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THERE IS NOTHING TO TEACH

There Is Nothing To Teach There is nothing to teach. There is only the statement, “We are what we seek. We are pure being.” All we have to do is realise why we ignore this. Being taught doesn’t mean we … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH IS STARING US IN THE FACE

The Truth Is Staring Us In The Face We don’t have to learn Sanskrit, Pali, Greek, Hebrew or Tibetan; we just see for ourself. The truth is never in the words. It is the pure perception of consciousness that is … Continue reading

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THE GREAT RUDE AWAKENING

The Great Rude Awakening Accepting the total rawness of lifeIs total relief from that suffering.And that rawness never goes away. Covering up the rawness with cleverness,we become arrogant and annoying,and cause problems for others. When we were born we weren’t … Continue reading

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THAT’S WHAT THEY CALL GOD

That’s What They Call God An exoteric fantasy to believe in. A reactionary rebellion against this fantasy that doesn’t exist. A philosophical debate of there is, and there isn’t. The esoteric reality. This is our journey, from gross misunderstanding to … Continue reading

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STILL WORSHIPPING THE DEVIL?

Still Worshipping The Devil? What do the first two commandments in the bible really mean? “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” Do not place anything in front of pure … Continue reading

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DEAR DEMONS OF THE WORLD

Dear Demons Of The World Dear demons of the world; Here is where you keep going wrong. You constantly ignore the universal law of opposites: good-bad, dark-light, fact-fiction, true-untrue, attraction-repulsion, love-hate, selfless-selfish, pure consciousness-impure consciousness … If you push one … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS THE BUDDHA WOULD NOT ANSWER

Questions The Buddha Would Not Answer There were questions the Buddha would not answer. He remained silent because any reply would only be misunderstood. It is we who have to realise the answer, and the non-answer. In the moment beyond … Continue reading

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BEING CREEPY :D

Being Creepy 😀 Both evil-Samsara and enlightened-Nirvana take one step at a time, so we don’t notice what is creeping up on us. When we believe, we are not knowing. When we know, we no longer have to believe. There’s … Continue reading

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STILL DESPERATE TO FIND OUT MORE?

Still Desperate To Find Out More? The only way to find out the truth is to recognise it, and then realise it. The truth isn’t in a book, on the internet, or from a teacher. The authenticity of truth is … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO NEED TO ARGUE

There Is No Need To Argue There is no need to be irritated and argue. It’s okay to see things differently as we are all from different cultural backgrounds and at different levels of understanding. Look to see your own mental … Continue reading

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GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS

Global Consciousness Global consciousness binds people together, and makes them dependent. The idea of God did that for thousands of years. Then came wars, industrialisation, computers, artificial intelligence… New Age… New World Order… The New Normal… The Great Reset… Build … Continue reading

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FOR HOW LONG HAS HUMANITY BEEN INDOCTRINATED?

For How Long Has Humanity Been Indoctrinated? How long has humanity been indoctrinated? Ever since we accepted being ruled, and told what to think and do. We weren’t born believing anything. We’re not a creation; we have been created by … Continue reading

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“THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING”

“The Cloud of Unknowing” It doesn’t matter what we think or hope for; our absolute reality is right here, right now. “The Cloud of Unknowing” is the work of an anonymous Christian mystic, written in the 14th century. The text is … Continue reading

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AM I WRITING TOO MUCH?!

Am I Writing Too Much?! Yes. It’s true. 😀 This does create the problem of having so much to read through – but you don’t have to: it’s all in any one article, and hopefully, questions will arise. Teachings are … Continue reading

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AFTER MEDITATION

After Meditation When we finish our meditation session, we pay close attention to our conduct. Our conduct must be the six perfections: generosity (of spirit), patience, knowing what is right, discipline, concentration, and knowledge of our true essence. These six … Continue reading

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INTELLIGENCE AND BLIND FAITH

Intelligence and Blind Faith The Buddha’s teaching cannot be followedby merely having faith in the Buddha. The teaching needs sharp intelligence and wisdom to analyse and test it.Blind faith is not the way; it is an idea about the way.

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HARMONY IS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

Harmony Is Active Participation We may assume that if we’re not in conflict, we’re in harmony, while we may actually just be indifferent, or in a state of not knowing. Harmony is the active participation of empathy.

