By Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
In 1980 on the Monte Faito retreat Chögyal Namkhai Norbu transmitted an entire and step by step process for getting into the perform of contemplation based on the Dzogchen teaching.
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The 31 Part one 2) M ugpa:20 obfuscation. In this case not only is there no clarity in your meditation, there is a kind of obscuration like a shroud of fog. It is a state of depression, of darkness, in which you are distracted but it is not easy to notice it. The remedies are those mentioned above, b ut above all it can be helpful to intensify your practice of the breathing exercises and of the movements ofYantra Yoga; also you can raise the point where you are fixing your gaze and your attention.
What must we be liberated from? Let us suppose that now we have ripened our ability to maintain a firm Shine, even for twenty-four hours. Nevertheless when we are not abiding in this presence we can slip into distraction, and there are always moments and circumstances when we are 'out' of Shine. (Moreover, this clearly entails that intentional commitment to presence is still necessary, as if there were a state 'in which' to enter and to abide) . This is the specific feature of 'stable Shine' and it is precisely this that must be released.
Thus we can see that, j ust as one thought naturally arises from the previous one in a continuous and uninterrupted succession, the same occurs in the case 38 Fixing and stabilising of objects that are present in our vision; all phenomena have their own function and their own way of continuing. This is called 'the nature'; because even though the essence of every phenomenon of the senses is emptiness its function continues and is always naturally present. This function can produce both pure vision and Impure v1s10n.
An Introduction to the Practice of Contemplation by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu