"Once you understand what meditation is, things become very clear. Otherwise you can go on groping in the dark.
"Meditation is a state of clarity, not a state of mind. Mind is confusion. Mind is never clear. It cannot be. Thoughts create clouds around you - they are subtle clouds. A mist is created by them, and then clarity is lost. When thoughts disappear, when there are no more clouds around you, when you are in your simple beingness, clarity happens. Then you can see far away; then you can see to the very end of existence; then your gaze becomes penetrating – to the very core of the being.
"Meditation is clarity, absolutely clarity of vision. You cannot think about it. You have to drop thinking."
Ancient Music in the Pines, Talk #7
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