Question: How do you go about emptying your mind in order to be able to meditate?Sri Chinmoy: First, you have to aspire. Then, you have to make your mind vacant. You should not allow any thought to enter into your mind and take shape. Suppose a name comes. As soon as the first letter of the name appears, you kill the name. You have to make your mind vacant, as empty as possible.
Sri Chinmoy, Meditation: God speaks and I listen, part 1, Agni Press, 1974