"Waft to us the ocean breeze of Thy presence. Take away the darkness that hides Thee from us….
Teach us to fell Thee just behind our thoughts, just behind our feelings,
just behind our love."

Paramahansa Yogananda

Spiritual Lineage

The teachings of Self-Realization Fellowship (Yogoda Satsanga Society of India) are founded upon the original Christianity of Jesus Christ and the original Yoga of Bhagavan Krishna. The spiritual lineage of SRF/YSS consists of these two great avatars and a line of exalted masters of contemporary times: Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, and Paramahansa Yogananda (last in the line of SRF/YSS Gurus).

 Aims and Ideals of Self-Realization Fellowship

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  As set for by Paramahansa Yogananda, founder. Sri Daya Mata, President

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  • To disseminate among the nations a knowledge of definite scientific techniques for attaining direct personal experience of God.
  • To teach that the purpose of life is the evolution, through self-effort of man’s limited mortal consciousness into God Consciousness; and to this end to establish Self-Realization Fellowship temples for God-communion throughout the world, and to encourage the establishment of individual temples of God in the homes and in the hearts of men.
  • To reveal the complete harmony and basic oneness of original Christianity as taught by Jesus Christ and original Yoga as taught by Bhagavan Krishna; and to show that these principles of truth are the common scientific foundation of all true religions.
  • To point out the one divine highway to which all paths of true religious beliefs eventually lead: the highway of daily, scientific, devotional meditation on God.
  • To liberate man from his threefold suffering: physical disease, mental inharmonies, and spiritual ignorance.
  • To encourage “plain living and high thinking”; and to spread a spirit of brotherhood among all peoples by teaching the eternal basis of their unity: kinship with God.
  • To demonstrate the superiority of mind over body, of soul over mind.
  • To overcome evil by good, sorrow by joy, cruelty by kindness, ignorance by wisdom.
  • To unite science and religion through realization of the unity of their underlying principles.
  • To advocate cultural and spiritual understanding between East and West, and the exchange of their finest distinctive features.
  • To serve mankind as one’s larger Self.

SRF News

The SRF Bookstore has published a number of E-Books that are compatible with your smart phone, tablet, or potable devices. The titles include:  Autobiography of a Yogi,The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita, Where There is Light, among others. Click here to visit the
E-Book Page
on the SRF Web site.


The Self-Realisation Fellowship established a You Tube channel to present
Guided Meditation, Paramahansa Yogananda lectures, Sri Mrinalini Mata videos, etc.
Click here to visit the
SRF You Tube Channel


SRF Lake Shrine
"Absorb thy mind in Me; become My devotee; resign all things to Me; bow down to Me. Thou art dear to Me, so in truth do I promise thee: Thou shalt attain Me! Forsaking all other dharmas (duties), remember Me alone"

The Bhagavad Gita

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Prayer Requests

To visit the official Self-Realization Fellowship website and more information on the teachings of Paramahansa Yoganada please click the link below.

Self-Realization Fellowship Website