Mahavatar Babaji Maharadj
"Immortal Babaji - avatar In the Hindu scriptures - is a Sanskrit word meaning - the descent of a deity in the flesh. Its roots - Ava - down and tri - pass.
"The spiritual state of Babaji is above the capacity of human understanding," Sri Yukteswar explained to me. - A dwarf vision of people is not able to comprehend its transcendence. The greatness of the avatar is tried to comprehend in vain. It is unimaginable. "
Mahavatar is in constant communion with Christ; together they send the vibrations of redemption, and plan the spiritual techniques of salvation for a given era. The work of these two awoken masters - one with the body and another - without it, is to inspire the nations to forsake suicidal warrs, racial hatred, religious sectarianism, and the boomerang-evils of materialism. Babaji is well aware of the trend of modern times, especially with the influence and complexities of Western civilization, and is aware of the necessity of spreading the self-liberation of yoga equally in the West and the East "- (Paramhansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi)
According to the Gospel - the saint, the Messiah, who brought the "Word of God". The realized yogi and according to some information is a disciple of Mahavatar Babaji, who has long practiced in the Himalayas. Many sources believe that after the crucifixion, Jesus did not ascend to Heaven, but received the experience of Samadhi, then returned to the masters in the Himalayas in his transcendental form.
"The great Epistle of Jesus Christ lives and thrives both in the East and in the West. The West preferred the physical man and the East developed a spiritual man. As the East and the West are one-sidedly oriented, it is not strange to note that, perhaps according to the secret plan of God, Because the East needs material development, it was conquered by the Western material civilization! And since the West needs a spiritual balance, it was tacitly, but undoubtedly conquered by Hindu psychology! "- (Paramhansa Yogananda," Eastern Christ ").
"Lahiri Mahasaya, Teacher of my Teacher, was an ideal prophet and Christlike man, despite the fact that he was married and fulfilled the duties of common life. We can capture the saints in the forests, but when we find them in the jungle of civilization, we can hold on to the hopes of the spiritual salvation of the layman. Lahiri Mahasaya was the one who revived the Yoga system in India, and he was the harbinger of Yoga in Bengal. He was a prophet in the world, but he was not of this world. He had supernatural powers. His life itself is the teaching of Yoga - to be calm in activity and actively calm, it is important for both an ambitious businessman and for a person of any social position who yearns for greater spiritual realization, "(Paramhansa Yogananda, East-West Journal, 1928)
Shri Maharishi Kartikeya
The great holy Sri Maharishi Kartikeya was born in the middle of the 17th century in a brahman family in the state of Uttar Pradesh (Northern India). As a child, he was distinguished for his worthy behavior, he read fluently in Sanskrit and had the ability to foresee. After completing the apprenticeship, he went to the Himalayas, where he spent many years in hermitage and wanderings. The image of the god Badrinarayan in one of the forest sanctuaries inspired him to devote his life to serving humanity. Deep philosophical knowledge, possession of secret yogic techniques and boundless love for people contributed to the fulfillment of the mission. Maharishi Kartikeya traveled all over India and everywhere he facilitated the suffering of many people with the methods of yoga and served as their source of inspiration for liberation. Wherever he appeared for a short while, huge crowds of people flocked to see at least a glimpse of him. Having lived more than three hundred years in continuous service, in 1953 he entered mahasamadhi, sitting in siddhasana in front of the people on the bank of the sacred river Sarayyu - the birthplace of Rama.
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The author of three books:
"Mudra and Pranayama"
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Shri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
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Guruji Shri Shailendra Sharma
Shri Shailendra Sharma, July 10, 1957 - yogi and guru of kriya yoga. Shailendra wrote comments on such fundamental philosophical and yogic texts as Bhagavad-gita, Patanjali's "Yoga Sutras" and Vasugaupta's "Shiva Sutras."
In 1982 Shailendra met Satyacharan Lahiri, grandson of the founder of Kriya Yoga Lahiri Mahasaya, who received knowledge directly from Babaji. The technics which he taught him seemed to Shailendra surprisingly familiar, as if he had already known all this before. His own practice progressed very quickly and successfully - and only two years later Shailendra himself became the guru and successor of Satyacharan Lahiri.