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"Via the lotus-stem-thread of the mouth, relinquish breath - meaning: make it Still; in this way - via the sushumna path, it becomes Still like this spontaneously. This is the indication of 'kumbhak' - meaning: vayu moves in Stillness via the sushumna; that is the state of kumbhak."

 

~ Lahiri Baba from Amritabindu 13


"Sreshtha uttamanga [the greatest and principal part of the body] (mouth)* brahmin" - when there is samadhi; the abode of all happiness is "swarga" [heaven]; when one performs Kriya, one is a "brahmin"; from that Mouth - Lord (Purushottama).**
 [*and**Translator's note:  The parentheses and the text within them are in the original.]

 

~ Lahiri Baba from Manu 1:93

 

Points of Kriya as given by Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya from His introduction to the Gita:

1) Pranayam;
2) seeing Yonimudra in the Eye;
3) tongue going to the head;
4) staying in the Bindu and listening to the Sound;
5) keeping the star from the throat to the forehead

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Kriya History

 



Kriya Yoga, its dissemination, and the Mahamuni Babaji Maharaj

(The excerpt of Chapter 5 from his book Kriya Yoga)

by Acharya Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta

Versión en Español de Kriya Yoga, su diseminación, y el Mahamuni Babaji Maharaj por Acharya Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta

 

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KRIYA YOGA

Acharya Sailendra Bejoy DasGupta, a direct disciple of Sriyukteshvar Giriji Maharaj had written in year 1978--

"...persistent requests from friends and well wishers to write about Sri Yukteshvar for the last twenty five years or more could not be accepted; the foremost among whom was Swami Satyananda Giri Maharaj who, alas ! is no more. However, at the fag end of his life the author has undertaken what was always considered an impossible task. How the interested readers will react is now out of consideration."

 

Versión en Español de KRIYA YOGA por Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta - Traducción en curso (Translation In Progress)


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PARAMHANSA SWAMI YOGANANDA:
Life-portrait and Reminiscences


About the Author

Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta had the great good fortune to be accepted at the age of 19 as a disciple by Swami Sriyukteshvar Giriji Maharaj. He sat at the great Swami's feet as an eminent and beloved student for the next six years, until Swamiji's passing in 1935.
Sri Dasguptaji had written this very manuscript near the end of his life in the months of October 1983 through January 1984.
He closed his eyes to this world shortly after, in March 1984.
Yoga Niketan translated and published the manuscript into English in 2006.

Swami Satyananda Giriji Maharaj, eminent and revered disciple of Swami Sriyukteshvar has written the following:

 

"During the time that Yoganandaji was in India [after returning from America], Sailendra Bejoy was with him practically all day every day and attended to him in many different ways. Swamiji had a great wish that he would take Sailendra Bejoy to America. Even after [Yoganandaji] went back to America, he wrote to me about this many times. But at that time, Sailendra Bejoy did not particularly have much interest in that direction."

And also:

"With him was Bishnu Charan, nephew Ajit-da, Bijoy Mullick, Ananda Lahiri, Sailen Dasgupta and another one or two people. Because of my illness, I had written to Swamiji that Sailendra should work as his attendant in my place. Swamiji had also received Sailen with truly great affection."

 

YOGANANDA SANGA (The Company of Yogananda): As I have seen and understood Paramahansa Swami Sri Yogananda by Swami Satyananda


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Kriya Science: Kriya Quotes from Swami Satyananda

Swami Satyananda Maharaj on Kriya

Citas de Kriya de Swami Satyananda
Swami Satyananda Maharaj hablando sobre el Kriya

This book is available in printed form (as an extra chapter called "Kriya Quotes by Swami Satyananda," in a collection of 4 Biographies written by Swami Satyananda)

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Scriptural Commentaries
 



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SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA


Spiritual Commentary on Srimad Bhagavad Gita by Yogiraj Sri Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya

 

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SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA:
SPIRITUAL COMMENTARY


A Spiritual Commentary on Srimad Bhagavad Gita by Swami Sriyukteshvar Giri

 

