Meditations For The Week
By PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA
May 4th. Heavenly Father, though I strive to learn of Thee through following Thy divine laws, I must realize Thou art above all laws.
May 11th. Oh Divine Mother, Thou dost reign in the heart of every loving human mother. Today, infuse each mother with Thy wisdom and tenderness that she may reflect Thee more fully.
May 18th. I know Thou art everywhere, Beloved Lord. As the precious oil is hidden in the unpressed olive, so Thou art hidden in all things until the press of meditation extracts the blessed oil of Bliss.
May 25th. By good actions I shall cultivate the seed of Self realization. I shall water it with meditation and devotion until the flower of Divine Love blooms.
June 1st. My little consciousness is tethered to earth by the thick rope of desire. I shall cut that rope, Divine Father, that my thoughts may rise toward Thee.
June 8th. The power to think, to speak and to act comes from Thee, 0 Creator. Help me to use that power only for good thoughts and words and actions.
June 15th. Through meditation, my love for Thee increases until it sweeps through my being, removing all worldly obstacles.
June 22nd. Since Thou art the Creator of this dream-world, Father, my first duty is to Thee, and not to the delusive world.
June 29th. Strife and turmoil bar me from Thy presence, Gentle Lord, for Thou art the center of harmony and peace.
Musing on Me, lost in the thought of Me. The Yogi, so devoted, so controlled, Comes to the peace beyond.
The human body is meant solely for service, never for indulgence. The secret of a happy life lies in renunciation. Renunciation is life, indulgence spells death. Therefore, every one has a right and should desire to live 125 years, while performing service without an eye on result. Such life must be wholly and solely dedicated to service. Renunciation made for the sake of such service is an ineffable joy of which none can deprive one, because that nectar springs from within and sustains life. In this there can be no room for worry or impatience. Without this joy long life is impossible and would not be worth while, even if possible. -M.K. Gandhi
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