Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche wrote:Repeatedly you hear, 'recognize mind essence; attain stability in that'. What this really means is that we should repeatedly look into what thinks. We should recognize the absence or emptiness of this thinker over and over again, until finally the power of deluded thinking weakens, until it is totally gone without a trace. At that point, what remains to prevent the state of enlightenment?
Now, I'm not going to claim that UL has any relationship with Dzogchen, because I am in no position to know. You can decide for yourself. But I am not afraid to say I benefited from it (or their book, "Gateless Gatecrashers").
Gateless Gatecrashers wrote:The truth is simple. There is no self. There never was.
If you accept this as a belief, without testing, without sincere investigation, nothing will change. You will have one more belief running in the system, creating even more conflicts than before— and although you might find them interesting at first, like all beliefs, they get old fast.
To see the truth of it, you need to look. That means you must leave all expectations, all precious opinions aside and take a fresh, honest look. Don’t look for big shining lights, or big insights. Just look for the truth. Looking is simple: hold a clear intention to finally see the truth, no matter what, watch out for distractions that the mind creates, and keep digging further. It’s not scary. It is not magic. Just start looking for yourself and answer some precise questions with honesty.