Quotes from Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Finding balance & peace within

The peace within

“People talk of peace, ‘We should have peace’. How can you have peace? It’s not possible, is an impossible situation. You see, we think by thinking, by organising, by manipulating, we’ll have peace. You cannot. You cannot have peace that way. How will you have peace? When the peace is established on your attention. When your attention is peaceful, when we are absolutely without any thoughts, then the peace resides.”


“Thought is incapable of keeping your attention in balance.”

Fix the gravity point by clearing the attention

“…when the balance is complete that time we say this is the gravity point. In the same way your a8ention should hold your gravity point in complete balance. So the first thing is that you should be balanced. But a balanced person is not a fixed person. He is not rigid. But an imbalanced person is a person who runs here, there, there.”


“In this state, you are a witness of everything. You are absolutely peaceful; you are in the centre, where you know the absolute truth.”

Thoughtless awareness

“When you stand in the present, you become thoughtlessly aware. And this state is the first state you achieve, and this is the state where you become absolutely peaceful within yourself. The peace is so great that you enjoy your peaceful existence. Not only that, but you become the source of peace. Wherever you go, you emit peace.”