The eighth in our Collector’s Series of recorded talks by Paramahansa Yogananda offers the opportunity to join the beloved author of Autobiography of a Yogi as he speaks informally in 1949 to the congregation of the Self-Realization Fellowship temple he founded in Hollywood, California. Paramahansaji explains that each soul is given innumerable opportunities for salvation in the grand progression of spiritual evolution through many lives: “Eternal hades is impossible!” he assures us. Nevertheless, he counsels, it is in our highest interest to make the effort in this present incarnation to attune our free will and actions with the eternal laws of divine happiness. Why wait, when the infinite joy and fulfillment of God-consciousness can be ours in this lifetime?
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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.