Spiritual definition and meaning of Kriya Yoga
Two old traditional words combined:
Kriya in Sanskrit means action, deed, effort and includes personal work and spiritual efforts. True spiritual efforts always are efforts of selfless love.
Yoga to join, to unite, thus to reunite mankind with God.
Kriya Yoga as a combined word thus means to act with love and work in a loving way until all our karma is dissolved and we are reunited with God. The purpose of Kriya Yoga is to free souls entangled on earth by the power of divine love and to reunite souls with God. We human beings are spiritual souls trapped in our karma related body on our planet earth.
What kind of work or effort does Kriya mean and why? Here on earth mankind is far from our origin, our home in God. Mankind "fell" down step by step to this planet of dense material world as a result of our self-created karma. Karma resulting in:
- Attachment to belongings and property
- Revenge and retaliation
- Abuse of others
- Abuse of own powers or positions for personal gain and profit or to manipulate others
- Exploitation of others
- ... and other variations of selfish ego-manifestation.
Our past actions have caused karma resulting in pain to others includes pain to all creation, nature, environment and God.
If you have the power to create troubles and pain to others, you also have the potential power to reverse past actions by starting actions of love, work with love until all past negative karma is dissolved in love. Miners buried under tons of rock and gravel have the choice to die, to hope for rescue and wait, to work toward freedom or to hope for rescue but at the same time work toward rescuer.
If we contribute our own and fullest possible efforts toward freedom in God, then we learn the potential results and danger of creating karma and learn to avoid future karma. Hence without our own conscious efforts toward union with God there can be no union with God. Union with God requires readiness to love and to solve all past and future situations by sole means and power of love only!
Kriya = Positive action and intense loving efforts to free ourselves
Hence if we got ourselves into troubles by means of our own efforts, we also have the power to free ourselves. Positive action = Kriya, is needed to get ourselves out of self-created troubles and messy life on earth. What kind of action got us here? Negative actions, selfish actions, painful actions, abusing others, cheating others, betraying others, etc.
What kind of actions can dissolve all past negative actions? Positive actions, clean up actions, inner and outer purification. Hate, selfishness and the like only can be healed by love and never by other violent or negative actions. Thus actions of love only have the power to free us and to reunite us with God. The actions of love = Kriya, needed to clean up our self created mess on earth include:
- Sharing all with all
- Helping all
- Being useful to all others
- Healing others
- Giving freedom to others
- Protecting freedom of others
- Creating happiness and satisfaction in others
- To care for others and to care about the holistic wellbeing and happiness of others
- Healing "broken hearts"
- Forgiving all others - to fully pardon all in all situations
- Asking for forgiveness and pardon from others for our own past
- Protecting God's creation, environment and all nature
- Acting as one family on earth - a family without color, without race, without borders of any kind
- Being honest and sincere in all situations to all
- Treating all like family members of our own family
- Striving for the happiness and wellbeing of all others above all other goals
- Include God in all our lives and in all situations of life
- Be loyal and true to God and to our own God-made innermost divine nature
- To honor God's law of love above all other laws made by mankind
The ancient spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga technique is a fundamental part of the teachings of love given by God to all mankind. The Kriya Yoga technique is a scientific creation of God. Kriya Yoga is precise applied love inside and outside. Applied love inside means to clean up our emotions, to heal our mind, to heal our wounds and broken heart. To heal painful memories from past. Thus the sacred teachings of Kriya Yoga follows the precise knowledge about our human body, mind and soul and includes our holistic being as spiritual beings inside a physical body. God as the origin of all creation also is the origin of all healing love. Thus Kriya Yoga proper includes God's love as primary "ingredient". Just exactly as you would apply a number of different specialized cleaning agents in a dirty household, you apply God's love at precise "locations" inside our human body, mind and soul.
The commonly known technique of Kriya Yoga has been known to a large number of cultures during the past several thousands of years on this very planet under different names. While from a purely technical point of view these various "techniques" may vary or emphasize on different main aspects depending on a particular problem within an individual culture, the key point of all such teachings of Kriya-Actions / Yoga-Union with God always focused on loving actions and God as the supreme source of all spiritual energy to succeed on our path of love to reunite with God.Without our true opening for God can be no Kriya and without our love for all can be no Yoga. To clean up our inside we need love from God. To reunite with God we need to love all his children and his entire creation. Our true love for all others is reflected in our profession, in our daily work. The teachings of love include all aspects of cleaning efforts inside and outside to achieve oneness with God.
A complete initiation to the holy science of Kriya Yoga is given as a gift from God. Such a sacred gift of love always includes the complete teachings of love and all spiritual laws as well as meditation techniques needed to succeed on your own path of love home.
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