The Path Of Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga contains all of the elements of the scientific method. Each technique is like a working hypothesis. The kriya yoga student, practising the technique on a regular basis, conducts experiments and record his or her own experiences. Kriya yoga student meets together regularly to discuss their experiences, like the scientist in their conferences. The student of kriya yoga comes to some verifiable conclusion about the technique. It is also an “art” as it requires sincere and regular practise and skill to realise the fruit of the techniques. Since “absolutely reality” can never be adequately defined. It can be experienced as the essence of being. Kriya yoga reveals one’s “Union” with “God” or ”Truth”.

Patanjali, in the second verse of his “sutras”, has defined yoga as follows, Yoga Chitta Nirothahah, “Yoga consists of cleansing the modification of the subconscious mind” (Ramaiah, 1968, p21). One’s experienced in daily life is coloured by the thoughts, feeling, like and dislikes of the subconscious mind. These colouring mask the essential reality. Integrating yoga into one’s daily life consists in seeing things as they are, without such colouring. This new vision develops progressively in the student as he or she practise all of the kriyas.

Kriya Yoga has nothing in common with the unscientific breathing exercise, which attempts to forcibly hold breath in the lungs, an unnatural and decidedly unpleasant. Kriya, on the other hand, is accompanied from the very beginning by an accession of peace, and by soothing sensations of regenerative effect in the spine.

Guidelines FOR students

  • • Love for self, the satguru, and the universal version.
  • • Regular practise of Kriya Yoga Sadhanas.
  • • Karma Yoga, the yoga of selfless service.
  • • Satsang, fellowship with truth seekers.
  • • Yogic vegetarian diet.
  • • Transformation of sleep into yogic rest.
  • • Mental purity, patience, silence and other observance.
  • • Seeking inspiration from babaji and the 18 siddhas.