A vagrant panhandler went to the richest house he could find. He went through the front gate and strangely there were no guards on duty to stop him. He advanced to the front door and pounded on it until someone answered. A voice rang out what do you want? the transient pleaded to the voice will you give alms to a poor homeless son?€ The Lord of this house is generous you will receive what you asked for €a beggar's share of alms. Here is your alms now leave this house.
What is a prayer but a demand of the soul, so when a beggar asks for alms he receives his beggars share? But when the rich son appears and pounds on the door he can ask and receive anything he wants from his rich Father. What is in your consciousness? Never behave like a beggar as a beggar receives only a beggars share. On the other hand the consciousness of the rich son allows him to ask and receive great wealth.
Yogananda says the beggar affirms; I lived in thoughts of poverty and wrongly fancied I was poor, so I was poor, but the rich son affirms now I am home Thy consciousness Hath made me wealthy made me rich, I have everything even as Thou dost.The Lord created us in His image; He never made us beggars so don't behave like one when you pray. The master explains to us there is a difference in the wording you should use when you pray. Since prayer is the demand of the soul you can use the word demand instead of the word pray which is connected to a medieval and primitive conception of a dictator or Ruler-Lord where we have to plead on our knees with flattery as in ordinary prayer. The concept to supplicate and sweet-talk in prayer should be thrown out with the bath water.
As you pray, demand as a divine son or daughter talking to a parent asking for what is duly yours as a divine child as your birthright. When done with conviction see what happens then when you pray correctly and to the point? If your prayers have gone unanswered you have chosen to pray like a beggar, however, prayers connected to material gain are limited; they have to be because God will not mend or break his laws to satisfy mundane or fanciful desires or agree to bartered deals. If your goals are financial they have to be earned. Never be lazy for a weak man plans many rewarding things but by the end of the day he finds he has been a victim of circumstances and blames everybody else instead of his bad habits for not following through with his plans. In reading between the lines you can keep in your consciousness that few know how to reach and touch the Lord with their prayers. If you continuously call on Him and pray until the cows come home He will not escape your soul calls.
There is a scientific method or shortcut to prayer, it's simple, and that is devotion. When you pray, pray from your heart and imagine your heart is talking to God. Praying from your mind is not heartfelt; you are doing a little better than wasting your time. Your mind is similar to a radio transmitter and if the antenna of your mind is not strong enough you're broadcasting frequency will never reach God. The heart is different because the heart has no limitations. If your microphone has been muffled due to the boisterous passions of restlessness, deep silence will repair your broadcasting instrument and you will see the wonder of telepathy's loving prayer.
Did you know when a spiritual master prays his prayer is answered almost immediately? Have you contemplated or wondered during your lifetime how a guru became a guru or how does one become an illumined and exalted supreme or divine being, a spiritual master all-knowing and all-wise?
The master wrote a song which conceals the meaning to the unknowing but inspires those who know when a soul becomes enlightened and goes into ecstasy. The song Paramahansa Yogananda's Cosmic Chant is "Who Is In My Temple?" Only those who are in a higher state of consciousness can fully explain the meaning of the song. This song describes the blessed day when you and I will have regained our cosmic consciousness. We are all cosmic beings and the scriptures say no one can ascend into heaven unless he first came down from heaven therefore all of us originated from cosmic consciousness through incarnations of preparations of the body to receive that final touch of immortality.
Paramahansa Yogananda says one day in meditation a huge cosmic flash of light will enter into you and at that moment reactivate the thirty thousand billion brains, not cells but brains in your body and you will have regained cosmic consciousness€ and during the song you are singing Who Is In My Temple€ the moment you and I will realize who is within you all the doors will open themselves means all the inner spheres of consciousness called the chakras will open up one by one and at that moment 'all the lights will light themselves' all the lights will balance themselves.
There is nothing more absurd when you hear people telling you they can balance your chakras. To balance your chakras you have to have great cosmic energy at the base of the spine to raise the kundalini upward, that great force takes you into ecstasy. The moment you balance your chakras you instantly go into ecstasy so in the song all the doors do open themselves, all the lights do light themselves all darkness, the accumulated karma of countless incarnations in our subconscious mind is destroyed in one second by that cosmic light €darkness like a dark bird flies away flies away.
For those of you who do not meditate reading this may satisfy your curiosity but will have no effect and will not be absorbed. But you should know that during this period of psychological curiosity you should investigate thoroughly as God sends curious individuals just ordinary teachers for addressing the awakening of souls via spiritual books and so on and that is why the most mediocre and worst teachers of yoga meditation have their purpose. However those individuals who are determined to reach their spiritual goal will attract an illumined soul, a guru or spiritual master until liberation is reached. Those who do meditate and are on the path must be cautious about encouraging or persuading people to study the teaching of the masters when they are not ready. When a soul is ready the master appears in some form to prepare them by having someone offering them a book or recommends a teacher to awaken them but when the desire is strong enough and they want to emancipate their "self" God will send a guru. Take this message form this sacred song; if you don't meditate there is no chance. This unwillingness to meditate is a veil over man's eyes which prevent him to attune himself with God and therefore he or she misses the opportunity to find a true spiritual master and the true goal of life.
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