"You impute a pure consciousness and something not pure (clinging, etc) - already two - and utter malign the buddhadharma! :-)
Please remember this practice is based on and expression of the simple seamless truth that "form is emptiness, emptiness is form."
"It" cannot be found apart from the flux and flow of life and death. "It" defuses harmoniously with clinging, ego, etc. ... and therefore this work is incredibly portable and efficacious."
So, part of what I think he is trying to tell me is that "IT" is found in both of these
Oh, this is my prep for my chicken soup.