I keep wondering how short is this lifetime as I have had so many opportunities to receive grace through so many siddha beings and saints in a single time frame of a life.
Kriya yoga has always enchanted me from my first encounter with the spiritual legend, “Autobiography Yogi”. I read this book around the year 2015 and I remain being in a dazed state for weeks after it had caused Deep impact on my being and the powerful saint’s message of godliness and deep devotion to the Guru lineage along with powerful kriya yoga techniques for God realisation which were Razor sharp kind of blew me up. I have recently finished re reading the book for the sake of blazing my inner fire. Very soon, I encountered Ananda and SRF organizations and began to enjoy simple meditations and God hymns sung at these collectives. I read many more books by Yogananda ji and prostrated at Mahavtar Babaji’s connection.
The beautiful big autobiography of kriyananda ji who found Ananda was moving. Intense self discipline and love of God were not different things but went hand in hand when one is on the path of God realisation. The Yogi always lives in divine communion and detached compassion while he operates in many role plays in his life.
Then around 5 years back I encountered Haidakhan Babaji and even visited his secret spaces to feel energy avlanches of love and compassion on me. On time to time intervals, mahavtar Babaji came to me in many ways reminding me about this primal connection. This came around powerfully to me 2 years back when I began to feel the tug of learning Himalayan kriya yoga from Dr Yogi Pradeep Ullal who was a friend I trusted and respected.
I also experienced back ache and stiffness from a past spinal cord surgery done for a malignant tumor in the year 2010 almost everyday I found myself in shattered body States and sick from situations of urban living. I desperately seat some form of physical rejuvinating practice that would also be spiritual in its Timber.
I had worked deeply with Hath yoga for a few years and found the asana work very challenging. So i did not go back to it. Then I saw a 10 minute simple video on YouTube which changed my life. As I begin to work diligently with the every day practice of simply 10 minutes I saw my entire body and energy is open up and become flexible and fluid I am a slow learner and I actually work only for 10 minutes each day for almost 6 to 8 months until I dare to take my next step and I started doing 40 minutes of Himalayan kriya yoga everyday. doctor ullal is the teacher of kriya yoga to the black commando’s of this country and it is indeed a matter of great honour to learn from such pure channel.
I still did not have the proper criteria of the understanding and preparation for these sacred movements that were just not that. By synchronicity ,one day I was blessed to be in a special set of moments with Dr ullal which are like my kriya yoga initiation. my spine was channeld some thing I did not understand at that time but now after passing of 2 years I can clearly say that my post cancer fine now feels absolutely revived and new.
With the diligent practice of Himalayan kriya yoga under the guidance of this amazing and humble master I have managed to become even more magical then ever before ( sorry for the brag..)
The practice not only enables physical agility but the capacity of a still and silent mind that can concentrate completely on one thing at a time. The brimming of pure laughter and joy Ananda in the instrument created by the wonderful creator can now be experienced in even deeper momentums.
In November 2022 , I attended a week long kriya yoga retreat at Kevala Foundation India and the experiences have been etched in my heart.
The most striking thing about this simple looking man that makes me respect him more and more each day is the ability to have deep compassion and humility in his offerings. Simplicity is a lost virtue in today’s world. He does not seek or chase and his silent magnetism is pure and untouched.
My journey may be short ,yet it has made me understand very deeply that with humility and hard work on one self in deep honesty is the way towards inner illuminations and wisdom grace.
I also enjoy and relish the satsang and contact with more illuminated beings through my kriya Yoga family across the world. I am deeply grateful for these divine connections and learnings.