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Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes

Indian guru and philosopher (b. 1893), Birth: 5-1-1893, Death: 7-3-1952 Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes
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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

If you choose to be joyous, no individual or thing on the planet can rob you of that cheer.
Don't depend on death to liberate you from your imperfections. You are exactly the same after death as you were before. Nothing changes; you only give up the body. If you are a thief or a liar or a cheater before death, you don't become an angel merely by dying. If such were possible, then let us all go and jump in the ocean now and become angels at once! Whatever you have made of yourself thus far, so will you be hereafter. And when you reincarnate, you will bring that same nature with you. To change, you have to make the effort. This world is the place to do it.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, working and sleeping, and going here and there to be entertained. They don't know what or why they are seeking, nor why they never realize complete happiness and lasting satisfaction. By evading self-analysis, people go on being robots, conditioned by their environment. True self-analysis is the greatest art of progress.
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

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

Transform yourself and you have contributed to transforming 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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Savor the present, appreciating all that surrounds you. The future will unfold as it should.
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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Allow my spirit to sparkle through my core and my core sparkle through my optics, that I may disperse lavish grins in grief-stricken souls.
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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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

I am a spark from the Infinite. I am not flesh and bones. I am light.
Paramahansa Yogananda

I am a glimmer from the Eternal. I am not corporeal. I am radiance.
Be kind to others, so that you may learn the secret art of being kind to yourself.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Show compassion to others, so that you may unlock the wisdom of being compassionate to yourself.
It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Inner deprivation, not physical privation, is the root of all human distress.
No one appears on our stage unless the director has placed them there for our benefit
Paramahansa Yogananda

No individual is allowed to perform unless the director has deliberately chosen them to enrich our experience.
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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Be sincere with yourself. The world is not genuine with you. The world cherishes duplicity. When you are sincere with yourself you discover the path to inner tranquillity.
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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

To love those that love you is easy. To love those that love you not is not so simple. If you want to change anyone, set a better example. Show more kindness, more understanding, more love. That has a sure effect. To those who are not kind, show kindness. To those who are mean, show bigness of heart.
Paramahansa Yogananda

He who knows his soul knows this truth: " I am beyond everything finite; I I now see that the Spirit, alone in a space with Its ever-new joy, has expressed Itself as the vast body of nature. I am the stars, I am the waves, I am the Life of all, I am the laughter within all hearts, I am the smile on the faces of the flowers and in each soul. I am the Wisdom and Power that sustain all creation. "
Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Possessing abundant wealth without serenity is akin to perishing of dehydration while immersed in the sea.
Meet everybody and every circumstance on the battlefield of life with the courage of a hero and the smile of a conqueror.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Confront all obstacles in life with the valor of a warrior and the grin of a victor.
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

The contentment of one's inner self alone is insufficient to appease the spirit; one must endeavor to incorporate, as essential to one's own satisfaction, the joyfulness of others.
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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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

By the practice of contemplation, you will discover that you possess a personal haven in your core.
Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain. Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts that will bring you health and happiness.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Whatever you want others to be, first be that yourself. Then, you will find others responding in like manner to you.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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 want to be loved, start loving others who need your love....If you want others to sympathize with you, start showing sympathy to those around you. If you want to be respected, you must learn to be respectful to everyone, both young and old....Whatever you want others to be, first be that yourself; then you will find others responding in like manner to you.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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

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

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

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Let us meditate until we perceive the Infinite Christ reigning in our own hearts. Let us learn to love those who love us not; and to forgive those who do ill against us. Let us break all our mental boundaries of color, creed, and nationality, and receive all - even our inanimate and animal brothers - in the endless, all embracing arms of our Christ Consciousness. This will be a true and fitting celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ to this earth.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

If death were the end, then there is no God, and there are no realised masters - it is all a pack of lies. The great ones wouldn't urge you to became better, for what would be the use if, good or bad, we are all junked at the end of life? What would be the value of the scriptures? There would be no justice whatsoever if this present existence is all there is to each individual life. What of those souls who lived only a few years, or lived in blind or crippled bodies?
Paramahansa Yogananda

When you learn to get along with yourself, you will know how to get along with everybody.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

I relax and cast aside all mental burdens, allowing God to express through me His perfect love, peace, and wisdom.
Paramahansa Yogananda

In the earlier days of history, kings and leaders went to the battlefield with their men; but today, those who determine that a nation will go to war remain safely behind. The next time leaders talk of warring, all the people should get together and send those leaders to the front lines. Give them a big arena with wonderfully effective ammunition, and the war will be finished in a day
Paramahansa Yogananda

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Nothing is impossible unless you think it is.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Never count your faults. Just see that your love for God is deeply sincere. For God doesn't mind your imperfections: He minds your indifference.
Paramahansa Yogananda