Meditation Quote 63: “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” – Dalai Lama

By on June 23, 2014

We LOVE this quote. In fact, it was one of the inspirations behind Daily Meditate, and we feature it on our “About Daily Meditate” page. Hopefully it can inspire you to meditate more, and help further spread the practice of meditation.

You might have seen or heard this quote before, as it went viral in 2012. It gained some controversy, and was for example criticized by Be Scofield as being too naive and an impossible to realize. Controversy and critics aside – while we do agree that we have a long way to go to get to a perfect world of mass meditation, research has shown that meditation brings with it great benefits such as:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve your tolerance to pain
  • Treat depression and anxiety
  • Cure insomnia
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Increase concentration
  • Help you better deal with ADHD
  • Make you happier
  • And more

Doesn’t those benefits seem like something that would contribute to a less violent world?

We challenge you to not only meditate more often, but also introduce meditation to the young generation to plant seeds of peace and compassion.

Take some time today to sit down with a child and show it how to meditate!

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

Do you know of a child that meditates? Please share your story below.

Original image copyright U.S. Army. Image has been changed by Daily Meditate, as per CC license.

Original image copyright U.S. Army. Image has been changed by Daily Meditate, as per CC license.

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Robert Axelsen is the former editor and founder of DailyMeditate.com. He loves meditation, quotes, and how internet empowers people to do BIG things. Connect with Robert at Rob.ee

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