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MEDITATIVE DOUBT

Meditative Doubt The word ‘doubt’ probably isn’t correct; it’s more like awareness that is feeling a situation. A meditative life is a life of subtle doubts – “Is it or isn’t it?” “How is it?” “What is going on?” If … Continue reading

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HAS ANYTHING CHANGED FOR YOU

If you’d like to talk privately, write to Buddhainthemud@hotmail.co.uk– even if it’s just to say hello.  Clear doubts, gain confidence.All confusion dawns as wisdom,when we (pure consciousness) recognise confusion,realising that we have never been confused! For modern times, we need spiritual, scientific … Continue reading

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DZOGCHEN, MAHAMUDRA, RIGPA, TREKCHO, TOGYAL, ZEN, MAHA ATI, TAO, GOD CONSCIOUSNESS …

Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Rigpa, Trekcho, Togyal, Zen, Maha Ati, Tao, God consciousness … If we are still chasing after words, we are branding ourselves with yet more concepts that separate us. These terms all mean direct seeing of pure consciousness. There is … Continue reading

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KNOWING THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH

Knowing The Truth About Truth Knowing about truth isn’t the same as knowing truth. One is speculation, and the other is direct, scientific experience. One is exoteric, and the other esoteric. One is relative, and the other absolute. Here is … Continue reading

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WHAT GUIDES US?

What Guides Us? What guides us? Conscience? Karma? Consciousness? They say, “Let conscience be your guide.” Well, that will depend on several things … Our conscience tells us whether what we are doing is right or wrong. When we’ve done … Continue reading

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PROOF IT’S NOT ALL OUR FAULT

Proof It’s Not All Our Fault Throughout history, humanity has been exploited, and we’ve agreed to choose not to notice. Our problem is that everyone is all right with this. Things are learnt from history, and renamed, repackaged and consumed. … Continue reading

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YOU REALISE … WE’RE ALL BONKERS

You Realise … We’re All Bonkers! Bonkers: affected by obsessions, or being vacant. When we realise we are all bonkers, that realisation is the path to enlightenment. Realising that everyone has the potential to realise that they are bonkers is … Continue reading

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WANT TO KNOW ABOUT TRUTH?

Want To Know About Truth? Do we want to know about truth?Or do we want to know truth? We start our journey by wanting to know about truth.Few actually know we are that truth. May the hell realm become an … Continue reading

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WE BECOME SO UNCOMFORTABLE, SO QUICKLY

We Become So Uncomfortable, So Quickly Why do we become so uncomfortable so quickly when we feel ‘our’ view of life is threatened? We use perceived threat as an excuse to blame and attack. The more we fixate, the more … Continue reading

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SEEING OTHERS’ POTENTIAL

Seeing Others’ Potential For the best outcome,we should see others as we want them to see us– to see our potential. We can take others at face valueor look more deeply. In looking more deeply, we see our true potential.

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MEDITATION BREAKS THE SPELL

Meditation Breaks The Spell Meditation breaks the spell of concepts– hope/desire, fear/aversion, indifference/ignorance –under which we live.In meditation, we clearly see them and, in seeing, we are freed. It only takes a moment. The more we become familiar with this,the … Continue reading

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SPOON-FEEDING OR REALISATION

Spoon-Feeding Or Realisation It doesn’t matter what scientists, philosophers or gurus say, their findings are theirs, not ours. Because we hear something doesn’t mean that we know; accepting what others say is merely hearsay. It is we who have to … Continue reading

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ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

Advice for Beginners Advice for beginners and advanced alike. Realisation can only come about when we truly value instruction. Advice for Beginners by Künkhyen Jamgön Mipham Rinpoché  All activities within saṃsāra are pointless and hollow— Unreliable and fleeting, like lightning’s streaking … Continue reading

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BEST WISHES

Best Wishes The cause of suffering and dissatisfaction is a mind filled with a muddy concept of self. We transform the mud through spiritual awakening,thus realising the activity of a Bodhisattva – a well wisher. And they don’t all look … Continue reading

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WORD MAGIC

Word Magic Magic: the power to apparently influence events. We hear a word. It casts a spell. We believe. We become hypnotised by repetitive monotony. Job done. “In the beginning was the word.” No, it wasn’t! Before the word was an intention. Before intention, there … Continue reading

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COMMUNAL GASLIGHTING

Communal Gaslighting Our confusion isn’t all our fault. Communal confusion is the result of institutionalisation. ‘Gaslighting’ is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own … Continue reading

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FEELING INHIBITED?

