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Gurumayi Chidvilasananda Quotes and Teachings

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda is the present spiritual head of the Siddha Yoga path. This is a collection of quotes and teachings of Gurumayi. The thoughts and quotes have been collected from various sources including magazines, books, newspapers and official websites.

Give whatever you give with love, then even the tiniest pebble you offer will have a great meaning.

When you meditate, the silence of the senses illumines the presence of God within.
Most people, most of the time, are under the influence of the ego. Now, when someone is driving under the influence of alcohol, a policeman can pull that drunk driver over and measure the level of inebriation. But what policeman has the authority to pull you over and give you an egolizer test? You are driving, living, acting and speaking under the influence of the ego.



The more you contemplate the teachings, the more they enter you.

The important thing is not to think much, but to love much; and so, do that which best stirs you to love.

In truth, the gift of life must always be recognized and never be taken for granted. Why is life so precious? In Siddha Yoga philosophy, we recognize that in this human life we have a rare opportunity. We can transform an ordinary perception of this universe into an extraordinary vision. To be on this planet and to behold the universe from the divine perspective is a sign of an illumined heart. To put this vision to best use in the best way possible is a human being's highest duty.

It is seva that accelerates the sadhana of a seeker and lights the path to God.

Simplicity of life is the true secret of happiness. Unhampered experience of joy which lies within comes out of simplicity. Your life should never be complicated with too many things.

Every incident, every circumstance, every word, every sound is nourishing, because the same love is in everything and in everyone.

In the beginning, love, in the end, love, in the middle, we have to cultivate virtues.

There is only one thing we want to do – to keep spreading love as much as possible. Let us spread that one thing which is so sweet, so tender, and so tangible, a love that is pure and that can take us where we really want to go – to the heart, where God dwells.

What is discipline? "The steady and committed practice of taking small steps to achieve great goals."

When you are unsure about the future, keep doing what is in front of you with all your heart and with love.

Whatever you receive, wherever it comes from, cherish the desire to give it back in full measure.

Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams.

Minute by minute, thought by thought, your mind is what shapes your life.

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda Thoughts on Meditation


No matter who we are, what we do, what we may have or not have, each of us has an inherent power to meditate. Once this power is ignited, our meditation naturally deepens and draws us to the goal of Self-realization.


Meditation is the practice of turning our attention inward. Meditation beckons us to unravel the greatest mystery of life – that in this human form, we are also divine. When we still the mind in meditation we are drawn, like bees to honey, to the presence of God within. Touching this truth, our restlessness ceases and we are flooded with a sense of our own perfection and divinity.