Aspects of Kriya Yoga



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Modified on June 9, 2019

We cannot afford to retire to an Ascetic hermitage or to an Ashram. We have to live in this very life among our family, friends and relatives and among our colleagues.

Kriya Yoga is the scientific way of simultaneous benefit to body, mind, intellect, and Soul. I will now discuss in brief the meaning of Kriya Yoga   and then I will explain the use of term simultaneous.

The two important aspects of Kriya Yoga are the following:

  • Perform all your actions, lovingly and mentally offer those actions to your Inner Self or the Soul
  • Kriya Yoga techniques
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Aspects of Kriya Yoga techniques

These are a combination of:

  • Physical Yoga
  • Mental Yoga
  • Spiritual Yoga
  • Yoga Mudras
  • Pranayam
  • Meditation

It is not a very far-fetched idea that you can perceive the Power of God working through this limited form of the body. Each religion teaches us how to find God, wealth, and peace. Kriya Yoga can show you how to get a calm mind, a healthy and strong body. You also get a sharp, penetrating intellect, an excellent memory, prompt understanding, and ready wit. And God-realization.

Simultaneous benefit to Body

As mentioned in some of the ancient scriptures, the realization of one’s own Soul or Self a is a time-consuming process. Human longevity as per the Indian yogic scriptures such as The Upanishads, Vedas etc. ranges from 100 to 120 years of life. That is now getting curtailed due to various abuses we impose upon ourselves in the day to day life. For example, diseases, irregular habits of food, lack of exercise, and so many other minor transgressions.

In this 100 years, let us say, gets cut down to 70 or 80 years. In our daily life, 6 to 8 hours goes into sleeping, 8 hours goes in our job. The reminder time gets dedicated towards our enjoyments, recreation, and relaxation. Very often people become sick, go to hospitals and spend time and money there.

So, where is the time for us in this life to realize the Self?

self-judgement kriya yoga

We have to be particular in our judgments that we follow these techniques. They will give us Self-realization in this life without jeopardizing our own day to day lifestyle.

We cannot afford to retire to an Ascetic hermitage or to an Ashram. We have to live in this very life among our family, friends and relatives and among our colleagues. At the same time, we should enjoy perfect, good and vigorous health as well as a calm mind, an unruffled mind.

Next comes the power of judgment, no confusion in making decisions about what is right and what is wrong. We must be able to tell quickly and then follow the right path. At the same time, in every action, thought and word of ours, we must realize that the All-Pervading, Almighty Divine is activating us.

These are, in short, some aspects of Kriya Yoga

Paramhansa Atmananda

An immaculate Neuro-Physician, Gurudev Paramahansa Atmananda interprets the underlying philosophies in a very simple, concise, straightforward and easily comprehensible style. His expertise on the ageless Vedic Scriptures makes a profound impression on those who attend his numerous lectures.