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Old 08-25-2017, 06:03 AM   #241
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When you seek God, make even a short meditation so intense that it will seem you have spent hours with Him.

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Old 08-26-2017, 03:09 AM   #242
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For Dave, These quotes are from the Spiritual Diary and there is a quote for each day the pages arent numbered. In Divine Friendship and Love.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:13 AM   #243
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The more you meditate, the more helpful you can be to others, and the more deeply you will be in tune with God. Selfish people remain spiritually hidebound, but the unselfish expand their consciousness. When you find your omnipresence in meditation, you will find God. If He is pleased with you, all nature will work in harmony with you. Learn to talk to Him with all your soul.

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Old 08-27-2017, 07:56 AM   #244
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Why should God surrender Himself easily to you? You who work so hard for money and so little for divine realization! The Hindu saints tell us that if we would give so short a time as 24 hours to continuous, uninterrupted prayer, the Lord would appear before us or make Himself known to us in some way. If we devote even one hour daily to deep meditation on Him, in time He will come to us.

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Old 08-28-2017, 11:05 AM   #245
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No matter what happens to your body, meditate. Never go to sleep at night until you have communed with God. Your body will remind you that you have worked hard and need rest, but the more you ignore its demands and concentrate on the Lord, the more you will burn with joyous life, like a globe afire. Then you will know that you are not the body.

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Old 08-29-2017, 06:20 AM   #246
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Do not lament if you see no lights or images in meditation. Go deep into the perception of Bliss; there you will find the actual presence of God. Seek not a part but the Whole.

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Old 08-30-2017, 06:02 AM   #247
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The more sweetening you put in water, the sweeter it becomes. Likewise, the longer you meditate intensely, the greater will be your spiritual advancement.

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Old 08-31-2017, 10:34 AM   #248
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What joy awaits discovery in the silence behind the portals of your mind no human tongue can tell. But you must convince yourself; you must meditate and create that environment.

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Old 09-01-2017, 06:18 AM   #249
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Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.

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Old 09-02-2017, 10:43 AM   #250
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Practicing yoga is half the battle. Even if you don't feel enthusiastic in the beginning, if you go on practicing you will come to feel that tremendous longing for God which is necessary if you are to find Him. Why don't you make the effort? Whence do all the beautiful things in creation continually emerge? Whence comes the intelligence of great souls, but from the storehouse of the Infinite Spirit? And if these wonders you see about you are not enough to induce you to seek Him, why should He reveal Himself to you? He has given you the capacity for love that you may yearn for Him above all else. Don't misuse your love and reason. And don't misuse your concentration and intelligence on false goals.

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Old 09-03-2017, 07:04 AM   #251
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Often we continue to suffer without making an effort to change; that is why we don't find lasting peace and contentment. If we would persevere we would certainly be able to conquer all difficulties. We must make the effort, that we may go from misery to happiness, from despondency to courage.

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Old 09-04-2017, 05:23 AM   #252
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To coax God to give Himself takes steady, unceasing zeal. Nobody can teach you that zeal. You have to develop that yourself. "You can take a horse to water but you cannot make him drink." Yet when the horse is thirsty it seeks out water with zeal. So, when you have an immense thirst for the Divine, when you will not give undue importance to anything else - the tests of the world or the tests of the body - then He will come.

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Old 09-05-2017, 05:59 AM   #253
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Those who do not give time to their religion cannot expect to know all at once about God and the hereafter. Usually people don't make the effort, or if they do, the effort is not deep and sincere enough. Nighttime should be spent with God. You sleep more than necessary, and thus waste many valuable hours. Night was meant to screen all the attractions of the world, that you might the more intently explore the kingdom of God.

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Old 09-06-2017, 06:36 AM   #254
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All souls are equal. The only difference between you and me is that I made the effort. I showed God that I love Him, and He came to me. Love is the magnet from which God cannot escape.

