If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.

โ€” Paramahansa Yogananda

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Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world

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Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you.

The future will take care of itself.

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Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny.

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Paramahansa Yogananda quote Be as simple as you can be; you will be

Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.

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Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

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Be kind to others, so that you may learn the secret art of being kind to yourself.

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It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.

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Most of the world is like a mental hospital.

Some persons are sick with jealousy, others with anger, hatred, passion. They are victims of their habits and emotions. But you can make your home a place of peace.

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Be honest with yourself. The world is not honest with you. The world loves hypocrisy. When you are honest with yourself you find the road to inner peace.

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What you are is much greater than anything or anyone else you have ever yearned for. God is manifest in you in a way that He is not manifest in any other human being. Your face is unlike anyone else's, your soul is unlike anyone else's, you are sufficient unto yourself; for within your soul lies the greatest treasure of all - God.

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Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.

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Meet everybody and every circumstance on the battlefield of life with the courage of a hero and the smile of a conqueror.

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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.

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About Paramahansa Yogananda

Quotes 368 sayings
Nationality Indian
Profession Leader
Birthday October 16

Sing songs that none have sung, think thoughts that ne'er in the brain have rung, Walk in paths that none have trod, weep tears as none have shed for God, Give peace to all to whom none other gave, Claim him your own who's everywhere disclaimed. Love all with love that none have felt and Brave the battle of life with strength unchained.

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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. . . Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.

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The greatest romance is with the Infinite.

You have no idea how beautiful life can be. When you suddenly find God everywhere, when He comes and talks to you and guides you, the romance of divine love has begun.

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By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.

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Have only love in your heart for others.

The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.

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Truths are not truths to you unless you realize them within yourself.

Without realization, they are just ideas. For spiritual perception, spiritual consciousness, lies not in vague theological ideas, but in the acquisition of Self-realization.

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The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

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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.

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Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.

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Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.

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Today I forgive all those who have ever offended me.

I give my love to all thirsty hearts, both to those who love me and to those who do not love me.

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When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.

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A genuine smile distributes the cosmic current, Prana to every body cell.

The happy man is less subject to disease, for happiness actually attracts into the body a greater supply of the Universal life energy.

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Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.

You will then find out how easy it is to get along.

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Feel the love of God; then in every person you will see the face of the Father, the light of love which is in all. You will find a magic, living relationship uniting the trees, the sky, the stars, all people, and all living things; and you will feel a oneness with them. This is the code of divine love.

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I am a spark from the Infinite. I am not flesh and bones. I am light. In helping others to succeed I shall find my own prosperity. In the welfare of others I shall find my own well-being. I am infinite. I am spaceless, I am tireless; I am beyond body thought, and utterance; beyond all matter and mind. I am endless bliss.

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Through every trial we grow. All suffering we experience has a meaning. Though it seems very cruel, it is like the fire that smelts the iron ore: the steel that emerges from that furnace is beautifully strong, useful for many purposes.

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Is a diamond less valuable because it is covered with mud? God sees the changeless beauty of our souls. He knows we are not our mistakes.

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Nothing is impossible unless you think it is.

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Never do anything that taints your mind.

Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality. Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have.

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Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in his protection, His justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His love, and His Omnipresence... To be fit for Self-realization man must be fearless.

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The soul's first adventure is the fight between two ideas: the wish to return to earth in a human form, and the desire to feel the freedom of having no form.

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Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you - to make you realise that you are a part of Spirit and that just behind the sparks of your life is the Flame of Infinity.

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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

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Brotherhood is an ideal better understood by example than precept!

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Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly.

We should reverse this attitude by excusing others' shortcomings and by harshly examining our own.

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I could not think of being unkind, even to a mortal enemy.

It would hurt me. I see so much unkindness in the world, and there is no excuse for me to add to it.

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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.

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If you have a strong mind and plant in it a firm resolve, you can change your destiny.

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If you are in a dark room, donโ€™t beat at the darkness with a stick, but rather try to turn on the light

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Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the Divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.

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Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.

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The way to freedom is through service to others.

The way to happiness is through meditation and being in tune with God... break the barriers of your ego, shed selfishness, free yourself from the consciousness of the body, forget yourself, do away with this prison house of incarnations, melt your heart in all, be one with creation.

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I am no longer the wave of consciousness thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness. I am the ocean of Spirit that has become the wave of human life.

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The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul.

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Incredible amounts of energy are hidden in your brain;

enough in a gram of flesh to run the city of Chicago for 2 days. And you say you are tired?

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In that power of self-control lies the seed of eternal freedom.

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