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"It is immaterial whether, for this purpose (meditation), an external object, an idea, a concept or nothingness, is focussed. It is a question of practising pure quiescence. The mere accumulation of force which absolute stillness brings with it creates an increase in one's power of concentration. It is unbelievable how important for our inner growth is a few minutes of conscious abstraction every morning."--Count Keyserling


-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7: Contemplative Stillness > # 17






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