Tag Archives: advent

Advent…and a few words from Paramahansa Yogananda

This image of Paramahansa Yogananda at Niagara Falls was found here.

Meditation for Christmas

Celebrate the birth of Christ in the cradle of your consciousness during the Christmas season. Let His vast perception in Nature, in space, and in universal love be felt within your heart.

Break the limitations of caste, color, race, religious prejudice,and inharmony, that the cradle of your heart be big enough to hold within you the Christ-love for all creation.

On every Christmas morn of your inner perception, prepare precious packages of divine qualities and deliver them to the beloved souls who gather around the Christmas tree of inner awakening, to commemorate His birth in understanding, truth, and bliss.

Celebrating the birth of omniscient, omnipresent Christ Consciousness on the joyous Christmas festivity of your inner awakening, you will find the unbroken happiness of your dreams.

Let the omniscient Christ Consciousness come to earth a second time and be born in you, even as it was manifested in the mind of Jesus.

(Metaphysical Meditations) by Paramahansa Yogananda

Advent…and a few words from Paramahansa Yogananda

This image of Paramahansa Yogananda at Niagara Falls was found here.

Meditation for Christmas

Celebrate the birth of Christ in the cradle of your consciousness during the Christmas season. Let His vast perception in Nature, in space, and in universal love be felt within your heart.

Break the limitations of caste, color, race, religious prejudice,and inharmony, that the cradle of your heart be big enough to hold within you the Christ-love for all creation.

On every Christmas morn of your inner perception, prepare precious packages of divine qualities and deliver them to the beloved souls who gather around the Christmas tree of inner awakening, to commemorate His birth in understanding, truth, and bliss.

Celebrating the birth of omniscient, omnipresent Christ Consciousness on the joyous Christmas festivity of your inner awakening, you will find the unbroken happiness of your dreams.

Let the omniscient Christ Consciousness come to earth a second time and be born in you, even as it was manifested in the mind of Jesus.

(Metaphysical Meditations) by Paramahansa Yogananda

Advent

As many of you know, today begins the Christian season of Advent. I do not talk openly very often on this blog about my faith (for many reasons), but here is a synopsis. While I was baptized and raised as a Christian, and consider myself a Christian to this day, I also have deep respect for all religions and believe that they are all true. Thus said, I do not believe that Jesus is the only way, I believe that Christianity is a way…a way for personal transformation from within. And this brings me to my next thought, and that is that I treat pretty much the entire Bible as metaphor. That being said, I look at this Holy Season of Advent not as a time of waiting for the literal return of Christ…but a time for renewal; a transformation of myself, a time for introspection, a time of re-birthing the Christ within me, you, and everyone. And this is a time I think I need each year…a time to remember to look inward so in turn I can go outward. The below prayer was written by Paramahansa Yogananda, in his little book called Metaphysical Meditations; I posted this before but find it so beautiful I thought I’d share it again. Peace be to you, my friends; I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

A Christmas Vow

I will prepare for the coming of the Omnipresent baby Christ by cleaning the cradle of my consciousness, now rusty with selfishness, indifference, and sense attachments; and by polishing it with deep, daily, divine meditation, introspection and discrimination. I will re model the cradle with the dazzling soul qualities of brotherly love, humbleness, faith, desire for God-realization, will power, self-control, renunciation, and unselfishness, that I may fittingly celebrate the birth of the Divine Child.”
–Paramahansa Yogananda