Meditation Quotes

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom

Buddha

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

Alan Watts

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

William Cowper

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

Hakuin

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too

Shrii Shrii Anandamurt

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

Sri Chinmoy

Meditation speaks. It speaks in silence. It reveals. It reveals to the aspirant that matter and spirit are one, quantity and quality are one, the immanent and the transcendent are one. It reveals that life can never be the mere existence of seventy or eighty years between birth and death, but is, rather, Eternity itself

Sri Chinmoy

The Stormy life can be braved Only by the heart's sunny Meditations

Sri Chinmoy

Meditate Silently. You will be able to create A totally new life For Yourself

Sri Chinmoy

Cry within. Meditate within. Dive within. Your inner achievements will far outweigh your outer imperfections

Sri Chinmoy

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.

Sri Chinmoy

Meditation is silence. Silence is God In His Infinity's Smile

Sri Chinmoy

Excerpt from Meditation: God Speaks And I Listen

Sri Chinmoy

What is Meditation?' Excerpt from Meditation: God's Duty and Man's Beauty

Sri Chinmoy

My meditation Is my soul's Most beautiful and most powerful God-manifestation-dream On earth

Sri Chinmoy

My meditation Is my heart's God-Perfection-Satisfaction-song

Sri Chinmoy

Finding a calm place inside myself through meditation kind of helped me to get over a lot of mental illness ... it's just been a really great thing in my life.

Roseeanne Barr

Meditation and water are wedded for ever.

Herman Melville

You contemplate and you wander without any worries, between heaven and earth, in your own private world, and in this way you acquire supreme freedom.

Gao Xingjian

But if the elephant of my mind is firmly bound On all sides by the rope of mindfulness, All fears will cease to exist And all virtues will come into my hand.

Shantideva

Will all be bound By binding my mind alone. And will all be subdued By subduing my mind alone.

Shantideva

The Perfect Teacher himself has shown That in this way all fears As well as all boundless miseries Originate from the mind

Shantideva

It is not possible for me To restrain the external course of things;But should I restrain this mind of mine What would be the need to restrain all else ?

Shantideva

Even those who wish to find happiness and overcome misery Will wander with no aim nor meaning If they do not comprehend the secret of the mind- The paramount significance of Dharma.

Shantideva

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Updated On : November 16, 2012
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