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Old 05-07-2017, 03:08 PM   #121
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You will find that everything will betray you if you betray your loyalty to God. So let not one drop of oil fall from the lamp of your attention in the sanctuary of inner silence as you meditate each day, and as you carefully perform your duties in the world.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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God is equally present in all, but He is most definitely expressed in the heart of the spiritually minded, loyal person who thinks only of Him. Through your loyalty to God you can establish your Oneness with Him. Loyalty attracts the Divine Attention. Thus when the storms of life gather, and the waves of trials buffet you, you can guide the boat of your life safely to the divine shores by realizing His omnipresence.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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To keep company with the guru is not only to be in his physical presence (as this is sometimes impossible), but mainly means to keep him in our hearts and to be one with him in principle and to attune ourselves with him.

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Remember that finding God will mean the funeral of all sorrows.

- Sri Sri Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri
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Saintliness is not dumbness! Divine perceptions are not incapacitating. The active expression of virtue gives rise to the keenest intelligence.

- Sri Sri Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:48 AM   #126
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Attachment is blinding; it lends an imaginary halo of attractiveness to the object of desire.

- Sri Sri Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:17 PM   #127
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To those thus ever attached to Me, and who worship Me with love, I impart that discriminative wisdom (buddhi yoga) by which they attain Me utterly.

- Bhagavan Krishna
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:35 PM   #128
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Your good habits help you in ordinary and familiar situations but may not suffice to guide you when a new problem arises. Then discrimination is necessary. Man is not an automaton, and therefore cannot always live wisely by simply following set rules and rigid moral precepts. In the great variety of daily problems and events, we find scope for the development of good judgment.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:20 PM   #129
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Don't advertise all your secrets in your desire to be honest. If you tell about your weaknesses to unscrupulous persons, they will have great times poking fun at you if on some future occasion they wish to hurt you. Why should you supply the "ammunition"? Speak and act in a way that will bring lasting happiness to yourself and others.

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Old 05-16-2017, 11:47 AM   #130
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Loyalty to a spiritual custom without sincerity and conviction is hypocrisy. Loyalty to the spirit of a custom even without clinging to a form is wisdom. But loyalty neither to spiritual custom, nor principle, nor teacher is spiritual degeneration. Stand by God and His servant, and you will see His hand working through all things.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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Don't mentally review any problem constantly. Let it rest at times and it may work itself out; but see that you do not rest so long that your discrimination is lost. Rather, use these rest periods to go deep within the calm regions of your inner Self.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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Always keep your discrimination alive. Avoid those things that will not benefit you. And never pass your time in idleness.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:53 PM   #133
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When man becomes a little enlightened he compares his experiences relating to the material creation, gathered in the wakeful state, with his experiences in dream; and, understanding the latter to be merely ideas, begins to entertain doubts as to the substantial existence of the former. His heart then becomes propelled to know the real nature of the universe and, struggling to clear his doubts, he seeks for evidence to determine what is truth. In this state man is called Kshattriya, or one of the military classes; and to struggle in the manner aforesaid becomes his natural duty, by whose performance he may get an insight into the nature of creation and attain the real knowledge of it.

- Sri Sri Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:30 PM   #134
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He is the wisest who seeks God. He is the most successful who has found God.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:25 PM   #135
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It is not a pumping-in from the outside that gives wisdom. It is the power and extent of your inner receptivity that determines how much you can attain of true knowledge, and how rapidly.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:55 AM   #136
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It is not necessary to go through every kind of human experience in order to attain ultimate wisdom. You should be able to learn by studying the lives of others. Why become helplessly involved in an endless panorama of events in order to discover that nothing in this world can ever make you happy?

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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It is not necessary to go through every kind of human experience in order to attain ultimate wisdom. You should be able to learn by studying the lives of others. Why become helplessly involved in an endless panorama of events in order to discover that nothing in this world can ever make you happy?

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
"Man's Eternal Quest"
Amen to this. God is indeed the Gifter that keeps on giving. But like the toys that I got on Xmas morning as a kid, as well as the toys I get nowadays, their novelty wears off after awhile. Just more quickly now then before.
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This quote spoke to me deeply, too, but in a different way.
As I feel a bit sheepish about not having had as many lives as most of Yogananda's followers, it's like a 'go-ahead and make advances on the spiritual path - there's nothing to be ashamed of!' Especially since things seem to be at last working out for me a teeny bit meditation-wise. ( thanks to all this amazing support and friendship at yoganandaji.org, McCoy's TEM, and many comments that appear that are always exactly what I need at that point in time!!! Thank you, thank you for sharing, thank you to all of Gurji's faithful and amazing devotees... )
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This life is a master novel, written by God, and man would go crazy if he tried to understand it by reason alone. That is why I tell you to meditate more. Enlarge the magic cup of your intuition and then you will be able to hold the ocean of infinite wisdom.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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The greatest thing you can do to cultivate true wisdom is to practise the consciousness of the world as a dream. If failure comes, say: "It is a dream." Then shut off the thought of failure from your mind. In the midst of negative conditions, practise "opposition" by thinking and acting in a positive, constructive way.

