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Men who are strongly attached by the cords of desire to the things of this world naturally find the very idea of the void repulsive. But even mystics who have loosed themselves from such things still hesitate when on the threshold of the void and often withdraw without taking the plunge. For with them it is the clinging to personal self-consciousness which holds them captive.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 8: The Void As Contemplative Experience > # 34

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