Meditation Quotes and Sayings

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

Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.
– Owen Feltham

Meditation is not something that should be done in a particular position at a particular time. It is an awareness and an attitude that must persist throughout the day.
– Annamalai Swami

At the beginning of every winter people are careful to install storm windows. These extra panes of glass protect their houses against the bitter winds. We do something very similar to protect our minds through the practice of meditation.
– Eknath Easwaran

Meditation is a valuable exercise, but eventually you have to open up your eyes and look around.
– Dan Millman

In meditation, you are calm and receptive. You are like an open door providing a kind of cross ventilation so that the air of divinity can move through you.
– Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu

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


Meditation is the golden key to all the mysteries of life.
– Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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

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

Meditation has to become your heartbeat; even when you are asleep the meditation continues like an undercurrent
– Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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

Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
– St Francis De Sales

The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.
– Sogyal Rinpoche

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


Meditation is to the mind what exercise is to the body – it warms and invigorates.
– John Thornton

The mind in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.
John Milton

The spirit of meditation is the combating against the weight of one’s feelings.
– Hakuin Ekaku

Be the master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind.
– Japanese Proverb

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

Meditation is the signpost directing the steps to the main highway of realization.
– Guy Bogart

One conscious breathe in and out is a meditation.
– Eckhart Tolle

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

The thing about meditation is that you become more and more YOU.
– David Lynch

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.


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.

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded.

The you that goes in one side of the meditation experience is not the same you that comes out the other side.
– Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

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

Through meditation, the Higher Self is experienced.
– Bhagavad Gita

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