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The idea around which his meditation revolved must now be used as a springboard from which to move to a higher level. Whereas he was before intent on working out his own thoughts, now he must abandon them altogether. Before he was positive; now he must be passive. The mind must become quiet, the emotions must compose themselves, before he can receive the sacred flux.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7: Contemplative Stillness > # 202

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