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  • KYI - About Mahavatar Babaji Maharaj
    way of guiding disciples on the path of divinity toward rapid liberation There is a scintillating account of his propping up Lahiri Mahasaya from infancy to ascension to godhood like a bird shelters its offspring under protective wings He initiated Lahiri Mahasaya into the liberating and sacrosanct techniques of Kriya Yoga By Mahavatar Babaji s limitless divine power Lahiri Mahasaya entered the deepest level of God realization the state of nirvikalpa samadhi Crossing the successive stages of Self knowledge he remained anchored for seven days in the deathless realm of brahma loka The compassionate Babaji Maharaj instructed him to go back to the world and perform his worldly duties as an ideal yogi householder blazing the path of liberation for worldly people and sannyasis alike who earnestly sought God realization In this way Babaji taught that liberation was no longer the monopoly of a few select sannyasis and that worldly people could attain godhood without abandoning their duties By seeking the soul at every moment during all activities we can achieve God realization Babaji Maharaj tested the depth of love and determination of an American devotee who was searching for him along the inaccessible crags of the Himalayas Glimpsing Babaji Maharaj the devotee s face lit up with joy and tears streamed down his face The devotee implored Babaji Maharaj to accept him as his disciple Babaji Maharaj sternly declined and the American devotee suddenly jumped from the cliff into a rocky chasm below the ledge Babaji Maharaj instructed his disciples to collect the corpse With Babaji s divine touch the American devotee came back to life and was accorded the rare privilege of being Babaji Maharaj s disciple Like a director who remains in the background instructing the actors Shri Babaji Maharaj oversees the worldly stage appearing only rarely

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  • KYI - About Shri Lahiri Mahasaya
    the able guidance of his erudite father pious mother and the watchful eye of Babaji Maharaj he matured into a Self realized divine being established in sthitaprajna and wisdom His interpretation and analysis of Indian and Western scriptures was based on his personal realization of their essence rather than intellectual analysis Lahiri Mahasaya tied the nuptial knot with Kashimoni the daughter of Mahamahopadhyaya Pundit Devanarayan a reputed scholar of Kashi Their marriage was a splendid divine play of the Almighty the great union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga Lahiri Mahasaya braved all worldly woes with a sense of inner detachment and equanimity When Kashimoni tried to bring these to his notice his usual refrain was Surely Lord Vishwanath who sustains the universe can maintain a small family He remained unruffled during an ordeal of acute financial hardship he endured while working in the public works department of military engineering Detachment from wealth and property was the hallmark of his unostentatious life Lahiri Mahasaya s spiritual quest reached its peak when he was transferred to the Himalayas It was there in Ranikhet that he met his deathless guru Babaji Maharaj Materializing a magnificent golden palace studded with countless dazzling jewels and gems of all varieties Babaji Maharaj initiated Lahiri Mahasaya into all the sacred and secret techniques of Kriya Yoga Lahiri Mahasaya was highly gratified to attain such an inconceivable stage of God realization As instructed by Babaji Maharaj he returned home to perform the worldly duties of an ideal householder He became a perfectly realized yogi able to show the path of liberation to householders brahmacharis and yogis alike Word of his spiritual attainment spread drawing devotees and seekers from all walks of life towards him S iddhi yogi Lahiri Mahasaya s divine play of miracles was without end

