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 Yogannada During High School with Other Boys
Poems

God as Light

The Spirit was invisible, existing alone in the home of all space. He piped to Himself the ever-new, ever-entertaining song of perfect beatific bliss. As He sang through His voice of eternity to Himself, He wondered if aught but Himself were listening and enjoying His song. To His astonishment, He felt that He was also the cosmic song and He … Read More