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THE STRONG SERVE THE WEAK

The Strong Serve The Weak In a good world, the strong serve the weak: confident compassion. In a bad world, the weak serve the strong: insecure subservience. In a good world, the weak can realise their potential. In a bad … Continue reading

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EVIL IS SUBTLE

Evil is Subtle Evil creates and reconditions our karma. We all have the potential for enlightenment, but there is a darker part of the human condition, which we could call selfishness, or ‘evil’. Evil needs a cause in order to … Continue reading

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SECULAR, SYSTEMATIC EXAMINATION OF REALITY

Secular, Systematic Examination Of Reality We don’t have to be religious or spiritual to experience our primary nature of consciousness. Secular examination is based on our human faculties of logic, empathy, reason and moral intuition, none of which are derived from supernatural revelations. We see, … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF VALUING OUR TRUE REALITY

The Importance Of Valuing Our True Reality … … rather than wandering off into vacant distractions When we can acknowledge that the way in which we live and love is unsatisfactory, then we are on the path to enlightenment: the … Continue reading

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“THAT’S TOO DEEP FOR ME!”

“That’s Too Deep For Me” People are fooled into believing that they cannot see “That’s too deep for me!”This is a phrase I often hear when the subject of consciousness is brought up in conversations. I explain that consciousness is … Continue reading

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WHY I STOPPED WORRYING ABOUT TOGAL

Why I Stopped Worrying About Togal I gave up on Togal – the great mystery of gazes and visions – to just concentrate on seeing clearly … it’s far simpler! Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t! … Continue reading

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THE DUALISTS

The Dualists We sentient humans live and believe in a state of duality. Duality means two. Everything is related to me. In spiritual terms, consciousness is always relating to something. Me and other. This is so ‘normal’ for humans that … Continue reading

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DOUBT

Doubt A feeling of uncertainty. Doubt everything. Gain confidence in the doubt. Until the moment of enlightenment, we will have doubt. 😀 It is in the awareness of the doubt that we can trust. We cannot doubt awareness. . .

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WHY DON’T WE WAKE UP?

Why Don’t We Wake Up? “I am awake!” We only think we are awake. We are as awake as in a dream. Being awake is being awake to reality, rather than a seeming reality. All perception takes place in the brain among … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE GO-BETWEEN

Consciousness is the Go-Between … the messenger Consciousness goes between that which is perceived and the realisation of pure, inner essence. If the messenger gets distracted by outer phenomena, it loses contact with the pure, inner, absolute sovereign and becomes … Continue reading

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HUMANITY’S MENTAL HEALTH

Humanity’s Mental Health A war on humanity Good mental health is the number one priority for humanity: with this we can cope with anything. But when we look around, we see that our minds are constantly being bombarded to create … Continue reading

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OUR MENTAL HEALTH

Our Mental Heath Life is all about good mental health. With a healthy, peaceful mind, we can cope with anything. How do we get started on our quest? First, we need a question. When we’re young, we are attacked by … Continue reading

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TREKCHO

Trekcho Can we liberate our thoughts? Can we stop being controlled by thoughts? Can we stop our habitual tendencies? Can we stop being ‘us’? Yes. But it’s not so easy to stay liberated 🙂 This is because we identify with the … Continue reading

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LIVING NATURALLY IS A THREAT…

Living Naturally Is A Threat … … to a busy life. We have totally lost the plot when we are fed on strife and stress, and arrive, exhausted, at death. Modern life destroys a sense of season. Live with the … Continue reading

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“I FORGOT”

“I Forgot” Knowing that we forgot, we remember. No need to feel bad. No need for low self esteem. We are free in the moment that we see we are not free. In a single moment, we fall into dreaming. … Continue reading

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COMMUNION

Communion Communion is that which we have in common. Communion is in silence, not in expression. And silence is pure consciousness, empty of self. Empty of self and other, there is no me, and no God. This what the mystics … Continue reading

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THE REALITY and THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

The Reality and The Merry-Go-Round We desire to be enlightened, and/or we are averse to suffering. These two emotions – desire and aversion – derive from ignorance; ignorance of our true reality, which is pure consciousness, pure being. These emotions … Continue reading

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TRIVIA IN OUR MIND

Trivia in Our Mind Engaging in trivia fills our mind with trivia. This imprisons us with irrelevancies, and so our minds become a product of our environment. While we are so engaged, machinations are at work to imprison us further. … Continue reading

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YOUR MIND IS NOT YOUR CHOICE

The Content of Your Mind Is Not Your Choice A student asks about going through mental anguish, and Sadhguru explains that“the content of your mind is not your choice.” Our mind is the product of our environment, and goes everywhere … Continue reading

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DOES ENLIGHTENMENT HAPPEN GRADUALLY, OR WITH A BIG BANG?

