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1 Sep 2017
Imagine and believe that the Master is here in your room, sitting in his accustomed chair or position. Then behave and meditate as you would do if in his presence.
16 Apr 2015
Imagine a brilliant white light shining forth in the heart and spreading into the entire body.
9 Jan 2013
Exercises: Visualize a lovely quiet landscape scene, either from memory or pictures, and think of yourself being there. Feel its peacefulness. Visualize the face of some inspiring person; feel you're in his presence.
21 May 2015
When the mental form on which he is meditating vanishes of its own accord and the mind suddenly becomes completely still, vacant, and perfectly poised, the soul is about to reveal itself. For the psychological conditions requisite to such a revelation have then been provided.
21 Oct 2012
It is easier for almost all people to think pictorially rather than abstractly, to form mental images rather than mental conceptions. Although the more difficult feat is also the superior one, this fact can be utilized to promote meditational progress. The mental picture of a dead saint whom the aspirant feels particularly drawn to or of a living guide whom he particularly reveres, makes an excellent object upon which to focus his concentration.
4 Feb 2013
Withdraw attention from everything outside and imagine a radiant, shining Presence within the heart. Visualize it as a pure golden sunny light. Think of it as being pure Spirit.
7 Jun 2021
The spiritual emblem combining a circle and some other form stands for reconciliation of the Overself and the ego, for integration of man’s higher and lower nature.
10 Jun 2013
... The Overself is only an object of meditation so long as he knows it only as something apart from himself. That is good but not good enough. For he is worshipping a graven image, not the sublime reality. He has to rise still higher and reach it, not as a separate other, but as his very self.
8 Nov 2012
The portrayal of Gautama as a seated meditating figure symbolizes his basic message. This was really, and quite simply, “Be still--empty yourself--let out the thoughts, the desires, and the ego which prevent this inner stillness.”
7 Dec 2012
The yoga of self-identification with an adept is the most effective method and brings the quickest results because it quickly elicits his grace... The fact is that inspiration does come with the mere thought of him…