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When he has climbed to this mystical altitude of being where concentration becomes finished and perfect, he will possess the power of entering at will into the inwardly pleasant though outwardly strange condition of rapt absorption. The body will rest rigid and immovable, the eyes will be tight shut, half-closed, or wide open but staring emptily straight before him into space, the face paler than usual, the pulse-beat lower than normal, the breath-cycle slower quieter and shallower, but the mind fully alive.


-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7: Contemplative Stillness > # 76






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