Origin of All

Swami Paramananda

Passages for Meditation

O Supreme Deity, Mother of the moving and unmoving, come, manifest Thyself to us.

Thou art nameless, formless, but Thou comest when there is the genuine call. That call Thou answerest.

Thou art the Giver of all blessing, of all understanding.
Thou art the origin of all. Thou art all.

Through Thy grace the dumb become eloquent, the lame run.

Thou art the only Doer.
Give us strength, purity, and inspiration.
Teach us how to surrender to Thee, how to call Thee.

Thou art the Supreme Lord.
Thou art the Source of all Bliss.

Manifest Thyself to us. Come to us.
Make Thy Divine Presence felt in our hearts.

Grant unto us Thy peace and blessing.

Swami Paramananda (1884-1940) was one of the first Hindu teachers to bring ancient Hindu wisdom to the United States, following in the footsteps of his own teacher, Swami Vivekananda. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.