AIMS AND IDEALS OF SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP

To disseminate among the nations a knowledge of definite scientific techniques for attaining direct personal experience of God.


  • To teach that the purpose of life is the evolution, through self-effort, of man's limited mortal consciousness into God Consciousness; and to this end to establish Self-Realization Fellowship temples for God-communion throughout the world, and to encourage the establishment of individual temples of God in the homes and in the hearts of men.


  • To reveal the complete harmony and basic oneness of original Christianity as taught by Jesus Christ and original Yoga as taught by Bhagavan Krishna; and to show that these principles of truth are the common scientific foundation of all true religions.


  • To point out the one divine highway to which all paths of true religious beliefs eventually lead: the highway of daily, scientific, devotional meditation on God.


  • To liberate man from his threefold suffering: physical disease, mental inharmonies, and spiritual ignorance.


  • To encourage plain living and high thinking; and to spread a spirit of brotherhood among all peoples by teaching the eternal basis of their unity: kinship with God.


  • To demonstrate the superiority of mind over body, of soul over mind.


  • To overcome evil by good, sorrow by joy, cruelty by kindness, ignorance by wisdom


  • To unite science and religion through realization of the unity of their underlying principles.


  • To advocate cultural and spiritual understanding between East and West, and the exchange of their finest distinctive features.


  • To serve mankind as one's larger Self.


As set forth by Paramahansa Yogananda, Founder - Sri Mrinalini Mata, President

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