Does Enlightenment Happen Gradually, Or With A Big Bang? Sadhguru “When the season is right the flowers will bloom, and mangoes will come!” “If you do the right things, the right things will happen to you.” “Enlightenment does not suddenly … Continue reading

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THE CONSEQUENCE OF HAVING NO GOAL TO REACH

The Consequence Of Having No Goal To Reach This puts us at odds with 6,020,000,000 billion peoplewho believe that there isa goal; who were told about a heaven and believe in that. If others believe something we do not, then … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO GOAL TO REACH

There Is No Goal To Reach There is no goal to reach There is merely an uncovering, through discovering and realising that, in practicality, there is nowhere else to go. The goal is nowhere but here, now. It is the … Continue reading

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MAKE DO AND MEND = DHARMA

Make Do And Mend = Dharma We accept (make do) whatever karma brings our way. We heal (mend) that karma by not clinging to it. This view is the enlightened attitude, and the very happiness we seek. Make do and … Continue reading

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BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Beyond Boundaries Taking time out of our programme. Programme = before written = karma Who wrote and consented to the programme? We did. When we look at our life, we find that it has a pattern to it, and so … Continue reading

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IN PURE CONSCIOUSNESS, THERE IS NO MYSTERY

In Pure Consciousness, There is No Mystery In pure consciousness, there is no mystery: It is as clear as … just seeing! Spirituality is the psychology of mind-essence. In pure consciousness, we are all connected to every spiritual tradition that … Continue reading

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STOP LOOKING, AND SEE

Stop Looking, And See Looking, but not seeing If we keep looking for a exotic teaching, we never see that we are it that we seek. That seeing is pure consciousness. Whatever is seen is the distraction. Exotic terminology is … Continue reading

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THE PROMISED LAND

The Promised Land The ‘promised land’ has always been our highest state of consciousness, which is pure, empty, uncontaminated awareness. Until we truly realise and value this pure consciousness, nothing will ever make sense. When we look at the teachings … Continue reading

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Abraham, The Vedas and Dzogchen

Abraham, The Vedas and Dzogchen There is – and has to be – a commonality of spiritual traditions that unifies us all. But there is – or could be – a simple misunderstanding that misleads us into being separate. Once … Continue reading

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HOW IS ATMAN, BRAHMA?

How Is Atman, Brahma? How am I and my Father one? How are emotions and wisdom the same? It’s quite logical. It’s all to do with upgrading consciousness. All creatures have consciousness; they are aware. When this ordinary consciousness develops … Continue reading

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THE ESSENCE OF REALISATION

The Essence of Realisation The essence of realisation can see through the fog of all religions and spiritual traditions. The primordial and over-riding spiritual teaching is, “To see, is to know”. Being simultaneous, this is non-duality. Free in the moment … Continue reading

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THE INVASION OF OUR MINDS

The Invasion Of Our Minds This is the reason why we meditate Meditation is merely letting the mind settle down: First, watch the breath. Experience the awareness of watching the breath. Rest in that awareness. Realise the spaciousness and clarity … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF CHAOS

The Age Of Chaos The more we look, the more we see chaos in the world. Chaos creates confusion; confusion creates suffering. Confused people desperately seek an answer; a saviour. Upon finding a saviour, we stop looking. We thereby relinquish … Continue reading

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SPIRITUALITY

The Psychology of Spirituality That which is called ‘spirituality’ is really psychology at its subtlest level. When we honestly look, we honestly see that we honestly suffer. Then we can honestly do something about that!

