Meditation Quotes

We have compiled all out favorite meditation quotes on this page to share our love for meditation with you. It is a wide selection of quotes on meditation from legendary to today’s spiritual masters.

We also included quotes about meditation from contemporary well―know persons that you may like and identify with or at least know about.


Meditation quotes

“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”

― Deepack Chopra

“Meditation doesn’t need to be a spiritual thing. It just needs to be a healthy lifestyle choice like exercise and healthy food”

― Jonathan Robert Banks

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

― Jeremy Taylor

“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”

― T.S. Eliot

“Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.”
― Swami Sivananda

“The Way to do is to be.”
― Lao Tzu

“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

“Keep your heart clear
And transparent,
And you will
Never be bound.
A single disturbed thought
Creates ten thousand distractions.”
― Ryokan

“Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.”
― Daniel Goleman

“Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine ecstasy is the totality of this marvelous creation experienced in the hearts of humanity”
― Tony Samara

“Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.”
― Richard Gere

“I’m also good at meditation. It involves doing nothing and everything at the same time.”
― Mike Oldfield

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“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

“The soil in which the meditative mind can begin is the soil of everyday life, the strife, the pain, and the fleeting joy. It must begin there, and bring order, and from there move endlessly. But if you are concerned only with making order, then that very order will bring about its own limitation, and the mind will be its prisoner. In all this movement you must somehow begin from the other end, from the other shore, and not always be concerned with this shore or how to cross the river. You must take a plunge into the water, not knowing how to swim. And the beauty of meditation is that you never know where you are, where you are going, what the end is.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“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

“You exist in time, but you belong to eternity ― You are a penetration of eternity into the world of time ―You are
deathless, living in a body of death ― Your consciousness knows no death, no birth ― It is only your body that is born and dies ― But you are not aware of your consciousness ―You are not conscious of your consciousness ―And that is the whole art of meditation;Becoming conscious of consciousness itself.”
― Osho

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”
― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

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

“Respond; don’t react.
Listen; don’t talk.
Think; don’t assume.”
― Raji Lukkoor

“Sitting still is a pain in the ass.”
― Noah Levine

“That deep silence has a melody of its own, a sweetness unknown amid the harsh discords of the world’s sounds.”
― Paul Brunton

“When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.”
― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Meditation, then, is bringing the mind home.”
― Sogyal Rinpoche

“Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?”

― David Bader

“Even when in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary.”
― Stephen Richards

“In our modern world, it is essential that more people are meditating in some way as an antidote to the craziness . It doesn’t matter if you use traditional methods or modern technology as long as you are getting the benefits.”
― Jonathan Robert Banks

“Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. ‘I am that I am’ sums up the whole truth. The method is summed up in the words ‘Be still’. What does stillness mean? It means destroy yourself. Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble. Give up the notion that ‘I am so and so’. All that is required to realize the Self is to be still. What can be easier than that?”
― Ramana Maharshi

“Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. It teaches the heart to be more accommodating, not by beating it into submission, but by making it clear that accommodation is a gratifying choice.”
― Sylvia Boorstein

“Learn to enjoy the way as much as you would enjoy when you reach the destination.”
― Sakshi Chetana

“With meditation I found a ledge above the waterfall of my thoughts.”
― Mary Bray Pipher

“The seeker after stillness should be told that the stillness is always there. Indeed it is in every man. But he has to learn, first, to let it in and, second, how to do so. The first beginning of this is to remember. The second is to recognize the inward pull. For the rest, the stillness itself will guide and lead him to itself.”
― Paul Brunton

“Spiritual yearning is the homesickness of the soul.”
― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

“Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.”
― Katherine Dunham

“Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible.”
― Sri Chinmoy

“Because all actions and expressions
stem from the mind, it is vital to know the
mind as well as decide in what way we’ll use it. Everyone has heard of psychosomatic illness, and most of us acknowledge that psychosomatic sicknesses can and do occur. But what
about psychosomatic wellness?”
― H.E. Davey

“Healing and uplifting our brain, mind and heart is now an imperative for us collectively so we can deal with the tsunami of very real technological advances rushing towards us, changing life as we know it forever.”
― Jonathan Robert Banks