PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA: “The Cosmic Mother — One Aspect Of God”

In 1945, Paramhansa Yogananda wrote a booklet titled The Cosmic Mother: One Aspect of God. You can read a short excerpt below.

 

Power Of A Saint’s Devotion

I remember a saint I used to visit in India, The first time I went to see him, I had to wait quietly, for he said, “I am talking to Divine Mother.”  He was so great and yet so gentle and childlike!  His whole countenance shone with the love of the Divine Mother.  When I was in his presence those vibrations were overwhelming.  Whenever I saw him talking to Divine Mother I felt a thousand million times more Love in my heart than that which I felt for my earthly mother whom I dearly loved.  The emotion is indescribable!  I felt I could not exist another moment without my Divine Mother.

One day I went to this saint and said, “How is it you are communing with Divine Mother and I cannot?  Please ask Her if She loves me.  I must know.  I do not feel the love of Divine Mother now.  I must have Her.  I must know if She loves me!”

I kept on insisting for a long time, until finally the saint said, “All right, I will ask Her.”

And you know, that night I had a great experience.  I cherished it silently, within myself.  One or two days afterward I went to the saint, and again I saw those upturned eyes wandering in the jungles of the Infinite.  Such love you have never seen.  In most missionaries who go to India to “save the heathen” I do not see that love of God.  And I have seen many Hindu priests and teachers who did not reflect it.  But I have also found some great masters in whose eyes I saw God twinkling.  I used to bow down at the feet of this gracious saint because I knew Divine Mother was smiling in him.

So I asked, “What did Divine Mother say about me?”

He replied, “Naughty sir, naughty sir!”

“What did Divine Mother say?” I persisted.  “You promised me.  What did She say?”

Still he repeated only, “Naughty sir!”

I knew he could see through me and realized that I was hiding my thoughts in order to see if the experience I had had was real.  And still I went on, “You promised me!  Why is it you saints always mystify?”

Then he replied, “You come to test me?  That is not right.  Didn’t Divine Mother come to you the other night in the form of a most beautiful mother and say, ’Yogananda, I love you always?’”

I didn’t know what to do with myself.  I was so filled with the nectar of joy.  I had meditated all day long until I heard the answer, and when I went to this saint and heard those same words from him, what could I think?  Only one thing:  My Mother had truly responded!

When this saint used to talk he was just like a little child.  In the glittering of those eyes was the shining of Divine Mother’s eyes.

“Everyone that will seek Her will find Her,”

he said, “but one has to make the effort.”

Every time I think of him my whole soul becomes enraptured and my heart becomes so filled with love that I cannot speak.  He told me my Master would come later on.  Meanwhile, he gave me the devotional aspect of God — whereas my Master later gave me the wisdom aspect.  That combination provided what I needed — the complete Father-Mother manifestation of God.

 

 

~via TheCosmicMother.org

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LES JENSEN: “We, The People, Are The Source Of Authentic Power”

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When the Citizens heal (enlighten) the kingdom will thrive … every time

So what is your idea of power? What does “powerful” mean to you? An army? A hurricane? Nuclear power? What is powerful? If you were to imagine the appearance of power, what would that be? Perhaps, from above, it the sight of a valley full of nuclear power plants. So many, in fact, that there is no place left to put one more? Or the view of a hurricane from outer space? That huge circle of clouds that are wreaking havoc on the land below. Or perhaps we would bump it up a bit. God. I mean … God. The creator of all that is. That’s got to surpass anything. Right? I mean … God. Let’s get to the point here. What’s bigger than God? Right?

Hold on a minute. History show some troubling truths. For example … God sucks at ending wars. We have actively been at war for eons of time. War has killed millions of people over years and years. And countless people have prayed for it all to stop. Today would be preferable. If God is, indeed, the most powerful thing that we can imagine, where the hell is the Divine One, the “all powerful,” showing up? Let’s keep this real. People are suffering on THIS planet here. Right now. And countless people are asking God to step in and clean up all the suffering … Crickets … Nothing. What the Hell!

I mean, if we are going to worship something, anything, it might be something that can actually make a difference. Right?

Enter the human being. That would be you. That would be me. Us. We, the people.

If we are on the lookout for the Big Guy (God) to show up to clean up the suffering on this planet, it won’t be some Deity descending from the heavens. It won’t be some booming voice from above, telling us all to … knock it off! Go sit in the corner.

If we can’t get clear about that, then perhaps we are barking up the wrong tree.

Consider this. We, the people, are here for the HUMAN experience. As Humans. All of creation took place for the experience of creation. It took billions of years of a very patient creator to even get us a planet to hang around on. And then … DNA. Don’t even get me started about THAT creation. To take the dirt of the planet, and animate it. Creating vessels that consciousness could occupy. All of this leading to living creatures. Plants, animals and us. WE all have a DNA thread to our bodies. Your body came from a lineage of DNA. And when Your body was born, you were not there. Well, your ego was not in existence the day you were born. You were a Soul baby. And now it IS your ego understanding this sentence.

Enter God. That’s you. Our mythology has given us clues. “The Father (God) and I are One.” (Now.) Sages and Mystics have spoken about the One-ness of consciousness. A gigantic hologram of Source. These notions would have been considered blasphemy just a few years ago. We would have been told to just pray to God, and later on, in some future century, God would get around to ending the wars.

Nope. It will never happen that way. God is not showing up as some glowing Deity. We (God) are here for the Human experience. The creator, You, are here for the experience of BEing a human. ALL soul-utions will come through our own human form. The elephant in the room is the Divinity of the citizens. Your own Divinity. You are a personification of the Divine. You are a Human Being on earth now. The solutions we seek will come through our own human form. Through our own inspirations.

Yes, indeed, pray to God. And then listen. Pay attention. Listen to your own inspirations. And then follow them. For you are the face of the Divine. God will end war by Human Beings following their own Divine inspirations. We, the people, are the vehicle of the Divine. And Love is the Power behind our Human nature. Specifically, unconditional Love is the Big Power.

If you want an image of what authentic Divine power looks like, it is millions and billions of Human Beings living in unconditional Love. Jesus was an ambassador to unconditional Love. He had a body too. A ticket to make a difference. And he performed all forms of miracles. And he told us that we will do all those things too, once we can find the Divine within us now. God, You look Divine!

Love You!

Les Jensen

 

 

 

~via spiritualunite.com