When it comes to the practice of meditation, would the Instructors recommend that the student first concerns himself with developing a stable concentration (as a separate exercise) before engaging with the more analytic stage such as retrospection? Or should the student jump straight into retrospective / analytic meditation under the assumption that concentration will develop alongside this practice?
And when doing an exercise to develop concentration (such as the awareness on the sensation of the breath), should we still be making the effort to remember God in our hearts? Or should we just be trying to focus 100% on the breath?
Thanks very much