|Sent on:||Monday, December 10, 2007 10:20 PM|
Our Meditation Workshop on dealing with stress of winter and the holidays is coming up this Saturday, December 15.
Don't forget to RSVP if you haven't already done so at http://meditation.meetup.com/463/calendar/6748773/?a=ce1p_upd
Here are a few more quotes on the benefits of meditation taken from various sources to whet your appetite for more learning when we get together.
I am really looking forward to meeting all of you!
When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a
Lamp in a windless place. In the still mind, in the depths of meditation,
The eternal Self reveals itself. Beholding the Self by means of the Self,
An aspirant knows the joy and peace of complete fulfillment. Having attained
That abiding joy beyond the senses, revealed in the stilled mind,
He never swerves from the central truth. He desires nothing else, and
Cannot be shaken by the heaviest burden of sorrow.
An hour of contemplation is better than a year of prayer.
Fear, anger, hatred and pride; these are purified by study and meditation and that, too, must be attained gradually and not instantaneously.
~Lankavatara Sutra, Buddhism
Therefore, know thou that the True One possesseth invisible worlds
Which human meditation is unable to comprehend and the intellect of
Man hath no power to imagine. When thou wilt purify and clarify thy
Spiritual nostrils from every worldly moisture, then thou wilt inhale
The holy fragrances diffusing from the merciful gardens of these
~'Abdu'l-Baha, Baha'i Writings
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