Meditation Quotes

Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own meditation must form our judgment.

Isaac Watts

He is divinely bent on meditation.

William Shakespeare

Divinely bent to meditation; And in no worldly suits would he be mov'd, To draw him from his holy exercise.

William Shakespeare

Meditation is the life of the soul; action is the soul of meditation; honor is the reward of action; so meditate, that thou mayst do; so do, that thou mayst purchase honor; for which purchase, give God the glory.

Francis Quarles

Meditation is that exercise of the mind by which it recalls a known truth,--as some kinds of creatures do their food; to be ruminated upon.

Thomas Hartwell Horne

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass, whereby, in her long removes, she discerneth God, as if He were near at hand.

Owen Felltham

The art of meditation may be exercised at all hours, and in all places; and men of genius, in their walks, at table, and amidst assemblies, turning the eye of the mind inwards, can form an artificial solitude; retired amidst a crowd, calm amidst distraction, and wise amidst folly.

Isaac D'Israeli

No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.

Walter Bagehot

Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one's self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

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.

Buddha

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.

Alan Watts

Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness, we know what to do and what not to do to help

Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditation is the gateway, through which you arrive to the world of freedom

Remez Sasson

When we raise ourselves through meditation to what unites us with the spirit, we quicken something within us that is eternal and unlimited by birth and death. Once we have experienced this eternal part in us, we can no longer doubt its existence. Meditation is thus the way to knowing and beholding the eternal, indestructible, essential center of our being

Rudolf Steiner

In meditation we are continuously discovering who and what we are

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

As meditation deepens, complusions, cravings and fits of emotion begin to lose their power to dictate our behavior

Eknath Easwaran

Regular meditation opens the avenues of intuitional knowledge, makes the mind calm and steady, awakens an ecstatic feeling, and brings the practitioner in contact with the source of his/her very being

Swami Sivananda

Seek truth in meditation, not in moldy books. Look in the sky to find the moon, not in the pond

Persian proverb

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.

Sivananda

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.

Jeremy Taylor

Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one's self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation... Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.

Jean Arp

Health, a light body, freedom from cravings, a glowing skin, sonorous voice, fragrance of body: these signs indicate progress in the practice of meditation.

Shvetashvatara Upanishad

Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.

Eknath Easwaran
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