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Sri Mrinalini Mata, President Of Self Realization Fellowship, Passes ...

Sri Mrinalini Mata, President Of Self Realization Fellowship, Passes Away

 

Sri Mrinalini Mata, president of SRF (Self Realization Fellowship) has passed away.

Mrinalini Mata succeeded the late revered Sri Daya Mata as the spiritual leader of Paramahansa Yogananda’s worldwide work. Her appointment was made by a unanimous vote by the SRF Board of Directors on Friday, January 7, 2011.

Mrinalini Mata is one of the close disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda personally chosen and trained by him to help guide his society after his passing. She dedicated more than 60 years to selflessly serving the SRF’s work. (Watch video clips here)

Starting in 1966, she held the position of vice president of Self-Realization Fellowship. In this capacity, she closely assisted Sri Daya Mata in overseeing the spiritual and humanitarian activities of SRF/YSS, including the worldwide dissemination of Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings, the establishment and guidance of temples, centers, and retreats, and the spiritual direction of the SRF monastic communities. She has also served as editor-in-chief of SRF books, lessons, and periodicals.

Born in 1931 in Wichita, Kansas, the future Mrinalini Mata grew up in California. It was in 1945 at the young age of 14 that she first met Paramahansaji, at the SRF Temple founded by the Guru in San Diego. Just a few months later, her desire to dedicate her life to seeking and serving God found fulfillment when, with her parents’ permission, she entered Paramahansa Yogananda’s ashram in Encinitas as a nun of the SRF Order. (Two years later her mother also entered the ashram, receiving the name Meera Mata after taking her final vow of sannyas.)


Chosen by Paramahansa Yogananda for a Special Role

Through daily association during the years that followed (up until the time of the Guru’s passing in 1952), Paramahansaji devoted close attention to the spiritual training of this young nun. (She also completed her formal education in the local schools.) From the very beginning of her life in the ashram, he recognized and spoke openly to the other disciples about her future role, and personally trained her to prepare his writings and talks for publication after his passing.

About Mrinalini Mata’s personal training under Paramahansaji, Sri Daya Mata wrote: “Gurudeva made clear to all of us the role for which he was preparing her, giving her personal instruction in every aspect of his teachings and in his wishes for the preparation and presentation of his writings and talks.”

Among the works that have been published as a result of her efforts are Paramahansa Yogananda’s masterful commentary on the four Gospels (entitled The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You); his critically acclaimed translation and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita (God Talks With Arjuna); several volumes of his poetry and inspirational writings; and three lengthy anthologies of his collected talks and essays.

Mrinalini Mata — whose name refers to the lotus flower, an ancient symbol of spiritual unfoldment — has made a number of visits to India to assist Sri Daya Mata in guiding the spiritual work of Sri Yogananda’s society there and has lectured on his teachings in principal cities of the subcontinent. Her talks on the guru-disciple relationship and a variety of other subjects have been published in Self-Realization magazine as well as released in audio and video formats — including In His Presence: Remembrances of Life With Paramahansa Yogananda, an inspiring video about her years with Paramahansaji and her reflections on his life and teachings.


Origin of Self Realization Fellowship

SRF is a worldwide religious organization with international headquarters in Los Angeles. As expressed in the Aims and Ideals formulated by Paramahansa Yogananda, the society seeks to foster a spirit of greater understanding and goodwill among the diverse peoples and religions of our global family, and to help those of all cultures and nationalities to realize and express more fully in their lives the beauty, nobility, and divinity of the human spirit.

Paramahansa Yogananda founded Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920 to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India. These nonsectarian teachings embody a complete philosophy and way of life for achieving all-round success and well-being, as well as methods of meditation for achieving life’s ultimate goal — union of the soul with Spirit (God).

Yogananda is highly revered for writing Autobiography of a Yogi, an extremely influential book for bringing the original teachings of yoga to the west.

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