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From joy I came, for joy I live, in sacred joy I melt.

God is simple, everything else is complex

Each minute of life should be a divine quest.

Never neglect what you can do for yourself in the form of another.

Mind is the creator of everything.

Coercion or compulsion never brings about growth. It is freedom that accelerates evolution.

Humans become angels on earth, not in heaven.

Seek spiritual riches within. What you are is much greater than anyone or anything else you have ever yearned for.

Subtle astral colors... are hidden in everything around you. Could you but see, you would be amazed at their beauty.

As you find your soul-reservoir of peace, less and less controversy will be able to afflict your life.

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

Great healers, people of divine realization, do not cure by chance but by exact knowledge.

A wish is a desire without energy

When the #‎ mind is strong and the #‎ heart is pure, you are free

The greater the will, the greater the flow of energy.

Environment is of supreme importance. It is greater than will power.

Incredible amounts of energy are hidden in your brain; enough in a gram of flesh to run the city of Chicago for 2 days. And you say you are tired?

Intuition is the discriminative faculty that enables you to decide which of two lines of reasoning is right. Perfect intuition makes you a master of all.

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

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.

Success is hastened or delayed by one's habits.

With right attitude, life is very simple and very easy.

As a mortal being you are limited, but as a child of God you are unlimited... Focus your attention on God, and you shall have all the power you want, to use in any direction.

Remain quiet. Don't feel you have to talk all the time. Go within and you will see the Loveliness behind all beauty.

Little stones that are pelted into the lake of consciousness should not throw the whole lake into commotion.

The time will come when mankind will begin to get away from the consciousness of needing so many material things. More security and peace will be found in the simple life.

The man form is higher than the angel form; of all forms it is the highest. Man is the highest being in creation, because he aspires to freedom.

The more you meditate, the more helpful you can be to others, and the more deeply you will be in tune with God.

Analyze yourself. All emotions are reflected in the body and mind. Envy and fear cause the face to pale, love makes it glow.

Medicine has its limitations, Life Force has none.

Environment is stronger than will.

As a broken microphone cannot broadcast a message, so a restless mind cannot transmit prayers to God

When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.

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

In that power of self-control lies the seed of eternal freedom.

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

If you are in a dark room, don’t beat at the darkness with a stick, but rather try to turn on the light

The mother's love is not given to us to spoil us with indulgence, but to soften our hearts, that we may in turn soften others with kindness.

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable; they turn their efforts toward changing it.

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

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

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.

Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.

In the spiritual life one becomes just like a little child, without resentment, without attachment, full of life and joy.

Untrained warriors are soon killed on the battlefield; so also persons untrained in the art of preserving their inner peace are quickly riddled by the bullets of worry and restlessness in active life.

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

Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.

Nothing is impossible unless you think it is.

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

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.

Meet everybody and every circumstance on the battlefield of life with the courage of a hero and the smile of a conqueror.

Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in his protection, His justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His love, and His Omnipresence... To be fit for Self-realization man must be fearless.

No one appears on our stage unless the director has placed them there for our benefit

Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you.

Realize that enough hidden strength lies within you to overcome all obstacles and temptations. Bring forth that indomitable power and energy.

The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.

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.

People are running, running, but there is no place in the world to which they can flee to escape themselves. Ultimately, each one must face himself.

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.

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Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. - paramahansa yogananda download
We are what we think we are. The habitual inclination of our thoughts determines our talents and abilities, and our personality. So whatever you want to be, start to develop that pattern now. - paramahansa yogananda download
If circumstances are bad and you have to bear them, do not make them a part of yourself. - paramahansa yogananda download
Whatever you want others to be, first be that yourself. Then, you will find others responding in like manner to you. - paramahansa yogananda download
Medicine has its limitations, Life Force has none. - paramahansa yogananda download
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 download
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 download
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. - paramahansa yogananda download
The man form is higher than the angel form; of all forms it is the highest. Man is the highest being in creation, because he aspires to freedom. - paramahansa yogananda download
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 download
Those persons who have perceptive eyes enjoy beauty everywhere. - paramahansa yogananda download
Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. - paramahansa yogananda download
If you possess happiness you possess everything: to be happy is to be in tune with God. - paramahansa yogananda download
Thinkers do not accept the inevitable; they turn their efforts toward changing it. - paramahansa yogananda download
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 download
Change your life by changing your thoughts. - paramahansa yogananda download
When you learn to get along with yourself, you will know how to get along with everybody. - paramahansa yogananda download
Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in his protection, His justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His love, and His Omnipresence... To be fit for Self-realization man must be fearless. - paramahansa yogananda download
Fear was given to man as a cautionary device to spare him pain; it is not mean to be cultivated and abused. - paramahansa yogananda download
Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world - paramahansa yogananda download

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