Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kriyayoga Meditation and its benefits ?
Kriyayoga Meditation is the highest form of meditation that combines physical and mental techniques. It enables one to experience, very quickly, the infinite potential within. Kriyayoga Science is based on the principle that each particle of the cosmos is connected with all of creation; thus making a change in one's self is making a change in the cosmos. By learning and practicing Kriyayoga, the universal force of Omnipresent God unfolds, allowing us to experience our oneness with the infinite. Kriyayoga meditation practice gives one unshakable faith in Truth, boundless peace, patience, and will power, which leads to a perfectly balanced life free of all physical and mental inharmonies. Kriyayoga awakens the hidden potential and abilities that lay dormant within a person.
Is Kriyayoga, as taught by Guruji, the same as other yogas ?
No. First of all, the term 'yoga' has been greatly misunderstood by the majority of the population at large. 'Yoga' is not considered to be exercise. By definition, 'yoga' is the state when one has attained union with the Infinite cosmos. Kriyayoga enables one to achieve this state by employing a systematic approach of simple, yet effective psycho-physiological techniques to reduce the distance between body and mind to zero. During this process, one experiences healing of physical and mental illnesses, improvement in socio-economic status and a general feeling of well-being as a mere by product of Kriyayoga practice.
What is the fundamental concept behind Kriyayoga Meditation ?
For Kriyayoga practice to be most effective, the practitioner must understand the fundamental concept upon which it is based- that God is Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Omnipotent. In other words, God's all-knowing power resides in each atom, cell, and tissue of our body, and is responsible for the creation, preservation and change of the visible ad invisible worlds. To find God takes one million years of diseaseless life. Kriyayoga practice reduces this enormous time span because we learn to seek God first within, which is much easier and faster than seeking God in the external condition. When a person knows about the one's self, he knows about everything. Guruji explains that "when the distance between body and mind is reduced, then life-trons are produced which heals, repairs, and creates new cells and tissues in the body and gives realization of immortality. Then a person bravely proclaims victory over death."
Who can practice ? Is it difficult to do ?
Many people incorrectly think that yoga is something that belongs to the Hindus and so it cannot be practiced by all. It is also a common misconception that all ‘yogas’ are the same. In fact, they are not. Kriyayoga is a pure science, just like mathematics, physics, chemistry, or biology. Kriyayoga practice employs a scientific technique which effectively works to promote real health.
The science of Kriyayoga, like any other science, is free from sectarian religious sentiment. All people can practice Kriyayoga. Scientists, physicians and philosophers are now appreciating the wonderful results that are obtained from practicing Kriyayoga. The scientiﬁc practice of Kriyayoga not only cures the body, mind, and spirit, but also synthesizes and accelerates the skill of all sincere practitioners.
If one is practicing Kriyayoga scientiﬁcally, one is able to understand the truth hidden in all religions. It unites all races, all sects, and all countries.
How much time does it take ?
This depends on our own individual needs. Practice can extend from 15 minutes to many hours. It is entirely up to the practitioner, keeping in mind that a greater effort produces a greater result. Kriyayoga can be practiced at any time, throughout the day, whether working, eating, resting, or during daily activities. You can gain benefits at all levels of practice.
Where can I learn Kriyayoga Meditation ?
You can learn Kriyayoga from Guruji Swami Shree Yogi Satyam by visiting one of his worldwide Centres in India and North America, or by attending an Introductory Kriyayoga program at other locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and India.
Because of the absolute importance of the guru-disciple relationship in the search for Ultimate Truth, we only recommend our Centres and Self-Realization Fellowship / Yog Satsanga Society of India for where to learn Kriyayoga Meditation. To prepare yourself for the opportunity to learn, we recommend the following:
1) Autobiography of a Yogi by Shree Paramahansa Yogananda ( available in most languages )
2) Holy Science by Swami Shree Yukteswar Giri ( Hindi ; English )
3) Science of Food by Swami Shree Yogi Satyam ( Hindi & English - mixed language )
4) Recharging by Swami Shree Yogi Satyam ( Hindi ; English )
5) Kriyayoga Vigyaan ( Kriyayoga Science ) ( Hindi language )
6) YouTube ( available in English, Hindi, bilingual Hindi & English )
7) Akhand Bharat Sandesh ( bilingual Hindi & English )
What are the charges to learn Kriyayoga Meditation ?
Just as a mother can not charge a fee to care for her children, Kriyayoga must be provided free to all. Since the beginning of his work in 1983, Guruji Swami Shree Yogi Satyam has provided free classes of Kriyayoga around the world. As devoted children help their mothers, true devotees of Kriyayoga support Kriyayoga worldwide services. To our knowledge, no other meditation Institute in the world operates in this manner, and it is a testament that when a person serves with unconditional love, the Omnipresent-Omnipotent Consciousness God provides.
Free-will donations are welcome to support the mission of Kriyayoga. The friends and devotees who donate to the mission experience fast progress in all dimensions of life and realize that " the Universe is one home ". Here, Universe means visible and invisible Cosmos. Then, one reaches to the conclusion that through Kriyayoga Meditation, one can solve all problems permanently. Now it is clear that spreading Kriyayoga worldwide is the highest service to mankind.