Welcome to the April edition of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India eNewsletter. In this issue we share inspiring thoughts from Paramahansa Yogananda on the life-changing power of prayer.


Paramahansa Yogananda on Prayer

Autobiography of a Yogi – YSS eBook Edition Now Available

Prime Minister Meets With YSS Monks

Dhyan Mandir Inauguration: Warangal

Taj Literary Festival - 2016

New Photo Album: Jagannathpur School Boys Camp – 2016

Upcoming Events


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You will be surprised how, by constant prayer, your life will change − not the prayer of a beggar, but the loving demand of a child to his Heavenly Father....You have a divine right inherited from God to demand from Him; and He will respond to you because you are His own.

The time to pray to God for guidance is after you have meditated and felt that inner peace and joy;...If you think you have a need, you can then place it before God and ask whether it is a legitimate prayer. If you feel inwardly that your need is just, then pray: "Lord, you know that this is my need. I will reason, I will be creative, I will do whatever is necessary. All I ask of You is that You guide my will and creative abilities to the right things that I should do."


"What is the best prayer?" a disciple inquired. Paramahansa Yogananda replied:
"Say to the Lord: 'Please tell me Thy will.' Don't say: 'I want this and I want that,' but have faith that He knows what you need. You will see that you get much better things when He chooses for you."


Never think that God does not answer your prayers. Every word you have whispered to Him He has written in His heart, and someday He will answer you. If you keep watching for Him and the many ways in which He does respond, you will know that in fact He answers you all the time.


We invite you to read more about prayer and techniques to make it more effective.


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The complete edition of this spiritual classic is available in electronic format on Amazon.in.

Named one of the hundred best spiritual books of the 20th century, Paramahansa Yogananda’s remarkable life story illuminates the deepest secrets of life and the universe – opening our hearts and minds to the joy, beauty, and unlimited spiritual potentials that exist in the life of every human being. Read more.


On March 4, 2016, India's Prime Minister, the Honorable Sri Narendra Modi, met with the General Secretary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India.

The meeting took place at the Prime Minister's office in the Parliament House in New Delhi. In addition to Swami Smaranananda (General Secretary), two other senior monks attended: Swami Nityananda and Swami Ishwarananda (a member of the YSS Board of Directors). Sri Bhupender Yadav (Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha) was also present during the occasion.

The monks shared with Prime Minister Modi news of the upcoming centennial of Paramahansa Yogananda's work in India, which began in 1917; and his pioneering role in bringing a deeper understanding of Yoga both within and outside of India. They also presented to the Prime Minister a letter from YSS/SRF President, Sri Mrinalini Mata, in which she expressed her appreciation of the Prime Minister's role in the establishment of the United Nations International Day of Yoga, now held annually on June 21. Read more.


A new Dhyana Mandir was dedicated on February 14, 2016, in Warangal, Telangana. The dedication ceremony began with a Prabhat Feri where devotees and YSS sannyasis carried Gurudeva’s picture chanting Gurudeva’s name with the accompaniment of gong bell and blowing of conch. With a prayer to Divine Mother and the Great Gurus, Swami Smaranananda opened the doors of the Dhyana Mandir.

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This year’s Taj Literary Festival was held from 27th to 29th of February. Spirituality as a genre was introduced for the first time in the festival and an interactive session on the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi was held.

Swami Ishwarananda of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India and Dr. David Frawley, founder and director of American Institute of Vedic Studies, who has termed Paramahansa Yogananda as “the father of Yoga in the West,” were invited for the session.

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Jagannathpur School Boys Camp 2016 in our new photo album..

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Jul 17 – 18 DARAUNDA
Jul 17 – 18 BAREILLY
Jul 23 – 24 KANPUR

More Information about the programmes. Learn about the Monastic Tours.


May 06 – 08 NOIDA
Jul 01 – 03 NOIDA
Jul 25 – 25 DWARAHAT
Jul 29 – 31 NOIDA

More Information about the programmes. Learn about the How-to-Live Retreat Programmes.

We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India eNewsletter. Check your inbox each month for more inspiration and wisdom from the teachings of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda.

In divine friendship,
Yogoda Satsanga Society of India


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