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DAMNED BY DISTRACTIONS

Damned By Distractions We are damned by distractions. This is why we meditate – to recognise that we are the clarity of consciousness. Distraction: A thing that prevents someone from concentrating. Distraction: A disturbance, intrusion, interference, obstruction, hindrance. Distraction: Amusement, entertainment, diversion, pastime, recreation, hobby, game, leisure pursuit. Distraction: Bewilderment, befuddlement, perplexity, confusion, disturbance, agitation. We do not have to be … Continue reading

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JUDGING AND BEING JUDGEMENTAL

Judging And Being Judgemental Spiritual practice is about knowing the difference. One is momentary;the weighing up of possibilities. The other is mechanical;being predictable and fixated. In being judgemental, we don’t see clearly because, instead of being fresh, pure awareness, we … Continue reading

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THE BACKBONE OF THE BUDDHA’S TEACHING

The Backbone Of The Buddha’s Teaching Seeing and the seen are inseparable. Whatever is seen is only seen by virtue of just seeing. Just seeing is pure consciousness; it’s our original reality. Once realised, whatever is seen is a spontaneous … Continue reading

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MICRO MANAGED EAR WORMS

Micro Managed Ear Worms Do you think we are being micro managed in an evil way? Little by little, humanity has exchanged its sense of reality for someone else’s beliefs. Whenever we hear politicians and broadcasters, or read the ‘news’, we … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF MISTRUST AND CHAOS

The Age Of Mistrust And Chaos Does life make sense? Is the world one huge cock-up? Really? A continuous series of cock-ups? Chaos and mistrust make life complicated, and this is how we become docile and complicit. Complicit: condition of being … Continue reading

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LIFE IS A SPIRITUAL CONFLICT

Life Is A Spiritual Conflict Life has always been a spiritual conflict between those who seek their true reality and those who think they know their true reality. For those who know their true reality, there is no conflict.

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THE PROBLEM WITH REALISATION

The Problem With Realisation The problem with realising our true nature is realising that others do not. Realisation is being open to everything rather than being closed minded and selective. Realisation is no longer a problem because there is nothing … Continue reading

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THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER

There Is Only One Answer There is only one answer:Pure consciousness. There is only one question:What distracts pure consciousness?

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OUR IDENTITY IS A FICTION

Our Identity Is A Fiction Our self-identity is a fiction, a misnomer. Misnomer: a wrong or inaccurate name or designation. We are not an identity, a personality, a name. We cannot even be a ‘Buddhist’. If we identify with a group – or anything – … Continue reading

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THEY ARE PLAYING WITH YOUR MIND

They Are Playing With Your Mind They are playing with your mind. Who are ‘they’?Thoughts. Where did those thoughts come from? That’s a good question,and you already know the answer.

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THE HEART IS THE ESSENCE OF PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

The Heart Is The Essence Of Pure Consciousness This is opposite to what people generally think of as their ‘heart’; we usually see ‘heart’ as our feelings, but that is merely a reaction in the same mind as our thoughts. … Continue reading

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EXAGGERATION CREATES CHAOS

Exaggeration Creates Chaos When people believe in exaggerations, they create chaos. Tulku Urgyen said; “We are free in the moment of seeing.” Just because Tulku Urgyen said these words doesn’t mean that we are now free 😀 We have to … Continue reading

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EXAGGERATING THE GURU

Exaggerating The Guru We, as humans, exaggerate everything. The guru/teacher is merely a conduit for words, which are symbols with meaning. We decipher the meaning through experience and realise that knowing needs no exaggeration. We do not take someone’s word … Continue reading

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ONCE WE REALISE THE TRUTH 1

Once We Realise The Truth 1 Once we realise the truth, we recognise what isn’t true. Truth is constant; it can never change. If something can change, it is impermanent and cannot be said to be true. Consciousness never changes … Continue reading

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ONCE WE REALISE THE TRUTH 2

Once We Realise The Truth 2 Once we realise the truth, we notice how surprisingly scary we were. 🙂 Realisation isn’t about gaining anything. It is removing the jaundiced, bitter, resentful, cynical, soured, distorted, disenchanted, disillusioned, disappointed, pessimistic, negative, sceptical, distrustful, suspicious, misanthropic, jealous, proud, envious, narrow-minded, bigoted, prejudiced, intolerant, discriminatory beam from one’s own eyes.

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HOLDING A GRUDGE

Holding A Grudge Holding a grudge is a feeling of resentment resulting from injustice, unfairness or downright perceived stupidity; it will affect our entire lives, to the extent of creating hatred and further wrongdoing. We all make mistakes, more or … Continue reading

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DO YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE FEELING WORRIED?

