July 7, 2008

COME TO ME O’ CHRIST AS THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Posted in Messages, Philosophy, Religion, Thoughts tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:08 am by randallbutisingh

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

COME TO ME O’ CHRIST AS THE GOOD SHEPHERD

The following are the utterances of a Hindu Yogi,
Paramhansa Yogananda.

O Christ, beloved Son of God! Thou didst embark on a storm-tossed sea of prejudiced minds.  Their cruel thought waves lashed Thy tender heart.

The trial on the cross was an immortal victory of humility over force, of soul over flesh.  May thine ineffable example hearten us to bear bravely our lesser crosses.

O Great lover of Error-Torn Humanity!  In myriad hearts an unseen monument has arisen to the mightiest miracle of love – Thy words:  “Forgive them, for they know not what they do”.

Mayest Thou remove from our eyes the cataracts of ignorance that we see the beauty of Thy message:  Love thy enemies as thyself.  Sick in mind or delusion, they are still thy brothers.”

O Cosmic Christ, may we too, conquer the Satan of dividing selfishness that prevents the gathering in sweet accord of all men in one fold of Spirit.

As Thou art perfection, yet wert crucified, teach us not to resent the inevitable tests of life: the daily challenge of our fortitude by adversities, our self-control by temptation, and our goodwill by misunderstanding.

Purified by contemplation on Thee, innumerable devotees perfume their lives with emanations from Thy flower soul.  O Good Shepherd!  Thou leadest Thy countless flock to the evergreen Pastures of Peace.

Our deepest aspiration is to see the Heavenly Father with open eyes of wisdom, as Thou dost; and to know, like Thee that we are verily His sons.

Comment:

Yogi Paramhansa has also uttered similarly on the role of Bhagavan Krishna, The Prophet Mohammed, Buddha, Moses, Mahatma Gandhi, his Guru Sri Yukteshwar and Swami Shankara.

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