"The truth is not that where heaven is,
there God is. The truth is that where
God is, there heaven is. Therefore, you,
as awakened, intelligent beings, endowed
with perception, endowed with knowledge
of the scriptures, endowed with understanding,
you can very easily understand this fact,
that it is not that God is where heaven is.
You cannot confine God to a locality. On the
contrary, heaven is where God is. And God is now, here."
" May the ever-present, indwelling peace of
the Kingdom of Heaven within you, in which
you dwell in the Spirit, may that peace be
your gift to mankind day by day, day after day,
through your every thought, every feeling,
every word and action. May you live and move
in this world as a messenger of peace, an angel
of peace. May you live and move in this world
as a source of joy to one and all. This prayer
I offer to all of you as my Christmas gift."
-Sri Swami Chidananda
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