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Songs of My Heart

The Voice of Paramahansa Yogananda — Chants, Poems, and Prayers

 

Autor: Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, is considered one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time. In the closing years of his life, recordings were made of Yogananda singing Indian devotional chants and some of his own compositions, as well as reciting poems and prayers. This CD recording combines all of the selections from two previously published audiocassettes, and also features, for the first time, the chant, “Divine Mother’s Song to the Devotee.”

Beholding the One in All

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 1

 

This talk by Paramahansa Yogananda was recorded at the Self-Realization Fellowship International Headquarters during an informal gathering on the occasion of his birthday — January 5, 1949. At this point in his life, the Guru’s outward mission to the world had been largely completed, and he had begun to withdraw more and more from public life. Freed from many organizational activities, he was able to remain for long periods completely immersed in the highest states of samadhi, or union with God. His talk preserved in this recording expresses the inspiration of that exalted state. Like a brilliant, multifaceted jewel, his consciousness reflects at different times throughout the talk the sweet love of God, His pure wisdom, the dynamic force of His infinite power.

Paramahansaji’s words on this occasion were characterized by a touching informality. Ever appreciative of the smallest acts of kindness, he begins by thanking the disciples for their loving remembrances of his birthday, reminding them of the divine Source of all friendship and all love. With illustrations from the Indian scriptures, humorous and instructive incidents from his own life, and the deep insights flowing from his direct percep­tion of Truth, he goes on to show with vivid clarity that there is one great theme in this stupendous drama of creation, and a single purpose behind all that happens to us: to coax us to look beyond the illusions of this transitory life and discover the glory and the love of God.

Playing Time: 33:07 minutes

Awake in the Cosmic Dream

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 2

 

Awake in the Cosmic Dream was recorded on January 5, 1952, during a joyous gathering at the Self-Realization Fellowship Mother Center in honor of Paramahansa Yoga­nanda’s birthday. The occasion was especially significant for it was just two months later that the great Master left his body. During the events of the evening, Paramahansaji addressed the gathering several times, not as one might speak in a formal lecture or public address, but in a spon­taneous outpouring of his heart and soul to his closest dis­ciples and friends. Aware that soon he would no longer be physically with them, Paramahansaji touches upon the entire spectrum of spiritual living — all of the vital necessities for creating a dynamic, living relationship with God. He con­veys with delightful humor and compassionate understand­ing why God is the only permanent solution to the enduring problems of human existence.

Through personal stories and practical guidance, and through the example of his own intimate communion with the Divine Beloved who manifested to him even as he spoke, Paramahansaji gives an unforgettable glimpse of that awak­ened consciousness in which all mortal dreams of limitation melt away in the blissful awareness of God, the sole Reality.

Awake in the Cosmic Dream is the second in a special col­lector’s series of recorded talks by Paramahansa Yogananda. Self-Realization Fellowship is happy to present these satsanga recordings, which make it possible to know not just what the great Master said, but how he actually spoke — to hear his words and feel in them the power, the wisdom, and the all-embracing love and compassion of his God-illumined consciousness.

Playing Time: 77:41 Minutes

The Great Light of God

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 3

 

This talk by Paramahansa Yogananda was recorded at Self-Realization Fellowship’s International Headquarters on December 23, 1951, at the last all-day Christmas meditation held during his lifetime. A spiritual highlight of the year for follow­ers of the Self-Realization teachings, the tradition of devoting a whole day to meditation and communion with God had been started by Paramahansaji in 1931, a tradition that is honored to this day in SRF temples and centers worldwide. He often said that if even on one day a person were to become deeply absorbed in the thought and the love of God, his or her whole life would be changed forever.

During these long Christmas meditations, Paramahansaji would enter the ecstatic state of samadhi,and all present would share in the inspiration that flowed through his words. The year this recording was made, he remained secluded in his private quarters. As he spoke at intervals throughout the day, his words were conveyed through a speaker system to the disciples medi­tating in the chapel. His voice reflects at times his interiorized consciousness, and at other times the power and intensity with which he urged the devotees to seek God ever more deeply.

“A thousand million suns do not describe the light of my Father.”

In this talk Paramahansa Yogananda speaks of that immense light of God, and of the indescribable joy experienced by one who perceives that Unseen Reality.  He explains why the spiritual science of Kriya Yoga gives the greatest proof of God’s existence and how, through its practice, you realize that you are not a man or woman, but part of the eternal consciousness, the infinite blessedness of Spirit.

