Self-Realization Fellowship Blog

You Made the Difference in 2023 — Thank You!

February 13, 2024

Warmest greetings to you! We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your love and friendship this past year. Please know how deeply grateful we are for your outpouring of prayers, service, and financial support as we walk this universal path of yoga brought by our guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.

Over the past year, as a united spiritual family we have been able to accomplish much in advancing Paramahansa Yogananda’s mission. With the help of your generous support in 2023, together we were able to expand access to Paramahansaji’s liberating teachings and timeless wisdom to even more spiritual seekers worldwide.

For example, the weekly online inspirational services program provided an increasing number of members and friends of SRF with the opportunity to put into practice the time-tested insights and methods of yoga. And expanded online programs for children and teens enabled more young people around the world to gain critical “how-to-live” skills and develop new and rewarding spiritual friendships.

Many hands working together also made possible a major collaborative accomplishment for Paramahansaji’s work in 2023, one that will change the lives of thousands of spiritual seekers — the release of the much-anticipated Portuguese language edition of the new Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. One of our Portuguese-speaking members expressed so beautifully in this note of appreciation:

“We are really grateful for the SRF Portuguese Lessons Launch this year. This moment brings joy, freedom, and hope to all of us Portuguese speakers. I used to think that every time reading the [English] Lessons was like having a special meeting with Guruji. And now no translation is needed — we don’t need to worry about the language anymore and if the meaning is understood correctly. We can solely concentrate on receiving the divine wisdom that Gurudeva is trying to bestow on us. We thank all those whose efforts made this translation possible.” — C. P. T., Brazil

Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings are vitally needed in the world today, and through your own spiritual efforts and your outer support you are helping to spread Paramahansaji’s transforming message of Self-realization.

Sri Daya Mata, beloved third president of SRF/YSS, once said: “A deep bond unites all of us who love God and sincerely strive to follow the principles of spiritual living that Paramahansa Yogananda has given. We are traveling together toward the Supreme Goal; and by our prayers, meditations, and efforts to attune our thoughts and actions with the Divine, we uplift one another and can do much to spread the light of His goodness and love.”

As we look ahead to the coming months of 2024, we pray that you feel ever more tangibly the blessings of these teachings and a deepening connection and strength within Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual family.

May God ever bless you and your loved ones.

In divine friendship,

Self-Realization Fellowship
Mother Center

P.S. As a small offering of our appreciation, we are including a downloadable affirmation card you can print and use in the months to come.

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No puedo expresar con palabras las bendiciones que mi maestro Yoganando ha derramado sobre mi vida. Gracias, gracias, gracias. Maestro, te amo.


Jai Guru! Thank you for all the love and dedication to Guruji's works and teachings. Thank you for bringing them to us, from far across the globe where we do not have any centres.

Shubhangi Barve

Thank you so much for this lovely message and blessings I am overwhelmed 💖💖 I am grateful to beloved Guruji for bringing me to this path

Anik Das Gupta

Jai Guru!!
Thankyou for showing the path towards divine service.

Krishna Vinayak Barve

Jai Guru !!! I am overwhelmed to receive this massage. Thank you very much. 🙏🙏🙏

Ron Coristine

The blessings that flow are beyond my expectations. I am forever grateful for the richness of teachings and the joy that comes from them.


No need to download the affirmation. It has been impressed in my mind since the first time I heard it. It goes together with "I relax and cast aside all mental burdens, allowing God to express through me His perfect love, peace and wisdom." What a treasure.


Thanks you Divine Masters and SRF family for your teaching , love and blessings . I pray that we are able to spread this love to all parts and liberate our souls a


Thank You Divine Friendship. Peacefully Yours, Gabrielle 🤍🙏🏾


Dear Mother Center- Thank you for all that you do for us. My life on this path has become a beautiful journey for my own self and inspires me to give my best every day.


Thank you soo much to all , I really fell blessed to be one of SRF members, thank you, thank you very much, jai guru 🙏


Our family has found a new family in our local SRF ! I hope many can find new joys that we have found since discovering Masters divine work! So blessed to receive so much grace and blessings that keep pouring. Loving being part of the local family, serving master and God. Thank you to everyone at the mother center so much love oozes from you all! Jai guru!!


I am overwhelmed to receive this message from mother centre. Blessed to be in this path and to be associated with Gurus work. Great work of Guruji from all of you. 🙏🙏🙏

LynnAnnRose Huntington

In my one person ashram the weekly videos have kept me afloat in Masters Bliss. When I started 50 years ago the videos and online offerings would have saved me so much heartache. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!


Muchas gracias a todos aquellos hermanos de SRF, con cuyo trabajo logran que contemos con las
Lecciones en nuestro idioma. Jai Guru!!

J thompson

To all of you who have worked in divine service Thank You. Your work has kept me afloat in my one person ashram. My gratitude for you doing Masters work knows no ounds

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