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WHY DO WE IGNORE THE TRUTH?

Why Do We Ignore The Truth? We ignore the truth because, in knowing truth, we realise what isn’t true, and that will change our life. Because of our habitual clinging to our view on life, we choose to keep doing and … Continue reading

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Searching On This Site

There are over 2.500 posts on this site. If you do not find what you need, just write a key word in the search box at the bottom of this page, and see what comes up. If you still do … Continue reading

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IS THE VOICE OF GOD…A NYAM?

Is The Voice Of God … A Nyam? This isn’t meant to upset anyone; the intention is to clarify, and identify the mistakes that may happen when we become attached to experiences, believe in them, make rules about them and … Continue reading

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CAN INSPIRATION BECOME ENTERTAINMENT?

Can Inspiration Become Entertainment? We may get – and then seek out – nice feelings of bliss, clarity or absence of thoughts. But it’s never enough and we want more, and thus become attached to these experiences. In Tibetan, the word … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY IS A SCIENCE AND NOT A BELIEF

Spirituality Is A Science And Not A Belief Spirituality is a science, and not a belief. As children, are made to believe that we must believe. Spirituality is pure consciousness: we are pure consciousness and without that, we wouldn’t know … Continue reading

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TRUE HARMONY AND FALSE HARMONY

True Harmony And False Harmony Harmony: a combination that works as one. Unison: oneness. Conventional harmony and unison are temporary. Ultimate harmony and unison are our reality. True harmony comes from the realisation of inner unison. Harmony is being at one, but … Continue reading

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ON FINDING NOTHING, WE HAVE ARRIVED

On Finding Nothing, We Have Arrived When we look for our mind and a self, nothing is found. All that is left is empty awareness. This is such a simple realisation that it is unbelievable! We have found what remains…pure … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS OPEN THE MIND. STATEMENTS CLOSE IT.

Questions Open The mind. Statements Close It. Statements programme the mind, while questions release us from that programming. This is how we, in actuality, realise the path to enlightenment, rather than merely acquiring answers.

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LOST. FOUND. REALISED.

Lost. Found. Realised. When we do not know our true nature, then we are lost in a world of unknowing, and so we busy ourselves in life activities. When we find out about our true nature, then we are on … Continue reading

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DO WE EXIST OR NOT?

Do We Exist Or Not? What are we and what are we not? This is the very essence of spiritual questioning about what is real, and what is seemingly real. The truth about our reality and why we came into … Continue reading

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SOMEONE CREATED SATAN

Someone Created Satan Satan – ‘Le-satan’ in Hebrew – means ‘to impede’, ‘to create an obstacle’, ‘ to cause adversity’, ‘to act out of mischief’. We all can do that 😀 Satan is our own likes and dislikes, But someone … Continue reading

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ANGER AND EMPATHY ARE INSEPARABLE

Anger And Empathy Are Inseparable What makes us angry? It is obsessing about others’ obsessive behaviour. What makes us compassionate? It is the ability to empathise, because we know how it feels to be obsessive. So, when we recognise our … Continue reading

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PLAYING BY EAR

Playing By Ear This is something really difficult to talk about, and not for everyone’s ears. 😀 Everything can be done either by learning the ‘notes’ (text) or experiencing and realising. Again, this brings to mind the words, “Do not … Continue reading

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THE OBJECT OF DESIRE

The Object Of Desire The object of desire is my satisfaction. Desire fills the emptiness of consciousness with dualistic ideas, creating an “I” with likes and dislikes. This is the cause of our suffering. In the yoga of one taste, … Continue reading

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HOW “BRANDING” CONTROLS US

How “Branding” Controls Us Branding: to burn with a hot iron as a mark of ownership. For ‘Branding’, read programming. We are fed information, and this information is always biased; if we are of a certain frame of mind, it builds … Continue reading

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PROOF THAT WE ARE BEING INFLUENCED AND MANIPULATED

Proof That We Are Being Influenced And Manipulated We are taught to react, and cannot stop our self. In an experiment by Bangor University Psychology Laboratory, people were asked to press a button every time they saw a branded item … Continue reading

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ARE WE COMPLICIT IN OVERTHROWING TRUTH?

