"Bless us that every day be a new awakening in Thy consciousness,
physically, mentally, morally, and spiritually. We thank Thee, O Father,
and the Great Ones who are blessing us and coaxing us to Thy kingdom."

Paramahansa Yogananda

 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.
     

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