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A Set of Three Talks by Paramahansa Yogananda

A collector’s series of three inspiring, rare archival talks by Paramahansa Yogananda





A Set of Three Talks by Paramahansa Yogananda Our Collector’s Series of rare archival talks by Paramahansa Yogananda gives listeners the opportunity to sit at the feet of this great spiritual master as he shares his love of the Divine and inspires us to seek a life of inner joy and God-realization. This set includes the following talks in MP3 digital downloadable format:


During these long Christmas meditations, Paramahansaji would enter the ecstatic state of samadhi, and all present would share in the inspiration that flowed through his words. The year this recording was made, he remained secluded in his private quarters. As he spoke at intervals throughout the day, his words were conveyed through a speaker system to the disciples medi­tating in the chapel. His voice reflects at times his interiorized consciousness, and at other times the power and intensity with which he urged the devotees to seek God ever more deeply.


Paramahansaji’s words on this occasion were characterized by a touching informality. Ever appreciative of the smallest acts of kindness, he begins by thanking the disciples for their loving remembrances of his birthday, reminding them of the divine Source of all friendship and all love. With illustrations from the Indian scriptures, humorous and instructive incidents from his own life, and the deep insights flowing from his direct percep­tion of Truth, he goes on to show with vivid clarity that there is one great theme in this stupendous drama of creation.


This talk was recorded at the 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 humour 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.”

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It is our privilege to offer the MP3 recording featured on this webpage, exclusively for your personal use. We invite you to download this edition onto your own digital devices, as you may see fit for your individual (non-commercial) use. Kindly note, however, that upon acquiring this MP3 recording you are agreeing not to reproduce and/or transmit the contents of this MP3 recording to others without the publisher’s prior written authorization. We thank you for supporting our publishing endeavours in connection with the spiritual legacy of our founder, Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda.

About the Speaker

Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) is widely regarded as one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time. Born in Gorakhpur, India, he was sent by his guru to the United States in 1920 as India’s delegate to an International Congress of Religious Liberals. He instructed hundreds of thousands of men and women in the yoga science of meditation and balanced spiritual living. The life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda are described in his widely acclaimed Autobiography of a Yogi, which has become a classic in its field since its publication in 1946. He founded Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) in 1917 and Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) in 1920 to disseminate his teachings worldwide and to preserve their purity and integrity for generations to come. In 2017, Government of India paid a tribute by releasing a commemorative stamp in honour of the centennial of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India.
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