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“HIDING YOUR LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL”

“Hiding Your Light Under A Bushel” A bushel: a measurement of weight … or ideas! If our life is only concerned with gain and loss / hope and fear, the inner light of compassionate, pure consciousness will remain hidden. Being … Continue reading

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KARMA IS OUR PERFECT TEACHER

Karma Is Our Perfect Teacher Karma is the residue of our past judgements held in the mind, which are echoed in our behaviour. The path to enlightenment is dealing with this inner echo – our sticky residue. Our attitude to life … Continue reading

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INFORMATION > EXPERIENCE > KNOWLEDGE > REALISATION > WISDOM > INSIGHT > COMPASSION

Information > Experience > Knowledge > Realisation > Wisdom > Insight > Compassion If we only acquire information and assume that we know and have compassion, we are mistaken. Many obtain spiritual teachings but have little experience, knowledge, realisation, wisdom, … Continue reading

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THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUTH, BUT MANY LEVELS …

There Is Only One Truth, But Many Levels … There is only one truth,but there are many levels of misunderstanding about that one, absolute truth– in which case, there aren’t many truths,but just misunderstandings. The one truth is that which … Continue reading

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ADEPTS ADAPT

Adepts Adapt Adapt: to adjust to new conditions. Adept: one who realises the nature of reality. In all times and places, adepts arise within complex social and cultural structures, adjusting to each immediate environment. This isn’t a matter of adopting something new: it is … Continue reading

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WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE EFFULGENT

We’re Supposed To Be Effulgent Effulgent: shining brightly, radiant, emanating joy or goodness.  The opposite of effulgence is darkness, or lowliness. Spiritual enlightenment is the Great Transformation.When we see we are in darkness or lowliness, that seeing is the presence of effulgence – pure consciousness. It … Continue reading

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SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY ARE NOT DIFFERENT

Science And Spirituality Are Not Different What looks down the microscope? Looking and seeing are inseparable. If spirit fixates on looking, it will be caught and held. When spirit realises it is seeing, it has found what it has been … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU CHOSEN YOUR DESTINY?

Have You Chosen Your Destiny? In every age, there have always been those who want us under their thumb; hopes and fears that are most potent for that era are put forward under the pretence our ‘safety’. In this way, … Continue reading

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“IT DOES NOT TAKE MANY WORDS TO TELL THE TRUTH”

“It Does Not Take Many Words To Tell The Truth.” Sitting Bull (1831 – 1890) “The love of possessions is a disease in them. These people have made many rules that the rich may break, but the poor may not! They … Continue reading

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IGNORANCE HAS CONSEQUENCES

Ignorance Has Consequences Indifference – not caring, being unaware – has consequences. There are two sides to everything, even consciousness. We have to know both sides, as both have consequences. We are ultimate reality of pure consciousness, and we are … Continue reading

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WE LIVE IN A SEMICONSCIOUS TRANCE

We Live In A Semiconscious Trance Trance: a half-conscious state. Generally, we are conscious enough to survive and carry out mundane tasks. It is usually only in times of anxiety that we awaken for a moment, and then return to our trance … Continue reading

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BUBBLES OF KARMA

Bubbles Of Karma We each live in our own bubble of karma. We can join others’ bubbles for ‘safety’ and become a froth, but we risk being washed down the drain with everyone else 😀 Realisation of our true nature … Continue reading

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BEING POOR DOESN’T MEAN WE ARE STUPID

Being Poor Doesn’t Mean We Are Stupid Wealth does not mean we know more;it just means we work to feel superior. Wisdom is innate in all sentient beings.We don’t have to work for it.We just recognise it.

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SEEING OUR TEACHER AS THE BUDDHA

Seeing Our Teacher As The Buddha Being told to see our teacher as the Buddha puts a distance between us and the teacher, setting the scene for delaying progress. We are all both human and Buddhas. Adapting Means Being Able … Continue reading

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CAN LANGUAGE CONFUSE?

Can Language Confuse? Experience is very subtle – extremely subtle – to an extent that is beyond words. Words become second-hand, and are an approximation. ‘Love’ is such a word: there are degrees of feeling, caring, being at peace, having … Continue reading

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WHAT IS FREEDOM?

