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PAINTING OUR OWN FUTURE

Painting Our Own Future Every time we think a thought or speak, we are painting our own future.

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THE AGE OF MY OPINION

The Age Of My Opinion Opinions are beliefs – something we accept without proof that creates conflict. As our opinions are important to us, others’ opinions are important them = conflict. As long as we cling to our opinions, we … Continue reading

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CORRUPT MINDS, CORRUPT WORLD

Corrupt Minds, Corrupt World  Corrupt: from Latin corruptus,‘mar, bribe, destroy’. We enjoy being corrupted: music, art, films, complicated coffees, technology, computers, politics, religion, media, marketing, status, celebrities, clever words … toys, toys, toys to entertain us. Govern: from Latin gubernare, ‘to steer, rule: to steer policies’. Policies steer … Continue reading

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HUMANITY’S DISORIENTATION

Humanity’s Disorientation Disorientated: having lost one’s sense of direction; confused, and unable to think clearly. Two and a half thousand years ago, humans probably knew more about absolute reality than we do now. We have become reliant on what our ‘betters’ tell us: we went their way, … Continue reading

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TRAUMAS ARE MEMORIES

Traumas Are Memories Traumas are memories: this is how we live our lives. We all have memories, whether pleasant or unpleasant. Even a look or a word can stay with us for life. It’s a sticky residue. 🙂 Traumas can … Continue reading

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GETTING USED TO BOREDOM

Getting Used To Boredom Bored: feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity. ‘Boredom’ is a misnomer. Merely being unoccupied or lacking interest does not equate with boredom. It is just coming to rest within inner peace. Bored? Then go … Continue reading

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ONE VIEW, MANY EXPRESSIONS

One View, Many Expressions The one view is pure consciousness. We are all pure consciousness, but individual. If we were all ‘one’ then, when one person became enlightened, we would all become enlightened 🙂 This does not happen. We each … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES CONFLICT COME FROM?

Where Does Conflict Come From? Where does conflict come from? Fear. Where does fear come from? Not knowing; only believing. When we know the nature of reality, rather than merely acquiring an emotional intellectualisation, we find genuine confidence in experience, … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY IS BEING GROUNDED

Spirituality Is Being Grounded Truly. Spirituality is consciousness being aware – purely aware – when we give our ‘self’ up to whatever occurs. If we are not grounded, this ‘self’ flies off the handle. 🙂 The feeling of ‘self’ is … Continue reading

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LISTENING TO OTHERS AND LISTENING TO OURSELF

Listening To Others And Listening To Ourself Many people speak about truth, more or less, and we may be fortunate to find someone whose words echo the way we feel. What is important is observing our self at play rather … Continue reading

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REJECTING THE EVIDENCE

Rejecting The Evidence Rejecting the evidence of our own inner eye makes us … misguided? … stupid? … ignorant? We ignore that which sees. The eyes are only a sense organ, where messages or images enter and connect to the … Continue reading

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PROFOUND TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Profound Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism is full of colour, symbolism, deities and elaborations, and can steer us to the ultimate truth of our reality, and that of all phenomena. If one is fortunate, one can receive direct instruction into the … Continue reading

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YOU ARE THE SECRET

You Are The Secret All esoteric teachings are about your true reality. They are not about someone else’s reality, not even a Buddha’s. Stories are exoteric, and meant for the many. We are told to look on lamas as Buddhas, … Continue reading

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FINDING YOUR DIFFERENCE

Finding Your Difference Finding our difference helps us to realise the unity of everyone. Crazy, but true. If we just follow the crowd on a level of relative truth – ‘relative’ meaning that we are busy relating to everything – … Continue reading

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WHAT IS GOOD & WHAT IS EVIL?

What Is Good & What Is Evil? Do we know? Do we not know? This isn’t fantasy. Good is what is beneficial to all. Evil is what is beneficial to me and mine. “But I’m not evil!” Our idea of … Continue reading

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COURAGE IS THE FIRST STEP TO REALISING CONSCIOUSNESS

Courage Is The First Step To Realising Consciousness The moment when we admit that we are not satisfied and are therefore suffering, we take our first step to the ultimate realisation of reality. If not, we remain in ignorance, believing … Continue reading

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THE SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY

The Science Of Spirituality Oh yes, spirituality is science – pure science. Science: the intellectual and practical study of the physical world through observation and experiment. From Latin scientia;‘know’. What is the point of the intellectual and practical study of the physical world through observation and experiment, when we don’t … Continue reading

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WHEN CONSCIOUSNESS IS DECEIVED …

When Consciousness Is Deceived … When consciousness is deceived, we are deceived. Deception is everywhere. This is why the view of enlightenment is uncommon. Who talks about realisation of the nature of reality? We are so distracted that it never … Continue reading

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ARE WE A GAIN-OF-FUNCTION?

