Lahiri Mahasaya – made Kriya yoga accessible

“Always remember that you do not belong to anyone and no one belongs to you. Reflect that one day you will suddenly have to leave everything in this world – so get to know God now. Get ready for the next astral journey of death by riding daily in the balloon of God’s perception. Meditate incessantly, so that you can quickly look at yourself as the Infinite Essence, free from any form of misery. Stop being a prisoner of the body; using Kriya’s secret key, learn to enter the Spirit. ” – Lahiri Mahasaya

His life

He was born on September 30, 1828, into a Family of Brahmans, in a home near Bengal.

By the age of 33, the great kriya-yoghinLahiri Mahasaya led a simple life. He was an accountant in the English military administration. He married Srimati Kashi Moni, who later gave birth to two sons and two daughters.

He studied Sanskrit, Bengali, French and English.

He was a kind, gentle and brave young man. He was appreciated and loved by all who surrounded him.

A deep aura of peace always surrounded him.

Its initiatory name Mahasaya means in translation “great spirit”.

Lahiri Mahasaya manifested various paranormal abilities. He could have stayed for hours without breathing or blinking until his heart rate and heart beat. It lasts a long time without sleep. He had his normal family life during the day, and at night he went to his master to receive the teaching.

Hedid not establish any organization during his lifetime, but he made a prediction that would come true:

“About fifty years after my passing, an account of my life will be written because of a deep interest in Yoga that will appear in the West. The Yoga message will surround the globe. It will help establish the brotherhood of man: a unity based on the direct perception of humanity over the Single Father.

He entered the mahasamadhi in Benares on September 26, 1895, and the book describing his life, “Autobiography of a Yogi” was completed in 1945.

Swami Keshavananda told Paramhansa Yogananda the conscious passing of Lahiri Mahasaya:

“A few days before my guru gave up his body,” Keshavananda told me, “materialized in front of me as I stood in my Hardwar sketch.

– Come to Benares right away. With these words, Lahiri Mahasaya is gone.

I immediately went to Benares. At my guru’s house I found many disciples gathered. Hours that day, the master exposed Gita; then it was addressed to us simply.

– I’m going home!

They wept with anguish like an irresistible torrent.

– Be comforted! I’ll get up again! After this statement, Lahiri Mahasaya turned his body three times in a circle, headed north in his lotus position, and entered gloriously into maha-samadhi(the last meditation, during which a master, who knows in advance that they are the last moments before leaving the physical body and totally merges with the divine).

Initiative line

He was the disciple of the great divine avatar Babaji, the immortal yogi who has lived for centuries in the Himalayas, preserving the appearance of a 16-year-old.

He revealed to him, among other things, what his spiritual purpose is: to show the whole world that spiritual practice can be effective and if the aspirant does not live in solitude, that spirituality and social or family life are not incompatible.

Here are Babaji’s words that we find in Paramahansa Yogananda’s famous work “Autobiography of a Yogi”:

“Holy even before birth through countless lives spent in solitary meditation, now you must live among men. The fact that you didn’t meet me until after you got married and became a modest clerk makes profound sense. You must abandon the idea of joining our mysterious group in the Himalayas. Your life will be carried out among people and will be the example of a yogi – the ideal head of family. Those who care for a family and daily responsibilities will feel encouraged by your example, because you have the same obligations as them.

You have to make them understand that the ultimate goal of yogis is not inaccessible to those who have family ties. Even in the world being, a yogi who conscientiously performs his duties, for a disinterested purpose, certainly advances on the path of enlightenment. From now on, nothing forces you to leave the world, because you have already broken all the karma-ice attachments inside you. Even if you’re not of the world, you have to live in it. You still have many years to fulfill your family, civic and spiritual obligations conscientiously. A sweet divine hope will, from now on, revive the desolate hearts of men. Your balanced life will help them understand that liberation depends on inner and not outer surrenders.”

Paramahansa Yogananda tells us about Mahasaya’s wonderful dharma in this way:

“Because the scent of flowers cannot be suppressed, so Lahiri Mahasaya, living quietly as an ideal householder, could not hide her innate glory. Devoted bees from all parts of India began to seek the divine nectar of the liberated master. The harmoniously balanced life of the great guru-household has become the inspiration of thousands of men and women. “

Mahasaya knows her master at the age of 33. Until then he had led a normal life, without spiritual concerns.