The Great Light of God is the third in a special collector’s series of recorded talks by Paramahansa Yogananda. Self-Realization Fellowship is happy to present these rare recordings — a price­less part of the great Master’s spiritual legacy to the world.

Playing time: 50:18 minutes

Be a Smile Millionaire

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 4

 

This rare recorded talk was taped during a Sunday service at the Self-Realization Fellowship Hollywood Temple on January 29, 1950. Paramahansa Yogananda speaks of the inner joy of the soul and how we can live in such a way that our outer lives reflect and radiate all the beautiful and noble qual­ities that give expression to that joy.

With many colorful stories drawn from his own life expe­riences, he helps us to see that everything we are seeking in people, conditions, and events — all the love, power, happiness, and fulfillment — is already ours; that we do not have to acquire anything outside ourselves, but only to remember what even now exists within our own souls.

Playing Time: 63:00 Minutes

Self-Realization: The Inner and the Outer Path

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 5

 

These rare recorded talks were taped during a gathering at Self-Realization Fellowship International Headquarters on Christmas Day, 1950. Paramahansa Yogananda inspires his lis­teners to a deeper understanding of the twofold path of highest spirituality: inner communion with God combined with serviceful activity in the world.

Paramahansaji reminds us that within each of us is an inner core of peace that we can learn to access at will. His sage and encouraging counsel shows us how to:

• Overcome fear, worry, anger, nervousness, moodiness
• Stay calmly present and actively focused, no matter what is going on around you
• Experience the expansive timelessness and beauty of each moment

The great Master’s words — and the subsequent talks by two of his advanced disciples, Rajarsi Janakananda and Dr. M. W. Lewis — give powerful testimony to the truth that the help and blessings of a true guru are ever available to all who inwardly attune themselves with his God-united consciousness — whether or not he is outwardly present.

Follow the Path Of Christ, Krishna, and the Masters

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 6

 

This recording features two informal talks by Paramahansa Yogananda. First, is his powerful and inspiring address recorded at the Self-Realization Fellowship Convocation, August 26, 1951, the last Convocation before the great Guru’s passing. Also featured is a recording of his beautiful talk at the 1951 Easter sunrise service, SRF Lake Shrine. Digitally restored from our archives, Paramahansaji’s words are a soul-stirring reminder of the direct power of God flowing through the Guru to all his disciples.
Playing time: 51 minutes

To Make Heaven on Earth

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 7

 

The seventh in our Collector’s Series of recorded talks by Paramahansa Yogananda, this inspiring address was given on December 25, 1949, during the annual Christmas banquet held at the Self-Realization Fellowship Mother Center. Paramahansaji spoke to his ever-growing spiritual family with warm praise and affection. His words at times were an out-pouring of his interiorized state of consciousness, and at other times he reminisced informally with the resident desciples and guests.
Playing time: 74 minutes

One Life Versus Reincarnation

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 8

 

The eighth in our Collector’s Series of recorded talks by Paramahansa Yogananda, offers the opportunity to join the beloved author of Autobiography of a Yogi as he speaks informally in 1949 to the congregation of the Self-Realization Fellowship temple he founded in Hollywood, California. Paramahansaji explains that each soul is given innumerable opportunities for salvation in the grand progression of spiritual evolution through many lives: „Eternal hades is impossible!“ he assures us. Nevertheless, he counsels, it is in our highest interest to make the effort in this present incarnation to attune our free will and actions with the eternal laws of divine happiness. Why wait, when the infinite joy and fulfillment of God-consciousness can be ours in this lifetime?
Playing Time: 49 Minutes

Removing All Sorrow and Suffering

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 9

 

In this ninth recording in Self-Realization Fellowship’s Collector’s Series of rare archival talks by Paramahansa Yogananda, the great master’s characteristic wisdom, joy, and compassion are powerfully felt as he explains the way to transcend mortal difficulties by lifting our human consciousness into divine consciousness.

Speaking on New Year’s Day, 1950 to the congregation of his Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in Hollywood, California, he imparts a powerful conviction that each one of us can permanently conquer material, psychological, and spiritual suffering by applying the precepts and techniques of yoga — the universal divine science of daily communion with the infinite, unconditional love and bliss of God.
Playing Time: 48 Minutes

In the Glory of the Spirit

An informal talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 10

 

This is the tenth recording in Self-Realization Fellowship’s Collector’s Series of rare archival talks by Paramahansa Yogananda. The occasion was a celebration of the great Guru’s birthday — a joyous gathering of disciples and friends at the SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. The first few minutes of the program are a brief but inspiring talk by Paramahansaji’s advanced disciple Rajarsi Janakananda. Then the Guru himself addresses the gathering — reminiscing with great love, wisdom, and good humor about the divinely orchestrated events surrounding his departure from India in 1920 to spread the message of yoga meditation in the West.Concluding with a powerfully uplifting exhortation to all who are seeking the Divine, Paramahansaji reminds his listeners that God’s infinite love is the only lasting Reality, and urges them: “Find that Shelter in your heart of hearts.”

