July 25: Quote of the day from Yogananda
Sri Sri Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas Mahavatar Babaji has promised to guard and guide all sincere Kriya Yogis in their path toward the Goal…. “Whenever anyone utters with reverence the name of Babaji,” Lahiri Mahasaya said, “that devotee attracts an instant spiritual blessing.” - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Autobiography of a Yogi”
July 24: Quote of the day from Yogananda
God is approachable. Talking of Him and listening to His words in the scriptures, thinking of Him, feeling His presence in meditation, you will see that gradually the Unreal becomes real, and this world which you think is real will be seen as unreal. There is no joy like that realization. - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Man’s Eternal Quest”
July 23: Quote of the day from Yogananda
Whenever your mind wanders in the maze of myriad worldly thoughts, patiently lead it back to remembrance of the indwelling Lord. In time you will find Him ever with you - a God who talks with you in your own language, a God whose face peeps at you from every flower and shrub and blade of grass. Then you shall say: “I am free! I am clothed in the gossamer of Spirit; I fly from earth to...
July 22: Quote of the day from Yogananda
When you meditate, immerse your whole mind in God. And when you are performing a duty, put your whole heart into it. But as soon as you are through with work, place your mind on the Lord. When you learn to practise the presence of God in every moment that you are free to think of Him, then even in the midst of work you will be aware of divine communion. - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda...
July 21: Quote of the day from Yogananda
Once when I was meditating I heard His voice, whispering: “Thou dost say I am away, but thou didst not come in. That is why thou dost say I am away. I am always in. Come in and thou wilt see Me. I am always here, ready to greet thee.” - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Man’s Eternal Quest”
July 20: Quote of the day from yogananda
If I were to give you the gift that I would like best of all to offer you, it would be the right attitude toward God and Guru; toward life; toward your work; toward the others of your group. But the best gifts cannot be purchased and given. The gifts and graces of the soul must be acquired by patient, daily practice. All will surely be yours in time, for if you do not obtain them in the position...
July 19: Quote of the day from Yogananda
These three instructions, plus meditation, contain the only rule of life that any disciple needs: detachment; realization of God as the Giver; and unruffled patience. As long as we fail in any one of these three, we still have a serious spiritual defect to overcome. - Sri Gyanamata “God Alone: The Life and Letters of a Saint”
July 18: Quote of the day from Yogananda
Paramahansa Yogananda in a memorial tribute to Sister Gyanamata: “I had never seen, never heard Sister criticize anybody; never heard a cross word from her lips. All the disciples whose good fortune it was to know her felt a new inspiration, and they all said: ‘She is indeed a saint.’” - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “God Alone: The Life and Letters of a...
July 17: Quote of the day from Yogananda
Live only in the present, not in the future. Do your best today; don’t look for tomorrow. - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Yogoda Satsanga Magazine”
July 16: Quote of the day from Yogananda [Right...
Don’t concern yourself with the faults of others. Use the scouring powder of wisdom to keep the rooms of your own mind bright and spotless. By your example, other persons will be inspired to do their own housecleaning. - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda”
July 15: Quote of the day from Yogananda
When you are told you are good, you should not relax but should try to become even better. Your continuous improvement gives happiness to you, to those around you, and to God. - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda”
July 14: Quote of the day from Yogananda
I do not expect anything from others, so their actions cannot be in opposition to wishes of mine. - Sri Sri Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri “Autobiography of a Yogi”
July 13: Quote of the day from Yogananda
Avoid a negative approach to life. Why gaze down the sewers when there is loveliness all around us? One may find some fault in even the greatest masterpieces of art, music, and literature. But isn’t it better to enjoy their charm and glory? Life has a bright side and a dark side, for the world of relativity is composed of light and shadows. If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil, you...
July 12: Quote of the day from Sri Gyanamata
See nothing, look at nothing but your goal, ever shining before you. The things that happen to us do not matter; what we become through them does. Each day, accept everything as coming to you from God. At night, give everything back into His hands. - Sri Gyanamata “God Alone: The Life and Letters of a Saint”
July 11: Quote of the day from Yogananda
You cannot be free unless you have burned the seeds of past actions in the fire of wisdom and meditation. - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Yogoda Satsanga Magazine”
July 10: Quote of the day from Yogananda
Resolve that you are not going to be affected by troubles; you are not going to be finicky; you are not going to be a victim of habits and moods; you are going to be free as a lark. - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Yogoda Satsanga Magazine”
July 09: Quote of the day from Swami Sri Yukteswar
Swami Sri Yukteswar to Paramahansa Yogananda: “Freedom of will does not consist in doing things according to the dictates of prenatal or postnatal habits or of mental whims, bun in acting according to the suggestions of wisdom and free choice. If you tune in your will with mine [the wisdom-guided will of the guru], you will find freedom.” - Sri Sri Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, In...
July 08: Quote of the day from Yogananda
When by discrimination and right action man “roasts” all the seeds of evil tendencies stored in the mind, each microscopic brain cell becomes a throne for a brilliant king of wisdom, inspiration, and health, who sings and preaches the glory of God to the intelligent body cells. Men who have attained this state are really free. Such liberated beings are untouched by karma in future...
July 07: Quote of the day from Yogananda
To be able to do whatever one pleases is not the real meaning of freedom of action. You should understand to what degree you are free, and how much you are influenced by bad habits. To be good just because it has become a habit to be good is not freedom, either. To be tempted is not sinfulness, but to be able to resist and overcome temptation is greatness; this is freedom, for you are acting by...
July 06: Quote of the day from Yogananda
The soul is bound to the body by a chain of desires, temptations, troubles, and worries, and it is trying to free itself. If you keep tugging at that chain which is holding you to mortal consciousness, some day an invisible Divine Hand will intervene and snap it apart, and you will be free. - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Man’s Eternal Quest”
July 05: Quote of the Day
You don’t know how fortunate you are to have been born as a human being. In that you are blessed more than any other creature. The animal is not able to meditate and have God-communion. You have your freedom to seek Him and you don’t use it. - Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda “Man’s Eternal Quest”
July 04: Quote of the day
Birthday of Sri Gyanamata The way to freedom is through service to others. The way to happiness is through meditation and being in tune with God…. Break the barriers of your ego; shed selfishness; free yourself from the consciousness of the body; forget yourself; do away with this prison house of incarnations; melt your heart in all, be one with all creation. - Sri Sri Paramahansa...