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TRUTH IS NOT A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION

TRUTH IS NOT A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION Truth is not a philosophical discussion. Philosophy is for those who don’t know or don’t want to know, as knowing means our view of life will totally change. In discovering absolute truth, we realise … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: CATCHING THAT FIRST MOMENT OF REALITY

Exercise: Catching That First Moment Of Reality This practice is consciousness watching thoughts that come to pass. Play a video of someone you normally do not like. Just watch with an open mind, without any judgement at all. In just … Continue reading

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TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SELF

Take A Look At Your Self This self isn’t bad or demonic; it is just a collection of ideas that we mistake for our being. The demonic aspect of self arises when we express these ideas that can cause harm, … Continue reading

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NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT …

Nature Is Beautiful, But … Nature is beautiful, but that which is beyond ‘nature’ is more beautiful– and terrifying. We become so hooked by surface values that we limit our understanding of our true nature. This is both amazing … … Continue reading

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RIDING THE WAVE OF A COLLAPSING SYSTEM

Riding The Wave Of A Collapsing System System: early 17th century, from French système or late Latin systema, from Greek sustēma, from sun- ‘with’ + histanai ‘set up’. Realisation is all about riding the wave of a collapsing set up, both externally (others’ minds) and internally (our mind). Life as we know it is collapsing, … Continue reading

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INSIGHT

Insight Nothing just happens; everything comes about due to a cause. A misunderstanding of this puts insight to sleep. Insight is recognition, and starts with a feeling that something is ‘not quite right’ – a tell-tale sign, a sound in … Continue reading

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MEDITATE LIKE A FLY ON THE WALL

Meditate Like A Fly On The Wall Meditate like a fly on the wall; quietly observing, but not involved. Living life like a fly on the wall teaches us much. Whatever we learn enhances our skills and abilities to be … Continue reading

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PROGRAMMED TO BE IGNORANT

Programmed To Be Ignorant Consciousness is the real power and wealth in the world, but only a few know this. The dark is self-obsession, while the light is selflessness. In between, no one is bothered. How many realise the essence … Continue reading

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CAN A BUDDHIST EVER BE OFFENDED?

Can A Buddhist Ever Be Offended? If a Buddhist was ever offended, they would not be Buddhist; they would be an ordinary, religious person taking comfort in sentimentality. Buddhism is not a belief system as it is realisation of our … Continue reading

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HOW THE TRUTH BECOMES A LIE

How The Truth Becomes A Lie The truth becomes a lie when our attention is manoeuvred or directed to some other truth, and we become distracted. Politics and religion both teach us this lesson. We are encouraged to follow the … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FRIENDSHIP

The Importance Of Friendship True friendship is reliable, transcending information-gathering and personal opinions. Friendship supports psychological well-being in order to maintain positive emotions. In spiritual friendships, this is doubly so. The head divides, while the heart does not. This has … Continue reading

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IT’S EASIER TO FOOL SOMEONE THAN …

“It’s Easier To Fool Someone Than …” “It’s easier to fool someone, than to convince them they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain.

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YOU WILL NEVER FIND PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

You Will Never Find Pure Consciousness Whether we look or not, pure consciousness it is always present. It is just a presence, the real you. It cannot be described, but has qualities of clarity and compassion. Whatever we think of … Continue reading

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FEELING WOBBLY?

Feeling Wobbly? When there is general anxiety in the population, and people feel psychologically and spiritually disconnected from their essence and purpose, they are ripe for exploitation.  This is social engineering at work, when everything seems chaotic and confusing, and … Continue reading

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WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A WAR

We Are In The Middle Of A War We are in the middle of a war. We always have been … and never knew it. We fight for supremacy while the endarkened and the enlightened sit back and laugh. In … Continue reading

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WE DON’T HAVE TO BEN EXPERT TO KNOW

We Don’t Have To Be An Expert To Know We are knowingness itself. When we know that knowingness is pure perception – pure consciousness – then we know what isn’t, In that, we know everything. 🙂 “Well, I don’t know … Continue reading

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WHY DO I WRITE EVERY DAY?

Why Do I Write Every Day? Is there too much on my mind? No; it’s the same as everyone else’s. The mind merely responds to whatever karma presents and, if karma is our teacher, there is much to see. Every … Continue reading

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ONCE WE CONFORM, WE GO ON CONFORMING

Once We Conform, We Go On Conforming Once we conform, we go on conforming, creating a belief to dispel ‘bad spirits’. An addiction to a lucky charm.