What is Freedom? If we think we know, we don’t. 🙂 Being free is being free of being occupied either by thoughts, or by mental vacancy. Picture a crowd marching along a road chanting, “Freedom! Freedom!” with others on the … Continue reading

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JUDGEMENT, AND BEING JUDGEMENTAL

Judgement, And Being Judgemental One is momentary, while the other is a way of life: Tony is drunk, or Tony is a drunkard. In the moment now, we need to judge whether something is beneficial or harmful. It is when … Continue reading

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2021: THE YEAR WE ALL WENT MAD

2021: The Year That We All Went Mad Confusion is rife. May we realise the source of our confusion. May we find our way out of confusion. May confusion dawn as wisdom.

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LIVING KNOWLEDGE

Living Knowledge Living knowledge is the opposite to book knowledge, or to being told something. It is empirical experience perceived through the senses, and then reflected upon. Instead of our projecting on to a situation, the situation is telling ussomething … Continue reading

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EVIL FEEDS OFF OUR NEGATIVITY

Evil Feeds Off Our Negativity Evil feeds off our negativity,and when we are negative,we are drained of energy. Positivity is constant harmony,and we feel energised. Ultimate positivity is Shunyata – emptiness.Being empty, evil finds nothing to gain,nothing to chew over.

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AN IDEA IS LIKE A VIRUS

  An Idea Is Like A Virus An idea is like a virus; going undetected, it duplicates itself and infects others, corrupting and destroying the whole system. Memes are like that. An idea is placed into a society and is … Continue reading

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SELF-REALISATION ISN’T ABOUT RELIGION

Self-Realisation Isn’t About Religion To realise our true nature as distinct from our inner chattering mind, we merely have to become aware of … just being aware. Within this clarity of awareness, distractions that carry us away are easily observed. … Continue reading

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EVIL FEEDS OFF OUR NEGATIVITY

Evil Feeds Off Our Negativity Evil feeds off our negativity, and when we are negative, we are drained of energy. Positivity is constant harmony, and we feel energised. Ultimate positivity is Shunyata – emptiness. Being empty, evil finds nothing to … Continue reading

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LIKE IT OR NOT, WE LIVE IN A DHARMA WORLD

Like It Or Not, We Live In A Dharma World ‘Dharma’ means teaching or knowledge, and knowledge may be used for good or evil. Everything in the universe has opposites. Knowledge is understanding both the dark and the light. Dharma … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING IS COMPLEMENTARY

Everything Is Complementary Being complementary is the inseparability of the two truths: relative and ultimate. The ultimate truth is clear seeing, or pure consciousness. The relative truth relates to what is seen. The two truths are like a mirror and … Continue reading

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MIND CANDY

Mind Candy If we look only for excitement in our minds, we get the ‘sugar rush’ in our brain’s reward network, which is called the mesolimbic dopamine system. To get high, don’t be a dopamine dope. We are, in truth, … Continue reading

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HOW TO WIN ANY ARGUMENT

How To Win Any Argument Don’t bother trying. Just listen, and then there is no aftertaste; we remain at peace and have nothing to lose 🙂 If we do engage, we have to work at the other’s level, and this … Continue reading

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HOAX UPON HOAX

Hoax Upon Hoax We live under two ignorances: the ignorance of our reality, and the maintenance of that ignorance. As long as we look elsewhere for truth, we will never notice that it is, in fact, truth that is looking. … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING OUR OWN PSYCHOLOGY

Understanding Our Own Psychology Understanding our own psychology is understanding consciousness before we understand the mind. The brain is merely a neural network that is expanded by experience and creating memories, which is mind. The creation of mind is human/animal … Continue reading

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SPIRIT GUIDES?

Spirit Guides? What is conscience? Is conscience personal morality, or is there external guidance? Does our conscience change? Does like attract like? When everything seems karmically significant, instruction is always at hand. How do we know the right thing to … Continue reading

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PRIESTS OF NEWS

Priests Of News News is the new religion that binds us to spreading the ‘word’. Whose word? And is it the complete truth? Who is telling us the complete truth? The complete truth – that which completes the picture – … Continue reading

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STILL WANTING SOMETHING BETTER?

