Guru’s Promise

” I can show you Spirit without fail if you will follow me and practice what I teach.”


Guru’s Promise


Those who have come to Self-Realization Fellowship truly seeking inward spiritual help shall receive what they seek from God. Whether they come while I am in body, or afterward, the power of God through the link of the SRF Gurus shall flow into the devotees just the same, and shall be the cause of their salvation.
All devotees who are regular and faithful in their practice of SRF teachings shall find that their lives become purified and transformed. In their persistence and steadiness, true devotees of this path shall find emancipation.

Implicit in the SRF techniques and teachings are the help and blessings of the SRF line of Gurus. Devotees who conduct their lives according to SRF principles will be blessed with the hidden and open direction of the SRF line of Gurus.

The ever-living Babaji has promised to guard and guide the progress of all sincere SRF devotees. Lahiri Mahasaya and Sri Yukteshwarji, who have left their physical forms, and I myself, even after I have left the body – all will ever protect and direct the sincere members of SRF/YSS.
God has sent you to me, and I shall never fail you. Even when I am gone, my help will always be given to devotees all over the world, if they keep in tune.

Never think for a moment that when I am physically absent from you all, I am not otherwise with you. I shall be just as deeply concerned for your spiritual welfare when I am no longer in this body as I am now.
I shall be watching over each one of you, and whenever a true devotee thinks of me in the depths of his/her soul, he/she will know that I am near.

-Paramahansa Yogananda