Fearless Simplicity(中譯大圓滿生活), p. 40---沙拉醬
Fearless Simplicity(中譯大圓滿生活), p. 50--沙拉醬
Fearless Simplicity(中譯大圓滿生活), p. 17-18---佛法的日服量
The best situation is to practice in a way in which mind essence is recognized in conjunction with the skillful Vajrayana methods. These methods include refuge, bodhichitta, the preliminary practices, the yidam deity, and so on. To practice these concurrently, excluding neither one nor the other, is the most profound way of perfecting the two ac- cumulations. It is the way of bringing the ground into the path.
For a practitioner who has already recognized self-knowing wakefulness, doing the preliminaries can totally obliterate all laziness so that none remains. At the same time, these practices also perfect the two accumulations and remove all hindrances. The essence ofmind is further and further revealed by the steady process of removing that which obscures it. All this takes place through the practice o f the preliminaries.
Accumulating merit or using conceptual methods is like making a candle, while the Dzogchen pointing-out instruction is like lighting the candle. You must have both----the candle and a match---to illuminate the darkness. With inadequate merit, you can perhaps recognize mind essence, but the recognition quickly disappears. You cannot concentrate; you lack the candle. Like a match in the darkness, the recognition flickers and dies. You need a stable basis to carry and nourish the flame, and accumulating merit forms that basis.