YOGA TEACHING (tip of the day)

KRIYA YOGA

  • Before commencing the Tantric Kriya Yoga Sadhana complete 5R of Surya Namaskar minimum
  • Occasionally practice neti before Surya Namaskar
  • Before commencing the Tantric Kriya Yoga Sadhana pay homage to the Kriya Yoga Siddhas, Guru's and Masters ~ try to loose ego
  • Make a sankalpa to complete the pre-determined amount of rounds and Kriyas. Don't leave the Sadhana until finished
  • Continue each round as if you are not the doer
  • Be as patient as the Himalayas
  • Loose expectations of results of Sadhana
  • Surrender to the shakti when the Chakras or sushumna start to awaken
  • Don't strain physically or mentally
  • Enjoy the tranquility of the moments at the end of each inhalation (before exhalation) and at the end of each exhalation (before inhalation)
  • Witness everything (Antar Mouna) that arises without being caught up in it. Just continue with the Kriya's
  • Witness the kundalini tide coming in (up) and out (down)
  • Merge into the manifested light in chidakash
  • After the Kriyas sit quietly for 1/2 hour in the tranquility of mind and breath
  • Have a drink (Milk, Tea etc) and let the effects assimilate through your being for a while before engaging in the days activities 
  • If enough time practice some classical Asanas
  • Side by side with Kriya Yoga Sadhana, continue to develop Nadi Shodhan Pranayama
  • Lengthen the breath by developing the ratios
  • Explore all of the Pranayamas one by one. Gain profIiciency/mastery and feel the sensitivity increase.
  • Awareness then develops around the spinal cord and the brain CNS> pranas awaken Pranotthana, then chakras, then sushumna
  • Practice Kechari Mudra incessantly, continually try to develop the perfection of this kriya
  • Practice Vajroli (M) or Sahajoli
  • Japa of Bija Mantras to help purify the chakras
  • Japa of Guru Mantra ~ develop inner awareness 
  • When chakras start to stir especially Mool & Swad and sexuality becomes the only thing in your mind, use Viveka (discrimination)
  • Try to balance the chakras incessantly with Hatha Yoga Shatkarmas, Asanas, Pranayamas, Mudras and Bandhas
  • Try to balance your lifestyle, so there is minimal inner conflict with spiritual ambitions
  • Seek the experience of senior guides, guru's who have deep experience with this Kriya Yoga Sadhana only
  • Witness your sensitivity to situations.
  • Realise that there is a higher meaning in life 
  • During the Kriya Yoga Diksha there is to be no note taking. . 
  • Students must learn by heart the intricate details of the Kriyas. They should be embedded in the depths of the subconscious mind.
  • Repitition every day of the course brings familiarity with the kriyas.
  • Seek guidance constantly from the Kriya Yoga teacher to clarify questions

 
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By Swami Mounamurti Saraswati

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welcome to share yoga tips of the day.

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Be Humble & Sincere
Try to be humble, no matter how much you think you know. According to Swami Satyananda Saraswati (Founder of the Bihar School of Yoga) there are two important methods of teaching and learning Yoga. 1) is by formal tuition or teaching, and 2) is by Transmission. One is found everywhere, and two is found rarely to take place in the life of a sincere Yoga aspirant/ disciple of a capable transmission Guru.  
Information on Yoga and Initiation into Yoga are two completely different things. If you are a real seeker of truth and are humble, you will find what you are really looking for, not what the ego is looking for but what the intrinsic nature of the soul is seeking to unite with once more, the Satchitananda.. For a Yoga teacher it is essential that when a seeker comes to you that they are given the time necessary to allay fears and uncertainties. They should be given some Yoga Sadhana for daily practice. 
One of the most important ingredients is communication, so the communication channels must be open on all levels. Mutual respect develops an unseen connection (visible to some) between teacher and student. Always remember from that no matter how Godly you think your teacher is they are still human, so also be self-reliant/ as self-sufficient. There is no promotion for a dedicated Yoga teacher/Swami or Sannyasin, no matter what title they have as they are always an aspirant. They are happy and content and seek only to connect with the source or Guru Tattwa/ Satchitananda or Brahma/God. Do seek to know your subject thoroughly, but always remember that one momentary experience can deliver/download more than tons of theory.
The following is a good Sadhana for following; Hatha Yoga Shatkarmas, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Chakra Sadhana, Kriya Yoga. An integrated Sadhana that has all these elements is better than only one element of Sadhana.
Pranams

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Know what you teach thoroughly and experientially
A yoga teacher should know the human anatomy and physiology of the physical body well, as well as the effects of Sadhana experientially and should have this knowledge deeply embedded.   It is no use having a superficial understanding of the body and mind etc gained through second hand knowledge only, the teacher must devote his/her life to Sadhana and integrate all of life’s teaching into knowing oneself. Who am I, the central question of a Gyan Yogi should go on in the background throughout life as a Yoga teacher. To ponder this question whilst trying to know the complexities of existence of this phenomena we call existence can have deep effects. As we are multidimensional beings, a Yoga teacher whilst staying well grounded and pragmatic must be dedicated to knowing one’s inner self thoroughly.  This basis approach of constantly grounding will help when you try to help others. If you become a space cadet (living in the mind/psyche only) you will not serve many people usefully, as the majority of people are facing the difficulties of the day to day life and the effects of this on the mind, body and spirit.
If you as a Yoga teacher or Sannyasin are not grounded, and you tell your students to keep grounded that is living a life as a hypocrite. You must practice what you preach. Some teachers love to tell their students airy fiary stories to keep them mesmerised, but this is not the way of truth. Every teacher must know themselves, and not rely on others to tell them how great they are. The ego is very subtle, and to know the tricks of the ego and its insatiable cravings you should become a seeker of high calibre. Past life samskaras/karmas operate in the background behind our will or individuality in this life.
Karma is relentless, so a life dedicated to Yoga and teaching Yoga will bear good fruit to many. The complete Science of Yoga or Science of the Soul should be your desire. When your Psychic Body/Vigyanamaya Kosha starts to wake up and resonate, seek out a Guru. Do not be held back by the ego, which will throw up in every lifetime/incarnation every excuse under the sun at you to keep you from understanding what is Guru and Guru/Tattwa what is Satchitananda. If you but once merge into this dimension, you will know what is intrinsic in the individual soul and the absolute/ God or Brahma.
 
Pranams
Swami Mounamurti Saraswati
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Baba’s Main Teachings

