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DON’T TAKE YOURSELF FOR GRANTED

Don’t Take Your Self For Granted Don’t take your self for granted.It’s all you have to work with! It is because we make mistakes that we can become enlightened. Our path isto see that we suffer;to see that our ‘self’ is … Continue reading

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PHANTOM SPIRITUALITY

Phantom Spirituality Phantom: a figment of the imagination.Our self image is a figment of our imagination. For spirituality to be practical, there can be no wishful thinking, no mind games. It is spirituality – or pure consciousness – that sees the … Continue reading

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ESOTERIC TEACHINGS IN THE WEST

Esoteric Teachings In The West We live in a profoundly non-monastic and non-contemplative society. To adopt profound and esoteric contemplative practices without sufficient context is highly problematic. What is being given in a traditional manner may not be received in … Continue reading

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EVER WONDERED ABOUT MODERN WARFARE?

Ever Wondered About Modern Warfare? A few bombs, bullets and missiles here and therebut the weapon of choice is information.The modern tactic; disinformation and reaction. Create disharmony and fear,and people will fight one anotherand surrender their freedom. If this is … Continue reading

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AM I WRONG OR AM I PERFECT?

Am I Wrong Or Am I Perfect? This I is an accumulation from past experiences and reactions that has resulted in present doubt and confusion. I do this, say that, and think this, while regretting all the things I did, … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS AND SUFFERING = NO DIFFERENCE

Happiness And Suffering = No Difference When there is no difference between happiness and suffering,we have actuated the view. The ‘view’ is pure consciousness; we simply attend to whatever presents itself in our presence. When we focus, pay attention, are mindful, … Continue reading

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HOLINESS IS MORE THAN BEING HANDY

Holiness Is More Than Being Handy Holiness: possessing moral and spiritual qualities. This applies to all of us, if we but realised it.Saying someone is ‘holy’ separates us,and we idolise that symbol. The moment that we recognise the symbol, we should remember, appreciate and respect those same … Continue reading

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NOT FINDING IS FINDING

Not Finding Is Finding Not finding anything else within pure consciousness, we have arrived.Conversely, not finding and missing is definitely not finding.😀What is it that we miss?The claiming, and a feeling of satisfaction. When resting in the spontaneous moment of … Continue reading

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“WHAT IS THE USE OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE?”

“What Is The Use Of Spiritual Practice?” The point of spiritual practice is to reduce suffering in the world.When suffering is reduced, happiness is increased.It’s that simple. The problem is thatwe are too excitable. “So what do we do?”We sit … Continue reading

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START AN INFORMATION DIET

Start An Information Diet Be aware of information overload that overloads us with incomplete information. Be grateful for the exposure of our pattern of behaviour that is due to information overload– especially in times of anxiety.

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OBSCURING THE TRUTH

Obscuring The Truth The truth itself isn’t extremely subtle; it is that which is obscuring the truth that is extremely subtle.  Pure consciousness is what we are; it sees every moment that we think we are seeing, surveying without comment. It has done … Continue reading

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EMPATHETIC ENTITIES

Empathetic Entities  Entity: from late Latin ens, ent- ‘being’ – (intelligent)Being: essence of a person.Essence of person: pure consciousness. Words may stir consciousness, but it is the spacious acknowledgement behind the words that illumines consciousness. There are qualities within a person that express truth without words. … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS VEDANTA

Buddhism Is Vedanta The Buddha studied the Upanishads and realised their meaning. At the lower levels of any spiritual endeavour, there will seem to be differences in the meaning of words and names. They all, however, point to the end … Continue reading

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INTROVERT AND EXTROVERT

Introvert and Extrovert Seeing is the relief we seek. When we understand what is going on in our mind, we become clearer, quieter and enlightened. In every conversation, there is always some truth to be had that is both challenging … Continue reading

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TRUTH ISN’T AN EXAGGERATION

Truth Isn’t An Exaggeration To build our reality, we may use errors, omissions, distortions, restructuring, denial, minimisations, exaggerations, justifications. The only reality is in the seeing without comment.Seeing isn’t believing; it’s knowing. An exaggeration is not the truth:it is stretching the truth … Continue reading

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MINDFUCK

Mindfuck (yes, it’s a word!) Mindfuck: a disturbing, confusing experience caused by deliberate psychological manipulation.  The psychology of evil is ever-present.It starts with conforming to a small idea that infests the entire system:just like a virus,we catch it from others! Evil, as defined by Philip George Zimbardo, an … Continue reading

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APOLOGIES FOR THE CASCADE OF ARTICLES

Apologies For The Cascade Of Articles When the tap is open,it keeps running.😀 😀 😀 Don’t bother reading it all;it’s all the same substance! Look at it this way.It’s free.It only costs a moment.😀 Substance:  the quality of being important, valid, or significant. From Latin substantia ‘being, essence’, from substant- ‘standing firm’.

