Paramahansa Yogananda’s Legacy 1

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Regarding Paramahansa Yogananda’s Legacy,

A highly advanced modern global spiritual teaching for this scientific age.
There is simply no historical precedent regarding Kriya Yoga in the history of India’s Sanatana Dharma for this present world cycle.
This is a global spiritual dispensation for humanity.
A restoration of Jesus teachings. Plus major proofs of ‘true Christs” of other faiths.
His mission was clear, vast, unique, divinely inspired, and free of ego and personal ambitions. His life and teachings brought a remarkable clarity to spiritual life,  which opened up the hidden truths for millions in the mainstream population.
After  the Master arrived in America in 1920, it soon became clear to Him that the best way this mission would fly in the modern world, would be through a centralized organization with clear and balanced policies & practices, free of dogmatism and cultism.
This Kriya Yoga lineage ended with Yogananda’s proclamation that there would be no successor Gurus after His demise. March 7, 1952.
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False recent claims persist on this by those with different purposes and agendas.]

This was rather in variance with the loosely organized operation of your Indian ashrams.  It was to be on a global scale with vastly different parameters.  With lessons and books available to the whole world. Although he prepared all this work, it was not until 2004 that the bulk of His revelations, including two new major world scriptures, were finally edited and published. His editors in chief all were able to accurately convey his writings.
The only delays in the final publication of these monumental works were the many years of preparation and research given to this project by those He appointed to do it, great souls who truly understood His mission and teachings. 
The final results were well worth waiting for!PY books 4

These two world revelatory scriptures – one on the Bhagavad Gita, and one on the New Testament are an inspiration to behold, and are both remarkable expressions of publication excellence as well.
He entrusted His well trained Spiritually advanced editors in chief to accurately prepare his writings for publishing. The were perfectly attuned to Him.

PY books 5Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers have done an excellent job in maintaining Yogananda’s true writings/teachings and the vision of His SRF/YSS legacy. Those whom Yogananda appointed to complete the monumental task of editing and publishing his works for future generations did a most outstanding job. Untold millions of lives are now being enriched ,saved, and enlightened by these books and the personal help devotees receive from YSS/Self- Realization Fellowship staff.
The teaching of the Master as published by Self-Realization are so far ahead of our time that even teachers who came 70 years after Yogananda really have nothing new to offer.  In fact even going centuries into the future will not make these teachings redundant.
This is the true restoration of the Gospels and the Gita teachings.

But in no way would this unique church be quite like many previous spiritual organizations on historical record. Unlike many NRM’s going back for millenniums,  the SRF/YSS managed to avoid being hijacked by any ambitious followers,[these attempts are still part of human nature and still will occasionally be rearing its head.] and also avoided splintering of the original organization. It became a New Religious Movement bringing many new methods and approaches, free of dogmatism, vain claims, false prophecies, and suffocating exclusiveness.
This spiritual path is based upon ancient time tested Yoga mystical teachings designed to help us achieve the immortal goal of Self-Realization (salvation) through grace and self-effort in this life[or in succeeding lifetimes]. A society that, even before it’s incorporation could point to its own illustrious lineage of divine Avatars, saints, and great devotees in both East and West. The Self-Realization Fellowship/YSS does not fit in the categories of “psychic,” “new age” movements, or “cults”,  a carelessly used word with its modern negative connotations.

Some, for their own reasons have been promoting their own brand of Kriya Yoga, claiming they have the real thing. [they are often adding hatha yoga postures as part of the Kriya yoga practice routine.] This would be difficult to prove as it is said that even Lahiri Mahasaya reduced originally received Krya Yoga practice to its basics. At any rate, the results of Yogananda’s teaching of this Kriya method has definitely produced results in loyal devotees that speak for themselves. It Works!

