Inner Wisdom – Quotes from greatest enlightened masters

Inner wisdom quotes are more than mere words; they are the distillation of profound truths that resonate with the core of our being. These powerful aphorisms serve as compasses, guiding us through life’s labyrinth, urging us to look inward for answers that often elude us in the external world.

The journey towards inner wisdom is marked by introspection and the courage to confront one’s own depths. Quotes that encapsulate such wisdom remind us that within each individual lies a wellspring of knowledge, honed by experience and reflection. They beckon us to trust in our intuition, to heed the silent whispers of our soul over the clamor of societal expectations.

In today’s fast-paced digital era, where attention is fragmented and surface interactions often replace meaningful connections, inner wisdom quotes stand as timeless reminders of the enduring power of self-awareness. They prompt us to slow down, to savor the quiet moments where truth reveals itself, often in the stillness between thoughts.

These quotes encapsulate the essence of self-discovery, encouraging us to peel back the layers of our conditioned personas to reveal the authentic self beneath. They speak to the heart of human experience, offering solace, inspiration, and a touchstone for those seeking to navigate life with authenticity and purpose.

By reflecting on inner wisdom quotes, we engage in a daily practice of nurturing the mind and spirit. They inspire us to live with intention, to embrace the journey of personal growth, and to contribute to the world from a place of enlightened understanding. As we internalize these insights, we not only enrich our own lives but also become beacons of inspiration for others on their path to self-realization.


Adi Shankara says :  “As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.”

Ajahn Amaro says :  “If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down.”

Alan Watts says : “Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.”

Allan Lokos says : “So what is a good meditator? The one who meditates.”

Allan Lokos says : “While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.”

Amit Ray says : “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath”

Amit Ray says : “Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection”

Annamalai Swami says : “Be conscious of yourself as consciousness alone, watch all the thoughts come and go. Come to the conclusion, by direct experience, that you are really consciousness itself, not its ephemeral contents.”

Annamalai Swami says :  “Don’t accept delivery of all the wrong ideas that keep coming to you. (…) Rest quietly in the feeling of “I am”, which is consciousness, and cultivate the attitude that all thoughts, all perceptions, are “not me”.”

Annamalai Swami says : “Don’t worry about whether you are making progress or not. Just keep your attention on the Self twenty-four hours 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 through the day.”

Annamalai Swami says : “If you can be continuously aware of each thought as it rises, and if you can be so indifferent to it that it doesn’t sprout or flourish, you are well on the way to escaping from the entanglements of mind.”

Annamalai Swami says : “If you can resist the impulse to claim each and every thought as your own, you will come to a startling conclusion: you will discover that you are the consciousness in which the thoughts appear and disappear.”

Annamalai Swami says : “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 says : “Meditation must be continuous. The current of meditation must be present in all your activities.”

Annamalai Swami says : “Mental problems feed on the attention that you give them. The more you worry about them, the stronger they become. If you ignore them, they lose their power and finally vanish.”

Annamalai Swami says : “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.”

Ashtavakra Gita says : “If one thinks of oneself as free, one is free, and if one thinks of oneself as bound, one is bound. Here this saying is true, “As one thinks, so one becomes”.”

Ashtavakra Gita says :  “Desire and anger are objects of the mind, but the mind is not yours, nor ever has been. You are choiceless awareness itself and unchanging – so live happily.”

Buddha says : “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 says : “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded.”

Charles Johnson says : “This is universal. You sit and observe your breath. You can’t say this is a Hindu breath or a Christian breath or a Muslim breath.”

Chelsea Richer says : “To earn the trust of your meditation, you have to visit it every day. It’s like having a puppy.”

Dalai Lama says : “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”

Dalai Lama says : “If every 8-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

David Lynch says : “The thing about meditation is that you become more and more YOU.”

David M. Bader says : “Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?”

Deepak Chopra says : “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”

Diana Robinson says : “Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.”

Eckhart Tolle says : “Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger. One day you may catch yourself smiling at the voice in your head. This means that you no longer take the content of your mind all that seriously, as your sense of self does not depend on it.”

Eckhart Tolle says : “One conscious breathe in and out is a meditation.”