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Old 09-07-2017, 04:45 AM   #255
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I always believe that if I will try just a little harder, I can bring about the conditions that seem just out of my reach. Remember that no one, not even a master, can do everything for you. You have to do much yourself.

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Old 09-08-2017, 10:18 AM   #256
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Remember, if you don't find God, you are not making enough effort in your meditation. Should you not find the pearl after one or two divings, don't blame the ocean. Blame your diving; you are not going deep enough. If you dive really deep you will find the pearl of his presence.

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Old 09-09-2017, 06:44 AM   #257
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You should increase the strength of your body and then increase the strength of your mind. The best way to increase mental power is to try to accomplish something worthwhile every day. Choose some worthy task or project that you have been told you could not do, and try to do it. Each day strive to accomplish something that you have always thought you could not accomplish.

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You should make a greater effort. Forget the past and trust more in God. Our fate is not predestined by Him; nor is karma the sole factor, though our lives are influenced by our past thoughts and past activities. If you are not happy with the way life is turning out, change the pattern. I don't like to hear people sigh and ascribe present failure to past-life errors; to do so is spiritual laziness. Get busy and weed the garden of your life.

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All the experiences I have told you about are scientifically attainable. If you follow the spiritual laws, the result is certain. If the result doesn't come, find fault with your effort. Intensity in all your religious practices is the only way. Those who don't meditate regularly and deeply are restless whenever they do meditate, and give up after a short effort. But if you make a greater effort day by day, the ability to go deep will come. I don't have to make any effort now; the whole world is gone instantly when I close my eyes and gaze into the Christ Center [the spiritual eye, in the forehead between the eyebrows].

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If your mind is fully identified with your activities, you cannot be conscious of the Lord; but if you are calm and receptive to Him within while being active without, you are rightly active.

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You alone are responsible for yourself. No one else may answer for your deeds when the final reckoning comes. Your work in the world - in the sphere where your karma, your own past activity, has placed you - can be performed only by one person: yourself. And your work can be called a "success" only when in some way it serves your fellowman.

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Before embarking on important undertakings, sit quietly, calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.

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Always perform small as well as important duties with deep attention, remembering that God is guiding and stimulating every worthwhile effort you are making to achieve a noble ambition.

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I take on more and more work but I never feel I am overburdened, because I do everything for God.

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I take on more and more work but I never feel I am overburdened, because I do everything for God.

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Funny how even if you've read and think you've understood Yogananda's teachings, it doesn't seem to sink in all at once. Your daily quotes are a great reminder, thank you Adhikari.
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You came to earth to accomplish a divine mission [to be reunited with God]. Realize how tremendously important that is! Do not allow the narrow ego to obstruct your attainment of an infinite goal.

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If we are at peace within our beings, we can harmoniously carry on our duties even in the business sphere. We can accomplish admirable things in the world without necessarily clashing with others. After our day's work is over we can retire within to be with God again. Eventually, even in the business world, we can perform all our duties with the full consciousness of God's presence. If we are calm and peaceful, come what may - success or seeming failure - we remain even-minded, feeling the certainty that His will is being done.

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Your new work should be your only concern now. Do not feel attachment to the old. Accept changes with equanimity, and perform in a spirit of divine freedom whatever duties come your way. If God were to say to me today: "Come home!" without a backward glance I would leave all my obligations here - organization, buildings, plans, people - and hasten to obey Him. Running the world is His responsibility. He is the Doer, not you or I.

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First meditate and feel the divine Presence; then do your work saturated with the consciousness of God. If you do this you will never become tired. If you work for your Divine Beloved, your life will be filled with love and strength.

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We will be seen on this stage of life again and again, until we become such good actors that we can play our parts perfectly, according to the Divine Will. Then the Stage Manager will say: "You need 'go no more out' (Rev. 3:12). You have done My Will. You have played your part, and acted well. You did not lose courage. Now you have come back to Me, to be a pillar of immortality in the temple of My Eternal Existence."

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