(A poem, few quotations & short stories)

Dear friends,

I am going to provide you my style of poem on meditation along with few relevant quotations. Then taking the help of internet I will provide you some stories related to meditation, concentration, visualization etc. The stories are written by Remez Sasson and Yogananda Paramhans from website https://www.successconsciousness.com/inspiring-stories.html

I am thankful for these wonderful short stories which are relevant to the topic meditation. Please enjoy the poem stories and learn few lessons……….. 

Meditation is very vital ingredient for a better and meaningful life. Anybody can increase the power of meditation provided he/she tries for this and takes the pain in right direction.


By-Ratikanta Singh

Oh God! Tell us……..
Where is the answer to lead a good, peaceful and great life?
Life today is tough
There is stress, strain and frustration.
Life today is hell
There is depression, drug addiction and less concentration.
Life today is fearful
With worries, anxieties and new life style diseases are born.
Life today is painful
Many are indisciplined , derailed and stubborn.
Oh God! Tell us……..
Why so many problems are there in our life?

God smiled!
 And started telling…………
Oh my boy!
The answer is with you
You can transform your life
You can do many things seen unseen
Through regular meditation and concentration
Miraculous power of healing is within you.

Oh my boy!
Your body mind and soul can go for
Spiritual practice to create inner peace
Go- go for regular meditation
Kick out the stress to escape
Escape from the killing of your body mind and soul.

Oh my boy!
Go- go for regular meditation
You may see your social connection increasing
And emotional intelligence improving.
You may not feel the pain from many things
Your longevity may increase with immune system improving.

Oh my boy!
Go- go for regular meditation
This may help you to reduce your anxiety
You may be able to control your mood with focused attention
Stress in life will be less and less
You will improve your self control more and more
You will also gain  lot of satisfaction.

Oh my boy!
Go- go for regular meditation
This may help you for healthier blood pressure
You may also improve in many aspects
You can be a complete man in many respects
A happy and prosperous life you can have
Make meditation a way of life
Through meditation make a great life.



  1. Exercise, prayer and meditation are examples of calming rituals. They have been shown to induce a happier mood and provide a positive pathway through life’s daily frustrations. CHUCK NORRIS
  2. Reduce the stress level in your life through relaxation techniques like meditation deep breathing and exercise. You will look and feel way better for it. SUZZANE SOMERS
  3. Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence. DEEPAK CHOPRA
  4. Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal bliss and supreme joy in the end. SWAMI SHIVANANDA
  5. Writing is a very focused form of meditation. Just as good as sitting in a lotus position. ALAN MOORE
  6. The purpose of meditation is personal transformation. HENEPOLA GUNARATNA
  7. We can live without religion and meditation, but we can not survive without human affection. DALAI LAMA
  8. Sleeping is like meditation: it’s good to rest the body but also to shut the mind down for a bit. ANTHONY JOSHUA
  9. When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation. RAMANA MAHARSHI
  10. Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you are Playing the piano allows you to do both at the same time. KELSI GRAMMER
  11. When there is peace and meditation , there is neither anxiety nor doubt. SAINT FRANCIS De SALES
  12. The thing about meditation is : you become more and more you. DAVID LYNCH
  13. As gold purified in a furnace loses it’s impurities and achieves it’s own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attain reality. ADI SHANKARA
  14. Life is a mystery- mystery of beauty, bliss and dignity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery. AMIT RAY
  15. Meditation practice isn’t about trying to through ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are. ANNIE PEMA CHODRON
  16. Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end. JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI
  17. What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thought build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind. BUDDHA
  18. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished for by your anger. BUDDHA
  19. If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation , we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation. DALAI LAMA
  20. If you pay attention to thoughts and feelings while you meditate and try 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. ANNA MALAI SWAMI
  21. One conscious breathe in and out is a meditation. ECKHART TOLLE


Story-1: The TIGER

By- Ramez Sasson


A teacher and his student were walking from one village to another, when they suddenly heard a roar behind them. Turning their gaze in the direction of the roar, they saw a big tiger following them.

