Good morning fellow philosophers ! I am posting this brief article on the effects of meditation to give everyone a flavour of my new e-book on the subject - Wisdom and Meditation. I would welcome any suggestions and comments that you might have.
It being the primary business of the philosopher to search for wisdom, it follows that the mind of the philosopher should be drawn towards Truth. A mind that is full of random ideas, circulating thoughts and word association chains is too busy to discern the realities. It is only through meditation and the constant conscious returning of the mind to rest, that the mind can be stilled enough to allow the student to reflect on the true meaning of the words left to us by the wise. It is for this reason that the practice of meditation is advised twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening.
A student who follows this plan will find that his understanding of the words of wisdom becomes not simply an intellectual appreciation of the texts (although this too refines) but he will gain also an emotional connection with the words as well as an ineffable spiritual deepening. This is the gradual process of realization. The truths contained in the scriptures and the writings of the wise become embodied in the being of the student and finally merge into the Truth that we as philosophers are seeking.
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