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STUPIDITY = BEING OUT OF BALANCE

Stupidity = Being Out Of Balance Scales (an instrument for weighing) must be checked for perfect zero to be accurate. It is impossible to weigh anything accurately if our scales are wrong. Similarly, the mind must be balanced to see with perfect clarity … Continue reading

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WHY WE NEED ONE ANOTHER

Why We Need One Another We need one another to put both the Dharma (teachings on ultimate reality) and our mind to the test. There are many reasons to hear others’ views, as these have a part to play in … Continue reading

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CHOOSING THE FACTS WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR

Choosing The Facts We Would Like To Hear 😀 Choosing the facts we would like to hear is the perfect example of going round in circles. In Sanskrit, it is called ‘Samsara’, the vicious cycle of existence. We spend our … Continue reading

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RAPE OF THE MIND

Rape Of The Mind –Joost Meerloo If we are not paying attention, we are already brainwashed. It’s not all our fault. We can learn from history Joost Abraham Maurits Meerloo (March 14, 1903 – November 17, 1976) was a Dutch/American  Doctor … Continue reading

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NONSENSE SUSTAINS MY PRACTICE

Nonsense Sustains My Practice There are two approaches to realisation: life is love and light, or “The world is bonkers!” Ultimately, we are love and light, but we have to wade through a world of bonkers-ness to reach that light. … Continue reading

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LIVING IN OTHERS’ FANTASIES MAKES US STUPID

Living In Others’ Fantasies Makes Us Stupid We are born without any ideas, but have individual tendencies. This is undeniable. These tendencies that have not yet taken shape are coloured by our environment; they are misdirected or exaggerated, and we … Continue reading

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BUYER’S REMORSE

Buyer’s Remorse Buyer’s remorse: regret after having bought into an idea. We live our precious lives believing in others’ ideas.And one day, we wake up, and never believe anything again. Just don’t hold on to the regret.

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IT’S SO EASY TO CONFORM

It’s So Easy To Conform The reality we see is not our reality; it is the reality of others. This is called group conformity. Even the Buddha said, “Don’t follow my words; test them.” If we only conform, we can … Continue reading

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ILLUMINATI MENTALITY = SAMSARIC GODS

Illuminati Mentality = Samsaric Gods Become an expert in this and that, and miss the reality. Illuminati: people claiming to possess special enlightenment or knowledge. In modern terms, this refers to those who, over millennia, have claimed superiority, believing they’re born to lead. This … Continue reading

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WE ARE ALL DEFAULTERS

We Are All Defaulters Defaulter: a person who fails to fulfil a duty, obligation, or undertaking. According to spiritual teachings, we are primordial purity. We are beings of pure presence, and our obligation is to realise this true nature for the benefit of all sentient beings. When we failed … Continue reading

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DO WE LIVE IN TRUTH OR JUDGEMENT?

Do We Live In Truth Or Judgement? The truth is that consciousness comes before a judgement.Consciousness is our origin, and does not take sides.Taking sides means judgement. Whatever happens to us is due to our judgements, and creates karma.What sees … Continue reading

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LIFE IS LEVELS OF APPRENTICESHIP

Life Is Levels Of Apprenticeship Life is a series of levels of apprenticeship; in this way, we are always beginners. “Zen mind, beginner mind.” Dzogchen mind, beginner mind. Maha Ati mind, beginner mind. Pure consciousness mind, beginner mind. God consciousness … Continue reading

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MEDITATING, AND NOTHING HAPPENS?

Meditating, And Nothing Happens? Aware that nothing happens in meditation, we have arrived at our true being, pure awareness. The truth is this simple, and that is precisely why we miss it. Occurrence that appear in the mind are merely … Continue reading

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NOBODY CAN GIVE US FREEDOM

Nobody Can Give Us Freedom We already have innate freedom, but are induced to think we have not. We are pure consciousness. No one can give this to us or take it away. Don’t lose your freedom by demanding your … Continue reading

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ANSWERING YOUR OWN QUESTIONS

Answering Your Own Questions Through meditation, the mind becomes clear and stable. Insight occurs, and we can answer our own questions. We become autonomous.

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ARE THEY INEFFICIENT?

