The purpose of meditation is to achieve complete elimination of the afflictions of mind. We meditate because our mind is innately capable of being utterly at peace, completely free of disturbing emotions, and perfectly insightful and discerning. So we meditate to clean our mind. We suffer from bewilderment but this confusion is temporary because it is secondary to the mind’s nature and not an intrinsic part of our mind. Therefore, if we clean the mind through the practice of meditation, this bewilderment can be removed. Since this bewilderment is not what the mind is fundamentally, when the bewilderment is removed, the mind does not disappear.
Our experience does not stop and is not superseded by a state of annihilation or nothingness. The qualities of the Buddha include omniscient wisdom of the nature of phenomena and wisdom of the variety of phenomena. The seed of that wisdom is innate or intrinsic to our mind. We meditate in order to achieve that intrinsic wisdom.
[Thrangy Rinpoche; The King’s Doha of Saraha]