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“Through analytical meditation, you come to a point of clarity and decisive insight, and at this point it is beneficial to abide in that revelation. Your insight will grow gradually like a sprout. Simply be present and settle your mind in the absolute nature of reality. Remain in a state of meditative equipoise, and do not think of this as a waste of your time. If you think you should rather be actively engaged in such practices as circumambulations or the stage of generation, it is the time for you to be simply present in meditative equipoise. But do not just sit and space out.”–Karma Chagme

In some scholarly discursive meditations in the sutra tradition, one continually seeks out the mind, and there is a tradition in which investigation is needed. Here, in the tradition of Mahamudra and Atiyoga, it is enough to seek and investigate during this phase of Dharma practice, but afterwards it is not necessary to continue the search. In the Katok tradition, the investigation of the mind is said to takes months, for one examines for three days each of the points of the mind’s color and shape as well as the exterior and the interior of the body. Our tradition does not take so long, so it is important for you to seek out the mind without even a moment’s distraction. (p.100)

–from A Spacious Path to Freedom: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga by Karma Chagme, commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche, trans. by B. Alan Wallace, published by Snow Lion Publications

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