Posts tagged Hinduism
Posts tagged Hinduism
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 to which God has called you, where, in all the world, are they to be found?
- Sri Gyanamata “God Alone: The Life and Letters of a Saint”
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”
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”
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”
When in doubt about actions, one can seek the aid of his guru, or of certain advanced disciples of the guru who are sanctioned to give such help. The technique of salvation given by the guru enables the disciple to attain divine attunement. By the disciple’s practice of deep, guru-given meditation, God and one’s guru — their power invisibly vibrating within the devotee — will guide him aright.” —
Paramahansa Yogananda, God Talks With Arjuna, The Bhagavad Gita, IV:15
Success is not rightly measured by the worldly standards of wealth, prestige and power. None of these bestow happiness unless they are rightly used. To use them rightly one must possess wisdom and love for God and man.
- Paramahansa Yogananda