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EVERYTHING COUNTS

Everything Counts This is how karma works, and this is why we must be aware. Whatever we do, say, and think causes our programming, our behaviour, and we create our programming by consent. The Sanskrit word ‘karma’ means the results … Continue reading

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FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF

Feel Good About Yourself You should! Usually, we talk about the ‘self’ as an illusion, a make believe personification of what we think we are – our karmic neuroses. This self is created by our confusion and, as such, is … Continue reading

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VOICE OF GOD?

Voice Of God? That which is called the voice of God is our own clarity of insight. It’s that “Aha!” moment of a realisation … “Oh, of course!” Without this clarity of insight, nothing would be known. The problem lies … Continue reading

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TROUBLE WITH MEDITATING?

Trouble With Meditating? Intelligent people are full of doubts, and the ignorant know everything. What we do not know, we believe, and when we believe, we ignore experience. Becoming too intellectual with theories can also turn us into believers.We can … Continue reading

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THE CLARITY OF PERCEPTION IS THE THIRD EYE

The Clarity Of Perception Is The Third Eye The third eye is just another name for pure awareness, or pure consciousness. Not recognising the clarity of perception that sees directly, we rely on our memory interpreter, the dream-maker. The world … Continue reading

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SEX, DESIRE AND WISDOM

Sex, Desire And Wisdom If it wasn’t for sex and desire, we wouldn’t be here – and neither would our gurus. Being born allows us all to ‘wise up’ to our true reality, so we needn’t feel guilty. We are … Continue reading

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CALM AND CLEAR

Calm And Clear Sounds simple enough, but this is incredibly profound. When the mind becomes calm, it becomes clear. We have to reason this out for ourself, and then practise for the rest of our life as it doesn’t stay … Continue reading

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ARE THERE PHRASES THAT SWITCH US ON?

Are There Phrases That Switch Us On? I’ve often wondered if there is a set of words that we hear or read at the right time that changes how we see – and thus changes our lives. My conclusion is … Continue reading

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THE FOUR REFLECTIONS THAT CHANGE OUR LIFE

The Four Reflections That Change Our Life Valuing human existence 1. Our human life is precious, because we can communicate at the highest level. 2. We shouldn’t miss the opportunity to realise our ultimate truth. 3. Instead, we become attached … Continue reading

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THE WORD ‘RELIGION’ HAS AN EFFECT ON PEOPLE

The Word ‘Religion’ Has An Effect On People Hope, fear, a sense of purpose, a belief, control, wrong, over-organised, evil, part of our evolution … ? Religion claims to be the intercessor or connection to higher truth or God. Religion: … Continue reading

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I CAN’T DO NOTHING!

I Can’t Do Nothing! Simply watch the breath. When thoughts arise, return to watching the breath. We are doing nothing. In simply being aware and watching the breath, we realise that we are the happiness we seek. And we are … Continue reading

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THERE IS NOTHING TO DO

There Is Nothing To Do There is nothing to do but recognise. In that simple recognition, we realise that, doing nothing is the ultimate essence of pure consciousness. When this is realised, we find we can know so much more. … Continue reading

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WHY I WAS KICKED OUT OF A DHARMA CENTRE

Why I was Kicked Out Of A Dharma Centre (this isn’t for delicate minds :D) Actually, I don’t know why I was kicked out … but it did leave a trauma. And actually, I have been kicked out of other … Continue reading

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WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT…

We Don’t Have To Wait … … for either the next incarnation or heaven to realise our ultimate reality now. Realisation doesn’t depend on the next incarnation; hoping that we will be enlightened in the future is a belief system. … Continue reading

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NO ONE WANTS TO BE TOLD THEY ARE WRONG

No One Wants To Be Told They Are Wrong Every individual has to recognise what is beneficial and what is harmful to their lives, and this changes with understanding. Every sentient being has an enlightened nature, which is resting continuously … Continue reading

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FREE SPEECH, RIGHT SPEECH, RIGHT CONDUCT

Free Speech, Right Speech, Right Conduct The type of world in which we live is created by our understanding and conduct. Is our view materialistic consciousness or enlightened consciousness? We have to know the difference. When we realise our true … Continue reading

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“TODAY, MY LIFE IS FRUITFUL!”

“Today, My Life Is Fruitful!” The moment that we recognise we are not our thoughts, we are free. As Tulku Urgyen said, “We are free in the moment of seeing”: That is what he meant. As long we identify with … Continue reading

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WHY WE SHOULD BOTHER ABOUT OUR MINDS?

