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A prayer written by the dispensation for the Atomic Age

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Sirona, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Sirona

    Sirona Hindu Wannabe

    May 1, 2014
    Keep smiling ! :heart::greenheart:

    The following prayer was written by Paramahamsa Yogananda, founder of the Self Realization Fellowship, as he is considered by his followers as the dispensation for the Atomic Age (as stated in the SRF Kriya Yoga letters).

    Come Thou, O Mystic Electrician!
    My little soul cottage by the brook of life is in need of repairs. The nerve wiring has been shaken and torn by the winds of the years. The multi-hued lamps of my senses are no longer effulgent. O Builder of Bodies, O Divine Dynamo of all cosmic currents of life force! Resurrect the deadened wires of my wrecked nerves and infuse them with Thy power, that my senses gleam again with Thy glory. I am the bulb and thou art the Light within it. The truth and the miracle is this: Thou art the Bulb and the Light.

    (Paramahamsa Yogananda, Whispers from Eternity, 1960, pp. 29-30)

    The prayer book of from which this prayer was taken ("Whispers of Eternity" by Paramahamsa Yogananda) is dedicated to "Christians, Moslems, Buddhists, Hindus, and all other religionists, In whom the Cosmic Heart is ever throbbing equally. And unto The multicolored lamps of various true teachings, in which shines the same white flame of God, And unto All churches, mandirs, mosques, viharas,tabernacles, pagodas, and temples of the word, Wherein the One Father dwells impartially in the fullness of his glory".

    Yogananda re-interprets Christianity from a Hindu background, so I it would also be interesting to learn how Jesus according to Hinduism is different from Jesus according to Christianity. :)
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  2. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

    May 5, 2007
    Atheist, Advaita (Non-duality), Orthodox Hindu
    Keep smiling ! :heart::greenheart:
    A repeat of Bahaollah - "I am the bulb and thou art the Light within it", dispensation for the Atomic Age, my foot.
    I do not even accept his light. I am an atheist.
    Yogananda was a fake. He was only for Americans.
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