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA (Versión en Español) Comentario Espiritual por Swami Sriyukteshvar Giri

 

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PRANAB GITA (Volume 1)


An Experiential Commentary on Srimad Bhagavad Gita in the light of Kriya Yoga by Swami Pranabananda Paramahamsa



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PRANAB GITA (Volume 2)


An Experiential Commentary on Srimad Bhagavad Gita in the light of Kriya Yoga by Swami Pranabananda Paramahamsa, Volume 2 (translation in progress)


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KRISHNA-YAJURVEDIYA TEJABINDU UPANISHAD

Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya


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KRISHNA-YAJURVEDIYA DHYANABINDU UPANISHAD

Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya


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KRISHNA-YAJURVEDIYA AMRITABINDU UPANISHAD

Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya


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NIRALAMBA UPANISHAD

Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya


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MANU SAMHITA

Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya


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PATANJALI YOGA SUTRAS

Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya

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OMKAR GITA

Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya

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GURU GITA

Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya

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AVADHUTA GITA

Spiritual Commentary by Yogiraj Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya

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KABIR

Spiritual Commentary by Sri Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya

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CHARAK

by Sri Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya

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AVINASHI KABIR GITA

Spritual Commentary by Sri Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya

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Biographies
 



YOGIRAJ SHYAMA CHARAN LAHIRI MAHASAY
 
A very early biography of Lahiri Mahasay first published in year 1941 by Swami Satyananda, eminent disciple of Swami Sri Yukteshvar Giri

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SWAMI SRIYUKTESHVAR GIRI MAHARAJ

A biography of Swami Sriyukteshvar Giri by his eminent disciple Swami Satyananda

 

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YOGACHARYA SHASTRI MAHASAYA: A Short Biographical Sketch of Hansaswami Kebalanandaji Maharaj

A biography of Hangsa Swami Kebalananda by Swami Satyananda

 

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YOGANANDA SANGA (The Company of Yogananda): As I have seen and understood Paramahansa Swami Sri Yogananda

A biography of Paramahansa Swami Sri Yogananda by Swami Satyananda

"The character and behavior of this being throughout his life made me feel that he was a "kshanajanma purush" [one who is born for the needs of the time]."

-- Swami Satyananda Giriji Maharaj
[eminent disciple of Swami Sriyukteshvar Giriji]

Yogananda Sanga - Versão em Português

 

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LIFE SKETCH OF SWAMI PRANABANANDA

by Sri Jnanendranath Mukhopadyay




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Saints of Brindavan

A visit to Katyayani Peeth, and the Saints who lived there




 



Other Kriya Works
 

 


GARLAND OF LETTERS (Patravali)

A series of letters exchanged between Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya and his Kriya disciples

English translation by Yoga Niketan Team

Versión en Español: Guirnalda de Cartas


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Contemporary Kriya Writings
 

 


KRIYA STORIES

by n.w. "kashi" ("bala gopee")

STORIE KRIYA -- Versione Italiana

 

 


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LIGHT OF KRIYA YOGA

A discourse on Traditional Kriya Yoga compiled from private talks, letters, and writings of Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta Mahasay (eminent disciple of Swami Sriyukteshvar Giriji Maharaj)

by n.w. "kashi" ("bala gopee")




 

BREATH OF DEVOTION

Some Reflections

by n.w. "kashi" ("bala gopee")



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YONI TANTRA IN LIGHT OF KRIYA YOGA

by n.w. "kashi" ("bala gopee")


 


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SONG OF SOLOMON IN THE LIGHT OF KRIYA YOGA

by by n.w. "kashi" ("bala gopee")


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Lalita Sahasranama and Kriya Yoga: Excerpts from the Thousand Names of the Holy Lalita with short commentary in Light of Kriya

by n.w. "kashi" ("bala gopee")


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Kriya Yoga from The Karpuradistotram

English commentary by n.w. "kashi" ("bala gopee")


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The Original Approach To Kriya

Versión en Español: El Enfoque Original de Kriya



 


 

 

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