"Kriya Yoga is an instrument through which human evolution can be quickened. Kriya Yoga, controlling the mind directly through the life force, is the easiest, most effective, and most scientific avenue of approach to the Infinite. "
- Paramhansa Yogananda
~ Everything else can wait, but your search for God cannot wait.
~ These are not just sermons that I am giving you, but the truth that will free you.
~ The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
~ Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
~ The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others.
~ "Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the Divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now."
Swami Kriyananda’s quotes
~ You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
~ Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.
~ Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
~ The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.
~ Surround yourself, wherever you go, with an aura of peacefulness. Walk consciously in that light of peace.
~ Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake. If material poverty is to be avoided, spiritual poverty is to be abhorred! It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.
~ “Where motion ceases," the Master said, "God begins.”
Steps to happiness
Step 1 Free yourself from wrong thoughts and habits.
Step 2 Establish good habits and perform good deeds. If you keep on trying, you will improve. A saint is a sinner who never gave up.
Never give up!
- Paramhansa Yogananda
~ Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.
- Swami Kriyananda