Feeling Inhibited? Inhibited: a feeling of being self-conscious, fearful, and unable to act in a relaxed and natural manner. Our main cause of anxiety is a feeling of self which we feel that we have to protect. Did you see it? … Continue reading

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POLITICS (TOTALITARIANISM) IS A SPIRITUAL MATTER

Politics (Totalitarianism) Is A Spiritual Matter Everything is about consciousness. Politics is about control of mass consciousness. Consciousness is spirit; it is non-material. Pure spirituality is pure consciousness. Totalitarianism chronicles politics and the subversion of human consciousness. It’s a game. … Continue reading

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TRUTH CAN NEVER BE A BELIEF

Truth Can Never Be A Belief Pay attention to what you see, not what you don’t see. The word ‘believe’ has become synonymous with ‘know’: “I believe it’s like this, so I know it’s like this.” Belief: an acceptance that something exists or is true, … Continue reading

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WE ARE A WORK OF FICTION

We Are A Work Of Fiction Fiction: something that is invented or untrue. Our world is built on a deception, and maintained by identification with a ‘name’. Name: a word or set of words by which a person or thing is known. When we identify with a name, we … Continue reading

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CONDITIONING = CAUSE AND EFFECT

Conditioning = Cause and Effect Day after day, we are being conditioned by suggestions, leaks and ‘news’ to believe in something or other by some ‘Ministry of Truth’: we either go along with or react against this conditioning. Either way, … Continue reading

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IS THE WORLD MANAGED OR MISMANAGED?

Is The World Managed Or Mismanaged? Is the world managed or mismanaged? Both … each covering the other up. Do we manage or mismanage ourselves? Both … each covering the other up. When we justify whatever we do, we only … Continue reading

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SEEK AND YOU WILL DEFINITELY FIND!

Seek And You Will Definitely Find! I cannot begin to explain this, but if we have the passion to be dispassionate, the clarity to assimilate information just comes. “Oh, that links to that!” Everything has an essential cause. Nothing comes … Continue reading

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RECOGNISING EARLY TRAUMA = PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

Recognising Early Trauma = Path To Enlightenment Early trauma – obvious or subtle – influences our behaviour now. The path to happiness is acknowledging the cause of that suffering and letting go When we let go, we are left in … Continue reading

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FACTS, EXPERIENCE, WISDOM

Facts, Experience, Wisdom When talking with others, we have to be aware at what level we are communicating. Facts are information. Experience is direct knowledge through personal acquaintance. Wisdom is the spark of realisation. Fact … there is light. Knowledge … Continue reading

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REALISING GOD THROUGH BUDDHISM

Realising God Through Buddhism 🙂 There is nothing as satisfying as finding out something personally. It’s called realisation – and it’s liberating. Buddhists do not believe in God the creator. Christians do believe in God the creator. But is there … Continue reading

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THE BUDDHA WAS AN EXPERT …

The Buddha Was An Expert … The Buddha was an expert, and he said, “Don’t believe a word I’m saying; test it for yourself”. If the Buddha said that, then we shouldn’t just follow others, We become dry, and we … Continue reading

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THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS

The Gospel of Thomas These are some of the hidden meanings according to Didymos Judas Thomas: 1. And he said: “Whoever finds the meaning of these words will not taste death.” Jesus says: 2. “The one who seeks should not … Continue reading

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OUR PROBLEM: WE IDENTIFY WITH EVERYTHING

Our Problem: We Identify With Everything We acquire an identity, and cherish it. We identify with being a guru (we believe we know),| a student (we believe we don’t know), a religion, a group, a God or deities, lifestyle, family, … Continue reading

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WE ARE BORN WITH THE ANSWER

We Are Born With The Answer We are born with the answer. If we weren’t, we wouldn’t re-cognise it. It is about asking the right question. We are not here to gain teachings; we are here for release from adopted … Continue reading

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Love Your Self

Love Your Self Know your self; love your self. Your self is the path to enlightenment. Our self is a collection of confusions and doubts. that’s why we, unfortunately, follow others. Uncovering this confusion is our personal path to realisation. … Continue reading

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THE MOST PRECIOUS TIME IN MODERN HISTORY

The Most Precious Time In Modern History This is the most precious time in modern history, as more and more people are not just believing what they are told. The internet has made this possible. The message to “Know thy … Continue reading

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SENTIMENTALITY CLOUDS CLARITY

