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Yogananda's Poem "God, God, God" — Chanted by Direct Disciple Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda
December 23, 1993

God, God, God (Poem by Paramhansa Yogananda)

From the depths of slumber,

As I ascend the spiral stairways of wakefulness,

I will whisper:

God! God! God!


Thou art the food, and when I break my fast

Of nightly separation from Thee,

I will taste Thee, and mentally say:

God! God! God!


No matter where I go, the spotlight of my mind

Will ever keep turning on Thee;

And in the battle din of activity, my silent war-cry will be:

God! God! God!


When boisterous storms of trials shriek,

And when worries howl at me,

I will drown their noises, loudly chanting:

God! God! God!


When my mind weaves dreams

With threads of memories,

On that magic cloth will I emboss:

God! God! God!


Every night, in time of deepest sleep,

When my peace dreams and calls,

Joy! Joy! Joy! My joy comes singing evermore:

God! God! God!


In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping,

Serving, meditating, chanting, divinely loving,

My soul will constantly hum, unheard by any:

God! God! God!


Recorded December 23, 1993 in Palo Alto, California (Yogananda's centennial birth year)



Paramhansa Yogananda, born in 1893, was the first yoga master of India to take up permanent residence in the West. Yogananda arrived in America in 1920, and proceeded to travel throughout the United States on what he called his “spiritual campaigns.” Hundreds of thousands filled the largest halls in major American cities to see the yoga master from India. Yogananda continued to lecture and write up to his passing in 1952.

Paramhansa Yogananda’s initial impact on the western culture was truly impressive. But his lasting spiritual legacy has been even greater. His Autobiography of a Yogi, first published in 1946, helped launch a spiritual revolution in the West. Translated into more than a dozen languages, it remains a best-selling spiritual classic to this day. [Read free at]

The path of Kriya Yoga, which combines the practice of advanced yogic techniques with spirituality in daily life, can be learned at

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