Dear blog viewers,
Wishing you all a very Happy and a prosperous New Year!!!
Let us forget the sorrows of the past and make up our minds not to dwell on them in the New Year. W ith determination and unflinching will, let us renew our lives, our good habits, and our successes. If the last year has been hopelessly bad, the New Year must be hopefully good.
For the New Year my greatest wish and prayer for you is that you cast aside wrong habits of thinking and doing. Don’t drag your bad habits in to the New Year.You don’t have to carry them with you. Any minute you may have to drop your mortal package, and those habits will vanish. They don’t belong to you now. Don’t admit them! Leave behind all useless thoughts and past sorrows and bad habits. Start life anew!
— Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Yogoda Magazine”
Every saint who has come on earth has contributed toward the fulfillment of God’s desire for the spiritual upliftment of all His human children. The great ones come with two purposes, to inspire and enlighten a certain number or a large mass of people; and to train real disciples, those who pattern their lives after the master’s. The latter are the members of the saint’s true “family” constituting an inner group in whom he plants his spiritual life.Jesus had twelve such disciples—- and others too —but one of the twelve betrayed his love and trust. The most difficult task for every God– ordained spiritual teacher is to produce others like himself, but Jesus made genuinely Christ like disciples.
Every spiritually enlightened teacher tries to enable many devotees to commune with God. Yet each great master neverthless leaves some ” unfinished symphony.” Because it remains unfinished, that teacher has to come back again; but the time depends on God’s will. What I am telling you is not in any book, nor is it anyone else’s idea;but it is true.
Jesus often healed others, but they didn’t always appreciate it. And he tried of healing their physical ills, he wanted men to know God. He sought only their highest good, but they crucified him; and so not all his desire for their spiritual development was fulfilled. That is why he has to come back again. Great ones such as he return to earth to take more souls to God. Even though they have attained their own perfection,to God. When you pray to Jesus he feels your prayer. Free souls such as Jesus are aware of the calls of their devotees. You may not know they are receiving the vibrations of your feelings, but they are. And when your loving demand is very strong, the great ones come to you.
Their desire to redeem the whole earth, because every saint of God– realization knows there is no death for him. He is living in that Eternal Joy. Yet such saints are aware of the world’s grief. They say to the Heavenly Father, “people are killing one another and suffering in many other ways. Why must this be?” And God says: “I will send you back sometime to help them”
The God- ordained saviors of mankind have to return to earth again, but when they will come, no one can say. Thus many people believe in Christ’s second coming; but when it may happen depends on the will of God. The great ones come only with the permission of the Heavenly Father. In some cases, when the time is set, the prophets speak of it; but other avatars come unannounced. Just the same, they come. I too wish to come, again and again.
I want to ply my boat, many times,
Across the gulf-after-death,
And return to earth’s shores from my home in Heaven,
I want to load my boat
With those waiting, thirsty ones who are left behind,
And carry them by the opal pool of iridescent joy,
Where my father distributes
His all-desire-quenching liquid peace.
—Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda.