PLEASE JOIN our Devotee2Devotee FB group for our 15-day celebration event on Facebook starting September 16th leading up to the commemoration days of LAHIRI MAHASAYA — Mahasamadhi on September 26th and Birth Anniversary on September 30th. For those who are not on Facebook, please tune in from the comfort of your own home!
Our Guru Paramahansa Yogananda has said that there is celebration in the astral on the special days of our Great Gurus, and that when we tune in to these vibrations we receive special blessings. One way we can tune in is to start in advance bringing the Guru into our consciousness by reading about him from our SRF/YSS teachings and sharing quotes and photos with each other.
About Lahiri Mahasaya:
“One of the seminal figures in the renaissance of yoga in modern times, the revered nineteenth-century master LAHIRI MAHASAYA, had foretold: ‘About fifty years after my passing, an account of my life will be written because of a deep interest in yoga that will arise in the West. The message of yoga will encircle the globe. It will aid in establishing the brotherhood of man: a unity based on humanity’s direct perception of the One Father.’
Many years later, Lahiri Mahasaya’s exalted disciple Swami Sri Yukteswar related this prophecy to Sri Yogananda. ‘You must do your part in spreading that message,’ he declared, ‘and in writing that sacred life.’
It was in 1945, exactly fifty years after Lahiri Mahasaya’s passing, that Paramahansa Yogananda completed his ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, which amply fulfilled both of his guru’s injunctions: providing the first detailed presentation in English of Lahiri Mahasaya’s remarkable life, and introducing to a world audience India’s age-old science of the soul.”
~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi (Complete Edition) Self-Realization Fellowship, from the “Introduction”