When one realizes the ultimate nature of mind, there are no longer any moments that fall outside the sphere of meditation. However, the only way to achieve this realization is through meditation. One is free from the struggle to give up afflictive emotions or to “attain” wisdom. At this point, meditation as such no longer exists, because there is no longer any separation between meditator, meditation, and an object of meditation.
3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
from the book Cloudless Sky: The Mahamudra Path of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu School
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