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Does Kriya Yoga Teach Bodhicitta and Emptiness?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Aasheesh Chhabra: I am a kriyaban but also know about Tibetan Buddhism. In Buddhism it is said only way to achieve liberation is to achieve emptiness and only way to achieve emptiness is to first achieve boddhichitta. So the whole philosophy is centered around achieving boddhichitta and emptiness. I was wondering if the practice of kriya can help in achieving boddhichitta and…

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Tinnitus, the AUM Technique, and Kriya Yoga Meditation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ev: I’ve had for years a very loud and disturbing high pitch ringing in my ears (tinnitus). I never discovered the underlying cause. Meditation is a challenge in itself, but I’ve been trying to practice the techniques and slowly hoping I can establish a routine. The hardest challenge is the ‘Om technique’. I suspect it will ever be possible for me…

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Kriya Yoga and Depression

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Dimon: My friend has had a severe depression almost 5 years back with some symptoms of schizophrenia. He was in medication for a long time and now almost out of it. He is in a better state now sometimes (normal type of depression though). Can he be initiated into kriya yoga? What would you suggest him please kindly guide. Thank you…

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Does Kriya Yoga Seem to Magnify Life’s Problems?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anish: Does Kriya yoga initially seem to magnify all the problems you have in your life as you are burning through the backlog of your karma? I’ve heard many people make such claims that they start facing more problems in life or their existing problems magnify initially when they just start but was not sure about this.

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Can I Prepare for Kriya Yoga and Practice Techniques From Other Sources?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Dev: I recently started practising Kriya yoga from the book The Art and Science of Raja Yoga. As I am into meditation for a year long, I don’t practice the meditation part as mentioned in the book. My two questions: 1. Can I practice the meditation part from a different book? (The book I follow is The Mind Illuminated) 2. Also…

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During Meditation I Feel a Cool Flow of Energy

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Vivek: Questions in Kriya practice: 1) Most of the time after the invocation of the gurus, I feel a cold stream flowing from the crown and hitting me at the point where the pineal gland is located. Though I gaze at the spiritual eye, avoiding that sensation, still that sensation is exaggerated with time even though I am gazing at the…

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Can We Practice Kriya Yoga in the Astral World?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Frank: Hello, if a person does not achieve emancipation in this lifetime, will he/she be able to continue Kriya Yoga while in the astral world?

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Kriya Techniques

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Patrick: I understand from reading that Paramahansa Yogananda introduced the energization exercises and hong-sau technique to Kriya Yoga. I am curious to know, how Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, and Babaji practiced Kriya Yoga? Did they use only the OM technique and the kriya technique? Or did they have their own kinds of energization and concentration techniques?