Shyama Charan Lahiri or Lahiri Mahasaya, [also referred to as Yogiraj and Kashi Baba] (30 September 1828 – 26 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 ==
=== Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) ===
Quotes of Lahiri Mahasaya from Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) by Paramahansa YoganandaBy serving wise and ignorant sadhus, I am learning the greatest of virtues, pleasing to God above all others — humility.
Ch. 34 : Materializing a Palace in the HimalayasAlways remember that you belong to no one, and no one belongs to you. Reflect that some day you will suddenly have to leave everything in this world — so make the acquaintanceship of God now.
Ch. 35 : The Christlike Life of Lahiri MahasayaHe only is wise who devotes himself to realizing, not reading only, the ancient revelations.
Ch. 35 : The Christlike Life of Lahiri MahasayaSolve 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
== External links ==
Autobiography of a Yogi Ch. 34 : Materializing a Palace in the Himalayas, recounts Lahiri's meeting with Mahavatar Babaji
Autobiography of a Yogi Ch. 35 : The Christlike Life of Lahiri Mahasaya, includes many stories and teachings of Lahiri Mahasaya