Meditation: Advice to Beginners – What Is Insight?

Calm abiding can help us pacify mental suffering, but the ego-fixation at the root of our attachment, aversion and bewilderment will continue to disturb us until they are dealt with once and for all. Insight (called “vipassana” in Sanskrit and “lhaktong” in Tibetan) is an outgrowth of Shinay that allows us to see into our mind’s greatest delusion: self-fixation.