Meeting his master was like a divine reunion. The two had spent many lives together, and the special relationship that had been created over time touched his soul simply by saying goodbye. Lahari Mahasaya was overwhelmed by the blessing he felt in the presence of his master and from that moment on he never left him.

Babaji initiated him into Kriya Yoga science and instructed him to give the sacred technique to all spiritual seekers. He was the first to teach ancient Kriya science lost in contemporary times.

Mahasaya honored everyone. He initiates in Kriya Yoga people belonging to all religions. They all left him with the feeling that he had received the blessing of a true saint.

Also in Paramahansa Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi” we find the dialogue between the two in which Babaji grants him permission to initiate in Kriya yoga freely all those who humbly ask him to do so. Thus, Babaji removes the rigorous boundaries that have kept Kriya yoga hidden for centuries from the whole world.

“Angelic Guru, as you have already favored mankind by the resurrection of lost Kriya art, will you not increase that benefit by relaxing the sticte requirements for the disciples?-I looked prayerarily at Babaji.

I pray you allow me to communicate Kriya to all searchers!

Be it that way! The divine desire was expressed through you. Give Kriya freely to all who humbly ask.”

Paramhansa Yogananda called Mahasaaya “Yogavatar” for her merit in bringing the high teachings of Kriya Yoga en masse and giving all people the opportunity to gain access to this knowledge.

The word kriya derives from ” kri” – “to do”, “to act”, “to react”. Therefore, Kriya Yoga means “community with the Infinite—God through specific spiritual actions (and rituals).” The yogi who follows this practice gradually frees himself from his karma and achieves the ultimate achievement.

His main disciple was Sri Yukteswar who passed on the science of Kriya Yoga. In turn he had an exceptional disciple, on Paramahansa Yogananda. This transmitted knowledge to the West.

Paramahansa Yogananda’s parents were disciples of Lahiri Mahasaya. They took Yogananda to their guru’s house when he was very young. Blessing the child, Lahiri Mahasaya said:

“Little mother, your son will be a yogi. As a spiritual motor, he will carry many souls into God’s kingdom.

Wise Quotes of the Great Master

He is only wise, who devotes himself to achievement, not just to reading.

Solve your problems through meditation.

It changes unprofitable spething for God’s actual communion.

Remove your mind from dogmatic theological remnants; let them enter the fresh and healing waters of direct perception.

Give yourself active inner orientation; The Divine Voice has the answer to every dilemma of life.

Although man’s ingenuity in getting himself into trouble seems endless, Infinite Success is no less inventive.

The master never advised the slave faith. “Words are nothing but clams,” he said.

Win the conviction of God’s presence through your own cheerful contact in meditation.

Regardless of the disciple’s problem, the guru advised Kriya Yoga to resolve it.

The yogic key will not lose its effectiveness when I am no longer present in the body to guide you. This technique cannot be linked, archived and forgotten in the way of theoretical inspirations. Continue incessantly on your journey to liberation through Kriya, whose power lies in practice.

Divine union is possible through self-effort and does not depend on theological beliefs or the arbitrary will of a “Cosmic Dictator”.

Meditate incessantly, that you look fast as the Infinite Essence, free of any form of misery.

Stop being a prisoner of the body; using Kriya’s secret key, learn to escape into the Spirit.

Seek divine wealth, not the villainous tinsel of the earth.

After purchasing the inner treasure, you will discover that the external supply is always future.

“Banat, Banat, Ban Jai!” (“Doing, doing, one day done!”) It was Lahiri Mahasaya’s encouragement to persevere in meditation.

If you do not invite God to be your Summer Guest, He will not come in the winter of your life.

By illusion you perceive yourself as a pack of flesh and bones, which at best is a nest of trouble.

He meditates incessantly, that you look fast as the Infinite Essence, free from any form of misery.

Stop being a prisoner of the body; using Kriya’s secret key, learn to enter the Spirit.

I’m with kriya practitioners. I will guide you to the Cosmic Home through your ever-greater spiritual perceptions.

The quotes are also drawn from the “Autobiography of a Yogi”.

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