“There is something tremendous, as I see it today, and that is regarding contemplation.
We find it so much better to call the Students’ attention to the use of contemplation rather than meditation, for the mass understanding of meditation has grown upon mankind and makes them feel they must sit in meditation so long that they become negative. In contemplation, the very word itself means Action of the “Presence”, upon which your attention is fixed.
You see, contemplation is action. Meditation is just stillness; and if you sit too long in it, you become negative. It is the very thing you do not want.
So, it is very much wiser in all your consideration of the “Presence” to think of It as contemplation rather than meditation.”