If we look absentminded but are completely occupied by thoughts and don’t even know it, then we definitely need some shamatha in the sense of relaxing. Whatever we are sitting and thinking about, obsessing about, just let it go and relax.
from the book Fearless Simplicity: The Dzogchen Way of Living Freely in a Complex World
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Further quotes from the book Fearless Simplicity:
- True compassion and devotion
- Simply an illusion
- Smile and say nothing
- Acknowledging illusion
- Importance of a calm mind
- Finally very free and easy
- Set your buttocks down and train
- True freedom
- Fearless simplicity
- Expanding compassion