Subtly unclear state of mind ~ Thrangu Rinpoche

There are times when our mind stays with the object of meditation, but the meditation is not very clear, rather it is gentle and soft. It is easy to mistake this for good shamatha, but, in fact, it is not. Such a subtly unclear state of mind needs to be purified by tightening the mind and making our mindfulness strong, clear, and bright. This brings a sense of lifting both body and mind.

Thrangu Rinpoche

from the book Essentials of Mahamudra: Looking Directly at the Mind

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