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Unique and inspirational stories by disciples of

Paramahansa Yogananda.

AWAKENING TO THE GURU is a website published independently of Self-Realization Fellowship by devotees of Paramahansa Yogananda to share their personal stories of awakening and to inspire and encourage others on their spiritual journeys. To this end, we have found that stories shared by long-time Kriyabans with many years experience on this path are the most helpful to others.

Paramahansa Yogananda traveled to America in 1920 to bring the teachings of scientific yoga and Self-realization to the western world. He founded Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) headquartered in California and Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) in India and in the ensuing years his teachings have enlightened many people and inspired devotees to organize meditation groups across the globe. People of all ages, from all religious backgrounds, from all around the world can subscribe to the SRF Lessons, a home-study course which includes spiritual meditation techniques and teachings for everyday living. 

The devotee stories within this website are heartfelt, personal soul journeys. Many hours have been devoted to the process of interviewing and editing these stories so that others may benefit from the experiences encountered on the spiritual path.

From Master's book, Journey To Self-realization, he writes, "Live the principles of truth in your life, and by your example and deeds share those ideals." This is what the devotees have done in living their lives and in sharing their stories within, and we are grateful to each and every one of them. Please check back often for new postings. 

This project is published independently of SRF and is not officially sanctioned or approved by SRF or by SRF monastics. The format, interview questions, and the stories themselves are wholly the responsibility of individual persons who wish to participate or share their stories. However, for more information on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and the home-study Lessons, we encourage you to please visit the main website of Self-Realization Fellowship at: