This rare recorded talk was taped during a Sunday service at the Self-Realization Fellowship Hollywood Temple on January 29, 1950. Paramahansa Yogananda speaks of the inner joy of the soul and how we can live in such a way that our outer lives reflect and radiate all the beautiful and noble qualities that give expression to that joy.
With many colorful stories drawn from his own life experiences, he helps us to see that everything we are seeking in people, conditions, and events — all the love, power, happiness, and fulfillment — is already ours; that we do not have to acquire anything outside ourselves, but only to remember what even now exists within our own souls.
Playing Time: 63:00 Minutes
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) is widely regarded as one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time. Born in northern India, he came to the United States in 1920, where for more than thirty years he taught India’s ancient philosophy and science of yoga meditation and the art of balanced spiritual living. The first great master of Yoga to live and teach in the West for an extended period of time, he traveled and lectured extensively throughout North America and abroad, speaking to capacity audiences in major cities and revealing the underlying unity of the world’s great religions. He has inspired millions through his acclaimed life story, Autobiography of a Yogi, his groundbreaking commentaries on the scriptures of East and West, and his numerous other books. Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual and humanitarian work continues to be carried on today by Self-Realization Fellowship, the international society he founded in 1920 to disseminate his teachings worldwide.