Mahasamadhi II

Today is the Mahasamadhi of Sri Yukteswar who was Paramahansa Yogananda's own guru.

There was a very moving celebration of this great event at the local Self-Realization Fellowship community.

The lector this morning noted that Mahasamadhi means - ecstasy: It is the Union of Spirit with the Infinite. And furthermore, the Guru's energy and presence is more available to his devotees on this day.

Excerpts were read from the Autobiography of a Yogi - more specifically from chapters 40, 42, and 43. These chapters narrate the meeting of Yogananda and his guru after a separation of many years, his guru's passing, and his visitation from the other side some months later - which are among my favorite portions of the book.

These passages come from this wonderful tome. I have always found the first of these - words spoken by Sri Yukteswar to his disciple Yogananda - quite moving and comforting:

"I will be your friend
from now to Eternity,
whether you are on
the lowest plane,
or the highest plane
of wisdom.

I will be your friend
even if you should err,
for then you will need
my friendship
more than at any other time."

And,

"Grieve not for me...
You and I shall smile together,
so long as our two forms
appear different in the maya-dream of God.
Finally we shall merge as one
in the Cosmic Beloved;
our smiles shall be His smile,
our unified song of joy
vibrating throughout eternity
to be broadcast to God-tuned souls!"

Comments

Doug said…
Thanks for sharing more about this Olga! I especially like the last reading - it is beautiful.

Grieve not for me...
You and I shall smile together,
so long as our two forms
appear different in the maya-dream of God.
Finally we shall merge as one
in the Cosmic Beloved;
our smiles shall be His smile,
our unified song of joy
vibrating throughout eternity
to be broadcast to God-tuned souls!"

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