A Quote by Peter Matthiessen on meditation, nature, perception, self, and time

I meditate for the last time on this mountain that is bare, though others all around are white with snow.  Like the bare peak of the koan, this one is not different from myself.  I know this mountain because I am this mountain, I can feel it breathing at this moment, as its grass tops stray against the snows.  If the snow leopard should leap from the rock above and manifest itself before me - S-A-A-O! - then in that moment of pure fright, out of my wits, I might truly perceive it, and be free.

Peter Matthiessen

Source: The Snow Leopard

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A Quote by The Lady on prayer and meditation

The real purpose of prayer and meditation is to travel deeply enough within yourself to attract the presence of God.

The Lady

Source: Prayers for the World from The Lady

Contributed by: Dan

A Quote by Kalindi La Gourasana on meditation

Meditation is union with the divine.

Kalindi La Gourasana

Source: Miracle of Love

Contributed by: Dan

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on consciousness, pure, bondage, liberation, ignorance wisdom, inquiry, sarawati, leela, meditation, light, body, one, affirm, brahman, spiritual, and insight

There is neither unwisdom nor ignorance; neither bondage, nor liberation. There is but one pure consciousness.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 56

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Machig Labdron on meditation and practice

Be firmly concentrated yet loosely relaxed:

Here is an essential point for the View.

Machig Labdron


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A Quote by Longchenpa on practice, dzogchen, and meditation

Begin with bodhicitta, do the main practice without concepts,

Conclude by dedicating the merit. These, together and complete,

Are the three vital supports for progressing on the path to liberation.



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A Quote by Samael Aun Weor on samael aun weor, silence, peace, and meditation

There are strange moments in life when the mind rests without any kind of worries. When our mind is quiet, when our mind is in silence, then the new arrives.

Samael Aun Weor


Contributed by: Justin

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on meditation

Our way is to practice one step at a time, one breath at a time, with no gaining idea.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

Contributed by: Steph

A Quote by unknown on phenomena, inner space, clear light, and meditation

All phenomena are only tricks of the mind
I see nothing to fear in inner space
All this is nothing but clear light's natural radiance
There is no reason to react
Since all activity is my ornamentation
I should remain in mute meditative absorption


Source: Sky Dancer by Keith Dowman

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by jack Kornfield on morality, wisdom, freedom, expression, meditation, and bondage

Morality as taught by way of rules is extremely powerful and valuable in the development of practice. It must be remembered that it, like all the techniques in meditation, is merely a tool to enable one to eventually get to that place of unselfishness where morality and wisdom flow naturally. In the West, there's a myth that freedom means free expression--that to follow all desires wherever they take one is true freedom. In fact, as one serves the mind, one sees that following desires, attractions, repulsions is not at all freedom, but is a kind of bondage. A mind filled with desires and grasping inevitably entails great suffering. Freedom is not to be gained through the ability to perform certain external actions. True freedom is an inward state of being. Once it is attained, no situation in the world can bind one or limit one's freedom. It is in this context that we must understand moral precepts and moral rules.

Jack Kornfield

Contributed by: David

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