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Whispers from Eternity

by Paramhansa Yogananda, edited by his disciple Swami Kriyananda



Preamble, by Swami Kriyananda
Foreword, by Amelita Galli-Curci
Whispers from Eternity
Key to Demands
Hints to the Reader
Watching the Cosmic Motion Picture of Life

SACRED DEMANDS TO THE INFINITE

Demands for Developing Cosmic Consciousness
1. Cosmic Salutation
2. We demand of Thee as Thy Children
3. Demand for Recharging the Body-Battery
4. Spiritual Interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer
5. Thou Art the best Bomb-Shelter
6. Universal prayer in the Cosmic Temple
7. Worshipping the Cosmic Idol
8. Salutation to the Great Preceptor
9. Thou Mother of Flames, show Thy Face, too long hidden behind the veil of Thy Cosmic Motion Picture
10. Demand for the Opening of Spiritual Temple Doors everywhere
11. Prayer at Dawn
12. Prayer at Noon
13. Prayer at Eventide
14. Prayer at Night
15. Prayer-demand before taking food
16. Prayer-Demand for recharging the Body-Battery
17. Prayer before practicing Concentration
18. Demand for the Pearls of Wisdom, obtained in the Sea of Meditation
19. Prayer for expanding Love from myself to all my brethren
20. A bouquet of all Loves of God
21. Prayer-Demand to the Holy Vibration for Omnipresence
22. Prayer-Demand for Self-Realization
23. Prayer-Demand for removing the Cork of Ignorance

INVOCATIONS

24. My Guru
25 .Come to me, O Christ, as the Divine Shepherd of Souls
26. Come to me as Krishna, the Divine Cowherd
27 .Come to me as Swami Shankara
28. Come to me as Moses
29. Come to me as Mohammed
30. Come to me as Buddha

PRAYERS FOR UNIVERSALITY

31. Prayer-Demand asking God to be the President of the United States of the World
32. Prayer-demand: Make me anything: a Christian or a Hindu—anything to realize Thee
33. Demand to travel by the one Highway of Realization

