Thanksgiving prises opens in your consciousness
the way for spiritual growth and cosmic energy supply to come to you.
Spirit pushes Itself into visible manifestation as
soon as a channel is opened through which It can flow.
You should be thankful for everything at all times.
Realize that all power to think, and speak and act
comes from God, and that He is with you now, guiding
and inspiring you. (re-edited)

—Paramahansa Yogananda, “Thanksgiving Message”

Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

The Holy Bible John 4:13, 14

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.

Holy Bible John 10:27-30

I will prepare for the coming of the Omnipresent
Baby Christ by cleaning the cradle of my consciousness,
now rusty with selfishness, indifference, and sense at-
tachments; and by polishing it with deep, daily, divine
meditation, introspection, and discrimination. I will re-
model the cradle with the dazzling soul-qualities of
brotherly love, humbleness, faith, desire for God-real-
ization, will power, self-control, renunciation, and un-
selfishness, that I may fittingly celebrate the birth of the
Divine Child.

Paramhansa Yogananda

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

The Holy Bible Matthew 7:7,8

Hanuman Chalisa translated in English
श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज बी
In the Lotus feet of my teacher/Guardian
निज मन मुकुर सुधारि।
I purify the mirror of my heart
बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु
I illustrate the story of immaculate Rama
जो दायकु फल चारि॥
which bestows four fruits (The 4 Purusharth : desire, prosperity, righteousness, liberation)
बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिकै
Considering myself as frail & unwise
सुमिरौं पवनकुमार।
I contemplate Son of Wind (Hanuman)
बल बुद्धिविद्या देहु मोहिं
to impart power, knowledge & civilization
हरहु कलेश विकार ॥
& to eradicate all the miseries of life.
जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर।
I glorify lord Hanuman, the deep sea of knowledge & virtues
जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर॥
I glorify The Monkey man “Vanara”, who lightens the three worlds (earth, atmosphere & beyond)
राम दूत अतुलित बल धामा।
I glorify the faithful envoy of lord Ram,
अंजनि पुत्र पवनसुत नामा॥
who is also known as son of anjana (anjaniputra) & wind’s son (pavansuta)
महाबीर बिक्रम बजरंगी।
You are the distinguished warrior, the courageous & possess strength as “Indra’s vajra”
कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी॥
You demolish despicable mind and befriend fine intellect
कंचन बरन बिराज सुबेसा।
being gold complexioned he dwells in his handsome form
कानन कुंडल कुंचित केसा॥
You adorn earrings & curly hair.
हाथ बज्र औ ध्वजा बिराजै। You hold “Vajra” in one hand & flag in the other
काँधे मूँज जनेऊ साजै॥
You adorn the sacred thread “Janeu” prepared by “Munja grass” on your shoulder
शंकर सुवन केसरी नंदन।
You are the delight of Shiva, the son of Kesari
तेज प्रताप महा जग बंदन॥
You possess a majestic aura & are admired by the whole world
बिद्यावान गुनी अति चातुर।
You are the laudable abode of the eighteen types of Vidya
राम काज करिबे को आतुर॥
You are always willing to serve lord Rama
प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया।
You adore listening Lord Rama’s legends
राम लखन सीता मन बसिया॥
You reside in the heart of Rama, his wife Sita & his younger brother Lakshman.
सूक्ष्म रूप धरी सियहिं दिखावा।
You searched Sita by adorning the miniscule form
बिकट रूप धरि लंक जरावा॥
And you set gold made Lanka ablaze by appearing in an outsized form
भीम रूप धरि असुर सँहारे।
You destroyed all the demons by taking horrendous form
रामचन्द्र के काज सँवारे॥
And that is how you performed all the deeds of Sri Rama.
लाय सँजीवनि लखन जियाए।
You carried the Dronagiri Mountain from Himalayas, which contained Sanjeevani to Lanka and saved Lakshman.
श्रीरघुबीर हरषि उर लाए॥
Elated by this act Sri Rama embraced you.
रघुपति कीन्हीं बहुत बड़ाई।
Rama applauded many times.
तुम मम प्रिय भरतहि सम भाई॥
Rama even said that you are dear to him just like his brother Bharat.
सहस बदन तुम्हरो जस गावैं।
Thousands of people will pay tribute to you
अस कहि श्रीपति कंठ लगावैं॥
Saying this; Rama again embraces you
सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा।
Many saints like Bhramha & Munisha
