I thought I had recorded his teaching on White A leading into SoV correctly, but perhaps not.
My notes: ''At the end of the White A practice, we are not becoming Emptiness, we are Experiencing Emptiness. This is the state of Instant Presence.
This is not Rigpa. The primordial nature of the Mind is the Dharmakaya, but Rigpa is beyond Mind. ''
Of course, if someone has attained a state defined as Rigpa, staying in it for SoV makes sense, as does remaining it it at other times.
I'd be grateful if someone could unscramble my notes if incorrect. Unscrambling my head is a task beyond any mortal.
Edit, from the books I have :
Instant presence is the state of Guruyoga. (Guruyoga)
Instant Presence is not the same as experiencing Emptiness (Guruyoga)
Shine, clam state is not Instant Presence (Guruyoga)
This pure presence, this ground of awareness, neither rejecting nor following thought, is what is mean by the Tibetan term 'Rigba'. (Crystal and wo Light)
Marigpa is the root ignorance of the dualistic mind. (Crystal and wo Light)
If one cannot find the pure PRESENCE OF RIGBA, one will never find Zogqen: to find Zogqen one must bring for the naked STATE OF RIGBA.
(Crystal and wo Light)
I am now more confused - Rigpa is awareness of a state, and a state which the master transmits during DI, according to Crystal and wo Light: Path)