Yogananda altar: Vow of Discipleship for Path of Kriya YogaPrayer of Discipleship:

Heavenly Father, Divine Mother, Friend, Beloved God, Jesus Christ, Babaji-Krishna, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda, I bow to you all.

Divine Mother, I come before Thee today
having long sought Thy eternal light,
long pondered the eternal truths,
long followed the winding path that leads to Thee.
I have walked with my own strength, all too seldom with Thine.
I have walked with the thought, “I want this from life; these answers; that guidance; this pathway, or that,”
but I have seen that, as often as I made claims on life, it eluded me.
As often as I presumed on Thy will, it turned away from me.
Ah, too long, Mother, have I sought Thee for myself, not for Thy love.
I know now that, without Thy strength added to mine, infusing it, I shall
never find Thee.
Thine is the power, the grace, the infinite glory.

With loving faith now I seek Thee
through the ray of Thy light that Thou hast offered me.
I will ascend to Thee not by my power alone, but by the power of Thy
infinite love.
I am Thine, Mother, be Thou eternally mine.

Vow of Discipleship:

I offer myself in service and devotion to Your cause, and to the ray of the divine light as it is represented by Your channels, Jesus Christ, Babaji-Krishna, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar and Paramhansa Yogananda. Accept me into this family of Self-realization, and make me also, through them, an instrument of Thy blessings. Thus, as I receive, may others be blessed also to receive.

I will join my energies to those of my gurubhais, my spiritual family on earth. I will cooperate with them, and especially with the living representatives and guides of my divine line of gurus.

Discipline me, guide me, purify me. Teach me to attune myself to Thy ray, until at last, through daily meditation, service and devotion, I unite my soul with Thy Infinite Spirit.

Written by Swami Kriyananda