Autobiography of a Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda This book has become a classic in its field, revealing the scientific foundation underlying the great religious paths of both East and West. It has been used as a text at over 100 colleges and universities.
"When everything is known as the Self, not even an atom is seen as other than the Self." Shankara
"Only One exists."
"No effort is complete without prayer, without a definite recognition that the best human endeavor is of no effect if it has not God's blessing behind it. Prayer is a call to humility. It is a call to self-purification, to inward search." Mahatma Gandhi
"The Spirit of God, I realized, is exhaustless Bliss; His body is countless tissues of light."
"In the lesson of His own life, Jesus gave humanity the magnificent purpose and the single objective toward which we all ought to aspire. I believe that He belongs not solely to Christianity, but to the entire world, to all lands and races." Mahatma Gandhi
"Vast worlds lie within the hollows of each atom, multifarious as the motes in a sunbeam." 'Yoga Vasishtha' (ancient Indian treatise)
"God…is eternal, ever-new Joy!"
"The divine eye is center everywhere, circumference nowhere."
"If prophets down the millenniums spake with truth, man is essentially a soul, incorporeal and omnipresent."
"The human mind is a spark of the almighty consciousness of God." Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogananda's spiritual teacher
"The time-tested scriptures of the world are one in essence."
"I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillments only love." Luther Burbank, American botanist
"The more deeply we perceive, the more striking becomes the evidence that a uniform plan links every form in manifold nature." J. C. Bose, Indian physicist and botanist
"The active expression of virtue gives rise to the keenest intelligence." Sri Yukteswar, Indian spiritual teacher
"Thou art I, I am Thou….Knowing, Knower, Known, as One!" Paramahansa Yogananda, 'Samadhi'
"As all things can be reflected in water, so the whole universe is mirrored in the lake of the Cosmic Mind." Mahasaya, Indian spiritual teacher
"The deeper the Self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations."
"God created each man as a soul, dowered with individuality, hence essential to the universal structure….His freedom is final and immediate, if he so wills; it depends not on outer but inner victories."
"God, the Sole Life, is Absolute Unity."
"He who has surrounded us with this ever-evolving mystery of creation has implanted in us the desire to question and understand." J. C. Bose, Indian physicist and botanist
"Religion is universal and it is one. We cannot possibly universalize particular customs and conventions; but the common element in religion can be universalized."
"Every individual in the world has an inalienable right to his free will." Sri Yukteswar, Indian spiritual teacher
"All creative scientists know that the true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions they uncover the laws of truth." J. C. Bose, Indian physicist and botanist
"To find the Divine One, the only indispensable is Love." Mirabai, medieval Rajputani princess
"Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change."