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One doesnt really hold back from ones thoughts in meditation.
Aren't thoughts based on sense-based info/mental interpretations of these sensual inputs and so aren't thoughts inferential and limited as such and trap one perpetually in the mesh of a never-ending series of changes without entering into a state of permanence underlying all change.
1) Which part of the consciousness in involved in thinking?
2) Is the thoughtless state superior to the thinking state?
3) What is meant by the thoughtless state of existence?
4) How does one relate with the surroundings and analyze and draw conclusions from the thoughtless state?
5) If the thinker is the thought what remains to be achieved and what would be the end-result of such a phenomenon?
6) The Vipassana practitioner reaches the stage where gross bodily sensations (Vedana) dissolve and there is a subtle flow of sensations throughout the body, which is called bhangaanupassanaa (Sanskrit: bhangaanupashyanaajnyaana), knowledge of dissolution.
This is an ongoing process, that continues to reveal layer upon layer of mental purification.
What is meant by mental purification?