Why We Should Bother About Our Minds? Now is creating our future. It’s only when we understand how our mind works that we are in control. We have to able to control our mind so that it doesn’t fly off … Continue reading

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BRAINWASHING? BRAIN FILLING!

Brainwashing? Brain Filling! Always consider reverse engineering. We are influenced by subliminal imagery sent directly to the brain – bypassing the conscious mind – and can have ideas put into our brains to ‘better’ our self. Why do we think … Continue reading

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“RELIGION IS A CONTROL BUSINESS”

“The Church Invented Hell And Is In ‘The Control Business’ ” “Religion doesn’t want us to grow up”. The following is taken from https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/01/26/retired-american-bishop-believes-the-church-invented-hell-is-in-the-control-business/ Jon Shelby Spong, a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church explains that religion is a … Continue reading

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WHEN DID CONSPIRACIES START?

When Did Conspiracies Start? Short answer: Around 5000 years ago. Conspiracy: secret plan or a cabal. “A cabal is a group of people united to promote their private views or interests in an ideology, state, or other community, often by intrigue and usually unbeknownst to those outside their group. … Continue reading

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THE NINE LEVELS OR YANAS

The Nine Levels Or Yanas This is a reply to a question was about the nine levels: I have to apologise to a questioner (DF) for accidentally deleting both my reply and his comment. Here are the nine levels or … Continue reading

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ARE WE JUST TREADING WATER?

Are We Just Treading Water? Making no real progress. We may do and say the right things, but has there been any real, enlightening change in life? We may go through the right routines, but are we just tread ingwater? … Continue reading

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THE TENDERNESS OF COMPASSION

The Tenderness of Compassion (This is for those who cannot afford to go on retreats 😀 ) We all know – in a general way – what “the tenderness of compassion” means, but this not a fixed thing. It is … Continue reading

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TSOKNYI RINPOCHE UK RETREAT

 Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Easter Retreat 2020 THE TENDERNESS OF TRUE COMPASSION Bookings have now opened for this year’s UK retreat led by Tsoknyi Rinpoche It will run from 30th March – 5th April. at Bruton School for Girls, Somerset, UK Book … Continue reading

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INNER HAPPINESS AND OUTER HAPPINESS

Inner Happiness And Outer Happiness Our inner happiness affects our outer happiness. If we only look for outer happiness, then we will have to go on looking. (Don’t be put off by the word ‘happiness’; read it as ‘sanity’.) Inner … Continue reading

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LIFE AFTER REALISATION

Life After Realisation It’s okay being you! This me is the conveyance to enlightenment. That which we call me is certainly an illusion as it is a temporary arrangement of body and mindset, but now we see it and use … Continue reading

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I CAN’T STOP THINKING

I Can’t Stop Thinking It’s what an “I” does. The mind thinks thoughts. It’s what is does. To ask it to stop thinking would be like asking the eyes to stop seeing. Thinking and seeing are natural. The deception is … Continue reading

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FISH OUT OF WATER

Fish Out Of Water Trying to conforming to others’ standards, we may feel alone. Once we feel alone, we become detached, and recognise our unique path to enlightenment. When we feel that we are not just a human (or fish … Continue reading

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NOBODY IS ORDINARY

Nobody Is Ordinary We are all enlightened essence, unique in discovering that our path to this realisation is the recognition of our own confusion. Thinking we are special, while conforming to others’ confusion, Enlightenment is nothing special, as cognisant emptiness … Continue reading

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ZERO INTOLERANCE

Zero Intolerance From an enlightened point of view, zero intolerance means complete tolerance generosity patience discipline concentration and compassionate wisdom. On the path to enlightenment, there is no place to hold back or hide.

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ZERO TOLERANCE =ZERO COMPASSION

Zero Tolerance = Zero Compassion This exposes the resident evil in the world. It starts off to protect, and then technology and memes tighten the net until we are in fear of whatever we say and think. We have to … Continue reading

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A FEELING ISN’T AN EMOTION

A Feeling Isn’t An Emotion (continued from yesterday) As we realise something, we realise more. ‘Feeling’ is something actually felt (an intuition) in the first moment of experience, as opposed to our ‘feelings’ that we hold on to and carry … Continue reading

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FEELING FLAT OR HEAVY?

