My Religion: discussing the Self Realization Fellowship, explaining my religion, and Paramahansa Yogananda57m | Nov 6, 2023
What is the SRF? The Self Realization Fellowship is a global non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1920 where we worship through our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, are initiated as "kriyabans", and accept Jesus Christ, Krishna, Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, and Paramahansa Yogananda. We worship One God and specifically practice in the realization of true Christianity (following Christ, not 'Churchianity') and Hinduism, outside of false dogmatism and distortion. The goal is complete and total "self realization" aka perfection in complete and total god-union, through entering into a formal guru-devotee relationship with Paramahansa Yogananda.
one of the reasons I love the SRF is because there is no distortion from Avatar (perfect incarnation of God) - to people. In the Bible and many other spiritual texts, the Avatar - Jesus Christ in this example - is not the one writing the Bible or the rules of "the Church." Jesus never had anything to do with the founding of the Church or Christianity, which left the words of the Bible and the founding of the Church to the hands of imperfect, non-avatars leading to intense distortion and misunderstanding of Christ's true teachings. On the other hand, the Avatar Himself, Yoganandaji, is the One writing every single text in the SRF - including The Lessons, and the founder of the religious organization, the SRF. The SRF exists to disseminate Yogananda's teachings, and does not add their own distortions into them. In this way, it is a much clearer channel to God.
Book to Read If You Want To Learn More: The Autobiography of a Yogi
Avatars mentioned: Paramahansa Yogananda, Jesus Christ, Lord Krishna, Babaji, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Anandamayi Ma
Extra books I recommend by Yoganandaji:
- The Second Coming of Christ
- The Divine Romance
- God Talks With Arjuna
- The Yoga of Jesus
Extra Book I Recommend:
- The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1603864776?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
Confirmed: SRF was founded in 1920
Confirmed: YSS = Yogoda Satsanga Society, the sister organization to the SRF, located in India
Note*: when I said "I only like to listen to those who are pure," i meant Perfect*
Note*: although the SRF is a religious organization and not a school of thought - aka non-dualism - non-dualism aka non-separation is a principle that is embedded into any Avatar's teachings, including the SRF's teachings, and Jesus's true teachings.
*Note: for the purpose of western listeners' understanding, i am calling the SRF "my religion." It is the formalized religious organization that initiates devotees into a traditional relationship with Avatar and Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.
Documentary on Yoganandaji: Awake https://www.amazon.com/AWAKE-Life-Yogananda-Paramahansa/dp/B01613JTTM
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