नारद सारद सहित अहीसा॥
Narad & Sarad have blessed Hanuman.
जम कुबेर दिक्पाल जहाँ ते।
Yama Kuber & Dikpal
कबी कोबिद कहि सकैं कहाँ ते॥
Kavi & Kovid, none could elucidate Hanuman’s glory.
तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहिं कीन्हा।
You were extreme benevolent to Sugreev
राम मिलाय राजपद दीन्हा॥
Befriended him with Rama & acquired him his Kingdom Kishkindha
तुम्हरो मन्त्र बिभीषन माना।
Even Vibhishan endorsed your mantra, as a result, became king of Lanka
लंकेश्वर भए सब जग जाना॥
Ravan, former king of Lanka, was scared of you.
जुग सहस्र जोजन पर भानू।
Sun, which is at thousands of distance from Earth
लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू॥
You swallowed it believing it to be a syrupy fruit.
प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहीं।
Placing the ring in your mouth
जलधि लाँघि गये अचरज नाहीं॥
Its not astounding that you leaped the ocean
दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते ।
The obscure tasks of the world
सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते॥
were achieved by your grace
राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे।
You are the concierge & guardian of Rama’s court
होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसारे॥
No one can enter in his court without your consent
सब सुख लहै तुम्हारी शरना।
All pleasures are attained by your refugee
तुम रक्षक काहू को डर ना॥
No fear can abode the one whom you protect
आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै ।
Once you commemorate your powers
तीनौं लोक हाँक ते काँपे॥
all three world’s start trembling with fear
भूत पिशाच निकट नहिं आवै।
Evil spirits can not disturb
महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै॥
when one sings your hymns & remembers you.
नासै रोग हरै सब पीरा।
you destroy all the ailments & take away all the pessimism
जपत निरंतर हनुमत बीरा॥
of those who regular remember you.
सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा।
Though Rama is the Supreme Being
तिन के काज सकल तुम साजा॥
you accomplish all his tasks.
और मनोरथ जो कोई लावै।
If anyone ever desires for something
तासु अमित जीवन फल पावै॥
You fulfill his desires manifolds
साधु संत के तुम रखवारे।
You are Saints & the one who meditates protector
असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे॥
You slay demons & are dear to Rama
अष्ट सिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता।
You possess eight supernatural powers & nine treasures
अस बर दीन्ह जानकी माता॥
and this has been granted to you by Rama’s wife Sita.
तुम्हरे भजन राम को पावै।
Whoever sings your hymns directly possess the Supreme Being, Rama
जनम जनम के दुख बिसरावै॥
and gets rid of all the adversities & negativities of life.
अंत काल रघुबर पुर जाई।
The one who is y our devotee, goes to the Supreme being’s abode after his body death
जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई॥
And when they are reborn after that, they are always known as God’s devotees
और देवता चित्त न धरई।
Anyone who does not prayer to any other God
हनुमत सेइ सर्व सुख करई॥
but only to you, even he attains all the treasures of life ( generally it is said that every god imparts something or the other)
संकट कटै मिटै सब पीरा।
All the ailments vanish & one is relieved from all the adversities
जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा॥
once when someone becomes your devotee & remembers you.
जय जय जय हनुमान गोसाईं।
I praise the victorious , the master of all senses, Hanuman
कृपा करहु गुरुदेव की नाईं॥
just like guru showers his blessings on his disciple, shower me with your blessings
जो शत बार पाठ कर कोई।
The one who recites this hymn 100 times
छूटहि बंदि महा सुख होई॥
All his troubles vanish & he gains all the life’s treasures.
जो यह पढ़ै हनुमान चालीसा।
Who ever recites this Chalisa
होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा॥
obtains all the powers & lord Shiva is the witness of this.
तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा।
Tulsidas, who is the writer of this Chalisa, will always remain you disciple
कीजै नाथ हृदय महँ डेरा॥
and he prays to the lord enshrine in his soul always.
पवनतनय संकट हरन मंगल मूरति रूप।
I call upon son of wind, an auspicious form to remove all miseries of my life
राम लखन सीता सहित हृदय बसहु सुर भूप॥
I pray to you to reside in my heart with Rama, Sita & Lakshman.