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  • KYI - About Swami Shriyukteshwar Giri
    logical from his very childhood His innate deep rooted tendency to quest inwardly and his unquenchable thirst for knowledge helped him pass all his school examinations successfully and then attend college and medical school After the death of his father under the guidance of his God conscious mother he married according to his mother s wish Despite his many achievements his family life his medical knowledge his mastery of astronomy and astrology and his knowledge of many languages including English French Hindi Bengali and Sanskrit he still thirsted for something more An intense desire for God realization drove him to visit sages and saints His quest remained unanswered until he met Shri Shyamacharan Lahiri Mahasaya in Kashi Benares and became his disciple From the auspicious day of his initiation into Kriya Yoga Priyanath devoted himself sincerely to meditation and Kriya practice in close correspondence and company with Lahiri Mahasaya He was so dear to Lahiri Mahasaya s heart and mind that Lahiri Mahasaya addressed him as Priya loved one to show his special affection for him Upon returning to Serampore from the Kumbha Mela he started the holy project as directed by Babaji Maharaj of writing a synthesis between Western philosophy and Eastern mysticism He soon completed the work titled Kaivalya Darshana The Holy Science and Babaji Maharaj as promised privileged Priyanath with his darshan when he was coming out from his bath in the river Ganga after meditating the whole night Babaji Maharaj declined visiting the ashram even with Priyanath s heart moistening entreaties The elation he had while rushing to the ashram and returning with milk and fruits to offer to Babaji Maharaj soon withered away when he found Babaji no more and in great wrath he threw them away This fury of anger did not remain hidden

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  • KYI - About Shrimat Bhupendranath Sanyal Mahasaya
    Bengal India This area is a holy and spiritually fertile land that has given birth to many great personalities sages and saints such as Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Paramahamsa Hariharananda and Shri Sitaram Das Omkaranath Early in life when he was barely two his mother passed away and abandoned him completely to the care nourishment and guidance of his maternal uncle elder sister and sister s husband Sanyal Mahasaya bloomed into a divine person filled with inner joy and beauty in the spiritual environment of this Brahmin family His regular spiritual practice began in 1890 at the age of thirteen just after his sacred thread ceremony and his initiation into the gayatri mantra He passed his time reading religious books scriptures and meeting spiritual persons saints and sages His spiritual practice and education were impeded by frequent illnesses during his schooling and subsequently in his college days Sanyal Mahasaya s frequent illnesses compelled his sister to seek the intervention of his Gurudev He assuaged her however saying Sanyal Mahasaya would live long and many works urgently awaited his attention to be fully accomplished Sanyal Mahasaya was so sincere devoted and committed to the practice of Kriya Yoga that he quickly ascended to the higher techniques and experiences This inspired his Gurudev to allow him to initiate others into Kriya Yoga Lahiri Mahasaya sensing his imminent departure from this earth omnisciently advised his dear disciple Sanyal Mahasaya to learn other higher techniques from Panchanan Bhattacharya a highly advanced disciple and founder of Arya Mission and to spread the message of Kriya Yoga In spite of his avowed determination to accept a monastic life Sanyal Mahasaya was destined to marry Kalidasi Devi at the age of twenty one following the footprints of his ideal and exemplary Gurudev While discharging his household chores as

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  • KYI - About Paramahamsa Yogananda
    path of Kriya Yoga for millions of people in the West That he was divinely ordained to do so was evidenced by the prophecy of Swami Vivekananda I have laid the foundation of spiritualism but after me a mahayogi will come who will teach you how to realize God through yoga Yoganandaji s use of language in both his speeches and writings was so forceful that others could easily perceive the miraculous play of gurus and God within him He blended Swami Vivekananda s clarity Shankaracharya s wisdom and Chaitanya s love After a decade and a half of ceaseless spiritual work in the USA Yoganandaji retuned to India in 1935 to the unspeakable exhilaration of his beloved Gurudev During his stay many great personalities such as Ramana Maharshi Anandamoyee Ma Kashimoni Devi the saintly wife of Shyamacharan and Mahatma Gandhi came in contact with him Understanding the significance and universality of Kriya Yoga as the scientific foundation of all religions Mahatma Gandhi and his disciples in Wardha Ashram took initiation from him in 1935 During his stay in Kolkata Paramahamsa Hariharananda took initiation into second Kriya from him His Gurudev Shriyukteshwarji bestowed on him the highest monastic title of paramahamsa during this period When Yoganandaji was at the Kumbha Mela he received several urgent calls from his Gurudev to return immediately to Puri Unfortunately Paramahamsa Yogananda planned to combine his return to Puri with the foundation day of Puri Karar Ashram on the 22nd of March the Vernal Equinox Day Delaying his journey back to Puri caused him to miss the conscious departure of his beloved Gurudev on March 9 It is very difficult to describe the bereavement of a realized yogi who loses the physical company and guidance of his Gurudev A mesmerizing and miraculous rendezvous with his

