Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we
play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit
What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan
We meditate for various reasons. Peace of mind we all badly need. Therefore, when we meditate, either consciously or unconsciously we aim at peace of mind. Meditation give us peace of mind without a tranquilliser. And unlike a tranquilliser, the peace of mind that we get from meditation does not fade away. It lasts for good in some corner of the inmost recesses of our aspiring heart
Meditation upon the unknown Thought He thought was real meditation. No, meditation is not and cannot be On any thought. Meditation is a conscious withdrawal From the thought-world. Meditation is the place Where Reality, Divinity and Immortality Can each claim their own Perennial existence-light.
Meditation is silence. Silence is God In His Infinity's Smile
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What is Meditation?' Excerpt from Meditation: God's Duty and Man's Beauty
My meditation Is my soul's Most beautiful and most powerful God-manifestation-dream On earth
My meditation Is my heart's God-Perfection-Satisfaction-song
My meditation-silence Expedites My God-Peace-Home return journey.
Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
Whatever forms of meditation you practice, the most important point is to apply mindfulness continuously, and make a sustained effort. It is unrealistic to expect results from meditation within a short period of time. What is required is continuous sustained effort.
Meditation increases your vitality and strengthens your intelligence; your beauty is enhanced; your mental clarity and health improve. You acquire the patience and fortitude to face any problem in life. So, meditate! Only through meditation will you find the treasure you are seeking
If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and
consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world
Meditation gives you an opportunity to come to know your invisible self. It allows you to empty yourself of the endless hyperactivity of your mind,
and to attain calmness. It teaches you to be peaceful, to remove stress, to receive answers where confusion previously reigned
The man of meditation is happy, not for an hour or a day, but quite round the circle of his years.
Meditation is an effort in the beginning. Later on it becomes habitual and gives bliss, joy and peace
One hour's meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer
A man of meditation is happy, not for an hour or a day, but quite round the circle of all his years
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It's a way of entering into the quiet that's already thereóburied under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day