Lahiri Mahasaya

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Exchange unprofitable religious speculations for actual God-contact. Clear your mind of dogmatic theological debris; let in the fresh, healing waters of direct perception.

Shyama Charan Lahiri or Lahiri Mahasaya, [also referred to as Yogiraj and Kashi Baba] (30 September 182826 September 1895) was a Hindu guru who revived the yogic science of Kriya Yoga when he learned it from Mahavatar Babaji in 1861. He was the guru of Yukteswar Giri and became famous in the West through the accounts of Paramahansa Yogananda in his Autobiography of a Yogi.

Quotes[edit]

Autobiography of a Yogi (1946)[edit]

Quotes of Lahiri Mahasaya from Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • He only is wise who devotes himself to realizing, not reading only, the ancient revelations.
    • Ch. 35 : The Christlike Life of Lahiri Mahasaya
  • Solve all your problems through meditation. Exchange unprofitable religious speculations for actual God-contact. Clear your mind of dogmatic theological debris; let in the fresh, healing waters of direct perception. Attune yourself to the active inner Guidance; the Divine Voice has the answer to every dilemma of life. Though man's ingenuity for getting himself into trouble appears to be endless, the Infinite Succor is no less resourceful.
    • Ch. 35 : The Christlike Life of Lahiri Mahasaya


Disputed[edit]

  • All time is wasted that is not spent in seeking God.
    • This adage is attributed to the ancient sage Sukdeva, as quoted in Promise of Immortality: The True Teaching of the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita (2001) by J. Donald Walters. p. 242

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