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Quotes from Paramahansa Yogananda

 

 

"Affirm divine calmness and peace, and send out only thoughts of love and goodwill if you want to live in peace and harmony. Never get angry, for anger poisons your system. Try to understand people who cross you, and whenever anybody tries to inflame you, mentally say: “I am too comfortable to be angry. I don’t want to be sick with anger.”

Paramahansa Yogananda,

Quotes from Inner peace

 

 

 

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"To be calmly active and actively calm – a Prince of Peace sitting on the throne of poise, directing the kingdom of activity – is to be spiritually healthy. Too much activity – is to be spiritually healthy. Too much activitiy makes one an automation and too much calmness makes one lazy and impractical. Peace is the enjoyment of life; activity is the expression of life. A balance between the activity of the West and the calmness of the East is needed."

 

"As you find your soul-reservoir of peace, less and less controversy will be able to afflict your life."

 

"If your husband or wife gets angry and rouses your ire, take a little walk and cool off before responding. If he or she speaks sharply, don’t retort in the same way. It is better to remain quite until the temper has cooled down…."

"Never let anyone rob you of your peace; and don not steal away the peace of others by your verbal misbehavior…
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Paramahansa Yogananda

Yogananada Poetry

– Paramahansa Yogananda is the author of the best selling spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi" is spiritual wisdom has offered inspiration and guidance to countless seekers in both the West and in the East.

Quote on Patience

 

"Patience is a tree that grows within us and produces not one fruit, but four fruits: wisdom, joy, peace and victory. Patience requires energy as well as the co-operation of the body, the vital and the mind. Without patience, the mind works automatically, like a machine. It moves by compulsion, not by choice. It is restless; it darts here and there. The body may be inert, but the mind is constantly roaming. There can be no peace without patience."

 

 

 

By: Sri Chinmoy

From: Illumination Fruits

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Patience is not inertia. Inertia is a negative and destructive way of approaching the Truth. It is stagnant, and that which is stagnant eventually leads to destruction. But patience is dynamic; it always goes forward toward the goal. Patience has the steady movement of growth and is always accompanied by peace. This peace can never be mistaken for inertia which is always accompanied by restlessness.

 

 

 

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Quotes on Silence

 

Our human mind says,
"Silence is emptiness; it is sheer emptiness and nothingness."
But our aspiring heart knows that silence
is the fulness and plenitude
of our Eternity’s Height and Infinity’s Light. (1)

Silence gives us joy.
This is totally true.

 

The inner world
 Is full of
Silence and beauty.

 

The outer world
  Is full of
Sad misunderstanding.

 

Silence itself is joy.
This truth comes down
From the loftiest Heights.

 

The silence – room is not fierce–
It is all – loving
And all – protecting.

 

The silence of meditation
Is power beyond measure.

 

References

(1) From a talk on Silence by Sri Chinmoy

(2) Other Quotes from Seventy Seven Thousand Service Trees vol. 36 by: Sri Chinmoy

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