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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche teaches through verse, pointing out the essence of a teaching.  Enjoy the quotes.


Mahamudra Free from Fixation

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Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Quote of the Week
September 10, 2010


Mahamudra Free from Fixation

If you want to meditate on mahamudra you need to have an understanding
of the lack of the true existence of a self-entity of the individual, otherwise
your perception of a personal self won't diminish. If you don't have certainty
about the lack of a self-entity of the individual, then you'll fixate in your
mahamudra meditation. You'll fixate on the meditator and you'll fixate on
the object of meditation and on the means of meditation. This kind of
conceptual fixation will obscure your practice. You'll be obscured by your
own thoughts, of there being a truly existent meditator, a truly existent
object of meditation, and a meditation technique.

          --From Talks on Mahamudra Shamatha: A commentary on the
Shamatha section of Mahamudra - The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by
the Ninth Gyalwang Karmarpa, Wangchuk Dorje
translated by Elizabeth
Callahan, Dechen Chöling, France, 2002.