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IF THINGS SEEM TO BE WORSE

If Things Are Seem To Be Worse If the outer and the inner seem to be getting worse, this means we are noticing more. The more we notice, the clearer we are. Having noticed, what do we do? We don’t … Continue reading

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MAY EXPLOITATION BE ELIMINATED

May Exploitation Be Eliminated May exploitation be eliminated.May there only be selfless compassion.May negativity dawn as wisdom. The recognition that we are unhappyis actually the path to enlightenment if we stop and look,rather than looking for distraction. We misunderstand what … Continue reading

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ALL COMMENTS WELCOME

All Comments Welcome Sharing how we feelhelps darkness vanishes into light. If you’d prefer to talk in private, write tobuddhainthemud@hotmail.com

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THE REAL ‘GREAT RESET’

The Real ‘Great Reset’ Meditation resets our mind back to zero – emptiness. In emptiness, we see clearly. If we reset our mind, we don’t need others to reset our mind for us. Meditation is no big deal. We just … Continue reading

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IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL WAR

It Has Always Been Psychological War Don’t be confused. Psychological war uses fear and hope, so psychological war is a spiritual war on consciousness. This is how it works: spiritual teachings have been used by some to their own advantage, … Continue reading

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EMPTINESS – SHUNYATA

Emptiness – Shunyata ‘Emptiness’ means uncontaminated consciousness. “Oh, do I have to be really holy to experience that?”! When the eyes just see, the ears just hear, the nose just smells, the tongue just tastes, the body just feels, the … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT A MATTER OF WHAT WE KNOW

It’s Not A Matter Of What We Know It’s not a matter of what we know; it’s how we are that is important. We can know all sorts of things about things, but what counts in life is realised contentment. … Continue reading

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PEOPLE WHO IRRITATE US

People Who Irritate Us People who irritate us bring our darkness to light. This is how karma teaches. There’s no getting away from it – until pure consciousness faces self consciousness. We all know because we can see our reactions, … Continue reading

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MISTAKING MEMORY OF INTELLIGENCE

Mistaking Memory For Intelligence Mistaking memory for intelligence. Mistaking wealth for intelligence. Mistaking charisma for intelligence. Intelligence isn’t whatever is projected. It is empathy and compassion for the projection and projector. Personal, pure seeing is natural intelligence. We all know, … Continue reading

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THE KALI YUGA IS ENLIGHTENING

The Kali Yuga Is Enlightening The Kali Yuga is enlightening. Why? Suffering is obvious. The causes of suffering are obvious. The solution is obvious. The practice is obvious. Attainment is obvious. Happiness is obvious. If everything seemed hunky-dory, we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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IF WE THINK WE ARE SANE, WE ARE INSANE

If We Think We Are Sane, We Are Insane If we think we are sane, we are insane. If we know we are insane, we must be sane! Gampopa: “May confusion dawn as wisdom”. To know we are confused is … Continue reading

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IS BEING HUMAN A SIDE EFFECT?!

Is Being Human A Side Effect?! 😀 Is being human a side effect of ignorance?!Are we even supposed to be here? As humans, we often don’t feel ‘right’; we’re slightly uncomfortable.It is said that our home is in the Buddha … Continue reading

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REALISATION AND FEELING

Realisation and Feeling Realisation and feeling may not always be in balance: we may sense something, but it doesn’t feel right. We might be too sensitive or too stimulated, or past trauma comes to the surface, bringing up subtle feelings. … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY IS PSYCHOLOGY: ASK CARL JUNG

Spirituality Is Psychology: Ask Carl Jung Sentient psychology is timeless. There is no monopoly on truth. Buddhism is spiritual psychology. The devil uses this against those who are indifferent. Before the term, ‘Christianity’, it was known as ‘The Way’. The Way … Continue reading

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THE WORD ‘PATH’ IS AN MISNOMER

The Word ‘Path’ Is A Misnomer ‘Path’ suggests going somewhere when, in reality, there is nowhere to go. ‘Path’ is actually the way – the way in which we see, which is now, here. The way we see depends on … Continue reading

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THE SECRET IS IN THE ESSENCE

The Secret Is In The Essence The secret – the truth – to any subject is its essential nature, from which everything flows. Once we know truth, then we know what isn’t true. If we know the rule, we will … Continue reading

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THE TWO IGNORANCES

The Two Ignorances Ignorance of our true nature, and maintenance of that ignorance: the origin and maintenance of sin. It may be hard to accept that exaggeration about our self turns into a life of lies. The two ignorances – … Continue reading

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THE CLOAKING DEVICE

The Cloaking Device The cloaking device:my self. Our problem is that we keep forgetting to turn the bloody thing off!😀 As long as our true nature is invisible to us,love and happiness are invisible too. Underneath that cloak is a … Continue reading

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MY GURU … REALLY?

