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WHAT IS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE?

What Is Spiritual Practice? It is remembering and resting in pure awareness. We remember not to forget our true nature, which is pure awareness, and to be aware of the slightest distraction. That’s all. The more we remember, the less … Continue reading

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NEVER BELIEVE THE TRUTH

Never Believe The Truth Belief has been our greatest deception. Belief is the opposite to knowing. Belief obscures knowing. To ‘believe’ is to accept that something is true without proof. If we believe the truth, then we will never know the truth. To knowis … Continue reading

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DON’T TAKE SPIRITUAL TRANSMISSIONS FOR GRANTED

Don’t Take Spiritual Transmissions For Granted A spiritual transmission is a transference of consciousness or energy, and it gives meaning to life. A transmission is received only if it activates a change= we change! There is understanding, experience and realisation … Continue reading

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OVER POPULATION?

Over Population? Some influential people believe that this planet is over populated. Does this belief answer questions about decisions made in the world? Some people just cannot share. When the code of everything is known, anything can be created and de-created. This … Continue reading

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THE FINE GOLDEN THREAD OF INSPIRATION

The Fine Golden Thread Of Inspiration We all need confidence to stay on the path as there are many levels of enlightenment. Through authentic inspiration, we evolve in steps along our path of confusion. That comes from genuine, raw, personal … Continue reading

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TO WANT TO BE ENLIGHTENED IS CRAZY TALK!

To Want To Be Enlightened Is CRAZY TALK! It’s crazy because wanting to be enlightened is the very reason we do not recognise that the essential nature of mind is already enlightened. In becoming a seeker, we are not seeing and … Continue reading

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CAN WE TRUST ANYONE? AND…

Can We Trust Anyone? And … … can they trust us? We live in a make-believe world of mental ideas upon which we fixate, and we defend that vigourously. The point is that everyonelives in a make-believe world, and that … Continue reading

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DROPPING THE PAST

Dropping The Past The past is only in our mind, and so is the future. This is such a simple truth that we miss it at every moment, and this is why we live in a painful fantasy of illusions. … Continue reading

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OUR MIND IS THE TRUE BUDDHA

Our Mind Is The True Buddha It is the very essence of our mind that is the true Buddha. Whether the contents of our mind feel depressed, irritated, angry, confused, elated, happy, dull … the essential pure nature of our … Continue reading

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SURPASS YOUR SELF

Surpass Your Self Your self is a collection of ideas about who you think are you. The strange thing is – you can see you! You cannot be what you see, can you? So who or what is you? This is the true … Continue reading

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PRECIOUS HUMAN BIRTH

Precious Human Birth What is precious about human birth? We have the opportunity, through speech, to communicate on a profound, insightful level concerning the true nature of reality. This is not about being clever, scholarly and poetic; it is referring … Continue reading

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BELIEVING IN LIES

Believing In Lies Their lies; our problem Pure consciousness is the truth. Pure consciousness/knowingness is our absolute reality; the only truth. Without that, nothing would be known. Anything we ‘know’ is a relative truth; something pure consciousness relates to. All the things … Continue reading

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REALISATION COMES FROM RESTING IN STILLNESS

Realisation Comes From Resting In Stillness Realisation comes from resting in stillness: then the ‘cat’ stays put!

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WHEN PURE CONSCIOUSNESS BECAME A CONSUMER

When Pure Consciousness Became A Consumer… ….it became indebted That is the definition of karma: We consume ideas and obscure our true nature. We bind ourselves to the religion of conceptual consumerism. That binding is the acquisition of ideas, and … Continue reading

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DO WE EXPERIENCE LIFE THROUGH A COMPUTER?

Do We Experience Life Through Computers? How many times have you had a one-to-one, a heart-to-heart, a mind-to-mind, a consciousness-to- consciousness experience? Perhaps only when you patted the dog or stroked the cat? And if you don’t have a dog … Continue reading

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RECOGNISE THAT YOU RECOGNISE

Recognise That You Recognise Recognise and become You are the hero you seek. The Buddha, our teachers, books may all say wonderfully profound things, but what is important is that you‘get it’. You ‘get it’ because you recognise the truth. … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH IS NOT WHAT IS WRITTEN

The Truth Is Not What Is Written The truth is in that which is reading what is written Becoming scholarly and book learnt in worldly or spiritual affairs, we become sophisticated, proud and even narcissistic, acquiring an unconscious self-centredness arising from a … Continue reading

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IS RIGPA ANARCHY?

