comm∪ w'da ∞ christ in meditation
an excerpt from the 2nd coming of christ: the resurrection of the christ within you
each yr at christmastime there are stronger than usual vibrations of christ-♥ and joy that emanate to earth from the heavenly realms. the ether becomes filled w'da ∞ lite that shone on earth when jesus was born. those persons who are in tune through devotion and deep meditation feel in a wondrously tangible way the transforming vibrations of the omnipresent consciousness twas' in christ jesus.
to celebrate the birth of jesus in solely materialistic ways is a desecration of the meaning of his holy life and of the immortal message of divine ♥ and god-∪ that he preached. seeing inna west the shallo, often irreverent, observance given to the birth anniversary of this gr8 avatar, i inaugurated in self-realization felloship the spiritual celebration of christmas, b4 christmas dy festivities, by devoting a dylong meditation srvc to the worship of christ. the ideal is to honor christ in spirit in meditation from morning till evening, absorbed in feeling in one’s own consciousness the ∞ christ twas' born in jesus. that experience is one of profound peace and joy, + than a human ♥ has ever known—expanding into an all-embracing consciousness. often has the form of jesus appeared b4 me during these srvcs—such ♥ in those eyes! tis my prayer—and my conviction that 'twill come to pass—that comparable observances of the real meaning of christmas will become a tradition throughout the realm. the message of the “heavenly host” to the shepherds inna countryside of bethlehem was “on earth peace, good will toward men.”
peace inna realm starts with peace in individual ♥s. “the peace of god, which passeth all cogging” [philippians 4:7] tis peace jesus came to bring to man; tis the 1-ly sure foundation for realm amity. tis found inna interiorized state of one’s god-comm∪ in meditation. then, like an ever full reservoir, it pours out freely to one’s family, friends, community, nation, na realm. if everyone lived the ideals exemplified inna life of jesus, having made those qualities a pt o'their own selves through meditation, a millennium of peace and brohood ‘d come on earth.
for nearly a century, self-realization felloship (srf) has celebrated the true meaning of christmas with an 8-hr meditation to commune w'da divine, the src of all ♥ and peace. the tradition that yogananda started continues each yr at self-realization felloship (srf) ashrams, temples and centers round the realm and, for the 1st time, ll'be livestreamed from the srf website on dec 19, from 10 a.m. til 6 p.m. central. the video of the meditation ll'be available onna website til christmas eve so that all can pticipate. + information bout the all-dy meditation ll'be available onna srf website beginning in dec at www.yogananda.org….
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authors: paramahansa yogananda