Meditation Quotes

"Use every distraction as an obj...

"Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions.โ€ --Mingyur Rinpoche
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Meditation is not a corporate, productivity or...

Meditation is not a corporate, productivity or relaxation tool, but a rocky path toward self-actualization. Same could be said about psychedelics.
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I've tried Buddhism, Scientology, Numerology, Transcend...

I've tried Buddhism, Scientology, Numerology, Transcendental Meditation, Qabbala, t'ai chi, feng shui and Deepak Chopra but I find straight gin works best. ...Phyllis Diller
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"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way o...

"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
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"When meditation is mastered, the mi...

"When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place." - Bhagavad Gita
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โ€œIn no great while you will be no one and nowhere, and nothing that you now behold will ...

โ€œIn no great while you will be no one and nowhere, and nothing that you now behold will be in existence, nor will anyone now alive. For it is in the nature of all things to change and alter and perish, so that others may arise in their turn.โ€ โ€•Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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โ€œI have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more ...

โ€œI have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.โ€ โ€”Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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โ€œWhatever happens to you has been waiting to happen since the beginning of time. ...

โ€œWhatever happens to you has been waiting to happen since the beginning of time. The twining strands of fate wove both of them together: your own existence and the things that happen to youโ€ โ€• Marcus Aurelius "Meditations" translated by Gregory Hays
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"Evil: the same old thing. No matter what happens, keep this in mind: Itโ€™s the same old ...

"Evil: the same old thing. No matter what happens, keep this in mind: Itโ€™s the same old thing, from one end of the world to the other. It fills the history books, ancient and modern, and the cities, and the houses too. Nothing new at all." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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โ€œMisfortune nobly bor...

โ€œMisfortune nobly born is good fortune.โ€ โ€•Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"Every prophet has to come from civilization, but every prophet has to go into the wilderness. ...

"Every prophet has to come from civilization, but every prophet has to go into the wilderness. He must have a strong impression of a complex society and all that it has to give, and then he must serve periods of isolation and meditation. This is the process by which psychic dynamite is made."
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"Look within. Within is the fountain of good, ...

"Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will forever bubble up if you will forever dig." Marcus Auerlius: Meditations - Book 7, 59.
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"Thinking about not thinking...

"Thinking about not thinking won't help; It only builds tension " from headspace meditation
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โ€œSometimes elevation re...

โ€œSometimes elevation requires separation, and meditation requires mediation.โ€
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Meditation is offering your...

Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment. Thich Nhat Hanh
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"You should sit in meditation for twenty m...

"You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day โ€” unless youโ€™re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.โ€ - Zen proverb
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โ€œReading makes a full man, med...

โ€œReading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.โ€ โ€• Benjamin Franklin
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"The foolishness of people who are surprised ...

"The foolishness of people who are surprised by anything that happens. Like travelers amazed at foreign customs." -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"We seek retreats for ourselves, houses in the country, seashores, mountains. But ... we have in ...

"We seek retreats for ourselves, houses in the country, seashores, mountains. But ... we have in our power to retire into ourselves. For there is no retreat that is quieter and freer from trouble than our soul ... perfect tranquility, the right ordering of mind." -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 4.3
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"Just as nature takes every obstacle, every impediment, and works around it โ€” turns i...

"Just as nature takes every obstacle, every impediment, and works around it โ€” turns it to its purposes, incorporates it into itself โ€” so, too, a rational being can turn each setback into raw material and use it to achieve its goal." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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Everything can be used...

Everything can be used as an invitation to meditation. - Sogyal Rinpoche
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The very purpose of meditation ...

The very purpose of meditation is to discipline the mind and reduce afflictive emotions. - Dalai Lama
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Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ign...

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. - Buddha
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โ€œYou have power over your mind โ€” not out...

โ€œYou have power over your mind โ€” not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.โ€ โ€• Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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Meditation is the way in which we come to feel o...

Meditation is the way in which we come to feel our basic inseparability from the whole universe, and what that requires is that we shut up. - Alan Watts
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โ€œIt is not death that a man should fear, ...

โ€œIt is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.โ€ - Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.
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Meditation is not a matter of trying to achieve ecstasy, spiritual bliss, or tranquillity, nor is...

Meditation is not a matter of trying to achieve ecstasy, spiritual bliss, or tranquillity, nor is it attempting to become a better person. It is simply the creation of a space in which we are able to expose and undo our neurotic games, our self-deceptions, our hidden fears and hopes. - Pema Chodron
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Meditation practice is a way of making friends with ourselves. Whether we a...

Meditation practice is a way of making friends with ourselves. Whether we are worthy or unworthy, thatโ€™s not the point. Itโ€™s developing a friendly attitude to ourselves, accepting the hidden neurosis coming through. - Chogyam Trungpa
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โ€œService is the highest spiritual discipline. Prayer and meditation, or knowled...

โ€œService is the highest spiritual discipline. Prayer and meditation, or knowledge of scripture...cannot help you reach the goal as quickly as service can. Service has a double effect, it extinguishes the ego and gives bliss.โ€ - Sathya Sai Baba
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โ€œThe happiness of your life depe...

โ€œThe happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.โ€ โ€• Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"Meditation is a form of prayer. It is a silent pra...

"Meditation is a form of prayer. It is a silent prayer. It is a reaching out into the unknown, and simultaneously a reaching inside to the unknown." โ€” Adyashanti
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"The best way of avenging yourse...

"The best way of avenging yourself is not to become like the wrongdoer." -Marcus Aurelius in Meditations
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"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation...

"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer." - The Bible (KJV).
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โ€œYou should sit in meditation for 20 m...

โ€œYou should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you're too busy, then you should sit for an hour.โ€ -Zen adage
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"Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact wi...

"Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can't stand the suffering anymore." - Eckhart Tolle
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Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. D...

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. -Jean Arp, 16 Sep 1887-1948)
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'Reject your sense of injury a...

'Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself will disappear.' Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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โ€œWaste no more time arguing abo...

โ€œWaste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.โ€ โ€• Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"Prayer/meditation is intrinsic to l...

"Prayer/meditation is intrinsic to life. The inevitable, ongoing process of organising thoughts and emotions." - Me
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If meditation represents the tried and true course fo...

If meditation represents the tried and true course for investigation of the nature of mind, then Psilocybin surely represents the crash course. - Dr. Roland Griffiths
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โ€œToday I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded ...

โ€œToday I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions โ€” not outside.โ€ โ€” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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โ€œYou have power over your mind - not out...

โ€œYou have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.โ€ โ€• Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"In zazen (meditation), leave your front door...

"In zazen (meditation), leave your front door and your back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don't serve them tea." - Shunryro Suzuki
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โ€œIt is not death that a man should f...

โ€œIt is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.โ€ โ€• Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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I am compiling quotes from Bob Ross as I watch...

I am compiling quotes from Bob Ross as I watch all 31 seasons of The Joy of Painting - hopefully you find them enjoyable! (x-post /r/meditation)
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"How can we learn to know ...

"How can we learn to know yourself? Through meditation, never, but by action." Ghandi
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โ€Ž"If every 8 year old in the world is taug...

โ€Ž"If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation." Dalai Lama
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"Meditation helps all parts of oneself be...

"Meditation helps all parts of oneself be more real and connected to life and that which gives life deeper meaning." - Tony Samara
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