Week of Sep 30th-Oct 6th, 2013

"The ordinary man is easily deluded by the wiles of maya. Our mortal desires keep us away from God. If we just give all our desires to the Lord and perform our duties only to please Him, we automatically go back to Him.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 06 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Most Tempting Temptation". The service is from 11 am to 12 noon. Sunday School for children ages 3-12 is also held from 11 am to 12 noon. Parents with younger children may enjoy the service from the infant room located in the Sunday School building. The Reading Service is preceded by a meditation service from 10 to 10:45 am, and by group practice of the Self-Realization Fellowship Energization Exercises at 9:40 am.

Weekly Affirmation:

“Teach me, O Spirit, to distinguish between the soul’s lasting happiness and the temporary pleasures of the senses. Teach me not to engross myself in passing sense-pleasures. Teach me to discipline my senses that they may always make me really happy. Teach me to substitute for sense temptations the greater allurement of soul happiness.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)


  • This Saturday, October 5, we will have our monthly Day of Service and Fellowship starting at 7:30 am with a brief meditation. Due to the rising temperatures and the summer heat, we are starting earlier and we will also plan on ending the outside work sooner. We dedicate only one day a month to the care and upkeep of Master’s sanctuary in Houston so that it remains a magnet for those seeking to meditate together or to learn of Self-Realization Fellowship for the first time. If you are planning to attend, we request that you please inform Sudha by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as this will help us to organize head count for lunch on the Day of Service.
  • Self-Realization Fellowship will be conducting a Lecture Tour in Dallas from Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Dallas Fort Worth Airport South in Irving, TX. If you are planning to attend the Kriya Initiation ceremony, please visit their website at http://srfdallasfortworth.org/srf-monastics-lecture-tour/. Also, if you are interested in carpooling, please contact Jose at jiguzman@yahoo.com
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.