Finding Our True Lineage

Returning to our inner intention.
Being happy.

There is a lineage calling within us all: it is our path to enlightenment.
This isn’t an organisation or tradition; it’s an inner longing.
It isn’t hope; it’s more like re-cognition.

We may all be pure consciousness but our path to realisation has its own influences. We naturally see things in a certain way, and this has nothing to do with doing our own thing. Rather, it is an inner realisation, where we learn experientially instead of ‘faking it’. We may follow a tradition (or traditions) for a while, and then we feel that we’re treading water, just going through the routine.

There’s an inner spark that illuminates and connects us to a stream of consciousness. This link is always present, but is lost in our gross hopes and fears.

When we investigate our true reality, we discover that this truth is not separate from the truth of others, but the intensity of flavour will be different.

This isn’t about obsession; it is about re-cognition.
It’s a personal enquiry into consciousness through meditation and study.

We cannot rely on others, as they are following their own lineage, and doing it their way. So what can we rely on? We can rely on “That which is not”. Yes, aversion is a path and attraction is a path. Recognising addiction to gross universal laws is our teacher and, in this way, we see how beings are driven and controlled:

The first gross law is attraction.
The second gross law is repulsion.
Ignoring these two gross laws is the third gross law of indifference.

These gross laws are driven by our self belief, and thus we come under their control. When we no longer hold on to self belief, we realise our perfect state of pure consciousness and have found our lineage:

Attraction becomes emptiness.
Before this, we filled emptiness with concepts.

Aversion becomes consciousness.
Before this, we judged everything through preconceived concepts.

Ignorance becomes compassion.
Before this, we were competitive.

Our lineage is within.
Our happiness is within.
Don’t dismiss this as a cliché.


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  1. Grady says:

    Excellent read! Thank You!

  2. Obbs says:

    Dear Tony
    Any person who ponders on your post will recognize his/her path more lucidly.
    Kind regards.

  3. Five says:

    You might like the teachings of Lama Shenpen Hookham, at which are Mahamudra expressed in a straightforward way. She speaks of our “Heart Wish”, the power which draws us to Awakening.

    • tony says:

      Oh, I know her. She was a translator for Bokka Rinpoche.

      • Obbs Bull says:

        Hi Tony Will have a look, thank you. Kind regards Obbs

        On 1/24/20, BUDDHA IN THE MUD by Tony Barrs. There are two truths: the real and the seemingly real. Their connection is the negative emotions. On the path of the seemingly real, the emotions imprison us. On the path of the real, the emotions liberate us. There is a

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