Monday, July 11, 2016

Daily Meditation Quotes

If you can resist the impulse to claim each and every thought as your own, you will come to a startling conclusion: you will discover that you are the consciousness in which the thoughts appear and disappear. – Annamalai Swami

If you cultivate the attitude of indifference towards the mind, gradually you will cease to identify with it. – Annamalai Swami
Don’t accept delivery of all the wrong ideas that keep coming to you. (…) Rest quietly in the feeling of “I am”, which is consciousness, and cultivate the attitude that all thoughts, all perceptions, are “not me”. – Annamalai Swami
Mental problems feed on the attention that you give them. The more you worry about them, the stronger they become. If you ignore them, they lose their power and finally vanish. – Annamalai Swami
Don’t worry about whether you are making progress or not. Just keep your attention on the Self twenty-four hours a day. Meditation is not something that should be done in a particular position at a particular time. It is an awareness and an attitude that must persist through the day. – Annamalai Swami
Meditation must be continuous. The current of meditation must be present in all your activities. – Annamalai Swami
If you pay attention to thoughts and feelings while you meditate and try to use them to evaluate how well or how badly you are meditating, you will never reach the ultimate silence. Instead you will just get bogged down in mental concepts. – Annamalai Swami
If you can be continuously aware of each thought as it rises, and if you can be so indifferent to it that it doesn’t sprout or flourish, you are well on the way to escaping from the entanglements of mind. – Annamalai Swami
When you know that everything that is happening is only appearing on the screen of consciousness, and that you yourself are the screen on which it all appears, nothing can touch you, harm you or make you afraid. – Annamalai Swami

Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated? – David M. Bader