January 6

I want to ply my boat, many times,

Across the gulf-after-death,

And return to earth's shores from my home in Heaven.

I want to load my boat

With those waiting, thirsty ones who are left behind,

And carry them by the opal pool of iridescent joy

Where my Father distributes

His all-desire-quenching liquid peace.

-- Paramahansa Yogananda, Man's Eternal Quest

The Guru