Paramhansa Yogananda
Poems

Divine Love

Thou art the mystic echo from the caverns of heart, and the inaudible voice of feeling. Thou unseen charmer of souls, Thou art the fountain flowing from the bosom of friendship. Thou are the unseen cord of self-bound souls and the rays of secret warmth which break buds of feeling into blossoms of endearing, soulful words of poesy and loyalty. … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda Playing the Esraj
Prayers

Divine Joy

Bless us with Thy intoxicating, ever-new, joyous, supremely satisfying contact. Teach us to drink Thee, that every blood cell, every thought, and every feeling may become saturated with Thy joy and have their pleasure-thirst quenched forever. After tasting Thee, lead us to temptation if Thou wilt. After we are sure of Thy most tempting, everlasting gift of Thyself, then test … 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 Holding Mangoes
How to be Happy

Creating Your Happiness

It is easier to spend than to earn. Also, it is harder to save than to earn. Most people spend thirty dollars a week when their income is only twenty. The extra ten dollars is acquired by borrowing, or by buying with promises to pay in the future, on installment plans and such systems. You must not always feel that … Read More