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DISCOURSES by Meher Baba

The Types of Meditation

Part IV
ASSIMILATION OF THE DIVINE TRUTHS

SECTION A
Modes of General Meditation

THE beginnings of spiritual life are marked and helped by general meditation, which is not concerned exclusively with selected specific items of experience, but which, in its comprehensive scope, seeks to understand and assimilate the Divine Truths of life and the universe. Limits of free philosophical meditation When the aspirant is interested in the wider problems of the ultimate nature of life and the universe and begins to think about them, he may be said to have launched himself upon such meditation. Much of what is included under philosophy is a result of trying to develop an intellectual grasp of the ultimate nature of life and the universe. The purely intellectual grasp of Divine Truths remains feeble, incomplete and indecisive owing to the limitations of the experience which may be available as the foundation of the structures of speculation. The philosophical meditation of free and unaided thought does not lead to conclusive results. It often leads to diverse conflicting systems or views, but philosophical meditation