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All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit 

– Swami Ramdas

Meditation is the regular, systematic training or attention to turn inward and dwell continuously on a single focus within consciousness. With practice we can become so absorbed in the object of our contemplation that while we are meditating we forget ourselves completely. In that moment, when we may be said to be empty of ourselves, we are utterly full of what we are dwelling on. This is the central principal of meditation; we become what we meditate on. Eventually meditation will make our mind calm, clear, and as concentrated as a laser which we can focus at will. 

This capacity of one pointed attention is the essence of genius. When we have this mastery over attention in everything we do, we have a genius for life itself; unshakable security, clear judgment, and deep personal relationships.

(From ‘Words To Live By’ by Eknath Easwaran, founder of the Blue Mountain 

Center of Meditation, copyright 2005; reprinted by permission 

of Nilgiri Press, P.O. Box 256, Tomales, Ca 94971, www.bmcm.org.)


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