To not think, is actually a superior type of thinking. I realised that going beyond the reasons gives you the liberty of thinking. Contemplation is an experience that enlighten the rationale. It is difficult to explain intellectually what happens after you quit your thinking. But what is beyond that, many people still ask? You can NOT explain transcendence. We can not capture the metaphysics, to make thinking objects of an inferior level of experience. In contemplation we do not think, we live, we experience. To dominate with the intellect everything is an attempt that will never be superior. Imagination and spontaneity is more important than knowledge, the intellect kills has the power to kill feelings.
Approximate translation from Romanian, Sergiu Celibidache’s interviews