The Yoga Sadhana That Brings God’s Love and Bliss by Sri Mrinalini Mataji is one of a series of informal talks on the teachings of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.
This talk was recorded outdoors on the veranda over looking the meditation gardens and the Ganges River at the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India headquarters in Dakshineswar, Kolkata. At some points of the talk, tropical birds in the garden were close by, but their sounds have been minimized to the degree possible by digital processing of the recording.
Sri Mrinalini Mata, one of those personally trained and chosen by Paramahansa Yogananda to carry on the mission of his society after his passing,was president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India from 2011 until 2017. Born in Kansas in 1931, she met the Guru in 1945, at the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in San Diego. Just a few months later, with her parents’ permission, she entered Sri Yogananda’s ashram in Encinitas, California, as a nun of the Self-Realization Order. Through daily association during the years that followed (up until the time of the Guru’s passing in 1952), Paramahansaji personally trained her to prepare his writings and talks for publication after his passing. She has made six extended trips to India to serve the Guru’s work there, and served as vice-president of SRF from 1966 until 2011. She is also editor-in-chief of SRF publications.