If you give even one hour of the day to God in deep meditation, making sincere effort,” Sri Mrinalini Mata said, “you will see how your life changes.
LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB)
August 07, 2017
LOS ANGELES, August 7, 2017 – Sri Mrinalini Mata, president and spiritual leader of one of the world’s most influential Yoga organizations, Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (SRF/YSS), founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi and widely regarded as the father of Yoga in the West), passed away on August 3, 2017 at one of the society’s residences for nuns in Los Angeles. She was 86 years old.
Self-Realization Fellowship teaches the universal essence of all faiths – love for God, and for the Divinity in all beings – and teaches its members to commune daily with God through the system of techniques of yoga meditation brought to the West by Paramahansa Yogananda nearly 100 years ago. Today, SRF/YSS has more than 800 temples, centers, and retreats in more than 60 countries.
Brother Achalananda, vice president of Self-Realization Fellowship, stated, “The inspiration of Sri Mrinalini Mata’s life will leave an enduring imprint on all who have had the good fortune to come in contact with her, either personally or through the spiritual counsel she gave over the years in her writings and recordings. Her service to the work of our founder, Paramahansa Yogananda, has been unique, historic, and irreplaceable. Because of her depth of understanding of the profound and groundbreaking teachings on the yoga science of God-communion he introduced to the world, and her personal example of manifesting them in daily life with purity, humility, compassion, and wisdom, she will continue to be a guiding light for us all.”
Among the tens of thousands of SRF members and friends around the world, Sri Mrinalini Mata – whose name refers to the lotus flower, a symbol of spiritual unfoldment – was deeply regarded as an exemplar of Sri Yogananda’s spiritual principles and ideals, forever encouraging those who sought her counsel to bring the consciousness of God more closely into their lives.
“The one wish in my heart, my deep prayer,” she said, “is to bring to…