The first thing the student wanted to do was to run away, but since he has been studying and practicing self-discipline, he was able to halt himself from running, and wait to see what his teacher would do.

“What shall we do Master?” Asked the student.

The teacher looked at the student and answered in a calm voice:
“There are several options. We can fill our minds with paralyzing fear so that we cannot move, and let the tiger do with us whatever pleases it. We can faint. We can run away, but then it will run after us. We can fight with it, but physically it is stronger than us.”

“We can pray to god to save us. We can choose to influence the tiger with the power of our mind, if our concentration is strong enough. We can send it love. We can also concentrate and meditate on our inner power, and on the fact that we are one with the entire universe, including the tiger, and in this way influence its soul.”

“Which option do you choose?”

“You are the Master. You tell me what to do. We don’t have much time.” The student responded.

The master turned his gaze fearlessly towards the tiger, emptied his mind from all thoughts, and entered a deep state of meditation. In his consciousness, he embraced everything in the universe, including the tiger. In this state the consciousness of the teacher became one with consciousness of the tiger.

Meanwhile the student started to shiver with fear, as the tiger was already quite close, ready to make a leap at them. He was amazed at how his teacher could stay so calm and detached in the face of danger.

Meanwhile the teacher continued to meditate without fear. After a little while, the tiger gradually lowered its head and tail and went away.

The student asked his teacher in astonishment, “What did you do?”

“Nothing. I just cleared all thoughts from my mind and united myself in spirit with the tiger. We became united in peace on the spiritual level. The tiger sensed the inner calmness, peace, and unity and felt no threat or need to express violence, and so walked away.”

“When the mind is silent and calm, its peace is automatically transmitted to everything and everyone around, influencing them deeply”, concluded the teacher.


The Power of Thoughts

By Remez Sasson

One day, a yogi and his disciple arrived in the big city. They had no money with them, but they needed food and a place to stay. The disciple was sure that they were going to beg for their food, and sleep in the park at night.”There is a big park not far from here. We can sleep there at night” ,said the disciple.
“In the open air?” Asked the yogi.

“Yes”, responded the student.

The yogi smiled and said: “No, tonight we are going to sleep in a hotel and eat there too”.

The student was amazed and exclaimed, “We cannot afford that!”

“Come and sit down”, said the yogi.

They both sat down on the ground, and the yogi said:
“When you focus your mind intently on any subject, it comes to pass.”

The yogi closed his eyes and started to meditate with full concentration. After about ten minutes he got up and started to walk, with his disciple following him. They walked through several streets and alleys, until they arrived at a hotel.

“Come, let’s enter inside”, the yogi said to his disciple.

They just set foot in the entrance, when a well-dressed man approached them.

“I am the manager of this hotel. You look like traveling swamis, and I believe you have no money. Would you like to work in the kitchen, and in return I’ll give you food and a place to stay?”

“Fine”, the yogi responded.

The disciple was perplexed and asked the yogi: “Did you use any magic? How did you do that?”

The yogi smiled and said, “I wanted to show you how the power of thoughts works. When you think with full and strong concentration about something that you want to happen, and your mind does not resist the subject of your thought, your thought materializes.”

“The secret is concentrating, visualizing, seeing details, having faith and projecting mental and emotional energy into the mental scene. These are the general prerequisites. When your mind is empty from thoughts, and only one single thought is allowed to enter, it gains a very great power. One should be very careful with what he thinks. A concentrated thought is powerful, and exerts a very strong influence.”

The disciple looked at his teacher and said: “I see that I have to sharpen my concentration in order to be able to use this power.”

“Yes, this is the first step”, the yogi replied.



