Words of Yogananda and Kriyananda

imageThis mini-blog is just to record short quotes of Yogananda and Kriyananda in a less formal manner than the ananda.org web site or even the blog A Place Called Ananda. For more in depth information click on one of these links I just mentioned.
Sat May 26
Accept adversity calmly. In the cosmic drama, adversity is inevitable. Indeed, without tension there would be no drama. But the greatest trials can be turned to advantage if they are accepted calmly. - May 26 From Swami Kriyananda’s book - Living Wisely, Living Well
Thu May 3
True happiness is not the fruit of years of painful struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession, rather, of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. As my Guru said, “The minutes are more important than the years.” - May 3 From Swami Kriyananda’s book - Living Wisely, Living Well
Tue May 1
Sound and light affect our consciousness, for we (like them) are composed of vibrations. Music therefore is more than entertainment, and lighting, more than something to see by. Sound and light actually affect our consciousness, and help direct it toward spirituality, worldliness, or depravity. Be sensitive to the subtle effect of vibrations. Protect yourself from disruptive ones by listening to inspiring music, or by singing (even mentally) songs that are uplifting, and by surrounding yourself with calm, soothing, or brightly cheerful lights and colors. - May 1 From Swami Kriyananda’s book - Living Wisely, Living Well
Tue Apr 24

Paramhansa Yogananda a Biography

A new website launched today for Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography written by Swami Kriyananda. You can see it at:

Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography   or    http://www.yoganandabiography.com/  

Don’t ask more of others than you would ask of yourself. - April 23 From Swami Kriyananda’s book - Living Wisely, Living Well
Fri Apr 20
In any magnetic interchange, what you give out to others will affect what you receive from them. To ensure the greatest protection from all harmful influences, try to act as a channel of divine blessings to all. - April 20 From Swami Kriyananda’s book - Living Wisely, Living Well
Thu Apr 19
Seek upliftment in the company you keep. Others’ magnetism will affect you, whether for good or evil. Make it a point to mix more with people who radiate goodness. Live, if possible, with spiritually minded people. Especially, seek out and live in a community whose members are dedicated to living by high principles. - April 19 From Swami Kriyananda’s book - Living Wisely, Living Well
Tue Apr 17
Be restful in your heart. A quiet spirit will help you instantly to resolve problems that might otherwise require days, weeks, or even months of fretful pondering—and even then you wouldn’t be certain of the rightness of your decision. - April 17 From Swami Kriyananda’s book - Living Wisely, Living Well
Mon Apr 16
See every problem as an opportunity. Whenever you demolish the obstacles before you, your power for ultimate victory will increase. - April 16 From Swami Kriyananda’s book - Living Wisely, Living Well
Don’t confuse intelligence with cleverness. True intelligence isn’t only cerebral. Its roots lie in clear feeling. Cleverness usually indicates only narrow feelings. - april 15 From Swami Kriyananda’s book - Living Wisely, Living Well