Meditation Quote 99: “Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama

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I love sleep! Especially as a father of two small girls – which makes every full night of sleep feel like a tremendous blessing.

Which is why I was super happy when I discovered this blog post, which covers 5 reasons why you should take a nap every day:

5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Nap Every Day

Did you for example know that a mid-day nap makes you more productive?

And that leads me to this famous quote by Dalai Lama:

“Sleep is the best meditation.”
– Dalai Lama

Such a short and simple quote, yet it leaves us wondering what it’s exact meaning is.

Should we skip meditation altogether, and sleep instead? Does the perfect sleep have a special quality that waking meditation does not have? Did Dalai Lama really say this?

While I have yet to find a definite answer to any of these questions, I choose to enjoy this quote for one simple reason:

Sleep is great!

As is meditation.

And until I get a definite answer about Dalai Lama’s quote, I will continue to embrace both for their own magical qualities!

What do you think? Is Dalai Lama right, and did he ever say this? Comment below…

"Sleep is the best meditation." - Dalai Lama

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