How to Be a Success

The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda, Volume 4
by Paramhansa Yogananda

Publisher’s Note

“Your success in life does not depend only upon natural ability; it also depends upon your determination to grasp the opportunity that is presented to you. Opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance.”
—Paramhansa Yogananda

Dear Reader,

In this book Yogananda shows you how to develop the unlimited powers that come from innermost forces of your being. Paramhansa Yogananda came to the United States from India in 1920, bringing to the West the teachings and techniques of yoga, the ancient science of soul awakening. He was the first master of yoga to make his home in the West, and his Autobiography of a Yogi has become the bestselling autobiography of all time, awakening fascination in Westerners with the spiritual teachings of the East.

Yoga is the ancient science of redirecting one’s energies inward to produce spiritual awakening. In addition to bringing Americans the most practical and effective techniques of meditation, Yogananda showed how these principles can be applied to all areas of life.

The articles included in this book are taken from several sources: the lessons he wrote in the 1920s and 1930s, articles of his that appeared in Inner Culture and East West magazines published before 1943, and the booklet The Attributes of Success published in 1944. Most of what is included here is not available elsewhere.

Our goal in this book is to let the Master’s spirit come clearly through, with a minimum of editing. Sometimes sentences, redundant in the present context, have been deleted. Sometimes words or punctuation have been changed to clarify the meaning. Great care was taken not to change any of the original intention.

We hope you will use Yogananda’s words as stepping-stones to the success you are seeking.

Crystal Clarity Publishers

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