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JUSTICE O.P. GARG    

  28, Judges Colony
  Drummond Road
  Allahabad, India.


Sunday, September 09, 2001    

An unprecedented event, which later on proved to be the turning point of my life, took place a few years back. On the bank of holy Ganga, in Prayag (India), I had the surprise of having a mystic glimpse of a “Yogi” appearing to be in pristine state of purity. It generated magnetic attraction in me. The quest to know about the whereabouts became deep-seated and showed me the way to Kriyayoga Anusandhan Sansthan, Jhunsi, the trans-Ganga abode of Swami Shree Yogi Satyam – a spark plug and moving force of the scientific vehicle of Kriyayoga. The atmosphere, ambience and aroma all-around the Sansthan was serene and the sheen of a great saint was all-pervading. After a short interval, I realised that he is an acclaimed Yogi and has been portraying the “real” character of a saint and bringing alive Kriyayoga with meaningful results. He appeared to be intellectually unparalleled.  His capacity to induce the audience to bring them spiritually and intellectually equal is unique. The daily routine of the ‘moving force’ is brisk round the clock. Spiritual, intellectual, religious and social activities keep on going uninterrupted at all hours.

 

My association, in the course of time, grew thicker and thicker and an inseparable bond of love and commune came closer and found strength. My interest in the subject grew when I myself was the victim of stress disease, commonly known as tension. The use of some tranquillisers at the initial stage followed by regular practice of Kriyayoga gave me complete relief.

 

How such a change was brought about in my life by the practice of Kriyayoga became the subject of my enquiry in the subsequent years. I read many simple, non-professional medical books and monographs, which gave me vivid descriptions of most of the stress diseases, from hypertension to migraine, with no satisfactory answer to the question of their prevention. In the same way, I read many books on Kriyayoga too, from ancient authors to modern scholars, but some of the points remained unexplained. Then I read books on Kriyayoga such as ‘Holy Science’ by Swami Shree Yukteshwar Giri, ‘An Autobiography of a Yogi’ authored by Shree Paramhans Yogananda, ‘God Alone’ written by Shree Gyanamata, Patanjali’s ‘Yoga Sutras’ and a host of other books of Swami Shree Yogi Satyam. These books, specifically on Kriyayoga, could give me a scientific explanation as to how stress and disorders are actually caused and why they are increasing at such a rapid rate all over the world. Now, I firmly believe Kriyayoga, undoubtedly, a scientific device, is an important measure with beneficial results to the suffering humanity from the preventive, as well as, curative points of view.

 

It is now well-established that the brain with it’s known centres for sensory, intellectual and emotional functions, plays the main role in maintaining a balanced condition of our body and mind by liberating the required amount of all neuro-humors and hormones. If the disturbance persists, the practice of Kriyayoga would help greatly to get over the neuro-humoral changes occurring in the brain. Therefore, the integrated practice of Kriyayoga has an important role to play in the prevention and treatment, not only of stress diseases, but also other serious ailments.

 

It is in my personal knowledge that the patients with chronic and dreaded diseases have been cured taking recourse to The Science of Kriyayoga under the unfathomable guidance and calibre of Swami Shree Yogi Satyam, both at The Mother Center in Prayag and abroad.

 

Kriyayoga, as I understand, traces its origin in the footprints of Shree Mahavatar Babaji, the ancient deathless saint, whose immortal soul is said to be still reverberating in The Himalayas. His immediate disciple, Yogi Shree Shree Lahiri Mahasaya of Banaras , picked up the thread to hold the reins of Kriyayoga. He was succeeded by his loving disciple, Swami Shree Yukteshwar Giri, of Serampore. He left the legacy of Kriyayoga to his most accredited and popular disciple, Paramhans Yogananda. The gigantic task of realising the dreams of the Rev. Saints has fallen on the broad shoulders of Swami Shree Yogi Satyam – having cosmic consciousness. He is undoubtedly the most acclaimed and renowned Yogi in the Science of Kriyayoga and a worthy successor in line. As a Yogi, he holds his sway over mainstream of Kriyayoga. His enviable cauldron of talent just about spilleth over. His message, “persistence, perseverance and alacrity brings success”, inspires and motivates many young people. When Swami Shree Yogi Satyam starts imparting lectures in The Science of Kriyayoga, it is more than evident that he has decided to translate ‘fascination’ into a meaningful science that offers a rare incite into the intricacies of human relationships. He has emerged as India’s messenger by exploring the foreign land transmitting the historic message that Kriyayoga is The science of God-realisation within one’s own self. It is the most scientific science in the World. The ultimate object of meditation is to attain conscious awareness of God and soul’s eternal oneness with Him. If we aspire to more than an uneasy existence on earth, we must renew our connections with the Divine Source – God. Through scientific methods of prayer, we can consciously attune ourselves to that infinite power and bring healing to the body, mind and spirit. The methods and principles of Kriyayoga may be used by any one regardless of their religious affiliation, for they are based not on dogma or belief but on application of universal laws.

 

The science of Kriyayog is all permeative and, for a novice like me, it is difficult to explain it. I cannot do better but to profitably quote Swamiji with regard to the efficacy of The Science:

 

“Kriyayoga is a Science through which one realizes the Ultimate Reality of life; that INFINITE-COSMOS is representing GOD-ALONE and EACH PARTICLE of this Cosmos has INFINITE-GOD within.

Realisation of this union is possible, first time, within one’s own BODY-TEMPLE then after everywhere, all over the world, by sincere practice of The Science of Kriyayoga.”

 

Swami Shree Yogi Satyam is the first to offer such an esoteric pragmatic interpretation which can bring about an integrated development of human personality on all the live planes – Unfalling Plane, Vibrant Vitality on the Vital Plane, Abiding Happiness on the Emotional Plane, Profound Knowledge on the Intellectual Plane and Universal Love on the Spiritual Plane. He is the pioneer in propagating the ideology that God is the cosmic reservoir of Health, Energy, Happiness, Knowledge and Love and is present in all but is not experienced owing to the layers of impurities at all the planes. These coverings are capable of being removed by Kriyayoga.

 

Swamiji does not possess even an iota of pride and pelf. His consciousness had risen above the worldly attractions. He is an ardent believer of the fact that a self-realised person remains unaffected in pairs of opposites such as, cold and heat, joy and sorrow and honour and ignominy. His close associates also are surprised to see him mix with people like the ordinary man. He is a perfect Yogi.

 

He does not ask us to renounce the World and go to mountains or forests to lead an ascetic life. He would say that a house holder is the back bone of the society and grihastha ashram is the ideal human life.

 

I feel most fortunate to come in contact with Yogiji. With his deep insight, he has proved that Kriyayoga is an unfalling instrument for the betterment of the World. His humility, simplicity, affectionate approach and philantrophic disposition did cast a spell on me and totally captured my soul.

 

The ideology of human transformation being propagated by Reverend Yogiji is the common essence of all religions. It is secular in spirit and in action and stands for multi-dimensional development of the human psysche. The most gratifying aspect of this ideology is that it is very practical in approach and a blending of the rationality of science and the spirituality of religion.

 

Swami Shree Yogi Satyam hopes that his endeavor of dissemination of The Science of Kriyayoga on an International level would serve the lot of the suffering humanity and also change the chaotic World of today into an universally harmonious and prosperous society of ideal citizens.

 

Yogiji has a missionary zeal and his goal is to reach out to millions throughout the World. Now it is for us to find out ways and means, of how best, to globalise his mission.

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

(Justice O.P. Garg)