Pilgrimage to SRF Hollywood Temple
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Over Entry Gate
Established in 1942 by Paramahansa Yogananda. He conducted services here for many years.


Temple Windows


Temple Doors
Devotees at Forest Lawn
Paramahansa Yogananda's Crypt at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park.   Capt. & Mrs. Anand Hiranandani of Bombay, India, fulfill their dream of traveling to the U.S. to visit these sites.
Some Kansas City Meditation Group
members at Convocation

The Thirsty Mouth of Transmuted Desires
 …As the devotee gradually destroys his evil inclinations and feels desolate without those pleasures, he should console himself with the thought that his pleasure-loving experiences have not been destroyed; they are in the process of transformation, to be lifted through meditation from the plane of misery to the joyful plane of God-attachment.
 The devotee is therefore justified in transmuting his evil desires. He does not suppress or kill them, for that would make him a mental fossil. On the contrary, it is through the thirsty mouth of transmuted desires that he drinks the immortal nectar of God-Bliss!
   Paramahansa Yogananda, The Bhagavad Gita: God Talks With Arjuna, p.217

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