The lineage of masters

During the 1970s, the ancient technique of kriya yoga had been revived. A misterious yogi named Babaji passes over this technique to Lahiri Mahasaya, who was a family man.

Along with his family duties, Lahiri Mahasaya had been affirmed as a realized yogi having reached the state of nirvikalpa samadhi. He became famous in India, and he led many serious seekers on their spiritual path.

Among his numerous disciples, Shri Yukteshwar was the most significant. Together with a very advanced spiritual development, he posessed much knowledge of the western and eastern holy scriptures. He was an expert in astronomy and astrology and was famous for his new approach to astrology, the so called cosmic astrology. He had many advanced students, among which Paramahamsa Yogananda was known best. Yogananda went to the United States of America and popularized yoga in the western world. His epochal book "Autobiography of a Yogi" is still today an inspiration for the milions to follow in the spiritual path.

Shri Sanyal Mahasaya

Swami Satyananda Giri

Shri Yukteshwar's youngest student Paramahamsa Hariharananda, who also learned from Yogananda as well as from many other wonderful yogis, was fondly named Baba by his followers. Since he spoke many languages, he was educated into the basic knowledges of many holy scriptures from the world.

He brought a new light into the philosophy, the theory and the historical background of kriya yoga, and led serious aspirants on their spiritual path with his practical directions until the very last day. His biography is an example of a life full of devotion and divine consciousness. In every moment he thought how to achieve the spiritual progress.

Always aware of the God's presence in himself, he always walked forwards, even despite his health problems in the age of 95. In every moment he was a wonderful example for the good in people and for humanity's spiritual development. He was the autor of many books, and his famous book "Kriya Yoga" will soon be translated in Croatian. Some of us have received the grace to have met this great master and received his blessing before he left this physical world on December 3th, 2002.

His most important student and successor is Paramahamsa Prajnanananda - the personification of love, devotion, and devotion - who came to Croatia in 1997. for the first time to pass on this ancient knowledge. Immensely loyal and faithfull to his master, he gained deep knowledge and insights in a relatively brief time, and in 1998. he was given the title paramahamsa* by baba Hariharananda.

He is the author of numerous books, the founder of humanitarian organization Hand in Hand with headquarters in India, and is the creator of numerous other great deeds.

*paramahamsa: the highest swan (the swan is the only creature capable of separating the essence of milk (proteins) from water; at the same time the paramahamsa is a realized master who, after attaining the highest yogi state (nirvikalpa samadhi), can always distinguish that which is real (sa) from the unreal (ham).