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WHO IS TO BLAME?

Who Is To Blame? From birth, we are besieged by trivia, and we lap it up.So who is to blame for the illusion in which we live?The answer depends on our level of inner awareness. Illusion: a deceptive appearance. We are educated … Continue reading

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WE LIVE IN A PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAP

We Live In A Psychological Trap We live in a psychological trap of beliefs, accepting everything without proof. We use the word ‘believe’ as if it means ‘to know’, and that is the trap. If we believe, we don’t know. … Continue reading

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DOES THE PAST EXIST NOW?

Does The Past Exist Now? Yes – through our karma. ‘Karma’ is a Sanskrit word for the residue of past actions lodged in our mind that creates our habitual re-enactments such as, “There ‘I’ go again”. This is why most … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM DESTROYS BUDDHISM

Buddhism Destroys Buddhism In the moment of pure consciousness, we drop all ideas. The meditation, me, the Buddha, Buddhism … everything goes.

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS SUBJECTIVE

Consciousness Is Subjective Ordinary consciousness is subjective: it’s all about me. Pure consciousness is objective: there is no time for a me.

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THE TRUTH IS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

The Truth Is Hidden In Plain Sight Plain: not decorated or elaborate, simple or basic in character without a pattern or colour bearing no indication as to contents or affiliation. It is said that certain teachings are secret. Well, they’re not. It is just that non-practitioners won’t understand the … Continue reading

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GETTING REAL

Getting Real We usually use the phrase ‘get real’ when someone is living in their opinions, assumptions and fantasies, but we can apply this to humanity itself. When someone tells us to get real, they want us to get a reality … Continue reading

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WISDOM IN ACTION IS EMPATHY

Wisdom In Action Is Empathy Wisdom in action isn’t compassion; it’s empathy. Compassion: sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Anyone – or any religion – can have pity … Continue reading

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IS THIS BLOG ESOTERIC?

Is This Blog Esoteric? No. Words are exoteric, and are meant to be read by the many; they’re borrowed. The esoteric is for the few who practise and experience the words; it’s original. If we don’t practise, words are a … Continue reading

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REALISATION IS THE LIGHT THAT ILLUMINES THE DARKNESS

Realisation Is The Light That Illumines The Darkness It is personal experience of seeing which realises the evil that dulls the mind into darkness and the mundane. Evil is anything that intentionally confuses the mind, thereby obscuring clarity. Evil isn’t … Continue reading

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IS OUR WORLD BASED ON TRUTH OR LIES?

Is Our World Based On Truth Or Lies? What truth are we following? What lies are we following? Is our life based on unchanging truth, or on the changeable, material world? To know our world, we have to look at … Continue reading

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BUDDHISTS DO NOT BELIEVE

Buddhists Do Not Believe Buddhists do not believe, accepting something without proof, and therefore cannot be offended. What of reincarnation? It is up to each individual to re-cognise intuitive déjà vu. “I don’t believe in reincarnation!” Nor should a Buddhist. … Continue reading

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WHAT IS YOUR REALITY?

What Is Your Reality? This is a very uncomfortable question to ask. Is it your ideas, your family, your history, your culture? If all this was so, then everyone’s reality would be different, and this is exactly the case in … Continue reading

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FORGETTING AND REMEMBERING

Forgetting And Remembering We generally go through life oscillating between being conscious and not being conscious. We are involved in everydayness and, in between these activities, we come to our senses but then fall into vacancy until the next ‘attraction’. … Continue reading

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OUR PROBLEM: WHAT DO WE IDENTIFY AS?

Our Problem: What Do We Identify As? Whatever we identify with obscures what we actually are. We are pure consciousness that unfortunately identifies with a self-image – a library of ideas. That is our main problem. The world wants to … Continue reading

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KNOW WHEN YOU ARE DREAMING

Know When You Are Day-Dreaming Know when you are day-dreaming or in a vacant state. Realise that you are not quite ‘there’. The very moment when we recognise that we are day-dreaming, we wake up. We are free in the … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING HAS A CAUSE

Everything Has A Cause Things don’t just happen; everything has a cause. There is a reason why we are asleep, but appear to be awake. What does ‘waking up’ mean? We wake up when we become aware of the mechanics … Continue reading

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WHEN WE FORGET WHAT WE ARE

When We Forget What We Are When we forget what we are, we lose all sense of reality. So many people choose to be ignorant of their true reality in favour of filling their minds with some sort of amusement … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE PROOF OF THE BUDDHA’S ENLIGHTENMENT?

