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Vulcan Meditation I

Posted by Jamil Syvak on March 17, 2008

These are the ancient Vulcan techniques ( Wh’ltri ), taught to Vulcans from a very young age, adapted to human physiology and mind. For a comprehensive adaptation, liberty has been taken in borrowing from the ancient Earth meditation path known as Zen. The following: Pacification of Emotion meditation ( P.E. M. ) has been used successfully by commanding officers in Starfleet to help them through their many stressful situations.

It is not the purpose of the ( P.E.M. ) method to make a person emotionless. Only to enable a being to control the feelings and entropy that emotions can create, and to help clarify rational thought.

At no time should one try to suppress or hide an emotion. Our teaching is to come to terms with emotion and thus to overcome emotion. It is the way of Thought controlling Emotions rather than Emotions controlling Thought ( Kya’shin ). It should set one free for rational, calm thought, peace of mind, and peace within ones self. To recognize and see the truth of a situation, to accept it and deal with it rationally ( C’thia ). To enable self – control in the face of any event.

The method is not any instantaneous solution to all emotional problems. It will take time. It will not be easy and often one will fail. Do not despair ! ( that is an entropically high emotion ). Try and try again ! You will succeed.

The method can be divided into :

A. Meditation at Home

B. Application in everyday life



Find a place where you will not be disturbed for a period of time. ( Start from 25 to 30 minutes initially ). Preferably a quiet place.


This is important as correct posture will improve the success of meditation. You can sit in the cross – legged loshiraq ” ( equivalent to the Zen lotus position ), or the semi – cross – legged ” losherok ” ( half lotus ) position, or kneeling ” leshriq ” ( seiza ) position.

If you, for physical reasons cannot attain any of the above, then any other relatively comfortable position will do as long as it is not slouching, with the spine held straight letting air pass freely. Once seated remain still and do not fidget.

3. MIND:

Concentration: one – point mindedness ( ri’agra ) towards awareness and mindfulness.


Breath deeply and at first concentrate on your breath. Breathing should slow down and become abdominal from within ” k’rawl ” ( Zen tanden – hara region ). Let other thoughts slip away, and if external thoughts enter do not suppress them. Let them flow away arising and disappearing. Do not concentrate on these thoughts. Do not indulge in these thoughts or suppress them. Observe them. Watch them without emotions and evaluation. Label them GENTLY. Cut off associative chains and return your mind to one – point mindedness … breathing. In the end you should be able to just sit. Letting go of everything. Your mind now clear, rested, and ready.

The sitting will sharpen your mind, concentration, and awareness. It should help in self – control as well.


The above, although time consuming, is the easy part. Applying what has been learned by meditation to all instances away from the peaceful place set aside for meditation, is much more difficult and needs constant reminding of what one wants to achieve: Control, clarity of thought, and harmony.

The awareness obtained from meditation can be used in all situations and in controlling ones emotions. The awareness will also cause you to react to danger before any emotion is observed. Therefore when you e.g. get angry, DO NOT act on the emotion
( unless absolutely necessary ). When an emotion comes ( anger ) you will have time to analyze it rationally. Remember that YOU have made YOURSELF angry, fearful etc.


Why am I e.g. ” angry ” ? Is it going to benefit anyone / anything being angry? Will any action I take because of this emotion, cause a negative and equal reaction ( in human terms … will I hurt anyone or myself ? ) ? While asking these questions, start your breathing. Star to clear your mind . Use ri’agra. And, if possible; let the emotion flow away through you out into the universe. This will leave your mind clear and ready for logical action. ( like making a cup of tea ! ).

Start to apply this technique to small emotions, little annoyances, little fears. To insignificant occurrences at first. Apply them while you are watching something on holographic vid ( T.V. ). that makes you sad or angry.

Do not be disillusioned if it doesn’t work straight away. The fact that you thought about it for a second will have made a difference, made your mind a bit clearer, and provided a little less entropy in this universe.

May the random factors be in your favor, and if you have any questions Email our representative on Earth : Dr. Marketa Zvelebil .


” One should realize that one does not meditate in order to go deeply into ones self and withdraw from the world. There should be no feeling of striving to reach some higher exalted state, since this simply produces something conditioned and artificial that will act as an obstruction to the free flow of the mind. Meditation is not to develop trance – like states; rather it is to sharpen perceptions. To see things as they are. Meditation at this level is relating to conflicts of our life situations. Like using a stone to sharpen a knife. The situation being the stone. “

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