The way to rest the mind should be neither too intense nor too relaxed. Let the mind rest with clarity and without distraction, like a lamp on a windless night. Let the mind wander to various objects with awareness, like a bird set free from a ship at sea. Regard whatever arises in the mind as part of mahamudra, like the flames of a forest fire. Regard all sensory impressions as part of meditation, like reflections of the moon on water. A yogi allows the mind to wander and rest with ease, like a skilful elephant herder looks after his elephants. A yogi should delight in sensory experiences, just as fields rely on water and manure.

— Mahasiddha Saraha



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