What Is The Proof Of The Buddha’s Enlightenment? Enlightenment is the realisation of the truth of our reality, and whatever obscures this. We don’t have to delve into the past to realise our true reality, as the proof is right … Continue reading

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INFINITY MEANS NO BEGINNING & NO END

Infinity Means No Beginning & No End No God and no single big bang. The word ‘beginning’ creates an illusion on an enormous scale, and can only relate to something that is created, dwells and dissolves, giving rise to the … Continue reading

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ARE WE A CONDUIT FOR GOOD OR EVIL?

Are We A Conduit For Good Or Evil? The realisation that we could be on the path of evil is a shock, and this is why realisation opens us up to the truth about what governs our minds. Then, we … Continue reading

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THE PESSIMIST AND THE OPTIMIST

The Pessimist And The Optimist Pessimism: a belief that this world is as bad as it could be, or that evil will ultimately prevail over good. Optimism: that this world is the best of all possible worlds, and that good must ultimately prevail over evil in the universe. Two paths; the maintenance of good (positive) or evil (negative). A pessimist thinks that … Continue reading

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GOODNESS IS WELL-BALANCED WELL-BEING

Goodness is Well-Balanced Well-Being Well-being is experienced in the present moment, through mindfulness. When we live through our memories, mindfulness is lost to a contest of ideas. Mindfulness is the quality of being consciously aware, through focusing on the present moment, … Continue reading

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LETTING GO OF THE PAST

Letting Go Of The Past If we hang on to the past, nothing fresh will occur, and we will never break out of our karmic bubble. Bubbles can easily be burst, so we steer clear of anything that might seem … Continue reading

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IF THIS IS OUR ONLY LIFE …

If This Is Our Only Life … If this is the only life that we have, what are we doing with this one, precious time? Our reality is pure consciousness – the essence of enlightenment – without which nothing can … Continue reading

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BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW …

Better The Devil You Know … That’s what Buddhism is all about. 😀 Being free in the moment of seeing. The devil does not exist; it is simply our confusion, and our obsession with a self-image. When we (consciousness) realise … Continue reading

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WHY KEEP IT SIMPLE?

Why Keep it Simple? Modern life is extremely complicated and wealth-consuming, and becomes all-absorbing. Spiritual matters are also extremely complicated and wealth-consuming, and become all-absorbing. Both temporal and spiritual matters rely on our guilt, fear and hope in order to … Continue reading

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A LIFETIME OF FAILURE WAS A SUCCESS!

A Lifetime Of Failure Was A Success! A lifetime of failure was a success! Not a success in a worldly way, and nothing to do with the opinions of others. In fact, being disliked and ignored has helped 🙂 The … Continue reading

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LET’S KEEP IT SIMPLE

Let’s Keep It Simple Sit for a moment. Relax. Be one with the senses and the elements … breathe air … see light … smell odour/scent … taste flavour … feel touch. These are our direct connection with the world, … Continue reading

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THE ESOTERIC ISN’T IN A BOOK

The Esoteric Isn’t In A Book The written word is exoteric, available to be read by anyone. It is frozen knowledge from the past, and has no life to it. The esoteric is the direct experience of whatever occurs. It … Continue reading

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TRAPPED IN SPACE

Trapped In Space Not realising that we are pure consciousness or empty cognisance, we become trapped in the space of our own reality through distraction. Consciousness, like space, never changes. Nothing created them; they just became cluttered. 😀 Through natural … Continue reading

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INFORMATION EVERYWHERE … AND WISDOM?

Information Everywhere … And Wisdom? It is only when we question information that we start to sift out the knowledge gained through personal experience. We test it, and then we know. If we go further into the stillness of the … Continue reading

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I’M OKAY WITH MY ANGER

I’m Okay With My Anger Anger, in the very first instant, illuminates the mind. Something is seen that doesn’t seem right and awareness brightens. This precious moment is called ‘mirror-like wisdom’. One of two things can happen in the moment … Continue reading

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CONTEMPLATIVE ESSENCE

Contemplative Essence Contemplation: a place of sustained observation. Contemplative observation is our absolutely reality, resulting in wisdom, and manifesting in our relative reality as compassion. From this viewpoint, the world is seen as constant and compounded misinformation.

