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There are many ways to approach meditation practice and training but unless we “know the one which liberates all” we can quite easily lose our way. What is “the one which liberates all?” We really need to recognize the nature of our minds when they are free of clinging to obscuring discursive thought and conflicting emotions. There are many methods for doing this but the most direct method is to sit on a cushion and constantly recognize the gaps between habitual engagement with thoughts. The discipline needed to do this practice is one which we could call “holding our seat.” Whatever thought state we experience we constantly have moments of gaps in habitual engagement. The training we do here follows the four yogas of mahamudra – these four yogas really are a way to develop the practice of not meditating or “nonmeditation.” First we need to have a way or method to develop our recognition of the gap – this is the method of developing “one-pointedness.” The nondistracted state is the state of nonmeditation but we simply are not used to this state so we need to rely on a technique.
It is important to understand the view here so that we don’t get confused about the natural state of nondistraction and some kind of rigid type of meditation which is based on suppressing thoughts and mental states. The technique should allow you to be present with whatever is arising without becoming habitually involved with it. So the technique moves us beyond “picking and choosing.
— The Practice of “Knowing the One”

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