Spiritual Gems from 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.” (Man’s Eternal Quest)


“Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.” (The Divine Romance)


“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. After that you should utilize all necessary material means to achieve your goal.” (The Law of Success)


“Perseverance is the whole magic of spiritual success.” (Man’s Eternal Quest)


“The true state of meditation is oneness of the meditator with the object of meditation, God.” (God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita)


“The way to God is not through the intellect, but through intuition. Spirituality is measured by what you experience intuitively, from the communion of your soul with God. It is so simple if inside you are always talking to Him, ‘Lord, come to me!’” (Journey to Self-Realization)


“Knowledge of the scriptures is beneficial only when it stimulates a desire for practical realization; otherwise, theoretical knowledge gives one false conviction of wisdom.” (God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita)



(The above excerpts from the works of Paramahansa Yogananda are reprinted with the permission of Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA.)