MIND’S HIDDEN FAULTS PART 4

 Mind’s Hidden Faults Part 4
by Patrul Rinpoche

There are some meditators who don’t allow what is being thought to be thought, but who press hard and try to take hold of their minds. That is not the correct view; it is a suppressed state of mind. Let your mind rest in quietness when it is quiet, and let it rest in thought when it is thinking.

There are some meditators who falsely pretend that their mind is empty and open, and then sit and glare vacantly. That is not the correct view; it is pretentious and hollow staring. Rest clearly and wide awake in the empty state.

There are some meditators who believe that their mind is empty, and then meditate upon that. That is not the correct view; it is a fabricated meditation on emptiness. Rest directly in the one who thinks, “This is emptiness!”.

There are some meditators who look when they are feeling quite blissful, empty or clear, but don’t look when they are feeling uncomfortable, ill at ease, vacant and without a reference point. That is not the correct view; it is accepting and rejecting. Don’t accept or reject anything. Rest directly in whatever takes place.

There are some meditators who look when they are having good thoughts, but don’t look when they are having evil or dirty thoughts. That is not the correct view; it is called ‘choosing the good and rejecting the bad’. Don’t choose what is good, and reject what is bad, but rest directly without distraction in what is being thought, whether good or evil.

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