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    Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: peace  dying  ocean  money 
     
    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
    tags: heart 
     
    The sun shines equally on diamond and charcoal, but the former has developed qualities that enable it to reflect the sunlight brilliantly, while the latter is unable to reflect the sunlight. Emulate the diamond in your dealings with people. Brightly reflect the light of God's love.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: people  god  quality  diamond 
     
    Is a diamond less valuable because it is covered with mud? God sees the changeless beauty of our souls. He knows we are not our mistakes.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: beauty  soul  mistakes  god  diamond 
     
    By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: heart  meditation 
     
    Most of the world is like a mental hospital. Some persons are sick with jealousy, others with anger, hatred, passion. They are victims of their habits and emotions. But you can make your home a place of peace.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    As a broken microphone cannot broadcast a message, so a restless mind cannot transmit prayers to God
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: broken  god  prayer  mind 
     
    Do not take life's experiences too seriously. For in reality they are nothing but dream experiences. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: beauty  live  future  moment  care 
     
    If you want to be loved, start loving others who need your love....If you want others to sympathize with you, start showing sympathy to those around you. If you want to be respected, you must learn to be respectful to everyone, both young and old....Whatever you want others to be, first be that yourself; then you will find others responding in like manner to you.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: young  loving  learn 
     
    Change your life by changing your thoughts.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: thoughts 
     
    Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: power  thoughts  mind 
     
    Sing songs that none have sung, think thoughts that ne'er in the brain have rung, Walk in paths that none have trod, weep tears as none have shed for God, Give peace to all to whom none other gave, Claim him your own who's everywhere disclaimed. Love all with love that none have felt and Brave the battle of life with strength unchained.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: peace  thoughts  brain  tears  song  battle  god  strength  path 
     
    Be kind to others, so that you may learn the secret art of being kind to yourself.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: secret  learn 
     
    The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. . . Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: mind 
     
    Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: world 
     
    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
    tags: happiness  world  sad  earth  mind 
     
    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
    tags: heart  sad  soul  smile  eyes 
     
    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.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: peace  world  hypocrisy 
     
    Strengthen your mind and refuse to carry the burden of mental and moral weakness acquired in past years; burn them in the fires of your present divine resolutions and right activities. By this constructive attitude you will attain freedom.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    Environment is stronger than will.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: environment 
     
    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
    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
    tags: heart  live  friends  true  thinking  learn 
     
    He who conquers the mind, conquers the world.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: world  mind 
     
    Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: time  god  read 
     
    In the earlier days of history, kings and leaders went to the battlefield with their men; but today, those who determine that a nation will go to war remain safely behind. The next time leaders talk of warring, all the people should get together and send those leaders to the front lines. Give them a big arena with wonderfully effective ammunition, and the war will be finished in a day
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: time  people  leader  war 
     
    Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: people 
     
    Medicine has its limitations, Life Force has none.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: medicine 
     
    You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: work  world  god  creative 
     
    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
    tags: people  world  running 
     
    A smooth life is not a victorious life.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    A good rule in life is to tell yourself simply, 'What comes of itself, let it come.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: rules 
     
    Those who look at the surface of the sea must behold the birth and death of the waves, but those who seek the depths of the ocean behold one indivisible mass of water. Similarly, those who acknowledge "life" and "death" are tossed by sorrow, while those who live in the illimitable superconsciousness behold and feel the One Ineffable Bliss.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: death  live  sorrow  ocean  birth  water 
     
    No one appears on our stage unless the director has placed them there for our benefit
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    Feel the love of God; then in every person you will see the face of the Father, the light of love which is in all. You will find a magic, living relationship uniting the trees, the sky, the stars, all people, and all living things; and you will feel a oneness with them. This is the code of divine love.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    God is the life behind your life, the sight behind your eyes, the taste behind your tongue, and the love behind your love. To realize this to the fullest extent is Self-realization. Without God's power you can do nothing. If you always hold this thought, you cannot go wrong, because you will have purified the temple of your mind and your soul with the vibrations of God.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    tags: power  thoughts  soul  eyes  wrong  god  mind 
     
    Whatever you want others to be, first be that yourself. Then, you will find others responding in like manner to you.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    He who knows his soul knows this truth: " I am beyond everything finite; I I now see that the Spirit, alone in a space with Its ever-new joy, has expressed Itself as the vast body of nature. I am the stars, I am the waves, I am the Life of all, I am the laughter within all hearts, I am the smile on the faces of the flowers and in each soul. I am the Wisdom and Power that sustain all creation. "
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
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