Autobiography of a Yogi

date Nov 25, 2011
authors Paramahansa Yogananda
reading time 1 min


“Why be elated by material profit?” Father replied. “The one who pursues a goal of evenmindedness is neither jubilant with gain nor depressed by loss. He knows that man arrives penniless in this world, and departs without a single rupee.”


“God is simple. Everything else is complex. Do not seek absolute values in the relative world of nature.”

Burying your ideals

Thoughtless is the man who buries his ideals, surrendering to the common fate.


Performances of miracles such as shown by the “Perfume Saint” are spectacular but spiritually useless. Having little purpose beyond entertainment, they are digressions from a serious search for God.


Awake in God, true saints effect changes in this dream-world by means of a will harmoniously attuned to the Creative Cosmic Dreamer.


All creative scientists know that the true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions they uncover the laws of truth.