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By Padmasambhava, Marcia Binder Schmidt, Erik Pema Kunsang

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Your innate nature of dharmata, free of constructs, does not have an object to be meditated upon, 'someone' who meditates, or any meditation to be cultivated whatsoever. To accept or reject is due to the fault of not cutting through attachment and focation. The originally free and empty nature of mind has neither something to be accomplished to which you can cling, nor something to be rejected to which you can be hostile. It has neither vinues that must be accepted nor evils that must be rejected.

Through strong philosophical partisan- 45 ADVICE FROM THE LOTUS-BORNI mindedness, you are separated from the paths and stages to ommsctence [enlightenment]. He who ftxates on what is perceived as being solid reality is not a candidate for liberation! The effect of this way of going astray, is, ourwardly, to take rebirth in the Realms of Form and so forth, due to attributing solidity to manifest luminosity. Inwardly, chis one-sided arrirude, the failure to recognize awareness as empty cognizance, is nor rhe cause for liberation.

At the time of meditation practice keep to the three postures or the vajra [cross-legged] position, invigorate your mind, brighten your senses, and meditate with vivid clarity. That will clear it. Sixth, dullness due to meditation comes from meditating with a depressed frame of mind, thus feeling totally obscured and drowsy. Direct your eyes into the sky, and in a balanced way make yourself keenly awake and sharpen your awareness. That will clear it. The texts on the gradual stages of the path teach that dullness and agitation are due to the fault of failing to activate awareness.

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