Christmas Message from Yogananda
At this season my body is far away in India, so I shall celebrate Christmas with the Christ Joy, or Krishna Joy, ever omnipresent in your hearts.
This Christmas Morn, when you wake up looking for gifts around the Christmas Tree, forget not to concentrate around the tree of your own consciousness and devotion. Then you shall behold in its branchlets my blessings and unfailing good will, sparkling like unfading twinkling lights. And on the very top and uppermost part of the tree of your consciousness you will behold the inextinguishable star of my unconditional love, fragrant with Christ consciousness shining eternally with sad and joyous gleam. The star of my love will be sad because my body is not near you in my beloved America in the peace-shade of the nearness of your presence. However, the star of my heart’s devotion will glimmer joyously with the added love of the new-found Christ souls and all-pervading Krishna devotees of India. My Christna (Krishna) and Christ, ever one in Spirit, will be born anew in me in my new joy on Christmas Morn.
What present shall I give you this time, but the most precious gift of all gifts, the united Christ and Christna Joy which I shall receive on Christmas Morn.
Delve deep into your Inner Self and search in the tangled roots of the tree of your devotion, buried in the soil of meditation, for my hidden gift of all gifts, bound with the golden cords of my ever-burning memory of your love.
With increasing blessings,
[signed] Swami Yogananda