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The Final Days of Paramahansa Yogananda - A Talk by Sri Daya Mata (Third President of SRF/YSS)

Sri Daya Mata

In this vivid firsthand account, Sri Daya Mata — one of the great Guru’s foremost disciples and the third president of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India — memorably recalls the final days of Paramahansa Yogananda, including his prediction of his earthly departure, the dramatic moment of its fulfillment in mahasamadhi, and the passing of his spiritual mantle.

This recording was made on March 7, 1965, during a special service commemorating the anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s mahasamadhi (a great yogi’s final conscious exit from the body). The occasion was also the tenth anniversary of Sri Daya Mata’s having been appointed as president of SRF/YSS. The service took place at the Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas, California.

Paramahansa Yogananda said: “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.”