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OUR PROPENSITIES AND TENDENCIES

Our Propensities and Tendencies We each have intuition and a conscience. All creatures have this ability, this knowingness that is more than merely awareness. This inner knowledge comes from deep within our essence, our essential nature of pure consciousness. It … Continue reading

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IF THERE IS NO REINCARNATION

If There Is No Reincarnation If there is no reincarnation, then there can be no enlightenment. If there is no enlightenment, then there is no point to unconditional love. If there is no unconditional love, then our short life is … Continue reading

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COURAGEOUS INTELLIGENCE

Courageous Intelligence The more we recognise the reality of consciousness, the more we are aware of whatever covers this up. The more we expose this covering, the more the recognition that the covering is an illusion. The more we recognise … Continue reading

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Hmm…REINCARNATION?

Hmm ‚Ķ Reincarnation? In studying the Dharma, one continually reviews what is meant and how it works. Investigative spirituality is a sustained refinement, which means that whatever was satisfying and comforting becomes no longer so, but is replaced by something … Continue reading

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KICKING THE CRAP OUT OF ONESELF!

Kicking The Crap Out Of Oneself! Crap is the stuff we no longer need – useless, unwanted nonsense. This manure is the source of happiness. It’s the Great Relief! ūüėÄ

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COCOONED IN SPIRITUALITY

Cocooned In Spirituality We come to the subject of spirituality when all else has failed us. Authentic spirituality is not escapism in to a fantasy world: it is a genuine wish to know the ultimate truth. The truth of our … Continue reading

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THE UNATTAINABLE

The Unattainable In looking for the truth, the truth will remain unattainable. We may seek the truth – the ultimate nature of our reality – believing that we do not already know this truth. It is precisely because of this … Continue reading

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BEYOND HUMAN

Beyond Human Even though we may appear to be human and identify with being human, we are not human in essence. We are, first and foremost, pure consciousness embodied in a certain form, under certain conditions, at a certain time. … Continue reading

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MEDITATING WITH EYES OPEN

Meditating With Eyes Open As we were saying yesterday, the senses are non-conceptual: in the milli-moment when we see, smell, taste, hear and touch, there is just perception – pure perception, pure awareness, pure¬†consciousness. That is what we are! I … Continue reading

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WE MEDITATE WHEN WE FORGET

We Meditate When We Forget Meditation is for when we forget that we are pure consciousness: pure consciousness doesn’t need to meditate. Meditation is the method to recognise and realise the silent openness of pure consciousness. Once this is experienced, … Continue reading

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EVERYONE’S ADDICTED

Everyone’s Addicted Everyone is addicted to a self, a ‘me’ and ‘mine’. This is the only reason we are not enlightened; the ideas about a self get in the way. Until we truly realise this, we will continue to believe … Continue reading

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THE MOMENT OF INDIFFERENCE, BEFORE INDIFFERENCE SETS IN

The Moment Of Indifference, Before Indifference Sets In ūüėÄ Before anything is recognised, there is a very subtle moment of pureperception, of pureconsciousness in which no judgement takes place. This is the wisdom of one taste ‚Äď indifference ‚Äď which … Continue reading

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TWO FACTS ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS

Two Facts About Consciousness All creatures are bornwitha sense of awareness or consciousness. This is how we survive. There is a uniqueness to this consciousness: it has natural clarity and is empty of contrivance, before anything is identified. As humans … Continue reading

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OUR ULTIMATE REALITY

Our Ultimate Reality Is unelaborated consciousness. No rules. No joining. No dogma, No fees. No attitude. No adoration. No -isms. We are born in pure consciousness. and we die in pure consciousness. In between and after, we get muddled and … Continue reading

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IMPRISONED IN OUR OWN MIND

Imprisoned In Our Own Mind We are each imprisoned in our own mind. Have you discovered that yet? We spend our time impressing other inmates. Have you discovered that yet? To be free, all we have to do is see. … Continue reading

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THE JOY OF UNDERSTANDING EVIL

The Joy Of Understanding Evil It all depends on one’s point of view. Evil misunderstands ultimate reality, and wants us to remain in relative reality because it is there where illusions are created. In ultimate reality, evil doesn’t actually exist; … Continue reading

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WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHAT WE WISH FOR…

We Have To Be Careful What We Wish For ‚Ķ as like attracts like. It’s unfailing. Whatever is internal is also external; if we have a certain disposition, so do others. We are all three absolute qualities: empty essenceand cognisant … Continue reading

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NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia Sentimental longing for that time in the past. We may learn from the past, but it is now when we realise what was learnt. This means letting go of the past. If we stay in that longing for a … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL VERY ENLIGHTENING

It’s All Very Enlightening We are here to realise our enlightened reality. Life itself is our teacher, once we recognise that this is so. Human teachers can only help us recognise the inner teacher of our own recognition. The outer … Continue reading

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WE DO NOT NEED LOVE

We Do Not Need Love We do not need love. We are love itself. Everyone cares to some degree about something. The quality of understanding illuminates the quality of that love.

