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Primary outlines. Vatican-endorsed knowledge

Warming up

The seeker of the Self should not sow in the desert. - Lahiri Mahasaya

Intercourse between cows is worthless. - Lahiri Mahasaya

Place things on the earth carefully so that they do not fall. - Lahiri Mahasaya

Do not climb on cows. - Lahiri Mahasaya

When the cow is pregnant, it does not give milk, but eventually it gives milk. - Lahiri Mahasaya

To perceive Brahma in all, that Hearing is Seeing. - Lahiri Mahasaya

Sayings of the householder yogi Lahiri Mahasaya (1828–95) are often approximations, translated and rendered. Some of them are put together here. The book that triggered his comments and other sayings, is the Manu Samhita. Page numbers in the Lahiri book at the bottom of the page are given to compare with.They are put in brackets.

The bottom line: What is asked of you, what are you told to invest time and efforts and concerns in? Guessing it is hardly good enough. The lifestyle may be at risk: sayings of Lahiri reflect one certain, time-consuming yogi lifestyle.

Study also means developing mental abilities and get skills. It could also be wise to note that pages on this site come with many subsumed reservations to select and blend with lots statements: [Link]


Teachings along with the Manu Samhita

Chapter One. Egg-like, Supreme Being is Inner Being too

From the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the papyrus of Ani
"The Father . . . divided the egg."

The egg-like gold becomes radiant like the sun, and from there, the supreme Being is produced who is the Father of all beings: Brahma. ⚶ That supreme Being divided the egg with the golden colour while meditating on the Self. ⚶ The causal substance, Brahma or the ultimate Self. (p. 14)

Steadfast sitting and deeper concentration eventually make the breath tranquil. (p. 12)

Advise the disciples clearly. (p. 31)

One becomes Devata, or god, by the practice of this Kriya. (p. 18)

Good Kriya practitioners breathe once every hour. (p. 25)

Kriya, or practice, is less than Realization. (p. 27)

Whoever sees the supreme Being is great. Greater is he who has attained Realization. Greater than him is he whose intellect is poised in inner Wisdom (p. 30)

If the body is measured, the navel will be at the halfway point. Therefore, the division of day and night starts from there. ⚶ The best organ is the mouth. (p. 29] (p. 22, 29]

Chapter Two. Great Beings see without seeing

The seeker of the Self should not sow in the desert. (p. 54)

Whatever is heard without speech is called "Hearing" (Sruti) and to realize this is called Veda, or Realization. (p. 37)

Great Beings who are liberated while living . . . Without seeing they see and without hearing they hear. (p. 36)

What is heard without words or speech is called Hearing (Sruti). (p. 36)

Being kind to himself or herself while practicing Kriya, the seeker will attain highest Beatitude. ⚶ If a Brahmana practices Kriya for sixteen years, then he loses his hair at the top of the head. (p. 47, 48)

When the inner Self (Kutastha) is seen while it is not seen, then it is called "evening meditation". (p. 49)

If a Sudra sees the inner Self, he too, is great. (p. 57)

The Sage does not exhibit miracles. (p. 61)

Physically old, white-haired individuals who make various efforts in religion, among them the one who is realized is great. ⚶ If the father of the boy is ignorant, and if that boy is the advisor, then that boy is the father. (p. 59, 60)

Intercourse between cows is worthless. (p. 60)

One who is free from craving for honours, should a person insult him or her, that person faces destruction. (p. 61)

If one practices Kriya perfectly, then the practice ends eventually. (p. 67)

Accept a wife from an uncultured dynasty. ⚶ Accept a good wife, purity and good artistic works. (p. 68, 69)

Chapter Three. Household lifestyle is to be mainly good

Due to these five things - oven, broom, mortar, grinder and container of water - the householders should practice five actions everyday. (p. 70)

Place things on the earth carefully so that they do not fall. (p. 73]

Chapter Four: Always practice, don't climb on cows and beware otherwise too

The Kriya follower who wants to live long must raise the tongue by Kriya practice. (p. 79)

Go on practicing Kriya. (p. 80)

Do not climb on cows. (p. 81)

When the cow is pregnant, it does not give milk, but eventually it gives milk. (p. 84)

One should not donate to one who poses to be a meditator and religious while in fact this is not really so. (p. 85)

Chapter Six: Kriya in your dreams and so on

Practice Kriya in sleep. (p. 94)

The After-effect-poise of Kriya is Heaven. (p. 96)

Water does not become purified simply by uttering the name of the fruit Nirmali. (p. 94)

All these ten are signs of religion: Sincerity, forgiveness, courageousness, non-stealing, purity, restraint of the senses, intelligence, knowledge, truthfulness and non-anger. These are generated automatically by the practice of Kriya. (p. 97)

The household lifestyle is the greatest because the householder feeds those of the other three lifestyles (Brahmachari, Vanprasthi, and Vikshuka, or beggar). (p. 97]

Chapter Seven: The Stick

Whoever does not meditate on the supreme Person faces death. (p. 98)

The Spinal Cord "[the Stick"] is religion. (p. 100)

Enjoyment (Kama) is increased by Kriya. (p. 101]

Chapter Eight: We are deeply surveyed, and kriya yoga may be spontaneous too

People think that nobody has noticed whatever sin I have committed, but the supreme Person is seeing perfectly within. (p. 103)

Self is eternally present . . . He sees from within whatever you regard as holy or sin. (p. 103]

Chapter Nine: Enrichment from breathing nicely

Practice Kriya four times a day and night. (p. 105)

By the practice of Kriya, one is enriched in this life as well as in the next life. (p. 106]

Chapter Twelve: Hearing a religion is seeing the Eye, and let household life instruct you too

To perceive Brahma in all, that Hearing is Seeing. (p. 113)

To stay at the After-effect-poise of Kriya is best of all. Then one attains the position of Eternity. (p. 109)

He who has the power of holding the attention of the Eye and Penis between the eyebrows will overcome death. (p. 115)


Shyama Lahiri study, Lahiri Mahasaya rendered teachings, Literature  

Bühler, George tr: The Laws of Manu. Delhi: Banarsidass (Reprint from Oxford University's 1886-edition), 1984. [Online version without notes]

Satyeswarananda, Swami, tr. The Commentaries' Series Vol. III: Hidden Wisdom. With Lahiri Mahasay's Commentaries. 2nd rev. ed. San Diego: The Sanskrit Classics, 1986.

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