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WE LIVE IN CONTRADICTIONS

We Live In Contradictions Contradictions: ideas that oppose one another. We live in two realities at the same time. That is the contradiction, as they are one and the same thing. The two realities are ultimate and relative. The mirror … Continue reading

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OUR MANUAL FOR LIFE IS OUR KARMA

Our Manual For Life Is Our Karma Karma is the book of memories in our mind that is the result of causes. It affects our behaviour and so, our life. Everything that happens in our thoughts and actions is due … Continue reading

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DARKNESS SUDDENLY LIFTS

Darkness Suddenly Lifts There are times (many times :D) when we feel heavy, out of sorts and down – and then, suddenly, that feeling changes and we feel happy and lighter for no reason. It’s a karmic moment from our … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE VALUE MOST?

What Do We Value Most? Turning the mind to reality. If we choose money, power, football, family, friends, freedom, God, religion, science, nature … the question then arises, “What is it that values these things?” Most will simply say, “I do”, … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS IS INCOMPLETE INFORMATION

Fake News Is Incomplete Information Fake: an imitation of the real thing. Fake news is selective information. All media selects their information for us to repeat. News is incomplete truth; it’s a version of the truth. Truth is what sees, … Continue reading

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WE NEED OXYGEN IN THE BLOOD

We Need Oxygen In The Blood If you are feeling more tired than you should, look into the issue of the amount of oxygen in the blood. Get an Oximeter, and find out how and why to use it. There … Continue reading

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CRUELTY WANTS TO BE SEEN

Cruelty Wants To Be Seen Seeing cruelty and violence – even if it’s virtual – has a detrimental effect on our minds, causing reactions. For that, our immune system suffers. Why do you think there is so much killing in … Continue reading

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MEDITATION INCREASES INTELLIGENCE

Meditation Increases Intelligence Intelligence is the ability to see consequences, causes and conditions clearly. Meditation is firstly the practice of concentration, being able to focus without distraction. This discipline enables us to clear the mind, just to perceive and to … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS VERIFIABLE

Consciousness Is Verifiable Realisation is the ability of consciousness to verify its own purity while resolving all karmic fixations, thereby attaining enlightenment. But what do we do now? Hint: Our path is clarifying our confusion that never existed.

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WE ARE SLEEPWALKING IN OTHERS’ DREAMS

We Are Sleepwalking In Others’ Dreams There are those who are aware of this phenomenon, those who deny it, and those who aren’t bothered. Globalisation is the process by which businesses – and other organisations – develop international influence, operating on … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE AND COMMON KNOWLEDGE

Common Sense and Common Knowledge We all have two things in common: common wisdom and common ignorance. Here, we are looking from a Dzogchen/Mahamudra/Maha Ati/Zen/Unity/Non-dual point of view. In other words, pure consciousness. I only use ‘exotic’ words so that … Continue reading

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WHEN DO OUR PROBLEMS START?

When Do Our Problems Start? Our problems start the moment consciousness becomes attached to an idea. That first idea was ‘my self’. Why is attachment a problem? If we (consciousness) hold on to an idea, then we lose the clarity … Continue reading

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TUMMO? … TUMMO!

Tummo? … Tummo! We know that when we sit properly (or exert our body) we breath properly, and feel brighter, feel better. If we slouch, we constrict breathing; our oxygen intake is limited and we feel sluggish. This set of … Continue reading

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TAKING A REST FROM MEDIA OBSESSION

Taking A Rest From Media Obsession …and my own! I’m taking a short break. If you want a heart-to-heart or mind-to-mind, we can talk about any concerns at buddhainthemud@hotmail.com When looking at the media – or any mass-communication – read … Continue reading

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BUY INTO A SYSTEM, BUY INTO A PACKAGE

Buy Into A System, Buy Into A Package Tradition is a system wrapped in a package. We must open the package to see what’s inside, otherwise we only adore the packaging. Accepting answers without questioning creates meaningless packaging that is … Continue reading

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WE ARE ONE WORD … PREDICTABLE

We Are One Word … Predictable For years, I’ve wondered, “Could there be a word that would sum up unconscious beings?” That word is … predictable: always behaving or occurring in the way expected. As long as we are governed by desire, aversion and indifference, we … Continue reading

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TURNING LOVE INTO HATE, AND HATE INTO LOVE

Turning Love Into Hate, And Hate Into Love If like can turn into love, then dislike can turn into hate. Sadly, we are not going to change the world in which we live: even the Buddha and Christ and Moses … Continue reading

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“THE DEVIL MAKES WORK FOR IDLE HANDS”

“The Devil Makes Work For Idle Hands” “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop” : an interesting piece of social engineering to induce guilt. When we are doing nothing, we have time to contemplate the truth of our existence – and we … Continue reading

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“WHAT IS I?”

