This is my edited version of one of Urgyen’s lectures on being thought free
I removed the bits that are not in english, the speed is increased & the audio is enhanced using software
JUST LET EVERYTHING BE
Although meditation is actually very simple, it is easy to get confused by the many different descriptions of meditation practices. Forget them all and just sit quietly. Be very still and relaxed, and do not try to do anything. Let everything—thoughts, feelings, and concepts—go through your mind unheeded. Do not grasp at ideas or thoughts as they come and go or try to manipulate them. When you feel you have to do something in your meditation, you only make it harder. Let meditation do itself.
After you learn to let thoughts slip by, the thoughts will slow down and nearly disappear. Then, behind the flow of thoughts, you will sense a feeling that is the foundation of meditation. When you contact this quiet place behind your inner dialogues, let your awareness of it grow stronger. You can then simply rest in the silence. For in that silence there is nothing to do; there is no reason to produce anything or to stop anything. Just let everything be.
—Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche”
Excerpt From: Reginald A. Ray. “The Wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism.” Apple Books.
ALWAYS SCRUTINIZE YOUR OWN SHORTCOMINGS
Always scrutinize your own shortcomings. Ignore the faults of other people. Keep this attitude: “Whether they are pure or impure, it is none of my business!” Be your own teacher; keep a strict check on yourself. That is sufficient!
—Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche”
Excerpt From: Reginald A. Ray. “The Wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism.”
time and space
While reading a few of Tulku’s books I created this chart to help understand the interdependencies he discusses.