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For the meaning and use of the term "transparency" in describing mystic experience, note (a) Mabel Collins' book on Patanjali uses the title "The Transparent Jewel," (b) the Chinese painter Pata Shan-Jen, seventeenth century: "When the mind is transparent and pure as if reflected on the mirrorlike surface of water; when it is serene. . . .," (c) a Chinese modern writer on art, Juo Chang Chung-yuan: "There is a calmness . . . the atmosphere is of rare transparency, . . . his innermost being tranquil."

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7: Contemplative Stillness > # 130

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