Crystal Clear: Practical Advice for Mahamudra Meditators by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

By Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Crystal transparent, by means of the discovered and learned Tibetan grasp Thrangu Rinpoche, is a better half quantity to the vintage meditation guide Clarifying the ordinary kingdom. In his straight forward and lucid sort Rinpoche offers us an vital guidebook for perception perform (vipashyana). for those who wish greater than simply concept, this can be a guide that starts with gazing the breath and leads practitioners via levels of awareness, the entire strategy to entire enlightenment.

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We usually believe that all these different moods are provoked by a material cause in the external environment, but this is not so. All these states are based on the perceiver, the mind itself Therefore, look into this mind and discover ,that it is totally devoid of any concrete identity. You will see that the mental 52 CRYSTAL CLEAR states of anger and attachment, all the mental poisons, immediately subside and dissolve-and this is extremely beneficial. To conclude this section, I will repeat my previous point.

Forgetting is proof that your attention is no longer steady and the calmness has gone . Here you neither fixate upon nor examine the pebble, but simply allow your attention to rest on it without wandering off. When sitting in darkness at night, you can imagine a peasized sphere of white light between the eyebrows and simply fix your attention upon it in a relaxed manner. At other times you can direct the mind, as before, on a pea-sized black sphere below you. To summarize, during the daytime, let you attention rest on a pebble or stick and at night visualize a small sphere of light.

Mter practicing for a while, you might get the feeling that "I never used to have so many thoughts. Something must be wrong. " This is only because, in the past, you were never concerned with the state of your own mind; you were always focusing on other things and simply did not notice that there was an almost uninterrupted flow of thoughts taking place. Through practice one becomes more 40 CRYSTAL CLEAR aware of what is going on, which is not a problem. One simply starts to notice the actual state of affairs; so just carry on with your practice.

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