"Because I do practice a meditative lifestyle and conscious living, I think that my music reflects this. Someone who has not yet had an epiphany or a glimpse of who they are beyond all of this may feel trapped in this life, and by the conditions that they have to deal with, and they’re overwhelmed by it. So it’s understandable that their music—or the music they gravitate toward—would reflect this lack of a transcendental perspective."

"Artists themselves can bring forth what it is they practice. I’d say our practice is the sun. It brings the sunlight into our life, and our practice can bring the sunlight into someone else’s life as well. And with this sunlight we can experience the pure, pristine, present moment of self. Artists who are working on themselves, who are either doing yoga, or meditation, or have their own way of going in and having introspective insights, are then able to take those moments and translate them into their art, whatever it happens to be."

"I think it’s important to have some sort of vision for what you want to do. It should be something that informs you, at the cellular level, of what it is you really want to be doing with your life."

" I heard once that there are three stages in an artist’s search. One is imitation—imitating everything that you think is cool and groovy, and you want to identify with. Then once you imitate, you take those imitations and you experiment with blending and exploring—that’s the second stage. And then the third stage is self-realization and self-discovery. Discovering your own language and your own voice out of all the experimentation and imitation you’ve been working at."

Laraaji on Meditation & Eternity