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Lao Tzu, also known as Laozi, is considered to be a father of Chinese Taoism. He was an ancient Chinese philosopher and the author of ‘Tao Te Ching‘. We have collected the most inspiring, thought-provoking, notable Lao Tzu quotes and sayings on life and love that will be sure to enlighten your life!

50 Lao Tzu Quotes

#1

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

#2

“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.” – Lao Tzu

#3

“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”
– Lao Tzu

#4

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu

#5

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

#6

“The wise man is one who knows, what he does not know.” – Lao Tzu

#7

“By letting go it all gets done.” – Lao Tzu

#8

“A leader is best
When people barely know he exists
Of a good leader, who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
They will say, “We did this ourselves.”
– Lao Tzu

#9

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu

#10

“To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate …
When the best leader’s work is done the people say,
We did it ourselves!”
– Lao Tzu

#11

“Loss is not as bad as wanting more.” – Lao Tzu

#12

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” – Lao Tzu

#13

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“Silence is a source of Great Strength.” – Lao Tzu

#14

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” – Lao Tzu

#15

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu

#16

“Men are born soft and supple; dead they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.” – Lao Tzu

#17

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu

#18

“Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.” – Lao Tzu

#19

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” – Lao Tzu

#20

“To understand the limitation of things, desire them.” – Lao Tzu

#21

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
– Lao Tzu

#21

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” – Lao Tzu

#22

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

#23

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” – Lao Tzu

#24

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
– Lao Tzu

#25

“Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.” – Lao Tzu

#26

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

#27

“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
– Lao Tzu

#28

“To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu

#29

“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.” – Lao Tzu

#30

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

#31

“When there is no desire, all things are at peace.” – Lao Tzu

#32

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“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” – Lao Tzu

#33

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” – Lao Tzu

#34

“Act without expectation.” – Lao Tzu

#35

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” – Lao Tzu

#36

“Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best
leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will
say ‘We have done this ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

#37

“The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion.” – Lao Tzu

#38

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” – Lao Tzu

#39

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu

#40

“If you want to lead them you must place yourself behind them.” – Lao Tzu

#41

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“The world belongs to those who let go.” – Lao Tzu

#42

“The master observes the world but trusts his inner vision. He allows things to come and go. He prefers what is within to what is without.” – Lao Tzu

#43

“If you search everywhere, yet cannot find what you are seeking, it is because what you seek is already in your possession.” – Lao Tzu

#44

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

#45

“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.” – Lao Tzu

#46

“Knowing how to yield is strength.” – Lao Tzu

#47

“If you do not value rare treasures, you will stop others from stealing.” – Lao Tzu

#48

“Make your heart like a lake with a calm still surface and great depths of kindness.” – Lao Tzu

#49

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.” – Lao Tzu

#50

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

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In this article, we want to share with you our latest collection of spiritual quotes to support your growth and transformation through developing a stronger connection to everything inside and outside of you.

Below you will find inspirational, wise, and thought-provoking spiritual quotes, sayings, proverbs, and poems collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Here it is – our collection of inspirational and thought-provoking spiritual quotes!

60 Inspirational Spiritual Quotes

#1

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!!!“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”
― Roy T. Bennett

#2

Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.”
― Brian Weiss

#3

“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar

#4

“Knock, And He’ll open the door.
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun.
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens.
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
Rumi

#5

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally

Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best

Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.”
Don Miguel Ruiz

#6

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”
― John Lennon

#7

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“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

#8

“One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth, and share it… cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs.”
― Steve Maraboli

#9

“Your greatest awakening comes, when you are aware about your infinite nature.”
― Amit Ray

#10

“The difference between theism and nontheism is not whether one does or does not believe in God. Theism is a deep-seated conviction that there’s some hand to hold: if we just do the right things, someone will appreciate us and take care of us. Nontheism is relaxing with the ambiguity and uncertainty of the present moment without reaching for anything to protect ourselves.”
― Pema Chodron

