But as the mind that is the object of the search is unreal, so too is the mind that searches. Nevertheless, by clinging to a self in all our vague and transitory thoughts, which are brought about by fleeting causes and conditions, we experience the delusion of saṃsāric existence.
The spiritual path is the process of cutting through our confusion, of uncovering the awakened state of mind. . . . It is not a matter of building up the awakened state of mind but rather of burning out the confusions that obstruct it. In the process of burning out these confusions, we discover enlightenment.
—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche”
Excerpt From: Reginald A. Ray. “The Wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism.”