Are We A Gain-Of-Function? Genetically engineered code in living cells. Gain-of-function means to experiment. It is the manipulation of nature. The danger lies in lacking a moral compass, where the best business model controls nature before nature controls itself – and … Continue reading

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BLOGS ARE LIVING BOOKS

Blogs Are Living Books Just read one or two pages a day. There is only one truth, but many approaches and many refinements, adapting to ever-changing situations. There is only one answer: look, see and drop whatever is seen. That … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE MIDDLE WAY?

Where Is The Middle Way? We may imagine the middle way to be the centre between two opposite extremes. This is an incomplete picture. The middle way is a perpendicular line, up from the centre as if to the top … Continue reading

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WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE WE?

What Type Of Person Are We? We all have a social I, one that others identify, and we can only get a glimpse of our persona by the reaction of others. We could be the type who thinks others are … Continue reading

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WHAT IF OUR ‘NORMAL’ IS MADNESS?

What If Our ‘Normal’ Is Madness? Madness: The state of having a serious mental illness … we don’t know what we are. Extremely foolish behaviour … we think we know. A state of wild or chaotic activity … we follow the crowd. We are brain-washed to function at a very basic … Continue reading

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DON’T GUESS. KNOW.

Don’t Guess. Know. Don’t assume. Don’t pretend. Don’t believe. Don’t have an opinion. Know. There are actually people who say we cannot know … crazy 🙂 The nature of our reality is pure consciousness. It’s what we are. The intelligentsia, … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH RELIGION IS …

The Problem With Religion Is … The problem with religion is stories. Religion offers a starting point, a way into our inner reality. Science cannot do this. There nothing wrong with religion, except that it becomes a form that is … Continue reading

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FEAR ENGENDERERS, FEAR MONGERS AND FEAR BELIEVERS

Fear Engenderers, Fear Mongers and Fear Believers In every nuance of life, evil is present, spreading fear among the ignorant, and offering false hope that they will make it better. But it never does get better, does it? It is … Continue reading

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I FEEL GOOD – OR IT FEELS RIGHT

 I Feel Good – Or It Feels Right On completion of re-plumbing a toilet, do I feel good, or does it feel right? Being in a beautiful cathedral/temple*, do I feel good, or does it feel right? When meditating, do … Continue reading

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GRASPING AT STRAWS

Grasping At Straws A drowning person will grab at any flimsy reed, or idea. If we don’t know what life is about, we will cling to beliefs. Ignorant of our true reality, we hold on to a flimsy idea of … Continue reading

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SOME DAYS, I FEEL EXTREMELY ANGRY

Some Days, I Feel Extremely Angry If we are not outraged about the response to global dictatorship by unelected plutocrats, then we are merely part of a confused, insecure herd. Historically, this dictatorship has always been a war on consciousness … Continue reading

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WE CAN LAUGH WHEN THINGS ARE OBVIOUS

We Can Laugh When Things Are Obvious If things aren’t transparent and obvious to us, we don’t laugh because we take things – and ourselves – seriously. The world is being managed by fear, and this should be obvious to … Continue reading

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THE COLLAPSE IN OUR MORALS

The Collapse In Our Morals Moral: knowing right from wrong. Whatever is beneficial to our collective mental & physical well-being, and whatever is harmful to our collective mental & physical well-being. The Buddha saw suffering, though he was not suffering. … Continue reading

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GODS AND FOOLS

Gods And Fools “Might is right”? Those who want to be regarded as gods are fools; they assume might is right with no understanding of the reality that you cannot fool everyone. “You can fool all of the people some … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU STARTED YOUR JOURNEY YET?

