Babaji

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The name Babaji simply means “revered father”. Babaji who revived in this age the lost scientific meditation technique of Kriya Yoga. In bestowing Kriya initiation on his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya, Babaji said, “The Kriya Yoga that I am giving to the world through you in this nineteenth century is a revival of the same science that Krishna gave millenniums ago to Arjuna; and that was later known to Patanjali and Christ, and to St. John, St. Paul, and other disciples.”

Mahavatar Babaji is a great immortal yogi from the Himalayas who manifested himself 5,000 years ago. He always teaches one thing: if He has realized the Divine, so can we. Babaji’s nature is unparalleled.  He is beyond time and space, constantly blessing humanity with waves of peace and love and assisting other Gurus in carrying out their work. He has an enormous influence in the field of spirituality, however, out of humility, Mahavatar Babaji has chosen not to be a public figure. Instead He prefers that His disciples be known to the world.

 

Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum

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Babaji's Kriya Yoga is a scientific art of perfect God Truth union and Self-Realization. It was revived by a great Master of India, Babaji Nagaraj, as a synthesis of ancient teachings of the 18 Siddha tradition. It includes a series of techniques or "Kriyas" grouped into five phases or branches as hatha yoga, kundalini pranayama, dhyana yoga, mantra yoga and bhakti yoga.

Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum

(The guru mantra of Babaji's Kriya Yoga)

  • Om: is pranava, the primordial sound of the Universe that runs through the prana.

  • Kriya: is” action with awareness,” which is both the vehicle and the destination of practitioners of Kriya Yoga, by making all of our actions the object of awareness.

  • Babaji: is the Guru of the Kriya Yoga tradition, who synthesized its ancient teachings and who has disseminated them in modern times. This is the same Babaji referred to in Paramahansa Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi.”

  • Nama: is Salutations or “I call to you”

  • Aum: the primordial sound resonating within

This guru mantra, Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum, has the power to connect our pulse to the pulse of Babaji, tuning us into the Grace of the legendary Himalayan Siddha, Kriya Babaji Nagaraj. Through the mantra he reveals himself to his Devotees. Through its repetition the inner guru, or supreme intelligence abiding in the crown chakra becomes accessible. The mantra is shakti, conscious energy. It has power, as the Guru transmits his shakti through the mantra and the shakti enters the disciple through the mantra. The root of the mantra is the guru's word, and indeed, the mantra is a form of the guru himself.

 

Philosophy of Kriya yoga

In the Yoga Sutra, the great sage Patanjali outlined one of the most significant systems of yoga—ashtanga yoga, or the eight-limbed path (not to be confused with Ashtanga Yoga, the style that was popularized by Pattabhi Jois). This was the earliest attempt to formulate a step-by-step approach to self-realization. But what often gets overlooked is a second system Patanjali mentioned, called Kriya Yoga in Sydney. Kriya Yoga—which aims to neutralize the causes of sorrow that are rooted in self-ignorance and lead you to self-realization—consists of three exercises:

  • Tapas, or self-discipline

  • Svadhyaya (SVAHD-yah-yah), or self-study

  • Ishvara Pranidhana (ISH-var-ah PRA-nah-dah-nah) or devotion to the "Lord"

The Sanskrit word kriya means "action." Yoga can mean the practices used to facilitate overall well-being and spiritual growth, or oneness-consciousness: the final result of practice. In Patanjali's yoga-sutras, a two-thousand-year old treatise on superconscious meditation, kriya yoga in Sydney is defined as discipline of mental and sensory impulses, self-analysis, profound study of metaphysics (higher realities), meditation, and surrender of ordinary self-consciousness (egoism) in favor of God-realization.

Kriya yoga is a concentrated approach to Self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment: complete awakening to full knowledge of the Infinite and of cosmic processes. It includes the most effective processes of all systems of yoga, with emphasis on wholesome, constructive living and superconscious meditation practice. The purpose of kriya yoga practice is to restore the practitioner's awareness to wholeness. This is accomplished by acquiring knowledge of one's true nature as a spiritual being; cultivating rational thinking, emotional balance, and physical health; purposeful living; and meditation.

 

Benefits of Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga teachers view life as series synchronistic events, pleasurable and problematic, unfolding at the right time and place. Kriya Yoga is a physical, vital, mental, intellectual and spiritual sadhana, or discipline, in which one remembers one's true Self, the pure Witness consciousness, and let’s go of the false egoistic identification with the body and mental movements. It grants more control over one's life. Interestingly enough, as self-control is gained, one feels oneself to be less and less “the doer” and so one begins to accept and enjoy of life as it unfolds. Greater mental clarity and focus is achieved through Kriya Yoga in Sydney, and it is easier to act consistently in the right and best way both for oneself and for others. With this clarity and heightened intellectual strength, one’s consciousness expands and one accomplishes more with less energy, accepting less credit for the work done, and with more gratitude for the Supreme Doer in our life. 

Kriya Yoga training strengthen our intuition and our power of healing. Our immune system is strengthened and we enjoy vibrant health, a strong nervous system, more energy, and a relaxed, peaceful demeanor. Physical Health, Emotional and Mental well-being, and Spiritual progress. The integral alignment of body, mind, and spirit gained through the practice of Kriya Yoga awakens our potential power and consciousness, known as “kundalini.” The level of our consciousness determines the nature and quality of the life we live. We must develop an advanced spiritual consciousness, which opens the mind to other dimensions of existence. Only then can we use that consciousness in the activities of our life to positively affect the world and those around us.