Divine quotes of Lahiri Mahasaya on Kriya yoga, Yogic Realizations and Advaita – Part I

On the onset of Satya yuga, Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya revived the supreme science of Realizing the Soul or SelfKriya yoga. The most sacred path of being One with the God within, already manifested in all of us. Through Kriya yoga, He bestowed upon mankind – the Sadhana of Prana – ‘Pranayama’, exactly as described in the Bhagavad Gita [Chapter 4, Sloka 29]. Prana [Life energy] is the most primordial existence of Universe. Static state of Prana is God itself.

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As expounded by Lahiri Mahasaya on ‘Prana’


Bhagavad Gita terms this secret Sadhana as ‘Brahmavidya’. This only is mentioned thousands of years back in ‘Yoga Sutra’ of Maharshi Patanjali.

 “tapahsvadhyayeshvara pranidhananikriyayogah”  [Sadhana Pada : 1st Sloka]

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Kriya yoga science and secrets – Prana Vibration and Chakras

The name was later on changed by Lord Sri Krishna as ‘Karmayoga’ in the Gita. Lahiri Mahasaya again revived this most divine route of ancient Sadhana as the Yoga of Sanatana Dharma [eternal Religion]. Dharma, which is beyond any caste, creed, community and color; the infinite Dharma to reach the ultimate state of Advaita or Non-duality.

Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya Himself is Swayang Brahma. Yuga-changer. He arrived when Kali Yuga completed its cycle and the Universe entered into blissful Satya Yuga [Satya Yuga started from 1895]. He is reverentially addressed as “Yogiraj” or “The King of Yogis”. Lahiri Baba used to write down His most exalted Yogic Realizations in His personal diaries which were kept confidential and were in the custody of Mahayogi Sri Satya Charan Lahiri Mahasaya [grandson of Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya]. 26 such divine diaries. They are invaluable treasures in the abstruse path of Yoga.

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Lahiri Mahasaya’s divine quotes on Advaita [Non-Duality]

On a later date, Sri Satya Charan Lahiri Mahasaya – commanded his most advanced disciple and an exalted Kriyayogi by then – Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee Mahasaya to write divine books, directly based on those 26 diaries. The books are authentic documentation on the sublime exalted Yogic life of Lahiri Mahasaya, the science of Kriya yoga and commentaries on ancient scriptures as expounded by none other than Lahiri Mahasaya Himself.  The books are:

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Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee and Yogivar Sri Satya Charan Lahiri Mahasaya

Purana Purusha Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree

Who Is This Shama Churn

Shama Churn Kriyayoga O Advaitabad

Divine Quotes :

  • “The dazzling sun of the sky, whose brilliance has made this macrocosm radiant, that sun’s form, fire, resplendence, heat are all Me. When there is nothing barring Me in this universe then along with the sun of the sky I only prevail amidst the total creation. Without My Immanence the resplendent sun of the sky will be absent, thus I have created and am maintaining the totality. In this manner all the forms noticeable in this world are My Form only, My manifestations only. Therefore I only am the Master of creation, preservation and mergence taken together.”

  • To familiarize the readers about his Guru Babaji ,Yogiraj, in his personal diary, has delineated a human face and thus recounted beside it -

             “Ehi Babajike rupa, ehi yama, ehi dharma”

  • “This Atmasurya is Mahapurusha Brahma, He only is the Container of the universe; everything evolves from here and ultimately everything merges here.”

  • Jab pran vayu sir ke upar chadha tab babaji se mila, jab babaji se mila tab kya nahi kar sakta hai…

  • Jo kisun so badua baba

  • Khod Babaji kaldand liye upar surya candramake bhitar dekhlai diya

  • jo kabira surya ka rup so hi abinashi brahma so hi hum

  • Hum hi asmanka suryarupa – Hum choday dusra koi nahi

  • Soul Sun Narayana, Bhagavan, Jagadiswara, omnipresent is I Myself

  • When I am the Soul Sun then whatever I state is Vedas- this should be known for sure

  • I only am Krishna

  • The Primordial Male Energy in the Soul Sun is I Myself. Brahma Form of the Soul Sun is Mine

  • Whatever one thinks just at the moment of death, one becomes that.

  • Living being infers kineticism, thus there is no option other than the still state -Pranayama stills.

