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The attempt to get rid of the faults and evils in oneself by using the powers of concentration and meditation belongs to the Long Path. But it is still occupied with the ego. For those who have turned to the Short Path, the object of meditation is entirely changed. It is no longer occupied with purifying, improving, or bettering the ego--it is occupied only with the transcendent self, and the thought of the ego, the remembrance of it, is left behind altogether.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 105

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