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"The spine is the highway to the Infinite. Your own body is the temple of God. It is within your own self that God must be realized. Whatever places of pilgrimage you visit outwardly, and whatever outward rituals you perform, the ultimate ‘pilgrimage’ must be within. And the ultimate religious rite must be the offering of your life-force on the altar of inner God-communion." -Paramhansa Yogananda on #Kriya #Yoga ......

Buddha in Bodhi Tree. “When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment”

The Self-Realization Fellowship Shrine

Self Realization Fellowship Shrine. Used to go here as a little girl. So magical. @nancyosings

"Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself..." ~ Parmahansa Yogananda; Founder: Self-Realization Fellowship [Founded: 1920]

Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial - A portion of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes are sealed in the above sarcophagus located at the Self Realization Fellowship Temple; Lake Shrine [Started by Parmahansa Yogananda] in Pacific Palisades, CA - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Paramahansa Yogananda, The Self-Realization Fellowship and Kriya Yoga - Paramahansa Yogananda traveled and lectured widely in America from 1924–1935, speaking to capacity audiences in many of the largest auditoriums. He is one of the spiritual masters from India that brought the various yoga traditions to the United States.