One cannot attain divinity without devotion and pure love. Real devotion gives rise to true love. But purpose-oriented devotion for the fulfillment of a desire can never lead to true love. In fact, it is wrong to term it as ‘devotion’. Every aspirant should keep away from this sort of devotion.
Evolution of true knowledge is essential for the achievement of real devotion. The knowledge derived from the study of scripture is empty purposeless knowledge. True knowledge is not acquired till the mind (Chitta) gets purified and mind purification depends on the appropriate performance of religious rites and Kriya.
One who implicitly follows the Kriya prescribed by the Guru with devotion, steadiness, regularity and faith, while keeping his conduct and character pure and above board at the same time, is bound to achieve true knowledge (Jnan). Yogis call this aforesaid action itself as yoga. As against this, to engage yourself in other types of work is not Yoga and that does not conduce to Chitta purification either. Hence if one keeps his conduct and character unblemished and applies himself wholeheartedly in the practice of Yoga, steadfastly without a break for a long time, he is bound to achieve mind-purification and self-realization. The knot in the heart gets unfastened, all doubts vanish and aggregated ill effects of Karmas of innumerable previous births get anihilated.
Some of Baba’s Teachings and Instructions
1. Perform the Kriya (religious commandment) given by the Guru regularly and implicitly according to his instructions and all shall be well. The grace of God is bound to descend on you in due time.
2. Give up self-praise and talking ill of others completely. These traits are very harmful. Never waste time in these.
3. When tragedies and ill-times overtake you, increase your mantra-japa, both in terms of time and number.
4. Never trust anybody in a hurry. Test him thoroughly first, else you will be duped.
5. Every bit and particle of this world is against your interest. You are your only friend and well-wisher. So depend on your own efforts and do not look up to others for help as they are likely to fail you in your times of need and distress.
6. During your Sadhana (spiritual endeavour) constancy and regularity in practice are of prime importance. Reading of scriptures is only dry intellectual gymnastics. Dramatised Bhakti is also not Bhakti in the real sense. True Jnan and real Bhakti are very prestigious and difficult-to-attain stages in spiritual advancement. These develop automatically one after the other, only after constant and regular austere spiritual practice over a long period.
7. To depend solely on the grace of God is not an act of wisdom. Grace is no doubt very sublime and is also being showered upon us by Mahashakti all the time. Without it there is no hope of our advancement towards salvation either. But this grace can only be attained through constant practice of Yogic Kriya which can lead to the attainment of even the unattainable.
8. Do not let anything ever worry you. ”I (your Guru) am always there with you.” After performing your Kriya properly for some time, you will yourself realize the truth of my statement. I shall see that all your legitimate wishes are fulfilled and you are never in want.
9. To bring a mood of calm repose in the mind before you start your meditation first invite the following thought: ”The world was there before I was born and it will be there even after I am gone. So, nothing really depends on me, hence why should I be in a state of tension? It is only with calm consciousness that I can help myself and help others. The Divine remains calm despite all the turmoils in the world. It is the Divine spark in me, present as my soul, that sustains me. Let me concentrate on that. Let me get a few moments of leave from the demands of my body, from the desires of my life and from the restlessness of mind and enter into my soul – my true Self. Let peace and calm sustain me.”
10. I am aware of each and every thing that you do, so never try to deceive me by telling lies.
11. Electrical energy gets accumulated particularly in the fore-finger of the right hand, which should not therefore be used for rubbing teeth or pointing out the direction, else it leads to unneccessary waste of the accumulated electrical energy.
12. Spiritual progress depends upon the loftiness of character. Never hurt anybody’s feelings. Keep your senses under control and follow the truth in body, mind and speech. Keep unswerving faith in the Guru and be patient, compassionate and forgiving.
13. Dear Son, all your happiness or suffering is a result of your earlier deeds. Do not add further to these. Give up doing bad and unholy deeds now at least, so that you do not create new sins, the consequences of which you will have to suffer in future.
14. You develop interest in the Kriya through constant practice, so much so that in due course of time you will not be able to give it up even if you will want to. In the beginning, you will have to force yourself to sit for your Kriya, but later you will start feeling greatly perturbed whenever you are not able to do so. The Guru can only advise you, explain to you and demonstrate the technique to you but the actual performance will have to be done by you and you alone. So, for your own benefit, get down to the practice of Kriya wholeheartedly and arduously; only talking will not help. Once you get firmly established in the practice of Kriya, you will not be able to leave it thereafter.
15. Through the practice of Kriya, keep meditating upon the ‘Mother’ in your heart all the time; the Mother who is the source of all Creation, directly perceptible. Mother who cannot otherwise be achieved even through Yoga and is superior even to ‘Brahma’ and is the reality behind the psychological manifestation of the Supreme Emotion. Instead of getting influenced by external emotions, always keep your mind in communion with the Mother. Once you are able to stay in that state, there is nothing further to be done.
16. While you are in the physical body, you cannot but be doing one thing or other. Then why not engage yourself in the pursuit of such an act as will absolve your all binding actions for all time. At the exact moments of sunrise and sunset, sit down for your Kriya daily without fail. Even if your mind is not steady, do not bother about it. Learn to depend solely on your Guru, then no demon will be able to do any harm to you – be certain about it.
17. My disciples will not be born again and thus will not have to undergo the sufferings in a mother’s womb again. My elder Gurudeva Shri Bhriguramji Paramahansadeva has created an abode for them where they shall all reside, after their death in this world.
18. The first requirement for spiritual advancement is character which must be kept unblemished and next come light meals and less sleep. As you progress in your Kriya the last two come by themselves. Peace and tranquility is the natural outcome of spiritual practice.
19. You acquire riches and property as a result of your past actions. What is ordained in your destiny, that much you will certainly get. But even so it is not wise to sit back aboslutely inactive. You must make all efforts to procure them.
20. Every thing is within your very self. Only it has become overladen with dirt and filth as an outcome of undesirable tendencies and associations of previous lives. Once you are able to get rid of that covering, you will be able to see and recognize your real self. Just as you cannot see your face in a mirror covered with dirt and to do so you have to clean the mirror by rubbing, wiping and washing, so also once you keep rubbing off the dirt of the mind through the constant repetition of the Guru-given-mantra, the mind will become purified in due course and then you will be able to see your real self once again. The aforesaid ‘rubbing, wiping and washing of the mind’ is really the Yogabhyas Karma viz the incessant friction between the mantra and the mind through constant repetition of the former. Get up early in the morning at about 3.30 or 4.00 a.m. and try to do your Kriya upto sunrise for two to three hours at one stretch and so also in the evening, daily. In the evening start about half an hour before sunset and continue for an hour and a half beyond it. Besides this, make it a habit to mentally repeat the mantra at all other times also while you are working with your hands etc. in the course of your job. Do not waste your time on other useless things. Your japa should co-ordinate with the rhythm of exhalation and inhalation of breath called Ajapa Jap.
21. It is not proper to tell anybody about your Kriya, or vision of any deity, or any spiritual dream. Any discussion on these subjects may inhibit further expositions of a similar healthy experiences and may even prove harmful. These indications are only precursors to coming events and stabilization of certain good atributes in a person. In such an event, you must preserve these most secretly within yourself and intensify your spiritual practices with greater vigour. By talking about such experiences their further revelation may get stopped, it may then take a very long time for their revival and even never repeat in this life.
22. Whenever you have to, speak the truth and truth only. If anybody feels dissatisfied at your speaking the truth let him feel so; if you lose a friend thereby, do not mind it; but never be afraid of speaking the truth. Tell the truth and openly. Of course, this does not mean that you should put anybody into trouble by telling the truth unasked and without any purpose. Do not tell the truth even if it is unpalatable unless compelled to do so. But if you are forced to relate, tell the truth only otherwise keep quiet.
23. Never get suddenly agitated over an issue. Seeing a wee-bit or hearing a part of an incident, to flare up suddenly is not right. First try to understand the pros and cons of a thing wholly and properly, investigate all the aspects of it, think over it intelligently, try to get to the bottom of the whole affair, before losing your temper. Otherwise many a time one has to repent and eat the humble pie.
24. Do not feel astonished at any happening in this world. Difficulties arise only when you feel flabbergasted and upset. Householders have to do and arrange for all sorts of things for the satisfaction of their relations – wife, sons, daughters and wife’s relations. You will have to behave with people differently according to the relationship you have with each one of them since you have to live and work amongst them. You need money all the time, irrespective of your field of activity. To procure this you will have to engage yourself in some type of business. But be careful not to use unfair means therein and spoil your name and fame by falling into dishonest ways. Do every thing honestly. You will have to perform some kind of work to earn a living, but you must not lose your sense of justice, honesty and fair-play during its performance. Work in an unattached manner like mercury in a vessel or water drops on a petal of lotus which stay there but do not stick and keep quite unattached. All the time that you are working with your hands, feet or other limbs of the body, you must keep your mind fixed on God and His name. Keep reciting His name and Mantra uninterruptedly with each breath, Ajapajap.

