Ann Purcell relates the following short account from U. in Mongolia:
“Sometimes in meditation I experience deep silence, being in an unbounded empty space. Sometimes I see light in that empty space like the sun.”
[in Ann Purcell, The Transcendental Meditation Technique and the Journey of Enlightenment, (Green Dragon Publishing Group: 2015).]
Some similarities to Joseph Smith’s First Vision seem to include:
- Being in a silent place
- Feeling that one has been taken to a different heavenly space
- Seeing a light, like the sun
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is one of many different forms and techniques of meditation. It focuses on mantras. Another well known method is vipassana meditation, which often focuses on one’s own breath.
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