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ENLIGHTENMENT: RELEASE FROM SELF-HYPNOSIS

Enlightenment: Release From Self-Hypnosis This self is a collection of ideas generated from influences around us when young; it’s a programme we are caught and held by that we believe to be real. We are all “Manchurian candidates” – push … Continue reading

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IF WE DON’T MEDITATE, WE WILL NEVER ‘GET IT’

If We Don’t Meditate, We Will Never ‘Get It’ Understanding reality isn’t an intellectual exercise; it is pure experience in the stillness of the mind. Absolute stillness is pure consciousness. Our reality is never in our thinking. The more we … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION, OR JUST NOISE?

Conscious Communication, Or Just Noise? Consciousness is our true inner state; the intelligence centre. It is concerned with the practicalities of maintaining a conscious life, one that can investigate the nature of reality scientifically through meditation = uncontaminated seeing! The … Continue reading

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BEWILDERMENT AND PANIC CREATE STRESS

Bewilderment And Panic Create Stress We may never know the cause of something, but we can see and feel the effect – stress. It doesn’t matter whether a scenario originated from ignorance or intention, we see the effects all around … Continue reading

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WHAT TRUTH CAN YOU RELY ON?

What Truth Can You Rely On? There are three significant words here: truth, you and rely. When we know both the absolute and relative meaning of these words, we know the Dharma. ‘Truth’: truth is that which never changes – … Continue reading

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CAPTIVATED BY PERCEPTION

Captivated By Perception Through perception, we are imprisoned by our clinging to a chain of concepts while remaining unaware of that which is aware of perception. It may sound strange, but we need to train in awareness. Why do we … Continue reading

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REALISATION IS DISCOVERY

Realisation Is Discovery In a confused world, all we will get is confused messages. Genuine discovery uncovers the realisation of a conscious being, without additives and before opinions, elaborations, beliefs, hopes or fears. Be careful what you read or hear, and … Continue reading

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GURUS DON’T DO IT FOR ME

Gurus Don’t Do It For Me 😀 😀 😀 The term, “doesn’t do it for me”, usually means something is no longer satisfying. In the context of our progress, the experience of the teaching is more important This leads us … Continue reading

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS REAL?

Do You Know What Is Real? Nothing that we see has any reality as it’s all impermanent. Reality is in the seeing. When we understand this, life is no longer serious and we can be happy. The world is full … Continue reading

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IS COVID-19 WORLD WAR THREE?

Is Covid-19 World War Three? People have been talking about WW3 for years … it turns out that we are the enemy!

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IN THESE ABNORMAL TIMES

In These Abnormal Times In these abnormal times, don’t try to act normally. Normality is conforming to a standard.  Abnormal: Latin abnormis ‘monstrous’ When we realise our true reality is pure awareness, anything ‘normal’ is a monstrous standard of deviation. We are … Continue reading

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HOW TO BECOME AN ALIEN

How To Become An Alien To become an alien, we detach ourself from organised political, social and religious associations. Alien: Belong to another ie not belonging to organised political, social, and religious associations. “The organised political, social, and religious associations … Continue reading

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THIS SERIOUS WORLD HEALTH CRISIS

This Serious World Health Crisis This serious world health crisis could become even more serious. COVID-19 is a serious world health issue. We’re right to be concerned, and action is needed to protect those with poor immune systems, and contain … Continue reading

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FEAR AND FEARFULNESS

Fear And Fearfulness Normal fear is alerted when anything in the present moment is seen as a danger or precarious, which might be a physical or mental situation that we have to deal with. This isn’t really fear; it’s being … Continue reading

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THERE ARE 2,681 ARTICLES WRITTEN ON THIS BLOG

There are 2,681 articles on this blog. If there is something you are looking for, either scroll down to the bottom of this page and press “Older post”, or go to the search box and type in a word or phrase, … Continue reading

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ENLIGHTENMENT, CONSTANTLY ENLIGHTENMENT AND SUPER-DUPER ENLIGHTENMENT

Enlightenment, Constant Enlightenment And Super-duper Enlightenment Enlightenment: Realising pure consciousness and purifying karma. Constant enlightenment: Realised pure consciousness and purified karma. Super-duper enlightenment: Carrot before donkeys. Conclusion: There is no carrot. There are no donkeys.