One part of Paramahansa Yogananda’s mission was to bring a balanced, relevant, and much needed clarified spiritual message to mankind, with new and original methods/approaches in modern contexts and expression. A message free of exclusivism, dogmatism, and arrogance. To be presented in what was to become the world’s most commonly spoken language, needing a minimum of scriptural or language translation, thereby helping this message maintain a more universal clarity. The framework He chose for this dispensation were the mystical scriptures of the New Testament and the Bhagavad Gita. Some may contest the authenticity or value of these ancient records. Both of these documents have served humanity’s spiritual needs for millennia, and still contain many valid treasures, as valid as any revelation since they were first introduced. Because time & man can ravage so many things, Paramahansa Yogananda’s revelation was to bring out the hitherto lost meanings,facts, and values of these ancient texts. Although this same attempt has been made by a number of others in the last few centuries, Yogananda’s commentaries and teachings on these matters can be seen as unique and enlightening, and very complete. The Masters elucidations prove the perennial value and agreement of these documents. There will always be a world of a difference between the work of academics/theologians and true God-knowing souls. It is also a credit to the Hindu tradition that considers the value & usefulness of what is written equally as important as any possible historical verifications. 
Fresh, inspiring directions and concepts await the new seeker reading all His works.
There have been numerous claims in previous centuries by would-be prophets [NRM leaders]. There were so many who claimed they were especially chosen to reveal the original teachings of other past prophets. Yogananda’s work & life appear outstanding in comparison to many of these. When one reads the SRF publications of His inspired writings and talks, the effect is no less that uplifting and life changing in every way. Especially if one follows up on His teachings with daily effort and loyalty. It will be many, many, centuries into the future before evolving mankind will be able to even suggest that this revelation seems out of date, or needs modernizing again. It is the very nature of a great spiritual dispensation that it is initially centuries ahead of its time when it appears. Divine inspiration of this quality is not easily superseded by trendy popular changes. Even then – this sacred path will still be fully valid for ones salvation.  The word of a true Avatar is world transforming!
Paramahansa Yogananda not only did most of his own spiritual writing, He was most wise in having the foresight to train editors who understood His teachings and were attuned with Him spiritually. Divine persons who were able to adjust to the evolution of that which they witnessed in the development of the expression of His ideas over time. Thus publishing future works which accurately expressed an excellent and accurate presentation of his total message/legacy for the world.
He came to clearly show us the essential and underlying truths upon which all true religion is based, concepts that will bring peace to this troubled world only when major reformations occur in said religions. The real inner worship which is based upon devotion and scientific Yoga Pranayama techniques (mental-energy-control), and is proving to be the primary blessing for this age.

Yogananda brought us a more balanced view of life and the spiritual that is a sure and very direct route to salvation, than the doubtful meandering labyrinths of theology hemmed in by the strictures of dogmatism. He showed us how to respect all true spiritual paths as many hued lights on the path of the spirit, while giving our loyalty and full attention to whichever one we would choose to work with. Directing the seeker from scattered eclectic approaches to a more concentrated enduring relationship with this living Masters path. One God-realized Guru can take us farther than 100 well intended philosophers, or a thousand blindly programmed clerics. And even much farther than our own subjective imaginings of where we think we are in the universal scheme. With the power of our own wills plus the wisdom and grace of the great ones we now have all the tools needed to reach our highest potential, as it is written,”Ye are God’s.”SRF_BOOKS-ROW1
Paramahansa Yogananda reintroduced the concept of personal growth based upon each ones own learning and experiential needs, rather than only as sets of fixed rules. He came from a tradition that was pretty well free of dogmatism. While explaining the better ways of and reasons for following the basic universal laws of harmonious living. He encouraged devotees to exercise their good judgment leading to a better moral life. His unique legacy covers a vast range of how to live principles and self-improvement methods for personal spiritual growth and salvation [as some call it]. The master tells us that we are all left to make those final choices as we learn and grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Reflecting the free will of the devotee.
His emphasizing and demonstrating of many new ways of making religion more scientific and less mysterious, more practical and less superstitious, more pluralistic, finds wide appeal with today’s better informed world consciousness.
Paramahansa Yogananda clarified many, many long-misunderstood, misrepresented, and hidden scriptural meanings, which for centuries had baffled the leaders and followers of many various religious movements. This was done from the mystical level using the intuitive spiritual awareness, rather than and intellectual/academic methods. Fully resulting in explanations that make much more sense accompanied by better results for the individual and society. His own life clearly testifies to His connection to the great source of truth – the universal Reality which many call God. These revealed concepts are at the same time consciousness enhancing, enlightening, balanced, harmonizing and progressive.
He did not come to necessarily start a new religion, but to instead show as clearly as possible the universal truths underlying all true religions, concepts which have an underlying unity of meaning and purpose. With harmonious/pluralistic basics that can bring us all together while not denying/devaluing the validity of the uniqueness and value of our own traditions. And those who are keen enough to grasp the real import of His great and timely message will be forerunners of a growing ecumenical global Interfaith cooperative movement leading to a true world brotherhood, and a greater chance for lasting world peace. Not by everyone following the same religion, but by awakening to the highest teachings within each and every true faith/path.

