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Date Posted: 06:55
Author: Anonymous-19Jun02
Subject: Re: Kriya subject
In reply to: Anonymous-19Jun02 's message, "Re: Kriya subject" on 06:53

You missed my point, my friend. I mean, why Sananda sought Sanyal Mahasaya for receiving the higher Kriyas if he could have receive them thru lessons or even by a letter sent by Paramahansaji himself? He was alive then, in America. And if it is all-right to him to seek another Kriya guru in order to receive higher initiations, so why this big issue on loyalty and exclusiveness advocated by SRF? Church-control?

In India, according to the tradition set by Lahiri Mahasaya, many people receive Kriya from several sources, such as Yoganandaji and Satyananda who had received Kriya from Bhagabati Ghosh, then from Swami Kebalananda, and then from Sri Yukteshvar. This is why there is even confusion about Satyananda – whose disciple was he? Some say he was Kebalananda’s disciple, some say he was Sri Yukteshvar’s disciple, and some say he was Yogananda’s disciple.

When one’s guru is far away or should pass away before the student has received the full course of Kriya techniques the student is free to go to another acharya for more Kriya instruction. This does not in any way interfere with the guru-chela relationship. There are many, many cases of this in India. It is the correct system, which was set up by Lahiri Mahasaya himself.

And there is another point: are the Yogananda's higher the same as the traditional higher Kriyas? Remember-- he did not teach Kechari Mudra (at least not in his lessons), a prerequisite to the higher Kriyas in the original tradition. Maybe Sananda was seeking the traditional higher Kriyas, and not their modified versions taught by his ilustrous brother.

Of course, our comments and opinions on these issues will not solve these questions, but it is worth to discuss it a little. Maybe others wish add their own thoughts.

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