yogananda

CHAPTER 8

Bringing Out the Best Within You

 Continues…….

Everyone has self-limiting idiosyncrasies. These were not put into your nature by God, but were created by you. These are what you must change—by remembering that these habits, peculiar to your nature, are nothing but manifestations of your own thoughts.

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In the ultimate sense, all things are made of pure consciousness; their finite appearance is the result of the relativity of consciousness. Therefore, if you want to change anything in yourself, you must change the process of thought that occasions the materialization of consciousness into different forms of matter and action. That is the way, the only way, to remold your life.

(Yoga teaches that the thought of God is the fundamental structure of creation. Just as steam becomes water by condensation, and by further condensation becomes ice, all patterns and forms of energy and matter are condensations of consciousness. Pioneering physicists of the twentieth century are rediscovering what the yogis have known since ancient times. Sir James Jeans, British scientist, wrote: “The universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine.” And Einstein said: “I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details.”)

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