Sentimentality Clouds Clarity When the truth is told, we realise that we already know it, but hadn’t recognised it. Truth isn’t a mystery: it’s not ‘other worldly’, but it can be dressed up in elaborations that keep realisation at a … Continue reading

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RIGHT SPEECH

Right Speech Right speech is enlightened speech,where opposing forces or influences are balanced.Wrong speech creates division. When we tame our body, speech and mind, we are on the right path to enlightenment.Conversely, if we do not tame our body, speech and mind, we become demanding.We cannot … Continue reading

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EVIL IS BANAL

Evil Is Banal We may think of evil as something terrible, but that extreme vision starts with a lack of understanding of our original nature. Evil lacks originality: it is banal and obvious, and obeys its programming without question. Our original … Continue reading

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NOTHING’S GOING TO CHANGE

Nothing’s Going To Change History only teaches us that we will do the same things again, and the world will continue to go round in circles. Mara can never break its routine; it plays games, and we suffer. Change only … Continue reading

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

One Way Or Another Humans have the potential for enlightenment, but are, unfortunately, malleable. When we forget what goodness is, we swap it for sentimentality, and become vulnerable and easily scared. Everything comes about due to causes and conditions: being … Continue reading

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THERE IS NOTHING TO TEACH

There Is Nothing To Teach There is nothing to teach. There is only the statement, “We are what we seek. We are pure being.” All we have to do is realise why we ignore this. Being taught doesn’t mean we … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH IS STARING US IN THE FACE

The Truth Is Staring Us In The Face We don’t have to learn Sanskrit, Pali, Greek, Hebrew or Tibetan; we just see for ourself. The truth is never in the words. It is the pure perception of consciousness that is … Continue reading

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THE GREAT RUDE AWAKENING

The Great Rude Awakening Accepting the total rawness of lifeIs total relief from that suffering.And that rawness never goes away. Covering up the rawness with cleverness,we become arrogant and annoying,and cause problems for others. When we were born we weren’t … Continue reading

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THAT’S WHAT THEY CALL GOD

That’s What They Call God An exoteric fantasy to believe in. A reactionary rebellion against this fantasy that doesn’t exist. A philosophical debate of there is, and there isn’t. The esoteric reality. This is our journey, from gross misunderstanding to … Continue reading

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STILL WORSHIPPING THE DEVIL?

Still Worshipping The Devil? What do the first two commandments in the bible really mean? “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” Do not place anything in front of pure … Continue reading

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DEAR DEMONS OF THE WORLD

Dear Demons Of The World Dear demons of the world; Here is where you keep going wrong. You constantly ignore the universal law of opposites: good-bad, dark-light, fact-fiction, true-untrue, attraction-repulsion, love-hate, selfless-selfish, pure consciousness-impure consciousness … If you push one … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS THE BUDDHA WOULD NOT ANSWER

Questions The Buddha Would Not Answer There were questions the Buddha would not answer. He remained silent because any reply would only be misunderstood. It is we who have to realise the answer, and the non-answer. In the moment beyond … Continue reading

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BEING CREEPY :D

Being Creepy 😀 Both evil-Samsara and enlightened-Nirvana take one step at a time, so we don’t notice what is creeping up on us. When we believe, we are not knowing. When we know, we no longer have to believe. There’s … Continue reading

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STILL DESPERATE TO FIND OUT MORE?

Still Desperate To Find Out More? The only way to find out the truth is to recognise it, and then realise it. The truth isn’t in a book, on the internet, or from a teacher. The authenticity of truth is … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO NEED TO ARGUE

There Is No Need To Argue There is no need to be irritated and argue. It’s okay to see things differently as we are all from different cultural backgrounds and at different levels of understanding. Look to see your own mental … Continue reading

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GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS

Global Consciousness Global consciousness binds people together, and makes them dependent. The idea of God did that for thousands of years. Then came wars, industrialisation, computers, artificial intelligence… New Age… New World Order… The New Normal… The Great Reset… Build … Continue reading

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FOR HOW LONG HAS HUMANITY BEEN INDOCTRINATED?

For How Long Has Humanity Been Indoctrinated? How long has humanity been indoctrinated? Ever since we accepted being ruled, and told what to think and do. We weren’t born believing anything. We’re not a creation; we have been created by … Continue reading

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“THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING”

“The Cloud of Unknowing” It doesn’t matter what we think or hope for; our absolute reality is right here, right now. “The Cloud of Unknowing” is the work of an anonymous Christian mystic, written in the 14th century. The text is … Continue reading

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