 

Gandhababa, Param Baba, Swami Vishuddhananda

Function:

Guru

Traditions:

Jnanganj

Main Countries of Activity:

India

Date of Birth:

13/03/1853

Place of Birth:

Bandul, Bardwan, Calcutta, India

In His/Her Body ("alive"):

No

Date Left His/Her Body:

11/07/1937

 

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Shri Vishuddhananda’s childhood name was Bholanath Chattopadhyaya. Siddha Yogi Swami Nimanand Paramahansa of the secret Gyanganj Yogashram in Tibet took Bholnath to Gyanganj ashram. Yogiraj Vishuddhanand Paramhansadeva was the first Yogi-Saint to introduce and propagate Surya-Vijnan, solar science, into the world for the first time. Up till then this science was confined to the precints of the ancient secrets of Yogashram at Gyanganj in the Himalayas in Tibet and was known only to the ancients. Baba stayed in Gyanganj Ashram for 12 years. Surya i.e., Sun or Savita means ‘source of creation’. According to Surya-Vijnan there are 360 rays of the sun which go to form the whole creation of the Universe. Baba converted cotton wool, flowers and leaves into stones, wood, etc. by the incidence of appropriate rays of the Sun. He demonstrated practically how minute particles of ingredients of various objects could be dispersed or assembled and destroyed or created through the proces of Surya-Vijnan. As a result of his adherence to the strict rules of the Brahmacharya period, Bholanath had freed himself from the influence of ego and had also developed the spirit of surrender to the will of the Supreme Power.

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