Paramahansa Yogananda


“Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
– Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible (Matthew 18:20)

“Why shouldn't you strengthen your own vibrations through fellowship with people seeking Self-realization, and by group meditation with them? This practice will fortify your own spiritual convictions you will find that many seemingly insuperable barriers in your life will crumble and dissolve in the waters of meditation. Your devotion and love for God will commingle with the devotion and love of others. Divine bliss will radiate from you, helping all persons you meet.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda in Seeking God Together

“Group Meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda in Seeking God Together

“You can’t be spasmodic in your practice of the techniques. That is why it is so important for you to come together in groups for meditation. Group meditations strengthen the individuals. When you’re in meditation with other devotees you don’t know how much you help one another. It gives you strength. There is a vibration that is created that strengthens, and supports, and encourages each one. So when you sit to meditate just remember this.”
–Sri Daya Mata on the talk Karma Yoga

“Meditate with good companions. They will help you to churn the butter of Self-realization from the milk of your mind. Milk mixes with the waters of worldly delusion and cannot float above them. Butter readily floats on those treacherous waters.”
–Swami Sri Yukteswar in Seeking God Together

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