Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

May 2017

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India eNewsletter. In this edition we share inspiring thoughts from Paramahansa Yogananda on spiritualising family life.

Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda on Spiritualising
Family Life

The greatest of all happiness, next to divine happiness, is to be at peace with one’s immediate relations, those with whom one must live every day in the year. When people try to handle the extremely complicated machinery of human feelings without any training whatsoever, the consequent results are often disastrous. Very few persons realise that most of our happiness lies in the art of understanding the law of human behaviour.

The greatest thing a husband or wife can wish for the spouse is spirituality; for soul unfoldment brings out the divine qualities of understanding, patience, thoughtfulness, love. But each should remember that the desire for spiritual growth cannot be forced on the other. Live love yourself, and your goodness will inspire all your loved ones.

We should make ourselves attractive by wearing the fine garment of genuinely courteous language. We should first of all be courteous to our immediate relatives. When one can do that, he will be habitually kind to all people. Real family happiness has its foundation on the altar of understanding and kind words. It is not necessary to agree on everything in order to show kindness. Calm silence, sincerity, and courteous words, whether one is agreeing or disagreeing with others, mark the person who knows how to behave.

In this video excerpt, former SRF president Sri Daya Mata (1914-2010) offers practical guidance for spiritualising your daily activities and family life.

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New Photo Album: Monastic Tour Jan - Apr 2017

We are happy to share pictures of monastic tours, retreats, and public talks across India from Jan - Apr 2017

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YSS Educational Outreach

With the aim of spreading the “how-to-live” teachings of our beloved Gurudeva among the youth and children, we have taken up special programmes in the Centenary Year.

Essay writing, quiz, elocution and art competitions have been organised in cities like Ranchi, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Faridabad, Sant Kabir Nagar, Pithapuram, Warangal, Tanuku, Tenali, Kuppam, Coimbatore, etc. 11 centers have conducted these competitions, and many more centers have planned these events after the summer vacations.

We are sharing here a few pictures of such events.

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Third International Day of Yoga

In view of Paramahansa Yogananda’s pivotal role in the spread of yoga worldwide, Yogoda Satsanga Society of India will organise programmes to commemorate the International Day of Yoga.

YSS Ashrams and many of our Dhyana Kendras/Mandalis around the country will be observing the International Day of Yoga in various ways. Click here for schedule of events.

On this special occasion, we are happy to announce 25% discount on all YSS books, CDs & DVDs, from 10th June till 9th July 2017.

YSS Activities: Jan - Mar 2017

In this section we highlight major activities of YSS in the first quarter of 2017.

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Join YSS Lessons Students at the 2017 Yogoda Satsanga Society of India Sharad Sangam for classes on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, spiritual fellowship, meditation, kirtan chanting, and more.

Sangam I, Oct 31 - Nov 5, 2017

Sangam II, Nov 12 - Nov 17, 2017


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

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In this issue:

Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India...
A Message from Sri Sri Mrinalini Mata
The Sanghamata and President of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship on YSS’s 100-year milestone, describing the powerful impact that Paramahansa Yoganandaji continues to have on the world

Yogoda Satsanga Society of India: Tracing A 100-Year Spiritual Legacy
The first in a series that presents a historical overview of the organisation—the story of its founding, growth, struggles, and success

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