A philosophical definition of VOID accompany by brief discussions are pre-requisite to finalizing a statement of "Meditative Philosophy" in YogaChi.
VOID is the Conjoint Undifferentiated Infinite Intelligence and Existence from which all Differentiated Intelligence and Existence are derived and existing therein(VOID). Nothing can exist beyond VOID.
The "Conjoint" indicates that "Intelligence" & "Existence" cannot be separated; for an Existence to recognize that it exists, it must have Intelligence; and, when there is Intelligence then there is Existence.
This is consistent with the Taoism concept of the "TAO". The "Yin" and "Yang" in "TAO" are inseparable. Moreover, as per definition in Taoism, the TAO that can be defined is longer the TAO; it is similar with VOID/GOD.
All creations take place within VOID and remains within VOID. Our Universe with a Time-Space Continuum Boundary is a fabrication of VOID-INTELLIGENCE and kept within VOID-EXISTENCE. Our universe can be considered a "Differentiated Intelligence embodied into a Differentiated Existence of Time-Space Void Continuum" and held within VOID. In our universe, "Time" is Yang and "Space" is Yin.
Within VOID there are other Universes. Within each Universe there is only Relative Truth. The Absolute truth is within VOID.
Life comes into being when a Differentiated Intelligence module takes embodiment into a Differentiated Existence module.
Human Life comes into being when a Differentiated Intelligence takes embodiment into a Human Form(Existence). The human form requires oxygen, food, proper temperature and so forth. Other Life forms do not have such needs of identical/similar requirements.
The "I Am" who each of us declared to be or the "You" when one is being addressed by others is essentially the bubble of "intelligence" that is integrated into the Human Form to have human "awareness" experience. ( If the Intelligence is embodied into a tiger body, then the awareness of the Intelligence recognizes that It is a tiger life existence. I use "It" because Intelligence is not gender qualified. Intelligence is gender qualified in Existential Form.)
Intelligence is fundamentally Awareness and Consciousness.
Awareness is Present I Am. It is the Authority of Intelligence for decision making in its current Existential Form.
Our current existential form is "Human Being", and our "Awareness" is that of a "Human Being". The external "Organs of Awareness" for a human are the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin. They are used by "Intelligence" to experience our human world so to speak.
The organs of awareness that bridge the "Intelligence-Human Awareness" to that of "Intelligence-Cosmic Awareness" are purportedly the pituitary gland and the pineal gland. They are activated by processes of meditation.
Consciousness is Total I Am. It is the complete repository of knowledge and experiences that the Differentiated Intelligence has had experience and will experience. It is All Information of the Differentiated Intelligence. Records of the Past are Memories and Records of the Future are Intentions. (Consciousness is used by Awareness, the very essence of "I" , the authority of Intelligence).
Life comes into being when a "Differentiated Intelligence" embodies into an "Existential Format". Life as a human being is lived with "intentions". Intentions are formed from desires, derived from the organs of awareness that sense the existential format environment. Attention of Awareness to Intention is Concentration; prolonging attention to intention is either Study or Meditation.
"Study" is priming of Intelligence to live and survive/thrive in its present existential format. As an individualized "intelligence" that is embodied into a human form in this world, study is the priming of one's intelligence to survive/thrive in this world within the human culture. For examples, a human study to be a farmer, a doctor, an engineer, a scientist, an architect and so forth.
"Meditation" is the priming of Intelligence to survive/thrive in the future of this world; and, beyond this world.
YogaChi asserts Life Continuum is truly the "Continuum of Experiences of (individualized) Intelligence" embodying into the different formats of Existence, within the different existential boundaries within VOID.
What is "Mind" ?
Mind is a function of Intelligence. Mind is the process of Awareness actively accessing Memories(Consciousness of the Past) and Intentions(Consciousness of the Future) and via organs of Awareness (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin) current perceptions/desires and formulating new intentions.
"Emptying the Mind" means Awareness ceases to access and process Consciousness of the Past(Memories), Consciousness of the Future(Intentions) and present sensory perceptions/desires formulating into new intentions (to be filed by Ego into Consciousness).
Meditative Philosophy in YogaChi
In "Essential harmless to one's Being and to others", the intentions of meditation (in YogaChi) is the priming one's Intelligence back to the Very Intelligence that has created/gifted one's individualized intelligence.
The methodology to achieve such "Ascension" to "Creator" is to recess into the tranquility of the Deep-Deep Silence, into VOID, to receive enlightenment information from the VOID.
Meditation for Ascension is, firstly, the expanding one's Awareness into one's Consciousness; secondly, the continuum of expanding one's Awareness into VOID.