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HOW MANY KNOW OUR REALITY

How Many Know Our Reality? We may assume that we are ‘awake’, but do we know what that is? Wakefulness is perfect, spontaneous clarity,free of an illusory dream state which is volatile and predictable, displaying rapid changes of emotion. Wakefulness does not react, but … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES, THINGS DON’T SEEM RIGHT OR COMPLETE

Sometimes, Things Don’t Seem Right Or Complete This is intuition at work. Most of us ignore our natural intuition in favour of second-hand information that we project onto whatever we see. This is never a complete picture. Intuition is knowledge without conscious reasoning. It … Continue reading

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SIMPLICITY IS NEVER THROWN BY COMPLEXITY

Simplicity Is Never Thrown By Complexity When we know our essence of pure, compassionate consciousness, together with the three corresponding poisons of desire, fear and indifference that obscure this essence, we then know everything we need to know, as practitioners. … Continue reading

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PURE CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Pure Consciousness Is The Elephant In The Room The ‘elephant in the room’ is a metaphor for something that is obvious but no one mentions because it makes us feel uncomfortable. We will talk for hours about other matters, but never about our … Continue reading

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ONCE WE KNOW, WE CANNOT NOT KNOW

Once We Know, We Cannot Not Know Once we know, we cannot not know. When we know, we recognise an exaggeration or untruth. The Age of Strife is the result of exaggerations that cause conflict and confusion, and divide people. … Continue reading

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ARE YOUR TITS TOO BIG FOR SPIRITUALITY?!*

Are Your Tits Too Big For Spirituality?!* Spiritual practice isn’t about how you look; it’s about how you look! We shouldn’t feel that have to develop ‘a look’ to fit into a group but, unfortunately, many do, adopting a sort of … Continue reading

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EVIL CAN NEVER HAVE POWER OVER GOODNESS

Evil Can Never Have Power Over Goodness Why not? Goodness is a pure heart; it is pure consciousness that can never be deceived, whereas the mind can. Know the difference. Evil intent has no insight, and cannot recognise the emptiness … Continue reading

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HATRED FINDS NO HOME

Hatred Finds No Home This says it all. Hatred: intense dislike.Hatred disturbs the mind:we find no peace, and no home. Home: permanent residence.The only thing permanent is our inner reality. Thing: that which has no specific name. Only through the realisationof the true … Continue reading

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OUR SPIRITUAL PATH IS OUR GREAT UNDOING

Our Spiritual Path Is Our Great Undoing 😀 Spirituality is pure consciousness. It is not a thing; it’s … infinite reception and transmission. Our so-called path is merely our confusion which, when recognised, does not exist, so hanging on to … Continue reading

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WHY DO MOST PEOPLE NOT ‘GET IT’?

Why Do Most People Not ‘Get It’? Much depends on our early years; our infant experiences and associations (the talk surrounding us) influence and set our brain in a certain way, creating our attitude to life. The Buddha said, “Don’t … Continue reading

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REALISE THE PATTERN THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY

Realise The Pattern Throughout Our History The pattern: create belief; create an enemy. Creating a belief engenders fear and hope. Belief gives rise to injustice and divides people. Divided people become angry. Angry people react. Reaction is suppressed. Suppression creates … Continue reading

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WE LIVE IN A FIEFDOM

We Live In A Fiefdom Fiefdom; a bound system. The word ‘fief’ is related to the Frankish term ‘fehu-ôd’, in which ‘fehu’ means ‘cattle and ‘-ôd’ means ‘goods’, implying “a moveable object of value”. The key is in the word. Once we realise what the … Continue reading

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DO WE BINGE ON TEACHINGS?

Do We Binge On Teachings? Do they become a distraction? Is such an approach actually lazy, obscuring genuine, personal experience where there are no doubts? If there are no doubts, we know what we’re doing. We drop the teaching and … Continue reading

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RECYCLING INFORMATION = NOTHING HAPPENS

Recycling Information = Nothing New Happens Life becomes abundantly satisfying and worthwhile as we transcend our self-imposed limitations. If we rely too much on ‘information’ gained from second-hand facts, we become too intellectual and serious, and our life-drama is dull … Continue reading

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WHEN DID WE BEGIN?