“What Is I?” In Latin and Greek, the word ‘ego’ means ‘I’. The moment we refer to I, we personalise consciousness. What’s wrong with I? How did this I come about? I is a mistaken identity; it is an attachment … Continue reading

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OH NO, NOT “HAPPINESS IS WITHIN” … AGAIN!

Oh No, Not “Happiness Is Within” … Again! We have heard this time and time again, but still we search for contentment. Why? Because it’s too simple, too ordinary. Our true being is ordinary, without special or distinctive features. It … Continue reading

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THOUGHT IS RECYCLED DATA

Thought Is Recycled Data We show off our data … … and it shows. And then, there is Data Smog: an overwhelming excess of information. We might think that the more information we have the more we will know – … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH OTHERS’ KARMA

Dealing With Others’ Karma … … is dealing with our own karma Once we recognise our own karmic tendencies, this affects our behaviour (the product stored in the mind from our past reactions), and then we can start to recognise … Continue reading

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ARE WE OPTIMISTS, PESSIMISTS OR REALISTS?

Are We Optimists, Pessimists Or Realists? We can only know by looking at our own mind’s reactions. From the dictionary: Pessimist: believes that evil will ultimately prevail over good. Optimist: believes good must ultimately prevail over evil. Realist:  accepts a … Continue reading

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NOTICING OUR DREAM STATE

Noticing Our Dream State When we are lost in thought, we are in a dream state. As ordinary beings, we don’t notice this as it’s our normality. We function in this state most of the day, as we are usually … Continue reading

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WE’RE NOT A WHO, WE’RE A WHAT

We’re Not A Who, We’re A What ‘Who’ is a person. ‘What’ is the information. Person = persona = actor’s mask. Information = something learned about the person/the mask. A mask is a covering or a disguise, and has many … Continue reading

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DHARMA HAS TO BE PRACTICAL

Dharma Has To Be Practical Dharma is not about adopting strange teachings and cultures. It’s about practical living, in harmony with our self and others. Of course, all spiritual paths can claim this, but the Buddha’s view is more penetrating. … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE

Understanding Of Both Positive And Negative Generally, we only want to hear nice things – nice ‘spiritual’ things – uplifting things to make us feel good. We don’t want to hear anything negative, but we have to be realistic to … Continue reading

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THE MAINTENANCE OF IGNORANCE

The Maintenance Of Ignorance We all like a good story; it’s entertaining. Comedians, philosophers, politicians, scholars, corporations, religions all tell stories. The media, films, books, songs all tell stories. We also have our own stories about past and future, and … Continue reading

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I’M NOT BUDDHIST

I’m Not Buddhist I’m as Buddhist as the Buddha was, and he wasn’t Buddhist either 😀

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BRANDING RECOGNITION IS SOCIAL ENGINEERING

Brand Recognition Is Social Engineering It’s all about conveying ideas that stick in the brain without us noticing, causing us to live in a perpetual state of confused anxiety. We are either exposed to crisis after crisis or lulled into … Continue reading

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TO BE SERIOUS OR NOT TO BE SERIOUS?

To Be Serious Or Not To Be Serious? It all depends on what we’re talking about. The I? Consciousness? Our conduct? We have to understand what is of benefit and what is harmful, and which level we are speaking about. … Continue reading

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WE WILL NEVER SEE THE TRUTH

We Will Never See the Truth Until We Can Control Our Mind Gently and slowly, take 10 breaths. Breath in, pause. Exhale, pause. Count “One”. Breath in, pause. Exhale, pause. Count “Two”. And so on … Be aware of thoughts, … Continue reading

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ARE YOU STILL LOOKING FOR WORDS … I MEAN, PROGRAMMING?

Are You Still Looking For Words … I Mean, Programming? 😀 The mind needs to be provoked, or it will just snooze on. When we read words in books (or blogs), we get ideas. When we listen to words during … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I BECOME PURE?

