The deep yearnings for divine love and joy that are within each of us found many-faceted expression in the life of Paramahansa Yogananda. Songs of the Soul is an outpouring of his direct perceptions of God — God in nature, in man, in everyday experiences, and in the spiritually awakened state of samadhi meditation.
Most of these poems were written during Paramahansaji’s early years in the United States. His writings are not the considered renderings of a poet’s fancies, but a revelation of the interior experiences of a soul ever awake in Spirit, responding to the wonders of nature; to the memories of his beloved motherland; to the deep impressions made by new friends and acquaintances; above all, to the divine realizations born of that soul’s intimate communion with God.
“The poems set forth experiences of the soul in touch with the Great Reality, God Everywhere. A sense of the constant, enveloping presence of the Almighty Spirit is the first and most notable impression.…The underlying nobility of spirit that pervades the whole work should appeal to all
—Frederick B. Robinson, Ph.D.
President, College of the City of New York