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Old 14-05-2016, 06:51 PM
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Why Meditate? The Commonality of All Contemplatives.



"The self becomes acquainted with everything but it self. So, therefore, that
mechanism which the self has used has become a kind of cover upon that
light which fulfils the purpose of life. Once this is intellectually realized, [it] does not suffice the purpose, but it begins one’s journey in the search of truth. This must be realized by the process of meditation, the process
with which the self can separate itself from body and afterwards from mind."


- Hazrat Inayat Khan

Reference: Original Texts: Lectures on Sufism
Tradition: Sufism
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Old 14-05-2016, 06:55 PM
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"Treat all things as if they were loaned to you without any ownership - whether body or soul, sense or strength, external goods or honors, house or hall . . . everything."

- Meister Eckhart

Tradition: Christian Mystics/Contemplatives
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Old 14-05-2016, 06:59 PM
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“Let go of your mind and then be mindful.
Close your ears and listen!”


― Rumi

Reference: Love's Ripening: Rumi on the Heart's Journey
Tradition: Islam Mystics/Contemplatives: Sufi Tradition


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Old 14-05-2016, 07:02 PM
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"Meditation is the art of listening, not the art of speaking."

- Spirit Guide Sparrow
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Old 14-05-2016, 07:07 PM
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"In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you."

- Mother Theresa

Reference: In the Heart of The World
Tradition: Christian
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Old 14-05-2016, 07:10 PM
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"Don't be attached to visions or lights in meditation, don't rise or fall with them. What's so great about brightness? My flash-light has it. It can't help us rid ourselves of our suffering."

- Luang Por Chah

Reference: No Ajahn Chah
Tradition: Buddhism (Thai Forest Theravadan School)
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Old 14-05-2016, 07:15 PM
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“Your concentration must come as easily as the breath. Fix yourself on one thing and try to hold onto it......Meditation is sticking to one thought.”

― Ramana Maharshi

Reference: Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words
Tradition: ‎Advaita Vedanta
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Old 14-05-2016, 07:19 PM
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“There is nothing mind can do that cannot be better done in the mind's immobility and thought-free stillness.

When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence.”


― Sri Aurobindo

Tradition: Yoga
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Old 14-05-2016, 07:24 PM
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oh oh, another quote thread, lol !

Floatsy before you and others get too carried away with the quotes .....

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Old 14-05-2016, 07:34 PM
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"And unlike a tranquilliser, the peace of mind that we get from meditation does not fade away. It lasts for good in some corner of the inmost recesses of our aspiring heart.”

- Sri Chinmoy

Reference: The Seeker's Mind
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