Three fundamentals of meditation, which correspond to Joyce’s three points concerning appreciation of a work of art (see « Beholding » entry below) and also three points of a triangle, and an egg, for that matter:
– Do not centralize your attention inward, do not cling to or identify with thoughts, sensations, perceptions.
– Do not seek to become above, beyond, outside, elsewhere.
– Do not move from the ever-moving here and now, simply « identify » with the ever-changing present moment.
A triangle has two opposing bases, for example inside and outside, and a transcendent or integrated apex, insideoutside.
An egg has an opposing yolk and white, and an all-encompassing shell. In Ulysses, Bloom would be the yolk, Stephen the white and Molly the shell.
Having tried materialism and asceticism, upon awakening the Buddha realized the middle way.