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Which are the nine gates being referred here? Are these ears, nose, mouth, eyes etc? Yes the Nine gates referred here ae our bodily organs like ear , nose , mouth etc. within Pancala kingdom (5 senses ). It's said that a jiva accepts a material body by virtue of his own desires. Accepting two hands, two legs, and so on, the living entity fully enjoys the ...


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Paramahansa YogAnanda has given a very subtle and esoteric meaning for this verse from yogic point of view in his commentary (God talks with Arjuna). The incoming and outgoing breath and their union is described as oblation or ahutis in the sacrifice. By doing the esoteric practice of pranayama, the yogi can earn great spiritual merits. Other devotees ...


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Kriya Yoga is not alien to Vaishnavism. Jagatguru referred Kriya Yoga (Pranayama) when expounding Bhagavadgita to Arjuna. Bhagavadgita verse 4.29 talks about Pranayama which is part of Kriya Yoga. apāne juhvati prāṇaḿ prāṇe ’pānaḿ tathāpare prāṇāpāna-gatī ruddhvā prāṇāyāma-parāyaṇāḥ apare niyatāhārāḥ prāṇān prāṇeṣu juhvati Still ...


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The concept of a 9-gated human body is found in the Vedas as well as in the Upanishads. From, SwetAswatara Upanishad: NavadwAre pure dehi hamso lelAyate vahih | Vashi sarvasya lokasya sthAvarasya charasya cha || The Paramatman (Hamso), who is the lord (Vashi) of all movable-immovable world and creatures, attains jiva-hood upon entering the ...


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The reference of Babaji giving initiation to Adi Shankara is found in Autobiography of a Yogi. As per Paramahansa Yogananda, Mahavatar Babaji himself stated that he gave initiation to Adi Shankara. Autobiography of a Yogi / Chapter 33 - Babaji, the Yogi-Christ of Modern India: Babaji’s mission in India has been to assist prophets in carrying out their ...


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It seems you can order books by him and on him from this website: https://sanskritclassics.com/new_releases.html (Shipping to India though...)


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Kriya Yoga. Kriya is translated as activity, or action, and sometimes work. It does not mean work, however, in the same context as karma yoga when it is translated as work. One of the biggest proponents of ‘Kriya Yoga’ is Paramahamsa Yogananda and the various organizations that came about from his work. In his book, Autobiography of a Yogi, Chapter 26, he ...


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As explained by others as well, there are 6 visible holes in head(every head is image of Brahman/God/Sun) i.e. 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 nose and 1mouth and the 7th invisible opening for Satyaloka at top of head also called Brahmarandhra/Sahasrara chakra, which only enlightened Yogis can access and rupture at will. 7 being number of God(7 days in a week, 7 chakras ...


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I am initiated to KY and can advise you to proceed to do whatever you need or want to do according to "Vaishnava perspective". Yoga is not related to any religion or belief, anybody can practice. What you need is an Acharya. A yogi has no beliefs, belief is not the knowledge. Yoga is about practical usage of the awreness, there is no yoga without ...


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I will try to give a short answer to this: Kriya yoga mainly involves achieving higher state via kriya i.e, actions like worshiping God. Hath yoga mainly involves achieving higher state by practicing certain exercises/poses. It involves forcing body like going through physical pain also. Raj yoga mainly involves achieving higher state via control of mind/...


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There are several types of meditations to choose from like stillness meditation, mindefullness meditation,Shambhavi meditation and SoHum meditation. So far, the easy to practice and widely recommended one is sohum. But the thing about meditation is, try several methods till you find the toughest one to practise and stick to it. You will definitely reap ...


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I found this on Sudarshan Kriya. Sri Sri said: The body has a particular rhythm. Life has a particular rhythm. Similarly, your breath also goes in a particular pattern. Your emotions move in a particular rhythm, as well as your thoughts. All these rhythms arise from your Being, which has its own rhythm. In Sudarshan Kriya we get into the rhythm of our Being ...


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Kriya Yoga essentially involves Asana,Pranayama,Mudra,Banda and Dhyana and is a practical approach to spiritual evolution or liberation. Kriya Yoga is best adapted so that any common household can practice it and obtain spiritual experience while the same is not so in the case of other branches of yoga such as Raja yoga,Bhakti Yoga etc. which requires ...


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