Self-knowing wakefulness ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Recognize that 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗮𝗻𝘁, suffused with knowing.
(i.e. Union of the Two Truths about Mind / Primordial awareness / Ground / Reality.)
When your attention is extroverted, you fall under the sway of thoughts.
(i.e. When the Mind doesn't recognise itself because it is not present here & now, but lost in its conditioned thoughts ...)
Let your attention 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗶𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳.
(i.e. Let the Ground / Reality / Primordial awareness directly recognise itself through your full presence here & now.)
[𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 / 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 / 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀:]
A -- Recognize that it is 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝘆. (not really existent)
(i.e. 2nd truth / emptiness of inherent existence ---- the essence of the Ground / Reality / Primordial awareness)
B -- That which recognizes is the 𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲. (not completely non-existent)
(i.e. 1st truth / conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances ---- the nature of the Ground / Reality / Primordial awareness) (functionality / clarity / luminosity / cognizance of Mind / Primordial awareness)
C -- You can trust at that moment that 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝘄𝗼 - 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 - 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆.
(i.e. Inseparability / Interdependence / Union of the Two Truths ---- the dynamism / compassionate energy of the Ground / Reality / Primordial awareness. That which makes everything come and go.)
Seeing this is called 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀.
(i.e. self-recognition, self-illumination, self-liberation, self-purification, self-awakening)
– Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
from the book "As It Is, Vol. 2"
The empty nature and luminous essence of mind (one) pervades the mind stream of every sentient being (many).
~ Yangthang Rinpoche
The most important attitude and practice ~ Kalu Rinpoche
A. The 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 of the Lama or Buddha (of everything) is emptiness (2nd truth - emptiness of inherent existence);
B. their 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲, clarity (1st truth - conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances);
C. [dynamism / 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆] their appearance, the play of unimpeded awareness (Inseparability / Union of the Two Truths).
Apart from that [𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱] they have no real material form, shape or colour, whatsoever - like the empty luminosity of space.
When we know them to be like that we can develop faith, merge our minds with theirs, and let our minds rest peacefully. (i.e. merge with the Ground)
This attitude and practice are most important.
– Kalu Rinpoche
quoted in the book "Dzogchen Essentials: The Path That Clarifies Confusion"