The inspiration for the founding of KnowEx, comes from Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) - a preeminent spiritual figure and leading voice behind calling all to live at their highest potential. As the author of such books Autobiography of a Yogi and The Law of Success, he serves as a living testament for applying great will power, focus and creativity to bring forth the greatest happiness and harmony in our own lives, through doing all for God and service to mankind. KnowEx aims to be of such service. Paramahansa's writings invite each of us to unveil that hidden Source within through meditation, self-effort and introspection.

May KnowEx reflect only his highest ideals and aspirations for all.

"Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny."

"Success is hastened or delayed by one’s habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life."

"All successful men and women devote much time to deep concentration. They are able to dive deeply within their minds and to find the pearls of right solutions for the problems that confront them."

"When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything."

"Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly, calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then by guided by the creative power of Spirit. After that you should utilize all necessary means to achieve your goal."

"Spiritual success lies in constantly attuning yourself with the Cosmic Mind, and in maintaining your peace and poise no matter what irremediable events occur in your life, such as the death of dear ones, or other sorrowful happenings."
~ Sri Paramahansa Yogananda's thoughts to remember:

Last Gift of Steve Jobs:Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi, has been an influential book to leaders and stars from around the world over the last 60 years.First published in 1942, it has been recognized as a life changing book for such noteworthy individuals as Elvis Prestley, Ghandhi, Madonna, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar among others. At Steve Job's memorial service in 2011, countless more individuals were introduced to the classic when the late founder of Apple offered this book as a parting gift to all who attended his service.

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com was in attendance at that service, and at an interview that followed he noted that this unique gift was given in a small brown box to all in attendance as they left the ceremony.In Marc's his mind, Steve Jobs was a very spiritual man, uniquely gifted with intuitive talents and keenly influenced by the life of this Master. "This is going to be good" he said to himself as he looked through the book. "I knew that this was a decision he made, and whatever it was, it was the last thing he wanted us all to think about."
Steve Jobs first read this book as a teenager and reread it every year that followed. When the iPad was first released, Steve Jobs called Mother Center directly himself - the headquarters of Self-Realization Fellowship - asking to speak to the leader of the organization. Sri Daya Mata answered the call, and he requested to see if she would consider allowing him to include the Autobiography of a Yogi to be distributed through the iTunes store - - and Sri Daya Mata, agreed. As the only book he had on his iPad when he died, the life story of Paramahansa Yogananda deeply affected Steve Jobs, encouraging men to get on with the purpose of their lives - to Realize themselves, and find God in the here and now.


Sing songs that none have sung, Think thoughts that ne'er in brain have rung, Walk in paths that none have trod, Weep tears as none have shed for God, Give peace to all to whom none other gave, Claim him your own who's everywhere disclaimed. Love all with love that none have felt, and brave The battle of life with strength unchained.
- Paramahansa Yogananda, from The Law of Success, published by Self-Realization Fellowship