01. Anne likes to [meditate] for ten minutes every evening in order to relax.
02. The Buddha showed us that [meditation] is the key to enlightenment.
03. He has been [meditating] on the problem for a couple of days now.
04. She practices yoga and [meditation] as a relief from her busy workday.
05. We walked along the beach, lost in [meditation], for over an hour.
06. The novel is a long [meditation] on the importance of spirituality in modern living.
07. Deep in a [meditative] state, the man was able to slow both his heart and respiratory rates.
08. Author Boris Pasternak once suggested that art always [meditates] on death, and thus always creates life.
09. Aristotle once observed that all who have [meditated] on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
10. Philosopher Krishnamurti once remarked that [meditation] is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.
11. Bill Dana once said that the four leading ways of breaking tension are: taking drugs, [meditating], exercising, and laughing.
12. The Chinese art of tai chi emphasizes complete relaxation, and can be considered a form of [meditation].
13. Zen Buddhism encourages individuals to seek the Buddha nature within themselves, and to practice a disciplined form of sitting [meditation].
14. Sathya Sai Baba once suggested that [meditation] is nothing else but rising above desires.
15. Sathya Sai Baba once noted that whenever and wherever you put yourself in touch with God, that is the state of [meditation].
16. The essence of the Buddha's teaching is contained in the practice of [meditation].
17. The practice of [meditation] was taught by the Buddha 2,500 years ago.
18. As Beethoven lost his hearing, his compositions came to have a more [meditative] character.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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