The Cosmic Mother: One Aspect of God, by Paramhansa Yogananda

Original cover from 1945 booklet

Original cover from 1945 book

In 1945, Paramhansa Yogananda wrote a booklet titled The Cosmic Mother: One Aspect of God. In the book, Yogananda writes at length about God as the Divine Mother, and his own direct experience of Her grace, wisdom, and blessings. You can read a short excerpt from the book below. The book is long out of print, but one can search and find the booklet online.

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But if you sincerely determine to rectify your errors, then when you appeal to God as the Mother He quickly gives in, for you have appealed to His tenderness and unconditional love. As soon as you worship the Mother, you can face Her and say, “Divine Mother, naughty or good I am Thy child. Many incarnations I may have been evil, but do I have to pay all this karma according to law? I cannot wait so long to get into Your presence! Mother, please forgive me! Why can you not forgive me? After all, I am Your child. What is done, is done. Why should you exact punishment from me? It is all past. I am not going to do it again.”

Then the Divine Mother says, “You are naughty; stay away from Me.”

But you reply, “You are my Divine Mother. You have to forgive me.”

“Ask of Me salvation,” Divine Mother suggests. “I will give you salvation. Ask of Me wisdom and I will you wisdom, but do not ask My love, for when I give that away I have nothing.”

But if the devotee cries, “No, I want only Your love!” then the Divine Mother says, “Since you are My child and you have told me I am your Mother, how could I not forgive you?” And She gives you Her last possession—Her Divine Love.

So if you have weakness, if you have failed in the battle against temptation, do not despair. After all before God we are all “sinners.” But a saint is a sinner who never gave up. And you can become a saint if you persist until you receive that unconditional love of God.


7 Responses to The Cosmic Mother: One Aspect of God, by Paramhansa Yogananda

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  4. Kripa Shankar B. says:

    Divine Mother my Divine Mother, I love you.

  5. Somayeh says:

    l thankful for this beautiful writing of Pramahansa about the cosmic mother.
    If it is possible for you l would like to have the first one of it because this one here is not complete.

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