Poems

Dreamers All

I am only awake When I enter the chamber of slumber. Then I forsake all dreams of wakefulness Or nocturnal dreams of fancy. I am awake when I silence my mind And its dreams of this cosmic puzzle. The dreams of sleep are one dream for me And the dream of wakefulness is another dream. When both these dreams Disappear … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda at Yellowstone
Poems

Ocean of Intuition

Beneath the ocean vast Of intuition, deeply cast Yourself. You touch the Cause Supreme, Spread with pearly wisdom’s beam; And watch tumultuous difference and want retreat, When your soul the Supreme Soul would meet. Armoured by will of steel, Untouched by lamentation, worry sharks. Moving in deep wisdom’s light, Your darkness disappears. Soul solace will appear. With heart made pure … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda with Motherly Glance
Poems

My Littleness Changed

When I woke in You And my body-dream was no more, I found my littleness changed into Thy vastness, My body into Thy body. My eyes I found In every speck of space. My hands I found Working in all energies. I found all space The sensitive derma Of my vast body. And I can feel All creatures Of creation … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda Standing
Poems

Leaving Thy Vow

Blossoms come and seasons change, They all speak of Thee. The moon slightly shows Thy smile, The sun holds Thy lamp of life. When wilt Thou talk to Me, Leaving Thy vow of silence? Wake! Wake! from Thy sleep Speak to me now, O Lord. I have been swimming for Thee In the sea of my tears. In the arteries … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda
Poems

The Awakening

Make me transparent with purity, that Thou mayest shine through me. Make me luminous with wisdom, that I may behold Thee in me. Still the moving mirror of my mind, that I may behold Thy Mooned Face, undistorted by my restlessness, ever reflected there. Open all the windows of Faith, that I may behold Thee in the Mansion of Peace. … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda Gazing to the Side
Letters by Yogananda

A Christmas Letter to Students, All Individuals, and All Nations

Dear Friends: Let us decorate the growing Christmas Tree of Civilization with the flaming flags of all brother nations. Let us drown our differences and behold the branches of our National Life spreading out from the tree of one International Life. Let us demand that America, India, Germany, Russia, France, China, Japan, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Mexico, Egypt, and all … Read More