Category Archives: Meditation

Jon Kabat-Zinn

“From the perspective of meditation, every state is a special state, every moment a special moment. “

Source: Wherever You Go, There You Are (ROUGH CUT)

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Mencius

“By exhaustively examining one’s own mind, one may understand his nature. One who understands his own nature understands Heaven.”

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Hamilton Boudreaux

“Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer. “

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Elizabeth Janeway

“I admire people who are suited to the contemplative life. They can sit inside themselves like honey in a jar and just be. It’s wonderful to have someone like that around, you always feel you can count on them. You can go away and come back, you can change your mind and your hairdo and your politics, and when you get through doing all these upsetting things, you look around and there they are, just the way they were, just being.”

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are. “

Source: Wherever You Go, There You Are (ROUGH CUT)

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Deepak Chopra

“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.”

Source: The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

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Masao Abe

“To think that practice and realization are not one is a heretical view. In the Buddha Dharma, practice and realization are identical. Because one’s present practice is practice in realization, one’s initial negotiating of the Way in itself is the whole of original realization. Thus, even while directed to practice, one is told not to anticipate a realization apart from practice, because practice points directly to original realization.”

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Thich Nhat Hanh

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

Source: Stepping into Freedom: An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training

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Deepak Chopra

“Don’t let a day go by without asking who you are each time you let a new ingredient enter your awareness. “

Source: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

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Buddha

“Awakening is natural, delusion is not.”

Source: The gospel of Buddha, compiled from ancient records

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