“Always associate with those who are loyal to God and the Great Gurus and
you will find your life becoming the highest type of life. Be true to the
truth of Self-Realization teachings and you shall find your life filled
with the glory of Spirit, with the effulgence of the Almighty.”
—Paramahansa Yogananda, Lecture © SRF Publishers LA USA
Quotes and photos ; http://www.angelfire.com/hero/yogananda/greatparks2/
“Those who join us on this path of Self-realization are not connected to some printing press, but to a line of God-realized masters. God Himself, through them, overshadows this work. All who follow it sincerely, with devotion, will be brought to Him.” Paramahansa Yogananda
— Paramahansa Yogananda, Founder of Self-Realization Fellowship was clearly referring to His only organization (SRF/YSS)
when He says; “on this path of Self-Realization,” and “God Himself, through them, overshadows overshadows this work,”
Copy of a Handwritten note by Paramahansa Yogananda to a devotee;
In a handwritten note titled Kriya Yoga (click the WRITTEN link to see photos of handwriting), Paramahansaji expressed these thoughts to be conveyed to new initiates about the close association between KRIYA, SRF AND THE LINE OF GURUS:
“This is not the end of your relationship with SRF or Kriya Yoga—but the beginning.
Keep contact with headquarters &you will be linked with the Masters, by which salvation is reached quickly…Some take Kriya Yoga and become fully satisfied and forget all about the link of the masters—
they will never reach God.”
“Kriya Yoga is the fastest airplane route to God, but it has to be piloted by the gurus—SRF teachings regularly received.”
This is an excerpt from an interview with Sri Daya Mata by Saurabb Bhattacharya for “Life Positive,” a magazine in India, that was in the SRF Magazine, Fall 1999:
Q; Some people claiming their ancestry to Sri Yukteswar and Lahiri Mahasaya are teaching Kriya Yoga in the West. Please comment.
Daya Mata replies; “Receiving Kriya Yoga is more than obtaining a set of instructions; it means forming a sacred bond between one’s soul and the guru sent by God to lead one back to Him– for it is when practiced within the auspices of that holy relationship that Kriya can fully impart its blessings.
And a person’s choice of guru is a completely individual matter between that devotee and God; it is not for anyone else to comment on. What we tell people is that if they wish to enter the guru-disciple relationship with Paramahansa Yogananda, then the YSS/SRF teaching is the way to do so. He promised that he and his paramgurus would guide and guard the spiritual progress of all who receive Kriya initiation through the society he himself established for this purpose, if they keep in tune through faithful practice of the teachings.” END>>>>
Notes by PYislove; This edition of Paramahansa Yogananda’s classic AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI with the orange cover is published by Self-Realization Publishers. Yogananda’s publishers.It represents many updated changes that were done by Yogananda himself and his editors in chief according to His directions. It is the only complete and most accurate edition clearly representing the Master’s final visions for His great spiritual legacy. Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers are the sole heir and copyright owners authorized by Yogananda to publish and own his works. He established a publications council to approve of all completed works before publication.
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