Many poetic works can inspire, but few, like this one, have the power to change your life. These verses rank with the greatest mystical poetry of all time: the works of St. John of the Cross, Rumi, Kabir, Mirabai, and Omar Khayyam. In this book Paramhansa Yogananda—the great master of yoga and author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi—shares his exquisitely beautiful thoughts and words filled with longing for the divine. Yogananda was not only a spiritual master, but a master poet, whose poems revealed the hidden divine presence behind even everyday things.
Each of these prayer-poems has been spiritualized by this great man of God. Open this book, pick a poem at random and read it. Mentally repeat whatever phrase appeals to you. Within a short time you will see your consciousness transformed. This book has the power to rapidly accelerate your spiritual growth, and provides hundreds of delightful ways for you to begin your own conversation with God.
This wonderful collection includes:
- Sacred demands to the Infinite
- Prayers of devotion
- Chants and poems
- Invocations to great world teachers
- How to see this world as a dream
- Devotion, Illumination, and Bliss
- Wisdom, Prosperity, and Balance
- Health, Guidance, and Discipline
- Calmness and Overcoming Fears
- Divine Love . . . and much more.
What Others Are Saying
"An unspoken communication between a yogi and the Source. The purity of the[se] prayer-poems [is] innocence in a childlike form and yet it establishes a link with the unknown. [Yogananda] talks about love, devotion, divine guidance, and balance.
"These were trails left behind by a spiritual seeker. The guru pleads for an understanding of all men as brothers. He seeks to feel forgiveness even for the most undeserving among mankind.
"The author was baptized in the furnace of spirituality. . . . Whispers from Eternity . . . is . . . a great gift from Paramhansa Yogananda to a world that thirsts for spiritual nourishment.
"Decades after his passing, the bountiful harvest of his meditations is encapsulated in this book. . . . When you have read it at leisure and in silence, you may just catch a glimpse of that eternal light that [Yogananda] saw and understood."
—Free Malaysia Today
"This is one of my all-time favorite books. Paramhansa Yogananda, who wrote the classic Autobiography of a Yogi, shares his inspiring poem-prayers as well as giving us advice about how to pray. Instead of begging, he says, we need to demand and explains why this is so. By following his advice, we can reach new heights in our understanding of God-Spirit as well as in our relationship to divinity.
"There are prayers for everything from greeting the dawn and starting our day to prayers for wisdom, prosperity, balance, health, and relationships. This edition has been edited by one of Yogananda's disciples, Nayaswami Kriyananda, so that the words flow a bit better while still remaining true to the content of the original 1949 edition.
"If you've been looking for a prayer book, or one that might inspire you to higher thoughts, feelings, and actions, this is the one for you. It was written for people of all religions and beliefs and is dedicated to the 'soul-temples of Christians, Moslems, Buddhists, Hebrews, Hindus, and others.' This is a book for everyone, including you."
—Krysta Gibson, New Spirit Journal