Mystic’s Inner Mantra–“Shut Up”!
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Notes by TK
Getting to the “big experience” involves stopping the inner commentary. Human suffering is commented-on suffering. Ceasing the outward commentary is only the beginning; inner silence is the key. Practices (e.g., meditation, follow the Ten Commandments, et al.) are general outlines to eliminate outright hindrance to the mystic experience; they become confused with same by the natural working of the nervous system.
Two primary approaches: reduce stimuli (i.e., monasticism); 2) seek over stimulation (i.e., the mystical, e.g., “self-remembering”). All commentary is absolutely deleterious irrespective of content. The Mystic’s inner mantra: SHUT UP!—inwardly directed at the internal dialogue. All staring is commentary.