About the AUM Fund
(Ananda’s United Mission)
Paramhansa Yogananda’s life and mission brought to the world deep joy, hope, and inspiration.
Yet in 1990, Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) sued Ananda in an attempt to monopolize
Ananda fought back and eventually won that lawsuit.
All the ways that we are able to serve today —
every book, website, advertisement, class and seminar,
Kriya and Discipleship initiation, online program, and download —
is made possible because we defeated SRF’s legal claim that it held
an exclusive right to represent Yogananda.
Every one of us today,
and every person who will be drawn to Ananda in the future, will benefit from this hard-won victory.
The Great “Tapasya”
(Sanskrit meaning: an austerity undertaken out of love for God)
It took 12 years (1990 – 2002) for Ananda to win this struggle.
The blessings were huge … the costs were huge… and it was worth every penny!
By the end it had cost Ananda just over $12 million to ensure our right,
and the rights of others, to freely access, publish and share Master’s works —
his teachings, writings, chants, and images of him.
Between 1992 and October 2011, the AUM Fund had paid off $10.8 million in legal debt. In October we announced a global campaign to pay the remaining $1.16 million by the end of 2012. We chose 2012 because it is the 10th anniversary of the end of our legal battle and an auspicious time to be freed of the burden of this debt. As of December 2012 we've received $1,148,000 in donations!
These are a mere sampling of what we have won the right to offer:
Publication of The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita
Our websites, online classes, and webinars
Reprinting of the original Autobiography of a Yogi
Kriya and discipleship initiations worldwide
Publication of Revelations of Christ
Publication of Yogananda’s “Wisdom Series”
We ask you to commit your will and energy to help this Ananda-wide effort succeed. Imagine the dynamic success magnetism created as we all move together toward the finish line of paying off the remaining debt. Not only will this karma be finished, but the expansion of Master’s mission through Ananda will no longer be fettered by these monthly costs.
We suggest that you take a few moments of silence and ask for
Yogananda’s guidance — what would he recommend you give? Then
open your heart and complete your pledge. If you have already
been donating, we thank you in advance for your continued support
(many Ananda members have been donating for the past 20 years).
If you’ve come to Ananda more recently, then we ask you to join the worldwide “AUM Fund Family” and add your energy and financial support now. Experience the joy and privilege as you help finish the great venture that won the right for people everywhere to share the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
To close, we take to heart the words of Lahiri Mahasaya as he reminded
devotees of the unstoppable effort needed to find God: “Doing, doing, one day — done!”
Please join us in completing this karma and together let’s joyfully affirm:
Doing, Doing — DONE! 2012
In divine friendship and joy,
Nayaswamis Jyotish, Devi, Hriman, David (Praver), Raghu, Jyoti, Daiva Glazzard, Latika Parojinog
For Ananda's United Mission Fund
Your donation is tax-deductible
Ananda Church of Self-Realization of Nevada County
(Ananda Sangha Worldwide)
A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Religious Corporation
14618 Tyler Foote Road
Nevada City, CA 95959