Do You Spend Your Life Feeling Worried? I do. Reasoning, however, tells us that there is nothing we can do about worldliness that worries us. The world is in a very dark place brought about by decisions that favour a … Continue reading

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BECAUSE WE ARE NOT A CONTEMPLATIVE SOCIETY …

Because We Are Not A Contemplative Society … Because we are not a contemplative society, we will remain separated by opinions, beliefs and judgements. To be contemplative is to rest in deep, long reflection, rather than rehearsed opinions. To contemplate, … Continue reading

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IS THE WORLD OVER POPULATED?

Is The World Over Populated? There are two views on these subject: too many people using up resources. or more beings having the potential to become enlightened. Although resources are being abused, the mega-wealthy always want more, and this behaviour … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL MERIT

Spiritual Merit Merit creates our karma, our life and our future life. All our thoughts, actions and reactions in this moment now are products of our past. Merit is the blueprint for the next incarnation – the next moment. Positive … Continue reading

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THERE ARE TWO WAYS OF LIFE

There Are Two Ways Of Life There are two ways of life:one is based on materialism and the other is based on wisdom. The way of materialism is to identify with everything we see as being real, and look no … Continue reading

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TURNING PRIDE INTO WISDOM

Turning Pride Into Wisdom Pride is the wisdom of equality. In the very first moment of recognition, each negative emotion has a quality of wisdom. This needs to be experienced through practice. Recognition comes from equanimity; a trained, clear mind … Continue reading

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WHY IS PRIDE A SIN?

Why Is Pride A Sin? ‘Sin’ is anything that is detrimental to one’s wellbeing. Pride is high self-admiration which obscures pure consciousness, as opposed to humility which is low self-admiration that allows pure consciousness to see clearly. Pride is holding an … Continue reading

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MEETING YOUR MAKER

Meeting Your Maker You are pure consciousness. What else, in reality, can you be? When pure consciousness thinks it is something other than pure consciousness, consciousness forgets its purity and forms a contaminated self-image. That is your maker, your master. … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL MYSTERIES

Spiritual Mysteries Mystery: something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain. Here, we are talking about the possibility of out-of-body beings who influence embodied beings. As this is a mystery, it is something that we, as intelligent beings, can neither … Continue reading

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KNOWLEDGE IS A LOT TO HANDLE

Knowledge Is A Lot To Handle Knowledge is neutral. What we do with knowledge may become either harmful or enlightening. If we exploit knowledge to gain power over others, we are facing lifetimes of suffering. If it is used to … Continue reading

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ARE SPIRITUAL PEOPLE MORE TROUBLED … AND HAPPIER?

Are Spiritual People More Troubled … And Happier? The more we notice, the more sensitive we become. We notice the cause of suffering. Being troubled generates empathetic compassion. Empathetic compassion brings confidence. It is this confidence that brings happiness. The … Continue reading

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EVIDENCE OF SPIRITUALITY

Evidence Of Spirituality The evidence of spiritual presence is genuine kindness, without any standoffishness. We may appear to be kind, but are we actually kind? The evidence of knowingness is genuine kindness, without any standoffishness. We may appear to know … Continue reading

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THE MORE WE REALISE, THE LESS OTHERS CAN RELATE

The More We Realise, The Less Others Can Relate We live through a glass darkly, relating only to the scribbles obscuring its clarity, and attracted to those whose scribbles mirror our own. The clearer the glass, the less others can … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS SOLVING A PROBLEM

Happiness Is Solving A Problem Life is one problem after another to be solved. Life is therefore our teacher. Complaining doesn’t teach us anything. Others may disagree with this – and they too have their problems to solve.

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LOVE DOES WHAT IS RIGHT

Love Does What Is Right Love is desire-less and fear-less, and knows the divine nature of all beings. Human nature is selfish, and boastful of possessions, abilities and knowledge. Divine nature knows self to be a preoccupation, – askew, off … Continue reading

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BEING HAPPY WITH OUR DECISIONS IN LIFE

Being Happy With Our Decisions In Life All the decisions we make in life come down to the present moment, now. Life may have been unsatisfactory, with all its pointless distractions and misinterpretations; all the while, there was an ‘itch’ … Continue reading

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WE ALL KNOW THAT WE ARE NEVER TOLD THE TRUTH

We All Know That We Are Never Told The Truth We all know that we are never told the truth, and we accept a life of mental poverty. Once we realise the ultimate truth – that we are not a … Continue reading

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A LACK OF EMPATHY CAUSES HARM

A Lack Of Empathy Causes Harm We cause harm when we lack empathy.

