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  • Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly. We should reverse this attitude by excusing others' shortcomings and by harshly examining our own.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, without concentrating upon it in your zeal to avoid it. Then divert your mind to some good habit and steadily cultivate it until it becomes a dependable part of you.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)

  • If you are posing as religious and are not living the life as stressed by God, you should wake up. It is wrong to be insincere. The best time to begin a religious life is when you are youthful and well. If you have a short time to live, you must work harder at it. And if you have along time to live, you should not waste that precious opportunity.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)


  • 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)

  • The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)

  • There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)

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

  • 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)

  • Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)

  • As God talked with Arjuna, so will He talk with you. As He lifted up the spirit and consciousness of Arjuna, so will He uplift you. As he granted Arjuna supreme spiritual vision, so will He confer enlightenment on you.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)

  • Faithfulness in the performance of small duties gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations that life will someday force us to make.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)

  • People are so skillful in their ignorance.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)


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