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WHEN WE ACTUALLY SEE

When We Actually See When we actually see, we see the opposite everywhere: Pure view / impure view. Enlightened / unenlightened. Conscious / unconscious. Care / don’t care. Good / evil. Whatever is presented, the opposite is also presented. Once … Continue reading

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WE LIVE IN LEVELS OF WORRY

We Live In Levels Of Worry Worry is being anxious, troubled and uncertain over actual or potential outcomes. When meeting another person, we may feel nervous or uneasy, wondering if it’s safe to talk about hopes and fears. There is a moment of blankness, and then we find … Continue reading

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WHAT IS BETWEEN A LIE AND THE TRUTH?

What Is Between A Lie And The Truth? What is between a lie and the truth? Politics. 😀

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IS BUDDHISM ABNORMAL?

Is Buddhism Abnormal? Normal: conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. Abnormal: deviating from what is normal, typical, or expected. We have a choice “whether to suffer the slings and arrow of outrageous fortune or take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENT THINKING

Independent Thinking This may sound strange as we assume that we are already independent thinkers, but it is only when we start asking questions about our self, that we can actually start to be independent. Otherwise, we are just going … Continue reading

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WELL-BEING IS ACCEPTANCE

Well-Being Is Acceptance Well-being isn’t about change for something better. It’s about understanding and refining what is actually already present. Being angry for change merely brings about more anger. We are not going to change the world; we merely have … Continue reading

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BEING AT PEACE WITH YOUR SELF

Being At Peace With Your Self It’s a nice place to be. This isn’t about being smug; it’s a matter of building genuine confidence. Our self is a programmed effect in the mind born from our early environment. The quality … Continue reading

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OUR DIGITAL SELF

Our Digital Self Not only do we have a fixated, mental self, we now have a fixated, digital self. People no longer have to read our minds; they can read our printout to find out what type of consciousness we … Continue reading

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TWICE A DAY, BE PURELY AWARE

Twice A Day, Be Purely Aware Twice a day, be purely aware, at a set time and for a set period. This meditation discipline allows our energy to settle down and recharge itself, enabling consciousness to be purely present. With … Continue reading

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DOES INNOVATION BETTER OUR LIVES?

Does Innovation Better Our Lives? Does promoting new innovations for a better life actually make our lives better? Or does it make a better life for the inventors, getting us better connected to the ‘machine’? We will all grow old, … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT ISN’T THERE?

Looking For Something That Isn’t There? It isn’t there – it’s right here!

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OUR WORLD IS NOT THE WAY OTHERS SEE IT

Our World Is Not The Way Others See It Our world is not the way others see it: if it is, we are doomed 😀 Our world is decorated by the influences of others. When we break free of others’ … Continue reading

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FOLLOW THE EVIDENCE

Follow The Evidence Follow the evidence, rather than what someone else says. The Buddha would agree with this. How do we follow the evidence? Evidence: from Latin evidentia – ‘obvious to the eye or mind’. Much depends on where we look, and how we … Continue reading

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PROVING CONSCIOUSNESS

Proving Consciousness Can science prove consciousness? No. Can we prove consciousness? Yes. Can the Buddha prove consciousness? No. Can we prove consciousness? Yes. Someone else’s evidence isn’t our evidence.

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CUTTING THROUGH THE WEB OF EXIXTENCE

Cutting Through The Web Of Existence Existence: From Latin exsistere ‘come into being’, from ex- ‘out’ + sistere ‘take a stand’. Our true reality is constantly open, never born and never dies. The evidence is that it never changes throughout life does it? Therefore pure consciousness does not … Continue reading

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GAINING CONFIDENCE

Gaining Confidence Once we know the essence of a subject, we have a firm foundation to expand our view to incorporate everyone and everything. The essence of everything and everyone is emptiness – consciousness that is uncontaminated. It has no … Continue reading

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EDUCATION DIVISION

Educating Division As long as we are divided, we will never be united. ‘Something’ in society is separating people from one another through the philosophy of ‘inclusion’. Being taught that we can be whatever we want to be makes us … Continue reading

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TYPES OF THINKING

Types Of Thinking Confident thinking. Fixated thinking. Indifferent thinking. Confident thinking is non-aggressive … caring. Fixated thinking is aggressive … I care. Indifferent thinking is uncomprehending … who cares? Confidence comes from generosity, patience, morality, discipline, concentration – not taking … Continue reading

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SAVING YOU FROM YOURSELF

Saving You From Yourself Saving you from yourself is what teachings on consciousness are all about. It’s a matter of understanding what is ‘you’, and what is ‘self’. Our ‘self’ is ideas in the mind that consciousness clings to. This … Continue reading

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HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN WE ACTUALLY TALK TO?

