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by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

During dark nights of misfortune, I find it even sweeter, now, to offer Thee the flowers of my appreciation for being always there, protecting me.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

O mighty, mystic Judge of Life, I asked Thee in my hall of soul-stillness: “What is sin?” Thy whispers of silence, dim at first, grew into bright articulations of thought; I heard and understood Thy meaning. “Sin is a rebel-king.”

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Bless me, that my sacred, wise thoughts, following this star of knowledge, lead me to the Christ in everything

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Thy fragrance has quenched at last the perfume-thirst of my soul.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Those whose hearts are breaking with sadness and despair: dry their scalding teardrops with Thy invisible hand.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Oh, my little, vain ego may strut proudly, saying: “Behold my glory! Worship me!” But I will look through its transparent form and behold Thine unimaginable beauty clothed in the subtle form of the whole universe!

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Give us our daily bread: food, health, and prosperity for the body; efficiency for the mind; and, above all, Thy wisdom and love for our souls. Teach us to deliver ourselves, with Thy help, from the meshes of ignorance which we have woven through our own carelessness.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

At last the cloud of silence within me, holding Thee remote, burst, and the rising waters of Thy Spirit broke the narrow boundaries of my soul, baptizing me in Thine expanding waters of infinity.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I feel Thy joy in all things! Make me a lighthouse of joy also, guiding storm-tossed vessels of life to safety on the shores of Thy joy.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Suddenly I beheld myself in rags. Seated on the hard stones of poverty I wept, and my teardrops fell on the unheeding, unrelenting stones of my present circumstances.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I do not want to lose myself. Thy tiny dewdrop craves only, by merging in Thee, to feel that I am one with all the other drops in Thy ocean.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I am aware that this turbulent dancing show is only a vast illusion. I am happy to have acted both tragic and comic parts. Still, Father, give me now and then a few days of respite from my task!

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I have burnt my past, destroying every seed of evil destiny. I am the Eternal NOW, having torn to shreds my enclosing cocoon of ignorance with the sharp knife of free will.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I beheld Thy bliss-face emerge from the dark shadows of my ignorance, where it had been hidden for long aeons by my indifference. And, seeing Thy smiling joy, I know that my own happiness mirrored Thy blessed image.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I take this sacred vow: Never will I lower my love’s gaze below the eyebrow-horizon of my constant thoughts of Thee! Never will I turn my uplifted inner sight away from Thee!

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

No more will I remain moving through the sea of cosmic consciousness—night and day, years, decades, and how many incarnations!—so close, yet never able to contact Thy sea.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

My lot is small, and my life’s season is short, yet now I would produce a mighty harvest. I will expand my kingdom of will power. To do so, I must conquer new states of consciousness, enlarge my achievements, and outgrow, in consciousness, every limiting horizon.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I bring Thee all the honey from the hive of my heart. All that was ever mine is now Thine alone.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Each human being is but one Flame, separate-seeming from all others.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

The voice of Thy wisdom roams through the ether of space, seeking everywhere hearts that are tuned to ecstasy.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Guide Thou my understanding and powers, so that I may turn evil, dark minds into sparkling wisdom rays.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Teach us to feel that no duty is more important than our duty to Thee.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Father, I am swimming in the sea of my craving for Thee.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I was made for Thee alone. I was made for dropping flowers of devotion gently at Thy feet.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I pray that I may behold my love in others.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I pray only that my love for Thee never fade.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Thou light of my life—thou camest to spread wisdom’s glow
over the path of my soul.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Unknown I will walk by your side
And guard you with invisible arms.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Bless me, that with the humming
atoms I may time my song with Thine.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Tell me Thou didst love me always, but that I knew it not.