If you are aware of the basis as a something, then you immediately fall into samsara. This is the problem with using the term awareness for rig pa.
- If Awareness of the Natural State is seen, with a non-egocentric mind, then this does belong to Fruition Rigpa. Fruition Rigpa is Awareness that has had a direct and stable experience of Emptiness.
- The mind of karma has an ego-centric mind, this does belong to path Rigpa. Path Rigpa has a mind which has intellectually understood emptiness and here does Rigpa mean, Inteligence.
Here is for me clear that Rigpa can be understood with the inteligence and the related knowledge OR be experienced which means to be Aware of the Natural State.
Aware of that Natural State is not seeing that State as done with object and subject. So here is hardly seen a memory based on the Alaya.
One special thing of the Natural State is that the Wisdom is self-emanating and is not caused like we know with an object and subject.
Emptiness is like we should know a not born case. So it is always without interruption there, but how do we experience that Awareness which is Yermed with Emptiness. Is it intelectual Rigpa or Awareness Rigpa?
I can imagin myself that intelectual Rigpa can never be Aware or experience the lights of the 4 / 6 Lamps..........