Paramahansa Yogananda Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old paramahansa yogananda quotes, paramahansa yogananda sayings, and paramahansa yogananda proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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Evil spreads with the wind; truth is capable of speading even against it.     

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Most people imitate others. You should be original, and whatever you do, do well.     

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

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Seclusion is the price of greatness.     

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Brotherhood is an ideal better understood by example than precept!     

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Be kind to others, so that you may learn the secret art of being kind to yourself.     

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Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.     

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

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When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.     

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Nothing is impossible unless you think it is.     

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One cannot tell when he is going to be healed, so do not try to set an exact time limit. Faith, not time, will determine when the cure will be effected.     

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Careless indifference and bodily restlessness in meditation cause negative vibrations.     

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Wise guidance never violates people's free will. A superior who demands obedience of his subordinates should show respect for their capacity to understand, and also for their innate right to their own free will.     

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Medicine has its limitations, Life Force has none.     

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Affirm divine calmness and peace, and send out only thoughts of love and goodwill if you want to live in peace and harmony. Never get angry, for anger poisons your system.     

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Be careful what you choose to do consciously, for unless your will is very strong, that is what you may have to do repeatedly and compulsively through the habit-influencing power of the subconscious mind.     

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If you have a strong mind and plant in it a firm resolve, you can change your destiny.     

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

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

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Cosmic energy enters the body through the medulla and then passes to the cerebrum, in which it is stored or concentrated.     

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The kingdom of God is just behind the darkness of closed eyes, and the first gate that opens to it is your peace.     

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Freedom means the power to act by soul guidance, not by the compulsions of desires and habits. Obeying the ego leads to bondage; obeying the soul brings liberation.     

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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.     

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Careless indifference and bodily restlessness in meditation cause negative vibrations.     

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Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake. If material poverty is to be avoided, spiritual poverty is to be abhorred. For it is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.     

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The scenery of mountains painted on the ever-changing azure canvas of the sky, the mysterious mechanism of the human body, the rose, the green grass carpet, the magnanimity of souls, the loftiness of minds, the depth of love - all these things remind us of a God who is beautiful and noble.     

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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.     

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Brotherhood is an ideal better understood by example than precept!     

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Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.     

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