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THIS IS EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME FOR SPIRITUAL PROGRESS

This Is Exactly The Right Time For Spiritual Progress Like the Buddha, we see people suffering and we see that life is tenuous. In these turbulent times, the Dzogchen teachings on Rigpa (pure consciousness) are perfectly relevant to know what … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE DOUBT OUR ENLIGHTENED REALITY?

Why Do We Doubt Our Enlightened Reality? Why do we doubt our enlightened reality? The answer is that we were – and are – misguided. Our practice is to “Act the part” of being enlightened, becoming familiar with both understanding … Continue reading

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TIME TO KNOW WHAT TO VALUE

Time To Know What To Value World freedom is being restricted. It’s like a science fiction horror film. Only the body and mind can actually be restricted, however. The witness, the audience, pure consciousness, looks on without any restriction. That … Continue reading

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A VIEW OF KARMA

A View Of Karma Karma is what we carry around with us; it’s our ambience, our vibration of ideas. It’s an aura surrounding a person. All the people whom we know … we know! Say a word or name to … Continue reading

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INACCURATE BALANCE IN LIFE

Inaccurate Balance In Life We have two aspects to our life: material consciousness and spiritual consciousness. Material consciousness is our ordinary thoughts, while spiritual consciousness is that which perceives ordinary thoughts. To put it simply, our reality is the knowingness … Continue reading

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COVID-19, ISOLATION, UNUSUAL TIMES

Covid-19, Isolation, Unusual Times These are empathetic times: we isolate so that hospitals may cope more effectively with caring for the sick. Isolation can be seen as a retreat. It is a chance to focus on our moment-to-moment routines and, … Continue reading

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PRACTICAL, THREE-MONTH ISOLATION RETREAT

Practical, Three-Month Isolation Retreat Practical, Three-Month Focused Exercise, Educational Meditation and Fresh Air Retreat = Gardening! Or window box-ing. Maintained by focused weeding … but you can eat the nettle tops. In three months, you will have your own food, … Continue reading

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DIS-EASE LIES IN AMBUSH

Dis-ease Lies In Ambush “Mara (demons) lie in ambush. Mara are our likes and dislikes.” -Tsoknyi Rinpoche 1st It is our likes and dislike that create dissatisfaction. In the moment now, there are no hopes or fears; we simply deal … Continue reading

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HAVING OUR CONSCIOUSNESS DRAINED

Having Our Consciousness Drained Be aware that the consciousness of others can drain us, and this is why we do not react.

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THE TRANSFERENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

The Transference Of Consciousness True teaching is done through the transference of consciousness. It is non-verbal. This is why the Buddha said, “Don’t take my word for it.” We can all learn the words and become trapped in our intellect, … Continue reading

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SENSITIVITY ISN’T IRRITATION

Sensitivity Isn’t Irritation Becoming spiritually sensitivity, we develop insight. Becoming sensitive to our attachments, we develop irritation. Trapped by our intellect and drowning in a reservoir of ideas about our self and our world, anyone who projects their view irritates … Continue reading

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PERHAPS WE SHOULD REVERT TO ANCIENT GREETINGS

Perhaps We Should Revert To Ancient Greetings Perhaps we should revert to ancient greetings, showing recognition, appreciation, respect and reverence for life.

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BE AWARE OF CONSEQUENCES

Be Aware Of Consequences Mara activity makes situations worse. Mara: demonic consciousness (Sanskrit). Being aware of consequences, we are no longer be surprised. Mara lies in ambush in all our minds, looking for weaknesses in others and exploiting them. Mara … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL MERIT

Spiritual Merit The more that we engage in spiritual practices of understanding, empathy, compassion, generosity and so forth … the more we attract good fortune. The more selfish we are, the more we attract misfortune. A happy mind or an … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING FELLOW BEINGS

Understanding Fellow Beings Our relative reality is created by consciousness relating to everything. This is our dualistic existence; we believe appearances in the mind to be real. The mind is where our world takes place – but there is something … Continue reading

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IF YOU WERE GOD

If You Were God If you were God, would you want humans to believe only in you, without knowing that you represent their pure heart, which is able to recognise deceit? If you were the Devil, would you want humans … Continue reading

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A VERY, VERY IMPORTANT VIDEO FOR YOU BY SADHGURU

A Very, Very Important Video For You By Sadhguru https://www.youtube.com/watchtime_continue=247&v=GG67ni3ADkY&feature=emb_logo  Sadhguru: “If you generate a powerful thought, you can make certain things happen. You can have a certain power over other people and situations. This will give you a high, but it … Continue reading

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THE CODE THAT CONVEYS OUR UNIQUE LIFE

The Code That Conveys Our Unique Life This code is karma. Whatever we think of as our unique self is merely a misunderstanding of what we actually are. Consciousness, through specific desires, creates a code that takes form to satisfy those … Continue reading

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IS MADNESS CATCHING?