How Can I Become Pure? We are nothing but purity – pure consciousness – for, without that, we wouldn’t be able to see clearly. We just have to get the picture straight, as it’s a bit wonky at the moment … Continue reading

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IT’S OBVIOUS WHEN POINTED OUT

It’s Obvious When Pointed Out So what is the problem? Our reality – pure consciousness – has been obscured by distractions for millennia. The ancients knew the truth, and this essential teaching has been handed down to us. We have, … Continue reading

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ADDICTION TO THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT

Addiction To the Fear Of Missing Out Not satisfied with our lives, we wonder if there’s more ‘over there’. We all do it but, if we become addicted to this behaviour, there will be no end to it. Life presents … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM AND CULTURE

Buddhism And Culture Buddhism is about creating a culture of genuine wisdom and kindness through direct seeing of the nature of mind. It isn’t about adopting another culture to overlay our own. The prerequisites of a kind culture are generosity, … Continue reading

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‘WOKE’ IS THE GREAT CONFIDENCE TRICK

‘Woke’ Is The Great Confidence Trick ‘Woke’ pretends to be awake, but “woke” merely mean awake to some injustice, rather than the wakefulness itself. ‘Woke’ is an insidious induction giving rise to agitation, and therefore dullness of mind. Making a … Continue reading

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WE DON’T REALISE THAT WE ARE BELIEVERS

We Don’t Realise That We Are Believers The world has always been divided into believers and non-believers. We are all believers until we know. There are believers who believe in an life after death, whereas non-believers believe otherwise. Likewise… There … Continue reading

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NOBODY CAN GIVE US FREEDOM

Nobody Can Give Us Freedom Nobody can give us freedom. We have to realise that we have always been free. We may be limited in a material sense, but pure consciousness is free. Never doubt that. Society is a place … Continue reading

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WHY IS REALISATION HAPPINESS?

Why Is Realisation Happiness? Why is realisation happiness? It is a release from misery. Realisation isn’t a gain, it’s a loss. We lose all that hopes … and fears … and ignorance. 🙂

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DON’T TRY TO WAKE UP WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY AWAKE

Don’t Try To Wake Up When You’re Already Awake We hear about people claiming to be ‘awake’, but awake from what? We are all pure consciousness and, as such, are naturally awake, but we ignore this reality in favour of … Continue reading

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HUMANS ARE ENLIGHTENED BEINGS

Humans Are Enlightened Beings So why have we become consumers of superficiality? And why, when seeking out our natural wisdom, is it made so complicated? Are both superficiality and complexity actually dumbing us down? The simple truth: We are enlightened … Continue reading

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WE ARE PRIMED TO CONFORM

We Are Primed To Conform Programming: a prewritten script. The collective is guided and divided. This why none of us has an original idea. We have been primed to go off! The moment in which we see, we are free … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO OTHER GOD BUT OUR SILENCE

There Is No Other God But Our Silence There is no other God but our silence. In silent clarity, everything is answered. Our only problem is that we make and enjoy noise. Silence departs. There no other God but our … Continue reading

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SELF-CONTROL; SELF-MASTERY

Self-Control; Self-Mastery It’s easy to say, “Self-control” and “Self-mastery” but, with so much distraction, this topic may be difficult to comprehend. We usually take self-control and self-mastery to denote holding back our reactions, but here, it doesn’t mean that. ‘Holding … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH OUR ANGER

Dealing With Our Anger We all get angry at some time about some thing, but in truth, we experience each emotion at some time. All the emotions are wisdom; anger is mirror-like wisdom. This is subtle stuff. 😀 We first … Continue reading

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WE LIVE IN A PREDICAMENT

We Live In A Predicament First, we have to recognise our predicament, and then know what to do about it. We live in a world of suggestions and beliefs – a conventional reality, where vertical thinking is used as logic, … Continue reading

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DHARMA PSYCHOLOGY CLEARS ALL BLOCKAGES!

Dharma Psychology Clears All Blockages! Information is something that forms or shapes our mind. If we listen, watch or read any form of media (information), it will influence us; all media is a programming machine. And this is why the … Continue reading

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RIGHT THINKING IS REASONING

Right Thinking Is Reasoning Wrong thinking is fixating To survive as humans, we need to be able to think and reason. Once we know how to survive, we then have time to reflect on what is life all about. Of … Continue reading

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