100 Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Life, Love, God

Paramahansa Yogananda quotes and sayings on life, God will help you to find whatever you are seeking.

Paramahansa Yogananda was born with the name Mukunda Lal Ghosh on January 5, 1893, in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was an Indian Hindu monk, the disciple of Sri Yukteswar Giri, and the guru of many.

Paramahansa Yogananda studied at Serampore College and during that time he became a regular visitor to the ‘Yukteshwar Ashram.’ He became a monastic Swami and founded the Yogananda Satsang Society of India in 1917.

In 1920, Yogananda moved to the United States and founded the Self-Realization Fellowship which is a worldwide organization dedicated to introducing people to meditation and Kriya Yoga and teaching how to find God through meditation and other spiritual practices.

The Autobiography Of A Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes

His first book, Autobiography of a Yogi, published in 1946, is one of the most influential spiritual books which was also under the top 100 spiritual books of the 20th century. The book shares his many life experiences and has sold millions of copies around the world.

He spent the last of his 32 years in America till his death on 7th March 1952, found some most important public figures that helped in further spreading his spiritual message, and became famous as “Father of Yoga in the West” due to his influence in the American yoga movement.

Here we are sharing a collection of Paramahansa Yogananda quotes and sayings on success, meditation, God, and life and some of his quotes and experiences from his famous book “The Autobiography Of A Yogi” to inspire you to find peace with the help of yoga.

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes

“forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise…”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, working and sleeping, and going here and there to be entertained. They don’t know what or why they are seeking, nor why they never realize complete happiness and lasting satisfaction. By evading self-analysis, people go on being robots, conditioned by their environment. True self-analysis is the greatest art of progress.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“So long as we believe in our heart of hearts that our capacity is limited and we grow anxious and unhappy, we are lacking in faith. One who truly trusts in God has no right to be anxious about anything.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much as your plain everyday habits that control your life…. Live simply. Don’t get caught in the machine of the world— it is too exacting. By the time you get what you are seeking your nerves are gone, the heart is damaged, and the bones are aching. Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on. Learn the art of right living. If you have joy you have everything, so learn to be glad and contented…. Have happiness now.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

Sayings Of Paramahansa Yogananda

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself……”
― Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“A man will be beloved if, possessed with great power, he still does not make himself feared.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi:

“Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality. Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The soul having been often born, or, as the Hindus say, ‘traveling the path of existence through thousands of births’ … there is nothing of which she has not gained the knowledge; no wonder that she is able to recollect… what formerly she knew…. For inquiry and learning is reminiscence all.”-Emerson.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Meditate without attachment to the fruits of meditation.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Attachment is blinding; it lends an imaginary halo of attractiveness to the object of desire.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Meditate more and more deeply, until calmness and joy become second nature to you.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The poet is intimate with truth, while the scientist approaches awkwardly.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“The goal of yoga science is to calm the mind, that without distortion it may hear the infallible counsel of the Inner Voice.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda Daily Quotes

“God is simple. Everything else is complex. Do not seek absolute values in the relative world of nature.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“You go often into the silence, but have you developed anubhava?” He was reminding me to love God more than meditation. “Do not mistake the technique for the Goal.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one’s happiness, the happiness of others.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Dharma (cosmic law) aims at the happiness of all creatures.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“We should pattern our life by a triangular guide: calmness and sweetness are the two sides; the base is happiness.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The master never counseled slavish belief. ‘Words are only shells,’ he said. ‘Win conviction of God’s presence through your own joyous contact in meditation.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Good manners without sincerity are like a beautiful dead lady,” he remarked on suitable occasion. “Straightforwardness without civility is like a surgeon’s knife, effective but unpleasant. Candor with courtesy is helpful and admirable.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Love

“If you don’t invite God to be your summer Guest, He won’t come in the winter of your life.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“To every thing, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The soul must stretch over the cosmogonic abysses, while the body performs its daily duties.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

 “By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The body is literally manufactured and sustained by mind.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Moral: Look fear in the face and it will cease to trouble you.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“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.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The more deeply we perceive, the more striking becomes the evidence that a uniform plan links every form in manifold nature.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

Best Of Swami Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes

“To lay aside what you have in your head (selfish desires and ambitions); to freely bestow what you have in your hand; and never to flinch from the blows of adversity!”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Success is hastened or delayed by one’s habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. We must return to nature and nature’s God.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Spiritual success lies in constantly attuning yourself with the Cosmic Mind, and in maintaining your peace and poise no matter what irremediable events occur in your life, such as the death of dear ones, or other sorrowful happenings.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Perseverance is the whole magic of spiritual success.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“If man be solely a body, its loss indeed ends his identity. But if prophets down the millenniums spake with truth, man is essentially a soul, incorporeal and omnipresent.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Nothing is impossible unless you think it is.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“It is never a question of belief; the only scientific attitude one can take on any subject is whether it is true. The law of gravitation worked as efficiently before Newton as after him. The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Forget you were born a Hindu, and don’t be an American. Take the best of them both,”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Success

