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“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself......”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“You may control a mad elephant;
You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger;
Ride the lion and play with the cobra;
By alchemy you may learn your livelihood;
You may wander through the universe incognito;
Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful;
You may walk in water and live in fire;
But control of the mind is better and more difficult.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
“Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Where There is Light: Insight and Inspiration for Meeting Life's Challenges
“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“You have come to earth to entertain and to be entertained.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise...”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
“Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire - for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness - that is the way to live in this world.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, In the Sanctuary of the Soul: A Guide to Effective Prayer
“Stillness is the altar of spirit.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
“You do not have to struggle to reach God, but you do have to struggle to tear away the self-created veil that hides him from you”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much as your plain everyday habits that control your life....Live simply. Don’t get caught in the machine of the world— it is too exacting. By the time you get what you are seeking your nerves are gone, the heart is damaged, and the bones are aching. Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on. Learn the art of right living. If you have joy you have everything,so learn to be glad and contented....Have happiness now.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Every tomorrow is determined by every today.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“So long as we believe in our heart of hearts that our capacity is limited and we grow anxious and unhappy, we are lacking in faith. One who truly trusts in God has no right to be anxious about anything.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
“To work with God's happiness bubbling in the soul is to carry a portable paradise within you wherever you go.”
Paramahansa Yogananda

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