When Did We Begin? No one can answer this question for us, but we can come to some conclusion, and see how that makes sense. It’s okay to disagree. When we consider the question of how ‘we’ began, we are … Continue reading

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A QUESTION TO REVEAL OUR SELF

A Question To Reveal Our Self This could be applied to any question or assertion used to reveal our actual state of mind, rather than the state of mind we like to portray to others. Until enlightenment, we will all … Continue reading

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THINKING AND THOUGHTS

Thinking And Thoughts Thinking is tool, such as a hammer. We use it for that moment, and then put it away in the tool box so that we can find it when it’s next needed. Thinking is what we do … Continue reading

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WHAT REALISES, AND WHAT IS REALISED?

What Realises, And What Is Realised? We exist to realise what we are, and what we are not. If we do not realise what we are, we remain ignorant of our true reality. It is shocking that we do not … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE MAKE DECISIONS?

How Do We Make Decisions? We cannot deny that we exist, but how do we exist? Are we just clever, human animals, or is there something rather unique within every individual which, when realised, isn’t unique? If we feel we … Continue reading

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PRAYER FOR TODAY

Prayer For Today May the truth be exposed and recognised.

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WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SUFFERING?

Why Does God Allow Suffering? It’s something people either ask, or use as a statement. God/Pure Consciousness sees suffering as a conflict in the mind. The mind and body suffer while pure consciousness watches. To say God allows suffering merely … Continue reading

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YOU CANNOT KNOW GOD UNTIL YOU KNOW YOURSELF

You Cannot Know God Until You Know Yourself You cannot know God until you know yourself. Knowing yourself is to know God. There is no difference.

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SELF, PURE CONSCIOUSNESS, GOD; IT’S ALL THE SAME

Self, Pure Consciousness, God; It’s All The Same Self Is Pure Consciousness. Pure consciousness is Self. And God? Oh my God, we’re God On a exoteric level, it is claimed that these are different, and so we are divided. On … Continue reading

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WHO RULES THE WORLD?

Who Rules The World? You do. So why is it in such a mess?You don’t realise that you are the power.

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WHAT’S THE POINT OF GURUS?

What’s The Point Of Gurus? What’s the point of Gurus? What’s the point of spiritual groups? If we see these questions as negative, we lack confidence in realisation. These are valid questions. The whole point of these questions is to … Continue reading

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ACKNOWLEDGING EVIL

Acknowledging Evil If we cannot acknowledge evil, we will never be able to acknowledge truth. How does evil exist, or does it even exist? Throughout human history, this subject has haunted us. Evil is merely negativity in our mind that … Continue reading

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WHEN THE STORY TWISTS AND TURNS …

When The Story Twists And Turns … … the reader’s mind twists and turns. As long as a reader is hooked and addicted, the story will continue. The truth of any story is the reader, not the story. Who is … Continue reading

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OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SPIRITUAL TEACHERS

Our Relationship With Spiritual Teachers Be devoted to the truth, rather than the person. A teacher is a reminder of the truth, and truth is everywhere you are. Being devoted to a teacher can create a cult mentality. Even though … Continue reading

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THE ENABLERS OF GOOD AND EVIL

The Enablers Of Good And Evil That’s us. 😀 Enabler: a person or thing that makes something possible. Enabling has a positive aspect of empowering individuals, but it also has a negative aspect of encouraging dysfunctional behaviour which has become our … Continue reading

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EVERYONE IS OUR PRECIOUS SPIRITUAL TEACHER

Everyone Is Our Precious Spiritual Teacher A teacher is someone who shows us the way, but we travel alone. Our adopted spiritual teacher tells us nice things but, in truth, those around who annoy us are our precious teachers. They … Continue reading

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SINCERITY AND BOASTFULNESS

Sincerity And Boastfulness Unconditional sincerity or truthfulness is the absence of pretence, deceit, or hypocrisy. If we say we have compassion, this must manifest with the absence of self. To be sincere, we have to be honest and trustworthy. Smugness is … Continue reading

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FREEDOM FROM TRIBAL POLITICS

Freedom From Tribal Politics When spirituality becomes a religion, religion becomes political. Spirituality frees. Religion binds. Politics influences. Result: monkey see, monkey do. To influence, social manipulation has to take place in order to maintain an idea. It’s what chimpanzees … Continue reading

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ESCAPING CHAOS AND CONFUSION

Escaping Chaos And Confusion People around us are in chaos and confusion because they believe in something or other. To escape this madness, the answer is simple. That which sees this chaos and confusion is neither in chaos nor confused. … Continue reading

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YOU’RE NOT MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF

