35 Inspirational Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Success

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian monk, yogi and guru who lived his last 32 years in America. He introduced millions to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) / Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) of India. A chief disciple of the Bengali yoga guru Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, he was sent by his lineage to spread the teachings of yoga to the West, to prove the unity between Eastern and Western religions and to preach a balance between Western material growth and Indian spirituality. His long-standing influence in the American yoga movement, and especially the yoga culture of Los Angeles, led him to be considered by yoga experts as the “Father of Yoga in the West. May these Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world.” Paramahansa Yogananda

2. “Do not take life’s experiences too seriously. For in reality, they are nothing but dream experiences. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role.” Paramahansa Yogananda

3. “Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you – to make you realise that you are a part of Spirit and that just behind the sparks of your life is the Flame of Infinity.” Paramahansa Yogananda

4. “A true yogi may remain dutifully in the world; there, he is like butter on water and not like the easily-diluted milk of unchurned and undisciplined humanity.” Paramahansa Yogananda

5. “When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.” Paramahansa Yogananda

6. “Everything, at first, is an idea, a special creation.” Paramahansa Yogananda

7. “Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.” Paramahansa Yogananda

8. “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

9. “Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.” Paramahansa Yogananda

10. 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.” Paramahansa Yogananda

11. “The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man’s slavery.” Paramahansa Yogananda

12. “I don’t want people to think that they can attain realization simply by listening to others or by reading books. They must practice what they read and hear.” Paramahansa Yogananda

13. “There are always two forces warring against each other within us.” Paramahansa Yogananda

14. “The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.” Paramahansa Yogananda

15. “Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny.” Paramahansa Yogananda

16. “Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.” Paramahansa Yogananda

17. “By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.” Paramahansa Yogananda

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

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

20. “If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.” Paramahansa Yogananda

21. “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.” Paramahansa Yogananda

22. “It is better to meditate a little bit with depth than to mediate long with the mind running here and there. If you do not make an effort to control the mind it will go on doing as it pleases, no matter how long you sit to meditate.” Paramahansa Yogananda

23. “Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.” Paramahansa Yogananda

24. “All honest work is good work; it is capable of leading to self-development, provided the doer seeks to discover the inherent lessons and makes the most of the potentialities for such growth.” Paramahansa Yogananda

25. Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality. Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have.” Paramahansa Yogananda

26. “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

27. “Success is hastened or delayed by one’s habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life.” Paramahansa Yogananda

28. “Truth is exact correspondence with reality.” Paramahansa Yogananda

29. “It is wisest to be impartial. If you have health, but are attached to it, you will always be afraid of losing it. And if you fear that loss, but become ill, you will suffer. Why not remain forever joyful in the Self?” Paramahansa Yogananda

30. “It takes a long time-many incarnations of right action, good company, help of the guru, self-awakening, wisdom, and meditation-for man to regain his soul consciousness of immortality. To reach this state of Self-realization, each man must practice meditation to transfer his consciousness from the limited body to the unlimited sphere of joy felt in meditation.” Paramahansa Yogananda

31. “There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” Paramahansa Yogananda

32. “No action is ever an isolated event. Always, it invites from the universe a reaction that corresponds exactly to the type and the force of energy behind the deed.” Paramahansa Yogananda

33. “I am no longer the wave of consciousness thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness. I am the ocean of Spirit that has become the wave of human life.” Paramahansa Yogananda

34. “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

35. “As often as you fail, get up and try again. God will never let you down, so long as you don’t let Him down, and so long as you make the effort.” Paramahansa Yogananda

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