Is Rigpa Anarchy? Rigpa is the absolute freedom of the individual. Anarchy is the absolute freedom of the individual. The difference is in the application; Rigpa is knowing one’s true nature, whereas ma-rigpa is not knowing one’s true nature. If we … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS = HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM

Happiness = Healthy Immune System “Anger and fear eat our immune system. Compassion keeps the immune system healthy. This is why peace of mind is so important through mind training to reduce anxiety.” The Dalai Lama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn2q8l3NJNc Don’t take his … Continue reading

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IN TWO MINDS?

In Two Minds? Our spiritual side – that is to say, pure consciousness – is simple to see and realise; that’s if we can become less attached to our human side. We may wonder which we are – this pure … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS OUR PROTECTION

Happiness Is Our Protection Happiness is confidence; confidence in our ultimate reality being pure, natural consciousness. “If we are the ultimate reality, why do we need protection?” There are many levels of realisation: this is dependant upon the length of … Continue reading

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IS LIFE FREEDOM OR BONDAGE?

Is Life Freedom Or Bondage? To the unenlightened, life is bondage, misery, frustration, dissatisfaction, suffering; no feeling of completion. We are full of demons. To the enlightened, life is freedom, understanding, satisfaction, compassion, completion; a relief from the bondage. Demons … Continue reading

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THE CHOSEN FEW

The Chosen Few The chosen few are the few who choose to realise their true reality. Many believe they are the way they are; a fixed self identity that cannot change. A few look at that fixated self identity and … Continue reading

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WE BECOME CAUGHT AND HELD

We Become Caught And Held When our attention is caught and held, we cling we believe we become the dream, the illusion. To awaken is to see and recognise this illusion.

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HOW DO WE KNOW WE ARE EVOLVING?

How Do We Know We Are Evolving? We are happier. We are happy for no reason. Why is that? No idea! Pure consciousness does nothing, as it is purely aware. Just sit and see. Physically and mentally, we have to … Continue reading

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INFLUENCES IN SOCIETY

Influences In Society As the universe is governed by the three principles of attraction, repulsion and inertia, so is the human mind and therefore, so is society. We are all subject to desire, aversion and indifference. When walking into a … Continue reading

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What Is Being Sociable?

What is being sociable? Society is an interesting phenomenon; it ‘self’-regulates. Being sociable sounds like a nice thing, doesn’t it? It’s being friendly, getting on with other one another, fitting in to the way of things … we are part … Continue reading

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You See

You See Carrying on from yesterday about expansive view being the clear view of pure consciousness, the recognition of this is the moment you see, you see. There is no meditation present, as meditation is doingsomething, whereas the clear view … Continue reading

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WHY IS EMPTINESS SO IMPORTANT?

Why Is Emptiness So Important? Emptiness is just a word: there are many words for the nature of spirit or mind, the nature of our being: rigpa, mahamudra, sunyata, maha ati, dharmakaya, luminous awareness … but they all mean the … Continue reading

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APPEARANCES AND EMPTINESS

Appearances and Emptiness This is the key to letting go, and genuine freedom All that we encounter, we make real, relating to everything, and giving our ‘value judgements’. We become attached to all these appearances, and that binds us to ideas … Continue reading

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FORGETTING AND REMEMBERING

Forgetting and Remembering Methods and Liberation The techniques and the destination There are two views of a spiritual path; one is how we travel along to get somewhere, and the other is, on having arrived, realising that there is nowhere … Continue reading

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WE ARE NOT A SET OF IDEAS

We Are Not A Set Of Ideas It just seems that way. It is the ideas -the running programme that we carry around with us – that sets us in a quagmire of limited views of what life is all … Continue reading

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AS LONG AS WE ARE LOOKING, WE WILL FAIL TO SEE

As Long As We Are Looking, We Will Fail To See Although we are ultimate reality, we still look for ultimate reality. What a joke! How can I be the ultimate reality? What we think of as ‘me’ is not … Continue reading

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THE PRACTICALITY OF NEGATIVE EMOTIONS BEING WISDOM

The Practicality Of Negative Emotions Being Wisdom … really! Q. How is this practical? A. It brings a situation back to sound health, rather than making it worse. This question was asked: “How do we recognise the unity of negative … Continue reading

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NEITHER GOD NOR THE BUDDHA CAN FORGIVE US

Neither God Nor The Buddha Can Forgive Us This is not in their power. Forgiveness comes from our own realisation through grace. Grace is being pleased, thankful and grateful for realising that the past was the past, and now is … Continue reading

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WORRIED ABOUT EGO?