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“FINDERS KEEPERS”

“Finders Keepers” Once we have found or realised our true nature of pure consciousness,we can never lose it again. To keep hoping that the teacher will tell us where we areperpetuates doubts and fears. See for yourself. Sit and just … Continue reading

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NO LONGER A SEEKER

No Longer A Seeker When we realise what we are, we stop seeking and behave accordingly. Knowing we are all pure consciousness, inspiration flows and everything is surrendered, even meditation. My guru is my self, with me until perfect enlightenment.

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IF WE THINK WE ARE RIGHT…

If We Think We Are Right … If we think we are right,we will be mistaken. We are only rightwhen we just see.

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GOD, MYSELF AND ME

GOD, MY SELF AND ME God: illusory outer being.Self: illusory inner being.Me: illusory pure consciousness. Although we equate ‘me’ with a self,we have to designate who the speaker is. In pure consciousness, there is no me and no self – and … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE IS ONLY A GENERALISATION

Spiritual Knowledge Is Only A Generalisation (all knowledge is a generalisation) Knowledge may inspire, but we cannot know if it is true until we practise it. Knowledge then becomes personal, practical wisdom. Whatever is said here is according to the … Continue reading

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ORIGINAL SIN

Original Sin The origin of sin is the denial of the origin of truth.Original truth is that we are pure consciousness. The origin of sin is to ignore pure consciousness in favour of being conscious. Being conscious downgrades consciousness into a watcher by ignoring … Continue reading

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NO MUD, NO BUDDHA

No Mud, No BuddhaKnow Mud, Know Buddha It is only by acknowledging the sticky mud of obsessions which causes us sufferingthat we can become free. The moment the mud is recognisedis the moment of Buddha mind. If we ignore the mud … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE POINT?

What’s The Point? Asking what is the point is the important question. What is the point of studying spirituality? The point is to know our own mind, and how and why it works in a certain way. This understanding is the healing necessary to … Continue reading

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CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING BETTER?

Can You See Anything Better? We are the pure light of consciousness, the pure light of clarity. It is that which sees and can know. When we forget, ignore, aren’t bothered or become indifferent to this pure light, all that … Continue reading

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IGNORANCE: OBLIVIOUS TO PRIMARY EXPERIENCE

Ignorance: Oblivious To Primary Experience  “So what? I’ve got things to do!” And there we have it. Instead of being, we have become. Through being ‘managed’ by karma, we fail to notice that we are being distracted … all the time because, … Continue reading

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“ALL FORM AND NO SUBSTANCE”

“All Form And No Substance” Paying more attention to outer appearances than the wisdom within. The most important experience in life is discovering the difference between form and substance. Form is the outer ‘self’, while substance is the inner ‘self’. … Continue reading

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IDEAS OCCUPY OUR MIND

Ideas Occupy Our Mind It may take time but, through our understanding, these occupiers remove themselves. The dissolution of relative self-esteem reveals unique originality.

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REALISATION ISN’T BELIEF, TRUST OR CONFIDENCE

Realisation Isn’t Belief, Trust Or Confidence Belief / trust / confidence is a trick played by the ego-devil turning consciousness away from actual now experience. Clinging to belief or trust or confidencesubtly brings us down into reifying experience.The ‘devil’ is merely ego claiming … Continue reading

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INSTITUTIONALISED

Institutionalised Institutionalised: apathetic and dependentThe formula of futile diligence; fear and false security. Through ignorance, people follow other people; we cling and stick together. By beinginstitutionalised, we stop thinking for ourself and learn the formula.  We want to be where ‘it’s’ … Continue reading

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DON’T READ THIS … MEDITATE!

Don’t Read This … Meditate! 🙂 If you have time to read this, you have time to sit in silent awareness for a moment or two. Just be aware of the breath, and all the senses.Now be aware of awareness.Experience that you are … Continue reading

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WE AREN’T COMPLETE PEOPLE … YET

We Aren’t Complete People … Yet We are partial: existing only in part; incomplete.We are body, mind and consciousness. As long as we don’t recognise consciousness, we will continue to live a limited, materialistic existence within certain boundaries. Becoming aware of consciousness is … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUS-MESS

Conscious-mess That’s us!😀 Conscious-ness.And that’s also us! We have become a duality.The moment conscious-ness recognises conscious-messis the moment of non-duality.Appearances and recognition are simultaneous.