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THE PERFECT BUSINESS MODEL = KEEP ‘EM UPDATING

The Perfect Business Model = Keep ’em Updating The perfect business model is getting people to update their toys, or their consciousness. Business and religions both want us to join their club – their gravy train – and that’s hard … Continue reading

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INFLUENCERS INFLUENCE INFLUENCERS …

Influencers Influence Influencers … Influences influence influences, who influence us. We in turn influence others. This is a meme at work – an element of cultural behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation. TV, the media, films, our chit-chat – all … Continue reading

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MY KARMA IS WORRY

My Karma Is Worry Worry has been with me all my life. This worry isn’t overwhelming; it’s just seeing possible consequences of an action or inaction. Things have to be ‘repaired’, but which one first? Should I write, or not … Continue reading

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CONTEMPLATIVE ESSENCE

Contemplative Essence Contemplation: a place of sustained observation. Contemplative observation is our absolutely reality, resulting in wisdom, and manifesting in our relative reality as compassion. From this viewpoint, the world is seen as constant and compounded misinformation.

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ARE PEOPLE WHO TRUST THEMSELVES A NUISANCE?

Are People Who Trust Themselves A Nuisance? Are people who trust themselves a nuisance? Do people think that truth stops at a guru? Is religion institutionalised guilt? Have we adopted a persona? Do we have to use cautious language? It … Continue reading

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SHOULD WE BE MORE SKEPTICAL?

Should We Be More Skeptical?  Just accepting whatever we are told is plain daft! Don’t trust anyone who expects you to believe what they say to be true. Test it for yourself. Skeptic: a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions. Is … Continue reading

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IQ &EQ = TYPES OF HUMAN BEING

IQ & EQ = Types Of Human Being Our IQ (intelligence quotient) is a measure of a person’s reasoning ability, and how well someone can use information and logic to answer questions or make predictions. Our EQ (emotional quotient or emotional … Continue reading

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THE ESSENCE OF MIND IS CONSCIOUSNESS

The Essence Of Mind Is Consciousness The essence of mind is conscious cognisance, the ability to know. Whatever is known is then stored as content in the mind, as memories in the form of our thoughts and feelings. Whatever is … Continue reading

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THIS IS HOW TRUTH WORKS

This Is How Truth Works Absolute truth is wisdom. Relative truth is compassion. Wisdom: realising our true being of pure consciousness. Compassion: the manifestation of that wisdom. We can only have true compassion (love) when we realise that that very … Continue reading

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HOW THE WORLD WAS WON

How The World Was Won The world was won by mediocracy. Mediocre: of only average quality; not very good. Mediocracy: a dominant class consisting of mediocre people, or a system in which mediocrity is rewarded: a mediocracy of successful careerists and yes-men. When we know our true nature, everything less is inferior. Except … Continue reading

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IS BEING, INTERESTING?

Is Being, Interesting? The less reified we become, the less ‘real’ we become, the less interesting we become. Become: begin to be. 🙂

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

The Psychology Of Consciousness It’s what spirituality is all about. Understanding how consciousness works will help us realise how we work. If we don’t know the essence of a subject, how can we know about it? All we will do is go through a … Continue reading

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THE MIRROR: THE WEAPON OF CHOICE

The Mirror: The Weapon Of Choice We are all pure consciousness – mirrors that reflect images. The question is; do we believe in these images, or do we see them as mere reflections? The way in which we react to … Continue reading

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NOT GUILTY JUST MISGUIDED

Not Guilty Just Misguided The world around us portrays an image of itself for us to emulate. Being confused about this state of affairs we follow along. We become misguided. Religions are like that. One never feels good enough, with … Continue reading

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OUR REACTIONS TO OTHERS’ REACTIONS

Our Reactions To Others’ Reactions Our reactions to others’ reactions tells us everything that we need to know about ourself. Our reactions are usually defensive, and then become aggressive because of our need to preserve our precious self-image of which … Continue reading

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LULLED INTO A FALSE REALM OF REALITY

Lulled Into A False Realm of Existence That’s us. We are lulled into doing things, and because we get so involved in doing these things, we talk about them as if we are experts. Experts in trivia. But trivia is … Continue reading

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