To show how the teachings of many great faiths are universal Paramahansa Yogananda wrote very enlightening commentaries on major scriptures from their inner meanings at the mystical level – the level of the “True Religion in every faith”. These writings are described further on elsewhere on these pages. In these and other works He created a fresh array of innovative and motivating approaches to inspire humanities sense of well-being, peace, and religious cooperation, rather than claims that would create division & conversion. Teaching that Everyone’s first duty is convert oneself(not others) to the wisdom that one professes to believe in, before attempting to convert others to it. This takes a great deal of time and effort and would make our spiritual efforts far more rewarding. Keeping in mind that we must change ourselves very deeply before professing to know how to change others.
In all of his prolific writings you will not find a slur or hint of prejudice against anyone else’s person, faith, prophet, nationality, or spiritual path. This respectful attitude and universal love flows naturally not only from His pluralistic Hindu roots, but also from His unprejudiced Yogic training and base, and from His sense of oneness with all other beings. Although, like all true mystics, Paramahansa Yogananda was also a great teacher who claimed no limiting sectarian identity for Himself. He showed us the true balance between maintaining our individuality while at the same time developing our sense of community, two vital and essential elements for a better world and our own personal development. This was mainly accomplished by basing His Self-Realization Fellowship on a different footing with a high level of quality spiritual leadership. An impeccable devoted forward-looking and versatile leadership which has carried on till this day with great insight for the benefit of all who would truly work with the Masters path.

Paramahansa Yogananda’s  main message was one of Loyalty, Grace, Divine love, Kriya Yoga,  Self-effort, & scientific Yoga meditation as a way to know God and experience intuitive guidance for a better life. There was not a single important life area He left unexplained, as an aid in making our search for truth more successful, practical, and life fulfilling and SELF-TRANSFORMATIVE for each devotee. From the very moment a true GURU introduces himself to you, through temporary obedience He brings you to the greatest freedom humans an ever know in this world or beyond.
These are only a few of the reasons that Paramahansa Yogananda stands out as an unparalleled modern spiritual prophet in this age.
The Quality and History of His life tells us the rest! We are privileged to be living in an age where so recent a history with living witnesses is available.

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Some thoughts on June 27, 2013
When it comes to being a devotee of “Paramahansa Yogananda,”
He was crystal clear 
about telling us to remain loyal members of His only Path – Self-Realization Fellowship/YSS.
The blessings [grace] of the great masters flows through this divine path  of  Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Sat Sangha [India]. 

One can see the value of this in SRF history, just look at the spiritual legacy of wisdom and divine examples that Paramahansa Yogananda has left us! I thank SRF/YSS leadership for so accurately/faithfully maintaining the Master’s Legacy for future millenniums. You can trust SRF publications fully. 
Judging by past results, this scientific lifestyle of Kriya Yoga really works – just the way He taught us.

Now of course everyone seems to want to get in on this somehow in their own way,
whether 
or not they first fully appreciated or understood this divine plan.
You will be tempted by exaggerated friendliness, promises of teaching positions, fake titles,
a more advanced teaching, rumors etc.
It is simply 
just human nature – “everybody wants to be a teacher.” Ready or not!
And a few outside of SRF want to revise all the teachings.
Whether they are spiritually ready 
or not. JD Walters was a sad example of this.
He never got over his obsessions of wanting the leadership of Yogananda’s work.
He was just not one those master trained for such a position! Master knew better!
When you fail to “change yourself first” as Yogananda often said, you are not
ready to be anyone else’s teacher, and your life becomes a sad misguided mess as with JDW. 

In Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi someone (SY) makes a comment about –
” some persons try to make themselves look taller by chopping off the heads of others.”
This reminds me of all those wannabe gurus out there claiming to have something different, or original, while trying to knock Yogananda’s SRF/YSS approach down. They really have nothing new or better to offer – just ignore them! Most aren’t even close! Yes, I am aware that there are many good paths to divine realization- just watch out for the wannabees.
They are really coming out of the woodwork these days with the most imaginary claims as to why one should leave SRF for their personal product. Don’t be fooled by every new claim and gimmick. It was always thus!
Don’t be distracted by every new “guru”on the scene, going elsewhere will not usually make up for why you are not satisfied with your present spiritual progress. One of the great keys to success in Kriya Yoga is understanding your own mind, introspect and see what you are missing where you are, how can you make more effort. Reread those lessons etc. If you disagree with this, you didn’t read the right edition of Autobiography of a Yogi[orange cover].

I have read somewhere that Lahiri Mahasaya did not teach Kriya Yoga the same
way to everyone, as different folks had different needs. And in the final analysis
there is never only one way to do anything. So what is the best way.
From the results we see in this SRF/YSS path of so many great realized souls,
I would say that Yoganandaji truly got it right. Persons who are not even in
SRF any longer admit that they did get great results from their SRF lessons.
Yet there is always with some persons that restless urge to prove themselves
by starting their own path and having their own devotees around. When I read
what some of them have been saying and doing one has to wonder just how
distorted things are becoming outside of Self-Realization Fellowship/YSS.
That is where some are trying to change Yogananda’s vision and teachings
prejudiced by their own desire to seem famous and appear authoritative. They really have little to show for their efforts besides a lot of talking, insults, and/or writing.

Some also make the  false comment that Yogananda did not want to teach the most advanced methods because it was so new to America. I believe that what He gave us in the SRF Lessons etc will take anyone as far as you want to go! Nowhere does the master say, “after a while you will need to change paths to take something [you imagine] is more advanced. It never works that way. Deeper attunement and loyalty with your living Guru will take you as far as anyone could ever wish to go.

By the way – if you really want to see some great media/films about Yogananda,
The Self-Realization Fellowship has now come out with the great bio documentary-
News for October of 2014; see Awake! The Life of Yogananda Trailer 1, then see this amazing film.

One can even compare this situation with people publishing about Yogananda.
Self-Realization Fellowship is light years ahead of anything published by
other groups, besides being original and in tune with the master’s vision.

(to be continued) Namaste, pyislove……………

Paramahansa Yogananda’s Legacy is Self-Realization Fellowship

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 The Master Says, “Meditation is the science of God‑realization and the bringer of true light and happiness into our lives. It is the most practical science in the world. Most people would want to meditate if they understood its value and experienced its beneficial effects. The ultimate object of meditation is to attain conscious awareness of God – That one Reality that underlies this dream world, and the soul’s eternal oneness with Him. What achievement could be more purposeful and useful than to harness limited human faculties to the omnipresence and omnipotence of our Creator?” God‑realization FROM MEDITATION bestows on the meditater the blessings of true LIGHT, PEACE, LOVE, JOY, POWER, AND WISDOM.

NOTE; FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT GAINED THE ABOVE RESULTS.
You may have lacked proper understanding, methodology, practice, motives, and Patience!
Read His wisdom again in SRF books and Lessons,
keep trying and peace, love, and Joy will happen!
Healing and Light and Self-Realization will happen!

“Meditation utilizes concentration in its highest form. Concentration consists in freeing the attention from distractions and in focusing it on any thought in which one may be interested. Meditation is that special form of concentration in which the attention has been liberated from restlessness and is focused on God. Meditation, therefore, is concentration used to know God….”

