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Paramahansa Yogananda

Indian,  Leader
Total Quotes : 26
Work Discover Leading

All honest work is good work; it is capable of leading to self-development, provided the doer seeks to discover the inherent lessons and makes the most of the potentialities for such growth.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Negative Careless

Careless indifference and bodily restlessness in meditation cause negative vibrations.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Inevitable Cosmic Very

This life is not man's own show; if he becomes personally and emotionally involved in the very complicated cosmic drama, he reaps inevitable suffering for having distorted the divine 'plot.'

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Satisfy Necessary Include

The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Love Own Remains

To allot God a secondary place in life was, to me, inconceivable. Though He is the sole Owner of the cosmos, silently showering us with gifts from life to life, one thing yet remains which He does not own, and which each human heart is empowered to withhold or bestow - man's love.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Will Often Again

As often as you fail, get up and try again. God will never let you down, so long as you don't let Him down, and so long as you make the effort.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Nature Soul Own

The physical ego serves as its own worst enemy when, by delusive material behavior, it eclipses its true nature as the ever blessed soul.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Mind Tied Attempting

Introspection, or 'sitting in the silence,' is an unscientific way of trying to force apart the mind and senses, tied together by the life force. The contemplative mind, attempting its return to divinity, is constantly dragged back toward the senses by the life currents.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Self-Control Broadened

The Western day is indeed nearing when the inner science of self-control will be found as necessary as the outer conquest of nature. This new Atomic Age will see men's minds sobered and broadened by the now scientifically indisputable truth that matter is in reality a concentrate of energy.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Through Infinite Pains

The Creator, in taking infinite pains to shroud with mystery His presence in every atom of creation, could have had but one motive - a sensitive desire that men seek Him only through free will.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Mind Level Centered

When your mind is fully withdrawn in superconsciousness, it becomes centered in the bliss of the spine. You are then in your ideational, or causal, body. That is the level of the soul.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Senses Allow Mired

The physical ego, the active consciousness in man, should uplift its body-identified self into unity with the soul, its true nature; it should not allow itself to remain mired in the lowly delusive strata of the senses and material entanglement.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Art Here Works

Many great works of art, poetry, and music are inspired by astral memories. The desire to do noble, beautiful things here on Earth is also often a carryover of astral experiences between a person's earth lives.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Thought Individual Yogi

The yogi should meditate on a firm seat, one that is clean - untainted by dirt or unspiritual vibrations of others. The thought or life force emanating from an individual saturates the objects he uses and his dwelling.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Always Will Remain

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Sun Yoga Prevent

Yoga is a method for restraining the natural turbulence of thoughts, which otherwise impartially prevent all men, of all lands, from glimpsing their true nature of Spirit. Yoga cannot know a barrier of East and West any more than does the healing and equitable light of the sun.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Goal Color Prejudices

Ignoring all prejudices of caste, creed, class, color, sex, or race, a swami follows the precepts of human brotherhood. His goal is absolute unity with Spirit.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Always Within Other

There are always two forces warring against each other within us.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Angel Being Form

The man form is higher than the angel form; of all forms it is the highest. Man is the highest being in creation, because he aspires to freedom.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Doing Own Clearest

Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins. Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding. you must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air. Without sincere longing, you will never find God.

- Paramahansa Yogananda