Paltrul Rinpoche’s “How to meditate”

Friday, 21 September 2007

How to meditate

All you practitioners, male and female, who wish to realize the faultless and correct point of view, should let your mind
rest fully awake in a state of unfabricated emptiness. When your mind is quite, then rest in that quietness without trying to fabricate anything. When it doesn’t think, then rest in that non-thinking.
In short, no matter what takes place, let your mind rest without fabricating anything.

Don’t try to correct, suppress or cultivate anything. Don’t try to place your mind inwardly. Don’t search for an object to meditate upon outwardly. Rest in the meditator, mind itself, without fabricating anything.

One doesn’t find one’s mind by searching for it. The mind itself is empty from the beginning.
You don’t need to search for it. It is the searcher himself. Rest undistractedly in the searcher himself.

"Have I now grasped that which should be observed?" "Is this the right way or not? Is this it or not?" No matter what takes place, rest in the thinker himself without fabricating anything.

No matter what kind of thoughts occur, excellent or terrible, good or bad, joyful or sorrowful, don’t accept or reject, but rest in the thinker himself without fabricating anything.

(Paltrul Rinpoche)

from "Self-Liberated Mind" published in "The Flight of the Garuda" (Rangjung Yeshe Publications)

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