... Yogiraj Shyamacharan Lahiree
Yogiraj Sri Shyamacharan Lahiree is the Fountain-Head of Kriyayoga, the same yogasadhana that has been practised in Sanatana Bharata since aeons by the great sages of the past. At the end of Kaliyuga, Bhagavan Shyamacharan made His Advent as a Householder to give declining Kriyayoga a push. During His lifetime by juxtaposing ordinary household existence with austere yogasadhana, He has reminded mankind of the ideal of Sanatana Bharata. He is therefore known as the God of Householders. more
All the Apophthegms of Yogiraj the Fountain-Head of Kriyayoga have been divulged to mankind through the sole endeavour of most honourable. Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee. It is solely he alone who has undertaken the stupendous task of promulgating the tenets of Yogiraj through literature and through establishing a world platform --- the construction of the stately temple at Kakdwip dedicated to Bhagavan Krishna-Shyamacharan thus awakening Yogiraj-consciousness. Thus halcyon days can be reinstated through these two mediums.
From the very inception of the temple till today, he has been it's Arch Co-ordinator i.e. deciding on the location (i.e.) Kakdwip, selecting the exact site, lending suggestions on the architectural and technical aspects and paying meticulous attention to other relevant details.
Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee has penned several books, articles, poems delineating the subtle philosophy of man hence the universe. Some of his books, articles, poems have been translated in over nine Indian languages like Hindi, Oriya, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi. Assamese and Malayalam are awaiting publication.
i) Dr. Chatterjee's first book in Bangla 'PRANAMAYAM JAGAT' was first published in June 1979- This book has been published in Telugu and in Hindi also. It graphically expounds about the sole cause and origin of the universe. The book is simple language explains the concept of Prana, it's all- pervasiveness and it's inextricability. This book is a must for all beginners who aspire to glean knowledge about Kriya yoga.
ii) His second book 'PURANA PURUSHA YOGIRAJ SRI SHAMA CHURN LAHIREE' - first Bangla edition was published in July 1981. This book is a remarkable blend of literature and philosophy based on the life of Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree Mahasaya, Fountain- Head of Kriya yoga. The book is a biography based on the ideals of Yogiraj and tenets of Kriyayoga. The authenticity of this biography lies in the preface where Satyacharan Lahiri Mahasaya grandson of Yogiraj Shama Churn Lahiree Mahasaya, commands his disciples the author, Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee who was then an elevated Kriyaban having meticulously and assiduously completed the higher stage of Kriya to write the biography. He had furnished many details regarding his Grandfather Shama Churn Lahiree to the author who has judiciously incorporated these into the book. This book has had a mass appeal throughout India and abroad. This is proved by the fact that this book has been translated and published in Telugu, Oriya, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati and French. The English version of this book has been published in January 31, 2000. Tamil has already been published, Malayalam and Assamese translations are awaiting publication. The French edition of this book was published in France in May 1997. The book 'PURANA PURUSHA' is a book of the millenium.
iii) Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee's third book 'SHAMACHURN KRIYAYOGA & ADVAITABAD' (Bangla) was first published in August 15, 1985. This book has been published in Hindi and Marathi. The English version is awaiting publication. This book details in dexterous prose the inevitability of the concept of non- duality. 100 important declarations out of the many made by Shama Churn have been dexterously culled and in lucid prose the intricacies of the essences latent in these quotations have been delivered. This book indirectly guides the reader to develop a longing for Kriya yoga.
iv) Dr. Chatterjee's fourth book 'YOGAPRABANDHE BHARATATMA'-- its first Bangla edition was published in 27.1.93. It is a compilation of 18 articles delineating the history, philosopby, yoga- essence of eternal Bharata and the avaricious play of the human mind. Man a victim of the gross sensory dispositions on reading this book will sit back and ponder; will endeavour to annihilate the grossness within him in gradual degrees; will realize the root of all sorrows and even if he succeeds a fraction of this, can aspire for a better morrow.