#11

“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”
Osho

#12

“A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.”
―Alan Wilson Watts

#13

“Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation.”
― A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

#14

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
― Albert Einstein

#15

“As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. … That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.”
― Anthony de Mello

#16

“I once listened to an Indian on television say that God was in the wind and the water, and I wondered at how beautiful that was because it meant you could swim in Him or have Him brush your face in a breeze.”
― Donald Miller

#17

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“Are you looking for me?
I am in the next seat.
My shoulder is against yours.
you will not find me in the stupas,
not in Indian shrine rooms,
nor in synagogues,
nor in cathedrals:
not in masses,
nor kirtans,
not in legs winding around your own neck,
nor in eating nothing but vegetables.
When you really look for me,
you will see me instantly —
you will find me in the tiniest house of time.”
― Kabir

#18

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.”
― Nouwen Henri J. M.

#19

“Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs.”
– Marianne Williamson

#20

“Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else.”
― Brian Weiss

#21

“Each person you meet is an aspect of yourself, clamoring for love.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventhal

#22

“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.”
― Brené Brown

#23

“Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.”
Deepak Chopra

#24

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“Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.”
― Kripalvanandji

#25

“Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.”
― Alice Walker

#26

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”
― Black Elk

#27

“Religion is for people who’re afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there.”
― Vine Deloria Jr.

#28

“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know.”
― Pema Chödrön

#29

“Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. It is the entire cosmos, whatever we can see, touch, hear and feel. Moreover, it is all that is within our perception and all that is beyond our perception. It is the core of our very existence. If you think of Om only as a sound, a technique or a symbol of the Divine, you will miss it altogether. Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists.”
― Amit Ray

#30

“Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence.”
― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

#31

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“Your life is your spiritual path. It’s what’s right in front of you. You can’t live anyone else’s life. The task is to live yours and stop trying to copy one you think looks better.”
― Sandy Nathan

#32

“You have been to hell, Ketut?”
He smiled. Of course he’s been there.
What’s it like in hell?”
Same like in heaven,” he said.
He saw my confusion and tried to explain. “Universe is a circle, Liss.”
He said. “To up, to down — all same, at end.”
I remembered an old Christian mystic notion: As above, so below.
I asked. “Then how can you tell the difference between heaven and hell?”
Because of how you go. Heaven, you go up, through seven happy places. Hell, you go down, through seven sad places. This is why it better for you to go up, Liss.” He laughed.
Same-same,” he said. “Same in end, so better to be happy in journey.”
I said, “So, if heaven is love, then hell is.. “
Love, too,” he said.
Ketut laughed again, “Always so difficult for young people to understand this!”
―Elizabeth Gilbert

#33

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”
Wayne Dyer

#34

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.”
– William Blake

#35

“You can read books without ever stepping into a library, and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple.”
– Anthony de Mello

#36

“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.”
– Hindu proverb

#37

“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”
– Hermann Hesse

#38

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“Happy people build their inner world; unhappy people blame their outer world.”
Dalai Lama

#39

“Living in the present moment creates the experience of eternity.”
– Deepak Chopra

#40

“Everything in the world was my Guru.”
– Ramana Maharshi

#41

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”
– Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

#42

“I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am.”
Eckhart Tolle

#43

“I can resonate with you in the highest place I Am. So, I can do nothing for you but work on myself. You can nothing for me except work on yourself.”
Ram Dass

#44

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
– Amit Ray

#45

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“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”
– Eckhart Tolle

#46

“The five points of Yama, together with the five points of Niyama, remind us of the Ten Commandments of the Christian and Jewish faiths, as well as of the ten virtues of Buddhism. In fact, there is no religion without these moral or ethical codes. All spiritual life should be based on these things. They are the foundation stones without which we can never build anything lasting.”
― Sri S. Satchidananda

#47

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
– Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

#48

“Forget your voice, sing!
Forget your feet, dance!
Forget your life, live!
Forget yourself and be!”
― Kamand Kojouri

#49

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven.”
– Johannes A. Gaertner

