Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda

My guru Paramahansa Yogananda stressed the need for a balanced life of activity and meditation.  “When you work for God, not self,” he said, “It is just as good as meditation.  Then work helps your meditation and meditation helps your work.  You need the balance.  With meditation only, you become lazy.   With activity only, the mind becomes worldly and you forget God.”


To overcome stagnancy and ignorance within us, Paramahansa Yogananda said, “You cannot get rid of darkness by beating it with a stick.  Instead turn on the light.”

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Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda – In 1946, Yogananda ji published his life story, Autobiography of a Yogi. The book has since been translated into twenty-five languages. In 1999, it was designated one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century" by a panel of spiritual authors convened by Philip Zaleski and Harper Collins publishers.


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