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THE LAMP THAT DISPELS DARKNESS

The Lamp That Dispels Darkness Dispelling Spells Dispel: to make disappear Spell: a state of enchantment This is a synopsis of the precious teaching,“The Lamp That Dispels Darkness”, write in 1906 by Mipham Rinpoche. This teaching is for those who … Continue reading

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LACK CERTAINTY, LACK IMPACT

Lack Certainty, Lack Impact If we lack certainty about what we understand, we will lack the impact needed to achieve and realise our objective. Uncertainty leads to a lack of inner peace. Of course, certainty has many levels so, conventionally, … Continue reading

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STOP BELIEVING IN GOD TO KNOW GOD

Stop Believing In God To Know God Our highest part is pure consciousness, absolute consciousness, ultimate consciousness, God consciousness. Hebrews 13:5 God said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Apart from not knowing who said God … Continue reading

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POSITIVE DISSATISFACTION

Positive Dissatisfaction Dissatisfaction is being no longer content or happy with something. When evolving – rather than just looking for a change – positive dissatisfaction is our stepping stone to the next level. The level we are at is not wrong; it has just worn … Continue reading

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WHAT IS MEDITATION, REALLY?

What Is Meditation, Really? Meditation is the direct recognition of the nature of mind, and whatever obscures it. And that which obscures it can the method of meditation itself! In the moment of recognition, there is no meditation. So, if … Continue reading

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THE NEXT STEP

The Next Step Read “Starting From The Beginning”: the teaching is all about the beginning. We doubt, so more text was created. Remember, “Beginner mind, Zen mind.” The very recognition that we are dissatisfied is the meaning of the unity … Continue reading

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STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING

Starting From The Beginning We ask ourselves, “What’s it all about?” What is ‘it’ ? Is ‘it’ the world, or our life? If we are asking these questions, it means that we are questioning the collective consciousness, the collective karma, … Continue reading

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BODHICITTA, PARAMITAS, OM MANI PEME HUM …

Bodhicitta, Paramitas, Om mani peme hum … … all mean the same thing. Bodhicitta, the paramitas, om mani peme hum are all the six perfections: generosity, patience, conscience, perseverance, meditation/concentration, and wisdom There is: Relative and ultimate bodhicitta. Relative and … Continue reading

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THE DRAGON’S ROAR

The Dragon’s Roar The reason we turn to spiritual psychology for answers is that we desirea better life than this materialistic way of living. This desire can have one of two aspects: we either desire to know more and be … Continue reading

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MEDITATION DOESN’T MAKE US OBLIVIOUS

Meditation Doesn’t Make Us Oblivious Meditation is being aware all the time. Some people believe that meditation means being oblivious – being unaware of what is going on around them. Maybe there are traditions were one becomes totally absorbed, but … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL PATHS SHOULD HEAL OUR PSYCHOLOGICAL NEUROSES…

Spiritual Paths Should Heal Our Psychological Neuroses… …rather then cover them up Spirituality is the practical study of our psychological make up and beyond, to undo our neuroses rather than creating more. The essence of any teaching – rather than … Continue reading

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FINDING THE BUDDHA IN THE MUD PART 1

Finding The Buddha In The Mud Part 1 Before we start a journey, we have to know where we are going, and why we’re going there. This is especially true with our spiritual journey – the journey within consciousness – … Continue reading

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FINDING THE BUDDHA IN THE MUD PART 2

Finding The Buddha In The Mud Part 2 The uniqueness of Dzogchen (the Tibetan word for pure awareness/pure consciousness) is the realisation of the goal without a journey. It’s not the only system: there is a plethora of spiritual traditions … Continue reading

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FINDING THE BUDDHA IN THE MUD PART3

Finding The Buddha In The Mud Part 3 There are many spiritual paths offering vertical approaches to spirituality, where we do this and then this, and we get this – if we are lucky. The ‘lateral’ approach to spirituality is … Continue reading

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FINDING THE BUDDHA IN THE MUD PART 4

Finding The Buddha In The Mud Part 4 Ordinary words convey conventional meanings, but those very same words can also have an extraordinary meaning. This extraordinary meaning cuts through the neurolinguistics we have adopted (neurolinguistics is the study of the neural mechanisms in … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE VALUE TRUTH?

How Do We Value Truth? Even though we may recognise and acknowledge that ultimate truth is pure consciousness, it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate something so ordinary – ordinary in the sense of not being anything, without characteristics, just clear. Being clear doesn’t … Continue reading

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KARMA IS OUR UNDOING!

Karma Is Our Undoing! Karma is our fixations about whatever we think we are. It creates our moods, where we are comfortably numb to our – and others’ – reality. Noticing this illusion cuts through all that crap. Acknowledging that … Continue reading

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GOD WILL COME

God Will Come We will ultimate find God when we stop looking, and see. Silence is an eloquent teaching. In that, we ultimately find God. In silence, God comes. Words obscure. God is absolute consciousness, which is pure consciousness. But … Continue reading

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BIG BANG OR BIG GOD?