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  • KYI - About Swami Satyananda Giri
    fetters of worldly sufferings bondage and body consciousness Swami Satyananda s first encounter with his childhood friend and guide Mukunda Paramahamsa Yogananda took place at the entrance to the Dumb and Deaf School in Kolkata when he sought to borrow a pump to inflate a football for his team The intimacy between them grew intensely as they both sped quickly toward realizing Truth Promising to maintain celibacy throughout their lives they spent their time meditating in seclusion in a variety of holy places and temples Even at night these two young men remained utterly devoted unlike the others who spent their time in wild revelry and merrymaking Manmohan visited holy places spiritual people and saints with Mukunda Hamsa Swami Kevalananda the great Sanskrit tutor of Mukunda who taught him the basics of Kriya Yoga laid the foundation for his spiritual life The spartan simple austere lifestyle and the profound spiritual experience of Kevalanandaji had a great impact on Manmohan s life His long cherished dream was fulfilled during his college years when he met his guru of destiny Swami Shriyukteshwar and was initiated into Kriya Yoga His guru s deep insight profound metaphorical interpretation of the scriptures fathomless divine experience in Kriya Yoga and knowledge of astronomy and astrology played a major role in making him a dedicated and ardent disciple Four years after Mukunda became a sannyasi known as Swami Yogananda Manmohan graduated from the university with a B A Honors in Philosophy In 1919 under the direction of his guru he was initiated into the monastic order and became known as Swami Satyananda Giri Inspired and guided by Paramahamsa Yogananda Swami Satyananda s spiritual life reached its crescendo when he became a monk He spent most of his time and energy meditating and organizing the residential ashram school founded by Paramahamsa Yogananda in Ranchi along with his schoolmate turned sannyasi Swami Dhirananda Swami Satyananda s illustrious character honesty and purity his exemplary lifestyle selfless love and care for his disciples and students inspired Mahatma Gandhi to visit Ranchi Ashram after which he praised the ashram and invited Swami Satyananda to visit his own Sabarmati ashram When he visited Mahatma Gandhi s ashram he was accorded a grand reception and hearty welcome and was requested to stay in the ashram for several days Swami Satyananda laid the foundation for Mahatma Gandhi and his disciples initiation into Kriya Yoga by Paramahamsa Yogananda who returned to India in 1935 His love for mother India and his eagerness to dedicate his life to the liberation of the people of India was manifest when he sadly declined the offer of his bosom friend and guide Paramahamsa Yogananda to come to America to help in his divine mission Following the call of his dear Gurudev Swami Shriyukteshwar he went to Puri Karar Ashram to lead his life under the spiritual guidance of his Gurudev Later he was installed as the ashram swami After his Gurudev s mahasamadhi on March 9 1936 and a few

