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The passage from the second stage to the third stage, from meditation to contemplation, from the activity of thought to the immobilization of thought, from the creation of mental images to their elimination, may take several years to effect. It calls for hard practice and hundreds of attempts. Even the person who has attained some proficiency in this art may find it requires at least a half or three quarters of an hour before he is able to attain the third degree.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7: Contemplative Stillness > # 198

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