"Forgiveness" by Paramahansa Yogananda "Autobiography of a Yogi"
One should forgive under any injury. It hath been said that the continuation of the species is due to man’s being forgiving. Forgiveness is holiness; by forgiveness the universe is held together. Forgiveness is the might of the mighty; Forgiveness is sacrifice; Forgiveness Is quiet of mind. Forgiveness and gentleness are the qualities of the Self-possessed. They represent Eternal Virtue.
"The Power of Thought" by Paramahansa Yogananda "Laws of Success"
You demonstrate success or failure according to your habitual trend of thought. In you which is the stronger--success thoughts or failure thoughts? If your mind is ordinarily in a negative state, an occasional positive thought is not sufficient to attract success. But if you think rightly, you will find your goal even though you seem to be enveloped in darkness.
If negative thought assails you, make doubly intense positive thought until it becomes you.
For instance, a beautiful statue is not just the work of chisel and hammer; hehind it lie many thousands of thoughts. The chisel and hammer just gets rid of unnecessary stone or marble, so that the sculptor's ideas can manifest. Without his thoughts, that statue could not be created. Likewise, the millions of thoughts we think over the years "chisel" our most important creation--our life. In the end of our life we become the essence of our life.
That is why positive thinking is so important. (Swami Bhaktananda)
"The Divine Sculptor" by Paramahansa Yogananda
Let every beat of my heart be a new word in my endless love lyric to Thee. May every sound from my lips carry the secret vibrations of Thy voice. Let my every thought be bliss-saturated with Thy presence.
May every act of my will be impregnated with Thy divine vitality. Ornament with Thy grace my every concept, every expression, every ambition.
O Divine Sculptor, chisel Thou my life to Thy design!!!
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