  • Increase Kevala, Recaka, Puraka this will impart siddhi (fulfillment) – gradual increase entails Samadhi, having Recaka, Puraka it is like a closed well, effect the flow of Pranavayu, the mind becomes static – if further augmentation occurs disease is eliminated, – sins are burnt, purification ensues – knowledge dawns, ignorance or darkness is destroyed.

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Swayang Brahama – Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya

  • The one who does not envision the Kutastha according to the Guru’s advice is blind.

  • Prana only is the source of all power. Engrossing in Pranasadhana entails every sadhana practice.

  • Practising Kriya and remaining in Kriya’s transcendental state – this entails saying everything.

  • Entering into the realm of the soul is not possible if you do not consider yourself to be small.

  • Household asrama (garhastya) is the biggest asrama as other asramas are based on it.

  • Settlement is the advaita (non-duality) stte removes the difference between God and the devotee.

  • Bhagavan marks His Advent as a Guru controlling His devotees and He imparts knowledge, counsel to ones whenever it is necessary for them. This Guru only is the Sadguru.

  • Special knowledge is science. This only is Atmajnana or soul- knowledge.

  • The One Who is All – Pervasive infinitely in the macrocosm, visualizing that unchangeable one is soul-visualization or Brahma – visualization. He is Infinite Soul but can be realized.

  • The state in which the knower, known, knowledge becomes one that only is the state of science. This is the true devotion or true knowledge.

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  • The impurity of jaggery is removed by a certain process, similarly continuous Pranayama entails purification.

  • Ignorance spontaneously is removed through the practice of excellent Pranakarma.

  • If one had to travel to a distant place for a few days, some requisites would be necessary. In this instance, the traveller is conversant about the place and period of stay. Yet without the prescribed requisites, travel is impossible. But when this body is abandoned and you have to proceed to an unknown path for an indefinite period of time, then how many requisites would be necessary? No material objects will be required then. The destination and duration of stay is unknown. That requisite has to be acquired in this present life through yogasadhana and carried over and that sadhana-derived experience will be the only requisite in the form of reformation. This requisite is imperishable.

The Author : Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master

Author of the divine books – a Mahayogi Himself -Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee. He is the World Kriya yoga Master. His first guru was Sri Annada Charan Sastri ji, disciple of Mahayogi Sri Panchanan Bhattacharya Mahasaya, an elevated disciple of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri. After Sastri ji’s demise, Dr. Chatterjee obtained initiation from Sri Sundarlal Lala ji of Varanasi & later from Sri Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya, grandson of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya.

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Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriya Yoga Master

Even at his current age of 80, Dr. Chatterjee is relentlessly spreading the teachings of Lord Shyama Charan, with his experience in Kriya yoga, spanning more than 5 decades. He is also the founder-director of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission (YSSM) with the sole objective to propagate the divine ideals of Lahiri Mahasaya and to preserve the exact Kriya yoga practice as imparted by Lahiri Mahasaya.

On being invited as sole representative from India, to participate in the “Parliament of World Religions” held at Val St.Hugon, France in 1997 convened by Dalai Lama & sponsored by UNO, UNESCO, UNCHR; His call to mankind in the parliament – “ONE WORLD, ONE RELIGION, ONE GOD, ONE MAN”.

The books on Lahiri Mahasaya and the science of Kriya yoga in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQQKiFA76Mg

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Inside Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya temple in Kakdwip, West Bengal, India

26 secret diaries of Lahiri Mahasaya and Kriya yoga books based on them – by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee

Swayang Brahma and Fountain-head of Kriya yoga - Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya used to write down His most exalted yogic Realizations in His confidential personal diaries. These are divine Realizations by none other than the fountain-head of Kriya yoga – Bhagavan Lahiri Mahasaya Himself.26 such diaries; they are treasures to the entire world – depicting the true Advaita Sanatana Dharma [Eternal Religion of Non-Duality]. Dharma that’s latent in all of us and is to be realized only through Yoga Sadhana.  Dharma that’s beyond any caste, community, colour, creed. It’s indeed the science of the soul inside. The eternal and supreme science of self-Realization/Soul-Realization.

