The Best Meditation Is…
when we stop meditating!
Tulku Urgyen said, “Short moments many times.” This is essential in awareness meditation. We don’t hang on to anything, effortlessly relaxing, without the mental gymnastics of mindfulness. The Dzogchen approach is that no one ever became enlightened by meditating, but only by breaking the meditation.
Meditation is dualistic.
Non-meditation is non-dualistic.
There are two approaches to meditation: one is to tame the mind through the non-distraction of focused shamata/shine practices, and the other to rest in the naturalness of direct perception, barely aware in open emptiness to whatever arises within clarity.
If there is dullness or turbulence in the mind, we use the focused, non-distraction methods.
When the mind become still and open, we let go and rest effortlessly.
Servicing the mind
When the mind is not running freely,
it needs servicing.
Once the mind is running freely,
stop servicing it.
When a problem reoccurs,
service the mind again.
We don’t have to keep servicing the mind
if it’s running perfectly well!
If we interfere,
we create confusion and doubt
and so believe that the mind need more servicing.
This is incorrect because open emptiness is naturally present.