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OUR ULTIMATE REALITY

Our Ultimate Reality Is unelaborated consciousness. No rules. No joining. No dogma, No fees. No attitude. No adoration. No -isms. We are born in pure consciousness. and we die in pure consciousness. In between and after, we get muddled and … Continue reading

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IMPRISONED IN OUR OWN MIND

Imprisoned In Our Own Mind We are each imprisoned in our own mind. Have you discovered that yet? We spend our time impressing other inmates. Have you discovered that yet? To be free, all we have to do is see. … Continue reading

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THE JOY OF UNDERSTANDING EVIL

The Joy Of Understanding Evil It all depends on one’s point of view. Evil misunderstands ultimate reality, and wants us to remain in relative reality because it is there where illusions are created. In ultimate reality, evil doesn’t actually exist; … Continue reading

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WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHAT WE WISH FOR…

We Have To Be Careful What We Wish For … as like attracts like. It’s unfailing. Whatever is internal is also external; if we have a certain disposition, so do others. We are all three absolute qualities: empty essenceand cognisant … Continue reading

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NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia Sentimental longing for that time in the past. We may learn from the past, but it is now when we realise what was learnt. This means letting go of the past. If we stay in that longing for a … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL VERY ENLIGHTENING

It’s All Very Enlightening We are here to realise our enlightened reality. Life itself is our teacher, once we recognise that this is so. Human teachers can only help us recognise the inner teacher of our own recognition. The outer … Continue reading

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WE DO NOT NEED LOVE

We Do Not Need Love We do not need love. We are love itself. Everyone cares to some degree about something. The quality of understanding illuminates the quality of that love.

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THE SECRET IS… WE ALL KNOW!

The Secret Is… We All Know! The secret is that we all know! That is the cosmic joke. All sentient beings know, are aware, and are conscious but they are unaware that they know, are aware, and are conscious. Could … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH IDENTIFYING FIXATIONS

The Problem With Identifying Fixations Realisation of our natural, true nature is only obscured by conceptual fixations in the mind. These aren’t easy to spot because it’s what we think we are. Fixations are obsessive attachments which we carry around, … Continue reading

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WHAT IF WE DO TAKE IT WITH US WHEN WE GO?

What If We Do Take It With Us When We Go? Take what? A quality of consciousness, an inclination. If consciousness can come into this body, could it not also leave? Are we just electro-chemicals, or consciousness within electro-chemical bodies? … Continue reading

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ALL APPEARANCES ARE MIND IMAGES

All Appearances Are Mind Images Images appear in the mind, which is our essential nature of pure empty consciousness, free of contamination. It is only when we see this that emptiness can be realised. This is the only reality we … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY IS REAL SCIENCE

Spirituality Is Real Science We have been led to believe otherwise – that science is real, and spirituality is a fantasy. This is a misunderstanding. For science to exist, there must be a conscious observer throughout: science is all about … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE PRODUCT OF OTHERS’ IDEAS

We Are The Product Of Others’ Ideas Product: the result of a process. For millennia, humanity has been the product to generate wealth. In recent years, technocracy – the control of society by the elite – has made this even easier. … Continue reading

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A TROUBLED MIND IS DUE TO ATTACHMENT

  A Troubled Mind Is Due To Attachment  ‘Attachment’ is holding on, which becomes a habit and then an addiction. We attach our selves to a our self identity and subtle experiences: subtle attachments will occur until the moment of … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF CONFUSION

The Nature Of Confusion The nature of confusion is being unaware of our true nature When we ignore our absolute nature – the timeless presence of pure consciousness which actually sees – we enter a state of unconsciousness consciousness or … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FEELING JADED

The Importance Of Feeling Jaded When we feel jaded about our spiritual practice – or any activity for that matter – this is often thought of as being negative. We feel bored or lack enthusiasm, and it all seems pointless: we … Continue reading

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FIRST MOMENT, SECOND MOMENT

First Moment, Second Moment The first moment is spontaneous nowness of pure consciousness. The second moment is commentary on the first moment. The first moment is non-material essence; it creates nothing but space. The second moment is temporal; it creates … Continue reading

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PRAYER

Prayer Prayer is a reaffirmation of an ideal, a psychological perfection in our outlook. To remain in an altruistic attitude towards all, to remember our true nature of unbiased awareness, and to do no harm – rather than make things … Continue reading

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WHEN WE RECOGNISE THE TRUTH

When We Recognise The Truth When we recognise the truth, we recognise what isn’t true. So when we recognise what is untrue, that very recognition is the unity of the two truths.

