Tuesday, January 27, 2009

quote from a great yogi

"A "wish" is desire without energy. After a wish may come "intention" - the plan to do a thing, to fulfill a wish or desire. But "will" means: "I act until I get my wish." When you exercise your will power you release the power of life energy - not when you merely wish passively to be able to obtain an objective.
Just as all power lies in His will, so all spiritual and material gifts flow from His boundless abundance. In order to receive His gifts you must eradicate from your mind all thoughts of limitation and poverty. Universal Mind is perfect and knows no lack; to reach that never-failing supply you must maintain a consciousness of abundance. 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.
Since God is the source of all mental power, peace, and prosperity, do not will and act first, but contact God first. Thus you may harness your will and activity to achieve the highest goals."
-Paramahansa Yogananda p.s. shot this when i was in nepal last year, as i was walking through mangal bazaar in patan. early morning, a little boy doing his part in setting up dad's stall. so sweet. i am so missing the country.


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