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DON’T TAKE YOUR SELF TOO SERIOUSLY

Don’t Take Your Self To Seriously It makes life happier. We become self-obsessed due to the set of ideas we’ve acquired. Clinging to this collection creates an I, an ego. The more we cling to ideas and beliefs, the more … Continue reading

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IF WE BELIEVE IN WORDS, WE BECOME SPELLBOUND

If We Believe In Words, We Become Spellbound Belief in words is never the truth.It is the experience of the words that brings forth realisation. Put simply:Shut up and ……. !🙂

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WE ARE THE OCCULT

We Are The Occult There is no mystery. Occult: hidden, concealed, covered over. Only communicated to the initiated; esoteric. An illusory self image hides (occults) our true nature in plain sight. Plain sight is pure consciousness; it’s what we originally are.  We see, but … Continue reading

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WE ALREADY KNOW EVERYTHING

We Already Know Everything We all know everything we need to know – and that is knowingness itself. Knowingness is just another name for conscious awareness, the essence of which is unsullied. When we realise that this unsullied consciousness is … Continue reading

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SUFFERING IS THE RESIDUE OF OUR PAST

Suffering Is The Residue Of Our Past We carry around a heavy load of karma (a reactionary attitude) which creates our present understanding and behaviour. That load is but a sticky residue from our past, and if we do not … Continue reading

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WE CONFORM BECAUSE WE FEAR

We Conform Because We Fear The more we fear, the more we accept authority,and the more we become dependent. We want to belong to something or someone because we lack confidence in our own powerand thus, we give it away. Don’t … Continue reading

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TURNING PEOPLE INTO THE ENEMY

Turning People Into The Enemy Turning people against themselves. If we give in to others’ fears, beliefs and conformities, we will avoid people and separate ourselves,becoming divided and conquered. We lose our sense of both humanity and spirituality. There are ‘elements’ that … Continue reading

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TAKING LIBERTIES

Taking Liberties Taking away freedom?We give it away! Liberty: the state of being free within society  from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s behaviour or political views. Taking liberties: To tell lies and deceive people. We allow our freedom to be taken away because we do not recognise our true … Continue reading

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SILENT AWARENESS

Silent Awareness For some, the idea of emptiness or purity is obscure; it’s too far away, beyond them … which it is! 😀  ‘Silent awareness’ is just another phrase for pure consciousness, or empty cognisance. We are inner beings of … Continue reading

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LIFE IS BOTH TOTALLY INSPIRING AND TOTALLY CHALLENGING

Life Is Both Totally Inspiring And Totally Challenging Many have looked to the European intelligentsia of the 60s and 70s, and found what they said to be incomplete. This is why some of us turned to the east, and discovered … Continue reading

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THERE IS NOWHERE TO HIDE

There Is Nowhere To Hide There is nowhere to hide.That is why we feel vulnerable. While we still believe that we are our thoughts,we will experience anxiety and fear because our thoughts aren’t our complete picture. There is nowhere to hide … Continue reading

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SELF-CONSCIOUS

Self-Conscious Self-conscious: Uncomfortable, embarrassed, or worried about what people think about us.  Being self-conscious inhibits our potential to evolve and our ability to empathise, because it’s ‘all about me’. Despite appearing to be confident, we actually lack confidence, but it’s still all about me, self, … Continue reading

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HIDING BEHIND A MASK OR LABEL

Hiding Behind A Mask Or Label In hiding behind a mask, we create a persona – a de-personalised reality which is a conformity to a type. This persona is a subconscious inhibitor. We keep ordinary consciousness happy by feeding it … Continue reading

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PYRAMIDS OF HUMANITY

Pyramids Of Humanity Humanity: Pyramid of IgnoranceHumanity: Pyramid of Buddhas Both pyramids have levels of self-consciousness. Self-consciousness has two aspects:awareness of selfand self aware.

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BUDDHISM HAS NO BELIEFS

Buddhism Has No Beliefs When we believe, we consent to go along with a version of the truthwhich turns us aside from the truth. People are mistakenly believing that there is something wrong with them.Buddhism is about knowing that we are truth. In the early … Continue reading

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THE MIND HAS A BACK DOOR

The Mind Has A Back Door The mind has a back door – it’s consciousness, or rather the subconscious.Through consciousness, we can see what is going on in the mind. The problem is that others can also look in and plant … Continue reading

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