I have chosen 35 Meditation quotes to learn how famous people (from the past and from the present) define meditation, and how meditation helps or have helped them to improve the quality of their life.
I would like to emphasize one more time that meditation has nothing to do with religion, you don’t need to be a Buddhist, Hindu or I don’t know. You can practice your religion if you follow one and meditate too.
“Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.” – Diana Robinson
Meditation is free, it’s powerful, can be practiced by anyone, everywhere, is extremely beneficial and can help us to feel happier.
35 Meditation Quotes to inspire you to start meditating
# 1 “If every 8-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” – Dalai Lama
# 2 “Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
# 3 “When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.” – Ramana Maharshi
# 4 “Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.” – Owen Feltham
# 5 “The mantra that you’re given in Transcendental Meditation you keep to yourself. The reason being, true happiness is not out there, true happiness lies within.” – David Lynch
# 6 “Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.” – Deepak Chopra
#7 “Meditation is painful in the beginning, but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.” – Swami Sivananda
# 8 “Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate.” – Swami Sivananda
# 9 “I always try meditation. Meditation means always keeping one mind, not-moving mind.” – Seung Sahn
# 11 “The real meditation practice is how we live our lives from moment to moment to moment.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
# 12 “Now I meditate twice a day for half an hour. In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.” – Hugh Jackman
# 13 “Yoga is a great thing and meditation is also great to get connected to yourself more.” – Ziggy Marley
# 14 “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” – Voltaire
# 15 “Total relaxation is the secret to enjoying sitting meditation. I sit with my spine upright, but not rigid, and I relax all the muscles in my body.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
# 16 “When you look at the sun during your walking meditation, the mindfulness of the body helps you to see that the sun is in you; without the sun there is no life at all and suddenly you get in touch with the sun in a different way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
# 17 “If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down.” – Ajahn Amaro
#18 “Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divine within you.” – Amit Ray
#19 “Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama
#21 “Meditation applies the brakes to the mind.” – Ramana Maharshi
#22 “If I had not been meditating already, I would certainly have had to start. I’ve treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I’ve found that to be a tremendous help.” – Judy Collins
#23 “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius
#24 “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
#25 “Meditation… dissolves the mind. It erases itself. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass.” – Tom Robbins
#26 “Meditation is listening to the Divine within.” – Edgar Cayce
#27 “Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.” – Jeremy Taylor
#28 “Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.” – Diana Robinson
#29 “Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.” – Benjamin Franklin
#31 “Some people think that meditation takes time away from physical accomplishment. Taken to extremes, of course, that’s true. Most people, however, find that meditation creates more time than it takes.” – Peter McWilliams
#32 “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. – Bruce Lee
#33 “If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place”. ― Lao Tzu
#34 Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing! However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.”
I would like to end this list of Meditation Quotes with a funny one.
#35 Meditation: because some questions can’t be answered by Google. 🙂
Do you have your favorite Meditation quote?
Feel free to add it below in the comments.
You might also like reading:
- Zen12, a simple audio meditation program that meditates for you
- Walking Meditation
- Why is meditation so important and why it can help us to feel happier?