Behold the birth of Christ in the cradle of meditation
Behold the birth of Christ in the cradle of meditation-
The Christ of Christmas must be celebrated in the cradle woven by the hearts of all races. Christ must be lived, to be known. He is ever-
The dove of inner peace coos about Christ when He is born in the heart of a true devotee. Why worship material comfort on the altar of change? Learn to adore spiritual comfort in the temple of indestructibility.
May you all enlarge the Christ-
I pray that Christ may be born in the cradle of new international understanding. I demand that Christ be born in all friends as the Divine Friend, in the students, as Self-
Let us pray out of the dark night of war that Christ may be born in a new United States of the World. May all devotees of Self-
Every year the birth of Christ is recognized by God and the angels
In these twenty centuries past, Christmas has been celebrated 1935 times but how few people have realized the significance of the birth of Jesus. Every year the birth of Christ is recognized by God and the angels who celebrate the occasion for the good of all creation.
Let each one celebrate this coming Christmas by preparing his consciousness through weeks of previous deep meditation. In the hamlet of meditation the new-
Prepare to decorate the Christmas tree of your spinal consciousness with many new perceptions and with the ever-
Lay the imperishable gifts of perpetual good will, spiritual service, and unconditional love beneath the Christmas tree of civilization with its many branches of races, for there Christ loves best to come to receive all His gifts on the day of His birth in all hearts.
Give gifts of your soul to those you love and to those who love you not – to those you know and to those you know not, for Christ is born in them all equally.
Paramahamsa Yogananda, Inner Culture, 1936