 

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Bhagavan Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya

These 26 diaries were in the custody of Yogivar Sri Satya Charan Lahiri Mahasaya (grandson Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya).He, on a later date, commanded his most advanced disciple Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee to write a spiritual and authentic biography of Lahiri Baba by entrusting him with those 26 invaluable diaries. The following books, authored by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee are directly based on these 26 divine diaries:

  • Purana Purusha Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree
  • Who Is This Shama Churn
  • Shamachurn Kriyayoga O Advaitabad


Short descriptions:

Purana Purusha Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree:

 The book is a remarkable blend of spirituality, literature and philosophy based on the life of Yogiraj Sri Shama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya. It is actually part biography and part commentary on Lahiri Mahasaya’s life, on the Indian scriptures, including The Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads etc.  An ultimate guide and a must read for all the soul-seekers and all initiated into the blessed path of Kriya yoga.  The most sacred and secret science of Kriya yoga – explained; taking reference directly from none other than Swayang Brahma Lahiri Mahasaya.

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Purana Purusha by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee

Interestingly, there is enough previously unpublished material about Lahiri Mahasaya’s life that it is well worth reading for that alone. It is wonderful to learn of even the mundane occurrences in the great yogi’s life, such as how he would take tiffin with a little amount of ghee and sugar for breakfast and smoke a hookah everyday after dinner, and how he travelled often by boat to the court of the King to tutor his son. These warming and inspiring stories bring Lahiri Mahasaya even closer to heart.

Going further deep, the book focuses on the scientific essence of ancient Indian Yoga sadhana and it’s ideals as revived by Bhagavan Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya. It traces back the origin of the term ‘Kriya yoga‘which is also mentioned in Yoga Sutra by Maharshi Patanjali and was later changed to ‘Karmayoga‘ by Sri Krishna. It puts light on the ancient scriptures and tries to find out their true meaning, hiding behind, from the yogic perspective. The book describes Yogiraj’s search for his guru Mahavatar Babaji, his exalted yogic state.

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Prana Vibration along the Chakras on Sipnal cord


Also the book reveals the true identity of, perhaps the most supreme and enigmatic spiritual entity of India – Mahavatar Babaji.

Author elucidated the scientific essence of sadhana and it’s ideals as revived by Yogiraj in this invaluable scripture. The book This book has mass appeal & has been translated and published in Telugu, Oriya, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Assamese, Malayalam and English, French, original being in Bengali.

 

Kriya yoga books - "Purana Purusha" and "Who Is This Shama Churn"

Kriya yoga books

A book of this stature cannot be written only with a command of knowledge, language or with possessing the writing faculty. For this is required sadhana-derived realization. The authenticity of this biography lies in the introduction where Sri Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya; grandson of Yogiraj Shama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya, commands his disciple the author Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, who was then an exalted Kriyaban having meticulously and assiduously completed the higher stage of Kriyas to write the biography.

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Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee Mahasaya and Yogivar Sri Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya

He had furnished many details regarding his Grandfather Shyama Charan Lahiri to the author who has judiciously incorporated these into the book. Unlike biographies of great personalities it is rather difficult to compose biographies of yogis. In the spiritual world, external manifestations are almost absent in the lives of yogis. Biographies of noble yogis are based on essences beyond senses rather than facts bearing external manifestations. As and when necessitates yogis exhibit miracles, but the ideals they establish or the path of sadhana which they introduce to mankind for the attainment of salvation is more secret than secretive, the path which if followed by man can enable him to arrive at his ultimate and highest objective and this facet is regarded to be the greatest one in their biographies.

Who Is This Shama Churn:

This book unfolds the true essence and esotery of Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya, the Fountain-Head of Kriya yoga, the Greatest Household-Yogi with an impeccable stroke of dexterity by the author. Author has laid bare the essence, concept, philosophy, the Esse, the sublime spirituality and spiritual sublimity of Shyama Charan for human comprehension.

