What is Meditation

“Meditation is the ability to take the mind away from every object of distraction and put it on God alone.”  ―Paramahansa Yogananda

The goal of life is to know God. To know Him we must learn to apply His laws to everyday living. Meditation is the way by which man begins to commune with God―to know and to love him. When bodily motions cease and thoughts are stilled (“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10) the Lord begins to appear as peace and divine bliss on the altar of tranquility and changelessness. As Jesus assured us, “The kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)

Through meditation, one can experience ever increasing peace, joy, and oneness with God.

In the privacy of one’s own home, sincere seekers of God can learn to meditate according to the complete personal instructions of Paramahansa Yogananda through the organization he founded, Self-Realization Fellowship. Comprehensive online information about meditation from Self-Realization Fellowship includes: