It is important to have a mind and body that (together) work with great precision. Many people do not take great care of their bodies; nor do they delve into the nature and essence of their minds a great deal. Such behavior is often negligence. A body that consumes many foods that are not conducive to good health is operating in a way that is not harmonious, not orderly. Similarly, a mind that is operating with a lot of inner conflicts, resistance, fears, delusional manipulations, and a fanciful administration of power, is not being harmonious nor orderly.
A mind that is a hodgepodge of absorbed (i.e., learned) conditioning consisting of false psychological separation, inner conflict, inner resistance, and spurious (internal) domineering power can seemingly create a meditative silence that it may think is divine. However, a mind full of inner limitations, conflicts, suppositions, and learned attributes can easily deceive itself; such a silence is (inevitably) as limited as the mind that fabricated it. It may be that a truly profound and precise silence is never the product of a calculating mind.
A mind that is aware of itself, each and every day, without the stagnant patterns that society has impressed upon it, may (without effort or spurious inner dominating factors) function with (and “as”) real order, precision, and harmony. Thinking and the thought process is often used by (and “as”) such a mind; however, the thinking process is seen to be the limited tool that it is; the sagacious mind realizes that it need not exclusively cling to that limited domain. There is a cessation of thought/thinking that comes uninvited, that comes unprovoked; it is not the hypnotic, limited kind of fabricated silence that so many unfortunate minds have learned to materialize.
A mind that has profound awareness functions without a fictitious and misleading center (such as the kind that the majority have learned to accept and take as genuine). Most, with that misleading and inaccurate “center” that each takes to be genuine, function — especially internally — with fraudulent space and with fanciful separation. The fraudulent, limited space and fanciful separation are involved with protrusions of thought that are given (false) credit for being the source of power and domination (of the so-called other thoughts). Then, such minds of imprecision think that they can intentionally meditate, creating or concocting a space of true and legitimate silence. Does one see the absurdity of it?… A mind of delusional, distorted separation and fictitious space thinks it can fabricate a true silence (of vast space). What it produces will be an obtrusion (i.e., an extension) of its own inherent disorder and imprecision (and, therefore, will inevitably be of the conditioned and/or false). It is so easy for distortion to bamboozle itself into thinking that it is free, or whole, or divine (when it is not). Only an innocent, honest, truly humble mind (of real clarity and precision) is beyond self-deception.
A mind that examines without the burden of false values and the stale conditioning (of the past) can flower beyond limitation, internal imprecision, and fallacious separation (such as misrepresentation as when, in the mind, the so-called “controller” is misconstrued as being somehow separate from “thoughts seen with psychological distance”). Profoundly intelligent observation must be pristine, uncontaminated, undistorted, and beyond measure. It is very possible for the truly serious mind. Only a mind of real clarity and precision can see and understand the whole.