If you want to be wiser, quiet your mind.

Vadim Kotelnikov

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 more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Confucius

Start with meditation, and things will go on growing in you -- silence, serenity, blissfulness, sensitivity. And whatever comes out of meditation, try to bring it out in life. Share it, because everything shared grows fast. And when you have reached the point of death, you will know there is no death. You can say goodbye, there is no need for any tears of sadness -- maybe tears of joy, but not of sadness. But you have to begin from being innocent.

Osho

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

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth.

James Allen

The first thing to realise in meditation is that there is no authority, that the mind must be completely free to examine, to observe, to learn. And so there is no following, no accepting, no obedience.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Voltaire

If someone is determined to reach enlightenment, what is the most essential method he can practice? The most essential method, which includes all other methods, is beholding the mind... More

Bodhidharma

Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.

Richard Gere

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.

Swami Sivananda

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.

Bhagavad Gita

Meditate on problems. Meditating is harnessing your brain power and if you focus that energy on the problems you encounter and every creative venture encounters problems you'll solve them. Meditate, go for a long walk or take a hot bath. Give your mind a problem to solve and give it the room to do so, and it will. That's how I came up with the title Chicken Soup for the Soul... More

Jack Canfield

 

 

 

Gayatri Mantra  

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"Mantras are passwords that transform the mundane into the sacred."

~ Deva Premal

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The Gāyatrī Mantra is a highly revered mantra, based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rigveda, attributed to the rishi Viśvāmitra.

The mantra is named for its vedic gāyatrī metre. As the verse invokes the deva Savitr, it is also called Sāvitrī Its recitation is traditionally preceded by om and the formula bhūr bhuvah svah, known as the mahāvyāhrti ("great utterance").

The Gayatri Mantra is repeated and cited very widely in vedic literature, and praised in several classical Hindu texts such the Bhagavad Gita. In traditional Brahmin practice the Gayatri Mantra (Savitri mantra) is addressed to God as the divine life-giver, symbolized by Savitr (the sun), and is most often recited at sunrise and sunset. It is believed that reciting the mantra bestows wisdom and enlightenment, through the vehicle of the Sun, who represents the source and inspiration of the universe.

Text

tát savitúr váreṇyam
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt

A literal translation of the Gayatri verse proper can be given as:

"May we attain that excellent glory of Savitar the god: So may he stimulate our prayers."

Notable paraphrases or free translations:

"We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds." (by Swami Vivekananda)

"We meditate on the effulgent glory of the divine Light; may he inspire our understanding." (by S. Radhakrishnan)

Sathya Sai Baba chanting the Gayatri Mantra

  

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