15 Quotes About Meditation

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We all know that meditation is good for the health – physical and mental. This sweeping statement is backed by both anecdotal and scientific evidence.

Sometimes, though, we just need some simple words of wisdom to help encourage meditation. Here are some of the best meditation quotes that will not only urge you to meditate but also help you understand the concept more clearly. More so, these quotes will make you think and perhaps see meditation in a more practical way instead of an esoteric practice.

Best meditation quotes

1. As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality. – Adi Shankara

2. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray

3. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. – Thich Nhat Hanh

4. Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are. – Ani Pema Chodron

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

6. Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. – Buddha

7. The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. – Caroline Myss

8. The things that trouble our spirits are within us already. In meditation, we must face them, accept them, and set them aside one by one. – Cristopher L Bennett

9. Mental problems feed on the attention that you give them. The more you worry about them, the stronger they become. If you ignore them, they lose their power and finally vanish. – Annamalai Swami

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

11. We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. – C.S. Lewis

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

13. The whole of meditation practice can be essentialized into these 3 crucial points: Bring your mind home. Release. And relax! – Sogyal Rinpoche

14. All of man’s difficulties are caused by his inability to sit, quietly, in a room by himself. – Blaise Pascal

15. Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. – George MacDonald

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