How Many People Can We Actually Talk To? We can chat about this as opposed to that, but not about inner consciousness. All we wind bags do is puff up our side of the dungeon with mechanical cliches, and without … Continue reading

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DEMONS: A NECESSARY EVIL

Demons: A Necessary Evil Unless we are poked, we will never wake up to our actual reality. Dharma: An Indispensable Irritation Unless we are poked, we will never wake up to our actual reality. What Are These Demons? Our own … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT A MATTER OF HOW HIGH WE CAN GO

It’s Not A Matter Of How High We Can Go It’s not a matter of how high we can go – pure consciousness is always present. It’s a matter of how low we go through the distractions of hopes, fears … Continue reading

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THE REASON TO BE CHEERFUL

The Reason To Be Cheerful While we remain unenlightened, we remain primitive and, sorry to say, arrogant. Arrogant: from Latin – ‘claiming for oneself’. Cheer up! We are all in the same boat of fools, but we have oars (determination) and a rudder … Continue reading

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DECEIT AND BELIEF AND PATH

Deceit and Belief And Path Deceit: deliberately causing someone to believe something that is not true. Belief: acceptance that something is true, without proof. Path: direction in which a person is moving. We are constantly deceived by the unenlightened to believe in some thing or other, and that becomes our path … Continue reading

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INNER AND OUTER CONFLICT

Inner And Outer Conflict There is conflict everywhere and so, no inner peace. Inner peace comes from confidence in what is true, rather than what we think is true. We (consciousness) are in conflict with ourselves (our ideas) – or … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSE

The Physical Universe The universe is infinite space, matter and energy. It has no beginning and no end. If it had a beginning, what was there before? It is unconscious by not knowing, merely reacting to causes and conditions. The … Continue reading

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SUBCONSCIOUS ASSOCIATIONS

Subconscious Associations The subconscious mind influences our conscious mind which, in turn, influences us. We need to know how this works. Our mind is something we have – it’s not us. It’s extremely important to know this, otherwise we will lack … Continue reading

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ADDICTION CONSUMES US

Addiction Consumes Us When we are addicted to an idea – our truth – we see nothing else. We can be addicted to anything – political ideas, spiritual teachings, social affairs – and see nothing else. Addiction is being fixated … Continue reading

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DON’T MAKE MEDITATION INTO AN ART FORM

Don’t Make Meditation Into An Art Form Don’t make an art form out of spirituality. That is religion. Meditation is merely sitting still, quietening the mind through concentration to bring all that inner chatter and judgement to rest. Then clarity … Continue reading

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MOST PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO KNOW

Most People Do Not Want To Know Most people do not want to know the truth of what they are as they think they know already – but we have been told whatever we think we know. It is amazing … Continue reading

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WE CAN ONLY BE HAPPY …

We Can Only Be Happy … We can only be happy when we know unhappiness. The universe is complete in opposites when, in reality, opposites are one. If we say dark, there must be light. An object and its reflection … Continue reading

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EVERY ENCOUNTER IS OUR TEACHER

Every Encounter Is Our Teacher Every encounter reveals our preloaded, habitual pattern of behaviour. This makes us feel terrible – vulnerable and, maybe, guilty. Cheer up. When we meditate, our mind seems to get worse, but this means we are … Continue reading

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SEEING HOW WE WORK

Seeing How We Work There is ordinary consciousness and pure consciousness. There is ordinary mind and pure mind. Ordinary consciousness and ordinary mind are dualistic = ‘me’ and ‘other’, creating judgement and comment. Pure consciousness and pure mind are non-dualistic … Continue reading

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UNDER THE COVER OF INCOMPETENCE

Under The Cover Of Incompetence Under the cover of incompetence, we believe what we see. Supposed incompetence is how this world is run, and we fall for it every time. As long as we are identifying with incompetence, we won’t … Continue reading

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WHERE DID/DO WE GO ASTRAY?

