Meditation quotes remind us how important it is to quiet our minds, shut off the outside “chatter,” and just be present in the moment. In times of stress, worry, or indecision, meditation is especially valuable. The first one is my personal favorite!
“Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master, not its slave.” – Remez Sasson
“Meditation is one of the ways in which the spiritual man keeps himself awake.” – Thomas Merton
“One hours meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer.” – Muhammad
Tip: If you want to increase your intuition or develop psychic abilities, quieting your mind daily will help.
Spiritual and Inspiring
The following meditation quotes come to us thanks to spiritual teachers and philosophers. They are packed with wisdom. Take your time, read and absorb every one. They are all wonderful!
“Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss.” – Swami Sjvananda
“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” – Voltaire
“Come into the silence of solitude, and the vibration there will talk to you through the voice of God.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius
“I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness.” – Marianne Williamson
“If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner and the outer world.” – Sri Chinmov
“Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.” – Jeremy Taylor
“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 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
Meditation Quotes from Buddha
Buddha is a Sanskrit word meaning “awakened one.” The Buddha became enlightened while meditating under a ficus tree. And the rest, as they say, is history… Buddhism was born.
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
“Do not let pleasure distract you from meditation, from the way. Free yourself from pleasure and pain.”
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” – Buddha
His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
Like most others, I associate the Dalai Lama with peace. The current (14th) Dalia Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. These words of wisdom come from His Holiness. How beautiful is this first one?
“If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” – Dalai Lama
“Sleep is the best meditation.”
“If a persons basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience.” – Dalai Lama
From Famous People
Just for fun, our final look at meditation quotes are from celebrities. You may be surprised at how many famous people strive to quiet the mind! Let’s take a look:
“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had.” – Hugh Jackman
“At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I’ve made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.” – Ringo Starr
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private; and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” – C.S. Lewis