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WHY WE CANNOT RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER

Why We Cannot Relate To One Another Even though the ‘view’ of pure consciousness is the original essence of all sentient beings, different levels of fixations obscure this ‘view’, causing obstacles when relating or empathising with one another. We are … Continue reading

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OUR SELF IS OUR BUBBLE OF SUFFERING

Our Self Is Our Bubble Of Suffering What we call our self is merely consciousness bound in abstract concepts, existing in thought only and having no physical reality. Consciousness is unchanging, and has merely a temporary body and memory. Identifying with these abstract thoughts … Continue reading

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IS IT REALLY A SCARY WORLD?

Is It Really A Scary World? In a genuinely scary situation, we have no time to be scared as we have something to deal with which overrides fear. Fear derives from rumour – every good filmmaker knows how to achieve … Continue reading

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IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD …

It Doesn’t Matter What We Know About The World … It doesn’t matter what we know about the world, things will happen anyway. They always have. Under the guise of a warning is insidious programming. We see and hear, and … Continue reading

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THE DHARMA ISN’T HOITY-TOITY

The Dharma Isn’t Hoity-Toity The Dharma isn’t haughty, snobbish and self-congratulatory. The Dharma isn’t holy or other-worldly. The Dharma is right here, right now, in all conditions; even if we get things wrong, and life is a mess, consciousness is … Continue reading

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LIFE IS KARMA

Life Is Karma Some things happen … some thing don’t happen 😀 Yet we ordinary folk are here on the same page, connected to “the Great Perfection”. Funny, that. “The Great Perfection” = Dzogchen = pure consciousness = you.

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FOLLOW-THE-LEADER

Follow-The-Leader Follow-The-Leader: A child’s game. The universe seems complex, but it obeys simple rules. If we know the rules, we can lead our own life, otherwise we follow others who follow others who follow others, and no one knows why. The rules of … Continue reading

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DHARMA NEEDS NO ADORNMENT

Dharma Needs No Adornment Pure consciousness needs no adornments to attract. Never allow materiality to pull the wool over your eyes. Dharma isn’t an adornment. Dharma is our realisation. Dharma is independent of structure and organisation.

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SOME DAYS ARE LIGHT, SOME HEAVY, SOME FLAT

Some Days Are Light, Some Heavy, Some Flat The condition is which we find ourselves on any particular day is the karmic display of the absolute truth of the universe uncovering our path for us. We are the absolute truth … Continue reading

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BEYOND KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING IS KNOWINGNESS

Beyond Knowing And Not Knowing Is Knowingness Thinking we know, we are in an occupied state. Thinking we don’t know, we are in a vacant state. We cannot deny that knowingness – which is synonymous with awareness or consciousness – … Continue reading

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION HAVE THE SAME EFFECT

Science And Religion Have The Same Effect In the early years, we seek the mythical, holy grail of life. It doesn’t matter whether we follow science or religion, we end up obsessed and fixated. Depending on the type of person … Continue reading

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FAMILY ATTACHMENTS

Family Attachments ‘Family’ is a group of people related either by birth or marriage, the purpose of which is to maintain the well-being of its members and of society. Families offer predictability, structure and safety, as members learn to participate in the community. Family attachment: Family attachment is meant in the broadest sense, and includes attachment to … Continue reading

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MEDITATION ONLY SPOILS IT

Meditation Only Spoils It Meditation is a method to bring the mind to stillness for the clarity of awareness to be acknowledged though mindfulness. It is in relating to this experience, however, that we end up in a constant duality … Continue reading

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LIFE IS DISSATISFACTION

Life Is Dissatisfaction We have to find satisfaction within the dissatisfaction. The expectation that life should be satisfying is the cause of constant unhappiness. Realising why it can never be satisfying, satisfaction and happiness ensue.

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THERE IS NOTHING TO UNDERSTAND

There Is Nothing To Understand There is nothing to understand; just see. Just seeing is pure consciousness. Once realised, we understand what others try to understand. This profound teaching has become far too poetic, complicated and elaborate. Realise that pure … Continue reading

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WE NEED A CONSTANT REMINDER

We Need A Constant Reminder We need a constant reminder of our true reality, because of constant, misleading information. If we hang around with clowns, we become part of the circus. Recognise and gain certainty in the one principle that … Continue reading

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MAKING OUR SELF FEEL BETTER …

Making Our Self Feel Better … Making our self feel better, instead of feeling better about our self. This has always been the human dilemma – to cover our self in selfishness, or to understand this self. We spend our … Continue reading

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DOES ANYTHING EXIST?

