At the bottom of this post I’ll link a terrific new video by my friend Padmé. It speaks for itself but first I want to offer a few short comments.
1. The most elementary ideas are often the most important. But people often overlook them because they are in a rush to get to the advanced level.
2. The idea here is, “The main thing seekers need to do is destroy vasanas. If you do that, the desired state will automatically become apparent.”
3. This is the opposite of the idea, “Seekers need to hold themselves through willpower in some kind of state (thought-free, conscious, etc.).”
Points 2 and 3 are opposite approaches to getting enlightened. Some people say you can combine them because if you hold yourself in a certain state, vasanas will automatically dissolve. This hasn’t worked very well for me.