Is Madness Catching? I’m afraid so 😀 … but it’s temporary. Madness: A state of having a serious mental illness – unable to control one’s mind. Extremely foolish behaviour – unable to control one’s speech. A state of wild or chaotic activity – unable to control one’s body. Remedy: … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT?

What Do You Like To Hear About? The positive or the negative? There are two aspects to spiritual teachings on consciousness; the goal, and that which prevents us from scoring the goal. If we don’t know how to play with … Continue reading

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SINKING BACK INTO ORDINARY CONSCIOUSNESS

Sinking Back Into Ordinary Consciousness If we don’t recognise our original state of consciousness (what we are), we are bound up in ordinary consciousness that remains confused. The original state of consciousness is constant, but is covered by concepts and … Continue reading

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WE SATURATE OUR SELF WITH WORDLY AFFAIRS

We Saturate Our Self With Worldly Affairs There comes a time when we realise that such obsession will never be satisfying, as there will always be worldly affairs to worry about. We realise that we have been holding on to … Continue reading

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VAGUENESS

Vagueness As long as we are vague about our and others’ reality, believing in mysteries and magical mantras, we might feel safe but will go no further in our evolution. Teachings will never become practical and we cannot be relied … Continue reading

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WHY DO PEOPLE BELIEVE?

Why Do People Believe? Ever wondered why so many people believe in a God? Perhaps we should look at world history 5,000 years ago. Was it a political aim to control the masses through belief? Did that have the effect … Continue reading

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IF WE ARE UNCONSCIOUS, WE ARE THE PROBLEM

If We Are Unconscious, We Are The Problem If we are unconscious, we are the problem. The solution to this is becoming conscious. Being unconscious is being unaware of consciousness: we are therefore unable to control our mind and behaviour. … Continue reading

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PREMEDITATION

Premeditation Premeditation is the intention or plan to act in a certain way: this is how we maintain our self-programme. If we are not in meditation, then we are in premeditation! And if we are stuck in meditation, then we … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT WHAT WE SAY THAT’S IMPORTANT

It’s Not What We Say That’s Important It’s not what we say that’s important: it’s what we are that matters. Whatever we talk about only concerns our part in collective confusion. Once we know what we are, we realise and … Continue reading

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BEING INTERESTED IN SPIRITUALITY BUT NOT GOING BEYOND

Being Interested in Spirituality But Not Going Beyond Knowledge can either be used as a weapon for us to control others and feel superior, or it can help us to find our path to realising our true reality of pure … Continue reading

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HOW IS LIFE OUR SPIRITUAL TEACHER?

How Is Life Our Spiritual Teacher? There are two aspects to life: one is the material-mental world which is impermanent, and the other is the reality that is aware of this material-mental world. That which is observed and that which … Continue reading

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OPINIONS CAN TURN INTO ADDICTIONS

Opinions Can Turn Into Addictions and addictions ruin lives. It’s a shock to recognise addiction, but understanding this upgrades consciousness. There is a connection between plain seeing and becoming an addict or a fundamentalist. Fundamentalism usually has a religious connotation that indicates unwavering … Continue reading

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DON’T MISTAKE INFORMATION FOR INTELLIGENCE

Don’t Mistake Information For Intelligence Likewise, don’t mistake teachings on consciousness for realisation. We act on information: intelligence sees the act. We do not become wise through information. We become wise through the experience of testing and, to test, we … Continue reading

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PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY / PRACTICAL WISDOM

Practical Philosophy / Practical Wisdom Practical philosophy is doing something mindfully. Practical wisdom is understanding the emptiness of everything with perfect awareness. . . .

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS FREE

Consciousness Is Free Consciousness is free: we don’t have to pay for it. Understanding the nature of this consciousness is also free: we merely have to look. If we doubt, then we just continue to pay for misunderstanding consciousness. Pure … Continue reading

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IF WE THINK THE WORLD IS MAD …

If We Think The World Is Mad … … then what is our part in it? Humans are unenlightened beings and are therefore governed by our neuroses and fixated ideas. We are potentially enlightened, but chose to ignore this. Our … Continue reading

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