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Date Posted: 09:09
Author: Chris - 6 June 2002
Subject: Kriya Journal

I have only been practicing Kriya a few years, but have kept a journal to document progress. If you do not do this, I highly recommend it. I have found it very helpful. I certainly do not write in it every day; maybe only once a week, or even once every two
weeks. Having a concrete way, however, to gauge your progress is
indispensable.

In any event, in thinking about spiritual journals, a thought
occurred to me: Did any God-Realized Kriya Yogi every keep a thorough and accurate journal of their experiences as they progressed along the path to completion? Do any such journals exist?

I know that Lahiri Baba apparently kept a journal, yet the only one I know of from him only contained short, sentence-long entries. How fascinating would it be to read the journal of a Kriyavan, containing specific and detailed entries, spanning from the time of initiation through full and complete God-Realization (or to define more clearly, to the attainment of the pulseless, breathless stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi)?

It supposedly took Lahiri Mahasay 10 years after his initiation by Babaji in the Himalayas to get irrevocably established in this State. So I would imagine that journal documentation of such detail would span several volumes at least. I would imagine, however, that the attempt to put into words, the higher experiences of advanced Kriyavans, would fail, as there are no words that can describe the experiences and Bliss that is experienced in advanced yogis.

Despite this, I wonder if anyone is aware of the existence of any detailed, autobiographical journal written in such a precise and thorough manner, that could act as a kind of "roadmap" for those of us still in the ascent phase of our flight to the Divine. Ultimately perhaps our only roadmap will be our own direct experience.

bowing to all devatas (kriyavans),

chris

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