MISCELLANEOUS DEMANDS

34. Make me Thy Butterfly of Eternity
35. I will not offer unto Thee mind-made, hothouse Songs
36. Prayers on the Beads of Love
37. Hover, O Mighty Spirit, over the Minaret of my Expectations
38. The Bee of my Mind loves to drink from Thy Blue Lotus Feet
39. May I serve the cocktail of God-Intoxication in the homes of the rich 40. May I seize Thee at Eternity’s end?
41. Wake me, that I may know that the terrors of mundane delusion are only Dreams
42. I Demand to return Home
43. Make me a lion of Thy all-conquering Wisdom
44. I am Thy Bird of Paradise, wishing to fly in Thy Astral Airplane
45. Come into the Garden of my Dreams
46. Let me feel that Thou and I art One
47. Rock me in the Cradle of all Space
48. May the Niagara of my Joys inundate all hearts
49. Make me the Lark of Life, looking only for Thy Rain
50. Make me a Smile-Millionaire
51. Save us from the net of Matter-Attachment
52. O King of all our ambitions, open the doors of Noble Aspirations in the Mansion of our Souls
53. Save me from shipwreck on my Ocean of Dreams
54. Tune us, that we may hear Thy Voice
55. I want to build a Rainbow-Bridge of Self-Realization
56. Make me Silent, that I may eloquently converse with Thee
57. Teach me to use every dig of criticism to bring myself nearer to Thy Fountain of Goodness in me
58. Teach me to fish for Thee in the deep waters of my Soul
59. Make me remember that Virtuous Ways are more charming than vicious ones
60. I will broadcast my Voice with the Chorus of Thy Songs
61. Teach me to store honey of good qualities from all Soul-Flowers in the honeycomb of my Heart
62. Teach me, though crushed by Criticism, to return always Sweet Forgiveness
63. Spiritualize all our Thoughts and Ambitions
64. Teach us not to follow the Will-o’-the-Wisp of False Happiness
65. May the showers of Thy love flood through the walls of Color, Class, and Race-Prejudice
66. Burn Thou my frailties in the furnace of trials
67. The Caravan of my Prayers is moving toward Thee
68. Save us from the bait of Modern Comforts
69. May I reap the greatest Harvest in the short season of this Earth Life
70. Make me the Eagle of Progress
71. Flood me with Thy Omnipresent Love
72. O Divine Sculptor, Chisel Thou my Life
73. Keep the Compass Needle of my Attention ever pointing toward Thee
74. Be Thou the General in my invasion of Ignorance
75. Make me see that I am but an actor in Thy Cosmic Motion Picture
76. Teach me to abhor the flies of Sarcasm, which love to sit on the Wounds of Others
77. Demand for Seeing the One Fire beneath all Soul-Flames
78. Demand for Prosperity. Thou art my Father, I am Thy child
79. Teach me to feel that all Men are my Brothers
80. Demand to be freed from self-created Evil Habits and Temptations
81. Demand for Balance
82. Demand for fervor in Divine Love
83. Demand that, through all tests and trials, the love of God may never fade
84. Special universal daily demand for Divine guidance
85. Be the Captain of my boat of daily activity
86. Be the Polestar for my ship of thoughts
87. Worship of God as sacred Joy found in Meditation
88. Demand for the enjoyment of everything with the joy of God
89. Demand for Calmness in Activity
90. Demand to love God as all Saints have loved Him
91. Demand that God’s Light drive dark Ignorance away
92. Demand for Healing of any bodily disease
93. Demand for Healing others
94. Demand for ridding the mind of Mental Bacteria
95. Demand for Wisdom
96. Demand for Bliss
97. Demand that my bubble of life become the Sea of Life
98. Demand that God respond
99. Demand that God reveal Himself
100. Demand to the Holy Trinity
101. Demand that the Cosmic Sound lead me from ignorance to Wisdom
102. Demand for Thy Light
103. Demand for the opening of the Spiritual Eye, to find God in everything
104. Let all rest in the Shade of my Peace
105. Demand for realizing the expansion of consciousness in the Cosmic Sound
106. Demand for an Immediate Need to be supplied
107. Demand for removal of the Veil of Illusion
108. Demand to see God in Everything
109. Demand to be kept ever Awake and Ready
110. Master Mariner, come, take charge of my Boat
111. Demand to find God at any time, anywhere
112. Demand for Union with the Almighty
113. I want to feel Thee just behind the Voice of my Prayer
114. Demand for the Realization of God’s Presence
115. Prayer between Sleeping and Waking
116. Prayer-Demand for Devotion
117. Prayer-Demand for Illumination
118. Prayer before Meditation
119. Hidden in the ashes of burnt sadness, I found Thy Golden Presence
120. Receive the orphans and the stricken; they have come to Thy door
121. Come to me as Kindness
122. Satisfy my Soul-Hunger
123. O Divine Hart, I will hunt for Thee in the forest of my Soul
124. Make me the Drops of Sympathy in all tearful eyes
125. From peak to peak, and from heart to heart I will Fly, singing Thy name
126. Teach me to Dream Peace with the poppy petals
127. Whether dead or living, I am held in Thine Immortal Arms
128. I beheld Thee hiding behind the Flowers
129. Thou art slowly rising on the horizon of my Mind
130. Demand to see God’s love in all human love
131. Open my Inner Eye
132. Cure my jaundiced Vision of Duality
133. Demand for Quickening Activity
134. Bless me, that I may perceive Thee through the windows of all activities
135. Teach me to perform every Work only to please Thee

