Kriya Yoga burns up karma

Question

Namastey Guruji

I have read the book "Autobiography of a yogi" and was inspired by the true relation between the technique in Kriya Yoga and the invention of J.C.Bose Crescograph.

Swami Paramahamsa Yogananda clearly signified that when one gets initiated into Kriya Yoga and following certain techniques he can burn his Bad Karmas and attain Enlightment. Can you please explain me clearly about this and how does a yogi attain Samadhi and Liberation with the help of Kriya Yoga.

—Balasubrahmanyam, Indian

Answer

Kriya Yoga speeds up our spiritual growth in several ways. One of them is the rapid burning up of past bad karma. According to our Kriya Gurus, kriya helps to increase the current of energy in the astral spine. This strong current carries along with it the vrittis of past karma — much like a river in flood will sweep away all the stagnant eddies and whirlpools, and carry all the old debris to the ocean.

Kriya also gives us pranayama, or control of the life force. This control enables us to offer all our life force at the spiritual eye, where we are eventually united with God. Of course all of this can’t be done soley through technique. It also requires devotion, and the guidance and grace of the Guru. But when done properly, Kriya is extraordinarily effective in liberating us. I’ve personally seen spiritual growth in many Kriya Yogis that is quite remarkable.

You can learn more about Kriya by contacting Ananda Kriya Sangha in the following location nearest you: