(108 sentences on meditation taken from various writings by Swami Krishnananda)
The object of meditation is the final choice that you make in this world.
Each one of you has to choose your beloved object for meditation.
The essential thought to be remembered in all meditations is that there should be no thought except that of the chosen object, or the ideal of meditation.
Actually, every work done with a feeling of devotion is also a kind of meditation.
By meditation, observation and reasoning one comes to realise that Existence is not space and space is not Existence.
Brahman's all attributes mentioned in the Upanishads, positive as well as negative, may be brought together in a single group as aids to meditation.
Brahman is the Absolute, and one cannot meditate on Brahman, because it is inclusive of even the meditator himself.
Clear-sightedness, passionlessness, serenity, self-restraint, indifference to the world, fortitude, faith, collectedness of mind and yearning for liberation from bondage are the prerequisites of spiritual meditation.
Contemplation on Existence-Consciousness-Bliss as the whole of Brahman, in Sattwa, is the highest form of meditation.
Different symbols used in meditation give rise to different experiences corresponding to each.
Desireless meditation's result is only ascent and no reverting to the mortal world.
Desire ceases when you behold the Atman, and this beholding the Atman is called meditation.
Dream is an unconscious occurrence. You have no control over it. But meditation is a conscious effort.
Desire is the assertion of the personality. In meditation the personality is dissolved.
Directly the Absolute is known through profound reflection and meditation.
Externally meditation can be regarded as religion, internally it is concentration.
The entire psychology of meditation is nothing but a setting right of errors in thought.
Feel your identity with the Supreme Being in meditation. That is the essence of meditation.
To love God is to serve him, to serve Him is to meditate on Him, to meditate on Him is to know Him, and to know Him is to realise Him.
Great tenacity is called for in meditation.
Highest effort consists in meditation on the Absolute.
Hard to conceive is an endlessness of Being identified with the selfhood of beings. But that is what is the key to true meditation.
The highest kind of meditation is Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma.
It will guide you only after you become one with it. For that, you have to meditate.
If you can convince your deep feeling that whatever you see is inside that Supreme (including yourself and everybody) that is the meditation.
It is your soul that is actually meditating on the soul of the object.
Indestructible is the knowledge attained though meditation on the truths of the Vedanta.
Indirect knowledge received by means of instruction from the preceptor requires to be deepened into experience by reflection and deep meditation.
It is advisable to engage oneself during spare hours in the study of such subjects as are conducive to entertaining the thought of the object of meditation.
If you want to know creation, you have to enter into the substance of creation.
If you love a thing constantly without break, it is meditation.
It should not be that you are happy inside the meditation hall and unhappy outside. You must be happy in the street, in the market place, in the bathroom and not only in the temple or the meditation hall.
If life is to become a healthy whole, the spirit of religious worship and meditation has to saturate and seep into the secular life.
Knowledge and meditation, however, are not possible for one who is worldly, sensual, deluded, proud, egoistic and selfish.
Knowledge is Jnana or Anubhava of the Nirguna Brahman, and meditation is Dhyana, or Upasana on Saguna Brahman.
Meditation is the art of contacting Reality, and for that you have to first be sure what Reality is.
Meditation on the Eternal Being is the supreme form of love.
Meditation starts with duality and ends in Unity, from an adoration of God to the Being of God.
Meditation should be continued till death, or till the rise of Self-knowledge.
Meditation should be continued until the goal is realised, without any anxiety, or impatience on one's part.
Moksha is the immediate non-objective experience of Brahman on which one has been meditating all along with intense devotion.
Meditation is the affirmation of the mind and confirmation of Reality.
Meditation is the art of setting oneself in tune with God.
A meditating mind is like a still lake.
The meditating principle is not the ego, it is the Universal Being itself. It is God meditating on God ultimately.
Meditation is nothing but the recognition in consciousness of the connecting link between subject and object.
Meditation leads to the gradual ascent of self by degrees of expansiveness.
Meditation on God is the highest of Sadhanas.
Meditation on Reality is spiritual life.
Nobody can do so much good to the world as a Yogi engaged in meditation. You must know very well that the value of work depends upon what you think in your mind.
Nirguna form of meditation is laid down in several of the Upanishads. The main type of meditation inculcated is on Pranava, or Omkara.
No meditation will become successful if the senses are active, because the senses are the opposite of the effort at meditation.
On the path of Jnana-Yoga, as a necessary condition of spiritual meditation, the value of philosophy is incalculable.
Of all things, Selfhood is the ultimate meditation. This state cannot be achieved easily.