[QUOTE=Surya Deva;76869]In which case we are saying the same thing
I am also a formally initiated Kriyaban, though I do not really consider myself a part of the Kriya Yoga international fellowship, because I don’t really believe in the Kriya Yoga as taught by them. I do not doubt the power of the techniques, because the techniques are tried and tested throughout the ages, and in fact do not come from Kriya Yoga, but from the Tantra tradition. Kriya Yoga is basically Tantra yoga, something Swami Satyananda, the founder of the Bihar school of Yoga recogized, hence calling his Kriya Yoga Kriya Tantra Yoga.
The Kriya Yoga taught by the Kriya Yoga internationa/SRF organization is basically a modern myth, drawing from Eastern and Western traditions. The idea of Ascended Masters, like Babaji which float about in the ether teaching, helping and initating people on Earth does not appear anywhere in the Yoga tradition. It appears in new-age theosophical writings.
Other material found in Kriya Yoga such as the anatomy of the brain and correspondences with Yogic concepts(like bindu, kutshta) are again modern formulations. There is nothing about the anatomy of the brain in the Yoga tradition.
Other material like Kriya Yoga timelines based on the 26,000 year old cycle referring to the precession of the equinox is also a modern formulation.
The notion that Jesus Christ was initiated by Babaji, and trying to reinterpret Christianity to reconcile it with Hinduism is obviously clearly modern.
Kriya Yoga as taught by Kriya Yoga international is not an ancient tradition, it is a new-age modern tradition. I simply look past the myths, and just focus on the techniques. No doubt about the techniques, they work, that is why ‘Kriya Yoga’ included them in its routine. There is nothing original about the techniques, they are all taken from the Tantra tradition and older Yogic methods.[/QUOTE]
True yoga is tantra. The mind controls the energy.
The word kryia I have found in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and of course the lineage schools who have associated themselves with the figures known as babaji and Shyama Charan Lahiri.
The concept of “ascended masters” is alluded to in several places of the yogic shastras. The term might be “New Agey” but the underlying concept is as old as time.
“and other great adepts having broken the scepter of death are roaming free in the universe.” HYP
“attachment is the cause for the remanifestation of the Devas and those who become merged in Nature.” YS
These beings some of them, stick around to help out, not currently endowed with a physical form they can however make themselves seen or noticed.