#50

“Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire – for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness – that is the way to live in this world.”
Paramahansa Yogananda

#51

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”
Alan Watts

#52

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“You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars, guides you too.”
– Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

#53

“One of the most important of life’s lessons is to learn independence, to understand freedom. This means independence from attachments, from results, from opinions, and from expectations. Breaking attachments leads to freedom, but breaking attachments does not mean abandoning a loving and meaningful relationship, a relationship that nourishes your soul. It means ending dependency on any person or thing. Love is never a dependency.”
― Brian Weiss

#54

“Like those in the valley behind us, most people stand in sight of the spiritual mountains all their lives and never enter them, being content to listen to others who have been there and thus avoid the hardships.”
― Robert M. Pirsig

#55

“Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny – he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally – you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.”
Osho

#56

“At this moment, you are seamlessly flowing with the cosmos. There is no difference between your breathing and the breathing of the rain forest, between your bloodstream and the world’s rivers, between your bones and the chalk cliffs of Dover.”
― Deepak Chopra

#57

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child – our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

#58

“Without self-knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff

#59

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“As long as a sense of self-importance rules your being, you will never know lasting peace.”
– Matthieu Ricard

#60

“You and your purpose in life are the same thing. Your purpose is to be you.”
– George Alexiou

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50 Spiritual Awakening Quotes To Support Your Spiritual Journey

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In this article, we collected 50 spiritual awakening quotes to support your spiritual journey and inspire you to move beyond your limits.

Spiritual awakening requires moving beyond your limited perception of reality and gaining a broader and clearer perspective. When you raise your consciousness onto a higher level, you become more aware of reality as it exists beyond the confines of the self.

When reading the spiritual awakening quotes below, remember that words alone will not bring about awakening within you. It is a deep understanding that is required within your soul to be truly awakened.

Here they are – 50 spiritual awakening quotes to support your spiritual journey!

50 Spiritual Awakening Quotes

#1

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“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

#2

“We are all equally capable of spiritual awakening. It may not seem that way, at times. Some of us are so caught up in the drama of our day-to-day existence that we have lost track of who we really are. But eventually, all of us will make the discovery of our true nature.” – Victor Shamas

#3

“We are not the only ones affected by our recovery. The spiritual awakening heals the world one person at a time.” – Marta Mrotek

#4

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda

#5

Maturity is the ability to think, speak, and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.” – Samuel Ullman

#6

“You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that.” – Salma Hayek

#7

“In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice, and where there is choice, there is freedom!” – Gabrielle Goddard

#8

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“Awakening is dynamic. Constantly evolving in accordance with life’s realities. Unfolding from ego-self to compassionate self. From enclosed self to open self. From foolish self to enlightened self.” – Taitetsu Unno

#9

“In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours, anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.” – Jack Kornfield

#10

“The essence of spirituality is, to be constantly aware of the oneness of all; at the same time to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.” – Jaggi Vasudev

#11

“You think of yourselves as humans searching for a spiritual awakening, when in fact you are spiritual beings attempting to cope with a human awakening. Seeing yourselves from the perspective of the spirit within will help you to remember why you came here and what you came here to do.”- Neale Donald Walsch

#12

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louis L’Amour

#13

“Your greatest awakening comes, when you are aware about your infinite nature.”― Amit Ray

#14

“The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.” – Sivananda

#15

“We are ready to awaken when we don’t have any more doubts or any more questions about who we are.” – Roxana Jones

#16

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“The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.”- Marianne Williamson

#17

“Through spiritual maturity, you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others. Your hard journey has had a great purpose! Your pain was always a part of a plan to open your heart to love. Have faith. A miracle is happening in your life; the miracle of pain is transforming you to your highest self.” – Bryant H. McGill

#18

“It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realising just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is.” – Christy Turlington

#19

“I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.”- Billy Corgan

#20

“When we awaken to our truth, we realize we are free.” ― Kristi Bowman

#21

“It is best to emphasize again and again that spiritual awakening has nothing to do with reaching a divine state. Rather, it is the acknowledgment that every moment is about accepting life’s divinity.” – Steve Leasock

