His face was divine. His appearance was of a young man in his twenties, with sparse beard and moustache; his long black hair, parted in the middle, had a golden light about it. His feet were not touching the floor. His eyes were the most beautiful, the most loving eyes I have ever seen. The whole universe I saw glistening in those eyes. They were infinitely changing, and with each transition of expression I intuitively understood the wisdom conveyed. In his glorious eyes I felt the power that upholds and commands the myriad worlds. ….
“Of all the pictures I have seen of him in the West, the rendering by Hofmann comes closest to showing the accurate features of the incarnate Jesus.” …. ***
Paramahansa Yogananda, The Second Coming of Christ
💗 I had always loved the picture of Christ chosen by Paramahansaji for Self-Realization Fellowship altars. I knew it was derived from one of Hofmann’s works called “Christ and the Rich Young Ruler.” … I often asked myself: Who was this artist? Did he create any other artwork? But I never dreamed where these idle wonderings would one day lead. ….