Meditation Quotes By Buddha, Confucius, Voltaire And Others

This is my personal collection of meditation quotes open my mind and make me understand better about the benefits of meditation.

For some times now, I have been reading about the silent world of peace and tranquility. From guided meditation, yoga meditation to mindfulness meditation.

meditation quotesI hope these quotes about meditation will inspire you to take up meditation.

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” – Pema Chodron

“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.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

“Every man must take time daily for quiet and meditation. In daily meditation lies the secret of power.” – H. Emilie Cady

“The more I read, the more I meditate; and the more I acquire, the more I am enabled to affirm that I know nothing.” – Voltaire

“Meditation is a flower and compassion is its fragrance.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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

“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius (not verified)

“Silence is a fence around wisdom.” – German Proverb

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

“Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.” – Rene Descartes

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

“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.” – Yogaswami

“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

“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

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

“It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“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

“Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.” – Diana Robinson

“If a person’s basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience.” – The Dalai Lama

“Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Meditation is acceptance. It is the acceptance of life within us, without us and all around us. Acceptance of life is the beginning of human satisfaction. Transformation of life is the culmination of divine satisfaction.” – Sri Chinmoy

“Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action. – Frances Quarles

Meditation is listening to the Divine within.” – Edgar Cayce

“If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.” – Alan Cohen

“Life is available only in the present moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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