#22

“The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted…. As you begin to be grateful for what most people take for granted, the vibration of gratitude makes you more receptive to good in your life.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith

#23

“The most amazing and strange thing about awakening to the truth of oneness is that there is no such thing as oneness as an isolated phenomenon.” ― Anam Thubten

#24

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“In order to save myself, I must destroy first the me I was told to be.” – The Dreamer

#25

“Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought.” – Eckhart Tolle

#26

“The awakening is finally realizing that you are a part of God, like a single cell that finally sees it is a part of you.” – L.J. Vanier

#27

“It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.” – Adrienne Rich

#28

“Awakening means you’ve come home to yourself, that consciousness shifted back to its original nature.” – Maria Erving

#29

“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” – Shakti Gawain

#30

“A global awakening can only happen from a spiritual awakening that is of global dimensions.” – Matthew Fox

#31

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda

#32

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“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.” – Ram Dass

#33

“The next time you find yourself in some way trying desperately to land safely, your compassion might be what finally gives you the courage you need to let go of the controls. In doing so, you might discover that each time you let go, it becomes easier and easier to re-enter the atmosphere of your own aliveness. Gradually you’ll come home to the flow of your own living presence, the warmth and space of your awakening heart.”- Tara Brach

#34

“Awakening is about liberating yourself from the prison that is the world of the mind and daring to be here as all that you are.” – Leonard Jacobson

#35

“Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.” – G. I. Gurdjieff

#36

“True religion comes not front the teaching of men or the reading of books; it is the awakening of the spirit within us, consequent upon pure and heroic action.” – Swami Vivekananda

#37

“If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?” – Dogen

#38

“The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best that is in us. It is only through our own personal awakening that the world can be awakened. We cannot give what we do not have.” – Marianne Williamson

#39

“Awakening means you’ve come home to yourself, that consciousness has shifted back to its original nature.” – Anonymous

#40

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“True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems, but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.”- Richard Carlson

#41

“We need limitations and temptations to open our inner selves, dispel our ignorance, tear off disguises, throw down old idols, and destroy false standards. Only by such rude awakenings can we be led to dwell in a place where we are less cramped, less hindered by the ever-insistent External. Only then do we discover a new capacity and appreciation of goodness and beauty and truth.”- Helen Keller

#42

“If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.” – Gail Sheehy

#43

“Awakening your spiritual side is really what artists do. When you hit a groove, it’s not you; it’s the spirit world.” – Tommy Chong

#44

“First, we become aware of that which is Divine around us. Then we become aware of that which is Divine within us. Finally, we become aware that all is Divine, and that there is nothing else. This is the moment of our awakening.” – Neale Donald Walsch

#45

“When you are evolving into a higher-self, the road may seem lonely but you’re simply shedding the energies that no longer match the frequency of your destiny.” – Anonymous

#46

“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”― Ramana Maharshi

#47

“Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.” – Deepak Chopra

#48

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“Once you awaken you will have no interest in judging those who sleep.” – James Blanchard

#49

“Almost all our suffering is the product of our thoughts. We spend nearly every moment of our lives lost in thought, and hostage to the character of those thoughts. You can break this spell, but it takes training just like it takes training to defend yourself against a physical assault.” – Sam Harris

#50

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi

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60 Yogananda Quotes To Inspire Your Self-Realization

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Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi who played a significant role in spreading Kriya yoga in the West. His powerful words, spiritual lessons, and life-changing teachings influenced and inspired millions of people all around the world. George Harrison, Krishna Das, Steve Jobs are just a few examples of people who followed Yogananda’s guidance through his books and lectures. In this article, we want to share with you the most inspirational and thought-provoking Paramahansa Yogananda quotes that may help you to take a deeper look at your life and the way you view the world!

Here they are the most inspirational Yogananda quotes!