Playing time: 31 minutes

Autobiographie eines Yogi – Deutsche Audio-Ausgabe

 

Gelesen von Robert Atzorn

 

Dieses Hörbuch, gesprochen von dem bekannten Schauspieler Robert Atzorn, enthält den vollständigen Text der Lebensgeschichte Paramahansa Yoganandas – den fesselnden Bericht über die einzigartige Wahrheitssuche eines Menschen. Yogananda beschreibt seine Erlebnisse mit indischen Heiligen und erleuchteten Meistern der Neuzeit und bietet dem Leser eine klare Einführung in die gesamte Wissenschaft und Philosophie des Yoga.

Ungekürzte Ausgabe auf 18 CDs

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda – Soundtrack

Music from the Soundtrack

 

Selections from the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack of the award-winning documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda are featured on this new music CD, including several rare recordings of the voice of Paramahansa Yogananda. The album, which fuses classical Indian sounds with western symphonic melodies, includes original works from the film’s two composers, Michael Mollura and Vivek Maddala, as well as songs by Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Anoushka Shankar, Benjy Wertheimer, and Alanis Morissette.

Attuning Our Lives to the Guru’s Blessings

 

  Sri Data Mata

An inspiring firsthand account to help commemorate the anniversary of the mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda. Sri Daya Mata shares her personal experiences as a witness of that sacred event and the days leading up to it.

Previously released in Self-Realization Magazine, Spring 2012

Strengthening the Power of the Mind

 

  Sri Data Mata

“You do not realize the power of God that is in your mind,” said Paramahansa Yogananda. Through illustrations from her own life, Sri Daya Mata explains how that power can be used to heal our bodies, to lift us beyond suffering, even to penetrate the barrier of death.

Topics include:
• Looking at moral and social issues from a spiritual perspective
• Dealing with suffering
• A moving account of Sri Daya Mata’s own near-death experience

A Heart Aflame

 

   Sri Data Mata

Every human being, either consciously or unconsciously, yearns to experience a perfect, all-fulfilling love. In this moving and inspiring satsanga, Sri Daya Mata shows how we can find that perfect love — by cultivating an intimate, personal relationship with the Divine. Focusing on that most beautiful of relationships, she explains how our thought of God can grow and mature from a vague concept into a tangible reality in our lives.

Topics include:

• Keys to deeper levels of meditation
• What is emotional maturity?
• Dealing constructively with criticism
• The power of love and forgiveness

Is Meditation on God Compatible With Modern Life?

 

  Sri Data Mata

Sri Daya Mata answers in depth one of the most vital questions facing us on the spiritual path: how to keep our consciousness centered in God while fulfilling whatever role He gives us in the drama of life. Daya Mata explains how each of us can come to feel, in both activity and meditation, the joyous awareness of God’s presence.

Topics include:
• How to let God flow through our actions
• Knowing and accepting ourselves
• Overcoming feelings of guilt
• Simple ways to strengthen will power and create good habits

Playing Time: 57 Minutes

Karma Yoga

Balancing Activity and Meditation

 

  Sri Data Mata

Sri Daya Mata discusses the following topics:
• Learning to enjoy life’s responsibilities
• Knowing and accepting ourselves
• How to recognize and get rid of flaws without dwelling on them
• Achieving depth in meditation and carrying the effects into one’s daily lifePlaying Time: 44 Minutes

“My Spirit Shall Live On…”

The Final Days of Paramahansa Yogananda

 

  Sri Data Mata

“My body shall pass but my work shall go on. And my spirit shall live on. Even when I am taken away, I shall work with you all for the deliverance of the world with the message of God.”

—Paramahansa Yogananda

In this vivid first hand account, Sri Daya Mata — one of Paramahansa Yogananda’s foremost disciples and the third president of Self-Realization Fellowship — memorably recalls the great Master’s final days and hours, including his prediction of his earthly departure, the dramatic moment of its fulfillment, and the passing of his spiritual mantle.

