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AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT CONVENIENCE

An Inconvenient Truth About Convenience Convenience: the state of being able to proceed with something without difficulty. From Latin ‘convenientia’: assembling, agreeing. Convenience is the modern way of life; we are fed easy ways of doing things and these conveniences become a necessity on which we rely. The more we give in … Continue reading

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PSYCHOLOGICAL VIRUSES

Psychological Viruses We are attacked daily by a virus of concepts and chemicals that controls our way of life, so we need antibodies to counter the harm, confusion and suffering caused by this. Antibodies recognise alien bacteria, viruses and foreign substances – in this case, … Continue reading

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THE ‘VERY ADVANCED’ PRACTICE OF ONE TASTE

The ‘Very Advanced’ Practice Of One Taste 😀 😀 😀 I don’t know about you, but I was led to believe that “one taste” meant that a realised person had acquired supernatural powers and so, for them, there would be … Continue reading

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THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING THOUGHTS

There Is Nothing Wrong With Having Thoughts There is nothing wrong with having thoughts. It is clinging to those thoughts that creates a fixed personality that controls our behaviour – and our life. Life then become one long repetition. Being … Continue reading

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ONENESS ISN’T TWONESS

Oneness Isn’t Twoness Oneness is non-dual realisation. Twoness is dual realisation. When we relate, that is duality. When there is no relating, that is non-duality. When there is I, there is you. When there is no I, there is only … Continue reading

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REALISING OUR ULTIMATE BEING

Realising Our Ultimate Being Our ultimate being is pure cognisance. What else can it be?

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SO WE THINK WE HAVE FREE WILL?

So We Think We Have Free Will? Free will is beyond acquired thinking. What else can it be?

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A DEITY IS A SYMBOL OF OUR ULTIMATE BEING

A Deity Is A Symbol of Our Ultimate Being Deities are symbols of our ultimate being: pure cognisance. What else can they be?

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SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS SHOULD BE FREE

Spiritual Teaching Should Be Free Spiritual teachings are telling us what we already are. Why do we have to pay to be told what we are? The whole point of freedom is being unbound.

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IS ‘TRUTH’ JUST ANOTHER IDEA?

Is ‘Truth’ Just Another Idea? Truth is not a mental construct as truth can never change. All things and ideas are changeable because they are constructs, made from parts that come together by causes and conditions, and so they don’t have … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF FAST SPIRITUAL PROGRESS

The Age Of Fast Spiritual Progress “But the world is in such a mess!” Precisely! The Dzogchen teachings are for this period in human history because they are the direct instruction into the nature of mind, the nature of reality. … Continue reading

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THE VERY DELICATE MATTER OF INSPIRATION

The Very Delicate Matter of Inspiration Inspiration is connection: “Eureka! I found it!” We recognise. The moment we connect, we have arrived, and there is no longer a need to hold on to whatever or whoever inspired us. We are … Continue reading

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WORDS ARE NOT THE TRUTH

Words Are Not The Truth Words are not the truth. Wordless, truth is the origin of all. Words create all things. Wordless is pure consciousness. Words see manifestations. Wordless realises emptiness. “In the beginning was the word.” The beginning of … Continue reading

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WE GO THROUGH HELL TO GET TO HEAVEN

We Go Through Hell To Get To Heaven We go through hell to get to heaven, while hell never truly existed. We live in a manufactured reality where karma deceives consciousness. We have to pass through this hell, which is … Continue reading

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FOMO – FEAR OF MISSING OUT

FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out 😀 We all want to be ‘where it’s at’, don’t we? To be in the inner circle. The truth is – we are already where it’s at! We are the inner circle of no … Continue reading

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REALISING SPIRIT

Realising Spirit Our problem is not, not connecting to spirit. Our problem is spirit attaching itself to mental activity. Some call our essential nature ‘spirit’, higher self, pure consciousness or God. This not only implies that there is something to … Continue reading

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IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE WAKE UP…

It Is Imperative That We Wake Up… and recognise the illusions The DNA of the mind; the genetic information and characteristics – physical or mental – that are passed from one generation to another. How easily we conform to being manipulated, and then pass this behaviour on … Continue reading

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WHEN WE KNOW, THEN WE CANNOT NOT KNOW

When We Know, Then We Cannot Not Know If we think that things just happen, then we will remain deluded. When we know that there is a cause for everything, then we will recognise and be prepared.