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THE SECRET IS… WE ALL KNOW!

The Secret Is… We All Know! The secret is that we all know! That is the cosmic joke. All sentient beings know, are aware, and are conscious but they are unaware that they know, are aware, and are conscious. Could … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH IDENTIFYING FIXATIONS

The Problem With Identifying Fixations Realisation of our natural, true nature is only obscured by conceptual fixations in the mind. These aren’t easy to spot because it’s what we think we are. Fixations are obsessive attachments which we carry around, … Continue reading

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WHAT IF WE DO TAKE IT WITH US WHEN WE GO?

What If We Do Take It With Us When We Go? Take what? A quality of consciousness, an inclination. If consciousness can come into this body, could it not also leave? Are we just electro-chemicals, or consciousness within electro-chemical bodies? … Continue reading

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ALL APPEARANCES ARE MIND IMAGES

All Appearances Are Mind Images Images appear in the mind, which is our essential nature of pure empty consciousness, free of contamination. It is only when we see this that emptiness can be realised. This is the only reality we … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY IS REAL SCIENCE

Spirituality Is Real Science We have been led to believe otherwise – that science is real, and spirituality is a fantasy. This is a misunderstanding. For science to exist, there must be a conscious observer throughout: science is all about … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE PRODUCT OF OTHERS’ IDEAS

We Are The Product Of Others’ Ideas Product: the result of a process. For millennia, humanity has been the product to generate wealth. In recent years, technocracy – the control¬†of society by the elite – has made this even easier. … Continue reading

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A TROUBLED MIND IS DUE TO ATTACHMENT

  A Troubled Mind Is Due To Attachment¬† ‘Attachment’ is holding on, which becomes a habit and then an addiction. We attach our selves to a our self identity and subtle experiences: subtle attachments will occur until the moment of … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF CONFUSION

The Nature Of Confusion The nature of confusion is being unaware of our true nature When we ignore our absolute nature – the timeless presence of pure consciousness which actually sees – we enter a state of unconsciousness consciousness or … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FEELING JADED

The Importance Of Feeling Jaded When we feel jaded about our spiritual practice – or any activity for that matter – this is often thought of as being negative. We feel bored or lack¬†enthusiasm, and it all seems pointless: we … Continue reading

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FIRST MOMENT, SECOND MOMENT

First Moment, Second Moment The first moment is spontaneous nowness of pure consciousness. The second moment is commentary on the first moment. The first moment is non-material essence; it creates nothing but space. The second moment is temporal; it creates … Continue reading

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PRAYER

Prayer Prayer is a reaffirmation of an ideal, a psychological perfection in our outlook. To remain in an altruistic attitude towards all, to remember our true nature of unbiased awareness, and to do no harm ‚Äď rather than make things … Continue reading

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WHEN WE RECOGNISE THE TRUTH

When We Recognise The Truth When we recognise the truth, we recognise what isn’t true. So when we recognise what is untrue, that very recognition is the unity of the two truths.

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GOD AND VAJRAYANA

God and Vajrayana In Vajrayana, there are many devotional deities to choose from, each representing a different quality. Deity devotion and inspiration is as old as humanity; indigenous people know all about spirit qualities of the seasons, for example. In … Continue reading

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FIXATION: IT’S WHY WE MEDITATE

Fixation: It’s Why We Meditate Fixating is obsessive attachment, especially to a self identity. We meditate to recognise and acknowledge fixations that limit and cloud our judgment and understanding. We meditate to see clearly and to realise that that which … Continue reading

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THE SPIRIT OF CONSCIOUSNESS ISN’T SOMETHING IMPOSED

The Spirit Of Consciousness Isn’t Something Imposed The spirit of consciousness isn’t something imposed. It’s what we are. It is seeing in the opposite way to the way in which we think. Pure consciousness has no dogma attached: it is … Continue reading

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DON’T BE A BUDDHIST; BE A BUDDHA

Don’t Be A Buddhist; Be A Buddha Don’t be a Buddhist; be a Buddha. Don’t be a Christian; be a Christ. If we fixate on history, we won’t realise what we are now. History is a subjective narrative. We are … Continue reading

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HOW ARE YOU?

