Articles in the Letters of Encouragement Subcategory
That is what teaching should mean—not telling people what they should do or know, but offering the fruits of one’s own living in the humble hope that what one says will in some way prove useful in their lives.
People like working with others who like working with them. It’s that simple! It will be the cornerstone of anything you build of your own happiness and fulfillment.
If we understand that, by loving, it is God’s love we express, He will surely flow through any barrier we erect of ego and self-interest, and uplift significantly the consciousness of the world.
In my relationship with Master, I have found that I’m the most in tune with him when I don’t have the thought of what I’m getting from him, but dwell rather in the thought of what I’m giving to him.
Divine friendship is something one rarely encounters in the world, where everyone seems to want only to justify his own actions and character.
Don’t think of your body as your own. It is God’s body, from which at least the consciousness of illness must be banished.
God doesn’t treat those who love Him in the same soft way He treats others.
When one receives visions and voices on the spiritual path, it is very difficult to distinguish how real they are. My strong advice to you is that you not give them too much attention.
The most important sign of spiritual advancement is that your love for God is growing ever deeper, and you feel selfless joy in the thought of Him.
I do not believe that superconscious experiences can be induced by hypnotic suggestion.
The modern mind—especially the modern American mind—thinks that bigger is better. Why should this be so? There is no rivalry in God.
Illness has its challenges (as you well know), but at the moment of death itself, though, there’s no pain at all.
Paramhansa Yogananda often said that spiritual truths must be made to apply on all three levels—physical, mental, and spiritual.
It’s right and true to recognize one’s own fallibility—true strength and guidance come only from God. When we have faith in Him, everything turns out for the best.
Human love is fulfilling only when it is self-giving, not grasping, and seeks fulfillment in the joy of another.
Joy and suffering depend entirely on attitudes of the mind. The poorest beggar has found bliss when his attitude was right.