“Meditation is the effort to realize and express that pure consciousness which is the reflection, or image, of God within you.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The body is a treacherous friend. Give it its due; no more. Pain and pleasure are transitory; endure all dualities with calmness, trying at the same time to remove yourself beyond their power. Imagination is the door through which disease as well as healing enters. Disbelieve in the reality of sickness even when you are ill; an unrecognized visitor will flee!”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“To meditate a short time with depth is better than to meditate for long hours with the mind running wild.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Who am I? The great inquiry indeed.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“If one busies himself with an outer display of scriptural wealth, what time is left for silent inward diving after the priceless pearls?” Sri”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all, love.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God’s creative principle works in you.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Love cannot be had for the asking; it comes only as a gift from the heart of another.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Where There is Light: Insight and Inspiration for Meeting Life’s Challenges

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Meditation

“Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Love is the silent conversation between two hearts.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the dumb can understand.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.”
― 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.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“People are running, running, but there is no place in the world to which they can flee to escape themselves. Ultimately, each one must face himself.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The true disciple obeys his guru implicitly in everything because the guru is a man of wisdom and purity.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On God

“Love cannot be had for the asking; it comes only as a gift from the heart of another.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“There are always two forces warring against each other within us.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Everything, at first, is an idea, a special creation.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The ancient rishis discovered these laws of sound alliance between nature and man. Because nature is an objectification of Aum, the Primal Sound or Vibratory Word, man can obtain control over all natural manifestations through the use of certain mantras or chants.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“A ‘miracle’ is commonly considered to be an effect or event without law, or beyond law.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Stillness is the altar of spirit.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“The reflection, the verisimilitude, of life that shines in the fleshly cells from the soul source is the only cause of man’s attachment to his body; obviously he would not pay solicitous homage to a clod of clay. A human being falsely identifies himself with his physical form because the life currents from the soul are breath-conveyed into the flesh with such intense power that man mistakes the effect for a cause, and idolatrously imagines the body to have life of its own.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Every tomorrow is determined by every today.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Man’s conscious state is an awareness of body and breath. His subconscious state, active in sleep, is associated with his mental, and temporary, separation from body and breath. His superconscious state is a freedom from the delusion that “existence” depends on body and breath. God lives without breath; the soul made in his image becomes conscious of itself, for the first time, only during the breathless state.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes On Life

“Live for others, and they will live for you.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Truth is exact correspondence with reality.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“I don’t want people to think that they can attain realization simply by listening to others or by reading books. They must practice what they read and hear.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Self-realization is yoga or “oneness” with truth — the direct perception or experience of truth by the all-knowing intuitive faculty of the soul.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“When dreaming, you are in subconsciousness; then you are more aware in the astral body.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Always remember, nothing can touch you if you inwardly love God.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda

“You do not have to struggle to reach God, but you do have to struggle to tear away the self-created veil that hides him from you”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“The human mind is a spark of the almighty consciousness of God. I could show you that whatever your powerful mind believes very intensely would instantly come to pass.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

The Autobiography Of A Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes

“Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires and satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“The deeper the Self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“He fitted the Vedic definition of a man of God: “Softer than the flower, where kindness is concerned; stronger than the thunder, where principles are at stake.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Continual intellectual study results in vanity and the false satisfaction of an undigested knowledge.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Why be elated by material profit?” Father replied. “The one who pursues a goal of evenmindedness is neither jubilant with gain nor depressed by loss. He knows that man arrives penniless in this world, and departs without a single rupee.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Yoga is, as I can readily believe, the perfect and appropriate method of fusing body and mind together so that they form a unity which is scarcely to be questioned. This unity creates a psychological disposition which makes possible intuitions that transcend consciousness.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“Seeds of past karma cannot germinate if they are roasted in the fires of divine wisdom.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“You may control a mad elephant;
You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger;
Ride the lion and play with the cobra;
By alchemy you may learn your livelihood;
You may wander through the universe incognito;
Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful;
You may walk in water and live in fire;
But control of the mind is better and more difficult.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“You have come to earth to entertain and to be entertained.”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man’s slavery”
― Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Did you learn something from these Paramahansa Yogananda quotes?

It does not matter what you want in your life. it can be money, health, or relationships and to achieve these things in life, you need to be strong and yoga is the only thing you need to strengthen all aspects of your life.

Yogananda is regarded as one of the most successful Indian American authors of all time. His book Autobiography of a Yogi made meditation and yoga very popular in the Western world and started a resolution that is still present to this date. His teaching and thoughts bring peace to disturbed minds.

In India, he is considered an exemplar for selfless service to humanity, and his likeness has been depicted near Gandhi’s on many postal stamps.

We hope these Swami Paramahansa Yogananda quotes and sayings about success, meditation, God, and life will enlighten you in some way to find your true self.

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