Yukteswar, fully Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, born Priyanath Karar

Yukteswar, fully Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, born Priyanath Karar
1855
1936

Yogi Master of Modern India, Author, Educator, Astronomer, Vedic Astrologer, Disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya of Varanasi, considered by Yogananda as Jnanavatar or "Incarnation of Wisdom"

Author Quotes

A beggar cannot renounce wealth. If a man laments: 'My business has failed; my wife has left me; I will renounce all and enter a monastery,' to what worldly sacrifice is he referring? He did not renounce wealth and love; they renounced him!

Forget the outward symbols of renunciation, which may injure you by inducing a false pride. Nothing matters except your steady, daily spiritual advancement; for that, use Kriya Yoga.

Look fear in the face and it will cease to trouble you.

The cause of creation is Anu or the Atoms. En masse they are called Maya or the Lord's illusory power; each individual Anu is called Avidya, Ignorance

A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with one's individual karma. His horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing his unalterable past and it's probable future results. A man of realization does not perform any miracle until he receives an inward sanction. God does not wish the secrets of His creation revealed promiscuously. Also, every individual in the world has inalienable right to his free will. A saint will not encroach upon that independence. But the natal chart can be rightly interpreted only by men of intuitive wisdom - These are few… The message boldly blazoned across the heavens at the moment of birth is not meant to emphasize fate – the result of past good and evil - but to arouse man's will to escape from his universal thralldom. What he has done he can undo. None other than himself was the instigator of the causes of whatever effects are now prevalent in his life. He can overcome any limitation, because he created it by his own actions in the first place and because he possesses spiritual resources that are not subject to planetary pressure.

Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until anchored in the Divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.

Man's body is precious. It has the highest evolutionary value because of unique brain and spinal centres. These enable the advanced devotee fully to grasp and express the loftiest aspects of divinity. No lower form is so equipped. It is true that man incurs the debt of a minor sin if he is forced to kill an animal or any other living being. But the holy shastras teach that wanton loss of a human body is a serious transgression against the karmic law

The darkness of maya is silently approaching. Let us hie homeward within.

A man of realization does not perform any miracles until he receives an inward sanction. God does not wish the secrets of His creation revealed promiscuously*. Also every individual in the world has an inalienable right to his free will. A saint will not encroach on that independence.

Forget you were born a Hindu, and don't be an American. Take the best of them both. Be your true self, a child of God. Seek and incorporate into your being the best qualities of all your brothers, scattered over the earth in various races.

Medicines have limitations; the divine creative life force has none. Believe that: you shall be well and strong.

The deeper the self-realization of a person, the more they influence the whole universe by their subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less they themselves are affected by the phenomenal flux.

A true devotee is finally freed from all instinctive compulsions. He transforms his need for human affection into aspiration for God alone - a love solitary because omnipresent.

God is all-powerful and not all-powerful.

My guru Sri Yukteswarji often remarked that the various modes of liberation mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita make its precepts so sweet, sympathetic and useful in healing the manifold sickness of suffering humanity

The eight bondages or snares are hatred, shame, fear, grief, condemnation, race prejudice, pride of family and smugness. Removal of the eight bondages leads to magnanimity of the Heart.

A worthy leader has the desire to serve, not to dominate.

God is everywhere present, sees and knows all things and is not everywhere present, neither sees nor knows all things.

My guru Swami Sri Yukteswar wisely counselled: Throw the dog a bone - give the body its due, neither pampering nor abusing it, and then forget the body.

The Holy Sound Pranava Sabda appears spontaneously through the culture of Sraddha the energetic tendency of heart’s natural love, Veerya the moral courage, Smiriti the true conception and Samadhi the true concentration.

Adeptship is attainable by the purification of the body in all respects. Purification of the material body can be effected by things generated along with it by Nature; that of the electric body by patience in all circumstances; and that of the magnetic body (chitta, spiritualized Atom, Heart) by regulation of the breath, which is called mantra, the purifier of the mind.

God is to be found by those who seek him and is not to be found by those who seek him.

Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires and satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love.

The Lord responds to all and works for all. Just as He sent rain at my plea, so He fulfills any sincere desire of the devotee. Seldom do men realize how often God heeds their prayers. He is not partial to a few, but listens to everyone who approaches Him trustingly. His children should ever have implicit faith in the loving-kindness of their Omnipresent Father.

All creation is governed by law. The principles that operate in the outer universe, discoverable by scientists are called natural laws. But there are subtle laws that rule the hidden spiritual planes and the inner realm of consciousness; these principles are knowable through the science of yoga. It is not the physicist but the Self realized master who comprehends the true nature of matter. By such knowledge Christ was able to restore the servant's ear after it had been severed by one of the disciples

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Yukteswar, fully Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, born Priyanath Karar
Birth Date
1855
Death Date
1936
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Yogi Master of Modern India, Author, Educator, Astronomer, Vedic Astrologer, Disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya of Varanasi, considered by Yogananda as Jnanavatar or "Incarnation of Wisdom"