Yogananda was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India to a devout family. According to his younger brother, Sananda, from his earliest years young Mukunda’s awareness and experience of the spiritual was far beyond the ordinary. In his youth he sought out many of India’s Hindu sages and saints, hoping to find an illuminated teacher to guide him in his spiritual quest. more on wikipedia. We are mentioning below popular quotation about knowledge, enlightenment, God-realization of Paramahansa Yogananda.
It is not a pumping-in from outside that gives wisdom; it is the power and extent of your inner receptivity that determines how much you can attain of true knowledge, and how rapidly.
He is the wisest who seeks God. He is the most successful who has found God
Knowledge is light; it illuminates and reveals the nature of reality.
The truth is embodied in the wisdom of the great ones that reveals to us the world as it really is. Had it not been for the training I received in this wisdom, I would not have liked to remain in this world.
Everybody wants you just to give God-realization to them. Nobody wants to have to work for it. But it’s not so simple!