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Kriya Yoga Meditation Temple

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Swami Shankarananda Giri article on building Kriya Yoga Meditation temple
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HIRANYAGARBHATHEMEDITATIONTEMPLE
H.H.SwamiShankaranandaGiri
This
Hiranyagarbha
wasadreamofSwamiSriYukteswarjeeGiriMaharaj,himselfapioneerofCosmicAstrologyandthegreatKriyaYogamasterwhichismaterialisedinaform.This
Hirartyagarbha
iscontainedwithinsixteenpillars,thesymbolof
shola
(16)
kalas.
Halfofsixteeniseight;andtheeighthwombisthelastwomb,thewombofthegoldenegg
(Hiranyagarbha).
Sixteenpetalsarecontainedinthecentreof
ShabdaBramhan,
thecentreofsound,theetherelement
(akashtatwa)
andthe5thchakra
(BisudhaChakra).
ThiswasallthedesignofSriYukteswarjee.Hecalculatedexactlythatifthemeditationplanetariumwasbuiltwithsixteenpetalsthentherewouldbeanechoofsoundthatresoundssixteentimes;thisisthebestformeditation.Thenumbersixteenisverysymbolic.InSanskritsixteeniscalled
shodasha
or
shodashi.
Theword
shodashi
isnormallyusedafterthe
mahasamadhi
ofa
sannyasi.
Itmeansthatitisnotrealdeath.
It
is
mahaprayana,
whichmeans'thegreatdeparture',whenthepure
prana
orthelifeforceentersintothegoldenwomb,
Hiranyagarbha
insidethecranium.ThisprutisaverytechnicalexperienceinmeditationthatIamtryingtoexpress,togiveanunderstandingbywords.BeforeIsaidexistenceof
Hiranyagarbha
isinthehumanbody,insidethecranium.Nowthequestioniswhathappenswhenthehumanbodyisdestroyed?Thisquestiondoesnotarise.Apersonwhoenters
into:Hiranyagarbha
meanshasspecialisationontransmittingfromonebodytoanotherbodywiththerhythmofitsowninhalationru1dexhalation.Thismeansmuchbeforethebodyisdestroyed
sadhaka
canleavethebodywithlastexhalationandenterintoanotherhumanbodywiththefirstinhalation.Herethetrickypartisforoldphysicalbodythisisthelastexhalationandfornewphysicalbodythisbreathwillbeconsideredasfirstinhalation.Againthislastbreathcomesoutof
Hiranyagarbha
andentersstraightawayintothe
Hiranyagarbha
ofthenewbodywithfirstbreath.Forhimthisiscontinuationofnoninterrupted
prana,
ornon-interrupted
Hiranyagarbha.
Therewillbenodeathexperience.Bodyisdestroyedbut
sadhaka
remainsalwaysun-manifested.Thesymbolof
Hiranyagarbha
isgoldenwomb,nevermanifested,theultimate,thefinal,thetotal.
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Anyseekerwhoentersintothemeditationtempleautomaticallygetssound,bothinnerandouter.SriYukteswarjeepredictedthatwhenthereisasquaredometheenergycannotbecentralisedininfinity.Thefourcornerswouldbeanobstructionfortheenergy,becausethemovementofenergyisalwaysround,ovalandininfinity
(Bisarga).
Thecosmicmeditationtemplecumplanetarium,thedreamofour
Paramaguru
SriYukteswarjeewhousedtothewordstimetotimeinaformof
shloka
thatmeans,theexistenceof
Hiranyagarbha
isinsidethecraniumofeachhumanbeing.Ifanybodywouldliketoputitinaformofphysicalexistenceitispossibletobemanifestedinthismannersuchas:l)Sixteenpillarscalledsixteen
kalas
whichisthecompletehumanbody2)Thehumanbodyisholdingthespine,spineconsistsofthetwelvezodiac3)Twelvezodiacareholdingtheconstellationoftwenty-sevenstars4)Thestarsareholdingtheplanets5)Themovementoftheseplanetsisthetime,date,weeks,months,
ayanas,
years,
yugas
(era)-ascendinganddescending,
Kala,
thenthe
Mahakala,
thenthe
Seshasandhya
meansthelastdarknessthatistheendofonesolarsystem6)Thenextisonemaypronounce
Mahadeva,Maharudra
meanstheendofallsolarsystem.Thesolarsystemscanbe50,100,1000,millionsortrillions-innumerablenoneedtocount.Maynotbepossibletocount.Wheneverythinghasendedthenthewholethingentersto
Himyagarbha
thatisthetotalityinsidethegoldenegg,goldenwomb.Itisonlypossibleforhumanbeingtoachievethatstatenotonlytogooneyearortenyearsorhundredyearsahead,butcompletelyendofonecreation.ScripturesaysyoumaybecomeGod.Youmaybecomestarsandplanets.Buthumanlifeisessenceofalleverything.Thisistherealbodyofthe
Iswara.
