Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.— Paramahansa Yogananda
Astonishing Autobiography Of A Yogi quotations
Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.
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.
Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.
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
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.
Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.
Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.
Every tomorrow is determined by every today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To work with God's happiness bubbling in the soul is to carry a portable paradise within you wherever you go.
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.
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.
The deeper the Self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux.
The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery
When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
You have come to earth to entertain and to be entertained.
God is simple, everything else is complex
Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God.
Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.
I keep stacks of Autobiography of a Yogi around the house, and I give it out constantly to people. When people need 'regrooving,' I say read this, because it cuts to the heart of every religion.
Autobiography of a Yogi is justifiably celebrated as one of the most entertaining and enlightening spiritual books ever written.
In [Yogananda's] celebrated Autobiography of a Yogi, he offers a stunning account of the 'cosmic consciousness' reached on the upper levels of yogic practice, and numerous interesting perspectives on human nature from the yogic and Vedantic points of view.