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Date Posted: 13:05
Author: Jimminy Cricket - 25 Oct 2001
Subject: Re: Believe the Master
In reply to:
Anonymous - 25 Oct 2001
's message, "Re: Believe the Master" on 13:04
"Interpret this, then: Master told Peggy Deitz to initiate others into Kriya. This was in a one-on-one conversation. She said, 'but what about the organization?'
Master responded, "Who are you following, me or the organization?"
The alleged instruction you mentioned was for Peggy Deitz alone not for everyone, but the instructions that Master gave in the lessons were his general wishes regarding the transmission of Kriya for those who consider him to be their Guru. If he told you face to face and personally that it was ok to disregard
those instructions then I don't see a problem in doing so. If however he has not given you this personal instruction then I think it would be a good idea to follow his express written directions rather than follow what your ego considers to be the most agreeable path. Let me ask you this, did Master also tell Peggy Deitz
that it was ok for her to form an organization around his teachings, publish and profit from his writings, and also grant permission to others to give Kriya? No? Hmmmm...Did he give Kriyananda such permission? No? Strange...So what should we do in this case? Shall we listen to the guidence of our ego or follow the
EXPLICIT written directions of the Master?
"If you follow Master, rather than the organization, you come to a different conclusion."
Ok, so we should follow the Masters instruction everywhere except in regards to his instructions of the role of SRF in giving Kriya? Is that correct? Did he tell you this? Who told you? Kriyananda? I submit that perhaps Kriyananda is perhaps not qualified to overide the written directions of the Master since his
actions strongly indicate that Kriyananda is not even possessing of the basic moral direction and common sense most psychologically healthy people possess - not to even speak of intuition and attunement that would surely be requisite to override the written instruction of a Master for his disciples.
"Sorry, our Guru's teachings are much bigger than SRF."
Did Master say that or is that your own opinion? Or is it Kriyananda's opinion? See again the quote from the Pracaepta Kriya lessons regarding the Master's instructions regarding the role of SRF and the transmission of Kriya:
"Do not discuss, or divulge, any technique without first consulting with SRF headquarters, which reserves the sole right to give Kriya instruction, or
to appoint a qualified SRF member to give such instruction. If you know of someone who you should have the benefit of certain SRF techniques,
encourage him to become an SRF student, that he may receive the full benefits of study. If some difficulty stands in the way of his becoming a
member, advise him to write directly to Self-Realization Fellowship, explaining his situation and affirming his sincere desire to receive instruction in
specific SRF techniques."
SRF Praeceptum Lessons, 1938 copyright, K-7, pg. 3.
So who are you going to follow? Kriyananda, your own whims or the Masters instructions? It is really a clear choice and there is very little room for interpretation of the Master's instructions, as quoted above, regarding SRF and Kriya - if we are honest with ourselves that is...
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