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Kriya Yoga by Swami Yogananda - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. The Path of Kriya Yoga. An Introduction. Based on the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. And His Direct Disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Ananda Kriya. science of Yoga, Paramahansa Yogananda has received the high- est credentials tras, Kriya Yoga is both a transcendent technique of meditation and an art of living that In the late s Paramahansaji began to withdraw gradu- ally from.

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And my spirit shall live on. Even when I am taken away I shall work with you all for the deliverance of the world with the message of God.

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Binay R. It is then that this energy in the body loses its limitations and becomes identified with Cosmic Energy. This is what is meant by Pranayama or control of life-force in spine and heart and nervous system, which results in breathlessness and the calming down of heart and lungs.

It is then that the life-force, which is dependent on oxygen, loses its breath-slavery and moves spiritward.

That is wrong. The real meaning of Pranayama, according to Patanjali, the founder of Yoga philosophy, is the gradual cessation of breathing, the discontinuance of inhalation and exhalation. Trying to control the life force by holding the breath in the lungs is extremely unscientific.

While inhaling and exhaling, imagine that the breath during inhalation is going upward from the coccyx to the point between the eyebrows; and during exhalation, imagine that it is moving downward over the back of the spinal column.

The breath actually does not circulate around the whole length of the spine, but the increased life-force derived from the transmuted breath is directed by will and visualization to circulate lengthwise, within and without, through the inner and over the outer side of the spinal cord continuously during Kriya.

This converts the entire spine into a magnet which draws all the bodily current away from the senses and nerves. The five telephones of the senses — touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight — are thus disconnected and the attention freed from the invasion of the senses.

This is also the greatest psycho-physical method for actually reversing the searchlights of life forces, consciousness and the senses from matter to spirit. Drawing up and feeling a cool current and the breath within the inside of the spine, feeling a cool current from the coccyx to the point between the eyebrows, and spraying the current and breath as tepid over the back of the spinal tube from the point between the eyebrows down to the coccyx is equal to one compete Kriya exercise.

This exercise should be performed from one to fourteen times in immediate succession, morning and evening. Remember, there are two indications of the correct practice of Kriya.

During inhalation, the upward-floating breath and current should produce a cool sensation throughout the entire length of the imaginary hollow in the spinal column, from the coccyx to the point between the eyebrows.

The inhalation must be accompanied throughout by the deep sound of "Hau" made by the expanded throat.

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During exhalation, the downward-floating breath and current should be felt as a tepid, fine, thread-like sensation, accompanied by the sound of "E" made by the expanded throat.

Do not jerk the chest by moving it up and down with inhalation and exhalation, while practicing Kriya.

Always keep the throat expanded during this exercise. The expansion should be like that experienced in rolling the tongue backward toward the uvula. You may practice Kriya with an expanded throat by rolling the tongue backward. Drawing the breath and current upward must be accompanied by a deep, full sound of "Hau" made by the throat. Likewise, in sending the current downward over the spinal column, it must be fine, thread-like and tepid. This exhalation must be accompanied by the sound of "E," made by the throat.

The repetition of Kriya twelve to fourteen times equals one year's natural evolution in development of body, mind and soul. The life current quickly spiritualizes the spine and brain, which in turn spiritualize the whole body.

Hindu Yogis state that this current actually changes the atomic composition of the body cells. Ordinarily the progress of the human body, mind and soul keeps pace with the revolutions of the earth around the sun.

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Of course, this natural progress is retarded if disease, accidents, despondency or ignorance be permitted to invade the body, mind or soul. Just as the Earth's complete revolution around the sun produces one year's effects in the human body, so the Yogis discovered that the time of human evolution could be quickened greatly by revolving the life-force the earthly physical energy around the elliptical path of the spinal cord and its six centers, upward from the coccyx to the point between the eyebrows, and downward from the point between the eyebrows to the coccyx, with the soul as the central sun.

The solar year through outside influences of rays and vibrations quickens the body, mind and soul to a certain state in a year's time. The Yogis found that the same result of one year's complete bodily evolution and spiritual change can be brought about by internal methods for energizing and spiritualizing the spine which is extremely sensitive.

This quickening of evolution can be accomplished only if Kriya is practiced correctly, if the body is kept free from diseases and accidents, and the mind from disbelief and error.

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Normally, the human body, brain, mind and soul undergo a complete change once every eight years, if the individual be progressive. The Scriptures say it requires about a million uninterrupted mundane years of human progressive natural evolution to clarify and sensitize and enlarge the brain, mind and soul capacity so that they can hold and reflect all the knowledge in the Universe. Ordinarily, the human brain is too limited even to hold all the words of an enlarged Webster Dictionary.

Imagine what a highly developed brain is necessary to hold and express all knowledge.

However, if Luther Burbank could bring a walnut tree to the fruit-bearing stage in five years instead of the normal ten to fifteen years, it is reasonable to suppose that there must be a scientific method for developing an all-wisdom-producing brain within a few years, instead of a million terrestrial years as usually required.While some the other books on this list may have more diverse and interesting content, the simple message of this book has profoundly spoken to me and millions of others.

Unknown to society in general, a great spiritual renaissance started in in a remote corner of Banaras. Live with this book. From its headquarters below in Dakshineswar on the Ganges near Kolkata and the original ashram in Ranchi, the society continues to thrive to this day — with schools, ashrams, meditation centers, and charitable works throughout the subcontinent.

This quickening of evolution can be accomplished only if Kriya is practiced correctly, if the body is kept free from diseases and accidents, and the mind from disbelief and error.

The Guru is the vehicle through which God redeems a disciple from mental bondage. Straighten it as often as it bends, to gain the desired results.

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