Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.— Paramahansa Yogananda
Surprising Yogi quotations
Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.
A pure woman is better than a hundred yogis. Women are more open to love God.
Even in the world, the yogi who faithfully discharges his responsibilities, without personal motive or attachment, treads the sure path of enlightenment.
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.
Falling out of a posture means you are human; getting back into the posture means you are a yogi.
He'd (Yogi Berra) fall in a sewer and come up with a gold watch.
A lot of guys go, 'Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.
' I tell 'em, 'I don't know any.' They want me to make one up. I don't make 'em up. I don't even know when I say it. They're the truth. And it is the truth. I don't know.
Those that only take a nibble here and a nibble there will never attain anything ... Those who really want to be yogis must give up, once and for all, this nibbling at things. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea.
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.
The yogi will tell you that you feel and look as young as your spine is elastic.
Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.
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.
Every tomorrow is determined by every today.
Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.
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.
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.
See the brotherhood of all mankind as the highest order of Yogis;
conquer your own mind, and conquer the world.
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.
Be thou a true yogi. A yogi who understands that everything he's looking for is really inside himself. Learn to live more in the Self.
The pure mystic wishes to approach his God only in the all-embracing love.
The yogi, too, walks toward one single aspect of God. The bhakti-yogi keeps to the road of love and devotion, the raja and hatha yogi choose the path of self-control or volition, the jnana yogi will follow that of wisdom and cognition.
It should not be taken in a hot climate.
If you are in a place that is cool and peaceful, and you are alone and your mind is turned toward God, then you may take the yogi medicine.
..."And for God's sake, never get into the petty habit of measuring your self-worth against other people's net-worth. As Yogi Ramen preached: 'Every second you spend thinking about someone elses dreams you take time away from your own.'"
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.
God-realization is attained only by great effort on the part of the yogi and by divine grace.
When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery
Yogi saw three of his players in the locker room wearing Cone Head hats.
Yogi said, Those guys make a pair.
They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that?