Sothatiswhatinphysicalforrnofthis
Hiranyagarbha
planetariumrepresentinghours,days,weeks,etcarrivingtoascendinganddescendingorderofYugasthenthespeedofhumanlifeforceruntowardsthefuture.Notwithourspeed,solarspeed,lightspeed,soundspeed,butwiththespeedof
Yugas
ineachrhythmoflife.Thereisnootherwaytoexplainhereotherthanlife.Ofcoursetheexistenceoflifeisnotthereanymore.Itisjustexplanationthroughwordsandindications.AsitissaidbySriYukteswarjeedoyouwant
Hiranyagarbha
orlifeanddeath?Everythingisabovebeyondlifeanddeath.WeallusedtolistentothistypeofdescriptionfromourGurus,thelinageofKriyamasters,Prabhujee,ParamahansaHariharananda,SwamiSatyananda,andSwamiSevanandaduringourearlylifeinKararAshram.FromtheyoungagewhenIcametorealiselittlebitofthesesayingfromthelineageofthemastersonegreatdesirewassleepinginsidemeinonecornertobuildsuchameditationtemple.Itwasexactlyintheyear2000PerH.Wibe,whomIalwaysusedtosaythatyouarelikeLahiriBaba,worldlymanwithancient
Rishi
qualityproposedtobuildjustasimplemeditationtemple.Itwasalittlelikeadream.ThenimmediatelyIgottheideawhynottostartlittlebylittle.J.ttookalongtimebutmaybeitispossibletocomplete.'"
,
In
May2003aftermyEuropetourIcamedirectlyfromDelhiAirporttoRishikeshAshramtostarttheconstructionofHiranyagarbhaMeditationTemple.Nobodywasawareofmyplan.DuringmyEuropetourIhadgotenoughindicationsforthisfromtheGurus.IhadavisionofBabajiMaharajwithothermastersvisitingourRishikeshashramlandfromNorthofHimalayas.InourashramlandtherewasabigPeepaltree
(AswasthaBriskhalBodhi
Tree).InmyvisionSriyukteswarjeecamethreetimesandhewasperformingsacredfireceremonyallthetimeunderthattree.NowwehavethestatuesofthemastersestablishedexactlyattheplacewherefireceremonywasbeingconductedbySriyukteswarjeeinmyvision.ThenIhadthevisionofPrabhujeeseventimesduringmyEuropetour.HewasgivingmespecificinstructionstogotoRishikeshandtostarttheconstructionofthemeditation
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temple.SinceoneyearSwamijee(SwamiSatyarnitrananda)andNityanandaBabawerestayingatRishikeshAshramandmeditating,leadinganisolatedlife.OfcoursetheywerenotteachingorinitiatingpeopleintoKriyaYoga.InmyvisionPrabhujeetoldme,'Twoofyoursaintdisciplesaremeditatingthere.ThenotherseekersarecomingforinitiationintoKriyaYogaandarereturningfromthatplace.NowyoushouldgotoRishikeshand-concentratethere.'Ihadnottoldanyoneaboutmyvision.AccordingtotheearlierprogrammeIwastogotoBhubaneswarAshrambutfromtheDelhiAirportIcamestraightawaytoRishikesh.AfterIstayedtherefortwodaysIhadtogotoMumbai.EveryoneintheAshramthoughtthat,likepreviousstays,aftertwoorthreedaysIwouldgotoBhubaneswar.ThenIsaidtothemthatIwouldreturninfourdaysandwouldstayhere.AfterIreturnedbackwediscussedaboutconstructingameditationtempleandmeasuredtheland.ThenonenightasusualNityanandaBabacametomyroomandveryreluctantlywantedtoaskmesomethingandgettinganodfrommehesaid,"Baba,fromJune2002hereinthisashramduringmymeditationIhadsomevisions.Iseemanygreatsaintsofpastdayscorninghere.ThoughIreadthatatastageofmeditationGods,
siddhas,
saintsandGurugfthe
sadhaka
visithimtoblessandencourage,butIalwaysusedtorejecttheseasprojectionsofmysubconsciousmindorashallucinationsemergingfrommeditationlikethoseofdreamsduringsleep.Butonevisionisalwaysstrikingme.InevermeditatedonthephotoofSriyukteswarjee.Butfrom25thJanuary2003to29thJanuary2003inmynightmeditationatabout2a.m.continuouslyforfivenightsitwasSriyukteswarjee.1couldnotdoanyKriyaortechniquejustafterfewminutes1satformeditation.
