any poetic works can inspire, but few, like this one, have the power to change your life. These verses rank with the greatest mystical poetry of all time: the works of St. John of the Cross, Rumi, Kabir, Mirabai, and Omar Khayyam. In this book Paramhansa Yogananda -the great master of yoga and author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi-shares his exquisitely beautiful thoughts and words filled with longing for the divine. Yogananda was not only a spiritual master, but a master poet, whose poems revealed the hidden divine presence behind even everyday things.
Each of these prayer-poems has been spiritualized by this great man of God. Open this book, pick a poem at random, and read it. Mentally repeat whatever phrase appeals to you. Within a short time, you will see your consciousness transformed. This book has the power to rapidly accelerate your spiritual growth, and provides hundreds of delightful ways for you to begin your own conversation with God.
Yogananda encouraged his disciples to read his Whispers from Eternity every day-that through these prayers, he would guide them after his passing. But this deeply moving book is not only for his disciples. As explained in the book's foreword: "The followers of all religions can drink from this fountain of universal prayers. These invocations are an answer to the modern scientific mind, which seeks God intelligently. The prayers in this book are presented in great variety, and therefore enable each one of us to choose those prayers best suited and helpful to our own particular needs." Whatever your spiritual path or religious tradition, you will find comfort and inspiration in Yogananda's Whispers from Eternity.
In this sacred book we are shown how to resurrect dead, old-fashioned-ironed prayers, and through their living qualities bring response from the Silent Almighty. Instead of parroting dead prayers, this book teaches us how to saturate our prayers with God-invoking love.
We are taught her how to avoid two extremes-egotistical guidance from the little self, and blind, passive dependence on God. It teaches us how to use our own God-given will power and concentration, guided not by our egos but by God, in making life successful in every way. Consequently, the author writes: "I will reason, I will, I will act; but guide you my reason, will, and activity to the right thing that I should do in everything."
The prayers in this book help to bring God closer by describing feelings that arise from direct God-contact. God is expressed here as something definite and tangible. The Cosmic Idol is a grand concept of the Infinite and Invisible made finite, tangible, and visible. Nature, man, mind, and all visible objects are taken as materials to build a magnificent Divine Idol on which we can con-cent rate easily.
The followers of all religions can drink from this fountain of universal prayers. These invocations are an answer to the modern scientific mind, which seeks God intelligently. The prayers in this book are presented in great variety, and therefore enable each one of us to choose those prayers best suited and helpful to his own particular needs.
My humble request to the reader is expressed in the following lines:
Pass not by, with hurried intellectual reading, the mines of realization hidden in the soil nourishing the word-plants in this sacred book. As the author tells us, dig into them deeply, daily and repeatedly, with the pickaxe of attentive, reverential, and meditative study. Then you will find the priceless gem of Self-realization.
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