Meditation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old meditation quotes, meditation sayings, and meditation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patterns for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options.     

Sharon Salzberg

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass.     

Owen Feltham

Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.     

Amit Ray

You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.     

Zen Proverb

Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.     

Jiddhu Krishnamurti

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

Stephen Levine

Generally we waste our lives, distracted from our true selves, in endless activity. Meditation is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience and taste our full being.     

Sogyal Rinpoche

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

Sogyal Rinpoche

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.     

Alan Watts

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.     

Swami Sivananda

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

Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.     

William Cowper

A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.     

Johannes Tauler

One hour's meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer.     

Muhammad

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.     

Jeremy Taylor

When you meditate, the silence of the senses illumines the presence of God within.     

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass.     

Owen Feltham

Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.     

Eknath Easwaran

When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.     

Bhagavad Gita

Meditation gives us peace of mind without a tranquilizer. And unlike a tranquilizer, the peace of mind that we get from meditation does not fade away. It lasts for good in some corner of the inmost recesses of our aspiring heart.     

Sri Chinmoy

Meditation is a death - death of all that you are now. Of course there will be a resurrection, but that will be a totally new, fresh original being which you are not even aware is hidden in you.     

Osho

In meditation, once you are gone in, you are gone in. Then, even when you resurrect you are a totally different person. The old personality is nowhere to be found. You have to start your life again from abc. You have to learn everything with fresh eyes, with a totally new heart. That's why meditation creates fear.     

Osho

Meditation is enough. Everything else follows on its own.     

Osho

Meditation is to the mind what exercise is to the body, it warms and invigorates.     

John Thornton

Meditation is the womb of our actions; action the midwife of our meditations.     

Arthur Warwick

Meditation is not the menu; it's the meal.     

Victor Davich

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

Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.     

Amit Ray

Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it's about befriending who we are.     

Ani Pema Chodron