The Center of Gravity
Since it is not possible to stop negative thoughts, what is one to do? The point is that it is not necessary to stop them [with some idea of thereby reaching luminosity-emptiness], since their essence is luminosity-emptiness.
One merely has to make that fundamental ground of thought the center of gravity.
The same goes for positive thoughts. They do not need to be newly created [with the idea that this would be a better way of getting to luminosity emptiness than when thoughts are negative].
Since the fundamental nature of all thoughts is clear light, one does not need to insist that thoughts be positive [in order to meditate on their nature]. From the point of view of the fundamental nature, the essence of positive and negative thoughts is identical.
Because of that, negative thoughts do not need to be stopped; positive ones do not need to be started. This way of putting it was taught by Gyalwa Yangon.
Composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center, in the summer of 1991. Commentary on Ocean of True Meaning.
Translated by Jim Scott.