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Contemplation

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contemplation (bhavana): Literally means cultivation. General term for any type of meditational practice involving continuous attention by the mind to any suitable object.

The two main types of meditation practiced in exoteric Buddhism are “samattha” or “shamatha” (calming) and “vipashyana “(insight) meditation, while in esoteric Buddhism various forms of visualization are used along with the methods practiced in exoteric Buddhism. Contemplation

Abstract contemplation.

There are four levels through which the mind frees itself from all subjects and objective hindrances and reaches a state of absolute indifference and annihilation of thought, perception, and will.

See also; Meditation.

see; Anupassati