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GOD AND VAJRAYANA

God and Vajrayana In Vajrayana, there are many devotional deities to choose from, each representing a different quality. Deity devotion and inspiration is as old as humanity; indigenous people know all about spirit qualities of the seasons, for example. In … Continue reading

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FIXATION: IT’S WHY WE MEDITATE

Fixation: It’s Why We Meditate Fixating is obsessive attachment, especially to a self identity. We meditate to recognise and acknowledge fixations that limit and cloud our judgment and understanding. We meditate to see clearly and to realise that that which … Continue reading

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THE SPIRIT OF CONSCIOUSNESS ISN’T SOMETHING IMPOSED

The Spirit Of Consciousness Isn’t Something Imposed The spirit of consciousness isn’t something imposed. It’s what we are. It is seeing in the opposite way to the way in which we think. Pure consciousness has no dogma attached: it is … Continue reading

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DON’T BE A BUDDHIST; BE A BUDDHA

Don’t Be A Buddhist; Be A Buddha Don’t be a Buddhist; be a Buddha. Don’t be a Christian; be a Christ. If we fixate on history, we won’t realise what we are now. History is a subjective narrative. We are … Continue reading

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HOW ARE YOU?

How Are You? “How are you?” is a personal inquiry about someone’s health or mood. It focuses on that person’s state of mind and how life feels to them, and has the potential to be an intimate moment of genuine interest. … Continue reading

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METHODS AND AWAKENING

Methods and Awakening There are two approaches to the realisation of our essential nature: we can either approach it through mindful methods, or realise that we are already awake – and if we forget that we are already awake, we … Continue reading

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TRUTH IS THE OPPOSITE TO IDEAS ABOUT TRUTH

Truth Is The Opposite To Ideas About Truth Truth is common to all. Ideas divide us. It doesn’t matter what we think truth is, we all have one factor in common: truth! We are all conscious, and that consciousness is … Continue reading

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HUMANITY SUFFERS BECAUSE IT BELIEVES IN SOMETHING

Humanity Suffers Because It Believes In Something We suffer because we believe in something. The essential nature of mind is perfect, crystal clear cognisance. It’s what we are, but it remains unnoticed as we are usually occupied with ‘self’ and … Continue reading

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GOOD MEDITATION, BAD MEDITATION; IDENTICAL

Good Meditation, Bad Meditation; Identical The mind is a jungle of concepts: whether there are clearings or tightly tangled undergrowth, this jungle simply abides in space. In meditation, whatever takes place in the mind, know that awareness, empty cognisance, pure … Continue reading

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WE KNOW EVERYTHING

We Know Everything When we know good, we know evil. When we know what is natural, we know what isn’t natural. When we know light, we know dark. When we know truth, we know what isn’t truth. It isn’t knowing … Continue reading

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MEDITATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION

Meditation Has Nothing To Do With Religion Meditation has nothing to do with religion. Religion turns meditation into an occasion. Meditation is the practice of simply resting in awareness to realise that we are that awareness. Meditation is not an … Continue reading

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THE GARDEN OF EDEN IS NOW

The Garden Of Eden Is Now We don’t have to harp back to the past to realise truth. If truth was true then, it stands to reason that it must be true now. We are not talking about stories that … Continue reading

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KNOW ONE, KNOW ALL

Know One, Know All There are thousands of teachings about our reality; they all result in the realisation of non-dual, pure awareness. Without that, nothing would be known. Once realised, there is no further need for theories. Sin is a … Continue reading

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STILL WORRIED ABOUT EGO?

Still Worried About Ego? When something is observed, heard, smelt, tasted or touched – or when we’re having a poo – none of these activities are ego-orientated. Ego is the collection of mental fixations to which we cling, and that … Continue reading

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WE ARE NEVER SEPARATED FROM THE ENLIGHTENED STATE

We Are Never Separated From The Enlightened State Not knowing that this state is within ourself, we search for it elsewhere. No matter how much happiness or sorrow we experience, this enlightened state is never impaired or improved. Being happy … Continue reading

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THE PRACTICE WITH NO HARDSHIPS

The Practice With No Hardships Just be aware of awareness. All we have to do is remember. Alternatively, we could make it complicated: whatever words we use, we’re saying the same thing. Simply, barely, exactly, precisely, entirely, absolutely, completely, totally, aware of awareness.

