Practitioners who are in the primary meditation rank rely on their effortful deeds and virtues to dissolve or use their logical intelligence to realize that the Buddhist dharma is inseparable from enlightenment in the human world. They can clearly see, clearly know, and clearly hear things in the human world that are not perceived by people. The primary meditation practitioner perceives things more thoroughly, for example,
I am pulled by karma, causing laziness and tardiness; I am entangled in unavoidable circumstances that I wish to be free of. But the more I want to escape from it, the more closely and endlessly it follows. I am metamorphosed into thousands of ways by thousands and thousands of dharmas. I must overcome, aiming to not be given birth to dharmas. I must practice overcoming obstacles, managing and controlling thousands and thousands of dharmas to acquire accomplishment of the Buddha’s Tao.
When practitioners of the primary meditation advance further in their effortful deeds and virtues, their realization is immediately more thorough than before. For example,
It is our body and mind that metamorphose into thousands and thousands of dharmas. We ourselves give birth to all karmas, and there is no reason to complain to anybody. We tie ourselves and at the same time we entreat to escape from it.
Those who realize this can move on to the secondary meditation rank without losing the supreme meditation.