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Yogananda Site is a lay devotee site about Paramahansa Yogananda and his teachings; the Gurus and their roles in the SRF/YSS lineage; the roles and importance of Yogananda’s organization Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, his SRF/YSS Monastic Order and his inner circle of disciples; the truth about controversies relevant to Yogananda and his organization; talk quotes from SRF/YSS monastics.  This site is not an official site of  SRF/YSS.

For the official websites of SRF/YSS go here:  Self-Realization Fellowship and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

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SRF GURU LINEAGE

“As a matter of special divine dispensation, through Christ, Krishna, Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, and Swami Sri Yukteswar I was selected to spread the Kriya Yoga science worldwide through the united original yoga of Krishna and original Christianity of Christ as represented in the teachings of Self-Realization Fellowship.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda – A brief overview of his life, SRF link

The Spiritual Lineage – SRF link

Paramahansa Yogananda Comes to the West to Spread Kriya Yoga

Revival of Kriya Yoga Through the Lineage of SRF/YSS Gurus

Love and Loyalty to Gurus, the Teachings and SRF/YSS, Handwritten Letters

Changes to the SRF/YSS Altar After the Passing of Paramahansaji

Claims of Incarnations and Messages From the SRF/YSS Gurus

The Meaning and Spelling of the Title “Paramahansa”

Lahiri Mahasaya ~ Original Photo and Two Paintings

“There will always be at the head of this organization men and women of realization. They are already known to God and the Gurus.  They shall serve as my spiritual successor and representative in all spiritual and organizational matters.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

GURU-PARAMPARA – The Passing of the Spiritual Mantle

Paramahansaji Speaks to Mrinalini Mata about His Successors and the Work

SRF TEACHINGS

“When I am gone the teachings will be the guru….Through the teachings you will be in tune with me and the great gurus who sent me.”  Paramahansa Yogananda

A New Revelation of The Bhagavad Gita for the Modern World – Paramahansa Yogananda

Christ Appears to Yogananda ~ The Second Coming of Christ

The Final Years ~ Completing the Writings; Revision of Earlier Works, Mrinalini Mata

Paramahansaji’s 1948 Great Samadhi, Completing His Writings ~~ Daya Mataji

The Power of Yogananda’s SRF Lessons~ Bro. Bhaktananda

Paramahansaji, Seer of Sacred Scripture ~ Writing and Editing Described by Mrinalini Mata

Master’s Great Samadhi / “Vision of Visions” of 1948 ~ Mrinalini Mata

“As I have brought this teaching to you and kept it pure as it was given to me by God and my Guru, so I give you this responsibility: keep it pure, undiluted by anything.”  Paramahansaji

“Why doesn’t SRF take stands on moral and social issues?” ~ Daya Mata, Bro. Anandamoy, Sister Mridani

A very great need to keep his words pure – Mukti Mata

The Teaching of Kriya Yoga

Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda’s Wishes for Later Editions

Clarifying Misunderstandings of the Teachings, YSS email to members

Identifying Paramahansa Yogananda’s Authentic Teachings

  SRF ORGANIZATION 

“It is through the instance and blessings of Mahavatar Babaji (whom I ever perceive as one with Krishna in Spirit) and of Christ and my Guru and Paramguru that I was sent to the West and undertook the task of founding Self-Realization Fellowship to serve as the instrumentality for the preservation and dissemination worldwide of the Kriya Yoga science.” ~  Paramahansa Yogananda, God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita

Gurudeva’s words to us: “When I am no longer in the body, this organization will be my body. As you have helped me, and served this form while I am here, so serve this organization.” — Mrinalini Mata

Preserving a Society’s Unique Identity ~ Yogananda’s SRF/YSS

“Every student should be connected with Self-Realization Headquarters directly by taking the SRF lessons” ~ Paramahansaji

The Unique Role of Gurudeva’s Organization ~ Centralization Under the SRF/YSS  Mother Center

Love and Loyalty to Gurus, the Teachings and SRF/YSS, Handwritten Letters

Meaning of SRF/YSS and ‘Church of All Religions’

Farewell Tribute to the Golden Lotus Temple, April 1943, Inner Culture

SRF MONASTIC ORDER

“The organizational work that God and my Guru and Paramgurus have started through me is carried on…by those who have dedicated their lives to the highest objectives of renunciation and love for God.” Paramahansaji

Paramahansaji on the Importance of his SRF/YSS Monastic Order

Aims and Ideals of Renunciation in Yogananda’s Monastic Order

Qualifications for Spiritual Teachers ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

SRF and Shankaracharya Bharati Krishna Tirtha, head of the Swami Order of India

“…at the Head…Men and Women of Divine Realization” ~ Paramahansaj

YOGANANDA’S DIRECT DISCIPLES

 “When a Master comes to this world with a God-ordained mission for the upliftment of humanity, he brings with him advanced disciples from past incarnations to assist his work.” Paramahansa Yogananda

“…at the Head…Men and Women of Divine Realization” ~ Paramahansaji

YOGANANDA’S DIRECT DISCIPLES click here 

MONASTIC TALKS and STORIES click here

SAFEGUARDING A DIVINE WORK

“Protecting a work as great as this requires divine dedication, pure divine dedication, and much hard work, willingness to work.”  Mukti Mata

SRF ANSWERS  ANANDA and KRIYANANDA

INDEX: SRF Answers Ananda and Kriyananda

SRF 18 p. Letter To Members, 1995 – (Answering Allegations)

LAWSUIT – SRF and ANANDA

The Need for Legal Action ~ Trademarks and Copyrights

Outcome of Legal Action ~ Trademarks and Copyrights

SRF Open Letter to Members, 1995 – (Lawsuit: Trademarks and Copyrights)

MISCELLANEOUS CONTROVERSIES

INDEX: Miscellaneous Controversies