Saturday, 19 May 2012

26 personal diaries of Lahiri Mahasaya and Kriya yoga books - by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee

Swayang Brahma - Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya
Fountain-head of Kriya yoga - Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya used to write down His most exalted yogic Realizations in His confidential personal diaries. These are divine Realizations by none other than the fountain-head of Kriya yoga – Bhagavan Lahiri Mahasaya Himself.26 such diaries; they are treasures to the entire world – depicting the true Advaita Sanatana Dharma [Eternal Religion of Non-Duality]. Dharma that’s latent in all of us and is to be realized only through Yoga Sadhana.  Dharma that’s beyond any caste, community, colour, creed. It’s indeed the science of the soul inside. The eternal and supreme science of self-Realization/Soul-Realization.

Lahiri Mahasaya diaries and Kriya yoga books

These 26 diaries were in the custody of Yogivar Sri Satya Charan Lahiri Mahasaya (grandson Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya).He, on a later date, commanded his most advanced disciple Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee to write a spiritual and authentic biography of Lahiri Baba by entrusting him with those 26 invaluable diaries. The following books, authored by Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee are directly based on these 26 divine diaries:

Purana Purusha Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree
Who Is This Shama Churn
Shamachurn Kriya yoga O Advaitabad
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Purana Purusha Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree:

Lahiri Mahasaya biography and commentaries
The book is a remarkable blend of spirituality, literature and philosophy based on the life of Yogiraj Sri Shama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya. It is actually part biography and part commentary on Lahiri Mahasaya’s life, on the Indian scriptures, including The Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads etc.  An ultimate guide and a must read for all the soul-seekers and all initiated into the blessed path of Kriya yoga.  The most sacred and secret science of Kriya yoga - explained; taking reference directly from none other than Swayang Brahma Lahiri Mahasaya.
Interestingly, there is enough previously unpublished material about Lahiri Mahasaya’s life that it is well worth reading for that alone. It is wonderful to learn of even the mundane occurrences in the great yogi’s life, such as how he would take tiffin with a little amount of ghee and sugar for breakfast and smoke a hookah everyday after dinner, and how he travelled often by boat to the court of the King to tutor his son. These warming and inspiring stories bring Lahiri Mahasaya even closer to heart.
Going further deep, the book focuses on the scientific essence of ancient Indian Yoga sadhana and it’s ideals as revived by Bhagavan Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya. It traces back the origin of the term ‘Kriya yoga‘which is also mentioned in Yoga Sutra by Maharshi Patanjali and was later changed to ‘Karmayoga‘ by Sri Krishna. It puts light on the ancient scriptures and tries to find out their true meaning, hiding behind, from the yogic perspective. The book describes Yogiraj’s search for his guru Mahavatar Babaji, his exalted yogic state.

Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya quotes

Also the book reveals the true identity of, perhaps the most supreme and enigmatic spiritual entity of India - Mahavatar Babaji.
Author elucidated the scientific essence of sadhana and it’s ideals as revived by Yogiraj in this invaluable scripture. The book This book has mass appeal & has been translated and published in Telugu, Oriya, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Assamese, Malayalam and English, French, original being in Bengali.

The divine Kriya yoga book in Hindi - "Purana Purusha"

A book of this stature cannot be written only with a command of knowledge, language or with possessing the writing faculty. For this is required sadhana-derived realization. The authenticity of this biography lies in the introduction where Sri Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya; grandson of Yogiraj Shama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya, commands his disciple the author Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, who was then an exalted Kriyaban having meticulously and assiduously completed the higher stage of Kriyas to write the biography. He had furnished many details regarding his Grandfather Shyama Charan Lahiri to the author who has judiciously incorporated these into the book. 

Yogachary Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee Mahasaya and Sri Satya Charan Lahiri Mahasaya

Unlike biographies of great personalities it is rather difficult to compose biographies of yogis. In the spiritual world, external manifestations are almost absent in the lives of yogis. Biographies of noble yogis are based on essences beyond senses rather than facts bearing external manifestations. As and when necessitates yogis exhibit miracles, but the ideals they establish or the path of sadhana which they introduce to mankind for the attainment of salvation is more secret than secretive, the path which if followed by man can enable him to arrive at his ultimate and highest objective and this facet is regarded to be the greatest one in their biographies.

