24 Sep 2013
The end of the explanation of shamatha without a sign by Padmasambava in the 14th century, the very last line is ‘bring your mind to space and leave it there’. Dujong Lingpa’s mind treasure in the 1860’s picks up right where this left off, 5 centuries apart, ‘merge your mind with empty external space’.
Alan discusses the practice further so as to talk less through the meditation.
After the meditation, Alan reads a short passage from the Vajra Essence. Alan then discusses where shamatha practice and mahamudra practice intersect, where they are distinct practices from each other, and where confusion sometimes lies between the practices.
Meditation starts at: 12:31
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