Sunday, December 09, 2007

By Keeping the mind blank for a sufficient duration...

By keeping the mind blank for a sufficient duration, an outgoing of both ideas and will result. The will can thereby inadvertently bring about its own extinction when it is intent upon the extinction of something else. By the repetition of such a mental action, the consciousness of that action grows less, until at last it is performed quite automatically and unconsciously.

One practices this technique to make himself a void so that an influx of the divinity can fill this void with its fullness, as an empty jar is filled by the ocean. One should banish all thoughts and be neither inside nor outside the mind. Thus, the mind will lose its identity, as salt disappears in water or oil in a fire. The aspirant who practices will be well rewarded, even before this stage is fully achieved. He who contemplates the void or space, while walking, standing, and dreaming, will become absorbed in space. An aspirant who desires success should acquire the power of regular and habitual practice, which will produce wonderful results. Such an aspirant will have an experience unlike anything he has ever known before. This feeling is simply indescribable: he will feel like an entirely transformed person, purged of faults and limitations, and living a new life. Such an aspirant becomes beloved by all, and acquires spiritual powers. This is one of the processes of emancipation. By making the mind free and open, he himself becomes full, saturated with goodness. Even one's normal daily consciousness will be more strongly permeated with awareness than before as a result of the intensity of this practice.

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