“Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, idolater, worshiper of fire,
Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
…Come, and come yet again.
Ours is not a caravan of despair”.
“Go not far, Sassi! nor give up the quest,
Walk not with your feet, yet sit not quite content
All connection with joys of life snap,
Walk with your heart, that journey may soon end.”
………Bhitai [Sur Sasui]
To bring divine awareness into our human consciousness
we must outgrow the limited conventional concept of Christ.
To me Christmas is a thought of spiritual grandeur –
a realisation that our minds are an altar of Christ, the Universal
Intelligence in all creation. Jesus was born in a little crib, but
the Christ Spirit is omnipresent.
–Paramahansa Yogananda, “Self-Realization Magazine”
Be with people in silence; don’t spend precious time
and energy in idle talk. Eat in silence; work in silence.
God loves silence.
–Paramahansa Yogananda, SRF Lessons
Lift your eyes and concentrate within. Behold the
astral star of divine wisdom and let the wise thoughts
in you follow that telescopic star to behold the Christ
In that land of everlasting Christmas, of festive,
omnipresent Christ Consciousness, you will find Jesus,
Krishna, the saints of all religions, the great guru-
preceptors waiting to give you a divine floral reception
of everlasting happiness.
–Paramhansa Yogananda, “Metaphysical Meditations”