Long practice of precise exercises in internal quietude removes us from continuous immersion in the world. This in turn enables us to detach ourselves from its lures more effectually. Such detachment leads to a calmness which more and more permeates our entire being. In this way, whatever is lost by the physical inaction of these exercises is well compensated by the spiritual gain.
-- Notebooks Category 4: Elementary Meditation > Chapter 1: Preparatory > # 336