PRAYERS OF DEVOTION

136. I bring to Thee the Myrrh of Devotion
137. Intoxicate me with the Wine of Thy Love
138. Open my Soul’s Secret Door
139. I want to hear Thy song in the silence of my Soul
140. Nothing can steal my Love for Thee
141. I will be the naughty baby of the Divine Mother
142. Make me clean again, Divine Mother
143. I loved all things that I might learn to crave only Thee
144. Make me feel Thee through the Touch of the Breeze
145. Help me to Win the Battle of Life
146. Demand to eject enemies of Bad Habits
147. Demand not to be enslaved by the ego, or by ego-centered passivity
148. I offer Thee a Garland of Devotion
149. Demand to set fire to the Forest of Darkness
150. Save me from Wrong Beliefs
151. Lead my body-chariot on the Right Path
152. Teach me not to be deceived by the Senses
153. Teach me, that my Senses contact nothing but the Good
154. Keep me away from Evil
155. Demand for the opening of the Spiritual Eye, the Eastern Star of Wisdom
156. Demand for the rising of the Aurora of Intuition
157. Keep my Spiritual Eye open forever
158. With every stroke of my Prayer I move nearer to Thee
159. Demand to be fed with the Cosmic Rays
160. Demand for the Cure of the Anger Habit
161. Demand to be able to Conquer Fear
162. Demand for Control of the Unruly Senses
163. Make me feel that everything is Joy
164. Slip Thy little dewdrop into Thy great lake—not to become lost, but to merge into oneness with Thee
165. The fire of my ambition, and all my rainbow-dreams, are focused on Thee
166. I have sought to buy everything but Thy plenty. I pray now: Give me Thyself
167. Teach us to consider no work more important than Thy Work
168. Bury the seeds of my Devotion in Thy heart-soil
169. I want to know: wilt Thou be Mine?
170. Teach me to drown in Thy Light and Live
171. I want to pour the scent of gratefulness at Thy feet
172. My Soul-Submarine is searching for Thee
173. Bless me, that I may know that I am Dreaming, even though my senses tell me I am Awake
174. I locked my Sacred Aspirations in my Soul-Vault
175. Dance in me Thy dance of Infinity
176. We are Thy sense-burned children, wailing for Thy help
177. Blow Thy music through my Shattered Reed
178. Heal my Nerves, and install in me new ones, resonant with Thy joy
179. Make us Transparent, that Thy Light may shine through us unimpeded
180. Teach me to Conquer Discord by holding close my own Harmony
181. Baptize me in the flood of Thy Grace
182. Demanding Forgiveness
183. Emerging from the Cocoon of Ignorance
184. I will hop from Eternity to Eternity
185. I want to be Thy Bird of Paradise
186. Bless Thy Hummingbird to drink of Thy honey
187. Many Doors opened before Me
188. Driving the Rebel-King, Ignorance
189. Cure Spiritual Deafness and make me listen to the chorus of Noble Qualities
190. Teach me to spend for Others as I spend for Myself
191. Teach me to spend for God’s work as I spend for myself
192. Teach me to see Thine Omnipresent Spirit suffering in the sick
193. Let my songs resound with the magic power of Thy Voice
194. I will be Thine always
195. I Baptize myself in the waters of my Tears of Love
196. Reinforce, Thou, all our blended Prayers
197. Rock me to sleep on Thy Bosom of Peace
198. Perching in the trees of many Lives, I sang Thy songs
199. Endless thrills of delight
200. Teach me to bring all Goodness into the net of my consciousness
201. I vow never again to turn my Gaze from Thee
202. In the Bursts of Blue Brine my spirit bounds with Thee
203. Save us from Religious Bigotry
204. Prayer-demand to reach the One Highway of Realization
205. Flowers and Skies, heralds of Thee
206. Divine Mother, come Thyself into the waiting Temple of our Love
207. O Divine Mother, I am Thine, for Thou art eternally mine
208. Thou didst reveal Thy silver rays of Speaking Silence
209. In the Temple of United Hearts
210. I pour out my Love at Thy Feet of Immortality
211. All futurity danced in me the Infinite Rhythm
212. With the Torch of our Devotion, blaze away our dark indifference
213. The Rocket of my Love
214. My lost Music sprang from the Heart of everything
215. A million Salutations at Thy petaled feet, O Lotus of Light
216. The imprisoned Bird of Omnipresence was released
217. A Prayer

PRAYER-DEMANDS FOR CHILDREN

218. Thou art Love because my Mother loves me
219. By loving all my Friends may I find Thy love
220. Teach me to give Smiles to all
221. Come to me as Peace in sleep, and as Joy when I am awake
222. Thou art so plainly Present everywhere; I bow to Thee
223. My parents and friends Love me, dear Father, because Thou Lovest me
224. Thou art the Cause of everything: I bow to Thee
225. I bow to Thee in the sunshine, breeze, dawn, and hearts of Loving Friends
226. Teach me to find Happiness in the Joy of others
227. Teach me to feel Thee as Silence when I close my eyes

CHANTS

Make me the Sea
O God Beautiful
I am Om, I am Om
The Door of my Heart is Open for Thee
Lotus-Feet of Divine Mother
I am He; I am He!
My India
The Lost Two Black Eyes
I Am Here
Samadhi
Om
God! God! God!
All Bow to Thee
God’s Boatman
Flight
My Devotion
After This
Shadows
Wherever We Go
Thy Divine Gypsy
Listen to My Soul Song
Fountain of Smiles
In the Land of Dreams
Friendship
To the Aurora Borealis
Thou and I are One
I Was Made for Thee
Thy Home-Coming

OUR DREAM-WORLD

Dreams of God
The Cosmic Dream-Idol
Conquering Fear of Death

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