Understanding Kriya Yoga (En) Part 4 – The Benefits

Understanding Kriya Yoga (En) Part 4 – The Benefits


Namaste to All
This talk is the continuation to Talk 3 It is the finding… of our great spiritual
masters that… to express cosmic consciousness,… our brain needs … natural growth of ….one
million years, ….in a disease free body. This slow rate of growth… is effected by..
the use of solar and chemical energy… by our body-mind mechanism. They also understood that …it is possible
to speed up this.. evolutionary process.. through some scientific methods. These methods.. or techniques result in …..the
magnetization of brain cells. Kriya Yoga propagated by Lahiri Mahasaya,
…is such a system. In Kriya Yoga, …a practitioner is advised
to rotate…his consciousness around the spine; ..combining breath, awareness and mantra. This is the scientific method ..applied in
Kriya Yoga …to magnetize brain cells. Spine is the only ladder by which …one can
ascend to… cosmic consciousness. This is a very important point ..we have to
remember. This technique.. also helps… send prana
to brain… to purify brain cells. By its practice, …each brain cell becomes
vibrant with prana. This process brings about…. one year’s natural
evolution.. in one breath…. and gradually changes man’s consciousness. from…. instinct to reason and ….from reason to
intuition. It is through ..the central psychic passage
…called Sushumna.. in the spine,…. this rotation of consciousness is made. Every time.. when this movement is made,…
awareness touches,.. each Energy center called chakras. As far as.. physiology is concerned,… this
central psychic passage or sushumna,.. passes through various ..nerve plexuses in the body,…
especially those related to.. the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. These plexuses are connected …directly to
brain centers …and endocrinal glands. Awareness of chakras… is what stimulates
them… and ultimately leads …to psychological and biochemical changes in the body. Trying to influence the changes in brain…
through working physical body …is a slow process. But working through brain ….to effect changes
in the body is instant. This is the reason why…. even a short period
of practice of Kriya yoga… produces calmness, tranquility and clarity of thought. Without forcing suppression …of the wandering
tendency of mind,… Kriya yoga.. tames the mind indirectly,…. making it one-pointed and a perfect tool ….for
spontaneous meditation. The Kriya technique..transfers our attention
from… sensations of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch… to the subtler perceptions..
in the spine and brain. A devotee ..then becomes naturally introverted….
and experiences the divine sensation ….of sound, vibration, vision of glow of light
in the mid brain,…. and he becomes absorbed in meditation. Now let us see… what are benefits of…
practicing Kriya Yoga. The greatest advantage of Kriya Yoga is …..it
does not pre-suppose concentration. It does not even ask… the practitioner…
to withdraw awareness from the outside surroundings. This is the reason why …it is known as a
perfect system of spiritual practice…. meant for modern, extrovert man. It completely fits into… the lifestyle of
an extroverted man. Kriya Yoga brings…balance, harmony, joy,
bliss and wisdom…. to a person’s life. It is a system… which transforms a practitioner’s
basic,… primitive urges… to a highly refined state of being. In the depth of our subconscious mind…. there are many negative aspects… that we
are not aware of. These are… the powerful, underlying driving
forces…that make our life… extremely miserable. Fear, anxiety, phobias, conflicts, depression,
false ideas and conditioning are ….some of these complex issues …..that need to
be tackled effectively. Kriya yoga practice harmonizes…. the whole
mind… from the surface layers to the depths. For a Kriya yogi, …no strain or mental effort
is required…. to remove the root causes of his tension and other problems. Regular practice of the techniques …taught
by the Kriya Guru… is the only thing he has to do. By practicing it,….he cleanses his mind
of all these disturbances… and makes it a reflector of inner joy and wisdom. Even a new Kriyavan, ….who is a beginner
in the system,…. also finds a state of dynamic relaxation after practicing it. He is able to do …much more work… and
with much more power and effectiveness. When a practitioner advances in Kriya Yoga…..the
mystery behind the working of …the mind and its modifications…are revealed to him. Slowly but steadily.. he goes beyond the mind
as well. Higher techniques of Kriya Yoga induce….dhyana
or meditation immediately… and intensifies.. spontaneous awareness. This heightened awareness is…. what makes the sadhaka’s …body and mind….
a perfect instrument of action and wisdom. Kriya yoga is a highly sophisticated system…
that co-ordinate… the faculties of one’s being ….for the purpose of higher awareness. Free from inhibitions,.. these forces flow
naturally… creating harmony at all levels of existence. There is no need to dwell …on the current
..status of the practitioner. He could be predominantly…. emotional or intellectual,…. peaceful or aggressive. Whatever may be his level,…. Kriya Yoga transforms him to be… a contented
being… by channeling all his energies…. into creative directions. When physical, psychic and mental forces….
are made to flow in harmony …a person becomes highly sensitive… to the deeper aspects
of his inner being. One starts to vibrate,….resonate with underlying
forces, ….which leads to subtle perception, unknown before. He is able to perceive… prana shakti emanating
from ….the underlying substratum of consciousness. He witnesses …where this endless phenomena…
of the mind originate. One watches the thought bubbles… arising
from the primordial depths. Great gurus have always reminded us that…
when we develop the true sensitivity,….. the whole world will be.. an open book to
us. It will reveal in each page… new secrets,
mysteries.. and wonderful knowledge. Therefore, ..those who.. seek to attain wisdom,…
in a natural way … should begin to practice Kriya yoga. Kriya yoga is.. an art of transmutation. It is..an art of alchemy It has the ability..to convert base metal
into gold. It can transform… the raw, unrefined state
of individual personality… into to its pure, radiant and natural state.