Lahiri Mahasaya was an Indian yogi, guru, and disciple of the Kriya Yoga master Mahavatar Babaji. He revived the yogic science of Kriya Yoga to the public. He was a householder: marrying, raising a family, and working as a government accountant, he lived with his family in Varanasi rather than in a temple or monastery.
He became known in the West through Paramahansa Yogananda, the author of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI. Yogananda noted his “Christlike life” and considered him a Yogavatar, or Incarnation of Yoga.
The point I am making with this post is that Lahiri Mahasaya was a householder and people can be married and be quite individually and mutually advanced spiritually as householders. I took this from Wikipedia.
Yogananda, Paramahansa, (1997) AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI, 1997 Anniversary Edition. Self-Realization Fellowship (Founded by Yogananda) http./www.yogananda-sfr.org.
There I was being tortured to death for explaining the essence of our humanity. Those who understood me were not present. This was the ultimate for frustration. I am a model. I forgave my killers because I realized that they did not know what they were doing (Luke 23:34). I realized that my killers had the exact same Self in them as I did but they did not realize this fact. I forgave them because they were not evolved enough to realize that I was the same as they on the inside of our Universal Self. I was explaining our Universal Consciousness that is, our Universal Mind, that is, God. I forgave them as nurturing parents do. I forgave them and everyone else with the unconditional love that a mother has for her child. The mother sees herself in the vulnerable child while realizing the child is evolving and does not know what it is doing. The loving mother knows that her child is testing reality. I planted the seed for humanity to evolve into the state of awareness for unconditional love. We need to lose our egos. I was trying to explain higher principles through the limited use of language. We all have the same Self in us that is simply in our different bodies and we are at different degrees of awareness for this fact. I was an example of someone with balanced chakras. I said that I and my father are one (John 10:30). I meant that I had eliminated ego obstructions in myself. I meant that the spark of the Divine in us all was radiating strongly through me. The Divine radiates through you too. I became One inside. The spark of the Divine in me overcame my ego. An inner alchemy takes place where the Universal True Self subsumes the false self. You are no longer divided inside. You can become One inside. I merged with the essence of God. Again, we all exist differently in degree for this internal merger. Us martyrs have it tough. We realize that we are being killed for being a voice of our Collective Soul. Again, put another way, we are all part of One Same Soul differentiated into our different bodies and we are at different degrees for the seeing and knowing of this realization. Realizing this fact has been called Self-Realization.
We all share the consciousness of God. The same Self resides in our different bodies. The Self-Realization of this fact is understood in greater and lesser degrees in all of us. Sai Baba is speaking with Cosmic awareness that stems from his access of the seventh chakra. The seventh chakra has been referred to as the Universal Mind.
It is obvious that we have to lay out fundamentals before we can get a grasp of the whole. Over the years as fundamentals are restated – restated and paraphrased we will notice humanity getting closer to the state of unconditional love intended in the Lord’s Prayer. We are the same inside. We are the same inside as Jesus, Buddha, and Krishna. We each have different “degrees” of understanding for this fact. When Jesus was on the cross and said, “forgive them for they do not know what they are doing”, Jesus meant that humanity was not evolved enough to understand. Unconditional love is unconditional forgiveness. When we realize that our attacker is not evolved enough to realize what he is doing we are able to forgive him. We realize that the attacker has the same type of internal Self as we do. We are inter-connected in cause and effect. The attacker has not evolved in empathy which understands this Same-Self connected fact. This is a seventh chakra realization. It is rare to gain access to the seventh chakra. We are part of the Absolute or God. We have Divine unity with all beings and the universe. It is very easy to realize consciousness in animals and all beings. It has to be presented properly. As we restate – restate, and paraphrase fundamentals we will collectively reach the seventh chakra in the future. The collective reaching of the seventh chakra will be collective Cosmic Consciousness.
