Trying to develop a habit of meditation? Start reading these powerful and inspirational yoga quotes by great yogis.
A monk story to inspire your meditation…
This inspiring story of a monk and woodcutter will help you to understand the importance of meditation in life.
Sometime all we need is just a boost of inspiration to start good things in life. And this may be the one for you…
If you understand the true essence of this story, you will never be able to stop yourself from meditating.
The story start when a woodcutter went to forest to cut some woods and met this yogi who was sitting under the tress in deep meditation.
After few days, this yogi notice all his toils and hardship and asked, “You are working very hard every day, you must have built a lot of wealth!”
After listening this, the woodcutter broke into a bleak smile and replied, “Not at all! After toiling for the entire day, I earn a paltry sum of money that does not even cover my expenses.”
The Yogi exclaimed, “Oh! Then why don’t you go little farther into the jungle till sandalwood trees? Don’t you know sandalwood sell at a much higher price?”
Initially in two mind whether to believe it or not, he decided to go little ahead in jungle and find out a place surrounded by sandalwood trees.
After selling sandalwood, his days of hardship come to an end. The months passes and woodcutter met this yogi again.
Now again this yogi asked him the same thing, “Are you still selling sandalwood? Why don’t you go a little farther inside the jungle to the silver mines?”
The woodcutter followed his advice and starts mining for silver.
Again after few months later, yogi advised woodcutter to go for the gold mine and subsequently to the diamond mine.
Following yogi’s advice, the erstwhile woodcutter had now become a rich diamond merchant. Decades passed as he blossomed fine into his 60s. Then one day he decided to meet this yogi for the last time to say THANKS.
The moment they met, yogi asked him, “Are you still selling diamonds? Why don’t you go a little farther?”
This time, the rich businessman got rather irked and said, “Please stop pushing me any farther. Now that I have become a diamond merchant, what else do I have to look forward to?”
The yogi smiled and wait for few moments, then replied, “It’s me that you should come to.”
He continued, “Did it ever strike to you that despite having the knowledge about the diamond mines how is a person sitting under this tree so contended? He must have attained something more valuable than the diamonds.”
After hearing yogi, he fall into pieces and surprised why he didn’t think like that before.
He fell down the Yogi’s feet and urged, “I have been ignorant. But, now I want to know what wealth you possess that makes all the riches of this world fall short in front of it.”
After taking few deep breaths, yogi replied, “It’s Meditation.”
The diamond merchant was left baffled. “But I don’t even know how to meditate.”
The Yogi explained, now when you have accumulated a lot of worldly riches. It’s time to move inwards. Just sit down and see what is happening inside you is MEDITATION.
Do not hold on to any feelings. Just see. Even if you find the Almighty, do not hold. Keep watching till all the feelings, opinions, thoughts become calm. Never try to stop any feeling or thought forcibly by your own.
When everything comes to stillness you will attain Samadhi – where there will be only nothingness which ignites consciousness.
All you need for this is patience. No matter how long it takes, you should be consistent in your practices.
Moral of Story:
This is real wealth that all of us are lacking in our life. We often get stressed on silly matters, like boss was screaming, my children are not good, my husband is not supportive, my friends are not good, my life is so bad and many more endless…
Don’t you think we need some incredible power to handle these silly matters?
We all are too busy for collecting the outer wealth but often feel ignorant to power that resides within us.
Let’s uncover it with these mind boosting yoga quotes.
A List of Encouraging Yoga Quotes
Train your mind and go for everyday meditation classes with these uplifting yoga quotes and sayings from great spiritual leaders.
Make them your phone wallpaper or print them out to tag on refrigerator, door, and wall to keep yourself connecting with your spiritual self.
“A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind.” – Deepak Chopra
“Through meditation, the higher self is experienced.” – Bhagavad Gita
“The goal of meditation is not to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.” – Anonymous
“Meditation is the only freedom as it is a dimension beyond the mind. All the stress and struggles are of the mind.” – Sadhguru
“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” – Buddha
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
“Do not try to fix whatever comes to your life. Fix yourself in such a way that whatever comes, you will be fine.” – Sadhguru
“In the stillness of the mind, intelligence can blossom beyond human limitations.” – Sadhguru
“The thing about meditation is you become more and more you.” – David Lynch
“Meditation is not about having yet another new strategy of self-help plan, but rather providing a framework in which to see yourself more clearly.” – Andy Puddicombe, Headspace
“Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul, Meditation is establishing that connection.” – Amit Ray
“The quieter you become the more you can hear.” – Anonymous
“Let every thought come and hug you, but you don’t hug anything. Then gradually, the noise will start to back off.” – Mooji
“Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubts.” – St Francis De Sales
“Silence is not an absence but a presence.” – Anne D. LeClaire
“Meditation is the signpost directing the steps to the main highway of realization.” – Guy Bogart
“Meditation is a surrender, it is not a demand. It is not forcing existence your way, It is relaxing into the way existence want you to be. It is a let-go.” – Osho
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.” – Swami Muktananda
“If you pay attention to thoughts and feelings while you meditate and try to use them to evaluate how well or how badly you are meditating, you will never reach the ultimate silence. Instead you will just get bogged down in mental concepts.” – Annamalai Swami
“The conscious breath in and out is a meditation.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Don’t worry about whether you are making progress or not. Just keep your attention on the self 24-hour a day. Meditation is not something that should be done in a particular position at a particular time. It is an awareness and an attitude that must persist throughout the day.” – Annamalai Swami
“The heart of meditation is taking ourselves a little less seriously.” – Headspace
“The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.” – Rumi
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama
“Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“Be the master of mind rather than mastered by mind.” – Japanese Proverb
“When you know that everything that is happening is only appearing on the screen of consciousness, and that you yourself are the screen on which it all appears, nothing can touch you, harm you or make you afraid.” – Annamalai Swami
“Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from limited identity to unlimited space.” – Sri Ravi Shankar
“To heal a wound, you need to stop touching it.” – Unknown
“I am not what you think I am. You are what you think I am.” – Unknown
“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” – Katherine Dunham
“The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.” – Prasad Mahes
“To maintain a powerful life force, force yourself, forget about living and dying, and bring your full attention into this moment.” – H.E.Davey
“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu
“If only you will remain resting in consciousness, seeing yourself as distinct from the body, then even now you will become happy, peaceful and free from bonds.” – Astavakra Gita
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” – Eckhart Tolle
“If every 8- year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” – Dalai Lama
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha
Which yoga quotes inspire you the most?
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