Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Selflessness of Paramahansa Yogananda

The Master once said -
"I own nothing, yet I have everything.
Sometimes I have given away my last dollar.
But I was never left out.
God has always provided for me.
I am very rich in that respect, even though
poor outside -poor, not by compulsion,
but by my own willingness.
If I have my father with me,
what riches more can I want?
That is the teaching of the East.

That is what all Americans need to remember.
Behind the dollar, behind all your efforts,
is that great power.
And if that power wishes you to have the right job,
the right anything, you will have it tomorrow,
if you are in tune with God.
Everything was given to me that way.
And I gave it all away to the cause,
that I not be a slave to anyone or anything."

by Paramahansa Yogananda,
from page 205 ,Journey to Self-Realization,
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