Who Is This Shama Churn:

Kriya yoga book - on the divine identity of Lahiri Mahasaya

This book unfolds the true essence and esotery of Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya, the Fountain-Head of Kriya yoga, the Greatest Household-Yogi with an impeccable stroke of dexterity by the author. Author has laid bare the essence, concept, philosophy, the Esse, the sublime spirituality and spiritual sublimity of Shyama Charan for human comprehension. Through the purview of dharmaic history, philosophy, science, spirituality, Yoga-sastra, mathematics, astrology and Sanatana Dharma, a profound exegesis on the Life and Ideals of Yogiraj Shyama charan Lahiri Mahasaya has been conferred in this book. For the first time such an introspective scientific rational expatiation on Shyama charan resulting in harmonious fusion of history, philosophy, religion, logic, science is done. This book unfolds the truth that Shyama charan is Indefinable, Unquestionable, Non-Answerable, Incomparable, Non-Debatable, Indefinable, Irrefutable and indivisible. Shyama Charan vis-a-vis Bhagavan Krishna, Bhagavan Rama, the four yugas, Babaji has been delineated with an intrinsic easefulness in this book. This book unravels the essence of Prana lucidly yet in a compelling manner and explains the abstruse esotery of Prana. The book is forceful yogic expose on Prana scientifically (yogic science) analyzing the Esse of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Lahiri- Absolute Prana, the Origin and Mergence, the Progenitor, the Primordial; everything within and beyond yet nothing, thus the Allness yet Nothingness. This is essentially a book for soul-seekers.  

Kriya yoga book in Hindi, revealing the true divine identity of Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya

It expounds the fact that spirituality transcends so called religion. Through this book the author has exposed the flagrant nudity of religion and spiritual culture being abided by today. At the end of the book in the Appendix both the Horoscopes of Bhagavan Krishna and Bhagavan Sri Shyama Charan has been assessed. This book has mass appeal throughout India and abroad and has been translated and published in Hindi and English, original being Bengali.

Shamachurn Kriyayoga O Advaitabad:

Kriya yoga book in Hindi, depicting the Advaita  [Non-Dual] divinity

This book is based on selected 100 significant annotations from confidential diaries of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya. These annotations are sadhana derived direct realizations of Lahiri Mahasaya and of immense significance for those pursuing sadhana. Author at the behest of his Guru Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya authored this composite scripture to save the actual essence of annotations from dilutions or distortions from non-Yogis and for the benefit of future Yogis. Intricate aspects of Kriya yoga has been elucidated by the author lucidly and this book is loved by all Kriya yoga practitioners. This book has been translated into Hindi, Marathi & Telegu, original being in Bengali.

The Author: Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriyayoga Master

Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriya yoga Master

Author of the divine books – a Mahayogi Himself -Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee. He is the World Kriya yoga Master. His first guru was Sri Annada Charan Sastri ji, disciple of Mahayogi Sri Panchanan Bhattacharya Mahasaya, an elevated disciple of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri. After Sastri ji’s demise, Dr. Chatterjee obtained initiation from Sri Sundarlal Lala ji of Varanasi & later from Sri Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya, grandson of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya. 

Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, World Kriya yoga Master
Perhaps less known, but the lineage always maintained the strictest norms of Kriya yoga, set by Lahiri Mahasaya Himself, without committing any change in the practice itself. Kriya yoga – in its most original and unmodified form as imparted by Lahiri Baba himself. Even at his current age of 80, Dr. Chatterjee is relentlessly spreading the teachings of Lord Shyama Charan, with his experience in Kriya yoga, spanning more than 5 decades. He is also the founder-director of Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission (YSSM). The sole objective of this mission is to propagate the divine ideals of Lahiri Mahasaya and to preserve the exact Kriya yoga practice as imparted by Lahiri Mahasaya.

Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya temple and Kriya yoga Ashram in Kakdwip, West Bengal, India

On being invited as sole representative from India, to participate in the "Parliament of World Religions" held at Val St.Hugon, France in 1997 convened by Dalai Lama & sponsored by UNO,UNESCO,UNCHR; His call to mankind in the parliament -ONE WORLD, ONE RELIGION, ONE GOD, ONE MAN”.

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Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya temple and Kriya yoga Ashram in Kakdwip, West Bengal, India