Be Messengers of God's Light and Love

Be Messengers of God’s Light and Love

An inspirational talk by Sri Mrinalini Mata at the 2011 SRF World Convocation



Sri Mrinalini Mata is one of the close disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda personally chosen and trained by him to help guide his society after his passing. She has dedicated more than sixty years to selflessly serving the Guru’s work. In 2011, Sri Mrinalini Mata became president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India; and this evening of divine inspiration from the 2011 SRF World Convocation was the first time she spoke at an international gathering of SRF/YSS devotees since becoming president.

Topics include:

  • A tribute to the lineage of divine souls responsible for the founding and growth of Self-Realization Fellowship
  • The most common question of devotees: “Why am I not making more spiritual progress?”
  • How to be the conqueror of one’s self and one’s problems, no matter what our difficulties
  • The spiritual efficacy of Kriya Yoga and how its devoted practice bestows assurance of spiritual progress
  • Personal reminiscences of her years spent with Paramahansa Yogananda
  • An inspiring account of the last days of our late beloved president, Sri Daya Mata  

In this beautifully inspiring message, Mrinalini Mata exhorts us all to be as Paramahansa Yogananda wished, channels of God’s light and love to help illumine this world.

Watch video excerpts of Sri Mrinalini Mata on the SRF YouTube channel

About the Speaker
Sri Sri Mrinalini Mata
Sri Sri Mrinalini Mata, one of those personally trained and chosen by Paramahansa Yogananda to carry on the mission of his society after his passing, has been president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India since 2011. Born in Kansas in 1931, she met the Guru in 1945, at the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in San Diego. Just a few months later, with her parents’ permission, she entered Sri Yogananda’s ashram in Encinitas, California, as a nun of the Self-Realization Order. Through daily association during the years that followed (up until the time of the Guru’s passing in 1952), Paramahansaji personally trained her to prepare his writings and talks for publication after his passing. She has made six extended trips to India to serve the Guru’s work there, and served as vice-president of SRF from 1966 until 2011. She is also editor-in-chief of SRF publications.
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