Category: Spiritual Quotations

Unconditional Love: The Force of Gravity

“[W]hen we think of mercy, we should be thinking first and foremost of a bond, an infallible link of love that holds the created and uncreated realms together. The mercy of God does not come and go, granted to some and refused to others. Why? Because it is unconditional — always there, underlying everything. It […]

Impractical Conception of God is Useless

“Whatever conception we have of God, if it does not influence our daily conduct, if our everyday life does not find an inspiration from it, and if it is not found to be universally necessary, then that conception is useless.” — Paramahansa Yoganada

Grace Defined

“Grace is unexpected and unplanned good fortune.” — Roy Eugene Davis, Spiritual Teacher

The Design of the Universe

The famed 20th century Hindu sage Sri Aurobindo said, This world was not made with random bricks of chance A blind god is not destiny’s architect, A conscious power has drawn the plan of life, There is meaning in each curve and line. Or, as Jesus said in a similar vein, “Your very hairs are […]

A Blessing of Goodwill and Peace

“Good will unto all religions; peace unto all people; peace unto all nations; peace unto all creatures; peace unto all that lives.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

Friendship and Divine Love

Friendship is the universal spiritual attraction that unites souls in the bond of divine love.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

A Note From the Universe About Personal Responsibility

I’ve been subscribing for years to Mike Dooley’s “Notes from the Universe” emails. I try not to let a day go by without reading it. Today’s was particularly appropriate for where I’ve been recently so I thought it worth sharing. I’d strongly encourage you to sign up for this. He’s witty and insightful and loving […]

Hate None

He who sees all beings in the Self, and the Self in all beings, hates none. — The Upanishads I

‘You Are Gods’

“Are there not,” replied Jesus, “these words in your Law: ‘I said, “You are gods?”‘? If those to whom God’s word was addressed were said to be ‘gods’ — and scripture cannot be set aside — do you say of whom the Father has commissioned and sent as his messenger into the world, ‘You are […]

The Best Religion

According to Paramahansa Yogananda, “…the best religion consists in your continuously progressing perception of your constantly growing inner happiness – felt in meditation.”