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He must not only practise sitting perfectly still and thus stop squandering the body's energies, but also, and at the same time, practise emptying the mind of thoughts and thus conserve his mental energies, too. The whole effort is indeed intended to "stop the out-going energies," in the Gita's phrase. This is why sports, long walks, protracted manual labor, and, especially, sexual intercourse are prohibited to the would-be yogi.


-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7: Contemplative Stillness > # 185






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