Meditation is NOT merely suppression of ideas and processes in the mind, as if we were to throw a blanket over disturbed mental activity and pretend our mind is quiet; we have to be very clear about this.
Meditation is a mental process in which we disclose progressively the meaning of our central thought; our Concentration idea or concept. We begin by defining our use of the words we use to express this idea. Our Mind compares ideas, notes their similarities and differences, grouping them together in patterns. It is precisely the discovery of a meaningful pattern that is the object of Meditation. When this is discovered, the Mind becomes quiet and we move to Contemplation.
Meditation is a precise and definite process, it proceeds in stages, and culminates in what is called Contemplation which is essentially silent, & in a certain way motionless. Again we emphasise, Meditation is NOT suppression of mental activity.
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