Have You Started Your Journey Yet? Our journey to realise our enlightened essence starts when we let go of where we are now, mentally speaking. It’s a metaphor for a path to where we actually are, right now. Where we … Continue reading

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THE BUDDHA WAS AN EXPERT BUT …

The Buddha Was An Expert But … The Buddha was an expert, but he said, “Don’t take my word for the truth; test it for yourself”. If he said that, then don’t take any expert’s word for it. If we … Continue reading

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HACKABLE YOU

Hackable You Hacking: the gaining of unauthorised access to data in a system or computer. Through the media and technologies, humans have been trained to believe anything. Small suggestions first, ‘for your good’, followed by slight variations to develop the idea. And voila! We are in … Continue reading

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LIFE IS MAINTENANCE

Life Is Maintenance Life is either maintenance of pure consciousness – what we are – or maintenance of ignorance of pure consciousness – what we are not. One of these paths manifests skilful compassion.

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GENERATING COMPLEXITY TO BECOME INDISPENSABLE

Generating Complexity To Become Indispensable When we doubt ourselves, we feel vulnerable, and begin to look for a system to clear that doubt. Unfortunately, systems turn into organised religions with rituals and special terminology. That form can become complex and … Continue reading

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COMPLEXITY BREEDS CONFUSION

Complexity Breeds Confusion Complexity creates mystery, confusion and addiction. Once we realise our true essence, we are free from others’ complexities. Our simple essence is pure consciousness. Life is now our real teacher, enabling this realisation. Karma – the result … Continue reading

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ENLIGHTENMENT ISN’T UNATTAINABLE

Enlightenment Isn’t Unattainable We might think that enlightenment is something they do over there, or back in the days of yore. 🙂 Something really special, with special powers… Well, we’ve all heard the stories! But what if it isn’t that … Continue reading

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FREE SPEECH

Free Speech The more we communicate, the more we support one another. We may think slightly differently, but our hearts, we are all the same pure consciousness. Bend a twig and it snaps. Bend bunch of twigs, and they stand … Continue reading

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“SUFFERING & SADNESS UNITE US”

“Suffering & Sadness Unite Us” A commentator on this blog just wrote this phrase. It’s so true. Becoming a Buddhist, or becoming anything as part of a middle-class lifestyle, doesn’t do any good for anyone. Paying lots of money to … Continue reading

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NEARLY TRUE

Nearly True Partial truth is an opinion. When we actually experience something, that is not an opinion. Opinion: an assumption, a belief or judgement formed but not based on personal knowledge. Opinions are merely gossip. We can only believe what we … Continue reading

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COMMUNICATION IS EVERYTHING

Communication Is Everything Communication is a meeting of minds. If we do not communicate, we have little or no empathy. The point of life is to understand and communicate. What else is there?

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MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness Mindfulness isn’t a play-act, and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Mindfulness is being aware of whatever we do, say and think, rather than going through life mechanically, just reacting to everything. Being mindful is to cause no harm to … Continue reading

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SUFFERING FROM GLORIOUS, OVERWHELMING, COMMON SENSE

Suffering From Glorious, Overwhelming, Common Sense Common sense is common to all of us, and is something innate: it is pure consciousness perceiving through the senses of a body. What we then do, as an individual, expresses through our individual … Continue reading

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THE EFFECT OF LAZINESS

The Effect Of Laziness Laziness produces inertia, indifference, ignorance, not knowing – but with much talking. Laziness is created from fear of the realisation that there may be more to us, and that we must make a real effort. This is … Continue reading

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FIRE PUJAS DON’T DO ANYTHING

Fire Pujas Don’t Do Anything Fire pujas don’t do anything. They show good intention.

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SPIRITUAL INEPTNESS

Spiritual Ineptness Ineptness: having or showing no skill; clumsy. Better than doing pujas, try empathising with and listening to those with whom we disagree. Show your compassion. Falling into spiritual materialism is falling into cultural politics to maintain an image. If we do … Continue reading

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MOST OF OUR SUFFERING COMES FROM THOUGHTS

Most Of Our Suffering Comes From Thoughts That says it all. Thoughts are memories or programming that dictates how we behave. All our hopes/likes, fears/dislikes, and ignorance/indifference comes from the mind. These three principles – also known as desire, aversion … Continue reading

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HAVING A BACK-UP PLAN

Having A Back-Up Plan When we have a back-up plan we keep our options open, with an open mind. There are always two sides to a story. Maybe the other way is right? Do I have a back-up plan? Already … Continue reading

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