“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you.”
“Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.”
“forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise...”
“Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.”
“The body is literally manufactured and sustained by mind.”
“To work with God's happiness bubbling in the soul is to carry a portable paradise within you wherever you go.”
The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda, Volume 1
The human drive for happiness is one of our most far-reaching and fundamental needs. Yet, despite our desperate search for happiness, according to a recent Gallup Poll, only a minority of North Americans describe themselves as “very happy.” It seems that very few of us have truly unlocked the secrets of lasting joy and inner peace.
Now, in this volume of all-new, never-before-released material, Paramhansa Yogananda—who has hundreds of thousands of followers and admirers in North America—playfully and powerfully explains virtually everything needed to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
Topics covered include: looking for happiness in the right places; choosing to be happy; tools and techniques for achieving happiness; sharing happiness with others; balancing success and happiness; and many more.
The Wisdom of Yogananda series features writings of Paramhansa Yogananda not available elsewhere. These books capture the Master’s expansive and compassionate wisdom, his sense of fun, and his practical spiritual guidance. The books include writings from his earliest years in America, in an approachable, easy-to-read format. The words of the Master are presented with minimal editing, to capture the fresh and original voice of one of the most highly regarded spiritual teachers of the twentieth century.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
"The most important condition for happiness is even-mindedness, and here the author of Autobiography of a Yogi brings some of this sense to a treatise on how to be happy under virtually any condition. From identifying habits, thoughts, and practices which steal from happiness to understanding simplicity is the key and sharing happiness with others, How to Be Happy All The Time: The Wisdom of Yogananda, Volume 1 is a fine starting point for reaching contentment."
"Yoga and meditation practitioners usually come across Yogananda at some point on their spiritual journey. The Indian spiritual teacher who penned the book Autobiography of a Yogi is legendary—mostly because his account of enlightenment is so incredibly inspiring to spiritual seekers in the West.
This volume combines new material from Paramhansa Yogananda—and is appropriate not just for his hundreds of thousands of followers and admirers in North America.
The book includes short excerpts from his talks, writings, and teachings within his community. What comes across is that this yogi is not only wise but able to use works to playfully explain some of the most complicated ideas about spirit.
The book covers many topics—including the search for happiness, sharing happiness with others, techniques for finding happiness, balancing success and happiness, and so forth.
I liked this book. It’s simple format and rich content make it an easy gift for yoga and meditation practitioners of all ages."
—Taz Tagore, Beliefnet.com