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
Poems

Compassion’s Castle

While shots and shells of hate Fall around thee Remain castled in love. While bombs of misunderstanding Keep bursting Remain hidden ‘Neath the deep caves of compassion. While poisonous vapors of delusion Seek to choke the life of thy wisdom Mask thy soul with taintless love. For the castle of love divine Is a safe haven From temptation’s armies. Dig … Read More

Young Paramhansa Yogananda in Lotus Pose
Poems

God Alone

I drank the crushed beauty of a sextillion stars; I sipped the sap of all sane pleasures; I made a bonfire of all sorrows and basked in the blaze of bliss. I quaffed the commingled love of all hearts; I mingled paternal, maternal, and fraternal love together, And drank that to the dregs. I squeezed the Scriptures for a drop … Read More

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

Jesus Christ
Original Christianity

Be a True Christ One

This is my Christmas song to you: that by daily meditation you will so prepare the cradle in your consciousness that you will behold the Infinite Baby Christ laid there anew. From today until Christmas pray deep and long until every day becomes a true Christmas day of Christ-communion. Spiritualize the social ceremonious Christmas celebration around the Christmas tree of … Read More