Although your karmic afflictions are in no way affecting your pure awareness nature, they are creating the conditions wherein you remain unaware of it in its entirety. As long as you dwell in a state of lack of awareness, then the full magnitude of pure awareness cannot be experienced.

It is extremely important to ascertain your own fundamental nature without any doubt or incorrect view whatsoever and to understand very well how it is that it is, in fact, the innate nature of your mind. If you are able to do this, then you have correctly ascertained “the view”.

As one begins to remove the veils of ignorance, the obscurations that prevent awareness, one begins to see the primordial qualities that have always been present, seeing them again and again until they become clearer and clearer as one keeps on practising the path.

The practice is really a process of viewing the primordial wisdom nature more and more clearly as it becomes more and more apparent.

— Yangthang Rinpoche

Yangthang Rinpoche 9.