Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes


Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian guru and yogi who introduced millions of western people to the teachings of Kriya Yoga and meditation through his inspirational book, Autobiography of a Yogi.

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes:

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.

Everything is Spirit – in essence, though hidden in manifestation. If you had the perception, you would see God in everything.

Self-realization means to know truth through yourself, and not through others. By seeking God first, through Self-realization, all things—strength, power, prosperity, wisdom, health, and immortality—will be added unto you.

You must know the difference between imagination, theoretical knowledge and true realization. Could you nourish yourself by only listening to a talk on food? To know food only theoretically is to always remain hungry. You must eat to satisfy hunger. So he who seeks new doctrines continuously but does not put them into practice in his life is in continual spiritual starvation.

Being infinite, God cannot be limited to any form, human or stone; yet He is manifest in all forms. One can rightly say that God manifests in every man as well as in great saints, for He is present in all.

Meditation is the science of God-realization. It is the most practical science in the world. Most people would want to meditate if they understood its value and experienced its beneficial effects. The ultimate object of meditation is to attain conscious awareness of God, and of the soul’s eternal oneness with Him. What achievement could be more purposeful and useful than to harness limited human faculties to the omnipresence and omnipotence of the Creator? God-realization bestows on the meditator the blessings of the Lord’s peace, love, joy, power, and wisdom.

Never think that God does not answer your prayers. Every word you have whispered to Him He has written in His heart, and someday He will answer you.