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Who is This Shama Churn

Through the purview of dharmaic history, philosophy, science, spirituality, Yoga-sastra, mathematics, astrology and Sanatana Dharma, a profound exegesis on the Life and Ideals of Yogiraj Shyama charan Lahiri Mahasaya has been conferred in this book. For the first time such an introspective scientific rational expatiation on Shyama charan resulting in harmonious fusion of history, philosophy, religion, logic, science is done. This book unfolds the truth that Shyama charan is Indefinable, Unquestionable, Non-Answerable, Incomparable, Non-Debatable, Indefinable, Irrefutable and indivisible. Shyama Charan vis-a-vis Bhagavan Krishna, Bhagavan Rama, the four yugas, Babaji has been delineated with an intrinsic easefulness in this book. This book unravels the essence of Prana lucidly yet in a compelling manner and explains the abstruse esotery of Prana. The book is forceful yogic expose on Prana scientifically (yogic science) analyzing the Esse of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Lahiri- Absolute Prana, the Origin and Mergence, the Progenitor, the Primordial; everything within and beyond yet nothing, thus the Allness yet Nothingness. This is essentially a book for soul-seekers. It expounds the fact that spirituality transcends so called religion. Through this book the author has exposed the flagrant nudity of religion and spiritual culture being abided by today. At the end of the book in the Appendix both the Horoscopes of Bhagavan Krishna and Bhagavan Sri Shyama Charan has been assessed. This book has mass appeal throughout India and abroad and has been translated and published in Hindi and English, original being Bengali.

 

Shamachurn Kriyayoga O Advaitabad:

Kriya yoga book - "Shamachurn Kriyayoga O Advaitabad" by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee

Shamachurn Kriyayoga O Advaitabad

This book is based on selected 100 significant annotations from confidential diaries of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya. These annotations are sadhana derived direct realizations of Lahiri Mahasaya and of immense significance for those pursuing sadhana. Author at the behest of his Guru Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya authored this composite scripture to save the actual essence of annotations from dilutions or distortions from non-Yogis and for the benefit of future Yogis. Intricate aspects of Kriya yoga has been elucidated by the author lucidly and this book is loved by all Kriya yoga practitioners. This book has been translated into Hindi, Marathi & Telegu, original being in Bengali.

 

The Author: Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master

Author of the divine books – a Mahayogi Himself -Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee. He is the World Kriya yoga Master. His first guru was Sri Annada Charan Sastri ji, disciple of Mahayogi Sri Panchanan Bhattacharya Mahasaya, an elevated disciple of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri. After Sastri ji’s demise, Dr. Chatterjee obtained initiation from Sri Sundarlal Lala ji of Varanasi & later from Sri Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya, grandson of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya.

 

Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master

Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master

Perhaps less known, but the lineage always maintained the strictest norms of Kriya yoga, set by Lahiri Mahasaya Himself, without committing any change in the practice itself. Kriya yoga – in its most original and unmodified form as imparted by Lahiri Baba himself. Even at his current age of 80, Dr. Chatterjee is relentlessly spreading the teachings of Lord Shyama Charan, with his experience in Kriya yoga, spanning more than 5 decades. He is also the founder-director of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission (YSSM). The sole objective of this mission is to propagate the divine ideals of Lahiri Mahasaya and to preserve the exact Kriya yoga practice as imparted by Lahiri Mahasaya.

 

Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee Mahasaya on Advaita (Non-Duality)

Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee Mahasaya on Advaita (Non-Duality)

On being invited as sole representative from India, to participate in the “Parliament of World Religions” held at Val St.Hugon, France in 1997 convened by Dalai Lama & sponsored by UNO,UNESCO,UNCHR; His call to mankind in the parliament – “ONE WORLD, ONE RELIGION, ONE GOD, ONE MAN”.

Official website of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission : http://www.kriyayogashyamacharan.org/

Ordering of books : http://www.kriyayogashyamacharan.org/howtoorderbook.php

Reach at : contact@yssm.in

 

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Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission (YSSM), Kakdwip, India
Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya Temple; Kriya yoga Ashrama and Institute

God Realization || The eternal science of Kriya yoga – assemblage of Raja yoga, Hatha yoga and Laya yoga

It is commonly noticed that most people practice Hathayoga. While practicing asanas, they think that they are practicing yoga. The practice of Hathayoga imparts physical benefits no doubt, but it does not provide any lead in the finding of the soul within the body nor does it make the mind still.

Again, one cannot enter the spiritual realm if the mind is not made still. For this the practice of Rajayoga is essential.