About this recording: This recording was made on March 7, 1965, during a special service commemorating the anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s mahasamadhi. (The occasion was also the tenth anniversary of Sri Daya Mata’s having been appointed as president of his society.) The service took place at the Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas, California.

Finding God in Daily Life

 

  Sri Data Mata

Sri Daya Mata answers questions and offers guidance on raising children, communication among family members and many other topics.

Topics Include:
• Raising children
• Dealing with strong wills in the home
• Communication among family members
• How to attune our will with God’s will
• Developing intuition
• Practical ways to cultivate devotion
• The importance of positive thinking

Understanding the Soul’s Need for God

 

In this talk, Self-Realization Fellowship′s third president Sri Daya Mata, one of Paramahansa Yogananda’s foremost disciples, testifies to the deep joy that comes from centering one’s life in God.

Topics include:
• What is God?
• The nature of the soul
• The desires of the ego
• True religion
• The personal and impersonal aspects of God
• Overcoming suffering
• The value of meditation
• Divine Love
• Paramahansa Yogananda’s training of disciples
• A beautiful account of his mahasamadhi
• His omnipresent guidance

This recording was made during an outdoor satsanga conducted by Sri Daya Mata in Bareilly, India, while visiting Yogoda Satsanga Society centers.

God First

 

  Sri Data Mata

In this talk, Self-Realization Fellowship′s third president Sri Daya Mata, one of Paramahansa Yogananda’s foremost disciples, testifies to the deep joy that comes from centering one’s life in God.

Topics include:
• Practicing the presence of God
• Paramahansa Yogananda’s guidance for solving problems
• The value of silence and right speech
• Criticism, gossip, and self-analysis
• Learning to live love
• The Mother aspect of God
• Enjoying life with spiritual consciousness.

Let Us Be Thankful

 

  Sri Data Mata

n this recording, Sri Daya Mata conveys the value of appreciating all of life’s blessings, and how this attitude brings spiritual growth.  In addition, she discusses principles vital to success in meditation and daily living, including:

• How to develop concentration
• Attunement with Truth through loyalty, devotion, and humility
• The power of meditation techniques
• Cheerfulness and positive thinking

Anchoring Your Life in God

 

  Sri Data Mata

Self-Realization Fellowship past president Sri Daya Mata explains how one can learn to rise above the dualities of life and perceive God as the supreme Reality.

Topics include:
• The law of maya and its effect on our consciousness
• The value of meditation techniques
• Understand the purpose of tests and trials
• How to remain evenminded
• Creating positive change through right thinking
• Living by Truth
• The all-protecting power of divine love

Living a God-Centered Life

 

  Sri Data Mata

An informal talk by Sri Daya Mata, offering inspiring and practical guidance for living our lives in a spiritually harmonious way — with grace and simplicity, with an inner equanimity in the face of life’s seeming contradictions, and above all with joy, secure in the knowledge that we are at every moment in the embrace of a loving divine power.

Free Yourself From Tension

 

  Sri Data Mata

Sri Daya Mata discusses ways, in addition to meditation, by which we can reduce or completely eliminate tensions, and thus feel more deeply the peace of God’s presence in our lives.

Moral Courage

 

 Sri Data Mata

In this talk, Sri Daya Mata speaks with candor and deep compassion about our need to understand and live in harmony with the eternal principles of happiness.

Topics include:
• The causes of today’s moral crisis
• Repercussions of the “sexual revolution”
• The power of positive example — in the home, school, and community
• The most effective way to help people
• Learning to trust in God’s unconditional forgiveness

The Way to Peace, Humility, and Love for God

 

 Sri Data Mata

Twelve of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants arranged and performed by a Self-Realization Fellowship nun. These uplifting instrumental arrangements are designed to help the listener enter an interiorized and devotional state of mind, and to relax and renew the body, mind, and spirit. Performed on Roland synthesizer with instrumentation including strings, flute, piano, harp, oboe, and bells, these beautiful renditions transport one’s consciousness from the restlessness of daily life to a place of peace and well being.
Playing Time: 58 Minutes

Let Every Day Be Christmas

 

  Sri Data Mata

Sri Daya Mata discusses the universal message of love and truth exemplified by the life of Christ.

Topics include:
• The inner purpose of Christmas
• Parallels in the lives and teachings of Christ and Krishna
• Bringing Christ into your life through meditation
• Overcoming the obstacles to communion with God
• How to eliminate the causes of suffering
• Spiritualizing family relationships
• Living the spirit of Christmas in daily life.