Feeling Flat Or Heavy? There is a reason for feeling flat or heavy, and it’s fine. The same goes for every feeling we all experience. In Buddhism, there is an explanation known as the twelve links of causes and karmic … Continue reading

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STUCK IN THE EIGHTH CONSCIOUSNESS

Stuck In The Eighth Consciousness Different traditions explain this differently In the Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma tradition, there are eight consciousnesses; five of the senses and three of the mind. There is one more, the ninth, which is pure consciousness. The … Continue reading

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ENLIGHTENMENT IS A SERIES OF REALISATIONS

Enlightenment Is A Series Of Realisations A series of releases. A series of diminishing fixations. A series of emotions transforming into wisdoms. Emotions flare up, and their brilliance is seen as the spontaneous light of pure consciousness. Emotions and recognition … Continue reading

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NO ONE IS ORIGINAL

No One Is Original We are the origin that transcends all. Receiving the transmission on reality, we go out into the world that shows us our place. How do we know we have the transmission? Genuine, interested, empathetic compassion arises.

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LIGHT, COLOURS AND DIRECT SEEING

Lights, Colours And Direct Seeing A conclusion (so far) about Togal When we paint a picture, we start off with pure colours – red, yellow and blue – straight from the tube. Mixing these together for the first time, the … Continue reading

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STARTING WITH PRELIMINARIES OR ADVANCED TEACHINGS?

Starting With Preliminaries Or Advanced Teachings? Do we start at the beginning, or at the end? This up to the individual teacher or student. We usually start at the beginning in order to get to the end, but this is … Continue reading

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HOW IS EVERYTHING AN ILLUSION?

How Is Everything An Illusion? And why is this a problem for us? The illusion isn’t the problem: it’s believing and clinging to the illusion that binds us. We can have fun with illusion – like blowing pretty bubbles in … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS ARE TOUGH

Spiritual Teachings Are Tough They aren’t about feeling good: they are meant to open our insight. Whether pleasant or unpleasant, the eye of wisdom opens to see clearly. The magic of daily life happens through close inspection and gratitude. Compassion … Continue reading

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IF WE CAN MANAGE OUR THOUGHTS

If We Can Manage Our Thoughts If we can manage our thoughts, then we can go anywhere. If we cannot manage our thoughts, then we want to be in a nice, safe place. The Buddha’s teachings help us to realise … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NORMAL

There Is No Such Thing As Normal Normal: conforming to others’ standards. Conforming means consenting to others’ concepts and, in doing so, we give away our authority to breakout of this mayhem of strife. Unless we recognise and are obeying … Continue reading

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ONCE WE REALISE THE THREE KAYAS

Once We Realise The Three Kayas Once we realise the three Kayas, we understand everything. These three principles have a positive and negative aspect. They become negative when we ignore the positive. Positive: Dharmakaya = Emptiness Sambhogakaya = Consciousness Nirmanakaya … Continue reading

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THERE IS ONE, SIMPLE, UNIVERSAL TRUTH

There Is One, Simple, Universal Truth There is one, simple, universal truth: we are non-duality of pure conscious. Our story starts when we admit that we ignore this truth, and finishes with the realisation of this truth. Until then, we … Continue reading

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SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT SUCH THINGS?

Should We Talk About Such Things? Is our intelligence merely received information? The more we investigate, the more potent the observation. Intelligence: the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. If our intelligence is just received information, then we are programmed through … Continue reading

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FINDING OUR TRUE LINEAGE

Finding Our True Lineage Returning to our inner intention. Being happy. There is a lineage calling within us all: it is our path to enlightenment. This isn’t an organisation or tradition; it’s an inner longing. It isn’t hope; it’s more … Continue reading

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CLEAR IMITATION – CONFUSED IMITATION

Clear Imitation – Confused Imitation We have a choice of two paths in life: one is to follow organised confusion, and the other is to realise our original wisdom. We know what organised confusion is like as we live in … Continue reading

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SOFT AND HARD

Soft And Hard We don’t realise how hard and fixated we are about things. Anything hard snaps easily. Meditation – or remembering our true nature – brings about an unbreakable softness. We become more flexible. Wishing you many transmissions and … Continue reading

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ALWAYS RETURN TO FIRST PRINCIPLES

Always Return To First Principles Watching the breath cuts through circling thoughts. This brings us back to thought-free now. We become one with the breath. Breath is life. Life is spirit. Spirit is pure consciousness. We are this without thinking. … Continue reading

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