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Prana Vibration along Chakras on the Spinal cord

Until self-realization, permanent settlement or visualization Kutustha-consciousness occurs, till then human life cannot be complete.

 Bruvormadhye pranamavesya samyak, sa tam param purushamupaiti divyam.

– if the mind and prana are placed between the eyebrows completely, the Supreme Being can be realized and the supreme state attained.

To achieve this, an assemblage of Rajayoga, Hathayoga and Layayoga is required.

Rajayoga enables the mind to become still. Layayoga enables self-realization and Hathayoga is necessary to eliminate the exhaustion arising from the practice of Rajayoga and Layayoga.

Hathayoga assists in activating the benumbed body caused by a prolonged sitting session in the same asana.
We search for God in the Heaven, in the Milky Sea, in places pilgrimage, in temples, churches and mosques, but are unaware of the fact that He is constantly prevalent in our body, between the eyebrows and the sages have stipulated directly how to perceive Him and have denoted the path of sadhana technique.

But with the progress of time, this technique of sadhana became obsolescent, chiefly because it depended entirely on the austerities of sadhana.

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The Yogic significance of the most sacred 'Om'

For such sadhana, a considerable period of time and patience are required which nobody feels inclined to do.

The main reason for this is, in the present age many Gurus preach that by touching the head, one falls into Samadhi, the mind attains stillness etc. Thus, who is willing to waste time?

But a bit of contemplation regarding this will enable everyone to understand, that to achieve One for which renouncement of all sorts of earthly pleasures is necessary, can He be so easily attained?

It has to be admitted by all that in the body-temple, God exists between the eyebrows as the Soul. Without searching for such a Truth we frantically run about.

We have been hearing about Three Deities – Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. But the One who controls them from behind is never perceptible nor will ever be perceptible. Yet quest for Him or for that Truth provides Life’s happiness.

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Bhagavan Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya

We Indians, followers of the Vedic faith pay our homage to the Holy Triad. But people in other parts of the world are unaware of the names of the Three Deities. Yet none disregards the creation, preservation and dissolution or the three attributes, sattva, rajas and tamas, because these three attributes are existent everywhere? The respective functions of the three attributes have been explained as idols in accordance with the philosophical essence. These forms can be visualized if the mind is made still in any manner, it surely is a state of the mind’s stillness and a few hints pertaining to this can be obtained, but all these are illusory. Because if these images were real as well as eternal, then if the mind of any person of any country or of any religious follower was made still, he also could visualize these forms. But this is not possible. They visualize only those facts they are conscious of or have an idea about. But if the mind is made still between the eyebrows, Soul or Kutastha-Brahma can be visualized and is possible to be visualized by each and every sadhaka of the world. There is no difference here.

(Comments of Sri Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya, grandson of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya)

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Ref: Purana Purusha‘ authored by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master. The book is based on the sacred and confidential 26 personal diaries written by Lahiri Mahasaya Himself during His most exalted Yogabastha. It’s also an authentic biography on the life of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya. This book is a remarkable blend of spirituality, literature and philosophy with its part commentary on Bhagavat Gita, Upanishads and other scriptures.The Gita of Satya Yuga.

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Holy books - "Purana Purusha" and "Who Is This Shama Churn"

A Mahayogi himself, Yogacharya Dr. Chatterjee has penned down several other books on the eternal science of Kriyayoga. He is also the founder-director of  Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission (YSSM), a mission with the sole objective of spreading the words and teachings of Lord Lahiri Mahasaya without any modification in the practice of Kriyayoga itself, exactly as the Lord imparted.

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Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master in a Satsang in Kolkata, India

Official mail address of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission : contact@yssm.in

‘Samadhi’ – excerpts from the Holy book ‘Purana Purusha’; spiritual biography and commentary of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya

 

Lit. eighth and final stage of eightfold yoga - yam, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi.

Prana Vibrations along Chakras in spinal cord

Yogically by practising austere samadhi one has to surmount each step and proceed, samadhi will arrive at the final stage.

In the samadhi state there is a cessation of body-consciousness, mind and sensory faculties. It is now that the state of sahaja samadhi arrives.

Advancing deeper savikalpa samadhi occurs. Then also soul-visualisation is existent.

Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya

Delving further deeper in the recesses of yoga, a yogi arrives at nirvikalpa samadhi or mahasamadhi which is Kriya’s transcendental state. In this state the yogi merges with the Absolute.
Common man opines that in the state of mahasamadhi, one does not return but this is an erroneous concept. Even after merging with the Absolute to effect human welfare a yogi does return but does not digress from this state.

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Ref:  ‘Purana Purusha‘ authored by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master. The book is based on the sacred and confidential 26 personal diaries written by Lahiri Mahasaya Himself during His most exalted Yogabastha. It’s also an authentic biography on the life of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya. This book is a remarkable blend of spirituality, literature and philosophy with its part commentary on Bhagavat Gita, Upanishads and other scriptures.The Gita of Satya Yuga.

"Purana Purusha" and "Who Is This Shama Churn"

A Mahayogi himself, Yogacharya Dr. Chatterjee has penned down several other books on the eternal science of Kriyayoga. He is also the founder-director of  Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission (YSSM), a mission with the sole objective of spreading the words and teachings of Lord Lahiri Mahasaya without any modification in the practice of Kriyayoga itself, exactly as the Lord imparted.

Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kkumar Chatterjee,World Kriyayoga Master

Official mail address of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission : contact@yssm.in

Yogiraj Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya on ‘Karmayoga’

The action which causes an union with God is karma and to remain united with that karma incessantly is Karmayoga. Others are all inactions. God is not an Object Who has descended from the sky, this is a state. This is the still state of Prana. Still Prana in a living being deriving vibration has assumed the forms of intelligence, mind, senses etc. and remains enchanted by this. This is a living being’s deviated state from his original form or else this is the state of declension from still Prana to dynamic Prana.
Stillness is a living being’s original form. Dynamism represents a living being and stillness represents Siva.
Therefore the action which terminates that dynamism and reverts a living being again to stillness or the action that causes a living being’s state to be extinct and elevates him to the state of Siva, is known as Karmayoga.

– Yogiraj Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya

Yogiraj Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya

Lahiri Mahasaya – Swayang Brahma Himself re-established the eternal and most sacred knowledge of ‘Kriyayoga’.

Kriyayoga‘ is mentioned in Yoga Sutra of Maharshi Patanjali, 15000 years back :

“tapahsvadhyayeshvara pranidhananikriyayogah”  [1st sloka of Sadhana Pada]

Due to Yuga decadence, this most sacred Yoga almost lost into oblivion. But, as Bhagavan promised in Bhagavat Gita that He will appear at the junctures of two yugas, He again descended in the human form as Bhagavan Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya at the Kali yuga -Satya yuga juncture. And again He revived Sanatana dharma, which is purely based on Yoga in its truest form.

Sambhavami yuge yuge - advent of Bhagavan Lahiri Mahasaya at Kali yuga -Satya yuga juncture

Please  refer to the two books : ‘Purana Purusha‘ and ‘Who Is This Shama Churn‘ authored by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master; to know the most subtle, intricate details of true ‘Yoga’ of Bharata  – 2 books based directly on the invaluable Yogic treasures -  26 confidential diaries scripted by Bhagavan Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya Himself.

Official mailing address of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission (YSSM) : contact@yssm.in

Website : http://kriyayogashyamacharan.org

Books based on the 26 confidential diaries of Bhagavan Lahiri Mahasaya

Kriya yoga meditation

In this fast-paced world of 21st century, the most sought-after things indeed are serenity and peace. Being at peace with ourselves, within ourselves. The more kinetic the world has become, the more has increased the search for peace.  Over the years, numerous ways have been discovered and tried by many. And probably, the best among them is Dhyana or Meditation.

The obvious questions, now:

  • Does dhyana refer to mere sitting down and concentrating on a certain thing?
  • Or, calmly sitting down and trying to think about nothing?

 And, most importantly:

  •  Can dhyana be performed explicitly or does it happen on its own?  

 To realize the answers, it’ll be better to dig deeper.

Scientific elaboration of the vibration of Prana along 6 Chakras of spinal cord

Dhyana is mentioned In the Sadhana Pada of Yoga sutra by Maharshi Patanjali. Here Maharshi expatiates on the perpetual, most secret and scientific knowledge of Yoga. Yoga is to be attained through eight different stages.  Yoga – meaning union. Union of individual consciousness with universal consciousness. Where, personal desires cease to exist.

