garab dorje: Dzogchen: Having understood the meaning of the complete identity of all phenomena (in terms of their essence which is emptiness), then when one enters into this (state of contemplation) without following them, this is the true meditation." Through the practice of Thekchod, one comes to understand and be totally familiar with the state of contemplation. John Myrdhin Reynolds. The Golden Letters (Kindle Locations 346-347). Kindle Edition.