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WHEN SIMPLICITY BECOMES COMPLEXITY

When Simplicity Becomes Complexity Ultimately, truth is incomprehensible because it is non-dual experience. Comprehension comes afterwards, when truth is realised. Words are then sought to describe the inexpressible. Ultimate truth is simplicity itself. To the uninitiated, this seems incomprehensible, and … Continue reading

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THE TWO FEATURES OF THOUGHTS

The Two Features of Thoughts Most people identify with their thoughts to such an extent that they believe they are the accumulation of all their thoughts, and are proud of this. In reality, thoughts are merely mental programming that has … Continue reading

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UNITY DOES NOT MEAN UNIFORMITY

Unity Does Not Mean Uniformity We can have unity in diversity. We are all one common element – and that is pure consciousness – but we are unique in methods of realisation and expression. There is oneness in realisation, but … Continue reading

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THE WEAKNESS OF EVIL IS ARROGANCE

The Weakness Of Evil Is Arrogance It speaks for its self.

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WE ALL NEED A FEELING OF SUCCESS

We All Need A Feeling Of Success Life has become so diverse that we no longer have time to become an expert, or feel satisfied. We look at the world and it’s confused, and always seems to need an upgrade! … Continue reading

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WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS AND WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?

What is Consciousness And What is Spirituality ? The moment we became confused If we do not recognise consciousness itself, but only whatever consciousness perceives, then we cannot realise that which is beyond consciousness. Consciousness has two aspects; it is … Continue reading

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OTHERS’ SPIRITUAL WAYS

Others’ Spiritual Ways It’s a touchy subject, isn’t it? 😀 Meeting others on spiritual paths can be – and often is – a catalyst for all our feelings and emotions. They make us a little crazy, because they seem a … Continue reading

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REINCARNATION; IS IT WORTH THE GAMBLE?

Reincarnation; Is It Worth The Gamble? If we see this life as the only reality, then it doesn’t matter what we do as there are no long term consequences, unless we belong to an organisation or belief system, where we … Continue reading

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THE GREAT IMPARTIALITY

The Great Impartiality When we are partial,weturn against each other. When we are impartial,we listen without bias. Impartiality gives rise to open confidence. Partiality gives rise to closed doubt. The factors conducive to the attainment of enlightenment are: observation, investigation, … Continue reading

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CONFIDENCE AND DOUBT

Confidence And Doubt The system of good and evil The only undeniable truth in which we can trust and have confidence is pure consciousness. It’s what we are; nothing else. It is by virtue of this sacred space of pure … Continue reading

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GOOD AND EVIL ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF INDIFFERENCE

Good And Evil On The Battlefield Of Indifference  Spiritually speaking, the word ‘good’ refers to the ultimate truth of our nature, which pure consciousness. We all are good at heart, but unfortunately we give in to selfishness – badissimo! In … Continue reading

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“ORDER OUT OF CHAOS”

“Order Out Of Chaos” Old Latin:ORDO AB CHAO Everything is created by causes and conditions; everything follows an order. Nothing just suddenly happens. If we are unwilling to look at both the causes of world events and what goes on … Continue reading

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BE ORIGINAL; DON’T BE ANGRY

Be Original; Don’t Be Angry Don’t become the anger; become the wisdom. Anger, in the very first instant, is mirror like-wisdom, when consciousness sees something amiss, not quite right, inappropriate or out of place. Anger is energy – precious energy – … Continue reading

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TRUTH IS BEYOND BELIEF

Truth Is Beyond Belief It does not matter what we think or believe the truth to be, the truth can only be known by that which recognises thoughts or beliefs. And what is that? That can only be pure consciousness … Continue reading

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PLUMBING WITHOUT A PLUMBER

Plumbing without a Plumber As we progress along the path of exposing the false and hollow nature of ideas and beliefs about our self, we may experience a feeling of alienation towards the collective consciousness which is drifting along, driven by the winds of karma. When … Continue reading

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EGO: FRIEND AND TEACHER

Ego: Friend And Teacher The term ‘ego’, at a lower level, is a derogatory remark; we say that he or she is ‘all ego’, self-centred, self-interested. The funny thing is, who do theythink is making these remarks?” 😀 Ego is … Continue reading