You’re Not Making A Fool Of Yourself You’re not making a fool of yourself; your self is making a fool of you. What is ‘self’, and what is ‘you’? Self is consciousness, identifying with ideas. You are silenced consciousness that … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS NOT WANTING MORE

Happiness Is Not Wanting More “Happiness is not wanting more; it’s enjoying less.”– Socrates 470–399 BC   🙂

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IT IS THE WORST OF TIMES, IT IS THE BEST OF TIMES

It Is The Worst Of Times, It Is The Best of Times How is this the worst of times? In diabolical times, people become more divided. The media soothsayers speculate about the future, creating fear, chaos, and confusion, either winding … Continue reading

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THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY

There Are Two Sides To Every Story Depending on our mindset, we lean towards one side or another – and even when we have taken a side, we find another side presents itself, and so on. These are the yanas, … Continue reading

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A FEW RANDOM THOUGHTS

A Few Random Thoughts Random: happening without method or conscious decision. Be Grateful For Not Being A Perfect Human Being There is more to us. We Can Never Find Pure Consciousness We are that which we seek Don’t Change Your Mind Change the … Continue reading

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OUR TEMPLE OF WORSHIP IS OUR MIND

Our Temple Of Worship Is Our Mind Worship: acknowledgement of worth. The mind is where we contemplate and meditate, creating the template for our life. Our temple is a place to moderate our temper. If we make too much noise, … Continue reading

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MEDITATION WORKS

Meditation Works Sacred moments. The mind is a sacred space, and should be treated with respect so that clarity is revealed, and we see and think clearly. It’s that important. Meditation works because, in silence, the mind’s inner temple is … Continue reading

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TRUTH IS BEFORE AND BEYOND WORDS

Truth Is Before And Beyond Words Repetition of words rather than direct experience relies on second hand information, and trivialises meaning. Direct experience has no words. When we let go of all concepts, we see clearly. Freedom begins when presumptions … Continue reading

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WHEN THE TRUTH ISN’T RECOGNISED

When The Truth Isn’t Recognised The truth of our being may not register with everyone. Years ago, my wife and I attended a lecture by the Dalai Lama, and we both fell asleep. It wasn’t that we weren’t interested; it … Continue reading

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BEING SOMETHING WE’RE NOT

Being Something We’re Not Wanting to be something that we’re not means we don’t have to look at ourselves. We can change our bodies or change our minds, but the spirit of consciousness remains the same. It’s vital to understand … Continue reading

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UNCULTIVATED WAKEFULNESS

Uncultivated Wakefulness The hardest thing is dropping our fixations Through realisation of our innate nature that is the only reality, we notice that we don’t over react or panic as we once did. We stop shouting at the ‘radio’ 😀 … Continue reading

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CAN SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS HAVE AN OPPOSITE EFFECT?

Can Spiritual Teachings Have An Opposite Effect? Spiritual teachers often talk about love, compassion and carefreeness, but this can manifest as an opposite effect. Reality lies in a pure heart, rather than in ideas and theories in the mind. We … Continue reading

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THE MOMENT BEFORE WE THINK THAT WE ARE AWAKE

The Moment Before We Think That We Are Awake The moment before we go into our old routine, our behaviour, is the moment of ordinary, original, pure experience of pure consciousness. That is the moment when we are awake, before … Continue reading

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COMPASSION IS COMPATIBILITY

Compassion Is Compatibility Compatibility: To be able to exist or occur together without problems or conflict. Able to have a harmonious relationship; well suited. Consistent with another. From medieval Latin compatibilis, from compati ‘suffer with’. In order to be compatible, we have to know how another feels, and be able to adjust to … Continue reading

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RELAXING IN A TROUBLED WORLD

Relaxing In A Troubled Mind Relaxing a troubled mind in a troubled world. Sitting quietly watching the breath, consciousness doesn’t follow thoughts or impulses to do things; the feeling to be active will be there but just let that go. … Continue reading

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“HEALTH AND SAFETY”

“Health And Safety” The slogan ‘health and safety’ saw the beginning of project fear, with people losing their ability to use common sense. An assessment of danger had to written up for practically everything we did. We were bombarded with … Continue reading

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JOURNEY INTO SELF

Journey Into Self The journey to nowhere. Our self is an illusion, a wannabe – an imitator! Our feeling of self is a projection of acquired ideas with which we identify, and that creates and maintains our behaviour. All the … Continue reading

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