Q: Is clarity and illumination similar?
A: Illumination means like a radiance, right? Like a light, sort of.
No, just abandon the idea of “like a light” kind of thing. It’s very important. If you have this idea that the nature of the mind is like a light, then it will be incorrect eventually. So abandon the idea of “that is like a light”. Previous Kalu Rinpoche has said that in his teaching “abandon the idea that the nature of the mind is like a light, or like an extreme light or something”. You know? So yeah.
Niguma’s “Amulet Mahamudra” by Kalu Rinpoche (2nd afternoon session – 2h 20′ 55”)
Kagyu Sukha Chöling – Friday March 11, 2022
To be continued …