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NOT MANY GET IT

Not Many Get It We are pure awareness, without characteristics. When told this, not many get it. If we do get it, we usually forget that we got it, and go back to not getting it, with characteristics. Many pretend … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY = REALISATION

Epiphany = Realisation There is nothing beyond consciousness. In truth, that is all we are. It is not what we know that is important; it is simple knowingness, common to all, so we don’t have to be a scholar. That … Continue reading

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THE MIRACLE OF HEALING THE BLIND

The Miracle Of Healing The Blind You can do that! For the exoteric (the believers), healing the blind is literal. For the esoteric (the realisers), healing the blind is opening another’s mind. For those who do not care, opening the … Continue reading

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EVERYWHERE WE LOOK, THERE ARE SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS

Everywhere We Look, There Are Spiritual Teachings Everywhere we look, there are spiritual teachings, because the looking is done by consciousness, and that reminds us instantly of what we are. Appearances and recognition are simultaneous. Spirituality of non-dual awareness has … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH REALISATION

The Problem With Realisation The problem with the realisation that we are pure consciousness is dealing with others who have not realised this fundamental truth. Their life is about other things. Before realisation, we chit chat, swap opinions, laugh at … Continue reading

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A MACGUFFIN IS NOTHING AT ALL

A MacGuffin Is Nothing At All A MacGuffin is something we believe. A MacGuffin is a plot or motive device to focus the actors in films – adopted by Alfred Hitchcock The audience doesn’t see it as it is never revealed, and they aren’t … Continue reading

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CAN SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS BE USED TO DECEIVE PEOPLE?

Can Spiritual Teachings Be Used To Deceive People? Can spiritual teachings be used to deceive people? Certainly. It’s what evil does best. Spiritual teachings are about converting negativity into wisdom. They are not about beliefs. These precious teachings need to … Continue reading

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THE BANALITY OF EVIL IS ENLIGHTERNING

The Banality Of Evil Is Enlightening Evil is a term used to describe something that brings about harmful, painful, and unpleasant effects. Banality breeds evil. Evil breeds banality. And that can wake us up! We don’t have to be perfect to … Continue reading

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THE DOMINO EFFECT OF INDIFFERENCE

The Domino Effect Of Indifference Indifference to an event affecting other events is like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall in line. If we merely follow others in the domino line-up, we do not … Continue reading

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REALISATION IS EARTH SHATTERING

Realisation Is Earth Shattering All that we hope for is an illusion. All that we fear is an illusion. We over-estimate how many sane people there are. 😀 Illusion: an instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception of a sensory experience. If we cannot discern that perception, in the very first … Continue reading

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THE LIGHT OF DARKNESS

The Light Of Darkness The darkness is our worries, dissatisfactions, doubts and desires … it’s a huge list of excitement. The darkness is also the covering up of our worries, dissatisfactions, doubts and desires … it’s a huge list of … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM FOR TODAY

Buddhism For Today The quality of Buddhism is tested through compassion in our relationships. How empathetic are we? This is this age of conflict, and conflict requires people. Buddhism today is about compassion, or rather, the lack of it. Merely … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I ENHANCE CONSCIOUSNESS?

How Can I Enhance Consciousness? You cannot. Consciousness just is. It cannot be made, and it cannot be enhanced. The only thing that can be enhanced is our noticing. When we know this, we are meditating without effort. Trying to … Continue reading

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MAKING A BIG DEAL OF OUR SPIRITUALITY

Making A Big Deal Of Our Spirituality We have to let go of our spirituality. It’s nothing special. If we make it special, we make ourselves special. Making a big deal of ourselves and our spirituality is a huge mistake. … Continue reading

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IF THIS IS THE ONLY LIFE

If This Is The Only Life If this is the only life we have, what are you or I doing with it? The things that we worry about will still be here after we die. This life is so precious; … Continue reading

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REALISATION IS NOT ENLIGHTENMENT

Realisation Is Not Enlightenment Realisation is not enlightenment; it is the opening up of our path to enlightenment. Once we realise our true nature of pure awareness, all we then have to do is remember, becoming aware of subtle obstructions … Continue reading

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IF WE WANT A BETTER WORLD

If We Want A Better World If we want a better world, how can this be brought about? What are we willing to actually do to make a better world? And, who will agree with us? Ordinary people aren’t bothered … Continue reading

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THE WORLD IS A STAGE … STAGED!

The World Is A Stage … Staged! We make our entrance, receive our script, and live our life according to that script. There are different parts, but it’s all the same illusion. Meditation tears up the script.

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LUCIFER, THE BRINGER OF LIGHT

Lucifer, The Bringer Of Light Lucifer: also known as Satan. Lucifer: The Bringer Of Light? How? It all depends on one’s point of view. The first noble truth of the Buddha is admitting that we are suffering/dissatisfied/fed up, and that … Continue reading

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ARE YOU A DIFFICULT PERSON?

Are You A Difficult Person? Hello! Nice to meet you. 🙂

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ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES TWO WORLDS

One Word That Describes Two Worlds ‘Ornament‘ 1. Ornament: Serving to look more attractive, while having no practical purpose. Ordinary human beings project their ideas and opinions as useless ornaments. 2. Ornament: A quality of grace. A quality of inner … Continue reading

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STUCK IN A MIND LOOP

Stuck In a Mind Loop Ever feel like you’re treading water, responding to life in the same way all the time? Instead of remaining in pure perception, consciousness becomes corrupted or distracted and, via the senses, information goes straight to … Continue reading

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THE EXOTERIC AND THE ESOTERIC

The Exoteric And The Esoteric The exoteric lives by the words. The esoteric lives in pure perception. The exoteric lives by knowing things. The esoteric lives by knowingness. The exoteric argues. The esoteric cannot. Exoteric divides. Esoteric unites.

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THE DHARMA CAN BE THE MUD

The Dharma Can Be The Mud Whether we are religious or not, we are bound by ideas which we exaggerate and fixate upon, causing hostility in ourself and in others. We are all Buddhas; we just have to wash off … Continue reading

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IS THE TRUTH BEING KEPT FROM US?

Is Truth Being Kept From Us? Humans are easily distracted. As long as we are distracted, we will never know the truth. We will know something else. It is the truth that sets us free. The truth is never in … Continue reading

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I DO NOT FOLLOW ANYONE …

I Do Not Follow Anyone … … and certainly not my self! This self is a karmic mental creation of ideas, upsets and longings from our past – but it is also our teacher. It teaches us that what we … Continue reading

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THE LAW OF KARMA

The Law Of Karma We are responsible for our own thoughts, actions, and inactions, i.e. what happens to us. Whatever we do, say and think has consequences in the future. Whatever we did, said and thought has consequences now. We … Continue reading

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I ALWAYS FEEL I AM WRONG

I Aways Feel I Am Wrong Being aware of feeling wrong cannot be wrong; feeling inadequate is just a product of karma, observed by awareness. The wonderful thing about feeling inadequate is that we can empathise with everyone. Feeling we’re … Continue reading

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MASS PSYCHOSIS

Mass Psychosis Mass psychosis or mass hypnosis: the madness of the crowd brought to us by the Lords of the Kali-yuga. The magician’s trick creates bewilderment, and then focuses on one small event which is elaborated in order to distract. … Continue reading

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COMPASSION AND EMPATHY

Compassion And Empathy A word is a merely a sound. Words have meaning, however, and if we don’t understand that meaning, we merely make sounds. Compassion: concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others and a wish to help. Empathy: the ability and … Continue reading

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THE BUDDHA’S TEACHING IS CATHARTIC AND CLEANSING

The Buddha’s Teaching Is Cathartic And Cleansing Cathartic: providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; via late Latin from Greek – katharsis ‘cleansing’  It is only when we practise what is taught that a genuine, cleansing feeling is experienced, arising from the dropping away of all … Continue reading

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ALL WE DO

All We Do  All we do is forget what we are. All we need to do is remember what we are. When we forget what we are and become a who – involved in external matter and reactions that create … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE START OUR JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT?