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ESOTERIC TEACHINGS

Esoteric Teachings Esotericmeans ‘known by the few’, whereasexotericis ‘known by the many’. Exoteric teachings are the gradual paths comprising of methods that inspire us, convincing us to stay committed. These teaching have disciplines attached to them; the do’s and dont’s, … Continue reading

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WE ARE NEVER SEPARATE FROM TRUTH

We Are Never Separate From Truth The truth is not ‘out there’. The truth is our very own clarity – the emptiness of knowingness. It is this pure perception that is the reality. That which is perceived has no reality, … Continue reading

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SHORT CUT TO THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

Short Cut To The Four Noble Truths The realisation of the ultimate truth in one single moment The four noble truths are; the existence of suffering, the cause of that suffering, the cessation of suffering, and following the path that … Continue reading

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THE POINTING OUT INSTRUCTION ON THE NATURE OF MIND

The Pointing Out Instruction on the Nature of Mind Knowing the difference between conscious-ness and a conscious-mess. We really do need to know the difference so that we can discern which state we are in. The recognition that we are … Continue reading

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REINCARNATION OR NO REINCARNATION?

Reincarnation Or No Reincarnation? Don’t fixate on either view. Maybe hedge your bets… All that matters is how we live now. How we live now has consequences. The last moment created this moment. This moment effects the next moment. We … Continue reading

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REALITY IS ORDINARY

Reality Is Ordinary Our true nature of pure consciousness is ordinary. It is neither special nor a mystery: to think that is to distance ourselves from our true reality. In order to realise our true nature, we do not have … Continue reading

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WE DON’T NEED TO EVOLVE

We Don’t Need To Evolve We don’t need to evolve. We need to devolve. Evolution is devolution. We evolve into our true nature by devolving the mud we created. By simply recognising that we have transferred our consciousness to a lower … Continue reading

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DIRECT TEACHINGS

Direct Teachings get to the point As modern people, we need to have confidence in a path that cuts through our confusion immediately, bringing an end to suffering and “setting fire” to our enlightened nature. To be practical, this path … Continue reading

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THE NEW BANNER

New Banner The new banner represents Plato’s shadow cave; we worship something as being real when, in truth, we are that reality which is dreaming in the illusion of concepts. This blog may be Nyingma Dzogchen in character, but in … Continue reading

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THE SUBTLE CHANGE IN CONSCIOUSNESS

The Subtle Change In Consciousness from the unreal to the real. Humans (in fact, all sentient beings) perceive through the senses: we recall memories, form judgements and then react. This is our reptilian response of fight, flight or freeze, and … Continue reading

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“CONFUSION DAWNS AS WISDOM”

“Confusion Dawns As Wisdom” – Gampopa Our path to enlightenment is not whatever spiritual tradition or group to which we belong. Our path to enlightenment is the disillusion* of our own confusion. It’s personal… The very moment we recognise that things … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING REALITY

The Importance Of Knowing Reality All appearances are seen within the clear space of mind. That space of clarity is pure consciousness, sometimes called Emptiness, or Shunyata in Sanskrit. The senses are non-conceptual: things are experienced by virtue of pure … Continue reading

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IT’S GOOD TO KNOW

It’s Good To Know It’s good to know; life then becomes beautiful and fruitful. Knowing is the pure nature of consciousness. Now we can recognise whatever causes the obstacles to knowing pure consciousness. Conversely, when we don’t know, we are … Continue reading

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THE MEANING OF LIFE

The Meaning Of Life When consciousness awakens, it holds onto nothing. Realising pure consciousness is the source of wisdom that is empty of contamination. Giving up our cosmetic life and washing off the adornments, we awaken as in a dream. … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T ENLIGHTEN BELIEF

You Can’t Enlighten Belief If someone holds a belief, they have to let go of that belief before they can realise reality. If we hold a belief about someone else’s enlightenment, we will never know what enlightenment is. When a … Continue reading

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GENUINE HAPPINESS IS SELF-REALISATION

Genuine Happiness Is Self-Realisation The calmness and clarity of self-realisation brings about happiness, and a happy life. We shouldn’t fall into the trap of feeling that we aren’t good enough for happiness. It is the realisation of ever-present pure consciousness … Continue reading

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