Big Bang or Big God? Neither! In an infinite universe of infinite space, how could one big bang suddenly decide to happen without a cause? If there was a cause, then there was something present before. Likewise, why did a … Continue reading

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MIND-FULL OF EMPTINESS

Mind-Full of Emptiness This is the path to enlightenment: the complete picture. There are two aspects to complete enlightenment: one is consciousness-awareness and the other is its purity of emptiness. There are also two ways of coming to this realisation. … Continue reading

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WE ARE ALL UNIQUE

We Are All Unique We may all be pure consciousness, but we are all wired differently (due to karma) and so, we express differently. Even though we may be pure consciousness, we don’t all co-mingle into one huge mass (although … Continue reading

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SEEING THE TEACHER AS THE BUDDHA

Seeing The Teacher As The Buddha … …is a cultural hot potato! It depends our aptitude: Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga or Jnana yoga? Bhakti yoga is the path of devotion – adore the guru. Karma yoga is the path of … Continue reading

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RENUNCIATION

Renunciation Renunciation: the formal rejection of something, typically a belief, claim, or course of action. There comes a time when we know that we know. We know we are efficient, and that makes us happy. We know how to guard ourselves … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF EMPTINESS

The Power Of Emptiness It is in the power of the realisation of emptiness that the dualistic patterns of consciousness cease to be able to function. Without the realisation of emptiness, consciousness will continue to express itself, but in a … Continue reading

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I MET THE DEVIL LAST NIGHT

I Met The Devil Last Night … and the devil’s name was bureaucracy. Bureaucracy creates the word. The word becomes interpreted. Interpretation creates chaos. The devil laughs at this chaos, as we become part of his order. Order out of … Continue reading

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LED TO BELIEVE

Led To Believe Led to believe … and we believe How’s that for a magic trick? How’s that for neurolinguistic programming?! Demonic activity: “And for my next trick, you will believe that your beliefs are your own ideas”. Belief: an acceptance that something exists or is true, without proof.

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‘I’ AND EGO

‘I’ and Ego These are not separate entities. The word ‘I’ comes from the Greek ‘ego’. Ego is a self-identification to which consciousness clings. A lie must have an element of truth in it to be believed. We are led to … Continue reading

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TOGAL IS AS NATURAL AS WE CAN BE

Togal Is As Natural As We Can Be What is Togal? First, we are introduced to the essence of mind, which is emptiness. Then, we are introduced to cutting through thoughts arising in emptiness. Finally, the qualities of the view … Continue reading

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IF PHENOMENA WERE REAL

If Phenomena Were Real It takes time to get one’s head around this! If all phenomena were real, then phenomena would be permanent, andnever change. Everything would be frozen. If phenomena changes, then phenomena has no permanent reality and so, … Continue reading

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TURNING CONCEPTS ON THEIR HEAD

Turning Concepts On Their Head From the ordinary, relative point of view, the enlightened attitude is extraordinary. From the enlightened point of view, the relative attitude is extraordinary. From the enlightened point of view enlightened view is being ordinary. From … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THIS EVIL IN OUR WORLD?

What Is This Evil In Our World? What is this evil in our world? It’s us! What is this goodness in our world? It’s us! We have two potentials: enlightenment and endarkenment. Simply put, we all have a dark side … Continue reading

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BUYING INTO THE PACKAGE

Buying Into The Package – Materially And Spiritually “The package: to accept that an idea is right and allow it to influence you.” The Buddha’s main point was not to take his word that you are pure consciousness; see for yourself! This is why … Continue reading

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THERE’S NO I?

There’s No I? That’s confusing – and little upsetting – isn’t it? Here, we have to tread the path of the middle way – not too tight and not too loose. Saying there is no I does not mean that … Continue reading

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DO WE HAVE TO BE SPECIAL TO BE SPIRITUAL?

Do We Have To Be Special To be Spiritual? The Buddha saw that everyone has Buddha nature, but we’re asleep. The word ‘Buddha’ merely means awake and pure, so from that point of view, no one is special … equally, … Continue reading

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NO ONE BECAME ENLIGHTENED BY MEDITATING

No One Became Enlightened By Meditating “No one became enlightened by meditating: they became enlightened by dropping the meditation.” Meditation is the method to come to stillness in the mind, to arrive at empty essence, to realise the non-duality that … Continue reading

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WE BECAME BEWILDERED …

We Became Bewildered … and lost track of ourselves, our true nature. We are extremely subtle, pure consciousness that became bewildered about itself and so we downgraded into gross consciousness. This is how sentient beings take on a form to … Continue reading

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EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING IS OUR TEACHER

Everyone and Everything is Our Teacher And this is how life becomes worthwhile and delightful! This not about having a worthwhile and delightful life in the physical material world. It is about being able to see and recognise that pure … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH IS NOTHING NEW

The Truth Is Nothing New The truth is as old as the infinite universe, in any dimension. What is this truth that is as old as the infinite universe, in any dimension? It is that which perceives this infinite universe, … Continue reading

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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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