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Paramahansa Yogananda Teachings

Paramahansa Yogananda introduced India's age-old philosophy of Yoga to the West through his Autobiography of a Yogi. Here are few teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.

The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must include as necessary the one’s own happiness, the happiness of others. When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.

The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.

Faithfulness in the performance of small duties gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations that life will someday force us to make.

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

Paramahansa Yogananda