Solve your problems through meditation. Exchange unprofitable speculation for actual God-communion.
Clear your mind of dogmatic theological debris; let in the fresh, healing waters of direct perception. Attune yourself to the active inner Guidance; the Divine Voice has the answer to every dilemma of life. Though man’s ingenuity for getting himself into trouble appears to be endless, the Infinite Succor is no less resourceful.
The master never counseled slavish belief. “Words are only shells,” he said. Win conviction of God’s presence through your own joyous contact in meditation.
No matter what the disciple’s problem, the guru advised Kriya Yoga for its solution.
The yogic key will not lose its efficiency when I am no longer present in the body to guide you. This technique cannot be bound, filed, and forgotten, in the manner of theoretical inspirations.
Continue ceaselessly on your path to liberation through Kriya, whose power lies in practice.
Divine union is possible through self-effort, and is not dependent on theological beliefs or on the arbitrary will of a ‘Cosmic Dictator’.
Meditate unceasingly, that you quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence, free from every form of misery. Cease being a prisoner of the body; using the secret key of Kriya, learn to escape into Spirit.
Seek divine wealth, not the paltry tinsel of earth. After acquiring inward treasure, you will find that outward supply is always forthcoming.
“Banat, Banat, Ban Jai !” (‘Making, making, some day made!’)
It was Lahiri Mahasaya’s encouragement to persevere in meditation.
If you don’t invite God to be your summer Guest, He won’t come in the winter of your life.
Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones, which at best is a nest of troubles. Meditate unceasingly, that you quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence, free from every form of misery. Cease being a prisoner of the body; using the secret key of Kriya, learn to escape into Spirit.
I am ever with those who practice Kriya. I will guide you to the Cosmic Home through your ever enlarging spiritual perceptions.
Always remember that you belong to no one, and no one belongs to you. Reflect that some day you will suddenly have to leave everything in this world — so make the acquaintanceship of God now.
He only is wise who devotes himself to realizing, not reading only, the ancient revelations.
(All quotes are from “Autobiography of a Yogi”, Paramahansa Yoganada)