How Are You? ‚ÄúHow are you?‚ÄĚ is¬†a personal inquiry about someone‚Äôs health or mood. It focuses on that person‚Äôs state of mind and how life feels to them, and has the potential to be an intimate moment of genuine interest. … Continue reading

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METHODS AND AWAKENING

Methods and Awakening There are two approaches to the realisation of our essential nature: we can either approach it through mindful methods, or realise that we are already awake – and if we forget that we are already awake, we … Continue reading

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TRUTH IS THE OPPOSITE TO IDEAS ABOUT TRUTH

Truth Is The Opposite To Ideas About Truth Truth is common to all. Ideas divide us. It doesn’t matter what we think truth is, we all have one factor in common: truth! We are all conscious, and that consciousness is … Continue reading

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HUMANITY SUFFERS BECAUSE IT BELIEVES IN SOMETHING

Humanity Suffers Because It Believes In Something We suffer because we believe in something. The essential nature of mind is perfect, crystal clear cognisance. It’s what we are, but it remains unnoticed as we are usually occupied with ‘self’ and … Continue reading

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GOOD MEDITATION, BAD MEDITATION; IDENTICAL

Good Meditation, Bad Meditation; Identical The mind is a jungle of concepts: whether there are clearings or tightly tangled undergrowth, this jungle simply abides in space. In meditation, whatever takes place in the mind, know that awareness, empty cognisance, pure … Continue reading

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WE KNOW EVERYTHING

We Know Everything When we know good, we know evil. When we know what is natural, we know what isn’t natural. When we know light, we know dark. When we know truth, we know what isn’t truth. It isn’t knowing … Continue reading

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MEDITATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION

Meditation Has Nothing To Do With Religion Meditation has nothing to do with religion. Religion turns meditation into an occasion. Meditation is the practice of simply resting in awareness to realise that we are that awareness. Meditation is not an … Continue reading

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THE GARDEN OF EDEN IS NOW

The Garden Of Eden Is Now We don’t have to harp back to the past to realise truth. If truth was true then, it stands to reason that it must be true now. We are not talking about stories that … Continue reading

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KNOW ONE, KNOW ALL

Know One, Know All There are thousands of teachings about our reality; they all result in the realisation of non-dual, pure awareness. Without that, nothing would be known. Once realised, there is no further need for theories. Sin is a … Continue reading

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STILL WORRIED ABOUT EGO?

Still Worried About Ego? When something is observed, heard, smelt, tasted or touched – or when we’re having a poo – none of these activities are ego-orientated. Ego is the collection of mental fixations to which we cling, and that … Continue reading

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WE ARE NEVER SEPARATED FROM THE ENLIGHTENED STATE

We Are Never Separated From The Enlightened State Not knowing that this state is within ourself, we search for it elsewhere. No matter how much happiness or sorrow we experience, this enlightened state is never impaired or improved. Being happy … Continue reading

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THE PRACTICE WITH NO HARDSHIPS

The Practice With No Hardships Just be aware of awareness. All we have to do is remember. Alternatively, we could make it complicated: whatever words we use, we’re saying the same thing. Simply, barely, exactly, precisely,¬†entirely,¬†absolutely,¬†completely,¬†totally, aware of awareness.

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NATURE AND, OH DEAR, NURTURE

Nature And, Oh Dear, Nurture Our nature is pure consciousness; it’s what we truly are. However, our nurture (the care and protection afforded us) is what we have acquired. The first is our ultimate reality, while the second is our … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS THE KEY TO GNOSTICISM AND AGNOSTICISM

Buddhism Is The Key To Gnosticism and Agnosticism There is¬†no difference. Gnostic: relating¬†to esoteric, mystical knowledge. Agnostic:believing¬†that¬†nothing¬†can¬†be¬†known¬†of¬†the¬†existence¬†or¬†nature¬†of¬†God. I am about to suggest that Gnosticism is the journey, and Agnosticism, the arrival. Also that, as there were ancient, enlightened beings, there … Continue reading

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