• WordNet 3.6
    • n meditativeness deep serious thoughtfulness
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meditativeness The state or character of being meditative; thought-fulness.
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    “The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.”
  • Aristotle
    “All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.”
  • Eknath Easwaran
    Eknath Easwaran
    “Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.”


In literature:

Frequently a solemn raven sat upon the skull or the hips and contemplated the passing coach with meditative serenity.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Instead of reading, she meditated the problems of her own life.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
I looked at it meditatively.
"Vendetta" by Marie Corelli
Thus she meditated, sitting on a stair, and presently heard Richard's voice below in the hall, shouting for supper.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
For the youth was meditative, and held his head much down.
"Evan Harrington, Complete" by George Meredith
The intelligence filled my head like the buzz of a fly, occupying my meditations without leading them anywhere.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
When that name, the key of Rosamund's meditations, chanced to be mentioned, a flush swept over Miss Denham's face.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
She wrote like her former self, subdued by meditation in the presence of that inevitable.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
Miss Priscilla Graves now fastened her meditations upon Skepsey; and it was important to him.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
He appeared to be meditating on the flow of the water, unaware of hostile presences, or quite regardless of them.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith

In poetry:

Uplift the lowly from the mire,
And make our meditation sweet,
The lily gather from the brier,
And our salvation, Lord, complete.
"Establish Peace" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
In thee my hopes and wishes meet,
And make my meditations sweet;
Thy praises shall my breath employ,
Till it expire in endless joy.
"Psalm 104" by Isaac Watts
When 'neath the evening's western gate
The sun's retiring rays are hid,
My joy shall be to meditate,
Even as the pious patriarch did.
"Perpetual Praise" by John Bowring
In hours of meditation fraught
With mem'ries of departed days,
Comes oft a tender, loving thought
Of one who shared our youthful plays.
"Receiving Sight" by Hattie Howard
I to the woodland solitude will bend
My lonesome way—where Mirth's obstreperous shout
Shall not intrude to break
The meditative hour.
"On Whit-Monday" by Henry Kirke White
Fresh hope of permanent delight
My meditating thoughts pursue;
Nor can the charms of time or sense
Obscure the bright, the heavenly view.
"Retired Hours" by Maria Frances Cecilia Cowper

In news:

When it's time to meditate, sit comfortably, focus your attention … and reach for your smartphone.
Motown, 1973 On this album, Gaye meditated on the gap between sex and love and how to reconcile them ndash.
When we hear the expression "spiritual formation," we immediately think of meditating on Scripture, praying, journaling, and other spiritual practices.
The park's designers want the experience of it to be meditative, a break from hustling urban life.
Kyonen Jim Gordon, resident monk Meditation (zazen) every day except Saturday.
Meditation as cheap, self-administered morphine.
Meditation helps when I'm stressed.
I have been asked, first, to sit in meditation with a Buddhist group in San Francisco at the end of this month and,then, give them a talk on Thomas Merton and the dialogue with Buddhism.
Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton team up in meditative drama.
At once an involving character study and a stunning meditation on loss—planetary and otherwise— Millet 's latest unfolds like a beautiful, disturbing dream.
When we consider mindfulness, most of us think of yoga, meditation, even mindful eating - not the way we spend.
Plus, don't miss the OWN premiere of The Dhamma Brothers, an eye-opening film about the healing power of meditation behind bars.
Oprah talks with Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, a scientist, writer and meditation teacher.
) Bibliyoga pose: Three minute meditation.
What the method is really about is learning how to breathe, meditate, and transfer energy throughout your body -- you know, yoga.

In science:

Great playing is similar to deep meditation, when the mind goes quiet and observation of the self deepens.
Music in Terms of Science
This is a very Western-centric interpretation of religion. There exist major religious groups for whom following some set of laws is what matters; there are others that emphasize meditational practices or simply love. He is right that most religions devolve to cult-like or magical practice, but this is not universal.
Book review of SUPERSTITION by Robert Park
I shall turn to Husserl’s (1929) Cartesian Meditations for epistemological specification and foundation of this reflection in intersubjectivity.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
What is left when one abstracts from what is given? These non-material traces can be provided with meaning as the subject of a meditation.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
The meditation gives access to an a priori domain for which no discursive concepts are available to the Ego.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology