This is the tenth recording in Self-Realization Fellowship’s Collector’s Series of rare archival talks by Paramahansa Yogananda. The occasion was a celebration of the great Guru’s birthday — a joyous gathering of disciples and friends at the SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. The first few minutes of the program are a brief but inspiring talk by Paramahansaji’s advanced disciple Rajarsi Janakananda. Then the Guru himself addresses the gathering — reminiscing with great love, wisdom, and good humor about the divinely orchestrated events surrounding his departure from India in 1920 to spread the message of yoga meditation in the West.Concluding with a powerfully uplifting exhortation to all who are seeking the Divine, Paramahansaji reminds his listeners that God’s infinite love is the only lasting Reality, and urges them: “Find that Shelter in your heart of hearts.”
Playing time: 31 minutes
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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.