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Paramhansa Yogananda

“Lord,” I prayed, “May Thy love shine forever on the sanctuary of my devotion, and may I be able to awaken Thy love in all hearts.”

— Paramhansa Yogananda, from the book
Autobiography of a Yogi

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The Power of Goodness

Paramhansa Yogananda

In reality, there is more good than evil in the world. Although the evil people in the world outnumber the good, a few good people, by the power of their goodness, counterbalance their influence.
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Why Celebrate Christmas?

Paramhansa Yogananda

Is it right to use the birth of Christ for material rejoicings involved in decorations, Christmas dinners and the exchange of gifts, or is it right to worship the coming of Christ only in Spirit?
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The Eight Aspects of God

Paramhansa Yogananda

There are eight aspects in which God can be experienced: as Light, Sound, Peace, Calmness, Love, Joy, Wisdom, and Power.
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The Disciple's Part

Paramhansa Yogananda

Spiritual healing requires willing cooperation on the disciple's part. It cannot be achieved by passivity. Surrender to the divine will, as expressed through the guru, must be offered freely, willingly, and intelligently.
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The Law of Karma

Paramhansa Yogananda

If we accept the principle of cause and effect in Nature, and of action and reaction in physics, how can we not believe that this natural law extends also to human beings? Once consciousness is understood as basic to everything the question begs to be asked: Do not humans, too, belong to the natural order?
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Why We Should Love Our Enemies

Paramhansa Yogananda

Jesus says it is not enough to love your neighbors only and exclude your enemies. He says that a wise man beholds in the circumference of his heart not only the presence of friends, but also enemies. Transcend duality through love.
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Years in My Master's Hermitage

Paramhansa Yogananda

"You have come." Sri Yukteswar greeted me from a tiger skin on the floor of a balconied sitting room. His voice was cold, his manner unemotional.
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