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Welcome to the May 2015 edition of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India eNewsletter. This month, we bring you inspiring thoughts from Paramahansa Yogananda on living in the presence of the Divine Mother.


Paramahansa Yogananda: Living in the Presence of the Divine Mother

Dedication of “Sevalaya,” the New Administration Building at Ranchi

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The first ever International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2015

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Inspiration and Counsel From Paramahansa Yogananda

In creating this universe God revealed two aspects: the masculine or fatherly, and the feminine or motherly....In Nature you behold the mother aspect of God, full of beauty, gentleness, tenderness, and kindness.

God as Divine Mother ever watches over Her human children, peeping through the caring hearts of all true mothers. God's unconditional mercy is expressed in the mother. The mother's instinctive love and forgiveness, no matter what her child has done, shows us that God will ultimately forgive the sins of all human beings. That is why I like to relate to God not as the grim Deity of some prophets, but as the Mother Divine waiting to forgive all and take them back after their freewill wanderings on the error-strewn pathways of incarnations.

The Divine Mother is most anxious to have you back with Her, but first you must prove to Her that you want Her alone. You must cry urgently and unceasingly; then She smiles and is with you instantly. Divine Spirit has no partiality; the Mother loves all. But Her devotees appreciate Her love, respond to Her love. I see the effect on people who have gained a little human love, or a little money − how happy they are! But if they could see what strength, what joy, what love is in the Divine Mother, they would fly away from all else.

Like an insistent child, constantly call to the Divine Mother until She says: "All right, what is it you want?" She is so busy with creation, She doesn't reply at once; but to the naughty child who cries and cries for Her, She will come.

O Divine Mother, break the dawn and show Thy face of light! Break the sun and show Thy face of power! Break the night and show Thy moonèd face! Break my thoughts and show Thy face of wisdom! Break my feelings and show Thy face of love! Break my pride and show Thy face of humbleness! Break my wisdom and show Thy face of perfection!

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With great joy we share the news of the inauguration and dedication of “Sevalaya,” the new Administration Building at our Ranchi Ashram that has been under construction for the last three years.
Nearly three hundred devotees — from Ranchi and from Kendras and Mandalis across the country — visited the ashram to witness this momentous event on March 22, 2015, the 98th Foundation Day anniversary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India.

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Join YSS Lessons Students at the 2015 Yogoda Satsanga Society of India Sharad Sangam for classes on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, spiritual fellowship, meditation, kirtan chanting, and more.

Sangam I, Nov. 01-06, 2015
Sangam II, Nov. 20-25 2015

Visit our website for more information about Sharad Sangam and to register online.

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The first ever International Day of Yoga, as proclaimed by the United Nations Organization, will be celebrated on June 21, 2015.
In view of Paramahansa Yogananda’s pivotal role in the spread of yoga worldwide, Yogoda Satsanga Society of India is working out various programmes to commemorate this first International Day of Yoga.

Certainly Paramahansaji would be very pleased to learn that the world will now be paying homage annually to the philosophy and science of Yoga, as his life was dedicated to introducing all truth seekers to the time-honored techniques of yoga meditation.

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July 17 – 19 Vijayawada
July 24 – 26 Anantapur
July 25 Rourkela
July 28 Sambalpur
July 31 Nayagarh

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


May 15 – 17 Noida
July 04 – 05 Noida
July 17 – 19 Noida
July 25 Dwarahat

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.

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There is no greater experience than to feel and know that the Cosmic Mother is with you. Watch for the presence of the Mother, because She will look after you in every way....Pray, "Mother, I am Thy child. Reveal Thyself!" If you send this appeal to God as the Divine Mother night and morning, unceasingly, She will manifest Herself unto you.

— Paramahansa Yogananda


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