Friday, December 14, 2007

Self-realization is the knowing

Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God's omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.

The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.

Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in his protection, His justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His love, and His Omnipresence ... To be fit for Self-realization man must be fearless.

- Paramahansa Yogananda.
salutation of peace to the great yogi master, may God sanctify his station.

You cannot reason your way into Self-realization.
You cannot think your way into God-realization.
You can arrive at those exalted states
only by using the concentrated mind
in meditation, going beyond the intellect
to perceive through the
power of the soul’s sixth sense.

The freedom and joy and wisdom, the understanding, the love
- everything that your heart has ever craved
is waiting for you in God.

- Sri Daya Mata

. Self Realization Fellowship: the official site of Sri Yogananda
. about Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda
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