Paramahansa Yogananda, born Mukunda Lal Ghosh

Paramahansa
Yogananda, born Mukunda Lal Ghosh
1893
1952

Indian Holy Man, Author, Spiritual and Kriya Yoga Teacher in United States, Founder of Self-Realization Fellowship, introduced many Westerners to Kriya Yoga through is book, "Autobiography of a Yogi"

Author Quotes

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.

Stillness is the altar of spirit.

Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire - for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness - that is the way to live in this world.

To work with God's happiness bubbling in the soul is to carry a portable paradise within you wherever you go.

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

The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery.

You have come to earth to entertain and to be entertained.

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

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.

Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.

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.

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.

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.

Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.

Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.

You may control a mad elephant;
You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger;
Ride the lion and play with the cobra;
By alchemy you may learn your livelihood;
You may wander through the universe incognito;
Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful;
You may walk in water and live in fire;
But control of the mind is better and more difficult.

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

Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.

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.

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.

Wars are brought about not by fateful divine action but by widespread material selfishness. Banish selfishness - individual, industrial, political, national - and you will have no more wars.

We would not be human if we did not miss loved ones; but in feeling lonesome for them we don’t want selfish attachment to be the cause of keeping them earthbound. Extreme sorrow prevents a departed soul from going ahead toward greater peace and freedom.

Two persons who unite their lives to help each other toward divine realization are founding their marriage on the right basis: unconditional friendship.

Very few of us know how much we can put into life if we use it properly, wisely, and economically. Let us economize our time - lifetimes ebb away before we wake up, and that is why we do not realize the value of the immortal time God has given us.

Author Picture
First Name
Paramahansa
Last Name
Yogananda, born Mukunda Lal Ghosh
Birth Date
1893
Death Date
1952
Bio

Indian Holy Man, Author, Spiritual and Kriya Yoga Teacher in United States, Founder of Self-Realization Fellowship, introduced many Westerners to Kriya Yoga through is book, "Autobiography of a Yogi"