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Preparation for Meditative Serenity (concentration, shamatha) is made possible by adopting these simple principles:

1. Preparation: Conducive dwelling, Have little desire, Be content, Abandon useless activities, Pure ethical discipline, Stop thoughts of desires

2. Practice: Effective posture (Relaxation and Wakefulness). Effective practice (Mindfulness: attention is not distracted from object of concentration; and Vigilance: awareness of being distracted)

When these basics are being applied, you can begin advancing through the stages of meditative concentration, which begin with the first two:

First Stage: Settle the psyche by withdrawing attention from everything else, and direct it towards a single focus.

Second Stage: Settling continually involves the attention that was directed initially to continue focusing without becoming distracted by anything else.

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