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  • KYI - About Paramahamsa Hariharananda
    instructed a friend to find a house to rent there His friend later realized that the old monk who directed him to rent a certain house near the sea where Rabinarayan lived in for some time was actually Swami Shriyukteshwarji Later Swami Shriyukteshwarji instructed Rabinarayan to henceforth live in the Karar Ashram From that day onward he lived in the ashram as Brahmachari Rabinarayan leading an ascetic life fulfilling the grand wish of Swami Shriyukteshwarji In 1940 he mastered kechari bhramari and shambhavi During this time an effulgence of supernatural divine light started glowing around his body producing ineffable awe and spiritual ecstasy in many In 1940 and 1941 he learned third Kriya from Swami Satyananda Giri From 1943 to 1945 the last higher Kriya initiations were given by Shrimat Bhupendranath Sanyal a realized householder disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya In 1944 he was taught some intricacies of meditation and spiritual life by a mysterious anonymous yogi From 1946 to 1948 he attained different states of samadhi including nirvikalpa samadhi After following a strict spiritual practice of sincere meditation and maintaining silence for many years Mahavatar Babaji Maharaj graced him with two long cherished visits in 1949 at Karar Ashram showering him with blessings and prophesizing that his mission would be to spread Kriya Yoga to the East and West He later traveled to the famous Ranikhet in the Himalayas to visit Babaji Maharaj but only heard Babaji s voice instruct him to spread Kriya Yoga throughout the world In 1950 he was appointed by Paramahamsa Yogananda as the acharya of the Karar Ashram From that day on he worked tirelessly for the spiritual advancement of the disciples on the spiritual path Aware of his spiritual attainment in 1951 Paramahamsa Yogananda empowered Brahmachari Rabinarayan to initiate sincere seekers into Kriya Yoga Thus he started his long missionary work that took him to the length and breadth of his beloved India He was also blessed with the highest spiritual attainment the paramahamsa stage On September 27 1958 Mother Goddess Kali his presiding deity appeared before him with all effulgence of light and radiant splendor instructing him to work ceaselessly for the spiritual uplifting of the world assuring him of her blessings on his work teaching Kriya Yoga On his fifty second birthday on May 27 1959 he was initiated into sannyasa by the world renowned sannyasi Jagadguru Bharati Krishna the Shankaracharya of Gobardhana Peetha Puri Casting off his previous name Brahmachari Rabinarayan he became Swami Hariharananda Giri He was later crowned sadhu sabhapati president of the Karar Ashram amidst the loud applause and approval of many sadhakas sadhus and the Shankaracharya His spiritual life illustrates the synthesis of karma jnana and bhakti practices To keep the luminous light of Kriya Yoga burning which had been ignited by Paramahamsa Yogananda and to spread the message of Kriya Yoga throughout the West Paramahamsa Hariharananda who became known affectionately as Baba father to his spiritual children traveled to Switzerland for the first time in 1974

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  • KYI - About Paramahamsa Prajnanananda
    met his Gurudev Paramahamsa Hariharananda who initiated him into Kriya Yoga Unlike his peers Triloki Dash spent much of his time in prayer puja and meditation He frequently retreated to the solitude of remote Himalayan caves to be in the company of sages and saints seeking ultimate Truth He kept up a rigorous spiritual practice under the tutelage of his beloved Gurudev while working as a professor of Economics at Ravenshaw College in Cuttack In 1995 Brahmachari Triloki Dash was initiated as a sannyasi monk by Paramahamsa Hariharananda Receiving the name Swami Prajnanananda Giri he was directed by his Gurudev the next day to travel to Europe the USA and other countries in order to propagate Kriya Yoga through public lectures seminars retreats and meditation Long before Triloki Dash became a monk Paramahamsa Hariharananda predicted Whatever is started by me has to be completed by him Three years later Paramahamsa Prajnanananda was given the title of Paramahamsa the highest title given to monks and saints who attain the apogee of God realization by his Gurudev on August 10 1998 on his birthday Aglow with radiant wisdom ever joyful and reveling in the selfless sacrifice of a silent and secluded monk s life Prajnananada has ceaselessly traveled around the world to promote the message of Kriya Yoga to all who seek liberation He has written and translated numerous books on spiritual topics skillfully interpreting ageless philosophies in the light of modern science and technology Using a simple succinct candid style he demonstrates a broad scriptural knowledge profound wisdom and a delightful way with words Able to focus on multiple tasks at one time with perfect precision and mastery Prajnananandaji projects a buoyant energetic God intoxication In 1999 Prajnananandaji became the third Indian monk following Swami Vivekananda and Shri Ravi Sankar to

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