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NATURE AND, OH DEAR, NURTURE

Nature And, Oh Dear, Nurture Our nature is pure consciousness; it’s what we truly are. However, our nurture (the care and protection afforded us) is what we have acquired. The first is our ultimate reality, while the second is our … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS THE KEY TO GNOSTICISM AND AGNOSTICISM

Buddhism Is The Key To Gnosticism and Agnosticism There is no difference. Gnostic: relating to esoteric, mystical knowledge. Agnostic:believing that nothing can be known of the existence or nature of God. I am about to suggest that Gnosticism is the journey, and Agnosticism, the arrival. Also that, as there were ancient, enlightened beings, there … Continue reading

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CONFLICT CREATES CONTEST

Conflict Creates Contest We may judge things differently, but the seeing is the same. In reality there is no conflict, no incompatibility, no contest. When we burst the illusory bubble of samsara – which is all about me – we … Continue reading

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IT’S THEIR KARMA (PROBLEM), SO WHY BOTHER?

It’s Their Karma (Problem), So Why Bother? That attitude creates our karma (problem). In our ignorance, we mix up relative consciousness (all about me), and absolute consciousness (all about compassion). When we step back from our self centred, clever routine, clear … Continue reading

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THE GREAT DISCERNMENT

The Great Discernment Being original isn’t being different. For discernment, we need clarity, and there is nothing clearer than pure, empty cognisance. To realise emptiness, we meditate. To meditate, we need right instruction. The right instruction is knowing when to drop … Continue reading

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WE CANNOT HAVE COMPASSION WITHOUT EMPATHY

We Cannot Have Compassion Without Empathy We cannot have compassion without empathy, and we cannot have empathy without having suffered. Love is practical rather than idealistic.

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OUR CONDUCT MUST MATCH OUR REALISATION

Our Conduct Must Match Our Realisation Our conduct must match our realisation, otherwise we will become arrogant. Realisation is a “piece of cake” (so easy that we don’t have to think about it), while taming our mind and our conduct … Continue reading

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IS SEEKING THE TRUTH A SIN?

Is Seeking The Truth A Sin? If we seek the truth, we do not accept that what we have been told is the truth. Sin: an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law. How does one transgress divine … Continue reading

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IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT WE BELIEVE

It Doesn’t Matter What We Believe What we believe is not what we are. Before belief, there is the spirit of pure knowing that can discern: the openness of pure knowing is the reason we naturally love. We all love … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS REALISING THE PROBLEM

Happiness Is Realising The Problem We are never unhappy for no reason. Everything has a cause. We may be unhappy because we wanted something and didn’t get it. We may be unhappy because we didn’t want something but got it. … Continue reading

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THINKING CLEARLY

Thinking Clearly Thinking clearly doesn’t mean we have to be great thinkers: it just means thinking outside the box. Repeating what we’ve been told may make us seem very clever, but this cleverness is still inside the box. Thinking clearly … Continue reading

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WE CANNOT FIND IT

We Cannot Find It We cannot find it because we are it, so there’s no getting away from it. This ‘it’ is pure consciousness, – or God. Truth has to be realised, not worshipped.

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GOING TO HEAVEN?

Going To Heaven? The greatest confidence trick ever played. Heaven, or nirvana, is not in a realm ‘above’; it is where we are, now. Nothing is as pure as pure consciousness. Pure consciousness = heaven = nirvana = paradise = … Continue reading

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THE UNDO BUTTON

The Undo Button The undo button ends all suffering. We merely have to hold it down until we realise that the suffering does not exist, and that there was no need for a button at all. We may think that … Continue reading

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EXPOSING THE TRUTH

Exposing The Truth Exposing the truth is a matter of exposing this pretentious self whichattempts to impress by affecting greater importance than it actually possesses. The truth is exposed in the moment of seeing our unconscious corruption. We are not what … Continue reading

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