60 Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes

#1

“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God’s creative principle works in you.”
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#2

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.”
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#3

“Make up your mind that you will be happy whether you are rich or poor, healthy or unhealthy, happily married or unhappily married, young or old, smiling or crying. Don’t wait for yourself, your family, or your surroundings to change before you can be happy within yourself. Make up your mind to be happy within yourself, right now, whatever you are, or wherever you are.”
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#4

“Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire – for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness – that is the way to live in this world.”
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#5

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”
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#6

“If you criticize others judgmentally, rather than simply commenting on their behavior impartially, that shows that you have their faults to work on in yourself. By criticizing others, moreover, you increase those faults in yourself. What you condemn in others, you will have to experience, someday, yourself. That is the karmic law. In that way, people are taught compassion.”
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#7

“Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.”
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#8

“Forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! Forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! Control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise.”
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#9

“It takes long time-many incarnations of right action, good company, the help of the guru, self-awakening, wisdom, and meditation-for man to regain his soul consciousness of immortality. To reach this state of Self-realization, each man must practice meditation to transfer his consciousness from the limited body to the unlimited sphere of joy felt in meditation.”
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#10

“Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly. We should reverse this attitude by excusing others’ shortcomings and by harshly examining our own.”
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#11

“Stillness is the altar of spirit.”
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#12

“Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you – to make you realize that you are a part of Spirit and that just behind the sparks of your life is the Flame of Infinity.”
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#13

“If religion means primarily God-consciousness, or the realization of God both within and without, and secondarily a body of beliefs, tenets, and dogmas, then, strictly speaking, there is but one religion in the world, for there is but one God.”
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#14

“Retire to the center of your being, which is calmness.”
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#15

“The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.”
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#16

“Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.”
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#17

“Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, working and sleeping, and going here and there to be entertained. They don’t know what or why they are seeking, nor why they never realize complete happiness and lasting satisfaction. By evading self-analysis, people go on being robots, conditioned by their environment. True self-analysis is the greatest art of progress.”
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#18

“Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.”
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#19

“Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.”
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#20

“The body is literally manufactured and sustained by mind.”
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#21

“Even when you do not know where the next dollar is coming from, you should refuse to be apprehensive. When you do your part and rely on God to do His, you will find that mysterious forces come to your aid and that your constructive wishes soon materialize. This confidence and consciousness of abundance are attained through meditation.”
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#22

“Every tomorrow is determined by every today.”
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#23

“I don’t want people to think that they can attain realization simply by listening to others or by reading books. They must practice what they read and hear.”
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#24

“Attachment is blinding; it lends an imaginary halo of attractiveness to the object of desire.”
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#25

“Every day try to help uplift physically, mentally, or spiritually suffering people, as you would help yourself or your family. If, instead of living in the misery-making selfish way, you live according to the laws of God, then, no matter what small part you may be playing on the stage of life, you will know that you have been playing your part correctly, as directed by the Stage Manager of all our destinies. Your part, however small, is just as important as the biggest parts in contributing to the success of the Drama of Souls on the Stage of Life. Make a little money and be satisfied with it by living a simple life and expressing your ideals, rather than make lots of money and have worries without end.”
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#26

“The deeper the self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux.”
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#27

‘You have seen how your health has exactly followed your subconscious expectations. Thought is a force, even as electricity or gravitation. The human mind is a spark of the almighty consciousness of God. I could show you that whatever your powerful mind believes very intensely would instantly come to pass.’ “Knowing”
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#28

“The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man’s slavery.”
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#29

“The greatest sin is to call yourself a sinner. You are a child of God. Though gold is covered with mud for centuries, it remains gold. So the pure ‘gold’ of the soul can be covered over with the mud of delusion for eons, but in its true nature it remains forever undefiled.”
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#30

“To work with God’s happiness bubbling in the soul is to carry a portable paradise within you wherever you go.”
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#31

“The rejuvenating effects of sleep are due to man’s temporary unawareness of body and breathing. The sleeping man becomes a yogi; each night he unconsciously performs the yogic rite of releasing himself from bodily identification, and of merging the life force with healing currents in the main brain region and in the six subdynamos of his spinal centers. Unknowingly, the sleeper is thus recharged by the cosmic energy that sustains all life.”
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#32

