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.
- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Man’s Eternal Quest”
Make the effort to please God first. It is impossible to please all. I try never to displease anybody. I do my best and that is all I can do. My first aim is to please God. I use my hands to pray in adoration before Him, my feet to seek Him everywhere, my mind to think of Him as always present. Every throne of thought must be occupied by God-God as peace, God as love, God as kindness, God as understanding, God as compassion, God as wisdom. This is the only thing that I have come to tell you. Naught else. -
Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Man’s Eternal Quest”
The only way to attain salvation is to have complete loyalty to God. This dream of life will be taken away from you one day; the only thing that is real is the love of God. Nothing else; all are false dreams. Get away from them. Every minute I see how necessary that is. He has tied me to the YSS/SRF work, and so I tell Him: “I shall work for You alone.” Then I feel within His supreme joy.
- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “The Divine Romance”