The Villager and the Happy Man

By Remez Sasson

In a small village, in the valley, lived a man who was always happy, kind, and well disposed to everyone he met. He always smiled, and had kind and encouraging words to say, whenever it was necessary. Everyone who met him, left feeling better, happier and elated. People knew they could count on him, and regarded him as a great friend.

One of the village dwellers was curious to know what his secret was, and how he could always be so kind and helpful. He wondered how is it that he held no grudge toward anyone, and always was happy.

Once, upon meeting him in the street he asked him: “Most people are selfish and unsatisfied. They do not smile as often as you do; neither are they as helpful or kind as you are. How do you explain it?”

The man smiled at him and replied, “When you make peace with yourself, you can be in peace with the rest of the world. If you can recognize the spirit in yourself, you can recognize the spirit in everyone, and then you find it natural to be kind and well disposed to all.”

“If your thoughts are under your control, you become strong and firm.

The personality is like a robot programmed to do certain tasks. Your habits and thoughts are the tools and programs that control your personality. Become free from being programmed, and then, the inner good and the happiness that reside within you will be revealed.”

“But a lot of work is necessary. Good habits have to be developed. The ability to concentrate and to control the thoughts has to be strengthened. The work is difficult and endless. There are many walls that need to be to climbed. It is not an easy task.” Lamented the villager.

“Do not think about the difficulties, otherwise this is what you will see and experience. Just quieten your feelings and thoughts, and try to stay in this peace. Just try to be calm, and do not let yourself be carried away by your thoughts.”

“Is that all?” Asked the villager.

“Try to watch your thoughts and see how they come and go. Stay in the quietness that arises. The moments of peace will be brief at first, but in time they will get longer. This peace is also strength, power, kindness, and love. In time, you will realize that you are one with the Universal Power, and this will lead you to act from a different dimension – point of view -consciousness, not from the selfish, small, limited ego.”

“I will try to remember your words,” said the villager, and continued, “there is another thing that I am curious about. You do not seem to be influenced by the environment. You have a kind word for everyone, and you are helpful. People treat you well, and never exploit your goodness.”

“Being good and being kind do not necessarily point to weakness. When you are good, you can also be strong. People sense your inner strength, and therefore, do not impose on you. When you are strong and calm inside, you help people, because you can, and you want to. You act from strength, not from weakness. Goodness is not a sign of weakness, as some people erroneously think. It can manifest together with power and strength.”

“Thank you very much for your advice and explanations”, said the villager, and went away happy and satisfied.



Happiness is Within – The Himalayan Musk Deer

By Paramhansa Yogananda

Musk is a kind of valuable, extremely fragrant salve found in the navel of the musk deer, a habitant of the highest Himalayan Hills of India. At a certain age, the ravishing odor of musk secretly oozes out of the navel of the musk deer. The deer becomes excited at the attractive odor of musk and frisks about, sniffing under trees, and searching everywhere for many weeks to find the source of the fragrance. Finally he grows angry and very restless when he is unable to find the source of the musk perfume, and jumps from the high cliffs into the valley, trying to reach the source of the rare fragrance, and thus plunges to death. It is then that the hunters get hold of him and tear out the pouch of musk.

A divine Bard once sang: “O you foolish musk deer, you sought for the fragrance everywhere but in your own body. That is why you did not find it. If you only had touched your nostrils to your own navel, you would have found the cherished musk and would have saved yourself from suicide on the rocks below.”

Don’t you think that most people act like the musk deer? As they grow, they seek the ever-fragrant happiness everywhere outside of themselves – in play, temptation, human love, and on the slippery path of wealth, until finally they jump from the cliff of high hope onto the rocks of disillusionment when they cannot find the real happiness which lies hidden within the secret recesses of their own Souls.

If only you would turn your mind inward, in deep daily meditation, you would find the source of all true, lasting happiness existing right within the innermost silence of your own Soul. Don’t be like the musk deer and perish seeking false happiness in the wrong place. Beloved seekers of happiness awake and try to find your happiness within the cave of deep contemplation.

….Ratikanta Singh.