He who perceives Me everywhere, and beholds everything in Me, never loses sight of Me, nor do I ever lose sight of him.
That Yogi stays forever in Me, who, anchored in divine unity whatever his mode of existence, realizes Me as pervading all beings.
O Arjuna, the best type of yogi is he who feels for others, whether in grief or pleasure, even as he feels for himself.____Bhagavan Krishna, in the “Bhagavad Gita”
Surrender to God: The greatest of all duties is to remember God. The first thing to do in the morning is to meditate on him and think how you can give your life to His service, so that all day long you will be filled with His joy. —-Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Yogoda Magazine”
There is no way to find God’s love other than to surrender to Him. Master your mind so that you may offer it to Him___Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “The Divine Romance”
Dear Father, whatever conditions confront me, I know that they represent the next step in my unfoldment. I will welcome all tests because I know that within me is the intelligence to understand and the power to overcome.____Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Metaphysical Meditations”
If God were to say to me today: Come home! without a backward glance I would leave all my belongings here — organization, buildings, plans, people — and hasten to obey Him. Running the world is His responsibility. He is the Doer, not You or I. —-
Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda ” Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda”
I am Thine, O lord! I will make myself worthy of Thine acceptance. I will not make a burnt offering unto the Lord my God of that which dost cost me nothing. I will lay myself, with all the holds dear, upon the burning pyre.
I will lift my heart daily to Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteaswar, and my Guru Paramahansa Yoganandaji, asking for their many-jewelled gifts of Self- Realization.
In the stillness of night, out of the depth of my heart, I will cry: “”Speak, Lord, for Thy servant heareth”
When the call to disagreeable duty is sounded, I will answer: “Here am I, Lord; send me.”
—Sri Gyanamata, ‘God Alone: The Life and Letters of a Saint“
May every act of my will be impregnated with Thy divine vitality. Ornament with Thy grace my every concept, every expression, every ambition, O Divine Sculptor, chisel Thou my life to Thy design! —--Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Whispers from Eternity”