November 27, 2021

Chakra Guide



Top of head







+ Between eyes

Spiritual eye






Super Ether


+ Leo


- Medulla Oblongata



Chandra (Moon)


Rahu (Ascending node of Moon)

Cat’s Eye

Ketu (Descending node of Moon)


- Cancer










+ Virgo
- Gemini


Rushing Waters






Breath Control





+ Libra
- Taurus













+ Scorpio
- Aries













+ Sagittarius
- Pisces




Base of spine










+ Capricorn
- Aquarius




Bija – seed mantras - navratna – 9 gems

SUNDAY - Ruby – Surya – Sun - Vitality, energy, magnetism, willpower
Om sum surya yanamaha

MONDAY - Pearl - Chandra – Moon - Enjoyment, peace, contentment, happiness
Om som soma yanamaha

TUESDAY - Red Coral – Mangala – Mars – Self-control, focus, power, energy, will power, can do spirit
Om mang mangala yanamaha

WEDNESDAY - Emerald – Budha – Mercury – Speech, clarity, communication, perception, intelligence
Om bum budha yanamaha

THURSDAY -Yellow Sapphire - Bṛhaspati – Jupiter– Guru to the Gods
Om gum gurave namaha

FRIDAY - Diamond – Shukra – Venus – Creative spark, “divine sugar”
Om shum shukra yanamaha

SATURDAY -Blue Sapphire – Shani – Saturn
Om sham shanaye yanamaha

Hessonite – Rahu - Ascending node of Moon – Ida – Extroverted – Pull us into the world
Om ram rahave namaha

Cat’s Eye - Ketu - Descending node of Moon – Pingala – Introversion – Inner perception
Om kem ketave namaha

August 22, 2020

Ananda has re-published Swami Kriyananda's short booklet "The Road Ahead."

It was  doomy and gloomy when first published in the troubled times of 1973, so fits our current Covid and strained international relations of 2020.

Well worth a read if you've not come across  it before.   It has been 7 years since Kriyanandaji's passing in 2013 and almost 70 since Yoganadaji's at the height of the Korean War in 1952.

May 31, 2020

New Dwapara Yuga cover

Dwapara Yuga - age of energy
Dwapara Yuga - age of energy
This blog and most recent posts on are a great place to see new dwapara related info.

May 3, 2020

Dwapara Yuga blog now on Facebook and Twitter

It has been a pleasure to see so many new web sites, blogs, social media groups, and books come out around the Yugas over the past dozen or so years.

Blog posting is now done via social media


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February 22, 2015

7th laptop donated to children in the developing world

OLPC Donated Laptops - Dwapara Yuga
OLPC Donated Laptops - Dwapara Yuga
All profits from the Dwapara Yuga blog, associated apps and books are donated to the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) Foundation.
For the author, access to the Apple ][ personal computer decades ago was a gateway to knowledge, from technology, to modern business and modern spirituality, an opportunity that OLPC today affords to children in the developing world.

OLPC donations of all profits continuing in 2017.

October 30, 2007

Dwapara Yuga & Yogananda's message to the world

Dwapara Yuga Message to the World
Dwapara Yuga Message to the World
Perhaps you will agree, that the world is facing a crisis. What is the cause of it, and what is the remedy?
All nations have to follow the influence of the ascending and descending yugas. The present world crisis is due to the upward climb of Dwapara Yuga; in order for the world to become better, evil must be expunged. The forces of evil will cause their own destruction, thus assuring the survival of the righteous nations. The conflict between good and evil has been going on since the dawn of history. But as the world is moving upward through the Dwapara Yuga, the electrical or atomic age,there is greater potential not only for good, but also for destruction through the misuse of technology by those who are greedy and desire power. In keeping with the influence of Dwapara Yuga, technology is rapidly moving the general populace to higher levels of achievement. But the progress also creates a greater gap between the achievers and the nonachievers. This foments jealousies and social, economic and political troubles.
The same session continues with:

Would you like to give a message to the world?

My brothers and sisters of the world: Please remember that God is our Father and he is One. We are all His children, and as such we should adopt constructive means to help each other become physically, mentally, financially and spiritually ideal citizens of the United States of the World. If in a community of 1000 persons each individual tries by graft, fighting and chicanery to enrich himself at the expense of others, each person will have 999 enemies; whereas if each person cooperates with the others - physically, mentally, financially and spiritually - each one will have 999 friends. If all nations helped one another through love, the whole world would live in peace with ample opportunity for promoting the well-being of all.

When every soul will rise above petty divisions in true spiritual understanding, world misery will be consumed by the fire of realization of the universality of God and the brotherhood of man.

