Swami Shyamananda on Paramahansa Yogananda

“I felt a greater longing for God, and a great love for Him.”

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A Legacy of Guru-Seva

These deeply inspiring accounts of how Sri Daya Mata and Swami Shyamananda worked together in spreading Paramahansa Yogananda's teachings throughout India originally appeared in the Fall 1971 issue of Self-Realization magazine. Presented here in their entirety, these articles stand as a tribute to the spiritual ideal of guru-seva (service to the guru as a form of spiritual practice).

Picking Up the Guru’s Banner

The Indomitable Life of Swami Shyamananda Giri

Swami Shyamananda Giri: Spiritual Warrior for God and Guru

Sri Daya Mata’s remarks at Swami Shyamananda’s memorial service