“God is consciousness. There is essentially nothing in the universe but mind or consciousness.” — Paramahansa Yogananda
“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” — Paramahansa Yogananda
“Modern life is becoming very unsatisfactory. It does not give you happiness. There are too many things, too many desires. More nice cars and dresses and entertainments—and more worries! Free yourself from these so-called “necessities”…” — Paramahansa Yogananda
“The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man’s slavery.” — Paramahansa Yogananda
“If you have desires while working or doing your job/profession it is very difficult to be in a state of detachment. Performing work with no desires and no expectations and no judgment is a very strong indicator that you have achieved unconditional detachment and are on the path of achieving self awareness.” — Lahiri Mahasaya, Aryya Mission Gita pp. 19
“Atmakarma (Kriya Yoga) must be practiced with an undivided devotion and a true divine spiritual motive (Bhava). Many Kriya Yoga practitioners have achieved self realization through the devoted practice of Atmakarma. It should be noted that if Atmakarma is practiced without unconditional devotion and without true dedication and or in a mechanical way (like a machine), the desired results (effects) will not occur.” — Lahiri Mahasaya, Aryya Mission Gita p....
“One who is able to withdraw the senses from their objects, just as a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell, is established in divine wisdom.” Bhagavad Gita 2:58
“Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an increase in unrighteousness, O Arjun, at that time I manifest myself on earth.” Bhagavad Gita 4:7
— Who or What is God? — BG 6:30 “For those who see me everywhere and see all things in me, I am never lost, nor are they ever lost to me.” BG 7:4 “Earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, intellect, and ego—these are eight components of my material energy.” BG 7:5 “Such is my inferior energy. But beyond it, O mighty-armed Arjun, I have a superior energy. This is the jīva śhakti (the soul energy), which comprises the embodied souls who are the basis of life in this world....
“By being established in Yoga, O Dhananjaya, undertake actions, casting off attachment and remaining equipoised in success and failure. Equanimity is called Yoga.” Bhagavad Gita 2:48 — Lord Krishna
“Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.” — Sri Yukteswar Giri
“Attachment is blinding; it lends an imaginary halo of attractiveness to the object of desire.” — Sri Yukteswar Giri
“For those who see me everywhere and see all things in me, I am never lost, nor are they ever lost to me.” Bhagavad Gita 6:30 — Lord Krishna
“The true yogis, uniting their consciousness with God, see with equal eye, all living beings in God and God in all living beings.” Bhagavad Gita 6:29 — Lord Krishna
“While contemplating on the objects of the senses, one develops attachment to them. Attachment leads to desire, and from desire arises anger.” Bhagavad Gita 2:62 — Lord Krishna Anger, greed, lust are the three mānas or diseases of the mind. Anger arises when desires are not fullfilled, greed when they are. Is there an escape? Do not get bound by desires, it’s easy to forget your own true nature and how common is for the average man to want a fast and luxurious car, an hot woman and a huge house....