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by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

The devotee who tries to meditate will be hindered, not only by new distractions, but also by strong habits of the body such as restlessness, procrastination, material desires, selfishness, and moods.

by Swami Kriyananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Stories of Grace, Wisdom in a Nutshell)
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Yogananda said inwardly to himself, “Satan! How often has he tried to win me. This time it was with the offer of social prestige!”

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Relax and Uplift)

Take the bowl of my mind and fill it
With Thine understanding.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Relax and Uplift)

I will be calmly active, actively calm.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)
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Humility lies in the heart; it is not a “put-up” job. You must feel that everything you do is accomplished by Him alone, through you. It is the consciousness of his own inferiority which makes a man hide behind a display of pride.

by Kamala Silva (Paramhansa Yogananda, Stories of Grace, Wisdom in a Nutshell)
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Master said, “I could walk on fire and fill every auditorium with curiosity-seekers, but what good would that do? People need to love God.”

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Relax and Uplift)

I am the immortal child of God, living for a little while in this mortal body.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Relax and Uplift)

In wisdom’s chambers
Thou dost roam

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)
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Those who fill their hearts with unkindness can never learn to love God.To grow closer to God, you must be kind and loving to all. Making others happy through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice is a sign of true greatness.

by Swami Kriyananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development, Wisdom in a Nutshell)
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People should look carefully at anything in themselves that they’d rather ignore, things their conscience tells them they ought, or ought not, to do.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Relax and Uplift)

May Thy presence and consciousness fill our hearts. May we realize that Thou art the only Reality.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Relax and Uplift)

All my powers are but borrowed powers from Thee.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

Remember, if you make up your mind that you are going to control your circumstances, your circumstances will adjust themselves accordingly. Friendly success tendencies are ready to help you, depending on your unflinching efforts.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Practices)

Being ignorant, the bigoted Hindu priest did not like to be questioned as to his beliefs and statements. He especially disliked intelligent disciples because his untested dogmas melted like butter before the flame of their bright minds.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

During dark nights of misfortune, I find it even sweeter, now, to offer Thee the flowers of my appreciation for being always there, protecting me.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

A mental indulgence in fear creates a subconscious fear habit. When something upsetting occurs, the subconscious fear habit asserts itself, magnifying the object of one’s fears.

by Swami Kriyananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Practices)

Paramhansa Yogananda brought to the world a whole new style of singing to God. His chants are not like traditional Indian chanting. We are disciples of a new ray, and within that ray a new kind of music has been produced.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Stories of Grace)

The humble wife said, “Suddenly I saw all my thoughts awakened in the dark temple of my mind, and they rebuked me, seeming to say, ‘You can’t eat the bananas alone. We are all watching you.'”

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

O mighty, mystic Judge of Life, I asked Thee in my hall of soul-stillness: “What is sin?” Thy whispers of silence, dim at first, grew into bright articulations of thought; I heard and understood Thy meaning. “Sin is a rebel-king.”

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

The existence of life after death is the greatest mystery guarded by nature. No one is allowed, no matter how great a saint he might have been, to come back after death and tell the masses of people of the life-eternal.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

While it is not unwise to initiate worthwhile undertakings at astrologically auspicious times, anything you do with deep faith in God will blossom under better influences than you could hope to find by consulting the heavens for favorable aspects.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

Ages ago, Saint Bhrigu of India had a desire to find the most humble form God had ever taken. He wandered all over the Himalayan Mountains and other holy places in search of an incarnation of God he could accept as a guru.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Come to my aid, O Divine Friend! Give me the strength now to be ambitious only in my quest for Thee.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Directions and Trends, Paramhansa Yogananda)

Occasionally one reads dire pronouncements regarding an imminent “end of the world.” No earthly dissolution is in sight. The earth is currently on an ascending cycle and eventually the world will become a better place.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

The mother rejoiced after she heard how her eight sons had been saved from drowning, but with sobs cried out, “Your Excellency, my ninth son, my heart is bursting with grief for you have killed your brother.”

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Bless me, that my sacred, wise thoughts, following this star of knowledge, lead me to the Christ in everything

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

Spiritual progress is achieved above all by desiring it intensely. Know that you are growing spiritually when your entire consciousness, no matter what your faults, is turned to God.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Practices)

When standing beneath the almighty wishing tree of your will power, always be careful to wish for good things.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

Thy fragrance has quenched at last the perfume-thirst of my soul.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I shall strictly refuse to hear or read unkind discussions of others.