About the Author:
Yogacharya Vacaspati Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee, author of this book was born in 1933 in West Bengal. The sudden demise of his mother when he was away in service intensely agonized him. He grew averse to material pursuits and became spiritually inclined. He received initiation in Kriya yoga in April 1961. He reached the pinnacle of kriyayoga within a short span. His three Gurus were stalwarts in this discipline. His first Gurun was Sri Annada Charan Sastri (Bhattacharya) disciple of Panchanan Bhattacharya, an elevated disciple of Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree. After Sastriji's demise, Dr. Chatterjee obtained initiation from Sundarlal lala of Varanasi, Disciple of Yogiraj and later from Sri Satyacharan Lahiri, grandson of yogiraj. Today Yogacharya Vacaspati Chatterjee is acknowledged as a World Kriyayoga Master.
Being an ardent devotee of Sanatana Dharma's Polestar, Yogiraj Shama Churn Lahiree and to propagate his ideals and tenets before the masses so that they derive the right path, the right enlightenment, he has penned many books in bengali, illustrating the science of kriyayoga. most of his books have been published in Indian languages like Hindi, Oriya, Telugu, Marathi, Gujrati, Tamil, Malayalam, Assamese editions are awaiting publication. 'Purana Purusha Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree' has been published in French also. his other books (English editions) are also awaiting publication. He has authored quite a number of articles delineating the science hence rationality of kriyayoga.
He has founded 'Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission' and temple of yogiraj at kakdwip, West Bengal, India with the objective that mankind can derive the Kriyayoga revived by Yogiraj. He has organised philanthropic activities through this Mission. to further Yogiraj consciousness he has travelled throughout india and in many places in the orient and Occident. People irrespective of caste, creed, colour, nation, language, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, buddhists, Jains, untouchables, renouncers, are all coming under his aegis and are finding in him their haven and panacea for all evils. He has a large following throughout India and abroad like USA, England, France, Spain, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Bangladesh etc.The author expounds that all-pervasive Purana is dharma and God. The total creation of man, insects, animals, trees, water, earth, air, fire, sky all have the same dharma and belong to one Master. Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee was invited as the sole representative form India to participate in the Partliament of World Religions held at Val St. Hugon, Grance in 1997 convened by Balai Lama and sponsored by UNO, UNESCO, UNCHR, At this Parliament of World Religions, he upheld the tenets of Sanatana yogadharma to the world with a clarion voice. His brilliant exegesis on the subject of love, peace and solidarity-one world, one religion, one God, one man at the Parliament of World Religions received tumultous applause. All those present at this Paliament like representatives form all this Parliament like representatives from all religions; scientists; philosophers; journalists; the audience; being spellbound by his profound wisdom and eloquence, conferred on him paens of praise. French newspapers commented on him to be a 'wise worthy dignified sage'; 'a seer' 'a visionary' etc.
A civic reception graced by luminaries form all walks of life was accorded to him on 10th june 1998 in Calcutta.