The word Kriya is composed of two syllables, kri and ya. In Sanskrit, kri means karma dhatu – action of the elements, and ya means Soul or Atma. The word Kriya indicates action of the Soul or prana karma. The first and most important action of the Soul is breath. The word yoga comes from Sanskrit yuj which means union. The union of the individual soul with Spirit. Kriya Yoga is a method to attain the union of breath and Soul in each inhalation and exhalation. Expressed in other words: the union of the individual soul with Spirit is called Kriya Yoga. This is true karma. The practice of Kriya Yoga is based on breath, the brain and the spinal cord. Breath is the mediator between Soul and mind. The brain is the mediator between the sense organs and the mind.
All our physical actions are reflected on our sense organs through the intermediary of the lower part of the brain located in the spinal cord. From this lower part of the brain where the lower mind is situated, we pass to the higher mind, then to breath, and lastly from breath to Soul (and then inversely). The brain is connected to the mind and the mind is connected to chitta. Chitta (the higher mind) is composed of five actions, or five minds which have twenty-five qualities or natures, each creating two results which are called vrittis. This gives fifty types of different inner and outer results – fifty vrittis, which are manifestations of chitta. The vrittis are created by chitta, the higher mind, directly from the Soul through the means of breath. The object of yoga is to control the actions of chitta – Yogashchittavrittinirodhah (Patanjali’s Yoga SÃ»tra I, 2).
Rajyoga Kriya yoga Mission is a place where through KriyÄ yoga, perfect execution with study and investigation has been achieved. Kriya Yoga is an ancient technique that was hidden in secrecy for many centuries. Lahiri Mahasaya at the year of 1861 revived it . Since 1861 till today this ancient technique has been practiced by the family man. Service to atman is service to param atman—this is the main working key of this mission.