Self-knowing wakefulness ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Recognize that your mind is the unity of being empty and cognizant, suffused with knowing. When your attention is extroverted, you fall under the sway of thoughts. Let your attention recognize itself. Recognize that it is empty. That which recognizes is the cognizance. You can trust at that moment that these two – emptiness and cognizance – are an original unity. Seeing this is called self-knowing wakefulness.


Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

from the book As It Is, Vol. 2

translated by Erik Pema Kunsang



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