Guided Meditation for Christmastime

 

 Sri Mrinalini Mata

Guidance for practitioners of the SRF methods of meditation.

Sri Mrinalini Mata shares powerfully inspiring words spoken by Paramahansaji during the 1936 Christmas meditation. The recording includes short periods of silence at appropriate points so that you may use this heartfelt talk to deepen your own meditation, especially during the Christmas season.

Previously released with the Winter 2005 Self-Realization magazine

Embracing and Sharing the Universal Love of God

 

 Sri Mrinalini Mata

In this encouraging talk, given at the 2015 Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation, SRF/YSS President Sri Mrinalini Mata illustrates how to embrace the tangible presence of God through Paramahansa Yogananda’s ideal of divine love. In so doing, one’s life becomes filled with untold blessings, and a natural desire to share that upliftment with all.

Topics include:

• The continuity of the Guru’s blessings

• The answer to the world’s present darkness

• Paramahansa Yogananda’s “Universal Prayer”

• How God’s universal love manifests in this world

• Communing with God as Aum

Her talk ends with a beautiful ceremony honoring the success of the documentary film Awake: The Life of Yogananada in supporting Paramahansa Yogananda’s divine mission of radiating the universal love and light of God into the world.

The Guru: Messenger of Truth

 

 Sri Mrinalini Mata

In this recording, current SRF President Sri Mrinalini Mata recalls her years with Paramahansa Yogananda and describes the sacred and eternal relationship between guru and disciple.

Topics include:
• How the soul is drawn back to God
• Stages of spiritual evolution
• The guru’s unconditional love and friendship
• A reading of Sri Yogananda’s poem, “When I Am Only a Dream”

The Yoga Sadhana That Brings God’s Love and Bliss

A talk given in India on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda

 

  Sri Mrinalini Mata

In this “farewell talk” given in 1977, at the close of a four-month visit to Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, Sri Mrinalini Mata speaks lovingly of the blessed Guru-given sadhana (spiritual path) that, if we but practice, will reveal the beautiful, all-satisfying divine love that comes from pursuing our own Self-Realization.

Topics include:
• How God is trying to pull us back to Him through His great love
• In-depth discussion of Patanjali’s eight-fold yogic path
• Following the Guru’s sadhana and making it “our own”
• How to develop greater longing for God
• The one prayer that should be in every heart

Living in Attunement With the Divine

 

 Sri Mrinalini Mata

Drawing on her training with Paramahansa Yogananda and from decades of experience living a God-centered life, Sri Mrinalini Mata shares potent practical principles for bringing about the perfect attunement with God and Guru which our souls seek. Emphasizing the importance of developing an intuitive understanding of how to solve our problems, she reminds us that Master’s teachings offer guidance for every aspect of life, and explains the way Master taught his close disciples to develop their attunement with him.

This succinct talk by one of Paramahansaji’s direct disciples is filled with true insights for opening our hearts, minds, and souls to that sublime divine Presence which is ever leading us onward toward the highest realization.

Look Always to the Light

 

 Sri Mrinalini Mata

An inspiring talk given by Self-Realization Fellowship President Sri Mrinalini Mata at the Mother Center during a pilgrimage visit of devotees from the San Diego SRF Temple. Welcoming them to the worldwide headquarters of Paramahansaji’s society, she shares memories of her first encounter with the Guru in 1945 — an experience she describes as “stepping from a dream into Reality.” Her talk is a soul-stirring testimony of the joy that comes from keeping one’s inner gaze focused on the Light of Spirit, given by one of the close disciples Paramahansa Yogananda personally chose to carry on his work after his passing.

Running time: 36 minutes

The Interior Life

 

 Sri Mrinalini Mata

In this powerful talk, current SRF President Sri Mrinalini Mata discusses the deep interior life known to advanced spiritual seekers, and how each of us can discover that unfailing source of personal security and clear insight.

If You Would Know the Guru

Remembrances of Life With Paramahansa Yogananda

 

 Sri Mrinalini Mata

During a service to commemorate an anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s mahasamadhi (a yogi’s final conscious exit from the body), Sri Mrinalini Mata recalls her years with the Master.

Topics include:
• What it means to be a divine incarnation
• The attitude the disciple should have toward the human and divine natures of the Guru
• The bond of unconditional friendship between guru and disciple
• The human side of Paramahansa Yogananda’s divine consciousness, including his joyous, fun-loving nature
• Last moments with the Guru

The Importance of a True Guru

 

 Brother Anandamoy

With his characteristic warmth, humor, and penetrating insight, Brother Anandamoy provides a beautiful portrait of the multifaceted nature of a true guru. Through many inspiring stories, Brother Anandamoy elucidates:

• The seldom-understood distinctions between a spiritual teacher and a true guru
• Degrees of spiritual evolution
• How to deepen one’s attunement with the guru.