“The first proof of God’s presence is an ineffable peace.
This evolves into joy humanly inconceivable.
Once you have touched the Source of truth and life, all nature will respond to you.
“Finding God within, you will find Him without, in all people and all conditions.”
                                                             — Paramahansa Yogananda, Metaphysical Meditations, (c) SRF

Our London SRF Meditation Circle has weekly meditation services
based upon  service readings format established by Paramahansa Yogananda.
Come and experience the Awareness expanding LIGHT , LOVE,  & PEACE of proper group meditation.

We have been meeting  here for many years and invite you
to call us at;
  519-438-4744 , or 519-472-3066
 for times, directions, and other meeting details.

We are planning to have a mid-week Study group studying and meditating
           on the inspiring writings of Paramahansa Yogananda. [2014]

Yogananda created the Self-Realization Fellowship/YSS as His sole and uniquely authorized non-sectarian NRM to publish and disseminate the great Babajis teachings of Kriya Yoga as taught to Him by the Great Ones – Lahiri Mahasaya and Swami Sri Yukteswar.  Some persons  like to dispute which version of Kriya Yoga is most pure/complete. The master said:”That same kriya Yoga that my Guru taught me, I have given you.” The fact remains that Yogananda has left us a thoroughly proven system that will take one all the way to cosmic consciousness. You can test it in the laboratory of your own life.
Once one becomes a student of SRF Lessons course, nothing else is really needed. This course includes ongoing phone counseling to all SRF/YSS students of the Lessons Course…
There will be nothing accomplished by sitting at the feet of every new teacher on the block.
Unless you know absolutely that the new one is greater than Yogananda. You don’t!
Everything one will ever need is in these SRF Lessons exactly as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.
Self-Realization Fellowship & Yogananda are one. It will take you to cosmic consciousness with the Masters help all along the way. I experience the Guru’s help every day! And that does not even include all those other unique and inspiring revelations published by Self-Realization Fellowship -His only org.

You can get a good idea who we are by reading Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi”(orange cover).
This SRF Publishers complete edition is also available in ebook format. [do not buy 1946 editions]

Another major revelation shared by Paramahansa Yogananda are the Restoration of the True teachings and concommitance of the the Bible Gospels and the Bhagavad Gita from India. Read His “The Yoga of Jesus” for a better idea of what His message is. Also read, “Autobiography of a Yogi” (orange cover editions from Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers are the only up to date, complete, and accurate editions. ( now available on Kindle from Amazon & itunes ..) Avoid the 1946 edition.
Everything that is missing from the Gospels can be found in the holy Bhagavad Gita of India, and Yogananda’s SRF writings.

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The Master also authorized only SRF/YSS Mother Center in LA USA to approve of future qualified Kriya Yoga teachers/initiators and ministers on a yearly basis who would use Yogananda’s name and teachings to assist this great cause initiated by the great ones. Persons who contradict this and other wishes of Yogananda have their own ways.

SRF GROUP MEDITATION will enrich your spiritual life and was a most
 important recommendation by Yogananda for all serious devotees.
Bring more peace and harmony into your personal life.

Enjoy the participation in our Self-Realization Fellowship community.
Group meditation will accelerate your self-transformative process. 

You can learn more about advanced Kriya Yoga meditation course by
contacting SRF Mother Centre or visiting  www.yogananda-srf.org
This web site will tell you much about Yogananda’s only organization
and offers free basic meditation instructions to all visitors…………

WHAT IS SELF-REALIZATION ?
Paramahansa Yogananda tells us that; “Self-Realization is the knowing-in body, mind and soul- that we are one with the omnipresence of God; that we do not have to pray that it come to us, that we are not merely near it at all times, but that God’s omnipresence is our omnipresence ; that we are just as much a part of Him now as we ever will be. ……
All we have to do is improve our knowing.”

SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP IS THE MOST RELIABLE, ACCURATE & COMPLETE SOURCE
FOR TEACHINGS AND PUBLICATIONS ABOUT PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA and KRIYA YOGA.

SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP IS NOT exactly A NEW AGE TEACHING.
SRF/YSS is similar to “New thought ” teachings, plus the science of KRIYA YOGA
With great emphasis on meditation and balanced living.

