50 Awesome Quotes On Meditation November 19, 2015

Meditation is a wonderful journey. It is a journey that helps us to get to know our inner-selves, reach the state of emotional freedom and stir up our unconditioned personalities. We can make the practice of meditation even more fruitful by keeping ourselves motivated through the best of the meditation quotes. Hence, we have compiled the top 50 quotes on meditation in this article. If you have already set off and tasted the bliss of meditation, these quotes will encourage you to make the most of your effort and get even better results in upcoming days. But if you are yet to start your journey, get inspired by these meditation quotes and start enjoying the fruit of meditation.

50 Awesome Meditation Quotes:

1. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads your forward and what holds your back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – Buddha

2. “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, and merging finitude in infinity.” – Voltaire

3. “I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfilment.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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4. “Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.” – Hugh Jackman

5. “Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end”, Swami Sivananda

6. “Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

7. “Meditation is not spacing-out or running away. In fact, it is being totally honest with ourselves”. – Kathleen McDonald

8. “The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.” – James Allen

9. “Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses”. – Daniel Goleman

10. “Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit”. – Jeremy Taylor

11. “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

12. “Whatever forms of meditation you practice, the most important point is to apply mindfulness continuously, and make a sustained effort. It is unrealistic to expect results from meditation within a short period of time. What is required is continuous sustained effort”. – Dalai Lama

13. “Words are but the shell; meditation is the kernel”. – Bahya ibn Paquda

14. “Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate.” – Swami Sivananda

15. “Meditation is a process of getting rid of the whole past, of getting rid of all diseases, of getting rid of all the pus that has gathered in you. It is painful, but it is cleansing, and there is no other way to cleanse you”. – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

16. “During meditation your metabolism and your breath rate go down to a level of rest, twice that of deep sleep”. – Mike Love

17. “Why do we meditate? We meditate precisely because this world of ours has disappointed us and because failure looms large in our day-to-day life. We want fulfillment. We want joy, peace, bliss and perfection within and without. Meditation is the answer, the only answer”. – Sri Chinmoy

18. “Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action”. – Francis Quarles

19. “I mean the whole thing about meditation and yoga is about connecting to the higher part of yourself, and then seeing that every living thing is connected in some way”. Gillian Anderson

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

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21. “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 centre of our being”. – Rudolf Steiner

22. “Meditation is the means through which the Soul dictates and guides the mind for all good.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

23. “Meditation is listening to the Divine within.”- Edgar Cayce

24. “If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.” – Osho

25. “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.” – Deepak Chopra

26. “Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

27. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius

28. “As meditation deepens, compulsions, cravings and fits of emotion begin to lose their power to dictate our behavior. We see clearly that choices are possible; we can say yes or we can say no. It is profoundly liberating.” – Eknath Easwaran

29. “Meditation applies the brakes to the mind.” – Ramana Maharshi

30. “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.” – Osho

31. “After a few years of meditation practice we can even learn how to occasionally ignore ourselves. And what relief that can be!” – Wes Nisker

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32. “Meditation is not growth of the ego, it is death of the ego.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

33. “When you manage to rise above your mind through deep meditation, you realize practically what all the seekers have always sought.” – Remez Sasson

34. “The spirit of meditation is the combating of self-willed thinking – it is a combat against the weight of one’s feelings.” – Hakuin Ekaku

35. “Millions of people miss meditation because meditation has taken on a wrong connotation. It looks very serious, looks gloomy, has something of the church in it, looks as if it is only for people who are dead, or almost dead, who are gloomy, serious, have long faces, who have lost festivity, fun, playfulness, celebration…. A really meditative person is playful: life is fun for him…. He enjoys it tremendously. He is not serious. He is relaxed.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

36. “There are different things one can do to establish and hasten the peace process. Meditation is one way.” – Mike Love

37. “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

38. “Meditation increases your vitality and strengthens your intelligence; your beauty is enhanced; your mental clarity and health improve. You acquire the patience and fortitude to face any problem in life. So, meditate! Only through meditation will you find the treasure you are seeking.” – Mata Amritanandamayi

39. “Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.” – Owen Felltham

40. “Meditation is the most effective form of relaxation. It not only relaxes the body and mind but also feeds them with vital energy, peace and happiness.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

41. “The practice of reflective mediation, 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

42. “One hour’s meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer.” – Muhammad

43. “Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.” – Alan Watts

44. “The purpose of meditation practice is not enlightenment; it is to pay attention even at extraordinary times, to be of the present, nothing-but-in-the-present, to bear this mindfulness of now into each event of ordinary life.” – Peter Matthiessen

45. “Meditation is a glorious link to connect and harmonize the two ends of life – material and spiritual.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

46. “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

47. “Meditation has been defined as the cessation of active eternal thought.” – H. Hahn Blavatsky

48. “Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind.” – Remez Sasson

49. “The beauty of meditation is that you never know where you are, where you are going, what the end is.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

50. “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

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So, reading along these best quotes on meditation, how did you feel? Have you atleast little inspired by them and motivated? Would you want to feel that meditation? Feel free to share your thoughts with us.

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