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JUSTICE O.P. GARG    

  28, Judges Colony   
  Drummond Road   
  Allahabad, India.   


Saturday, March 18, 2000

It is a matter of great pleasure, pride and privilege to introduce Swami Shree Yogi Satyam, an eminent personality of India in the field of KRIYAYOGA - a unique technique of meditation and Self-Realization, the foundation of which was laid by Maharishi Patanjali, later on revived and concretized by Lahiri Mahasaya and spread in the West by Paramahansa Yogananda. Swami Shree Yogi Satyam, a true disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya, seems to be the exact incarnation of Paramahansa Yogananda, having taken birth to propound Kriyayoga now in India, and to unite the world as one. Just before his Mahasamadhi*, Paramahansa Yogananda ji said, as quoted in “Paramahansa Yogananda In Memoriam”, –

“Mortal fires may raze all her homes and golden paddy fields;
Yet to sleep on her ashes and dream immortality,
O India, I will be there!…….
Where Ganges, woods, Himalayan Caves, and men dream God–”

In Paramahansa Yogananda ji’s publication and literature, it is clearly indicated that he would incarnate on earth again and again until all persons reach God. Again, I quote from “Man’s Eternal Quest” by Paramahansa Yogananda ji –

“I want to ply my boat, many times,
Across the gulf-after-death,
And return to earth’s shores from my home in Heaven.
I want to load my boat
With those waiting, thirsty ones who are left behind,
And carry them by the opal pool of iridescent joy
Where my Father distributes
His all-desire-quenching liquid peace...”

* consciousness departure from the body

In my close observation of the teachings and undertakings of Swami Shree Yogi Satyam, I am more than just impressed and have no doubt that the promise of Paramahansa Yogananda ji is being held to the word.

What are some of the benefits of Kriyayoga? Regular practice of Kriyayoga infuses the strong elements of intuition, confidence, peace and patience. It inculcates a sense of devotion to duty, a cool temperament free from anger and anguish.

The sensory perceptions which peep inside the body promote tolerance;egoistic traits disappear. It emancipates the body and soul and puts them on the exalted pedestal. Worldly bondage are incapable of arresting the attainment of heights and union of self with supreme power. Peace and pleasure are the concomitant factors which elate the regular practitioner of Kriyayoga. Multi-faceted problems of this complicated and complex life vanish. The efficacy of Kriyayoga is free from any doubt and suspicion.

New horizons and wide spectrum of Kriyayoga are beyond limits. Swami Shree Yogi Satyam has excelled in the pioneering field. He has made the system completely simple, interesting, absorbing and practical by an admixture of flavour of different mythological stories and epics - Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bhagvad Gita. Swami Satyam ji is a rishi of cosmopolitan outlook and a personified noble soul of communal harmony. His ashram (Kriyayoga Research Institute, Allahabad) bears testimony of this statement. Masjid, Mandir, Gurudwara and Church are to coexist in each other's vicinity in the same campus. What a confluence of all the religions on the bank of Holy Ganges! In the many interactions with Swamiji, I was most delighted with the fact that the work of Swamiji crosses all boundaries – race, religion and creed. I observed that the members of other communities are even more so devoted to the radical harmonious principles and vision of Shree Satyam ji, even more than Hindus.

At his Yoga center, he has provided sure cure to the patients of high blood pressure, allergies, low-back pain, migraines, diabetes, muscle spasm and host of other common and dreaded diseases.

I have personally undertaken a few classes and courses of Kriyayoga conducted by Yogiji. It has left an indelible impression and mark on my sprititual,  moral and physical well-being. People who are around me are of late amazed on my bubbling gait and vitality. I feel stress free. Exhaustion, which I use to experience, more often than not, has disappeared.

Yogi Satyam dedicated, as he is, is busy in disseminating the cultural heritage and knowledge across the frontiers of our country by undertaking hectic and arduous long journeys to different countries. His untiring efforts have resulted in alleviating the sufferings of many people. His quest for everlasting peace, happiness and well being of human beings is admirable.

In the recent Kumbh mela, I closely observed and also was an active participant in the many programmes of Swamiji. Hundreds of foreigners, mainly from Northamerica, too were present during these sessions. I was truly overwhelmed at the positive and effective efforts of Swamiji to enable others to understand that Kriyayoga is the highest effective means to solve all problems of life at a personal, social, national and international levels. I was amazed after observing incredible results in persons who were practising Kriyayoga. To quote a few examples, reduction of blood sugar level from 481 to 202 even though a person was regularly given potato and rice (Mr Lal Bhadur, Surat), an elder Caucasian lady with complete white hair gaining natural dark black hair, transformation of old age bone into young adult bone within 4 years of practice (Ann Edwards, Toronto), reduction of enlarged heart to normal size within 5 years of practice (Savitri Bajaj, Toronto), disappearance of rheumatic arthritis and rheumatoid (Colonel A.K. Shukla, Allahabad) etc… I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to be in close association with Yogiji.

I wish all success in the unfathomable mission of Yogiji.

                                                                                                         

(Justice O.P. Garg)