Saturday, July 23, 2016

Amazing Meditation Quotes

The first steps in self-acceptance are not at all pleasant, for what one sees is not a happy sight. One needs all the courage to go further. – Nisargadatta Maharaj
There is only one meditation – the rigorous refusal to harbor thoughts. – Nisargadatta Maharaj
When pain is accepted for what it is, a lesson and a warning, and deeply looked into and heeded, the separation between pain and pleasure breaks down, both become just experience – painful when resisted, joyful when accepted. – Nisargadatta Maharaj
Whenever a thought arises, instead of trying even a little either to follow it up or to fulfil it, it would be better to first enquire, “To whom did this thought arise?” – Ramana Maharshi
The state we call realization is simply being oneself, not knowing anything or becoming anything. – Ramana Maharshi
Keep the remembrance of your real nature alive, even while working, and avoid haste which causes you to forget. Be deliberate. Practice meditation to still the mind and cause it to become aware of its true relationship to the Self which supports it. Do not imagine that it is you who are doing the work. Think that is the underlying current which is doing it. Identify yourself with the current. – Ramana Maharshi

Meditation applies the brakes to the mind. – Ramana Maharshi
The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge the progress. – Ramana Maharshi
From where does this “I” arise? Seek for it within; it then vanishes. This is the pursuit of wisdom. When the mind unceasingly investigates its own nature, it transpires that there is no such thing as mind. This is the direct path for all. The mind is merely thoughts. Of all thoughts the thought “I” is the root. – Ramana Maharshi
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. – Swami Sivananda
The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain. Control of the mind is the highest Yoga. – Swami Sivananda
All that you are is the result of what you have thought. It is founded on your thoughts. It is made up of your thoughts. – Swami Sivananda
Through repeated practice of the body scan over time, we come to grasp the reality of our body as whole in the present moment. This feeling of wholeness can be experienced no matter what is wrong with your body. One part of your body, or many parts of your body, may be diseased or in pain or even missing, yet you can still cradle them in this experience of wholeness. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
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
Mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. – Kabira
May my heart be kind. May my mind be fierce. May my spirit be brave. – Kate Forsyth
Go within every day and find the inner strength, so that the world cannot blow your candle out. – Katherine Dunham

Meditation is not spacing-out or running away. In fact, it is being totally honest with ourselves. – Kathleen McDonald
Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong. – Lao Tzu
Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Spiritual yearning is the homesickness of the soul. – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Mere physical sitting is not enough. You have to sit carefully and attentively. Let your body and breathing sit. Let your mind and emotions sit. Let your blood circulation sit. Let everything sit. Then your sitting becomes indestructible, immovable. – Maezumi Roshi
SEX! Now that I have your attention… Please try to meditate at least 15 minutes, every day. You know it’s good for you. – Marcelo Alves
He who lives in harmony with himself, lives in harmony with the universe. – Marcus Aurelius
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. – Marcus Aurelius
Listen to the compass of your heart. All you need lies within you. – Mary Anne Radmacher
One hour of contemplation surpasses sixty years of worship. – Muhammad
Meditation stills the wandering mind and establishes us forever in a state of peace. – Muktananda
Thoughts are like birds in mind; some fly in, some fly out. Some stay at water hole to drink. Beware of birds that linger. – Natalie Wright