Are We Complicit In Overthrowing Truth … Are we complicit in overthrowing truth by adopting a culture of ideas? Absolute truth is that which is always present, and that is pure consciousness. Anything that pure consciousness observes can never be … Continue reading

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POSITIVITY AND NEGATIVITY AFFECT OUR MIND

Positivity and Negativity Affect Our Mind Positivity and negativity – good and evil – are what life is all about. Clarity and whatever obscures that clarity; it is that simple. Positivity is seeing clearly and understanding a situation for the … Continue reading

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INFLUENZA-ERS

Influenza-ers Persuading others to catch their virus The modern, scientific world knows the DNA of everything, including the mind. Science is now the Creator and Destroyer. If we know how to create something, then it stands to reason that we … Continue reading

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DON’T CONFUSE EDUCATION WITH INTELLIGENCE

Don’t Confuse Education With Intelligence Education: the process of receiving systematic instruction. Intelligence: the natural ability to acknowledge or recognise truth. Education is acquired. Intelligence is intuitive insight. We need both mind and the heart, but the mind and heart have to … Continue reading

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BRAINWASHING

Brainwashing The world brainwashes us. Our practice is to wash away the brainwashing. The soap is proper meditation; pure awareness noting all intrusions and letting go. The intrusions now become our teacher, reminding us that all indoctrinations have no reality. … Continue reading

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THE REASON WHY WE HAVE LONGING

The Reason Why We Have Longing We have never been separate from the enlightened state. Not having recognised this, we were led astray, looking elsewhere for this ultimate truth. Whether we are happy or unhappy, this state is neither improved … Continue reading

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FED UP WITH THE FEEDING FRENZY?

Fed Up With The Feeding Frenzy? We’re deliberately fed provocative nonsense day in and day out. This feeds and turns our small desires and aversions into exaggerated ones. Those who feed us also feed off our reactions, as we feed … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING IS OVERKILL

Everything Is Overkill Everything is overkill. We have learnt how to squeeze nature. Elaboration upon elaboration. Distraction upon distraction. Confusion upon confusion. Ignorance upon ignorance. Suffering upon suffering. This is no way to live. Our origin is simply pure awareness. … Continue reading

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TRANSFERRING CONSCIOUSNESS INTO THE FUTURE

Transferring Consciousness Into The Future Redirecting our mind into the future becomes a substitute for dealing with whatever is happening where we are now. Transferring our attention away from the present moment to something we hope for in the future not … Continue reading

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THE WORLD MIND MAZE

The World Mind Maze Something is needed to wake us up. It is then our responsibility to stay awake by seeing the dilemma we are in. Eloquent commentaries may be inspiring and we become euphoric, but the reality we seek … Continue reading

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HOW TO REALISE HOW HAPPY WE ARE

How To Realise How Happy We Are The more we meditate, the more we are consciously aware of being aware of where we are, and the more we realise that we are happy. Everything drops away, except the task in … Continue reading

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CAN WE WAKE OTHERS?

Can We Wake Others? This is a delicate matter, and one I’m still learning about. We can inform others, but ‘waking’ means going deeper, and they may not be ready for that, in the sense of not being able to … Continue reading

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WE ARE PLASTIC BELIEVERS UNTIL …

We Are Plastic Believers Until … We are plastic believers until genuine pure awareness is realised, resulting in genuine empathy and genuine compassion. Practice is more than appearance. There are westerners who call themselves ‘shaman’, and who adopt indigenous cultures … Continue reading

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ARE LAW AND HUMANITY INCOMPATIBLE?

Are Law and Humanity Incompatible? Law: something laid down or fixed. Humanity: the quality of being humane; benevolent and well meaning; kindness. Once we are separated from our humanity, we become reliant on laws. Enter the new world order.

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OLD AGE, ‘NEW AGE’

Old Age, ‘New Age’ The ultimate teaching is dropping the realisation of our true nature of pure awareness. If we do not drop, we become attached.

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OUR PROBLEM IS OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CONSCIOUSNESS

Our Problem Is Our Relationship With Consciousness Our true, essential nature is pure being that is conscious; these two cannot be separated, like light and its luminosity. But when this luminosity plays on something and becomes attracted to it, we … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT ME-ME!

It’s All About Me-me!  A meme (pronounced meem) is that which is imitated. Are we just a copy of others’ ideas? We may take a side because of a condition brought about by others. Is this not divide and conquer? What if memes are … Continue reading

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THE ‘I’ NEEDS TO BE CHALLENGED

The ‘I’ Needs To be Challenged This ‘I’ is merely consciousness clinging to ideas. The indicator of empathetic consciousness is compassion, and compassion is challenging to the ‘I’, the ego. Compassion does not accept rubbish. We Need To Exorcise Our … Continue reading

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DID WE EVOLVE TO BE MADE MONKEYS OUT OF?