Such media as radio and television and air travel have brought us all together as never before. We must learn that it can no longer be Asia for Asiatics, Europe for Europeans and America for Americans, and so on, but a United States of the World under God, in which every human being can be an ideal citizen of the globe with every opportunity for fulfillment in body, mind and soul.

That would be my message, my plea, to the world.
These excerpts are from a 1951 (251 Dwapara) interview with Paramhansa Yogananda, reported in Journey to Self-Realization, published by SRF.

Yogananda is pictured with St Lynn, his successor as president of SRF.  Both wear crosses, emphasizing Jesus Christ as the savior of the West (... with Krishna as the savior of the East, the same messages but with different emphases).

September 23, 2007

Ben Franklin - epitome of Dwapara Yuga

Ben Franklin - Poster Boy of Dwapara Yuga
Ben Franklin - Poster Boy of Dwapara Yuga
Born in 1706 (6 Dwapara), the dawn of Dwapara Yuga, Ben Franklin epitomized it, a religious maverick, self-made man, great traveler (spending decades in France and England), successful businessman and scientist, ultimately that rarest breed of politician that acts for the people rather than himself and his cronies.

His life is summarized in the phrase "He seized the lightning from the sky and the scepter from the hand of tyrants" that embodies the themes of understanding of subtle energies (nature of lightning that he discovered) and breaking down of barriers (rejecting the King of England and his misrule) that characterize Dwapara Yuga. The country he founded more than any other embodies the energy of Dwapara Yuga, tempering its sometime excessive materialism with Christian values and now Yogic knowledge from India.

Franklin was a proponent of all religions. He prayed to "Powerful Goodness" and referred to God as the "infinite". He was a true champion of generic religion, seen as a Catholic by Catholics, Protestant by Protestants and Quaker by Quakers.

His self-written epitaph was "The Body of B. Franklin Printer; Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost: For it will, as he believ'd, appear once more, In a new & more perfect Edition, Corrected and Amended By the Author."

Thus his belief in reincarnation is his epitaph.

In 1733, Franklin began to publish the famous Poor Richard's Almanack under the nom de plume of Poor Richard. Franklin frequently wrote under pseudonyms although it was no secret that he was the author.

Franklin's Autobiography & Almanac

(c) All Rights Reserved 2007

August 9, 2007

Dwapara Yuga Short References

Dwapara Yuga - age of energy
Dwapara Yuga - age of energy
It is recommended to shop around for rare items since one site may have them for $100+ and another for $10.

A researcher, following information in each of these books could easily produce a list of hundreds of titles. The following are just a short list, or beginning point. It's especially important to read outside of any one group's publications since each group emphasizes themes important to itself and downplays others.

In martial arts, the students of a master do not necessarily resemble the master, or indeed each other in techniques, yet share an essentially unity of effectiveness in combat. An army of clones, is symbolic of an effective teaching program but not necessarily mastery. In a modern army, the most effective soldiers are the most individualistic in special forces, and those who most resemble one another march in parades, do guard duties or are used for infantry assaults (Braveheart - "Use up the Irish. The dead cost nothing")  . God's grace whether in martial arts or spiritual awakening is not like a production line of identical cars, different only in their Sunday clothes.


Original list from the 2007 Dwapara Book:

1894 The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar
1933 Astrological World Cycles by Tara Mata
1936 A Search in Secret India by Paul Brunton
1946 Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
1947 Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
1953 The worldly philosophers by Robert Heilbroner
1956 Books that changed the world by Robert Downs
1964 Modern Warfare by Roger Trinquier
1969 Priceless Precepts by Kamala Silva
1973 The Road Ahead by Swami Kriyananda

1980 Christ Consciousness by Norman Paulsen
1985 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda "M"
1990 Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis
1991 Treasures Against Time by Brenda Lewis
1992 The Spiritual Seekers Guide by Steven S. Sadleir
1993 Trilogy of Divine Love by Durga Mata
1995 Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo
1996 Divine Romance by Yogananda
1997 Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies by Jim Schnabel
2000 Journey to self-realization by Yogananda
2001 Autobiography of a spiritually incorrect mystic by Osho
2001 When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
2002 Out of the Labyrinth by Swami Kriyananda
2002 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
2004 The Palgrave companion to North American Utopias
2004 Way of the warrior by Reid and Croucher
2006 The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Kriyananda
2006 The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
2006 Paramhansa Yogananda Life Portrait and Reminiscences by Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta

2006 A Collection of Biographies of four Kriya Yoga Gurus by Swami Satyananda
2007 Revelations of Christ by Swami Kriyananda

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