“The Buddha said that before and after practice, you should do a lot of intellectual analysis and investigation.
But during practice, meditate with confidence, joy, and appreciation. Don’t spoil your meditation with lingering thoughts of, “This might be, that might be.” That is duality. If we look at this in a little more detail, it is doubt and hesitation. It is timidity. We are afraid. This is another ego trick, delaying and spoiling the time we have set aside for our meditation.
Instead, stay strong, calm, peaceful, and relaxed, and embrace the true nature without any intellectual thoughts.”
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Dorje Drolo Dzogchen Summer Retreat
July 19, 2017
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