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by Abhishiktananda, Swami (Henri Le Saux)
English version by H. Sandeman (?)

Return within,
to the place where there is nothing,
and take care that nothing comes in.
Penetrate to the depths of yourself,
to the place where thought no longer exists,
and take care that no thought arises there!
There where nothing exists,
Fullness!
There where nothing is seen,
the Vision of Being!
There where nothing appears any longer,
the sudden appearing of the Self!
Dhyana is this!


-- from Guru and Disciple: An Encounter with Sri Gnanananda, a Contemporary Spiritual Master, by Swami Abhishiktananda / Translated by H. Sandeman

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Return within...

A powerful description of deep meditation. (The word dhyana in the last line means meditation.)

There where nothing exists,
Fullness!
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everville340
Oct. 31st, 2018 11:16 pm (UTC)
This is such food for thought, a welcome reminder that finding something inside can be based on a search for nothing. Meditation indeed! Thank you for sharing.
bobby1933
Nov. 4th, 2018 03:42 am (UTC)
meditation/contemplation
Like the medieval Catholics, i make a distinction between meditation and contemplation. When i meditate, i meditate on something, some problem or condition or topic. When i contemplate, which i do far to rarely, i try to empty my mind of all thoughts and try to listen to if the universe has any silent message for me. This man's words are a powerful description of deep contemplation, may i someday achieve that state.
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