Meditation again is a constant remembrance (of the thing meditated upon) flowing like an unbroken stream of oil poured out from one vessel to another. When this kind of remembering has been attained (in relation to God) all bondages break. (III.34)


The power of meditation gets us everything. If you want to get power over nature, you can have it through meditation. It is through the power of meditation all scientific facts are discovered today. They study their subject and forget everything their own identity and everything, and then the great facts come like a flash. (IV.230)


Think of space in your heart, and in the midst of that space think that a flame is burning. Think of that flame as your own soul and inside that flame is another effulgent light, and that is the Soul of your soul, God. Meditate upon that in the heart. (I.192-193)


Do not spend your energy in talking but meditate in silence; and do not let the rush of the outside world disturb you. When your mind is in the highest state, you are unconscious of it. Accumulate power in silence and become a dynamo of spirituality. (VII.61)


Meditation is the focusing of the mind on some object. If the mind acquires concentration on object, it can be so concentrated on any object whatsoever. (VI.486)


The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation (dhyana). In meditation we divest ourselves of all material conditions and feel our divine nature. We do not depend upon any external help in meditation. (II.37)


Meditation is one of the great means of controlling the rising of these (thought) waves. By meditation you can make the mind subdue these waves, and if you go on practising meditation for days, and months, and years until it has become a habit, until it will come in spite of yourself, anger and hatred will be controlled and checked. (I.242-243)


You must practice at least twice every day, and the best times are towards the morning and the evening. When night passes into day, and day into night, a state of relative calmness ensues. The early morning and the early evening are the two periods of calmness. Your body will have a like tendency to become calm at those times. We should take advantage of that natural condition and begin then to practice. (I.144-145)


I think the practice of meditation even with some trifling external object leads to mental concentration. But it is true that the mind very easily attains calmness when one practices meditation with anything on which one’s mind is most apt to settle down. This is the reason why we have in this country [India] so much worship of the images of gods and goddesses. The real aim is to make the mind functionless, but this cannot be got at unless one becomes absorbed in some object. (VI.486-487)


Meditation is the gate that opens that [infinite joy] to us. Prayers, ceremonials and all the other forms of the worship are simply kindergartens of meditation. You pray, you offer something. A certain theory existed that everything raised one’s spiritual power. The use of certain words, flowers, images, temples, ceremonials like the waving of lights brings the mind to that attitude, but that attitude is always in the human soul, nowhere else. People are all doing it; but what they do without knowing it, do knowingly. That is the power of meditation. (IV.248-249)