50 Meditation Quotes to Inspire Your Practice

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Meditation is never an easy practice at the beginning. Some people start questioning their progress, some feel confused as they come face to face with their restless minds, others start questioning whether they are doing it properly. Therefore, it’s important to have a spiritual teacher to receive guidance. In this article, we have collected 50 meditation quotes that will inspire you to turn your meditations into consistent practice and educate you about some meditation aspects that perhaps you’ve never heard about.

These meditation quotes belong to spiritual scriptures, spiritual teachers, gurus, and masters. Moreover we included some meditation quotes that belong to meditation practitioners who have shared their experiences through mass media.

Here they are – 50 Inspirational mediation quotes!

50 Inspirational Meditation Quotes


“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.”
– Bhagavad Gita


“Meditation is a state of no-mind. Meditation is a state of pure consciousness with no content. Ordinarily, your consciousness is too much full of rubbish, just like a mirror covered with dust. The mind is a constant traffic: thoughts are moving, desires are moving, memories are moving, ambitions are moving – it is a constant traffic! Day in, day out. Even when you are asleep the mind is functioning, it is dreaming. It is still thinking; it is still in worries and anxieties. It is preparing for the next day; an underground preparation is going on.

This is the state of no meditation – just the opposite is meditation. When there is no traffic and thinking has ceased, no thought moves, no desire stirs, you are utterly silent – that silence is meditation. And in that silence truth is known, and never otherwise. Meditation is a state of no-mind.


“Whatever forms of meditation you practice, the most important point is to apply mindfulness continuously and make a sustained effort. It is unrealistic to expect results from meditation within a short period of time. What is required is continuous sustained effort.”
Dalai Lama


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“The thing about meditation is: you become more and more you.”
– David Lynch


“As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.”
– Adi Shankara


“Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.”


“Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves.”
– Pema Chodron


“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


“Meditation rejuvenates and often makes it better and faster than any cosmetic procedures.”
– Katya Ki


“The goal of meditation is not to get rid of thoughts or emotions. The goal is to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn how to move through them without getting stuck.”
– Dr. P. Goldin


“Meditation will not carry you to another world, but it will reveal the most profound and awesome dimensions of the world in which you already live. Calmly contemplating these dimensions and bringing them into the service of compassion and kindness is the right way to make rapid gains in meditation as well as in life.”
– Zen Master Hsing Yun


“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.”
Bhagavad Gita


“A state of meditation is an innocent, silent state. You are blissfully unaware of your awareness. You are, but you are utterly relaxed. You are not in a state of sleep; you are fully alert, more alert than ever. Rather, you are alertness.”


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“One conscious breathe in and out is a meditation.”
Eckhart Tolle


“Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.”
– Alan Watts


“Having come to realize in the first stage of meditation that we are not our bodies, in the second stage we make an even more astounding discovery; we are not our minds either.”
– Eknath Easwaran


“If we can make just 1% of the population meditative, this world will be a different place.”


“Meditation is valuable for all of humanity because it involves looking inward. People don’t have to be religious to look inside themselves more carefully. It is constructive and worthwhile to analyze our emotions, including compassion and our sense of caring, so that we can become more calm and happy.”
Dalai Lama


“Give the child a taste of meditation by creating a climate and atmosphere of love, acceptance and silence.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten


“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are.”
– Ani Pema Chodron


“The mind cannot penetrate meditation; where mind ends, meditation begins. This has to be remembered, because in our life, whatsoever we do, we do through the mind; whatsoever we achieve, we achieve through the mind.”


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“Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.”
– Francis de Sales


“Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.”
– Ajahn Brahm


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


“Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness we know what to do and what not to do to help.”
Thich Nhat Hanh


“With every breath, the old moment is lost; a new moment arrives. We exhale and we let go of the old moment. It is lost to us. In doing so, we let go of the person we used to be. We inhale and breathe in the moment that is becoming. In doing so, we welcome the person we are becoming. We repeat the process. This is meditation. This is renewal. This is life.”
– Lama Surya Das


“Meditation is the secret of all growth in spiritual life and knowledge.”
– James Allen


“The act of meditation is being spacious.”
– Sogyal Rinpoche


“When people come to me and they ask, ‘How to meditate?’ I tell them, ‘There is no need to ask how to meditate, just ask how to remain unoccupied. Meditation happens spontaneously. Just ask how to remain unoccupied, that’s all. That’s the whole trick of meditation – how to remain unoccupied. Then you cannot do anything. The meditation will flower.”


Meditate. Let the light of the heart engulf you.”
– Chidvilasananda


“Meditation is not spacing-out or running away. In fact, it is being totally honest with ourselves.”
– Kathleen McDonald


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“Only in my deep meditation do I come to know who I truly am.”
– Sri Chinmoy


“Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.”
Ram Dass


Kundalini meditation is the process of cleansing the subconscious mind of impurities. It acts as an energy shower that washes away negativity, stress, anxiety, and tiredness accumulated during the day. And it charges you with fresh positive energy, lightness, and peace.”
– Katya Ki


“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the spirit lies its greatest joy.”
Paramhamsa Yogananda


“Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.”
– Deepak Chopra


“It feels good. Kinda like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it’s okay again. That’s what meditation is to me.”
– Ellen DeGeneres


“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. It’s a quieting of the mind.”
– Hugh Jackman


“Through meditation, the Higher Self is experienced.”
– Bhagavad Gita


“The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of peace.”
– J. Donald Walters


Meditation is just to be, not doing anything – no action, no thought, no emotion. You just are. And it is a sheer delight. From where does this delight come when you are not doing anything? It comes from nowhere, or, it comes from everywhere. It is uncaused, because the existence is made of the stuff called joy. It needs no cause, no reason. If you are unhappy you have a reason to be unhappy; if you are happy you are simply happy – there is no reason for it.

Your mind tries to find a reason because it cannot believe in the uncaused, because it cannot control the uncaused – with the uncaused the mind simply becomes impotent. So the mind goes on finding some reason or other. But I would like to tell you that whenever you are happy, you are happy for no reason at all, whenever you are unhappy, you have some reason to be unhappy – because happiness is just the stuff you are made of. It is your very being, it is your innermost core. Joy is your innermost core.”


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“Meditation speeds up the evolutionary process by gradually purifying negative tendencies.”
– Master Choa Kok Su


“Meditation means to fix your mind on the Lord. In order for that meditation to be real, there has to be determination.”
Radhanath Swami


“Don’t hate the arising of thoughts or stop the thoughts that do arise. Simply realize that our original mind, right from the start, is beyond thought, so that no matter what, you never get involved with thoughts. Illuminate original mind, and no other understanding is necessary.”
Zen Master Bankei Yotaku


“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.”
– Amit Ray


“Meditation is a simple yet powerful tool that takes us to a state of profound relaxation that dissolves fatigue and the accumulated stress that accelerates the aging process.”
Deepak Chopra


“Your technology is the inner practice of meditation, which will stimulate the link between your brain and ignite your innate desire to know your True Self. Trust yourself in a deeper way and reap the rewards!”
Michael Beckwith


“Meditation is as precious as gold. It is one of the best ways to attain material prosperity, spiritual progress, peace and liberation. If, along with our meditation we develop compassion, it is like gold with a fragrance, something priceless and utterly unique.”


“When you become meditative, you will see, your intellectual capabilities will increase many times more than what it is right now. Not because meditation makes you intelligent, but because meditation clears up the mess, the muck that’s gathered on the glass of the flashlight. As your meditation deepens, it just clears up the muck more and more and the flashlight becomes more and more powerful. It shows you things more and more clearly.”


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