Still Wanting Something Better? Pure consciousness is all we need to know to solve our problems. Unable to give this its true value, we are found wanting. That which is watching this feeling of inadequacy is pure consciousness itself. That … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS BRINGS SUFFERING

Consciousness Brings Suffering Consciousness brings suffering. Realising the nature of consciousness brings happiness. We will never find happiness until we realise we are suffering. Pure consciousness is at peace with everything, as everything is in a state of impermanence. Pure … Continue reading

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SWIMMING IN A SEA OF INFORMATION, AND DROWNING IN IGNORANCE

Swimming In A Sea Of Information, And Drowning In Ignorance Thus is the fog of humanity’s consciousness, drowning in side issues – and our relationship with spiritual teachings can also be like this. The essence of teaching is very simple, … Continue reading

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CAN OTHERS OUT-THINK US?

Can Others Out-Think Us? They’re the ones who make up the games for us to play. They’re the ones who make up the news for us to believe. They’re the ones who make up the laws for us to depend … Continue reading

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HOW TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT OUR SELF

How To Feel Good About Our Self This self is a creation of the mind. When we look at our self, we are looking at our mind – but we are not this mind; we are mind essence of pure … Continue reading

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WORLD DOMINATION? WHY DO THEY BOTHER?

World Domination? Why Do They Bother? Being ignorant of true human potential – enlightenment – the essence of consciousness moves on, never knowing its true nature. Those who think that their family power lives on ignore the fact that it … Continue reading

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WE CANNOT SAY THAT WE DON’T KNOW

We Cannot Say That We Don’t Know We cannot say that we don’t know. We all know.

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HOW TO RULE: KEEP A CRISIS GOING

How To Rule: Keep A Crisis Going As long as we are in crisis, we will remain divided. Divided, we build walls that maintain the crisis. Crisis: the turning point of a disease when an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death.

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NOTHING MAKES SENSE … OR DOES IT?

Nothing Makes Sense … Or Does It? Is it always a cock-up? If we apply conventional thinking, we come up with conventional answers which are never insightful. When we apply Dharma, we know that everything comes about through causes and … Continue reading

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RIGHT TIME, RIGHT CONNECTION

Right Time, Right Connection Connection: the relationship between something, and something else. First, we have to be in the right place, mentally. It is through the practice of sitting in stillness that we realise we do not have consciousness; we … Continue reading

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Q. HOW DO I CONFIRM MY TRUE EXISTENCE?

Q. How Do I Confirm My True Existence? A. Who asks the question?

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WE CAN MEDITATE WITHOUT THINKING

We Can Meditate Without Thinking We do it all the time, without noticing. All we have to do is notice.

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HAVE YOU BEEN ASSIMILATED?

Have You Been Assimilated? How do you know you haven’t been assimilated? Are your thoughts your own, or are they part of the collective? The test: Can you switch off? 

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HOW TO MEDITATE ALL DAY LONG, AND NOT ‘MEDITATE’

How To Meditate All Day Long, And Not ‘Meditate’ It’s quite simple. Don’t wander. Just be at one with any situation. Trite, but true – unremarkable in a remarkable way. We go about our day as usual, and experience everything … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS A RESULT

Happiness Is A Result Realisation comes first, then happiness. Solve a problem; happiness dawns. There will always be social problems. If there are always problems, there will always be realisation. Problems are impermanent; realisation is always happiness. “May my mind … Continue reading

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MEDITATION TAKES NO TIME

Meditation Takes No Time Time does not exist in meditation. Time only exists when we are involved in mind and body. Until we come to rest in timeless awareness beyond memories, we will always be relating to things. That is … Continue reading

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ENLIGHTENMENT: A RUDE AWAKENING

Enlightenment: A Rude Awakening A rude awakening: the surprise of discovering that we are mistaken. A rude awakening: Reality isn’t what we think, and never has been. Thinking in words limits experience. To get what we want, we think of … Continue reading

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BEING AWARE OF EGO AND EGOLESS-NESS

Being Aware Of Ego And Egoless-ness To be absorbed by desires and fears, or not to be absorbed by desires and fears. Constant egoless-ness is ultimate enlightenment. This is our natural state. We gain a glimpse of this state in … Continue reading

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TO KNOW THAT WE DON’T KNOW IS KNOWINGNESS ITSELF

To Know That We Don’t Know Is Knowingness Itself To know that we don’t know is proof that we do know – but we don’t realise that we know. This is why we feel uncomfortable. We really do know. We … Continue reading

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