Sunday, 28 December, 2008

"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 :)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely thoughts with us & hope you continue to inspire us all in 2009. god bless - SK

Srini said...

Dear Krishna, thanks a million for sharing this... what a wonderful prayer to be remembering at the start of the new year!

Wish you a very happy 2009. May God Bless You. You're surely God's very own.

pbsweeney said...

Oh thank you for this prayer and for your sweet wishes for us all. You are Krishna, the gentle breeze...

Salaams,
Patricia

Cyrus Rumi said...

Happy New Year Krishna:)

Thank you for sharing these beautiful words...it gives me a lot of strength when I read these words...

Peace and love to you.

Cyrus

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dear SK,
I am really really humbled by your kind words and it makes me so happy to hear from you :))
Somewhere, i believe that we are all connected deep inside and we are only a heartbeat away!!
I wish this year brings you all the love, peace and happiness and may you be blessed infinitely dear one :)
God Bless you too :))

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dearest Srini,
Wish you a very Happy new Year!!!
Your presence makes my world so beautiful :) Thank you for just being "You"!
You are truly my sweetest Spiritual Companion Srini and i am so blessed to know you :))
May God bless you with His Choicest Blessings and may you continue to be the reason behind my smiles ;))
Love and hugs for you!

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Beautiful Mama Patricia,
Salaams Sweetheart :))
What a lovely way to start my new year!!
Its so nice to hear from you :))
Hope this new year fills your life with His endless Love and may your Path be filled with roses :))
May you always keep glowing and make all our hearts bloom with your compassionate self!!
Thank you so much for your blessed words my dearest one!
A big bear hug and lots of love for you beautiful :)

Krishna. N. C. said...

Beloved brother Cyrus,
Wish you a very Happy new year!!
May this year fill your life with unceasing Bliss and Love and may you continue to brighten our lives!!
Its my blessing to have you as my dearest brother :))
Thank you so much for all the love and prayers that you have always showered me with.
God Bless you always. Keep shining bro :))
Love, hugs and prayers :)

surjit said...

Dear Krishna Ji,
Namaskar,
Each word of this prayer is inspiring and worth imbibing in our real life:
..'If stones from evil minds are cast at me, let me send in return only missiles of good wishes...'
Thanks for sharing such a poious prayer.
Wish you a very happy and prosperous new year.
God bless you and your family.

Krishna. N. C. said...

Respected and my dear surjitji,
Wish you and your loved ones a Very Happy and Peaceful year ahead :))
Thank you so much for your love and blessings :)
I too am so moved by the power of this beautiful prayer...It gives you such Bliss! I am glad you liked it :)
It is beautiful beyond words..May we all get inspired by it and make this forthcoming year very special!
Sending you all my love and prayers surjit ji :)