Does Anything Exist? It’s not a question we like to ask 🙂 Existence: coming into being. If something comes into being, it didn’t exist before. Does it exist now? Is it a temporary phenomena? We think we exist, but how? … Continue reading

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CAN THE DHARMA BE USED AGAINST HUMANITY?

Can The Dharma Be Used Against Humanity? Dharma is the knowledge to enable enlightenment, pointing out whatever obscures this potential. Dharma principles are unfailing, especially regarding the obscurations of desire, aversion and ignorance that obscure our potential. If these obscurations … Continue reading

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THE MOMENT OF TOTAL CONFUSION

The Moment Of Total Confusion Sometimes, the past comes to mind with intensity. We may know that “we are free in the moment of seeing”, but the intensity is still whirling like a tornado. That is the moment of total … Continue reading

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FORMS OF EMPTINESS

Forms Of Emptiness It is attachment to phenomena (observable events) that causes us suffering. All observable events are empty and impermanent – including a self. Our perception is marred by attachment; we see through a glass darkly. What observes ever-changing, … Continue reading

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REALISING THE COMPLETE PICTURE

Realising The Complete Picture The complete picture isn’t about gaining more information;it’s a matter of eliminating it.In fact, the more we learn, the less we know. When we drop the information, we are left with nothing.That ‘nothing’ is pure consciousness.This … Continue reading

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CHANGE: BECOMING DIFFERENT

Change: Becoming Different Change occurs through the realisation that we’re not what we think – and we’re not what others think of us either. As long as we fixate about ourselves, we will never change. People enter the Dharma and … Continue reading

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WHAT IS SELF?

What Is Self? Self is an illusory identity adopted by consciousness. Consciousness has been convinced that as long as it believes whatever others believe, it is safe. This is exactly what Solomon Asch’s experiment on conformity was about. Self is … Continue reading

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MIXING BUSINESS WITH MEDITATION

Mixing Business With Meditation Business uses the term, ‘mindfulness meditation’. It’ll make you a better corporate warrior. This is a complete misunderstanding of the purpose of meditation. It’s an oxymoron – and it’s how evil works. We gain. Others lose. … Continue reading

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DZOGCHEN: THE RELIEF FROM DISAPPOINTMENT

Dzogchen: The Relief From Disappointment The disappointment is the sudden realisation that there is no more. That’s it? That is the relief – the freedom from seeking a confused seeker – because there is no seeker. Hope and fear dissolve … Continue reading

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WHAT IS DZOGCHEN?

What Is Dzogchen? ‘Dzogchen’ is a Tibetan word for natural, pure consciousness. What is the practice of Dzogchen? To realise it. How? Drop any meditation. Why? Dzogchen is what we already are. And it isn’t a practice. We are Dzogchen. … Continue reading

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WHERE ARE WE AT?

Where Are We At? ‘Direct recognition’ describes the moment when something is presented to us and we ‘get it’. Certain texts are like that – from personal experience,“The Lamp That Dispels Darkness” comes to mind. Because of direct recognition, practitioners … Continue reading

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SOMETHING NOT RIGHT?

Something Not Right? Something not right? How do we know that? There is only one reason: perfect consciousness is the ever-present, innate blueprint of life. When we ignore this for something more interesting, we wander off-plan. The plan is that … Continue reading

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AND THE TRUTH IS UPSETTING

And The Truth Is Upsetting The truth will set us free – but not everyone at the same time. When we realise our true nature, it’s such a relief from all the elaborate nonsense going on in the world. Not … Continue reading

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FIND YOUR ONE POINT IN LIFE

Find Your One Point In Life Gain confidence and freedom. Garab Dorje: Recognise your essence. Decide on this one point. Gain confidence and freedom. First, recognise your true essence. Without that, you cannot decide or gain confidence beyond doubt. Decide … Continue reading

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REFERENCE AND PREFERENCE

Reference And Preference Our memory, our prejudice, our programming, is our way of life.Did you come from a questioning background, or from one with all the ‘answers’? This is how we conduct ourselves: we perceive something, and that perception is … Continue reading

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WE ARE MORE POWERFUL WHEN WE KNOW

We Are More Powerful When We Know We are more powerful when we know than when we do not know. Every time we ignore, we lose. This isn’t about knowing one thing as opposed to another thing, judging everything by … Continue reading

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JUDGING OTHERS BY WHAT’S IN OUR MIND

Judging Others By What’s In Our Mind Being caught up in hand-me-down thoughts, nothing in our minds is original. As our minds have been contaminated through misunderstandings, traumas occur, leading to long-term neuroses. Thus, we are all wounded in some way – and … Continue reading

