There is only one mind; it is not that there are two minds, one recognizing the other. In the very moment of recognizing, it is like a knot that is untied. We don’t have to do anything further than that, leave it untied.
In the moment of looking, it is already seen. It is not that later on we come to see. Why? Because mind and mind essence are very close.
The second reason is that it is not that mind essence is something that we have to get our sights on; it’s not like that. It is not that we need to hold the awareness on it for a while, like one or two minutes and slowly it will appear within our experience.
Since there is only one mind, the moment you recognize, it is simply a matter of letting go. The thinker or knower of that moment is just like a new knot, like a new thought. The moment you
abandon it, it unties. We are already arrived at where we need to arrive at, we are already in the nature of mind.
You must find freedom from disturbing emotions and ego-clinging by constantly examining and investigating your course of experience.
Therefore, turn your attention to an object that gives rise to disturbing emotions. Examine carefully whether they arise or not. If they do arise, apply remedies vigorously. Again, look at
ego-clinging to see what it is like. If it appears that no ego-clinging is present, examine it again in reference to an object of attachment or aversion. If ego-cherishing then arises, immediately
stop it with the remedy of exchanging yourself for others.
Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye