Quotations about meditation

Quotations about meditation

You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy. Then you should sit for an hour. ~Zen Proverb

Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. ~Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end. ~Jiddhu Krishnamurti

Meditation allows us to directly participate in our lives instead of living life as an afterthought. ~Stephen Levine

Meditation has to become your heartbeat; even when you are asleep the meditation continues like an undercurrent ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Spiritual meditation is the pathway to Divinity. It is a mystic ladder which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to Truth, from pain to peace. ~James Allen

Meditation is a flower and compassion is its fragrance. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Meditation is the golden key to all the mysteries of life. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Enjoy simple things with total intensity. Just a cup of tea can be a deep meditation. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Meditation is the antidote to all the poisons of your life. It is the nourishment of your authentic nature. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The you that goes in one side of the meditation experience is not the same you that comes out the other side. ~Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

In meditation, you are calm and receptive. You are like an open door providing a kind of cross ventilation so that the air of divinity can move through you. ~Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu

At the beginning of every winter people are careful to install storm windows. These extra panes of glass protect their houses against the bitter winds. We do something very similar to protect our minds through the practice of meditation. ~Eknath Easwaran

Meditation is a valuable exercise, but eventually you have to open up your eyes and look around. ~Dan Millman

Meditation provides a way of learning how to let go. As we sit, the self we’ve been trying to construct and make into a nice, neat package continues to unravel. ~John Welwood

We spend a great deal of time telling God what we think should be done, and not enough time waiting in the stillness for God to tell us what to do. ~Peace Pilgrim

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. ~Author Unknown

Meditation is not something that should be done in a particular position at a particular time. It is an awareness and an attitude that must persist throughout the day. ~Annamalai Swami

Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass. ~Owen Feltham

Meditation is silence. If you realize that you really know nothing, then you will be truly meditating. Such truthfulness is the right soil for silence. Silence is meditation. ~Yogaswami

Meditation stills the wandering mind and establishes us forever in a state of peace. ~Muktananda

True meditation gives us, as it were, wings for flight to a higher realm and thus detaches us from terrestrial fetters. ~Paramananda

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

Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. ~Sylvia Boorstein

Meditation is a silent heart, a peaceful mind which can make life more lovable, more livable…. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

If you can’t meditate in a boiler room, you can’t meditate. ~Alan Watts

Contemplation places us in a purity and radiance which is far above our understanding. ~John of Ruysbroeck

Seek in reading and thou shalt find in meditation; knock in prayer and it shall be opened in contemplation. ~John of the Cross

To be alone and to be drunk with your own aloneness is what meditation is all about. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

One hour of contemplation surpasses sixty years of worship. ~Muhammad

Meditation is the most significant because it opens the door for all other significant things: love, prayer, God, light, music, poetry. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Meditation, perhaps, is the only alchemy that can transform a beggar into an emperor. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

My whole effort here is to keep you as non-serious as possible, for the simple reason that meditation, all kinds of meditation, can make you too serious and that seriousness will create a spiritual disease and nothing else. Unless a meditation brings you more laughter, more joy, more playfulness, avoid it. It is not for you. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

You cannot see clearly, because you are so full of expectations, hopes, desires. Your eyes are covered with many layers of dust: you need a deep cleansing of your eyes. That’s what meditation is. Let the thoughts disappear, the hopes disappear, the desires disappear. Then you have a clarity, then your eyes are perfect mirrors. Only then, in that silent state of your vision, will you know the secrets of the beyond. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The practice of reflective meditation, which consists of holding certain ideas in the mind long enough to enable them to form emotional connections, tends to break up the crust of habit and to create a new will. ~Walter M. Horton

Mind is a door that leads you outside in the world; meditation is the door that leads you to your interiority—to the very innermost shrine of your being. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Meditation makes you innocent, it makes you childlike. In that state, miracles are possible. That state is pure magic. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

When the mind is really absent, in that silence, in that unlimited space, your potential starts glowing, radiating, flowering. Suddenly you are full of cherry blossoms, a new presence, a new fragrance. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Meditation is not a matter of trying to achieve ecstasy, spiritual bliss or tranquility, nor is it attempting to be a better person. It is simply the creation of a space in which we are able to expose and undo our neurotic games, our self-deceptions, our hidden fears and hopes. ~Chögyam Trungpa

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