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Table of Forms of Specialized Meditation

 

A.
Meditation concerned with the objects of experience
1
 Meditation on the Divine Qualities of the  Master
FORMS OF PERSONAL MEDITATION
2
 Concentration on the Form of the Master
3
 The Meditation of the Heart
4
 The Meditation of Action
5
 Meditation regarding the numerous forms  of manifested life
FORMS OF IMPERSONAL MEDITATION
6
 Meditation regarding one's own bodies
7
 Meditation on the Formless and Infinite  aspect of God
B.
Meditation concerned with the subject of experience
8
 Quest for the Agent of Action
9
 Considering oneself as the witness
C.
Meditation concerned with mental operations
10
 Writing down thoughts
11
 Watching mental operations
12
 Making the mind blank

 

unless one has a special aptitude for it. Moreover, forms of Impersonal Meditation are mostly disciplines for the mind or the intellect; but the forms of Personal Meditation are not only disciplines for the mind or the intellect but also draw out the heart. In spiritual perfection, the mind and the heart have to be both fully developed and balanced; therefore, Personal Meditation, which helps the development and the balancing of the mind and the heart, has special importance. Impersonal Meditation is really fruitful and effective, when the aspirant has been duly prepared through forms of Personal Meditation.

 

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