I would like to start my new post by wishing all the readers of my blog a very happy and prosperous New year!!! May this year 2013 bring joy and happiness in your life!!!
Ok let me start with this. How can we say which are the most inspired books? The one which brings joy and inner peace, the one which gives enormous energy,the books which gives good message, the one which makes a change in your attitude etc
In that way I can say the most inspired books of mine are Autobiography of a yogi written by my Guruji Sri Sri Paramahansa yoganada, Miracles happen by Dr.Brian Weiess, The Celestine prophesy by James Red field, You forever by T. Lobsang Rampa, Message of love (by Bible society of India).
In today’s post I am happy to share about Guruji’s Autobiography of a yogi. I used to wonder how it could be possible for the saints and yogis to live more than 2000 (Babaji) or 3ooo (Thirumoolar) years in the same physical body. That’s what exactly the chapter on the science of Kriya yoga throws light upon. He says,” Kriya means union with the infinite through a certain action or rite.Kriya is an ancient Science. Lahiri Mahasaya received it from his guru, Babaji who rediscovered and clarified the technique after it had been lost in the Dark ages. “The Kriya yoga which I am giving to the world through you in this nineteenth century,” Babaji told Lahiri Masaya ” is the revival of the same science which Krishna gave, millenniums ago, to Arjuna, and which was later known to Patanjali, and to Christ, St. John, St. Paul, and other disciples”.
For those of you who are not aware of Kriya yoga, Kriya yoga is a simple, psychophysiological method by which the human blood is decarbonized and recharged with Oxygen.The atoms of this extra Oxygen are transmuted in to life current to rejuvenate the brain and spinal centers. By stopping the accumulation of venous blood, the yogi is able to lessen or prevent the decay of tissues; the advanced yogi transmutes his cells in to pure energy. Elijah, Jesus, Kabir and other prophets were past masters in the use of Kriya or a similar technique, by which they caused their bodies to dematerialize at will.
Kriya Yoga is referred to by Krishna, India’s greatest prophet, in a stanza of the Bhagavad Gita: “Offering inhaling breath in to the out going breath, and offering out going breath in to the inhaling breath, the yogi neutralizes both these breaths; he thus releases the life force from the heart and brings it under his control.”The interpretation is: “The yogi arrests decay in the body by an addition of life force, and arrests the mutations of growth in the body by apan (eliminating current). Thus neutralizing decay and growth, by quieting the heart, the yogi learns life control.”
To be continued………
Autobiography of a Yogi – http://www.bookstore.yogananda-srf.org