Portal to the Inner Light

Portal to the Inner Light

Mrinalini Mata conducts the official release of Paramahansa Yogananda’s The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You at the SRF convocation in 2004


On August 1, 2004, at the opening program of Self-Realization Fellowship’s World Convocation, Sri Mrinalini Mata conducted the official release of Paramahansa Yogananda’s monumental commentary on the four Gospels:  The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You.  This recording captures the joy and profound inspiration conveyed at that milestone event.

Highlighting the universal principles of yoga (union with God) taught by Jesus Christ in the New Testament and by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, this talk beautifully conveys the essence of Paramahansa Yogananda’s mission of spiritually uniting East and West. Mrinalini Mata illustrates how Paramahansaji personally speaks to receptive souls through his writings — and how they have the power to change our consciousness. If we read and digest his living words in these commentaries on the scriptures, we will find them to be portals to the inner light of divine consciousness – and to the ultimate goal: realization of our own oneness with God.


Running time: 44 Minutes

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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