Listen to Aum and the Path of Kriya



I am very grateful to your organisation.I have been practising Hong sau meditation technique for about a month. I have felt some major changes such as my enhanced intuitions and detachment from many circumstance and my devotion for God seemed to have increased a ten fold. I wanted to ask you if this technique of meditation is enough to let us bathe in the vibrations of cosmic sound AUM. Also how can we come to know that we have prepared ourselves enough to have a kriya initiation

—Archit, India


Dear Archit,

The Hong-Sau technique is one technique to bath in the vibration of Aum, but it’s not the main purpose of this technique.

Yogananda gave a specific technique, called the Aum Technique to listen and bath in the Aum vibrations.

To prepare yourself for Kriya initiation, you need to practice daily, the Energization Exercises and the Hong-Sau technique for 6 months. After taking discipleship, you need to practice daily, the Energization Exercises, Hong-Sau technique and Aum technique, for another six months. This will prepare you to take Kriya initiation.

You can learn more about receiving Kriya Yoga through Ananda by going to Kriya Yoga at Ananda.

You can also contact an Ananda center near you to get started on the path of Kriya. We teach Kriya just as Paramhansa Yogananda taught it. This includes learning and practicing all the techniques that are part of Kriya Yoga practice. The final step of initiation into the Kriya technique can take place about one year after starting on the path of Kriya.


Nayaswami Diksha