Are They Inefficient? The people in charge – are they inefficient? Have you heard of data harvesting and data mining? Data harvesting and data mining reveal everything about us, and the way we think. Data is collected: personal data, engagement … Continue reading

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THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF MIND

There Are Two Types Of Mind There are two types of mind – the literal and the expedient. There are those who takes things literally, lacking insight. and those who see things as expedient, and as a means to attain … Continue reading

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SWITCHING FROM MATERIALISTIC TO SPIRITUAL

Switching From Materialistic To Spiritual Switching from materialistic to spiritual in a moment. Many people talk about going for a walk in nature, and feeling spiritual. (Note: we can do this anywhere.) In ‘nature’, the senses are wide open; we … Continue reading

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SOPHISTICATED THINKING

Sophisticated Thinking Sophisticated thinking is the ability to analyse one’s mind. It’s what the Buddhas taught. Sophisticated thinking is knowing one’s own mind; how it work, and why. It is aware of its thoughts and thinking patterns. It sees how … Continue reading

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WHEN DO WE DRAW THE LINE?

When Do You Draw The Line? When do you draw the line in your life and say, “This is not right. I cannot accept this. I have to do something about it”? We may not agree with others, but we … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES MORALITY COME FROM?

Where Does Morality Come From? Morality, or conscience, is knowing right from wrong. It is knowing what is beneficial and what is harmful. Some may say morality comes from God. Others will say it’s personal choice. These are both subjective … Continue reading

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DECODING THE INFRASTRUCTURE IN OUR MIND

Decoding The Infrastructure In Our Mind Think you are a free thinker? Infrastructure: the basic physical and organisational structures and facilities.  This concept applies to the brain and senses that – subliminally – take in information which affects the mind and diverts consciousness away from the … Continue reading

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FEELING NESCIENT?

Feeling Nescient? The word ‘science’ means ‘to know’. The word ‘nescience’ means ‘to not know’. Nescience and ignorance both mean ‘not knowing’, but there is a very important difference. Nescience is not knowing, because information is not available. Ignorance is … Continue reading

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WE RECOGNISE THE TRUTH

We Recognise The Truth We recognise the truth because we already know it. To recognise is to ‘know-again’. Truth has been disguised by nearly being the truth. The truth has always been before … you. 😀

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DESIRE CREATES EXCESSIVE ACTIVITY

Desire Creates Excessive Activity Desire creates excessive activity. Lost, and finding no satisfaction, we wander without direction. Satisfaction lies in knowing whether it is desire, fear or ignorance that drives us, – or whether it is the wisdom connected to … Continue reading

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THIS ISN’T THE AGE OF TRUTH

This Isn’t The Age Of Truth At this time, few have experience of truth. Reading or hearing spiritual texts on truth isn’t knowing the truth of our reality. It is we who have to put the text into practice, accompanied … Continue reading

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WHAT IF THE WHOLE WORLD WAS ATLANTIS?

What If The Whole World Was Atlantis? What if the whole world was Atlantis,and we had just lost the plotthat Atlantis was the essence of universal mindand became hidden? What would be the point of looking for a place of … Continue reading

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THERE ARE NO OBSTACLES

There Are No Obstacles Obstacles – fear, desire, indifference and opinions – limit our mind. Realisation is merely perception in this moment now; it is non-conceptual, and therefore without comment. This is pure consciousness. Our being as it is. We … Continue reading

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IT IS NONSENSE TO BELIEVE IN SPIRITUALITY

It Is Nonsense To Believe In Spirituality It is nonsense to believe in spirituality. If we believe, then we are not sure. Belief is for those who doubt, as teachings received are over-elaborate and wordy. We are confused as to … Continue reading

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IF WE KNOW THE TRUTH

If We Know The Truth If we know the truth, we don’t have to remember anything. The Most Important Day Of Our Life The most important day of our life is the day when we know why we were born. … Continue reading

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BE A CONSPIRATOR ANALYST …

Be A Conspirator Analyst … … rather than a conspiracy theorist. Analyse: late 16th century: via medieval Latin from Greek analusis, from analuein ‘unloose’, from ana- ‘up’ + luein ‘loosen’. Loosen the data and see what is left. Occam’s razor: ‘An entity should not be multiplied beyond necessity’. What are secrets, and what are red … Continue reading

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THINKING, AND THINKING THOUGHTS

Thinking, And Thinking Thoughts Thinking is the ability to consider or process something in the very moment now. This is good. In the moment now, we are open, and ready to contemplate and investigate whatever we have heard. If, however, … Continue reading

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