Quotes On Meditation

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind.  Meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. Meditation is a subtle practice, and an effective teacher works as a coach in any field, helping you find your way and correct your mistakes. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find an experienced teacher in your area.

Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves.

– Pema Chodron

To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”

– Swami Muktananda

Meditation will not carry you to another world, but it will reveal the most profound and awesome dimensions of the world in which you already live. Calmly contemplating these dimensions and bringing them into the service of compassion and kindness is the right way to make rapid gains in meditation as well as in life.

– Zen Master Hsing Yun

Give the child a taste of meditation by creating a climate and atmosphere of love, acceptance and silence.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

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

– Ajahn Brahm

Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is a poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music.

– Osho

“With every breath, the old moment is lost; a new moment arrives. We exhale and we let go of the old moment. It is lost to us. In doing so, we let go of the person we used to be. We inhale and breathe in the moment that is becoming. In doing so, we welcome the person we are becoming. We repeat the process. This is meditation. This is renewal. This is life.”

– Lama Surya Das

“The act of meditation is being spacious.”

– Sogyal Rinpoche

“We must experience the Truth in a direct, practical and real way. This is only possible in the stillness and silence of the mind; and this is achieved by means of meditation.”

Samael Aun Weor

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

– Bruce Lee

“In the same way that rain breaks into a house with a bad roof, desire breaks into the mind that has not been practicing meditation.”

– Anonymous

“Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.”

– Baba Ram Dass

“To know yourself is to be confident. To be confident is to fearlessly express your potential.”

-Andy Puddicombe

“If the mind falls asleep, awaken it. Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet. If you reach the state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state.”

– Ramana Maharshi

“Meditation is the secret of all growth in spiritual life and knowledge.”

James Allen

“Only in my deep meditation do I come to know who I truly am.”

Sri Chinmoy

“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”


“The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of peace.”

– J. Donald Walters

“Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.”

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Don’t hate the arising of thoughts or stop the thoughts that do arise. Simply realize that our original mind, right from the start, is beyond thought, so that no matter what, you never get involved with thoughts. Illuminate original mind, and no other understanding is necessary.”

– Zen Master Bankei Yotaku

“I have lived with several Zen masters – all of them cats.”

– Eckhart Tolle

When you truly know yourself, you don’t try to impress people anymore. One way to know yourself is to meditate

Maxime Lagacé

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

James Allen

Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong.

 –Lao Tzu

When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.

-Bhagavad Gita

When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.


When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.


Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.

Marcus Aurelius

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.

Bryant McGill

Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The best meditation is effortless. The best meditation is a gentle awareness.

Maxime Lagacé

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


Learn to slow down. Get lost intentionally. Observe how you judge both yourself and those around you.

-Tim Ferriss

Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection.

Amit Ray

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.

“The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you.

-David Lynch

If we can make just 1% of the population meditative, this world will be a different place.


Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

To a mind that is still. The whole universe surrenders.”


The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.


Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.”

-Sr. Francis de Sales

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 tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.


“I meditate so that I can inundate my entire being with the omnipotent power of peace.” Sri Chinmoy

The quieter you become the more you can hear.


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

-Deepak Chopra

Meditation is the secret of all growth in spiritual life and knowledge.

James Allen

Meditate. Let the light of the heart engulf you.


Only in my deep meditation do I come to know who I truly am.

-Sri Chinmoy

Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.

-Baba Ram Dass

The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the spirit lies its greatest joy.

Paramhamsa Yogananda

The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.

– Sakyong Mipham

Meditation is like giving a hug to ourselves, getting in touch with that awesome reality in us. while meditating we feel a deep sense of intimacy with God, a love that is inexplicable.

-Paramhamsa Yogananda

In the same way that rain breaks into a house with a bad roof, desire breaks into the mind that has not been practicing meditation.


Meditation means the recognition or the discovery of one’s own true self.


I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

― T.S. Eliot

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

― Tony DeLiso

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters

Amit Ray

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

 thich nhat hanh
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