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"The whole effort of yoga practice may be described as an effort to think less and less until one thinks of nothing at all. Instead of letting the mind keep wandering from one thought to another related thought, it aims at concentration on one point, concentration (dharana). In the higher stage it advances to pointless meditation (dhyana) and finally to the trance, samadhi. This, although similar to sleep and a condition of auto-suggestion, is different from these other states in that the mind retains complete consciousness of itself and remembers vividly everything that happens."*t--Lin Yutang


-- Notebooks Category 4: Elementary Meditation > Chapter 1: Preparatory > # 206






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