Yoganganushthanadashuddhikshaye jnanadiptiravivekakhyate   [28]
With the performance of the eight-fold yoga, impurities will be eliminated, the Radiance of Beatific jnana[Knowledge] beyond the gunas will expand.

yama niyamasana pranayama pratyahara dharanadhyanasamadhayoshtavangani  [29]
Yama, niyama,asana,pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi — these are the eight limbs of yoga. 

Dhyana is the seventh stage of eightfold yoga. Meditation is undoubtedly the latest craze and it is claimed that it helps in instant self-awakening. However, the truth is, only after succeeding the severely exact six previous stages of yoga discipline, dhyana occurs. Dhyana occurs on its own. It can not be performed as an action point. When, all the sensory faculties and manas[mind] itself become static-as the desire to sit for dhyana even cease to exist. Dhyana is not concentration, rather its realizing the self through Yoga sadhana. Unconditional, endless and selfless LOVE for the eternal flow of Prana prevails. The Sadhana of PranaPranayama. This is when Nishkam karma occurs on its own. Karma that doesn’t generate any karmafal [karmic result]. This is the stage where yogi prepares himself for the final stage of Absolute Union (Samadhi).

The eternal Holy knowledge to reach this state is in fact Brahma vidya as described by Sri Bhagavan in Gita. The supreme science of the soul within. But with Yuga decedance, this Prana Sadhana or Atma vidya sank into oblivion. 

Advent of Bhagavan at the Kali Yuga - Satya Yuga juncture

But, as promised by Bhagavan in Gita, He again came in the form of Yogiraj Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya on the juncture of Kali Yuga and Satya Yuga. He again revived this Holy knowledge of Brahma Vidya as He imparted the teachings of Kriyayoga. The term ‘Kriyayoga’ is mentioned in Yoga Sutra of Maharshi Patanjali. Although mentioned very often as ‘Kriya Yoga‘, in reality it’s a single word – Kriyayoga. This is only Rajayoga and Karmayoga described in Gita. The knowledge of knowing the self.

The Holy Book 'Purana Purusha'

Ref:  Purana Purusha authored by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master. The book is based on the sacred and confidential 26 personal diaries written by Lahiri Mahasaya Himself during His most exalted Yogabastha. It’s also an authentic biography on the life of Lahiri Mahasaya. This book is a remarkable blend of spirituality, literature and philosophy with its part commentary on Bhagavat Gita, Upanishads and other scriptures.The Gita of Satya Yuga.

Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master

A Mahayogi himself, Yogacharya Dr. Chatterjee has penned down several other books on the science of Kriyayoga. He is also the founder-director of  Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission (YSSM).

Official mailing address of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission : contact@yssm.in

Website : http://www.kriyayogashyamacharan.org/

Profile and blogs (excerpts from ‘Purana Purusha‘) in speakingtree :

'Purana Purusha' and 'Who Is This Shama Churn'

Who is Mahavatar Babaji – Revelation of His True identity

Perhaps the most supreme and enigmatic  spiritual entity of India – Mahavatar Babaji.Much hue and cry has been raised about him over the time.

Kriyayoga - the primordial and immortal science of true dharma as revived byBhagavan Sri Shamachurn Lahiree Mahasaya. Yogiraj Lahiree Mahasaya even wrote 26 most confidential personal diaries on His most exalted Yogabastha. These are treasures for the entire world. The science of true Dharma. Dharma that resides within everyone of us – which one needs to realize through Yogasadhana.

Purana Purusha by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee

Purana Purusha‘, authored by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee is a rare book. Yogivar Sri Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya, grandson of Yogiraj ShamaChurn Lahiree Mahasaya asked his disciple Dr. Chatterjee to write a spiritual biography of Yogiraj. It is directly based on the 26 personal diaries written by Yogiraj Lahiree Mahasaya Himself. A must read for everyone initiated into Kriyayoga.

Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master

The book,along with several other topics, elaborates vividly on – Mahavatar Babaji.

