Contemplation, unlike meditation, does not follow a sequence of ideas through time to discover a pattern and an organisation of ideas. It simply observes the ‘pattern’, the ‘organisation’, discovered in Meditation. Contemplation is essentially silent. To attain it we still every mental process. Then the pattern discovered by the meditation process will be able to have its own effect on our mind. Our mind is bathed in a feeling of wholeness, a feeling wholeness which transmutes itself into peace & harmony of being.
As a simple exercise, if we Contemplate the ‘no’ in the word ‘nothing’, no-thing, we are approaching that to which Contemplation applies. But this is no simple exercise!
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