Kriya Yoga: Highest Practical Utility and Universality

There is an underlying unity in the apparent diversity of all human beings. People from European countries may be fair-skinned, while Africans are dark. This slight structural

and epidermal difference can be attributed to hereditary, environmental and climatic conditions. People close to the Equator are generally dark as they receive the maximum heat of the sun. As you move north, you will find fairer-skinned people. This apparent diversity is only skin-deep.

All human beings, irrespective of their nationality, have uniform structural and functional similarity. They have similar digestive, circulatory, excretory and reproductive systems. They follow the same universal cycle of birth, growth, decay and death. They are subject to similar natural laws, contract and suffer from nearly the same diseases and have similar treatment patterns, since all systems of treatment— allopathy, ayurveda, unani and homeopathy—are based on an understanding of human anatomy. These treatments offer remedies for bodily ailments and diseases. Yoga is the highly scientific and effective system of psycho-spiritual therapy. It helps overcome negative emotional states like restlessness, anxiety, anger, habitual stress, lust, greed, etc.

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Human life is a struggle for joy. All human beings want to be free from physical disability and mental abnormalities manifested in the form of restlessness, nervousness, depression, etc. Medical treatments offer remedies for physical ailments but yoga is the most effective tool of psychotherapy and is thus needed for all human beings.

The principles of yoga are scientific, universal and apply uniformly to all. People do not refuse electricity, telephones and other electric and electronic appliances because they were discovered by Christians or by the West. Yoga is undoubtedly the discovery of Indian saints and seers but to relate it to the sanatana dharma of Hindus is fallacious. Yoga and meditation are independent of religion and should not be confined to sectarian, dogmatic and communal beliefs.

The regular intake of oxygen and discharge of carbon dioxide makes life possible on earth. A decrease in the supply of oxygen makes you lethargic, while proper breathing keeps you mentally alert and healthy. Medical reports prove that brain cells die if they are deprived of oxygen for four to five minutes. Often, people feel suffocated and fall unconscious due to the lack of fresh air or oxygen. The practice of kriya is based on a deep-breathing technique that suffuses our body with life-energy and freshness.

We sleep regularly to rejuvenate and recharge our body’s battery. However, very few people are aware of the physical and mental process involved in sleep. When we sleep, the life-energy which keeps our body, our senses and our motor organs active starts withdrawing from the bodily surface to the deep spine and nervous system. It goes to the centers of discharge known as chakras and our sense and motor organs become limp and loose and we feel relaxed, rejuvenated and energized.

Kriya Yoga: Highest Practical Utility and Universality

With the practice of kriya yoga, man can gain complete control over life-energy. When this happens, he can give complete rest to both voluntary and involuntary organs. When he enters the superconscious state, he can enjoy undreamed-of rest and joy. No words can describe this experience.