Meditation Quotes

Curb your senses and your mind and see the Lord within your heart.

- Adi Shankara

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Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

- Gautama Buddha

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Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.

- Saint Francis de Sales

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Someone was sitting in front of a sunflower, watching the sunflower, a cup of sun, and so I tried it too. It was wonderful; I felt the whole universe in the sunflower. That was my experience. Sunflower meditation. A wonderful confidence appeared. You can see the whole universe in a flower.

- Shunryu Suzuki

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Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.

- Pythagoras

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Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.

- Isaac Newton

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In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.

- John of the Cross

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To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self. By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss.

- Adi Shankara

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Even after the Truth has been realised, there remains that strong, obstinate impression that one is still an ego - the agent and experiencer. This has to be carefully removed by living in a state of constant identification with the supreme non-dual Self. Full Awakening is the eventual ceasing of all the mental impressions of being an ego.

- Adi Shankara

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Help me, Lord, to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church... nor exercised only in prayer and meditation, but that every where I am in Thy Presence

- Susanna Wesley

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One need not scale the heights of the heavens, nor travel along the highways of the world to find Ahura Mazda. With purity of mind and holiness of heart one can find Him in one's own heart.

- Zoroaster

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Only a life of prayer and meditation will render a vessel ready for the Master's use.

- George Muller

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Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.

- Ajahn Brahm

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Wisdom leads to unity, but ignorance to separation. So long as God seems to be outside and far away, there is ignorance. But when God is realised within, that is true knowledge.

- Ramakrishna

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Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound.

- Kabir

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Honor your self. Worship your self. Meditate on your self. God dwells within you as you.

- Swami Muktananda

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Meditation is the sharp tool to dig out the great treasure hidden within everybody's inner personality.

- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Through prayer we speak to God. In meditation, God speaks to us.

- Edgar Cayce

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It is not the world that needs peace, it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace.

- Prem Rawat

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The appearances of the world are not the problem, it's clinging to them that causes suffering

- Tilopa

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By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

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Solve all your problems through meditation.

- Lahiri Mahasaya

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Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my colour.

- Marcus Aurelius

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Meditation and water are wedded for ever.

- Herman Melville

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Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it. We don't remember that we are creatures made in the image of God. We don't understand the great secrets hidden inside of us.

- Teresa of Avila

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The supreme bliss that pulsates in the wake of meditation is your pure essence.

- Swami Muktananda

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Once your mind becomes absolutely still, your intelligence transcends human limitations.

- Jaggi Vasudev

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Mind is madness. Only when you go beyond the mind, there will be meditation.

- Jaggi Vasudev

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If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.

- Gautama Buddha

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Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule.

- Milarepa

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After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the Devil may try to make you have second thoughts. Intensify your prayer time, meditation, and good deeds. For if Satan's temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he'll have an incentive to leave you alone.

- Ignatius of Loyola

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Whenever and wherever you put yourself in touch with GOD, that is the state of meditation.

- Sathya Sai Baba

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In a garden you can find, quiet thoughts that calm the mind.

- Patience Strong

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Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.

- K. Pattabhi Jois

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Meditation in the midst of activity is a thousand times superior to meditation in stillness.

- Hakuin Ekaku

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Rome is not outside me, but inside me.. Her feverish sweetness, her tragic countryside, her own beauty and harmony, all these are mine, for my thought and my work.

- Amedeo Modigliani

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Incredible things can be done simply if we are committed to making them happen.

- Jaggi Vasudev

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However you try to define meditation, it’s not that.

- Swami Brahmananda

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Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.

- Deepak Chopra

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Whenever you step out of the noise of thinking, that is meditation, and a different state of consciousness arises.

- Eckhart Tolle

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Turn your vision inward and then the whole world will be full of the Supreme Spirit.

- Ramana Maharshi

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Every creature is a divine word because it proclaims God

- Bonaventure

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Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas. Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana (deeper meditation) with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times.

- Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

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Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others.

- Marian Wright Edelman

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Meditation is not a way to enlightenment, Nor is it a method of achieving anything at all. It is peace itself. It is the actualization of wisdom, The ultimate truth of the oneness of all things.

- Dogen

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If you know how to keep yourself pleasant within, irrespective of what is happening around you, Ultimate Liberation cannot be denied to you.

- Jaggi Vasudev

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For those who have an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sits near them, waiting.

- Patanjali

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The healthy Christian is not necessarily the extrovert, ebullient Christian, but the Christian who has a sense of God's presence stamped deep on his soul, who trembles at God's word, who lets it dwell in him richly by constant meditation upon it, and who tests and reforms his life daily in response to it.

- J. I. Packer

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If you don't have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain't getting them.

- Christopher McDougall

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