In
frontofmetherewasonlySriyukteswarjeeinmeditatingposture,bodymadeupofbrightgoldenlightandthatverystronggoldenlightwasspreadingfromhisbodyandtheentireroomislighted.1couldnotdescribethatfeeling.Hewasnotspeakinganythingandhisblissfulpresencewasfeltforaconsiderableperiodoneachtime.Whatisthis?"Ireplied,"ThisisSriyukeswarjee.Thisisreal,nohallucination,1knewit.LetmetellyouwhythistimeIamhereand1toldhimaboutmyvisionsonthejustconcludedEuropetour.ThisplacewillbeaninternationalcentreofteachingandlearningofKriyaYoga."ThenNityanandaBabahadnarratedmeabouthisvisionofsacredfire
(Yajnaagni)
aboutfourtofivetimesinthisashramondifferentdaysduringhisearlymorningmeditationandIexplainedtohim,"Thishadtwomeanings.OneisthatSriyukteswarjeewantsinitiationtobedonehereintraditionalwayasitwasdoneinKararAshramwithfireceremony.Ihadalsogotthisindicationagainandagain.Secondisthathereinthisplacemanypeoplewillperformtheirinnerfireceremony,giving
ahuti
oftheirbreathatthe
yajnakunda
of
sahasrarachakra."
Thefoundationofthetemple
Hiranyagarbha
wasdugexactlybysixteenpersonsincludingmyselfon16thMay2003.ItwasFriday,thedayof
BudhhaPurnima.
The
BudhhaPurnima
fallswhenSunisattheendofAriesorbeginningofTaurusandtheMoonwillbeeitherintheendofLibraorBeginningofScorpio.Inthiscase1incidentallyselectedthetimetobeginwithwhentheMoonisattheendofLibra
(TufaRasi).
ItmakesusmoreenthusiastictoknowthatSriYukteswarjee'srasiwasalsoTula.OntheotherhandIdidnotlikethatthisworktobeginwithmooninScorpio
(BrischikaRasi)
becauseweconsiderthisaslowmoon.Toavoidthatloweffectwedecidedonthepreviousnighttobeginexactlyatseven'oclockinthemorningbecausealmostaroundatseventhirty
in
th(
morningmoonwastransitingfromLibratoScorpio.Fromthatdaytheworkofthetemplehastakenitsownwayandshapeautomatically.:Perhadgivensomemoneyfortheconstructionofthemeditationtemplewhichhadbeenspentwithdiggingapartofthefoundation.Thenoneofourdisciples,Mr.AllanNelson(Icall
him
SkyWalker-
AkashPanthi),
wantedtolendsomemoneytocontinuethejob.WhenPercametoknowthatthemoneyhadbeenborrowedhedecidedtopaybackthatmoney.AstheyareKriyabanbrothershesentthemoneytoAllan.IhadalsosomemoneywithmewhichIusedtogetas
Dakhina
formyprogrammeandpreachinginjustconcludedEuropeantour.Ispentthemoneytocontinuethejob.
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