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DEAR ILLUMINATI; KARMA NEVER FAILS

Dear Illuminati; Karma Never Fails Dear Illuminati, The creation of ‘A New World Order’ or ‘The Great Reset’ or ‘Build Back Better’ must be founded on compassion, on doing no harm, and on allowing people freedom to realise their true … Continue reading

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PRACTICAL HUMILITY

Practical Humility Humility: the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance. Humility isn’t a display of being meek and mild; it is a matter of realising the value of having no self-importance. In order to be important, we … Continue reading

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IN IGNORING THE TRUTH, WE ACCEPT LIES

In Ignoring The Truth, We Accept Lies When a lie no longer works, another lie is added. Even though the new lie is a contradiction, it creates hope … and fear and hope … … and we fall for this … Continue reading

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WE GAIN CERTAINTY THROUGH PRACTICE

We Gain Certainty Through Practice But what practice? Real practice – real Dharma practice – is gaining confidence in just being, rather than excelling at repeating texts and chanting mantras. Just being is esoteric realisation. Being good at a practice … Continue reading

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STOP LOOKING FOR TOGYAL

Stop Looking For Togyal It’s too needy 🙂 Tibetan Lamas say that Togyal has to taught to the right person. We can wait a very long time … and that, in itself, makes us needy. Togyal is the realisation of spontaneous presence. … Continue reading

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WE DON’T NOTICE STRESS … UNTIL IT’S GONE!

We Don’t Notice Stress … Until It’s Gone! Happiness is relief from stress. Stress is something we have all become used to and no longer notice; it is, however, reflected in the tensions within our subtle body. Meditation should be … Continue reading

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BEING WEIRD: CONSCIOUSLY CONTROLLING OUR DESTINY

Being Weird: Consciously Controlling Our Destiny Weird: Late Middle English, originally meaning ‘having the power to control destiny’; unearthly. If we have no control over life, and merely follow collective ideas as our ancestors did, we are born, work, have a family, leave offspring and die. Animals, insects, … Continue reading

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HOW THE MEDIA WORKS – IT INFLUENCES THE INFLUENCERS

How The Media Works – It Influences The Influencers Psychology at work: How easily are you influenced? You don’t need sheepdogs … just sheep. This video isn’t for entertainment. It’s a sad warning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RksLFJ7A2M Still say TV, films, music, cartoons, … Continue reading

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SADNESS RESULTING FROM JOY

Sadness Resulting From Joy Sadness is empathy and compassion. Knowing what is natural, sadness – rather than anger – arises when something is amiss. Human beings, although enlightened in essence, are a devious lot. Devious: departing from the direct route.  We … Continue reading

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TO LIVE THE DREAM, WE HAVE TO BE ASLEEP

To Live The Dream, We Have To Be Asleep It’s quite a shock when we realise that, although people appear to be awake, they are merely going through the motions, functioning at a basic level of predictable repetition, day after … Continue reading

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ENLIGHTENMENT IS DISENCHANTMENT

Enlightenment Is Disenchantment As long as we are enchanted, we will remain trapped in sentimentalities. Enjoy life mindfully, being neither obsessed, nor caught and held. Overcome enchantments by realising their limitation. Realisation is disillusionment resulting in joy … and sadness.

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THERE IS NO SECRET ESOTERIC KNOWLEDGE

There Is No Secret Esoteric Knowledge Esoteric teaching is actual, ultimate experiencein realising what we already know. All we have to do is look and see,and let that acknowledgement drop awayto come to rest in non-duality. Reading or listening to … Continue reading

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SEGREGATION TURNS PEOPLE AGAINST PEOPLE

Segregation Turns People Against People The same theme is repeated throughout history; divide and conquer. Different names are used to confuse us: separation, setting apart, sorting out, isolation, quarantine, exclusion, protection, shielding, partitioning, division, apartheid, ghettos … all in the name of creating an adversary … Continue reading

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HOW LONG HAS HUMANITY BEEN IMPRISONED…?

How Long Has Humanity Been Imprisoned…? Q: How long has humanity been imprisoned … by the mind? A: For as long as humans have been led to believe in something they cannot see. This has been going on for thousands … Continue reading

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ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT WE ARE HAPPY

All That Matters Is That We Are Happy All that matters is that we are happy– and for that to be constant. 🙂

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GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

Good Mental Health We all have to take care of both our physical and mental health to maintain wellbeing, free from anxiety. Our mind affects our body through the way we see life. We have to train our mind to … Continue reading

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