The Discipline of Subject Clearing

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

In contemplating over a subject or a key word, or when recalling a memory, follow the 12 rules given below. These rules are linked to the exercises that help you practice that rule.

  1. Observe without Desires
  2. Observe without Assuming
  3. Observe what is Missing
  4. Observe the Incomprehensible
  5. Observe all Senses
  6. Let the Mind Un-stack
  7. Experience Fully
  8. Do not suppress
  9. Associate Data freely
  10. Observe beyond Name and Form
  11. Contemplate thoughtfully
  12. Let it be effortless

It is important that you be relaxed and let the mind present data to you. Do not avoid, resist, suppress or deny any thoughts, emotions, and even sensations. Simply be a witness and let the mind associate and unwind on its own. Let the questions come up by themselves. If you are not sure about the meaning of a word, simply look it up in a dictionary. If you are missing data, search for it on the Internet, or examine the situation in the present.

The following data and exercise will help you deepen the practice of these rules.

  1. Be There and Confront
  2. TR0 with Mindfulness


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  • vinaire  On September 9, 2021 at 8:49 AM

    Quote from Swami Vivekananda:

    “You must keep the mind fixed on one object, like an unbroken stream of oil. The ordinary man’s mind is scattered on different objects, and at the time of meditation too, the mind is first apt to wander. But let any desire whatever arise in the mind, you must sit calmly and watch what sort of ideas are coming. By continuing to watch in that way, the mind becomes calm, and there are no more thought-waves in it. These waves represent the thought activity of the mind. Those things that you have previously thought deeply, have transformed themselves into a subconscious current and therefore these come up in the mind in meditation. The rise of these waves, or thoughts, during meditation is an evidence that your mind is tending towards concentration. Sometimes the mind is concentrated on a set of ideas — this is called meditation with Vikalp or oscillation. But when the mind becomes almost free from all activities, it melts in the inner Self, which is the essence of infinite Knowledge, One and Itself It’s own support. This is what is called Nirvikalpa Samadhi, free from all activities.”

    The melting of thoughts into each other to form the fabric of self is what we call “Assimilation.”


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