Only through the Grace of Guru-Tattva, it becomes possible for someone to start meditating on the experience of One-Self with Brahman (Atma-Anubhava). To one who seeks nothing less than the union with Brahman, the path is very hard; but always wonderful surprises await him in every corner of his journey.
Often a Jnani is very misunderstood. Many people think that the main activity of a Jnani is merely to study the scriptures and take part in long and arid intellectual debates about the nature of Brahman.Continue reading
“Om namah śivāya gurave
śri guru gītā
The Guru Gita is part of the Skanda Purana, assigned to Sage Vyasa, and this is the answer given by Lord Shiva to the request made by Parvati to initiate her within the Guru-Tattva Knowledge and also to the question “By Which path can an embodied soul Become One with Brahman? “.
If this scripture, Sri Guru Gītā attracted the attention of Sri Lahiri Mahasaya, then it should be important to all of us who follow the path of Kriya Yoga. Sri Lahiri Mahasaya weaves brief commentaries – verse by verse – of this work that shows the connection to the Guru as the highest form of sadhana (spiritual practice).Continue reading
Through this article, I intend to show that the awakening of Kundalini and all higher yogic achievements are and must be connected to purely mental disciplines, not only to the practice of pranayama, mudras, etc.
We often wonder why some people advance spiritually faster than others. Why one Nitay Charan gets results in just 3 years of Kriya Yoga, and others can not the same in 20 or 25 years? If you search with depth, you will find that it was not because Nitay Charan practiced 1000 kriyas daily, or something similar to this.Continue reading
When we go through some spiritual book or scripture, usually it follows a certain plan of organization. Similarly, it was intriguing to find that every chapter of Shrimad Bhagvad Gita starts and ends with the word Yoga. For example, first chapter is Vishad Yoga.
I tried to learn this scripture from various sources and could not fathom the beauty or depth of this great manual for yoga centered living.
Then, I got Shrimad Bhagvad Gita commentary by Shri Panchanan Bhattacharyaji, who writing had been directed and guided and endorsed by none other than Shri Lahiri Mahasaya.Continue reading