Left-brained intellectual reasoning about people being non-separate from each other is left-brained intellectual reasoning about people being non-separate from each other. When, what I have termed, Super Intuition develops, we actually see and know that we are not consciously and physically separate from each other. First, the left and right sides of our brain become united rendering whole-brain perception. Second, through developmental practices, the right side of our brain becomes further developed into Super Intuition. Super Intuition sees the consciousness of others. Super Intuition can transfer Super Intuition. What I have termed Super Intuition is what has been called Cosmic Consciousness.
The quotes and my commentary stem from the book, THE JESUS MYSTERY Of Lost Years And Unknown Travels, by Janet Bock. This article serves as a forerunner for my upcoming book.
The back cover of The Jesus Mystery advertises the book:
The Earth Trembled And The Heavens Wept At The Great Crime Just Committed In The Land Of Israel. For There Was Tortured And Murdered The Great, Just Jesus In Whom Dwelt The Soul Of The Universe. – Buddhist Manuscript, 1st Cent. A.D. Discovered in Tibet.
Jesus studies in India, Persia and Egypt covered much greater periods… Edgar Cayce
Being a perfect yogi Lord Jesus could perform many miracles. – Swami Sivananda Divine Life Society
God made Jesus Christ an Oriental in order to bring East and West together. Paramahansa Yogananda
Jesus Said That The Bread Taken At The Last Supper Was His Flesh, And The Wine Was His Blood. He Meant That All Beings Alive With Flesh And Blood Are To Be Treated As He Himself And No Distinction Should Be Made Between Friend Or Foe, We Or They. Every Body Is His Body, Sustained By The Bread: Every Drop Of Blood Flowing In The Veins Of Every Living Being Is His, Animated By The Activity That The Wine Imparted To It. That Is To Say, Every Man and Woman Is Divine And Has To Be Revered As Such.” – Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
We knew that Abhedananda had been a disciple of the famous saint Ramakrishna who was renowned in the 19th Century for attaining union with God through the spiritual practices of all major religions… (20)
Swami Abhedananda was fascinated by Jesus as a spiritual personage so after reading Notovitch’s book his curiosity was aroused and he decided to make the journey to Himis to see for himself. His visit takes an added importance because he was skeptical of Notovitch’s claim and his objective in making the long, arduous trek was to expose Notovitch. Also, he spoke the language and could communicate more easily and directly than the Russian. When he found that the ancient writings did exist he wrote about them in his Bengali book of travels entitled “Kasmiri O Tibetti.” (20-21)
Swami Prajnananda (a disciple of Swami Abhedananda): Yes. I am very interested in Christ. My guru used to say that He, Christ, was an Indian yogi. He wrote a book called “Was Christ a Yogi.” In that book he told that Christ was more than a yogi, that He practiced yoga and that He realized God as not only Christian, but Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and the God of all faiths. (22-23)
I became permanently aware of the Universal Consciousness that we share when I underwent my phantasmagoric vision seeing within a cloud different spiritual masters that was coupled with me hearing a koan from Zen, WORDS ARE TRAPS. This, of course, took me years of study and meditation to figure out. The knowledge and awareness that I am graced with expands on a daily basis. Words are approximations of reality. So I realized that I became aware of what has been called the Universal Mind or Universal Soul. I am still realizing what this is all about. Because I became aware of the universalness of us all I realized that the religions and traditions of the world have a universal thread of truth running through them. I have mentioned the book THE MYSTIC HEART Discovering A Universal Spirituality In The World’s Religions, by Wayne Teasdale many times on the internet. When I first read THE MYSTIC HEART I realized that this was our Universal Consciousness that became clear to me. My upcoming book will elaborate about our Universal Self and will be beneficial for humanity.
THE JESUS MYSTERY Of Lost Years and Unknown Travels, Janet Bock, 1980, Aura Books.
THE MYSTIC HEART Discovering A Universal Spirituality In The World’s Religions, Wayne Teasdale, 1999, New World library.
Universal Mind and Universal Soul refer to the same thing, that is, a Universal Mind/Soul inside, outside and through us that is individual and collective and is called the mind of God. The Image of God or True Self inside us will blossom if we truly activate the individual conscience and this expands our collective conscience. Ground floor integrity has to be achieved for a person to possess an activated conscience.