Kindness & Compassion

How to Show Compassion

What Is Compassion? Two years ago this Friday the 14th of February, I heard breaking news over the radio about a 17-year-old boy who opened fire at his high school in Florida. I watched the spectrum of human emotions unfold in the headlines of social media posts and videos everywhere. The number of lives lost was inconceivable and I instantly … Read More

Kindness & Compassion

Compassion Quotes

The following are quotes or passages on how to become compassionate or practice compassion. They are inspired by the path of Self-realization brought by the great yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the well-known spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi: “God-realization comes to the devotee, not only due to his efforts of self-realization, but also because of his divine compassion.” … Read More

Kindness & Compassion

Kindness Quotes of Yogananda

Here are some of our favorite quotes on kindness, either from or inspired by the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. “Banish forever all harsh or unkind words.” —Paramhansa Yogananda “Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.” —Paramhansa Yogananda “Kindness is the recognition that all are truly our own.” —Affirmations … Read More

Kindness & Compassion

Affirmation for Kindness

In Affirmations for Self-Healing, Swami Kriyananda writes, Kindness is the recognition that all are truly our own. Kindness comes from not minding how others feel about us. It comes from the simple understanding that kindness is its own reward, worth giving out to others, because the source of so much sweetness in ourselves. For those of broad sympathies, the very … Read More