“Look, there is no point in blindly believing that after I touch you, you will be saved, or that the chariot from heaven will be waiting for you. Because of the Guru’s attainment, the sanctifying touch becomes a helper in the blossoming of knowledge and being respectful towards having of acquiring this blessing, you must yourself become a sage and proceed on the path to elevate your soul by applying the techniques of sadhana given by the Guru.” – Swami Sri Yukteswar
In this episode of the Kriya Yoga Podcast, Ryan explores the incredible life and teachings of Swami Sri Yukteswar.
Topics Ryan discusses about Swami Sri Yukteswar include:
-The meaning of his name and other names he was referred to
-The influence of Vedic Astrology in his teachings
-His relationship with Yogananda
-Accounts of his life and afterlife from Autobiography of a Yogi
-His commentary and interpretation of the story of Adam and Eve and Genesis
-His interest in the unity of all religions
-His writings, The Holy Science and his commentary on the Bhagavad Gita
Ryan also weaves in lessons of being a student on the spiritual path and the relationship to your teacher. He states that a student should apply the teacher’s knowledge to the best of his /her ability and trust in the rest.
“If we have (the blessing of a teacher) in our life we want to respect it. We need to do the work to wake up, to be clear, to have more inner peace because that’s what they did and our spiritual teachers want us to have the same level of clarity and maturity that they have. They don’t want us to simply worship them, hold them on a pedestal and think that they represent something that is unattainable. That is self-sabotage and that’s not what this is about.” -Ryan Kurczak
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