Meditation Quotes

These are some of our favorite meditation quotes from varying authors. The quotes come from the Buddha, Buddhist teachers, and varying meditation teachers of different traditions. We will continue to add more quotes as we come across more, and are always open to adding new quotes if you have a favorite one about meditating, mindfulness, or the practice!

 

meditation quotes“Though one were to live a hundred years without wisdom and with a mind unstilled by meditation,
the life of a single day is better if one is wise and practices meditation.”
-Buddha

“To earn the trust of your meditation, you have to visit it every day. It’s like having a puppy.”
-Chelsea Richer

“So what is a good meditator? The one who meditates.”
-Allan Lokos

“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.”
-Allan Lokos

“In the same way that rain breaks into a house with a bad roof, desire breaks into the mind that has not been practicing meditation.”
-Buddha

“Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.”
-Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Just know what is happening in your mind – not happy or sad about it, not attached. If you suffer see it, know it, and be empty. It’s like a letter – you have to open it before you can know what’s in it.”
-Ajahn Chah

“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.”
-Jack Kornfield

“If you listen to the Dhamma teachings but don’t practice you’re like a ladle in a soup pot. The ladle is in the soup pot every day, but it doesn’t know the taste of the soup. You must reflect and meditate.”
-Ajahn Chah

“You say that you are too busy to meditate. Do you have time to breathe? Meditation is your breath. Why do you have time to breathe but not to meditate? Breathing is something vital to people’s lives. If you see that Dhamma practice is vital to your life, then you will feel that breathing and practising the Dhamma are equally important.”
-Ajahn Chah

“The more and more you listen, the more and more you hear; the more and more you hear, the deeper and deeper your understanding becomes.”
-Dudjom Rinpoche