Running time: 64 Minutes

Kriya Yoga:

Portal to the Infinite
 Brother Anandamoy

Brother Anandamoy explains why the ancient spiritual science of Kriya Yoga is the central teaching of the path to God outlined by Paramahansa Yogananda, and how its practice gradually brings about an inner awakening more blissful and more deeply satisfying than any of the experiences that the mind or senses or ordinary human emotions can give.

Running time: 28 Minutes

Kriya Yoga:

Divine Dispensation for our Awakening Age
 Brother Anandamoy

In this talk, given in 1995 at the dedication ceremony of the Paramahansa Yogananda Smriti Mandir (Memorial Shrine), Brother Anandamoy speaks on Paramahansa Yogananda’s mission to spread worldwide the teachings of Kriya Yoga—illuminating for this age the universal aspect of religion. He explains that practice of the meditation techniques taught by the Guru, including Kriya Yoga, leads one “steadily and surely to the perception of divinity within.”

Running time: 41 Minutes

Devotion

Understanding Its Deeper Aspects in the Search for God

 

 Brother Anandamoy

Brother Anandamoy, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and a monk of the Self-Realization Fellowship Order, has inspired audiences throughout Europe, India, and the U.S. with his illuminating talks on the ancient science and philosophy of Yoga.

Topics include:
• Cultivating love for God
• Spiritual vs. material desires
• The true meaning of surrender and how it helps one to become receptive to the presence, guidance, and blessings of God and Guru
• Purity of heart — the liberating power of selfless love
• Intensity vs. tension in meditation
• Patience and unconditional devotion
• Many delightful personal stories

Loyalty: The Highest Spiritual Law

 

 Bother Anandamoy

This talk was recorded at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California, during Self-Realization Fellowship’s 1995 Convocation. This informal talk offers inspiring and practical guidance for living our lives in a spiritually harmonious way, secure in the knowledge that we are at every moment in the embrace of a loving divine power.

Spiritual Marriage

 

 Brother Anandamoy

A talk given by Brother Anandamoy at one of the annual Self-Realization Fellowship Convocations. Realizing the deeper, universal purpose of marriage can be a life-long endeavor. Brother Anandamoy describes various ways of quickening this process of growth and understanding. With profound simplicity and directness he discusses the principles and ideals of marriage as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.

Topics Include:

• The goal of marriage
• How to develop greater understanding, affection, and intuition
• Psycho-physiological differences between men and women
• The importance of a loving family life
• Loyalty, trust, and faith in marriage
• Physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of marriage

Running time: 73 minutes

Is Peace Possible in Today’s World?

 

 Brother Anandamoy

In these two talks, given on July 3, 1983, and November 6, 1983, Brother Anandamoy discusses the subtle yet definite causes of war and peace, and explains what each individual can do to help improve world conditions.

Topics include:

• Is there a time when it is right to fight? — principles from the Bhagavad Gita
• The role of free will, karma, and evolution
• Examples from the lives of Gandhi, Lincoln, Padre Pio, and others
• War and peace in relation to the Cosmic Plan
• Understanding the deeper meaning of nonviolence
• Recognizing the subtler levels of violence in ourselves and others
• How each of us can improve world conditions and help to create peace.

Running time: 72 minutes

Ways to Deepen Your Meditations

 

 Brother Bhaktananda

Brother Bhaktananda, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, served as senior minister at the Self-Realization Fellowship temple in Hollywood, California, from 1971 to his passing in 2005. He gave annual classes on Meditation in India Hall at the SRF Hollywood Ashram Center for many years. This CD is a compilation of several of these talks presenting a wide range of essential points that Brother Bhaktananda emphasized to all who sought his counsel on attaining a deeper communion with God through meditation.

Remembrances of the Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda

 

 Brother Mokshananda

Remembrances of the Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, by Brother Mokshananda was recorded at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles during Self-Realization Fellowship’s 1979 Convocation. This inspiring talk, filled with uplifting stories, offers a unique insight into life with the Master.

Running time: 43 minutes

Chanting for Deep Meditation

With Sri Durga Mata

 

 Sri Durga Mata

Archival recordings of Sri Durga Mata performing Paramahansa Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants, and reminiscences of Yogananda’s life and teachings, by one of his early close disciples.

