So far we have discussed the imitative and the true version of practicing with a mind free of attachment and concepts. The true version refers to the way a boddhisattva, having arrived at the first ground, practices the six paramitas. Because the boddhisattva has realized the illusory nature of all phenomena, there is no attachment whatsoever to any practices of the six paramitas. But those who have not realized emptiness can only imitate the true version at best. If one does not understand the viewpoints of Madhyamaka, then not even this is practicable. When neither version is feasible, from what perspestive can one approach the idea of a mind free of clinging and concepts?
~Depicted from FROM BELIEVER TO BODDHISATTVAS