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In the deepest state of meditation, the Void, there is utter calm. Joy cannot be felt there for it presumes the existence of someone equipped with an active emotional nature. The religio-mystical devotee who frequently enters ecstasies of bliss will lose it if and when he seeks to go deeper and succeeds in entering the Void instead. He will then feel perfect peace only.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 8: The Void As Contemplative Experience > # 12

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