Suggested Procedure for first approach to the CONCORDANCE
- Choose a topic of interest
- Select the idea in the Concordance
- Read and Study the context of the idea and associated ideas presented in Eugene Halliday’s writing
- Meditate* on the pattern which the idea builds in your mind, and the inner connections which the ideas build
- Contemplate* silently upon the mental pattern when your Meditation period is complete
- Apply the principles of the Meditation and Contemplation in your life if you like the idea, and are prepared to will it, and are willing to pay the price for so willing
This will prove in your own life and experience the idea’s validity, or not, for you,
Reflexive Self-Consciousness – a state of transcendent self-awareness which confers upon the beings who attain it certain powers of adequate response and capacities of stimulus assimilation. These powers man must attain or perish from the earth as unfit for the next necessary step in the evolution of consciousness. Consciousness is not an object, not a formed thing; it is that in which objects, things, forms and ideas appear.
Meditation is a mental process in which we disclose progressively the meaning of our central thought; we must proceed by defining our use of the words we use to express this idea. Our mind compares ideas, notes their similarities and differences, grouping them together in patterns. It is precisely the discovery of a meaningful pattern that is the object of meditation.
That which contains and arranges ideas. An idea is a form in consciousness. A series of related ideas is a pattern in consciousness. An idea has a form, and a characteristic binding line that defines it. Power, moving and functioning in a certain way, crystallises itself, and that is form, idea.
Mind refers to the space in which ideas are presented singly, or in groups, simultaneously or serially. The word “mind” refers to that which has no form of its own, but in which the forms called “ideas” appear and relate themselves. “Space” here, is distinguished from the space which we say exists between earthy material bodies. In the mind we shall call it “mental space” or “mind space”. The mind with no ideas in it is ‘no mind’. If the content of consciousness is eliminated then there is no mind. Only where consciousness is presented with some content can we say that mind exists.
The word “mind” comes from a root word meaning to count, or to evaluate. When there is a process of counting or evaluation in consciousness then it is permissible to use the word “mind” to indicate the zone where this process is taking place. Where there is no such process occurring it is incorrect to refer to it as “mind”. The word ‘meditation’ also comes from the same root word as mind.
Contemplation, unlike meditation, does not follow a sequence of ideas through time. IT CONTEMPLATES PATTERN.
Contemplation is essentially silent; to attain it we must still every mental process. Then the pattern discovered by the meditation process will be able to have its own effect on our mind.
WHOLENESS of awareness appears only in contemplation, NOT in meditation. Our mind and soul is bathed in wholeness, a wholeness which transmutes itself into PEACE and HARMONY of being.
THIS HARMONY OF BEING IS THE GREATEST HEALING POWER IN THE UNIVERSE