How Do We Start Our Journey To Enlightenment? Step one: We see that things aren’t right. “Well, we all know that!”Yes, but how many actually take the next step to start their journey? Step two: We look for the cause … Continue reading

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TWO WAYS TO DESTROY THE INDIVIDUAL SELF

Two Ways To Destroy The Individual Self There are two ways to destroy the individual self. One: become part of the collective. Two: see that this self doesn’t exist. The unenlightened want us to conform to their ideas. The enlightened … Continue reading

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NOT EVERYONE GETS IT

Not Everyone Gets it This is the beginning of the tenth year of this blog! As there is much confusion in this world of flight, fright and freeze, we’ll just keep going. Rosie and Daisy seem keen. Iris gets it … Continue reading

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MAY THE LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS

May The Light Of Consciousness May the light of consciousness illumine the darkness in the mind. Whenever the mind seems dark, the seeing of that is the light. The dark and the light are inseparable, and we have arrived – … Continue reading

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THE LONG CONFIDENCE TRICK ON CONSCIOUSNESS

The Long Confidence Trick On Consciousness For thousands of years, humanity has been tricked into believing that we have no authority and must be led. We lack confidence because we do not know. Once we know, we can never not … Continue reading

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WHAT IS BETTER THAN BEING TOLD THE TRUTH?

What Is Better Than Being Told The Truth? Better than being told the truth is realising it for oneself. Being told words, we repeat words. Realising the words, we display understanding.

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WHERE GROUCHO MARX WENT WRONG :-)

Where Groucho Marx Went Wrong 🙂 He famously and humorously said, “I wouldn’t join any club that would have me as a member.” Better to have said, “I would join any club that would have me as a member”, as … Continue reading

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FEELING DULL AND STUPID? … BRILLIANT!

Feeling Dull And Stupid …? Brilliant! Where is this dullness and stupidity? What observes this dullness and stupidity? Neither dullness nor observer can be found. It is pure consciousness that remains. This realisation bypasses all techniques on the path to … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF SUGGESTION INFLUENCES BEHAVIOUR

The Power Of Suggestion Influences Behaviour The power of suggestion influences both behaviour and whatever sticky situation we are in. In all walks of life, we have to be aware of the power of suggestion that primes and influences our … Continue reading

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LOOK FOR YOUR SELF

Look For Your Self Let us know when you find it. 😀

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BUDDHISM AND DINOSAURS

Buddhism And Dinosaurs As long as there are only two explanations for life on earth, there will be conflict. Controlled opposition that promotes beliefs causes more problems, and is used to distract, ensuring that people do not think too deeply. … Continue reading

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THE ONLY PERSON YOU WILL LEARN FROM

The Only Person You Will Learn From The only person you will learn from is you, your self. A teacher can only give general instructions from text, and offer commentaries from their own tradition and culture. We can imagine that … Continue reading

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BEGINNER MIND, DZOGCHEN MIND

Beginner Mind, Dzogchen Mind It’s being ‘ordinary’. Don’t be confused about the word ‘Dzogchen’; it’s a Tibetan word for Zen, which is a Chinese word for our original essence, which is pure consciousness, which is just seeing. The problem with … Continue reading

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IF WE ARE NOT TOLD THE TRUTH

If We Are Not Told The Truth If we’re not told the truth, what are we being told? If we’re not told the truth, then maybe – consciously or unconsciously – we are being told misunderstandings and untruths. If we … Continue reading

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ARRESTED, JUDGED AND CONDEMNED … Lol!

Arrested, Judged and Condemned … Lol! When we look, our attention is caught and held (arrested), and we refer to the precedent of memory (judgement), and re-enact. In this way, we are condemned for life to our illusory prison. Why? … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE KNOW WE’RE NOT LIVING IN HELL?

How Do We Know We’re Not Living In Hell? We no longer get annoyed.

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LIFE IS PERSONAL INVESTIGATION

Life Is Personal Investigation Personal investigation is direct, raw experience. In adopting others’ views about life, however, we can obscure whatever we directly experience, which causes confusion and conflict. Raw experience may feel uncomfortable until we become familiar with it; … Continue reading

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APPARENT BUT EMPTY

Apparent But Empty All things seem clearly visible, understood, and obvious while, at the same time, they are empty of permanent reality as they come and go. All things come to pass. In understanding this, we take our first steps … Continue reading

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