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I'd like to share from WISDOM NECTAR: Dudjom Rinpoche's Heart Advice (trans. by Ron Garry from Tsadra Foundation Series book). As I was adviced one can comfortably sit with these profound pointing-out instructions in 7-point Vairochana position (-legs are crossed in vajra position or leveled on floor with left leg inside and right leg outside, -hands are placed right upon left with palms up at a distance 4 fingers below the navel or hands are on knees, -back is straight like an arrow, -head is slightly inclined forwards, -shoulders are level resting naturally like “the wings of a vulture” not connected with belly, but here: -relax with eyes open straigth into space about 5 meters without moving, -breathing with slightly open mouth where tongue can be placed behind the upper teeth). Good luck :smile: For more details please find a qualified Dzogchen teacher.

Do not meditate to arrive at a conclusion: “That’s it!” If you meditate in
that way, it becomes intellectual activity. Here, there is no object of meditation whatsoever nor even an instant of distraction. Distraction from resting in awareness is true delusion. Don’t be distracted!
Whatever thoughts arise, let them arise. Do not follow after them and do
not suppress them. If you ask “In that case, what should I do?” whatever
objective phenomena arise, whatever appears, do not grasp phenomena’s
appearing aspect as you rest in a fresh state, like a small child looking inside
a temple. When all phenomena are left as they are, their appearance is
not modified, their color does not change, and their brilliance does not
diminish. If you do not spoil phenomena with clinging and grasping
thoughts, appearances and awareness will nakedly manifest as empty and
luminous wisdom.

However, many teachings considered to be very deep or extremely vast
have left individuals of lesser intelligence mystified. If I put my finger on
the concise essential meaning, it is this: In the gap between the last
thought’s cessation and the next’s arising, isn’t there a fresh, present knowing (da lta’i shes pa) that has not been modified even in the slightest—
luminous, naked awareness? That itself is awareness’s abiding state!

But one does not permanently abide within the nature of reality (de kho
na). Doesn’t a thought suddenly arise? That is the natural display of awareness. However, if you do not recognize thoughts as soon as they arise, they
will naturally spread. This is called “the chain of delusion,” the root of samsara. Simple recognition of thoughts as they arise breaks their flow. Release
thoughts within that recognition. When you remain in that state, arising
thoughts will all be liberated equally within awareness, the expanse of
dharmakaya. This is the main practice in which the view and meditation of
Cutting through Solidity (khregs chod) are cultivated as one.


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