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I offer my body, my mind
by Paramahansa Yogananda

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

 

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable;
they turn their efforts toward changing it.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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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.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Let my soul smile through my heart
and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

There is a magnet in your heart
that will attract true friends.
That magnet is unselfishness,
thinking of others first;
when you learn to live for others,
they will live for you.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best comfort I could offer
was to just let her tell her story.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
- Jack Kerouac

There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in
Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements
who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.
- Jello Biafra

Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it:
For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders,
than from the arguments of its opposers.
- William Penn

Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice.
Fans will also defend you.
- Charley Pride

Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work.
It is pure joy that I offer you.
Look at my sculptures until you see them.
Those closest to God have seen them.
- Constantin Brancusi

We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq.
- Condoleezza Rice

There are days when any electrical appliance in the house,
including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment
possibilities than the television set.
- Harriet Van Horne

Josie needed more of a personality than what the cartoon had to offer.
- Rachael Leigh Cook

The war project at Stanford was essentially completed,
and I accepted an offer of an Assistant Professorship
at the University of Minnesota,
which had a good biochemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

I think this lack of a center has something to do with
the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer.
- Bridget Riley

I'm not very active politically.
The causes I work on offer immediate,
practical, accessible help, and politics has never meant that to me.
- Kathleen Turner

My parents gave me stability and a belief in myself
and in all the possibilities life has to offer.
I was told the only limitations I would ever face were
those I placed upon myself.
- Dionne Warwick

The greatest injustice in the world is to bring a child into the world,
and not be able to offer it peace.
- Nafisa Joseph

There are a lot of great actresses out there.
You learn to appreciate each one for what they offer.
- Victoria Pratt

The best argument for mutual funds is that they offer
safety and diversification.
But they don't necessarily offer safety and diversification.
- Ron Chernow

I'd like to get back into journalism.
I'm hoping someone will offer me a job as a commentator
or one of those political analysts that you see on
the news shows all the time.
- Jeff Gannon

So if we have anything original to offer,
it's to speak from our own life about the society we're in.
- Sean Penn

My hope was that organizations would start including
this range of skills in their training programs -
in other words,
offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence.
- Daniel Goleman

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to
miss out on anything life had to offer just because
it might be considered dangerous.
- Nicole Kidman

I have found a flat on Merseyside and am settling down here.
If I can keep playing and get back to full match fitness,
I know I have a lot to offer still.
- David Ginola

It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although
I had originally come to the studio with the idea that
what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals.
- Marc Davis

As I travel across the country speaking about MS,
perhaps I can offer others comfort and hope.
- Annette Funicello

I knew what book we had to write, it was clear in my head;
it was journals and poetry.
So I passed on their offer.
I told my agent this is our vision, and no one's done it this way.
- Kenny Loggins

Offer them what they secretly want and they of course
immediately become panic-stricken.
- Jack Kerouac

I was asked to model but I never took up the offer.
- Mark Roberts

The investigation into the possible effects of cosmic
rays on living organisms will also offer great interest.
- Victor Francis Hess

As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas.
Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and
none of the original ideas is sound.
- Harold MacMillan

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
They seem not to notice us, hovering,
averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks,
but what we do for them is never wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

I was 20 years old and felt I had a lot to offer,
even to myself.
- Tina Yothers

Sure enough, it wasn't long until I got a call,
telling me I had a scholarship there.
It was the only scholarship offer I had and,
believe me, I jumped at it.
- Jack Youngblood

Whatever I have come to offer, I have come to offer
and it may or may not be connected to anything that
has happened in the past.
- Bill Bruford

When is it too late to say it's still early for the Cubs? Try now.
Their magic number is 1998, at least until it becomes 1999,
but in lieu of a present, they offer you a future.
- Bob Verdi

A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at
once a nation's paradise and its tomb.
- Emile M. Cioran

So if I get these actors for 30% of their price by
coming in so late with an offer when they know they
are not getting another offer then I do it this way.
- Uwe Boll

The purpose of education is to keep a culture from
being drowned in senseless repetitions,
each of which claims to offer a new insight.
- Harold Rosenberg

I had no expectation that the Prince would offer me
the unprecedented and unfettered access to the original
and entirely untapped sources on which this biography is based.
- Jonathan Dimbleby


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