Intention is the energy of perception that leads to response. If perception is dualistic, the intention and response will be dualistic. Intention or motivation is the energy that activates the process of cyclic existence. So long as we continue to attempt to separate emptiness and form, intention will drive the wheel of cyclic existence. When perception is nondual, response spontaneously arises as pure appropriateness – intention is simply the energy of nondual perceptual-responsive congruency. The cogs of dualistic distortion no longer click into action. Karma no longer arises because perception and response are spontaneous and clear.
Spacious Passion, Ngakma Nor‘dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2006, ISBN 978-0-9653948-4-0, chapter 6 Quelling the storm, p141