Master was scheduled to speak after the banquet. His brief talk was so sweet, so almost tender, that I think everyone present felt embraced in the gossamer net of his love. Warmly he spoke of India and America, and of their respective contributions to world peace and true human progress. He talked of their future cooperation. Finally he read his beautiful poem, “My India.…”
The story of Yogananda’s mahasamadhi is told in full in Chapter 38 of The New Path (free online) by Swami Kriyananda.