In the depths of the human condition, in the total acceptance of your humanity lies the ocean of divinity. The clear sky, the pure waters are not far away but in the middle of the struggle of human life. The yogis say, “The lotus grows in the mud.” This great compassion comes when one acknowledges one’s human condition, faults and failings, and learns to love greatly one’s own humanity, even one’s weaknesses and failings.

When one can have great compassion for oneself, one learns compassion for others. When sadhakas come together, these struggles come too, but they are part and parcel of the path and development of human kindness. Be kind to yourselves and to one another.

In the ocean of Brahma, on the shores of eternity, leave all baggage behind and give yourself over to the sea. Then like the salt doll that enters the ocean, let all that has been you return to its source. Let the grace of Bhagavan enfold you in the ocean of beatitude. Dissolve into the heart cavern of the universe where time has no beginning and no end, where mind ceases and you are finally home.


n order to find our point of contact with God,
we must find our point of contact within. All ideals
are first conceived in that inner being ; and as they
are applied in the life, our life becomes fruitful or
unfruitful. Every one has some ideal, but all do not
live up to it. We must work it out. Those who from
the outset deny their power to do this, they accomplish
little ; but those who strive for it, their life is
productive. We must not leave our ideal indefinite.

Swami Parmananda
Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers

All-radiant Light of the Universe !
Make my heart so harmonious, so free from
alien and unworthy impulses,
That I may ever feel Thy infinite and all-loving
Presence within me.
Sun, moon, stars, all express Thy Divine radiance
Thou art my life ; Thou art the Light of my soul.
Shine brightly within me
And may I never veil Thy glory.

Swami Parmananda
Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers

Awakener, Thy robe of many hues
Hath transformed the dull sky into a lustre of
I never tire of Thy wondrous light ;
I am never sated by Thy ever-fresh beauty.

Swami Parmananda
Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers

He who is ever content and
meditative, self-subjugated and
possessed with firm conviction,
with mind and heart dedicated
to Me, he who is thus consecrated
to Me is dear to Me.


We bring Thee our humble hearts.
No merit have we save our faith in Thine
infinite compassion.
Do Thou make of us Thy tools that at all
hours, in work and play,
We may revolve in Thy safe-keeping.

Swami Parmananda
Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers (BDTP)

The desire for happiness (sukha prema) is a proof of the ever-existing happiness of the Self. Otherwise how can desire for it arise in you?

If headache was natural to human beings no one would try to get rid of it. But everyone that has a headache tries to get rid of it, because he has known a time when he had no headache. He desires only that which is natural to him. So too he desires happiness because happiness is natural to him. Being natural, it is not acquired. Man’s attempts can only be to get rid of misery. If that be done the ever-present bliss is felt.

Ramana Maharishi

You start dying slowly – By Pablo Neruda
You start dying slowly
if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.
You start dying slowly
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.
You start dying slowly
If you become a slave of your habits,
Walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.
You start dying slowly
If you avoid to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.
You start dying slowly
If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love,
If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you do not go after a dream,
If you do not allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice…
Pablo Neruda,
(THE Spanish poet won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971)

Help me to give myself to complete spiritual
union with the Source of strength and
Lift me above all bondage and weakness.
Make my mind so free and one-pointed that it
may be full of strength.
May I turn towards the Light,
That Light which reveals, the Light that
redeems ;
To that Light which restores and replenishes.

Swami Parmananda

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