Did We Evolved To Be Made Monkeys Out Of? Our monkey minds cannot keep still. Why is this? It is because our lives have speeded up. Monkey minds do monkey tricks to make money for monkey business. The problem is … Continue reading

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THE WISDOM OF IGNORANCE

The Wisdom Of Ignorance Ignorance is partial truth. Wisdom is impartial truth. Wisdom is impartial to ignorance, and sees it as an equal. 😀 The moment we see that we are ignoring something is the moment of realisation. We are … Continue reading

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NEVER TRUST A BUDDHA

Never Trust A Buddha 😀 Gautama Buddha said, “Don’t trust me; test the teaching for yourself.” That is the most advanced teaching on truth. We will never actually know anything unless we experience it, as whatever we think we know … Continue reading

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FROM NOT KNOWING TO KNOWING, IN A MOMENT

From Not Knowing To Knowing, In A Moment From ignoring to realising, in a moment. We are usually too occupied and busy to realise our true reality, the source of absolute truth. When we stop being occupied for a moment, … Continue reading

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WHAT WE DON’T KNOW RULES US

What We Don’t Know Rules Us We all want to know things that we think we don’t know, believing that this gives meaning to life! The enchantment of belief feeds our longing for purpose. This puts us in a inferior … Continue reading

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THINKING AND THOUGHTS

Thinking And Thoughts Thinking is the process of reasoning and questioning. Thoughts are the conclusions. Thinking is now. Thoughts are from the past. To think, we need a clear mind: in this way, we can function properly in the world. If we … Continue reading

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WE DO NOT ARRIVE AT ENLIGHTENMENT …

We Do Not Arrive At Enlightenment … … as we never left! Enlightenment here means realising or acknowledging our true nature of pure consciousness, and that which obscures it; the ideas that we create about our self. Any other definition … Continue reading

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TSOKNYI RINPOCHE – THE POINTING OUT INSTRUCTION

Tsoknyi Rinpoche – The Pointing Out Instruction 2020  Pundarika UK Easter Retreat. 30th March  – 5th April. 2020 Bruton School for Girls, Bruton, Somerset. This will be an open retreat, by Tsoknyi Rinpoche on our ultimate reality, where he will point … Continue reading

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TEACHING OR EXPERIENCE?

Teaching Or Experience? This is a strange dilemma. We need both, but remember the meaning of those words, “Don’t take my word for it.” Anyone who ever realised something has had to let go of whatever they were taught, because … Continue reading

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IS OUR INTELLIGENCE WORKING AGAINST US?

Is Our Intelligence Working Against Us? Blinkered by futile diligence, we don’t notice that we are the product. Because we rely on outer knowledge and outer conditions to enhance our lives, we find ingenious ways – with the help of … Continue reading

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JOYFUL CONFUSION?!

Joyful Confusion?! The moment that we recognise we are confused is very significant. That which recognises is not confused. If we don’t know something, that’s okay; we can find out – or not – but, either way, we can realise … Continue reading

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INSIGHT IS WISDOM

Insight is Wisdom Accurate and deep understanding Insight: Awareness by a mentally ill* person that their mental experiences are not based in external reality. The term ‘mentally ill’ is often used as a spurious or false statement in the popular media, suggesting a crazy or insane person, while the dictionary reveals a … Continue reading

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BELIEF SAYS

Belief Says Belief says: “I am the lord thy God. Have no other gods before me. Have no graven images or likenesses. Do not take the lord’s name in vain…” Duality is created. Truth says: Our being is pure consciousness. Belief … Continue reading

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WHAT IS PURE CONSCIOUSNESS?

What Is Pure Consciousness? The one absolute truth about pure consciousness is that it is already pure; we do not have to make it pure. Without knowing this, we remain imprisoned in falsehoods, dullness and guilt. It is the fact … Continue reading

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GIVE UP THE DHARMA TO REALISE THE DHARMA

Give Up The Dharma To Realise The Dharma We will never realise the Dharma by listening or reading about the Dharma. “But I want the original, authentic teaching!” This is why the Buddha said, “Don’t take my word for it; … Continue reading

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THE PLANET OF THE MIND SNATCHERS

The Planet Of The Mind Snatchers We go to sleep, and become one of ‘them’! 🙂 We really do have to keep asking the question, “What is life about?” throughout our entire journey. Is it about being part of something? … Continue reading

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