Accessing the Grounds through Application


Accessing the grounds through application
Should be known to involve four points:
Through the full application of interest
One accesses the grounds of inspired conduct,
The phase of ascertainment;
Through the full application of discerning realization
One accesses the first ground,
The phase of contact;
Through the full application by means of cultivation
One accesses the six impure grounds
And the three pure grounds,
The phase of recollection;
Through application of perfection
One accesses the spontaneous accomplishment
Of uninterrupted buddha activity.
Therefore, this is the phase of
“Arriving at the identity of that.”

[From Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature by Ārya Maitreya]