O Father, from joy I come; for joy I live; in joy dost Thou melt me!
Thou are the joy I seek.
Thou are the lasting joy of the soul.
Teach me to worship Thee through the joy born of meditation and good actions, and not through pleasures born of the misguided senses.
Whispers from Eternity, 1938 edition Related reading: Whispers from Eternity by Paramhansa Yogananda, edited by his disciple Swami Kriyananda