To familiarize the readers about his Guru Babaji ,Yogiraj, in his personal diary, has delineated a human face and thus recounted beside it -

Ehi Babajike rupa, ehi yama, ehi dharma

In accordance with His statement – This is the Form of Babaji, this only is both Yama or the Destroyer and dharma or Preserver but he is not the Creator. Then Who is the Creator? Dynamism evolves from Brahma Statice thus everything is created, the origin of all creation is Static Brahma.

Again in another instance He has expatiated

“This Atmasurya is Mahapurusha Brahma, He only is the Container of the universe; everything evolves from here and ultimately everything merges here.” The first manifested dot from Brahma Statice is Atmasurya. This Atmasurya is Infinite and Ubiquitous. In actuality augmentation of dynamism from that Atmasurya only has caused the creation of this macrocosm, still the place of origin of Atmasurya is Static Brahma. Hence Brahma only is the place of origin for everything. If there is creation destruction is inevitable. For this reason Babaji is the Destroyer. Again since Atmasurya is the Protector for everything, Babaji is dharma hence Protector. Babaji himself being Atmasurya in the end everything merges in Him. Because of this He is the Destroyer. Again He only is dharma, because the different entities prevalent in creation all have separate essences or dharmas, this essence or dharma evolves from Atmasurya. For instance the first dot or Atmasurya is manifested from Static Brahma, again the endless space or inseparable motion which is manifested from this dot or else the dynamic void is also invested with attributes. This attribute only is dharma; because this attribute only maintains the totality. But Brahma is devoid of attributes. Although this sky or the vast expanse or space is immanent it is not beyond attributes. On the other hand the word ‘dharma’ connotes One by Whom everything is borne. When everything is borne by Atmasurya, when Babaji himself is Atmasurya then he is dharma. If we say dharma exists and its contrary does not exist, it is not correct. Acknowledging one facet will automatically lead to acknowledgment of the other; for this reason if the intrinsic essence (dharma) is present then non-intrinsic essence (adharma) is also present, but is absent from Brahma. ThusYama (Destroyer) and dharma are both dual entities, not non-dual. For this reason since the place of merging for the total creation is Atmasurya, that Atmasurya is Yama and since He is the Controller of all attributes, He is dharma. Because of this Babaji is both yama and dharma.

Yogiraj has further elucidated in this regard -

Khod Babaji kaldand liye upar surya candramake bhitar dekhlai diya

In other words visualisation of Babaji alongwith the staff of death was caused to occur above or else I envisioned his presence within the vast expression of million sun and million moonlike Kutastha. In actuality the entities of Guru and disciple are dual. Barring this duality sadhana cannot be imparted or received. But everything is one at the root, then solely it is Brahma, nothing else but Brahma. Therefore in accordance with the fundamental or root essence Babaji and Shama Chum are one and the same, but for Jiva-Shama Chum to obtain sadhana, imperatively there has to be two, so the same entity disintegrating into two separate entities imparted sadhana to Himself and reverted to His Own Self. One has to have a SadGuru to get initiated. Sri Krishna found his Guru in Muni Sandeepan. They are nothing but another form of Brahma. Mahavatar Babaji was such for Lahiree Mahashaya. He was another spiritual form of Yogiraj himself - Brahma Shyamacharan. This is quite evident from the personal diaries written by Lahiree Mahashaya himself -

Jab pran vayu sir ke upar chadha tab babaji se mila, jab babaji se mila tab kya nahi kar sakta hai…

Jo kisun so badua baba

And again -

jo kabira surya ka rup so hi abinashi brahma so hi hum

That He only is the Origin and Ubiquitous, to shower enlightenment about this all-pervasiveness Shama Chum has explained -

Hum hi asmanka suryarupa – Hum choday dusra koi koi nahi

Yogiraj Lahiree Mahasaya again expounded :

The dazzling sun of the sky, whose brilliance has made this macrocosm radiant, that sun’s form, fire, resplendence, heat are all Me. When there is nothing barring Me in this universe then alongwith the sun of the sky I only prevail amidst the total creation. Without My Immanence the resplendent sun of the sky will be absent, thus I have created and am maintaining the totality. In this manner all the forms noticeable in this world are My Form only, My manifestations only. Therefore I only am the Master of creation, preservation and mergence taken together.

hamare hi rup se saba jagah – hum chhodaaye koi nahi

Thus Krishna Babaji and Jiva Shama Chum Both are manifestations of Brahma Shama Chum.