Keeping Seva Bhav Alive

“The greatest of all happiness, next to divine happiness, is to be at peace with one’s immediate relations.” —Paramahansa Yogananda When volunteers speak of their work in new areas of lay service in SRF/YSS, many allude to a deep, quiet gladness that permeates their minds and hearts when they are serving the Guru’s mission. One …

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Service to the Guru

Hidden Blessings

“When in service you forget the little self, you will feel the big Self of Spirit.” — Paramahansa Yogananda Many devotees of Paramahansa Yogananda have at some time or other had the thought, “I wish I had been with the Guru when he was here in physical form, to experience what it was like to …

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Behind the Scenes at Yogananda Seva: Creating the Infrastructure for Worldwide Guru-Seva

“If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form.” — Paramahansa Yogananda, Where There is Light I asked David Stember, one of the dedicated devotees involved in the inception of YSO, what mechanism has made it possible for volunteers to be organized so rapidly and efficiently …

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Science and Service

The Greek philosopher Aristotle once surmised that the essence of life is “to serve others and do good.” If recent research is any indication, serving others might also be the essence of good health.  Our Guru emphasized service to others as integral to spiritual life. Each day, he told us he never missed his energization …

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What SRF Teens Are Doing On Their Own To Stay Connected With Master’s Teachings

One of the joys for us at Yogananda Seva is hearing so many different stories about how devotees are connecting with Master’s teachings around the world.  Recently we learned about a group of teen-aged devotees who took it upon themselves — to their parents’ delight! — to use the miracle of digital technology to share …

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