“You possess the power of thought and the power of will. Utilize to the uttermost these divine gifts!”
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#33

“Be satisfied with your part. Do not bemoan your fate. In this life, everyone has trouble which he thinks nobody else has. Never wish to be in the shoes of someone else who you think is better off than you are. It is best to wish for nothing but to ask the Lord to give you what is for your highest good. You are a part of the Lord’s creation: He needs everybody to carry on this drama. Never compare yourself with anybody else. You are what you are. Nobody is like you. Nobody can act your part as you can. Similarly, you should not try to play somebody else’s part. What is important is to do the will of Him who sent you; that is what you want. While you do your part, think all the time that God is working through you.”
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#34

“The human mind is a spark of the almighty consciousness of God. I could show you that whatever your powerful mind believes very intensely would instantly come to pass.”
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#35

“When you make up your mind to do good things, you will accomplish them if you use dynamic will power to follow through. No matter what the circumstances are if you go on trying, God will create the means by which your will shall find its proper reward.”
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#36

“The goal of yoga science is to calm the mind, that without distortion it may hear the infallible counsel of the Inner Voice.”
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#37

“If you retain the joyous aftereffects of meditation throughout the day or part of the day, you will see that this joy will correctly guide you in everything. Saints are guided by this joy, in the consciousness of which no erroneous actions are possible. Retain the acquired joy of meditation throughout the day.”
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#38

“Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires, and satisfaction. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love.”
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#39

“No action is ever an isolated event. Always, it invites from the universe a reaction that corresponds exactly to the type and the force of energy behind the deed.”
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#40

“When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.”
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#41

“Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality. Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have.”
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#42

“If you don’t invite God to be your summer Guest, He won’t come in the winter of your life.”
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#43

“Opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance. You yourself, either now or in the past (including the past of former lives), have created all opportunities that arise in your path. Since you have earned them, use them to the best advantage.”
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#44

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”
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#45

“Is a diamond less valuable because it is covered with mud? God sees the changeless beauty of our souls. He knows we are not our mistakes.” Yogananda

#46

“If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.”
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#47

“I am the Cosmic Ocean of sound and the little wave of the body vibration in it.”
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#48

“The sun shines equally on diamond and charcoal, but one has developed qualities that enable it to reflect the sunlight brilliantly, while the other absorbs all the sunlight. Emulate the diamond in your dealings with people. Brightly reflect the light of God’s love.”
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#49

“The one who pursues a goal of evenmindedness is neither jubilant with gain nor depressed by loss.”
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#50

“Persons of strong character are usually the happiest. They do not blame others for troubles that can be traced to their own actions and lack of understanding. They know that no one has the power to add to their happiness or detract from it, unless they themselves allow the adverse thoughts or wicked actions of others to affect them.”
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#51

“Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others!”
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#52

“Mind is the creator of everything. You should, therefore, guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny.”
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#53

“Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world.”
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#54

“Do not take life’s experiences too seriously. For in reality, they are nothing but dream experiences. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role.”
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#55

“Seeds of past karma cannot germinate if they are roasted in the fires of divine wisdom.”
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#56

“I am no longer the wave of consciousness thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness. I am the ocean of Spirit that has become the wave of human life.”
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#57

“Practice loving those who do not love you. Feel for those who do not feel for you. Be generous to those who are generous only to themselves. If you heap hatred on your enemy, neither he nor you are able to perceive the inherent beauty of your soul.”
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#58

“The balanced rhythm of the universe is rooted in reciprocity,”
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#59

“To fly away from problems may seem the easiest solution. But you gain strength only when you wrestle with a strong opponent. One who doesn’t have difficulties is one who doesn’t grow.”
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#60

“Incredible amounts of energy are hidden in your brain; enough in a gram of flesh to run the city of Chicago for 2 days. And you say you are tired?”
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