Self-Realization Fellowship IS NOT A SUB GROUP OF ANY OTHER RELIGION.
It is non-sectarian! It is uniquely original and new! It is one of a kind!
I only wish that those who write about it would learn more about it first!

SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP is the only Kriya Yoga group recommended & founded by Paramahansa Yogananda.
SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP TEACHES THE COMPLETE KRIYA YOGA, including the higher Kriyas necessary to
reach the highest levels of Divine awareness,
 [ often called by many “the kingdom of heaven” or “Salvation”]

Taking Kriya Yoga initiation via Yogananda’s SRF/YSS will give you all you will ever need to reach cosmic consciousness,
as for those who imagine they have a better kriya yoga, or a so-called “original”KY etc, they have yet to learn there never was “only one way” for all. Even Lahiri Mahasaya gave differing initiations to different devotees according to their needs.
But if you want to work with Yogananda’s way,  He is the last Guru and strongly recommended joining Self-Realization Fellowship, and taking the SRF Lessons course in order to gain all the benefits and blessings of these teachings.

MEDITATION AND STUDY GROUPS ARE OPEN TO ALL SINCERE SEEKERS / MEDITATORS.

Jesus the Christ            Mahavatar Babaji        Swami Sri Yukteswar /Paramahansa Yogananda/ Lahiri Mahasaya    Bhagavan Krishna

These  LIVING PROPHETS (Gurus) are the great examples that guide and protect the lives of all sincere Kriya Yoga devotees of the One Reality.  These  manifestations of the Divine Reality represent our main inspiration and sources of  wisdom to awaken us from the worlds dream.
There Never Was – “ONLY ONE WAY.” The True picture of what ancient scriptures really mean can only be ascertained by looking at the whole picture of thousands of years of all this worlds spiritual history. Anything less will only keep one bound to dogmatism and the narrowest view of life.

True UNITY IN DIVERSITY only happens when one does not practice claims of exclusivism and abrogation of previous true scriptures. Group Meditation accelerates ones spiritual transformation and creates a healthy world community of freedom, light, and joy.

The prime message and teachings of the Great Ones is ….
“Change yourself First, then you will see clearly to enlighten others.” pp

We also honor the SAINTS AND SAGES OF ALL TRUE PATHS  and do not abrogate their teachings.
This is a balanced non-sectarian spiritual path that will enhance your awareness
of the Divine regardless of your present affiliation.

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PYisLOVE says: 24 December 2012 re Amazon.com reply comment to ;

People should become aware that when a review says;
“This review is from: Autobiography of a Yogi
(Reprint of the Philosophical library 1946 First Edition) (Paperback)”
This and any blue covered out of date 1946 editions are all from
Crystal Clarity publishers [aka ananda], and are editions Paramahansa Yogananda
began changing as soon as it was published..do you know better than the Guru?

The orange covered edition which is now on kindle for $1.99 ARF Edition only [2014] is the
only complete up to date edition which clearly represents the final instructions
for this book by Yogananda himself. It is the only edition as Yogananda wanted it to be .
And if you don’t like cheap 5mp cameras! -[ you should really try the rebel series like T5i or 7d.]
This is like the difference 
with the earlier out of date 1946 editions and the newer orange Autobiography of a Yogi  .

SRF Editions give you the full story,  fullest quality, and the best for your money.
It is in fact Yogananda’s most advanced and complete edition of this book per his wishes!

I fully trust the quality and accuracy of SRF publishers on this book.
These were the people who truly understood these teachings
and remained loyal 
to Yogananda’s work since his passing in 1952.
Yogananda Himself made many changes to this book from the start…..

The whole thing has resulted in a spiritual masterpiece
that is changing the
 way people see spirituality in today’s world……

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Practice being in the Divine Light.

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LIVING IN THE DIVINE LIGHT !                  Photo (c) PYislove xfp

THIS WEEKS AFFIRMATION;

“I am submerged in the Eternal Light,
it permeates every particle of my being.
I live in that Light.
The Holy Spirit fills me within and without.”  

 by Paramahansa Yogananda (c) SRF LA USA

Changing human behavior depends upon changing ones consciousness, which can be greatly effected by spiritual chanting with or without music. The mental repetition of and idea with feeling and concentration can aid in reshaping the world you live in both the inner and the outer world. Time and effort win the day!

