Inspiration from Paramahansa Yogananda

How-to-Live Wisdom

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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

Each of the topics below will bring you short but powerfully inspiring thoughts from the talks and writings of Paramahansa Yogananda and his close disciples. Many of the most frequently asked general questions about spiritual living are addressed in this section.

Along with practical counsel about each subject, be sure to take advantage of the affirmations provided in each section. You can practice these right now to begin your personal journey toward experiencing happiness, healing, peace, and the other spiritual benefits discussed in each section.

In addition, each topic includes links to resources for more in-depth exploration as well as helpful suggestions for where to find more on that subject in the many books, recordings, and other items published by Self-Realization Fellowship.

The Purpose of Life

Secrets of Lasting Happiness

Achieving True Success and Prosperity

Health and Healing

Overcoming Anger

Utilizing the Power of Prayer

Introspection: How to Realize Your Highest Potential


Knowing God

Love: Human and Divine

Creating Harmony in Our Relationships With Others

Intuition: Insight of the Soul

The Role of a Guru in One’s Spiritual Search

Taking Simplicity to Heart

Living in the Presence of the Mother Divine

How to Use Thoughts of Immortality to Awaken Your True Self

Conquering Fear, Anxiety, and Worry

Inner Security in an Uncertain World

Spiritual Light for these Challenging Times

Understanding Death and Loss

Seasonal Inspiration

Mastering Your Moods