"O Lord of Laws, may i wear my scars of trials like deserved medals of chastisement, presented to me by the Sacred Hands of Thy Perfect Justice.
Let my daily difficulties act as antidotes against delusion and rid me of false hopes of worldly happiness.
May the tears that flow from me at other's cruel actions wash away from my mind some hiden taint.
Let each sharp stroke of the pickax of unpleasantness expose within me new depths of wisdom.
May the unhallowed darkness of ordinary existence so frighten me that i rushingly seek Thy realm of purity and light.
Let life's sudden sword thrusts force from me only a cry for Thy succour.
May the hurtful diggings of circumstance into the soil of my being uncover the ever bubbling well-spring of Thy solace.
Let the ugliness of unkindness in others impel me to make myself beautiful with loving-kindness.
May harsh speech from my companions remind me to use sweet words always.
If stones from evil minds are cast at me, let me send in return only missiles of goodwishes.
As a jasmine vine sheds its flowers over the hands delivering ax blows at its roots, so, on all who act inimically toward me may i shower the blossoms of forgiveness.
Craving, strugling, weeping and smiling for others, at last may i find my Self in all. "
-My Beloved Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda ji
( From his book- Whispers from Eternity )
This beautiful prayer holds a very special place in my heart and i have lost the number of times it has spoken to my soul... guiding me, awakening me from my slumber, teaching me to open my heart and experience His Oneness in every atom, rising above worldly duties and getting lost in His Beautiful Kingdom...
To all those who visit and grace my little blog and to all those who read this Blessed prayer of Yogananda ji, may you find that spark of Divinity in yourself and may you begin the new year with renewed spirits and sparkling selves :)
May this prayer open up an Ocean of Love and may it connect you to Him...My Beloved...Our Beloved :)