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CHAOTIC SPACE

Chaotic Space Chaotic space refers to complete disorder and confusion. This can seem either random or enlightening. In human terms, chaotic space is disorder, but it’s predictable, as we are actually governed by desires, judgements and ignorance. “Order Out Of … Continue reading

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THE ONE PURPOSE OF LIFE

The One Purpose Of Life The one purpose of life is to realise the undeniable one truth; to be able to know, there has to be consciousness present, and that consciousness is pure in essence. That is our primary reality. … Continue reading

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BREAD AND CIRCUSES

Bread And Circuses Bread and circuses: deliberate political distraction of consciousness. “Bread and circuses” was a phrase used by the satirical Roman poet, Juvenal, and refers to superficial appeasement, commonly used in cultural and political contexts. An idea – which … Continue reading

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INTERFERING WITH NATURE

Interfering With Nature Nature is highly adaptable. We are nature and, as such, are highly adaptable, with innate qualities of purity*, consciousness** and compassion***. This is our essential nature. When – through ignorance – we interfere with these three qualities, they … Continue reading

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NICE, OR REALISTIC?

Nice, Or Realistic? Some words have a surprising meaning. Nice: origin – Middle English, from Latin nescius ‘ignorant’, from nescire ‘not know’. Realistic: Representing things in a way that is accurate and true to life. Being ‘nice’ to one another maintains the status quo of current social values. It’s nice to be nice, … Continue reading

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ACTUAL MEDITATION IS NON-MEDITATION

Actual Meditation Is Non-Meditation The Buddha said, “Not too tight and not too loose.” What did he mean by that? We neither cling to the method nor become distracted. Meditation is just a reminder. Once we remember or realise our … Continue reading

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THE CURE BECOMES THE DISEASE

The Cure Becomes The Disease Whatever we are attracted to solve our problems – be it knowledge of science, religion, politics, literature, music, medicine, drugs, sex, conspiracies or just the latest ideas – ends up causing us dis-ease if we … Continue reading

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THE SHOCK OF REALISATION IS ALMOST UNBEARABLE

The Shock Of Realisation Is Almost Unbearable Nine and a half billion people on this planet are unaware of their true reality, and so they’re not free. We just accept the status quo of following everyone else in our particular … Continue reading

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LIVING IN REALITY, OR IN A DREAM?

Living In Reality, Or In A Dream? When we connect directly to whatever presents itself, that is reality. Object and consciousness are one. Non-duality. Seeing the moon reflected in a pool, the moon, the reflection and consciousness are simultaneously one. … Continue reading

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WE DO HAVE FREE WILL

We Do Have Free Will We not only have free will, we are free will. We are free spirits. There are those who think we’re just consumers of twaddle, because most people are trapped in repetitive scenarios, and assume that … Continue reading

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KNOW THINE ENEMY

Know Thine Enemy We will never find Mr. Devil as he’s too clever for that, but we can see the effect of his works within our own mind. There is a saying, “Know thy self”, but what is this self? … Continue reading

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IS 9.7 BILLION PEOPLE TOO MANY?

Is 9.7 Billion People Too Many? It all depends on how we see this world of potential. Political people are excessively concerned with power. Materialistic people are excessively concerned with possessions. Intellectual people are excessively concerned with intellect. Religious people are excessively concerned with … Continue reading

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COMPASSION FOR DZOGCHEN PRACTITIONERS

Compassion For Dzogchen Practitioners The most challenging kind of compassion is towards those who assume that they are Dzogchen practitioners. Dzogchen is the ultimate reality of pure consciousness, accompanied by ultimate compassion-for-all. Many dive in and attend Dzogchen courses, but … Continue reading

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STIMULATION & BOREDOM

Stimulation & Boredom Being trained to be stimulated, we are easily bored, and driven to seek out more stimulation. This process suppresses inner enquiry and inner peace. Get people to be excited about politics, sport, fashion, sex, celebrities, foreign antics … Continue reading

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COMPASSION IS RESPONSIBILITY THAT CHALLENGES OLD BRAIN

Compassion Is Responsibility That Challenges Old Brain Compassion is the result of understanding our true reality, which understands our old ideas. Empathy is the measure of understanding. If we haven’t seen the effect of trauma on our life, how can … Continue reading

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STOP LOOKING FOR ENLIGHTENMENT

Stop Looking For Enlightenment Stop looking for enlightenment: looking is facing in the opposite direction. That which is looking is already enlightened; it is pure consciousness. That is what we actually are, but this has to be uncovered through the … Continue reading

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