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45+ Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes To Guide You To Inner Peace

Quotes of Paramahansa Yogananda guide you to inner peace.

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi and guru born in Gorakhpur (India) on 5th January 1893.

He established an organization named Yogananda Satsang Society of India in 1917 near Kolkata (India) to introduce people to meditation and Kriya Yoga. Yogananda is considered the “Father of Yoga in the West” due to his influence in the American yoga movement.

In 1920, he founded a religious organization named Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles. Yogananda lived in America for 32 years till his death on 7th March 1952.

Let’s look at quotes from Paramahansa Yogananda across different categories.

You may also want to check out [yin yang quotes] and [monk quotes], for more peaceful quotes.

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Inner Peace

Today, when we are looking for world peace, the best way to achieve the same is by cultivating self-realization for inner peace. Here are Paramahansa Yogananda quotes for you.

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

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

   2. “Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality. Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

   3. “By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

4. “Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

Autobiography Of A Yogi Quotes

Autobiography of a Yogi’ is one of the 100 most important spiritual books of the twentieth century. This book has introduced meditation and yoga to the western world. One must go through this book. It also contains many Paramahansa Yogananda quotes on healing. Below are the 'Autobiography of a Yogi' quotes.

   5. “The goal of yoga science is to calm the mind, that without distortion it may hear the infallible counsel of the Inner Voice.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

   6. “God is simple. Everything else is complex. Do not seek absolute values in the relative world of nature.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

   7. “If you don’t invite God to be your summer Guest, He won’t come in the winter of your life.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

   8.  “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

Quotes By Yogananda On Meditation

Quotes by Yogananda on meditation can help you achive inner peace.

Meditation is the practice to stabilize, discipline, and ground the mind. It extends the boundaries of the mind, by creating more inner space. Here are few Paramahansa Yogananda quotes on meditation.

9. “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.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

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

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

11. “Meditation is the effort to realize and express that pure consciousness which is the reflection, or image, of God within you.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

12. “To meditate a short time with depth is better than to meditate for long hours with the mind running wild.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

13. “Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

14. “Meditate without attachment to the fruits of meditation.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

15. “Meditate more and more deeply, until calmness and joy become second nature to you.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Self-Realization

Self-realization has been summarized very well in these Paramahansa Yogananda quotes. Self-realization is the core of spirituality and self-actualization to find the strengths of our soul. Here are Paramahansa Yogananda quotes for you.

16. “I don’t want people to think that they can attain realization simply by listening to others or by reading books. They must practice what they read and hear.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

17. “The deeper the Self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

18. “Truth is exact correspondence with reality.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

19. “Self-realization is yoga or “oneness” with truth — the direct perception or experience of truth by the all-knowing intuitive faculty of the soul.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

20. “Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

21. “When dreaming, you are in subconsciousness; then you are more aware in the astral body.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

22. “Always remember, nothing can touch you if you inwardly love God.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

Sayings Of Yogananda On Happiness

Happiness is the feeling that we get when we thoroughly enjoy life from the core of the soul. We cannot buy it even if we have lots of money. Happiness can help us reach self-realization. We find its beauty in the following Paramahansa Yogananda quotes.

23. “If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

24. “The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one’s happiness, the happiness of others.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

25. We should pattern our life by a triangular guide: calmness and sweetness are the two sides; the base is happiness.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

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

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

27. “Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Success

Paramahansa Yogananda quotes can bring you success.

It is you only who can define success for you. It is up to you to find success in materialism or spirituality.. Here are Paramahansa Yogananda quotes on success.

28. “Success is hastened or delayed by one’s habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

29. “Spiritual success lies in constantly attuning yourself with the Cosmic Mind, and in maintaining your peace and poise no matter what irremediable events occur in your life, such as the death of dear ones, or other sorrowful happenings.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

30. “Perseverance is the whole magic of spiritual success.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

31. “Nothing is impossible unless you think it is.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

32. “The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

Yogananda Daily Quotes

Starting the day by reading Paramahansa Yogananda quotes keeps our soul in good vibes throughout the day, perfect for self-realization. Here are few Daily  quotes by Sri Paramhansa Yogananda.

33. “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.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

34. “People are running, running, but there is no place in the world to which they can flee to escape themselves. Ultimately, each one must face himself.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

35. “The true disciple obeys his guru implicitly in everything because the guru is a man of wisdom and purity.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

36. “Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

37. “Love cannot be had for the asking; it comes only as a gift from the heart of another.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

38. “There are always two forces warring against each other within us.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

39. “Everything, at first, is an idea, a special creation.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

40. “A ‘miracle’ is commonly considered to be an effect or event without law, or beyond law.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

41. “Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

42. “Every tomorrow is determined by every today.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

43. “Live for others, and they will live for you.”

- Paramahansa Yogananda.

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Love

Love is the purest emotion one can express for someone. It can be for friends, family and even God. Here are a few quotes by Parmahansa Yogananda on love.

44. “Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

45. “Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all, love.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

46. “Love cannot be had for the asking; it comes only as a gift from the heart of another.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

47. “Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

48. “Love is the silent conversation between two hearts.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

49. “Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the dumb can understand.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda, then why not look at [yogi quotes] or [world peace quotes].

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