In Waking, Eating, and Sleeping...

This day is the birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda, so I will honor the day with two quotes from his writings. The first one comes from the Inner Reflections 2009 calendar for this week, and the other is the last verse of my favorite poem by him, titled, God! God! God!:

"Simplicity means to be free of desires and attachments
and supremely happy within...
It entails neither hardship nor deprivation,
but the wisdom to work for and be content
with what you truly need."

"In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping,
Serving, meditating, chanting, divinely loving,
My soul constantly hums, unheard by any:
God! God! God!"

(For the entire poem, see my entry for January 20, 2008)


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