Seven Stages of Contemplation
1. See Symbol
Desire held as object, sublimed in steady clarity.
2. Consider Meaning
Desire cast in exploration, sublimed in apprehension.
3. Clothe Mind in Meaning
Desire embodied through the associative field, sublimed in comprehension.
4. Feel Depth of Implications
Desire felt passing through an embodied network, sublimed in presencing.
5. Dwell as Symbol
Desire sealed by assuming meaning’s array completely, sublimed as open appearing.
6. Translucent Ecstasy
Desire unmoved amidst moving oscillations, sublimed in brilliance.
7. Sparks Flickering in the Bright
Desire expressed as a speaking silence, sublimed in the unknowable.