Be comfortable within your purse. Extravagance will buy you discomfort.
Good and positive suggestions should instruct the sensitive ears of children. Their early ideas long remain sharply etched.
Attachment is blinding; it lends an imaginary halo of attractiveness to the object of desire.
Look fear in the face and it will cease to trouble you.
Lifelong shadow lifted from my heart; the vague search, hither and yon, was over. I had found eternal shelter in a true guru.
The living reality of your presence, Master, is joy beyond any symbol.
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.
The Motherhood of God, that you have worshiped in forms both human and divine, could never fail to answer your forsaken cry.
The One who gave us air and milk from our first breath knows how to provide day by day for His devotees.
Grateful friends are only the Lord in disguise, looking after His own.
You go often into the silence, but have you developed anubhava (actual perception of God)? Do not mistake the technique for the Goal.
Sir, is it necessary to prove God? Isn’t He performing miracles in everything, everywhere?
The one who practices a scalpel self-dissection will know an expansion of universal pity. Release is given him from the deafening demands of his ego. The love of God flowers on such soil.
God is simple. Everything else is complex. Do not seek absolute values in the relative world of nature.
The yogic key will not lose its efficiency when I am no longer present in the body to guide you. This technique cannot be bound, filed, and forgotten, in the manner of theoretical inspirations. Continue ceaselessly on your path to liberation through Kriya, whose power lies in practice.
No matter what the disciple’s problem, the guru advised Kriya Yoga for its solution.
Even he with the worst of karma who ceaselessly meditates on Me quickly loses the effects of his past bad actions. Becoming a high-souled being, he soon attains perennial peace. Arjuna, know this for certain: the devotee who puts his trust in Me never perishes!
Why come to view my bones and flesh, when I am ever within range of your kutastha (spiritual sight)?
Why be elated by material profit? The one who pursues a goal of even-mindedness is neither jubilant with gain nor depressed by loss. He knows that man arrives penniless in this world, and departs without a single rupee.
Keen intelligence is two-edged. It may be used constructively or destructively like a knife, either to cut the boil of ignorance, or to decapitate one’s self. Intelligence is rightly guided only after the mind has acknowledged the inescapability of spiritual law.
Introspection, or "sitting in the silence," is an unscientific way of trying to force apart the mind and senses, tied together by the life force. The contemplative mind, attempting its return to divinity, is constantly dragged back toward the senses by the life currents. Kriya, controlling the mind directly through the life force, is the easiest, most effective, and most scientific avenue of approach to the Infinite. In contrast to the slow, uncertain "bullock cart" theological path to God, Kriya may justly be called the "airplane" route.
A Moslem should perform his namaj worship four times daily. Four times daily a Hindu should sit in meditation. A Christian should go down on his knees four times daily, praying to God and then reading the Bible.
It is I who have watched over thee, life after life, in the tenderness of many mothers! See in My gaze the two black eyes, the lost beautiful eyes, thou seekest! (Divine Mother to Paramhansa Yoganansa)
Let the divine words be heard again, in this twentieth century, twice dyed in blood ere half over: No nation that can produce ten men, great in the eyes of the Unbribable Judge, shall know extinction. Heeding such persuasions, India has proved herself not witless against the thousand cunnings of time. Self-realized masters in every century have hallowed her soil; modern Christlike sages, like Lahiri Mahasaya and his disciple Sri Yukteswar, rise up to proclaim that the science of yoga is more vital than any material advances to man’s happiness and to a nation’s longevity.