Contents include:

• Two audio CDs with selections from Paramahansa Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants performed by Sri Durga Mata (informally recorded, but digitally restored as much as possible)

• Excerpts from satsangas she conducted with SRF members over the years

• Memorial tribute to Durga Mata by Sri Daya Mata

Light the Lamp of Thy Love

Devotional Chanting Led by Nuns of Self-Realization Fellowship

 

Autor: Self-Realization Fellowship

Joined by several thousand voices in an outpouring of devotion, the Self-Realization Fellowship nunskirtan group generates an atmosphere charged with the joy of God’s presence on these live recordings from the annual SRF Convocation. Several bhajans (devotional songs) from India are included, as well as many favorite selections from Paramahansa Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants. The nuns play traditional Indian instruments -– harmonium, tablas, cymbals, khartaltambura, bells, andsurmandal – on this 2-CD “best of” collection of devotional chanting.Playing Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes

2-CD Compact Disc

When My Dream’s Dream Is Done

Devotional Chanting Led by Nuns of Self-Realization Fellowship

 

Self-Realization Fellowship

Nuns from Self-Realization Fellowship unite thousands of people from around the world in an outpouring of love for God. These periods of kirtan (group chanting to invoke the Divine Presence), recorded live at SRF Convocations in Los Angeles, contain original compositions by Paramahansa Yogananda as well as several bhajans (devotional songs) from India.

Includes: • Hymn to Brahma • Polestar of My Life • O God Beautiful • Spirit and Nature • When My Dream’s Dream Is Done • Satchidananda Guru • Listen, Listen, Listen • Radhe Shyam • Blue Lotus Feet • Om Chant.

Playing time: 74 minutes

I Will Be Thine Always

Devotional Chants Sung by Nuns of Self-Realization Fellowship

 

 Self-Realization Fellowship

Previously available on cassette — now on CD — selections from Paramahansa Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants, sung by nuns of Self-Realization Fellowship.

Includes: I Will Be Thine Always; Where Is There Love?; O Thou King of the Infinite; In the Valley of SorrowI Give You My Soul CallIn the Temple of Silence; I Am the Bubble, Make Me the Sea; and Listen, Listen, Listen

Playing Time: 33:25 minutes

I Will Sing Thy Name

Devotional Chanting Led by Monks of Self-Realization Fellowship

 

Self-Realization Fellowship

More than a thousand voices join Self-Realization Fellowship monks for kirtan, creating a unique atmosphere of spiritual power and joy. Recorded live at an SRF convocation in Los Angeles. Instrumental accompaniment: harmonium,tablas, tanpura, cymbals, and bells.

When Thy Song Flows Through Me

Devotional Chants Sung by Monks of Self-Realization Fellowship

 

Autor: Self-Realization Fellowship

Previously available on cassette — now on CD — monks from the ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda sing selections from his Cosmic Chants. Several chants are performed in the traditionalkirtan style popular in India. Instrumental accompaniment features harmonium, tablas, cymbals, andkartal.

Includes: “Thou Art My Life,” “Door of My Heart,” “When Thy Song Flows Through Me,” “I am the Sky,” “Polestar of My Life,” “Blue Lotus Feet,” “Jai Guru,” “Aum Chant,” “O God Beautiful”

Playing Time: 32:49 minutes

Guru Sharanam

 

Author: Self-Realization Fellowship

A musical tribute to Paramahansa Yogananda in honor of his centennial by a group of SRF/YSS members in Mumbai. Original chants in English and Hindi, by noted Indian musician Sri Ramesh Prem, performed on harmonium, veena, tablas, cymbals, flute, and guitar. “Guru Sharanam” means to seek refuge at the feet of the Guru.

Atma Ki Pukar (Call of the Soul)

 

 Autor: Self-Realization Fellowship

Atma Ki Pukar is Hindi for “Call of the Soul”. This is a selection of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants sung in English, Hindi and Sanskrit by monks of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. Summoning inner inspiration and evoking the Divine Presence, the devotional chants featured on this recording were recorded live during an annual week-long spiritual gathering held at the Yogoda Satsanga Society Ashram in Ranchi, India. Chanting is accompanied by traditional kirtan instruments (harmonium, tabla, cymbals, and tanpura).

