Page 236 - Meditation – Pujya SriRamchandraji Maharaj
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Through both sides of Zero the whole manifestation happens. We experience Nothingness or emptiness and when look into that emptiness itself as an object and look for its essence again we find that it is empty of inherent existence. This is what is termed by mystics as 'emptiness of emptiness.' That is also the experience of many advanced persons amongst us.
Another problem that arises in meditation may be called excitement. Excitement is when the lucidity of the mind becomes too intense and becomes conceptual. And, therefore, the mind generates lots of thoughts, past, present, and future, and so on. They are so many and so intense that we can not stop them or let go of them. Now, this can be either a pleasant or an unpleasant excitement. It could be excessive excitement in being too happy or too enthusiastic: Or it could be a feeling of deep unhappiness or discontentment. In either case, the result is the thoughts which distract us. Now, there are, obviously, a lot of things that can go wrong with meditation, but basically all of them are included within these two types of defects, torpor and excitement.

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