Paramhansa Yogananda
Poems

Freedom

Brave cords bind me hand and foot Yet lo, I am free, ever free. Disease, try your tortures, Yet, I am free, ever free. Health, try your lures, Yet, I am free, ever free. Death, destroy my body-prison if you will, Yet, I am free, ever free. Long chains of desires Forged in the furnace of incarnations Have tried to … 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