Krishna Prem

Devotional Songs to Bhagavan Krishna Sung by Brahmacharini Mirabai

 

  Brahmacharini Mirabai

This recording consists of bhajans sung by Brahmacharini Mirabai expressing devotion for the Lord in the form of avatar Bhagavan Krishna. The accompanying instruments include bells, conch, cymbals, duffle, flute, gongs, harmonium, jaltaranga, khol, santur, sitar, surmandal, tabla, tanpura, vichitra vina, and violin. This recording was made at Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

Arpan

Soul Offerings to the Divine

 

 Brahmacharini Mirabai

Indian devotional chants performed by Brahmacharini Mirabai

Brahmacharini Mirabai (1926–2006) was a much-loved nun of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) whose devotional singing expressed the divine longing and “soul force” that Paramahansa Yogananda extolled in Indian music. She was an acclaimed devotional singer, instrumentalist, and teacher of classical and religious music. Prior to becoming a renunciant, she was known throughout India for her artistry and her beautiful interpretations of classical Indian bhajans (devotional songs) and chants.

This two CD set consists of bhajans sung by her during her only visit to the United States in 1997. As is customary in the spiritual tradition of India, bhajans are meant to invoke the presence and blessings of the One Spirit, or God, in various aspects.

Accompanying the selections are various Indian instruments, including harmonium, tabla, sarod, flute, violin, bells, cymbals, conch, surmandal, and tanpura. Also includes an accompanying booklet with the lyrics in Sanskrit, Bengali, and Hindi with English translation.

Anjali

The Joy of Chanting the Divine Name

 

 Brahmacharini Mirabai

Anjali means offering. Traditional Indian bhajans (devotional songs) are truly offerings to God, composed and sung as expressions of the soul’s homage to the Divine. In August 1997, Brahmacharini Mirabai traveled to the United States to visit the Self-Realization Fellowship ashram centers founded in the West by Paramahansa Yogananda, and to share the spirit and inspiration of Indian bhajans. The selections on Anjali were recorded during her visit — most of them live performances at Self-Realization Fellowship temples and ashram centers, where audiences were deeply moved by her beautiful renditions of these heartfelt songs of devotion.

Jai Ma

 

 Sri and Srimati S. N. Sen

Haunting Bengali bhajans that capture the soul of Indian music. Performed live at the SRF/YSS Ashram in Ranchi by acclaimed musicians Sri and Srimati S. N. Sen (now known by her monastic name of Brahmacharini Mirabai) and their students during a ceremony dedicated to the Divine as Mother of the Universe. English synopses enclosed.

Shanti Mandir

A Selection of Indian Devotional Chants

 

 Brahmacharini Mirabai

These Hindi bhajans are songs of devotion to God reflecting India’s centuried spirit of reverence for the Divine. Recorded at Paramahansa Yogananda’s SRF/YSS Ashram in Ranchi by Brahmacharini Mirabai, a YSS nun known throughout India for her beautiful interpretations of classical Indian music. Traditional Indian instrumental accompaniment. Includes English translations.

The Divine Gypsy

Instrumental Arrangements of Selections from Paramahansa Yogananda’s „Cosmic Chants“

 

 Self-Realization Fellowship

A journey into the spiritual dimensions of sound, this contemplative and uplifting music helps to relax and renew body, mind, and spirit. Instrumental arrangements, performed by disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda, of some of his Cosmic Chants.

Where Golden Dreams Dwell

Instrumental Arrangements of Selections From Paramahansa Yogananda’s „Cosmic Chants“

 

 Self-Realization Fellowship

In the style of the much-loved recording The Divine Gypsy, this new CD is a spiritual journey to “the land beyond our dreams.” Performed by Self-Realization Fellowship members on electric piano and synthesizer, these soothing instrumental arrangements from Paramahansa Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants will help transport listeners from the restlessness of daily life to a place of peace and well-being.

Thou Art My Life

Instrumental Arrangements of Selections From Paramahansa Yogananda’s „Cosmic Chants“

 

 Self-Realization Fellowship

Twelve of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants arranged and performed by a Self-Realization Fellowship nun. These uplifting instrumental arrangements are designed to help the listener enter an interiorized and devotional state of mind, and to relax and renew the body, mind, and spirit. Performed on Roland synthesizer with instrumentation including strings, flute, piano, harp, oboe, and bells, these beautiful renditions transport one’s consciousness from the restlessness of daily life to a place of peace and well being.
Playing Time: 58 Minutes

In the Land beyond my dreams

 

 Brother Premamoy

Selections from Cosmic Chants, arranged for organ and played by SRF Minister Brother Premamoy. This new CD has been digitally re-mastered with the addition of 11 previously unreleased chants.