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CHRISTMAS PRAYER

Around the Christmas tree of my inner awakening
I will gather all the gifts of my devotion.

On each branch of realization I will hang an ornament
of my love for God alone.

I will burn all the rags of my human wisdom in the star of Truth
lest my restless thoughts defile your face of peace.

When I emerge from the cocoon of my desires I will behold
in the manger of humility the birth of the Christ Child.

Then will the current of your love light all the lights
on my little tree.

Then, through your eyes of peace, by your light of love
I will behold you dancing in all things...
hiding in all space...
loving through all hearts...
and drawing all life back into your fold of
INFINITE REJOICING.

- Swami Dharmananda

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