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THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CURE FOR ABSOLUTE LOVE

There Is Absolutely No Cure For Absolute Love If we try to hold onto absolute love, it becomes relative love. This is why absolute love is only now. The curse of relative love is attachment. The cure for relative love … Continue reading

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MUNDANE AND SUPRAMUNDANE LIFE

Mundane And Supramundane Life There are two different ways of looking at life: the mundane, earthly, materialistic experience, and the supramundane experience above and beyond that. We oscillate between the two so quickly that we don’t notice the confusion, doubt … Continue reading

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BEGINNERS’ BUDDHISM AND ADVANCED BUDDHISM

Beginners’ Buddhism and Advanced Buddhism These are the same teaching, and you don’t have to be Buddhist to realise these teachings: the Buddha wasn’t! It is obvious that the Buddha must have been aware of the Vedic tradition, which expressed … Continue reading

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WHAT’S BENEATH THE MUD?

What’s Beneath The Mud? The mud is our contrived self. Beneath the mud is the pure awareness of our contrived self. We are free in the moment of seeing. We are each our own teacher and student. We are free … Continue reading

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HOW ARE YOU WIRED?

How Are You Wired? Our brains are all wired differently due to both our natural tendencies and heavy modification from our upbringing. We have ‘family wiring’ – traits. This wiring of axons and neurons is our message-gathering system; channels that … Continue reading

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THE REAL PROBLEM WITH CONFORMITY

The Real Problem With Conformity There are two approaches to spiritual awakening: the comforting approach and the shock approach. The comforting approach is that we are already, in truth, enlightened beings, but that approach can become a little sloppy, as … Continue reading

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THE VEDIC SCRIPTURES, THE BUDDHA, THE CHRIST, THE TULKU AND YOU …

The Vedic Scriptures, The Buddha, The Christ, The Tulku And You … … are all the very same source of pure consciousness. The pure consciousness of non-duality. When we look, we see. When we see, we know. Knowing is divine … Continue reading

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THE MOST IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL TEACHING…EVER!

The Most Important Spiritual Teaching … Ever! Spiritual teachings actually say the same thing, again and again and again. The meaning only changes with experience, and then realisation occurs. The questioning is like a bell clanging, getting louder and louder: … Continue reading

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ATTACKED BY EVIL SPIRITS

Attacked By Evil Spirits This seems to happen to spiritual practitioners in particular: when we start to meditate, our mind seems to be getting worse. It’s not – we’re just noticing more. This is merely a conflict with old, cluttered … Continue reading

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WHAT IS EVIL?

What Is Evil? When a question arises, there is always an answer, but it may a little time to find a way to express this, illustrating how deep we can go in our understanding. We normally think of ‘evil’ as … Continue reading

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UNCONSCIOUS CONFORMITY

Unconscious Conformity Spiritual teachings are spiritual vehicles; when we arrive, we can get out. Or are we still looking for something ‘higher’ or ‘better’ or ‘more spiritual’? There is nothing higher or better or more spiritual than the emptiness of … Continue reading

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THE CLEARER THE MIND, THE CLEARER WE ARE

The Clearer The Mind, The Clearer We Are When we start to consider things with an open mind, we start to see things differently. As we reach one step of clarity, the next is revealed. Religions are belief systems This … Continue reading

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THE VERY DELICATE MATTER OF FEELINGS

The Very Delicate Matter Of Feelings We cannot help having feelings – but we can control our reaction to those feelings. Our feelings are memories of past experiences; our karmic programming. These feelings either control us – and therefore we … Continue reading

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HOW TO BECOME KIND, COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING

How Do We Become Kind, Compassion and Loving Through sadness. The true reality of what we are is pure consciousness that has been obscured by distractions, causing suffering. Sadness arises within our heart because the realisation of this pure consciousness … Continue reading

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WHY I’M CRITICAL OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

Why I’m Critical Of Religious Beliefs Our spiritual reality is beyond beliefs Religions are organisations that support our spiritual practice, but they also add a few beliefs– which are cultural – that make people feel inadequate and inferior. Here’s one … Continue reading

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OUTRAGED OVER ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Outraged Over Absolutely Nothing People tell lies. As a lie, it’s untrue, and we get outraged over nothing. “But they are telling lies!” The effects of a lie do not go unnoticed: whether one engages on a conventional or ultimate … Continue reading

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THE THIRD EYE

The Third Eye It is not a physical thing. The third eye is pure consciousness. The highest plain of perception. The clarity of emptiness. Turning the third eye inward is turning consciousness inward. Turning the third eye outward is turning … Continue reading

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