Meditation: Key Concepts

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

This is a Key Word List and Glossary for the subject of Meditation.


Key Word List

Physical objects, Mental objects, Meditation, Living meditation, Focus on breath, Restraining reaction, Realizations, Open-eyes meditation, Walking meditation, Focus in meditation, Principle of consistency 



Physical objects
The physical objects result from the assimilation of perceptual elements coming from the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

Mental objects
The mental objects are memories, thoughts, and feelings triggered by incoming perceptual elements. Mental objects arise because of existing impressions in the mental matrix that are not fully assimilated.

In meditation, you focus on the assimilation of the mental objects. So, you at first minimize and control the incoming perceptual elements.

Living meditation
Living meditation is to note the inconsistency in your own behavior, such as, sexual activity, speaking falsely, intoxicants, stealing, etc., and look at it more closely.

Focus on breath
Focus on breath is a method to minimize and control the incoming perceptual elements.

Restraining reaction
Restraining reactions helps one look at the mental objects one at a time in the order they are demanding attention.

Intense looking at the mental objects helps them assimilate. As a result, realizations come about.

Open-eyes meditation
Open-eyes meditation is meditation with eyes open. It is a higher gradient of meditation as it triggers greater number of mental objects. This is usually attempted after most mental objects triggered while mediating with eyes closed have been assimilated.

Walking meditation
Walking meditation is meditation with eyes open while walking. This is a still higher gradient of meditation. This is attempted after open-eyes meditation while sitting has been successfully accomplished.

Focus in meditation
Meditation is at first focused on fixed beingness recognized as Matter. It then expands to the activity of the beingness recognized as Energy. Further expansion of focus includes all dimensions of beingness and activity, which is recognized as Space. Further expansion of focus on Time includes changes in all these dimensions and their evolution over a life time. Finally, the focus of meditation expands to the sphere of considerations, which is recognized as Thought.

Principle of consistency 
Just like the principle of entropy, there seems to be a principle of consistency. Considerations, as and when discovered, readjust themselves toward consistency with background considerations. If there is an inconsistency, then there is an undiscovered consideration.


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