Where Did/Do We Go Astray? According to ancient teachings, we – consciousness – have been trekking through the universe, driven by habitual ignorance of our true reality beyond time, and so, every sentient being has been our mother … That … Continue reading

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MAKING DISTRACTIONS THE PATH

Making Distractions The Path There is no getting away from distractions and disturbances; it’s how we deal with them that matters. We are the silent stillness of pure consciousness that perceives through the senses in a human form; we can … Continue reading

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EXISTING IN A SEA OF DESPAIR/SAMSARA

Existing In A Sea Of Despair/Samsara Samsara: the cycle of human existence motivated by hopes and fears and indifference (Sankrit). In this sea of samsara, we either drift, drown or play. ‘Drifting’ is vacancy, ‘drowning’ is indifference and ‘playing’ is … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS LIKE A MOUSE

Consciousness Is Like A Mouse Consciousness is like a mouse, darting here and there and looking at this and that to find its heart’s desire – but repeatedly getting caught in the same cheesy trap. To a mouse catcher, the … Continue reading

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THIS BLOG ISN’T A PATH

This Blog Isn’t A Path I am not a teacher; I’m just someone who shares experiences. Our path is our own confusion about what we are. Our job to be unravelled. Meanings of words change with realisations; although the dictionary … Continue reading

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THE FIFTH PARAMITA – CONCENTRATION

The Fifth Paramita – Concentration The term, “the six paramitas”, is Sanskrit for the six essential abilities or perfections of generosity, patience, morality, discipline, concentration and transcendent wisdom. Concentration is meditation; simply being aware, being mindful without effort. We merely … Continue reading

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WE RUN ON MEMORIES & INFLUENCES

We Run On Memories & Influences We run on memories and influences; that is our programming for life. Subtle traumas – unpleasant and pleasant – are landmarks in the mind that obscure/darken/cover our lens. All the while, pure view sits … Continue reading

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‘OM MANI PEME HUM’ IS NOT A LUCKY CHARM

‘Om Mani Peme Hum’ Is Not A Lucky Charm The mantra, Om mani peme hum, is not a lucky charm. It represents six essentials for a compassionate life. These are generosity, patience, morality, discipline, concentration and transcendent wisdom. Om mani … Continue reading

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ANIMALS AREN’T EVIL

Animals Aren’t Evil Animals aren’t evil – only humans can be evil. All sentient beings are moved by fear, hope and indifference to survive, but it is only when we hold on to our fears, hopes and indifferences that evil … Continue reading

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PROPAGANDA CAN BE TEACHINGS

Propaganda Can Be Teachings Spiritual teachings show us what is obvious and clearly seen. When we see clearly, we see more. There is propaganda everywhere, telling us subconsciously how to think. These signs are teachings. When we read the signs … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE MYSTERY

We Are The Mystery We are the mystery – not our reality! In its inception, our self-image was created by consciousness being confused about its reality. That is the mystery. When we realise our true reality, there is no mystery.

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RETURN TO SENDER

Return To Sender If we do not react to others’ abuse or emotions, we reduce the effect of our karma, and the abuse simply returns to the sender. Now they have to deal with their karma.

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IF WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD

If We Do Not Believe In God If we don’t believe in God, why do we shout (when something goes wrong) – “Jesus!!” or reply to something we don’t know – “God knows?!” The words are ingrained in our subconscious … Continue reading

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THE STATE OF DENIAL

The State Of Denial Is it possible that denial is a coping mechanism? If we haven’t woken up to something being very wrong, we are in a state of denial, and will fight to stay in that place. Truth irritates … Continue reading

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WRONG THINK

Wrong Think Wrong think: A lack of trust in authority. Is questioning a crime? An example: being kicked out of a spiritual group for not believing. 🙂

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WE ARE NOT AS CLEVER AS WE THINK

We Are Not As Clever As We Think We are not as clever as we think – we are cleverer! When we are just using our mind, we’re borrowing ideas from others, and merely putting those ideas together in a … Continue reading

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