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As you look upon creation, which appears so solid and real, remember always to think of it as ideas in the mind of God, frozen into physical forms.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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Your true personality begins to develop when you are able, by deep intuition, to feel that you are not this solid body but are the divine eternal current of Life and Consciousness within the body.

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The rishis wrote in one sentence profundities that commentating scholars busy themselves over for generations. Endless literary controversy is for sluggard minds. What more quickly liberating thought than "God is" - nay, "God"?

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Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

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Every day you should sit quietly and affirm, with deep conviction: "No birth, no death, no caste have I; father, mother, have I none. Blessed Spirit, I am He. I am the Infinite Happiness." If you again and again repeat these thoughts, day and night, you will eventually realize what you really are: an immortal soul.

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Sorrow, illness, and failure are natural results of transgressions against God's laws. Wisdom consists in avoiding such violations and finding peace and happiness within yourself through thoughts and actions that are in harmony with your real Self. Govern your mind wisely by dwelling upon the positive aspects of life. Do not be satisfied with drops of wisdom from scanty earthly sources; rather, seek wisdom without measure from God's all-possessing, all-bountiful hands.

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Fix your mind inwardly between the eyebrows [as in meditation] on the shoreless lake of peace. Watch the eternal circle of rippling peace around you. The more you watch intently, the more you will feel the wavelets of peace spreading from the eyebrows to the forehead, from the forehead to the heart, and on to every cell in your body. Now the waters of peace are overflowing the banks of your body and inundating the vast territory of your mind. The flood of peace flows over the boundaries of your mind and moves on in infinite directions.

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Peace is found through surrender to good through devotion. People who are loving, who practise stillness, who delight in meditation and good actions, are really peaceful. Peace is the altar of God, the condition in which happiness exists.

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Live each present moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each instant. Practise the presence of peace. The more you do that, the more you will feel the presence of that power in your life.

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The peaceful individual remains calm until he wants to work, then he swings into action; and as soon as he is through, he swings back to the centre of calmness. You must always be calm, like the pendulum that is still, but ready to swing into action whenever necessary.

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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. Live a godly life yourself and everyone who crosses your path will be helped just by being with you.

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To be controlled by moods is to be a part of matter. If you keep your mind on the resolve never to lose your peace, then you can attain godliness. Keep a secret chamber of silence within yourself, where you will not let moods, trials, battles, or inharmony enter. Keep out all hatred, revengefulness, and desires. In this chamber of peace God will visit you.

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When you have peace in every movement of your body, peace in your thinking and in your will power, peace in your love, and peace and God in your ambitions, remember, you have connected your life with God.

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Be honest with yourself. The world is not honest with you. The world loves hypocrisy. When you are honest with yourself you find the road to inner peace.

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When we become filled with the joy of making others happy by giving them God-peace, then we shall know that God is expressing Himself through us.

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Each time a swarm of worries invades your mind, refuse to be affected; wait calmly, while seeking the remedy. Spray the worries with the powerful chemical of your peace.

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Every minute is eternity because eternity can be experienced in that minute. Every day and minute and hour is a window through which you may see eternity. Life is brief, yet it is unending. The soul is everlasting, but out of the short season of this life you should reap the most you can of immortality.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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Old 06-11-2017, 12:37 PM   #158
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Everything is God. This very room and the universe are floating like a motion picture on the screen of my consciousness.... I look at this room and I see nothing but pure Spirit, pure Light, pure Joy.... The picture of my body and your bodies and all things in this world are only rays of light streaming out of that one sacred Light. As I see that Light I behold nothing anywhere but pure Spirit.

- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
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Eternity yawns at me below, above, on the left and on the right, in front and behind, within and without. With open eyes I behold myself as the little body. With closed eyes I perceive myself as the cosmic centre around which revolves the sphere of eternity, the sphere of bliss, the sphere of omniscient, living space.

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So long as we are immersed in body consciousness, we are like strangers in a foreign country. Our native land is omnipresence.

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