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Mahamuni Babaji's The Origianl Kriya
The revised and enlarged second edition of Kriya is published with a new title : The Original Kriya. The author hopes that the revised and enlarged edition will serve the seekers better.
This is an encyclopedia of information on Kriya including:
- Information on the birthplace of present-day Kriya.
- The list of Kriyas originally taught by Babaji and Lahiri Mahasay, and their explanations.
- A list of early Kriya masters in Bengal. The list of early Kriya publications.
- A dictionary of Kriya words, with a discourse on word and sound.
- A history of the transmission of Kriya in modern times, explaining some of the changes that have occurred.
In this revised second edition, the reader will find the following features:
- The original Kriya Sutras, in Sanskrit
- The spiritual interpretation of the Kriya Sutras
- The author's discourse on Kriya with Swami Satyananda at the hermitage
- The author's discourse on Kriya with Mahamuni Babaji in the Himalayas
- Lahiri Mahasay's personal letter to his Kriya disciples. These are extremely valuable for reader, and particularly for the Kriya practitioner.
- Historical development of the Kriya discipline, starting from Satya Yuga and ending with the modern era.
This book has a comprehensive explanation of the Kriya Science: the Science of Breath.
About the Author:
Educated as a resident student for eight years in the hermitage high school run by the Kriya yogis. Associated twenty years (since 1951) with Swami Satyananda, the chief monastic disciple of Swami Sriyukteswar in India. Graduated from the University of Calcutta with a B.A. Philosophy Honors, received an M.A. in philosophy specializing in Vedanta philosophy, concurrently received a LL. B. (law) degree, and also worked for Ph.D. program. Served as professor of law and worked as an attorney. Entered the order of Swami with the blessings of Sankarachaya Swami Krishna Tirtha Bharati of Puri Gobardhan Math and Bidyananda presided the ceremony. Lived in a small hut and sometimes in a cave in his meditative-life twelve (12) years in Dunagiri Hill, HIMALAYAS; sometime with Mahamuni Babaji who frequently visited him. He observed CONTINUOUS SILENCE . . . (akhanda mouna) for three long years and was known as Silent Sage, Mouni Swami, Mouni Baba etc. Received "Kriya Sutras" (in 1974), the message of Mahamuni Babaji, the Divine Himalayan Yogi.