Also See:>>  http://hassrflostitsway.blogspot.ca/20/1209/01_archive.html

The Master said; “A master bestows the divine experience of cosmic consciousness when his disciple, by meditation, has strengthened his mind to a degree where the vast vistas would not overwhelm him. The experience can never be given through one’s mere intellectual willingness or open- mindedness. Only adequate enlargement of consciousness by yoga practice and devotional bhakti can prepare the mind to absorb the liberating shock of omnipresence. It comes with a natural inevitability to the sincere devotee. His intense craving begins to pull at God with an irresistible force. “

Page 128, Autobiography of a Yogi [orange cover] ©Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers, LA USA.

Note; From then on, the disciple no longer depends upon the master and repeats this experience at his own leisure.
In the Guru -disciple relationship, the guru shows the devotee from the beginning how to achieve true freedom in every way.
Obedience to the Guru is never a “blind”experience. It is both scientific and clear in both reason and feelings.


[The God referred to here, is “That” One Reality “Brahman”.]

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Wisdom of Paramahansa Yogananda

Wisdom in the Olive!

Paramahansa Yogananda said;
“Once a man gave some olives to another who had never seen olives, and said,
“These have a lot of oil in them. “This person cut open the fruit but could see no oil .
Then his friend showed him how to squeeze the olives in order to extract the oil from the pulp.
So it is with God. Everything in the universe is saturated with His presence – the twinkling of the stars,
the rose, the song of the bird, our minds. His being[reality] permeates everything, everywhere.
But one has to metaphorically “squeeze” God out of His material concealment.
by Paramahansa Yogananda, page 54, from “the Yoga of Jesus,” SRF Publishers, LA USA.

Comment by PYilsove;;;;;;
This is just how tricky the mind is to us. We naturally imagine that to see what is in something you can just open it up.
Yet with microscopic substances or invisible energies this does not work so easily. We must now use other approaches, tools, and techniques.
This is where the one sided intellectual and the one sided emotional persons often fail. Patience and persistence are also needed at times.
These alone are not only unbalanced in approaches but they lack the proper tools and/or methodology and skills and openness of mind to reach accurate conclusions. That is because the ego keeps repeating that we already know what we don’t know.
In this case one had to squeeze and compress instead of dissecting and opening up to reveal the contents.
Here’s where the science of Yoga Meditation comes in –
it perfects and intensifies our powers of concentration while steadying the mind
to see a clearer image of anything we wish to understand. It gives us a balalnced view of our subject.
It also removes all that trauma we call sin. It takes us on an inward journey to reality and away from
the dream world of material relativity. We become sane and whole, and one with Reality/God consciousness/

Otherwise houses just get built on sand – a foundation that will eventually crumble.
Oh! Everything looks great Now!
Just wait till you learn more, especially about yourself……

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Rediscovering Yogananda on Loyalty to SRF/YSS

 “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.”

 

  A-Y_COVER22 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.

The master also left written and verbal instructions stating that He wanted all this work centered from SRF Mother Center.

Self-Realization and Kriya Yoga link –

Paramahansa Yogananda’s prime wish/teaching ,
was for true Kriya Yoga devotees support and work
through His only org  Self-Realization Fellowship / Yogoda Sat Sangha (India).

He said,  “To be known by God is everything. Like Buddha who gave up everything,
live only for God, Self-Realization Fellowship, & Guru’s work,
& you will attain everlastingness in Heaven.”
[
From a letter to James Lynne in 1935]
Also Read Page 410 Autobiography of a Yogi from SRF Publishers© (orange cover).
Many Kindle 1946 editions are out of date !

Yogananda also wrote to another devotee;” this is not the end of your relationship with
Self-realization Fellowship, but only the beginning…….stay in touch with mother center…..”

Nowhere did He suggest that the devotee would need to seek elsewhere for more lessons and methods,
                                         for other teachers and guides etc. In master’s Lessons Course, writings, and examples we have it all!
Even His personal attention and blessings are always with us – He is a “Living Guru.”

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