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What’s it like to not have thoughts? (Raja Yoga)

I was reading a book about Raja yoga and I came across a unusually perplexing proclamation about the patanjali sutras- “one of the conditions necessary to achieve dominance over the thought is that one should consistently try to restrain thoughts and emotions” – and goes on to say you should aim to do this constantly, at all the opportunities. This seems contrary to many other entryways prescribing deep deliberation and things like that. Holding your thoughts feels an frightening heap like comprising your breather, before you know it you’re gasping for’ breath’ and a torrent of dreams enter your mind without your allow. I’m intrigued but wondering exactly how that works for somebody, and where the opportunity for reflection arises.

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