- In some Far Eastern regions a lunar eclipse was believed to be caused by a dragon swallowing the moon. Our understanding is always colored by the culture we inhabit. Even today's Western science is an approximation: on its own terms, it leaves much unexplained. True reality lies beyond understanding. True awareness knows reality directly, as a mystic knows God.
- Try to leave your mind vividly in a natural state, without thinking of what happened in the past or of what you are planning for the future, without generating any conceptuality. Let the mind flow if its own accord without conceptual overlay. In time, the mind appears like clear water.
- Practice synchronizing your breath with your mantra.