Worried About Ego? If we observe something, share an experience or have a poo, none of these are ego-orientated. Ego is the fixations that govern our entire life. On meeting someone, there is an impression, a momentary view. We may … Continue reading

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IN RIGPA, NOTHING STICKS

In Rigpa, Nothing Sticks Rigpa, in the Tibetan Nyingma tradition, is the word for pure awareness: it is pure, empty conscious space, the very nature of mind. It’s what we are – we are pure mind essence. When we wake … Continue reading

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THE MOMENT GOD WAS CREATED

The Moment God Was Created The moment God was created was the moment we became divided and enslaved, given rules and rulers. “God created everything!” In an infinite universe of time and space, why was this planet and its inhabitants … Continue reading

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STILLNESS OF MIND AND STILLNESS OF ESSENCE

Stillness of Mind and Stillness of Essence The seemingly real and the reality This is vitally important to understand and realise, in order to get out of the ‘system’ and beyond. In Shamata meditation, we focus and control the discursive … Continue reading

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OLD MIND, NEW MIND

Old Mind, New Mind “Why do I see things differently to the way I previously saw them?” “Why isn’t anyone seeing what I’m seeing?” Carrying on from the box analogy, the stuffinsidethe box is our old ideas, traumas and collective … Continue reading

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX HAS ITS PROBLEMS

Thinking Outside The Box Has Its Problems A moment outside the box could lead to a sense of superiority and narcissism, and we are back in the box of self gain. Outside the box is but a stepping stone to … Continue reading

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THINKING IS ONLY OUTSIDE THE BOX

Thinking Is Only Outside The Box whereas thoughts are inside. Imagine a box full thoughts that we carry around with us; it’s our ‘workings’. Heavy, isn’t it? Thinking is whatever is relevant to us right now and comes to the … Continue reading

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WE HAVE TO COMPREHEND BEFORE WE CAN SEE…

We Have To Comprehend Before We Can See … … only then we can recognise. In order to come to any kind of decision about what is taking place in our mind, we need to have already comprehended the nature … Continue reading

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‘I’ AM CONFUSED

‘I’ Am Confused ‘I’ am confused. ‘I’ have always been confused. ‘I’ will always be confused. But what is it that recognises this confusion? What is it that has always been there, recognising, knowing, being aware, being conscious? Confusion is … Continue reading

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UNSTUCK

Unstuck The complete teaching Recognising that all dissatisfaction is fleeting and that recognition is constant, travelling around and arriving at the starting place, nothing has changed, and yet there is a feeling of completeness. In completeness, recognition and dissatisfaction are … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL WE KNOW – SO WE THINK

It’s All We Know – So We Think We live in a collective consciousness, wound up like clockwork toys. It’s all we know. We don’t actually think; we repeat. If something comes along outside our repetitious life, either it doesn’t … Continue reading

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CALLING ON THE ENLIGHTENED ONES FROM AFAR

Calling On Enlightened Ones From Afar We all need inspiration from someone or something that we consider more profound than ourselves. It is psychological, but also inspiring, and is something to aim for. This sense of deep appreciation or devotion … Continue reading

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A TERRIFYING SHOCK

A Terrifying Shock Ignorance: not recognising. How is that a shock? How many people on Earth recognise their true nature of pure awareness of ultimate being? They may be aware of their job, family, interests, church or being Buddhist, but … Continue reading

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SEEING GOOD, SEEING BAD

Seeing Good, Seeing Bad Good = beneficial Bad = harmful Both have an effect on us. Finding fault is easier than seeing good. Seeing good needs the complete picture. The complete picture is seeing both benefit and harm. In finding … Continue reading

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“PLATO’S CAVE IS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME!”

“Plato’s Cave Is Nothing To Do With Me!” Oh, really? Plato and Buddha Saw The Same Reality Plato knew that we are prisoner to illusions, and that we mistake appearance for reality. Plato’s shadow images are not merely philosophical speculation … Continue reading

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