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    Question "clearing of the mind"?

    Hi all,
    Could anyone please tell me what "clearing" means in the following extract from a text about praying? The person (an atheist) is referring to what he says or has in mind (something he might call prayer) when he needs help or something like that.


    'I wouldnít call it meditation, because itís definitely a dialogue, an organisation, rather than a clearing of the mind. I may not have a clear vision of who Iím talking to, but that doesnít make the practice any less valuable.'


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: "clearing of the mind"?

    Emptying the mind, clearing the mind of all thoughts, making the mind a blank.

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    Re: "clearing of the mind"?

    I'm not a teacher. Often, the mind is thinking of something. To clear your mind, you must focus on the concept of nothing. Nothing is a void of anything.

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    Re: "clearing of the mind"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,
    Could anyone please tell me what "clearing" means in the following extract from a text about praying? The person (an atheist) is referring to what he says or has in mind (something he might call prayer) when he needs help or something like that.


    'I wouldn’t call it meditation, because it’s definitely a dialogue, an organisation, rather than a clearing of the mind. I may not have a clear vision of who I’m talking to, but that doesn’t make the practice any less valuable.'


    Thanks in advance.
    As I understand it, in meditation, clearing the mind means; to not follow one's thoughts. I studied and practised meditation for many years in India. I can give you further information if you want, but not here. (It has little to do with language).
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 22-Feb-2011 at 10:28. Reason: punctuation problem

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    Re: "clearing of the mind"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    As I understand it, in meditation clearing the mind means, to not follow one's thoughts, I studied and practised meditation for many years in India. I can give you further information if you want but not here. (it has little to do with language).
    How interesting! Thanks you dear bhaisahab. Has the name 'bhaisahab' any relation with your experience in India too? I hope this is not a personal question, and please skip it if it's so...

    Cheers!

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    Re: "clearing of the mind"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    How interesting! Thanks you dear bhaisahab. Has the name 'bhaisahab' any relation with your experience in India too? I hope this is not a personal question, and please skip it if it's so...

    Cheers!
    Yes, it has.

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