Yogananda Quotes

“Smile now and never mind how hard it has been for you to do so. Smile now. All the time remember to smile, and you will smile always.”

“When you think of God as your Friend, that relationship expresses the grandest form of love and devotion. Friendship is the touchstone by which we may know the purity of any relationship, human or divine. It has the sweetness of all forms of love without their contamination.”

“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…”

“The season of failure is the best time to sow the seeds of success.”

“To be spiritual is to be broad, to understand and forgive, and to be a friend to all.”

“By feeling the love of God and following the love of God you will come to love everything and everyone. You will be able to transcend all limitations; for the love of God is the solution to life, to war, to struggle.”

“Do something brave and lovely with your life!”

“Happiness blooms naturally in the hearts of those who are inwardly free. It flows spontaneously, like a mountain spring after April showers, in minds that are contented with simple living.”

“Love gives without expecting anything in return.”

“If you retain the joyous aftereffects of meditation throughout the day, or part of the day, you will see that this joy will correctly guide you in everything.”

“Increase the intensity and spiritual quality of the love you feel for one or a few souls, and give that love to all. Then you will know what Christ-love is. Love is wonderfully blind, for it dwells not on the flaws of the beloved, but loves unconditionally through eternity.”

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

“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.”

“Happiness lies in making others happy, in forsaking self-interest to bring joy to others.”

“The minutes are more important than the years.”

“The easiest way to overcome finiteness is to give oneself completely to God, with the totality of one’s faults and one’s virtues. How quickly whatever is negative within one’s character is resolved by love of God! Love, in a most wonderful way, transforms and spiritualizes wherever it appears.”

“Let every action of daily life be a temple dedicated to your constant memory of God. Perform every action to please Him; then in the shrine of each action, each thought, God will glisten.”

“There is no East nor West nor North or South, But pervaded by my one Father, Whose children we all races are.”

“Whatever I do, I do with the greatest love that I have in me. Try this, and you will see that you do not become fatigued at all. Love is one of the greatest stimulants to the will. Under the influence of love the will can do almost anything.”


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