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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche teaches through verse, pointing out the essence of a teaching.  Enjoy the quotes.


Four Stages of Conviction

KTGR wearing mala

Khenpo Tsültrim
Gyamtso Rinpoche


Quote of the Week

April 12, 2013




Four Stages of Conviction

To meditate according to the Chittamatra approach, we should develop conviction in four stages, then abide within the true nature which is dharmata, emptiness free of perceived objects and perceiver. Rest self-settled, uncontrived, and relaxed within that state, by determining the following:

         Everything perceived is a mistaken appearance,
               arising from latent tendencies.

         Thus, outside nothing exists as an object.

         Therefore, the perceiver as well does not exist.

         And thus dharmata, empty of both, is established.


Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Meditation on Emptiness, Nalandabodhi Publications, 2001, p. 35.

Translated by Susanne Schefczyk (Lightly Edited for the Weekly Quote).