A quote by Voltaire (1694 – 1778).
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness
or pure consciousness without objectification,
knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Voltaire (aka François-Marie Arouet) was famous for his wit, his attacks on Christianity as a whole, especially the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech and separation of church and state.
One of the theories why he chose Voltaire as his nom de plume is that he was concerned with abandoning his old name because he was in such disagreement with his father’s beliefs and values.
Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets; his satirical novella Candide is particularly well-known. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time.
Thanks to Antar Marc