Kriya - Yoga comes from southindia and was spread in the west since the beginning of the last century
through Yoganada, who had been sent by his guru Babaji. Babaji became famous in Yoganandas book
"Autobiography of a Yogi". Meanwhile a cult has developed around the four founders of
this direction of Kriya-Yoga, who are masters but not satgurus.
Kriya-Yoga is a very effective spiritual path but without a special hint on introspection
, and the promises about leadership and protection of the gurus are the usual empty promises
like in other organizations.
The contents aof the teaching-letters are a bit too much for simple people of the
american westcoast 100 years ago.
The AUM(OM)-Technique is pure and excellent Nada-Yoga, the Hong-Sau-technique opens to the
inner light. Later an additional concentration-technique with a long mantram is given to the
These yoga-exercises belong to the best methods on the spiritual market.
In the USA Guru Yogananda founded the
SRF , which later had
several unwanted branches, together with the Ashram in southindia.
The Authentic Original Kriya Yoga of
Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Shriyukteshwar, Bhupendranath Sanyal, Paramahamsa Yogananda, Satyananda, Paramahamsa
Hariharananda and Paramahamsa Prajnanananda
Yogi Dhirananda, who left his guru Swamii Hariharananda
Das Wiki zum Kriya-Yoga
These scools should not be mixed up with the scool of the
Babaji from Histanapur in the Himalaya.