri M is now available in e-book formats:

https://archive.org/details/apprenticed ... mastersrim
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Re: Kriya Lineage

Post by Nicholas » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Here is how Sri M begins his life story:
Forty years ago, a young man of nineteen from Kerala, the southern-most state of India, was found
in deep meditation in the cave of Vyasa up in the Himalayas near Badrinath, close to the Indo-Tibetan
border regions. Even in those days, a teenager going away to the Himalayas to meditate was not a
common occurrence. What made this case almost unbelievable was that the young man in question was not
even born a Hindu.

How this young man became a yogi; and the mysterious and fascinating world of un-imaginable power
and grandeur that opened up for him, is the story of my life. I was this young man.
If you will allow me, I shall start at the very beginning. Let us, as quickly as possible, walk together to
the abode of the eternal snows. There, among the ice-clad Himalayan peaks, dwelt my friend, philosopher
and guide – my dearest teacher and master by whose kindness and grace, I learnt to fly high into the
greater dimensions of consciousness.

Words fail to do justice to the glory of those spheres, but then, words are the only tools at our disposal.
Let us, therefore, begin our journey, good friends, walking in the deep woods, talking about the wonderful
sights, the bright flowers swaying gently, the sweet-singing birds, the great river gushing along, the tall
trees standing silent and so on until we turn the corner and all of a sudden come across the towering great
whiteness of the snow-covered Himalayas and are rendered speechless with wonder. Didn’t the ancient
Rishis sing: Yad vaacha na abbhyuthitham: the power and the glory that even words cannot comprehend.
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