By Thrangu Rinpoche, Michele Martin, Peter O\'Hearn
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Through direct observation of the mind, we know how the mind is without hav. ing to infer or deduce it. The Vajrayana path leads [0 the stare of great uniry, the stare ofVajra. dhara. in one lifetime and in one body. This leads to a question: If the Buddha said that it takes three periods of innumerable eons to achieve buddhahood. chen the statement that one can achieve the same state in one lifetime and one body must be untrue. Or conversely. ifi t is true that one can achieve buddhahood in one lifetime and one body.
Then through insight meditation , which looks into the nature of mind, mahamudra is accomplished. To facilitate and enhance the practices of tranquility and insight, we must still engage in gathering the two accumulations even while pursuing the path of liberation. The accumulations serve to greatly enhance the practices of tranquility and insight. When our practice of tranquility is unstable, it can be grounded through these practices. When we lack insight, it can be generated by these practices.
When our practice of tranquility is unstable, it can be grounded through these practices. When we lack insight, it can be generated by these practices. " The principal path is facilitated through gathering the accumulation of merit. Though the path of means and the path ofliberation may appear distinct, the nature of the paths and what is to be realized by them is the same. Mahamudra as a Modern Buddhist Practice Since the paths of method and liberation have the same nature and lead to the same result, it is possible to practice them in isolation or to com- bine them.