“My Guru” … Really? We talk about giving up attachment, but then we say, “My Guru.”Why? The purpose of a human and scriptural guru is to teach us to recognise our inner guru of karmic reactions that shows us our … Continue reading

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WHEN WE DIE SOCIALLY, WE WAKE UP

When We Die Socially, We Wake Up When we die socially, we are released from gossip, opinions and beliefs and are free from these limitations. We can still relate, but everything is clearer and the senses are brighter. If we … Continue reading

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THE NIGHTMARE; THE DEATH OF TRUTH

The Nightmare; The Death Of Truth Challenging belief is now a hate crime? Regulators said ‘hate speech’ includes intolerance of opinions. Belief: an acceptance that something exists or is true, without proof.\ Opinion: a view formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge UK Ofcom (communication regulators) now … Continue reading

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THE YEAR TO FACE THE TRUTH

The Year To Face The Truth To be able to face the truth, we have to realise that we are the truth. We are the authority. Once we know this truth, we can see evil at work. Many spiritually-inclined people … Continue reading

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THE COMING YEAR IS LIKE EVERY YEAR

The Coming Year Is Like Every Year All media plays with our imagination by creating fear and hope – and then crushes that hope with more fear. Of course, the world around us is crazy; what else can the unenlightened do? 😀 When … Continue reading

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SHAPING SOCIETY’S IMAGINATION

Shaping Society’s Imagination Shaping society’s imaginationshapes the way we think and act. There are those who think for themselves,and those who think that they think for themselves. How do we know the difference?We’ve heard it all before.😀 There is nothing … Continue reading

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IMPROVING MEDITATION

Improving Meditation How do we improve meditation? By continually dropping it. We may feel that we must stay fixed and focused: this can cause subtle tension as we become too tight. Too loose causes us to be vacant and wander … Continue reading

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QUESTIONING THE ANSWERS

Questioning The Answers People have two aspects; there are times when we have answers, and times when we have questions. In the samsaric world – our vicarious life – the question should be, “Why am I doing this?” On the … Continue reading

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SUCCESS IS MAKING OTHERS’ LIVES BETTER

Success Is Making Others’ Lives Better Have a successful new year. At least, don’t make the world worse 🙂 ..Self-identity groups create divisions. Love decreases. Divided people find fault, feeling different and believing they are disconnected. They are not! Love … Continue reading

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‘CONSPIRACY’ MEANS ‘SECRET PLAN’

‘Conspiracy’ Means ‘Secret Plan’ What do you think esoteric knowledge is? It is knowledge intended for the few; knowledge for the many is exoteric. Some secrets are there to protect us from misusing knowledge, while other secrets are kept with … Continue reading

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DON’T BECOME ‘SPIRITUAL’

Don’t Become ‘Spiritual’ It’s the quickest way to being the devil’s disciple 😀 How?We turn into experts who lack empathy. To become ‘spiritual’ is to deny that we are already – empathetic spirits.We moved away from empathywhen we separated from … Continue reading

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BUDDHAHOOD IS SELF ASSASSINATION

Buddhahood Is Self Assassination If you meet yourself along the roadcelebrate … and drop it.

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ILLUSORY LEVELS OF LIMITATION

Illusory Levels Of Limitations Why do we limit our potential? The more we accept limitation, the deeper our reliance. When we realise what we are, we realise happiness. We are Buddhas! The word ‘Buddha’ means ‘enlightened’. Enlightenment is attained through generosity, patience, … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL USES CONTRACTORS

The Devil Uses Contractors😀 By using contractors, you don’t get blamed when things go wrong,and the contractor blames the customer. If we only want to consume good things, the devil will provide a delightful table. (of course, there is no such … Continue reading

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TRUTH REVEALS UNTRUTH AS NON-EXISTENT

Truth Reveals Untruth As Being Non-Existent That is the entire teaching of the Buddha. What is truth? That which is purely aware. Truth is never-changing. What is untruth? That which obscures truth. Untruth is changeable. So? So if obscurations are … Continue reading

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