PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA

As described above, Paramahansa Yogananda was personally blessed by Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, and Swami Sri Yukteswar — all three of the paramgurus in his spiritual lineage — to carry out the mission of disseminating Kriya Yoga worldwide.

In Autobiography of a Yogi he wrote: "The founding in the West of a Self-Realization Fellowship organization, a 'hive for the spiritual honey,' was a duty enjoined on me by Sri Yukteswar and Mahavatar Babaji."

Read a brief description of his life's work in accomplishing that mission.