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meditate

(mĕd′ĭ-tāt′)
v. medi·tated, medi·tating, medi·tates
v.intr.
1.
a. To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object, especially as a form of religious practice in Buddhism or Hinduism.
b. To engage in focused thought on scriptural passages or on particular doctrines or mysteries of a religion, especially Christianity.
c. To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer.
2. To think or reflect, especially in a calm and deliberate manner.

med′i·ta′tor n.
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At the same time, however, increased conflict has arisen within the meditator movement, with a variety of subgroups forming within what began as a fairly unified movement.
Tummo meditators invite heightened sensations of bodily heat, often coupled with the imagery of symbols designed to summon spiritual knowledge.
The LKM involves quietly entering a state of consciousness in which the meditator follows a specific script to guide the focus of their thoughts.
The study is conducted on meditators who were practicing meditation for more than six months and nonmeditators who had never done any kind of meditation.
Once meditators feel centered, they generate tender feelings by imagining a cherished loved one.
Because the meditator presumably has knowledge of possible interventions (because she is reading Tsongkhapa), ignorance of appropriate tactics is not an obstacle to intervention.
It is surely right that, from Descartes' own perspective, the meditator is philosophically confused at the beginning of the Meditations; after all, Descartes himself does not agree with various claims made in the First Meditation, such as that all his beliefs have come from or through the senses.
The Meditator starts a dangerous voyage which, at the end of the First Meditation, brings him to the harbor of utter despair: he is compelled by reason to withhold assent to all his beliefs.
Without a particular goal in mind, the meditator has instead a less immediate, less ego-driven intention for practice generally.
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A meditator with logical analysis comes to realize that the self lacks true existence and this leads to grasping of emptiness.
It is very simple to become an experienced meditator.