Meditation Quotes

Inspiring meditation quotes by famous people to ponder on....

"The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life." ~~Sogyal RinpocheMeditation.

"The process of breathing if fully understood and experienced in its profound significance, could teach us more than all the philosophies of the world." ~~Lama GovindaCreative Meditation.

"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 offers an alternative to the purely materialistic values of modern life, it is a means of harmonizing or resolving the apparent conflict between the spiritual and the material aspects of living."
~~The Tibetan, The Science of Meditation.

"Meditation is the process of getting to know your mind." 
~~Sogyal Rinpoche

"Walking on water is certainly miraculous, but walking peacefully on earth is an even greater miracle." ~~John GrayPractical Miracles.

"Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves." ~~Thich Nhat HanhThe Miracle of Mindfulness.

"Meditation means many things: it means turning inwards; it means quiet observation, reflection and awareness of ourselves; it means to be conscious of consciousness, to become a detached observer of the stream of changing thoughts, feelings, drives and visions, until we recognize their nature and their origins." ~~Lama GovindaCreative Meditation.

"Meditation then is bringing the mind home." 
~~ Sogyal RinpocheMeditation.

"Self examination is the key to insight, which is the key to wisdom." 
~~M. Scott-PeckMeditations from the road.

"Without a seed there will be no plant." 
~~Geshe RabtenThe Treasury of Dharma.

"The objective is to be in awareness, you must simply be aware of what you do when you are doing it, not afterwards." 
~~Shaykh Fadhalla HeariThe Sufi Way to Self Unfoldment.

"The man of perfection is one who can move through all these seven chakras easily." ~~OshoThe Heart Sutra

"The more the heart is an avid void, the more abundantly light will shine into it." ~~Thich Nhat HanhThe Sun My Heart.

"The power of forming clear cut mental images is essential to progress in meditation." ~~Christmas HumphreysConcentration and Meditation.

"The mandala is like a map of the world, which we want to explore and realize in the great venture which is meditation." 
~~ Lama GovindaCreative Meditation.

"Mandala are birth places, vessels of birth in the most literal sense." ~~ Carl G. JungThe Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche.

"Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness becomes sacred. In this light, no boundaries exist between the sacred and the profane." ~~ Thich Nhat HanhThe Sun My Heart.

"The purpose of meditation is to awaken in us the sky-like nature of mind, and to introduce us to that which we really are, our unchanging pure awareness, which underlies the whole of life and death." 
~~ Sogyal RinpocheMeditation.

"Wisdom is a living stream, not an icon to be preserved in a museum. Only when a practitioner finds the spring of wisdom in his or her own life can it flow to the future generation." 
~~ Thich Nhat HanhThe Sun My Heart.

"Although at first our concentration may be very brief, if we persevere in the practice it will progressively lengthen."
~~Geshe RabtenTresury of Dharma

"Sit, then as if you were a mountain with all the unshakable, steadfast majesty of a mountain." ~~Sogyal RinpocheMeditation.

"If we do not control our mind, we will achieve nothing."
~~Geshe RabtenTreasury of Dharma.

"The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings by changing the inner attitude of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives." ~~ William James

"If the mind is tranquil and occupied with positive thoughts, the body will not easily fall prey to disease." ~~ The Dalai Lama

"Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life."
~~ Thich Nhat HanhThe Heart of Understanding

"Sit, then, as if you were a mountain, with all the unshakable, steadfast majesty of a mountain. A mountain is completely natural and at ease with itself, however strong the winds that try to batter it, however thick the dark clouds that swirl around its peak. Sitting like a mountain, let your mind rise and fly and soar." 
~~ Sogyal RinpocheThe Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

"Do not mistaken the running commentary in your mind (‘Now I’m breathing in, now I’m breathing out’) for mindfulness; what is important is pure presence." 
~~ Sogyal RinpocheThe Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

"Just because you find something difficult to do, don’t think that it’s humanly impossible. If something is humanly possible and appropriate, believe that it can be attained by you." 
~~ Marcus AureliusEmperor of Rome.

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