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Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes


Paramahansa Yogananda, born Mukunda Lal Ghosh, was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced many westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi.
(1893 - 1952)

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
 

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

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.
 

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 season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
 

There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
[Against]
 

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.
[Friendship]
 

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.
[Forgiveness]
 

Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
 

When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
[Helping Other People]