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Abraham, The Vedas and Dzogchen

Abraham, The Vedas and Dzogchen There is – and has to be – a commonality of spiritual traditions that unifies us all. But there is – or could be – a simple misunderstanding that misleads us into being separate. Once … Continue reading

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HOW IS ATMAN, BRAHMA?

How Is Atman, Brahma? How am I and my Father one? How are emotions and wisdom the same? It’s quite logical. It’s all to do with upgrading consciousness. All creatures have consciousness; they are aware. When this ordinary consciousness develops … Continue reading

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THE ESSENCE OF REALISATION

The Essence of Realisation The essence of realisation can see through the fog of all religions and spiritual traditions. The primordial and over-riding spiritual teaching is, “To see, is to know”. Being simultaneous, this is non-duality. Free in the moment … Continue reading

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THE INVASION OF OUR MINDS

The Invasion Of Our Minds This is the reason why we meditate Meditation is merely letting the mind settle down: First, watch the breath. Experience the awareness of watching the breath. Rest in that awareness. Realise the spaciousness and clarity … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF CHAOS

The Age Of Chaos The more we look, the more we see chaos in the world. Chaos creates confusion; confusion creates suffering. Confused people desperately seek an answer; a saviour. Upon finding a saviour, we stop looking. We thereby relinquish … Continue reading

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SPIRITUALITY

The Psychology of Spirituality That which is called ‘spirituality’ is really psychology at its subtlest level. When we honestly look, we honestly see that we honestly suffer. Then we can honestly do something about that!

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THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CURE FOR ABSOLUTE LOVE

There Is Absolutely No Cure For Absolute Love If we try to hold onto absolute love, it becomes relative love. This is why absolute love is only now. The curse of relative love is attachment. The cure for relative love … Continue reading

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MUNDANE AND SUPRAMUNDANE LIFE

Mundane And Supramundane Life There are two different ways of looking at life: the mundane, earthly, materialistic experience, and the supramundane experience above and beyond that. We oscillate between the two so quickly that we don’t notice the confusion, doubt … Continue reading

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BEGINNERS’ BUDDHISM AND ADVANCED BUDDHISM

Beginners’ Buddhism and Advanced Buddhism These are the same teaching, and you don’t have to be Buddhist to realise these teachings: the Buddha wasn’t! It is obvious that the Buddha must have been aware of the Vedic tradition, which expressed … Continue reading

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WHAT’S BENEATH THE MUD?

What’s Beneath The Mud? The mud is our contrived self. Beneath the mud is the pure awareness of our contrived self. We are free in the moment of seeing. We are each our own teacher and student. We are free … Continue reading

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HOW ARE YOU WIRED?

How Are You Wired? Our brains are all wired differently due to both our natural tendencies and heavy modification from our upbringing. We have ‘family wiring’ – traits. This wiring of axons and neurons is our message-gathering system; channels that … Continue reading

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THE REAL PROBLEM WITH CONFORMITY

The Real Problem With Conformity There are two approaches to spiritual awakening: the comforting approach and the shock approach. The comforting approach is that we are already, in truth, enlightened beings, but that approach can become a little sloppy, as … Continue reading

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THE VEDIC SCRIPTURES, THE BUDDHA, THE CHRIST, THE TULKU AND YOU …

The Vedic Scriptures, The Buddha, The Christ, The Tulku And You … … are all the very same source of pure consciousness. The pure consciousness of non-duality. When we look, we see. When we see, we know. Knowing is divine … Continue reading

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THE MOST IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL TEACHING…EVER!

The Most Important Spiritual Teaching … Ever! Spiritual teachings actually say the same thing, again and again and again. The meaning only changes with experience, and then realisation occurs. The questioning is like a bell clanging, getting louder and louder: … Continue reading

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ATTACKED BY EVIL SPIRITS

Attacked By Evil Spirits This seems to happen to spiritual practitioners in particular: when we start to meditate, our mind seems to be getting worse. It’s not – we’re just noticing more. This is merely a conflict with old, cluttered … Continue reading

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WHAT IS EVIL?

What Is Evil? When a question arises, there is always an answer, but it may a little time to find a way to express this, illustrating how deep we can go in our understanding. We normally think of ‘evil’ as … Continue reading

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UNCONSCIOUS CONFORMITY

Unconscious Conformity Spiritual teachings are spiritual vehicles; when we arrive, we can get out. Or are we still looking for something ‘higher’ or ‘better’ or ‘more spiritual’? There is nothing higher or better or more spiritual than the emptiness of … Continue reading

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THE CLEARER THE MIND, THE CLEARER WE ARE

The Clearer The Mind, The Clearer We Are When we start to consider things with an open mind, we start to see things differently. As we reach one step of clarity, the next is revealed. Religions are belief systems This … Continue reading

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THE VERY DELICATE MATTER OF FEELINGS

The Very Delicate Matter Of Feelings We cannot help having feelings – but we can control our reaction to those feelings. Our feelings are memories of past experiences; our karmic programming. These feelings either control us – and therefore we … Continue reading

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HOW TO BECOME KIND, COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING

How Do We Become Kind, Compassion and Loving Through sadness. The true reality of what we are is pure consciousness that has been obscured by distractions, causing suffering. Sadness arises within our heart because the realisation of this pure consciousness … Continue reading

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WHY I’M CRITICAL OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

Why I’m Critical Of Religious Beliefs Our spiritual reality is beyond beliefs Religions are organisations that support our spiritual practice, but they also add a few beliefs– which are cultural – that make people feel inadequate and inferior. Here’s one … Continue reading

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OUTRAGED OVER ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Outraged Over Absolutely Nothing People tell lies. As a lie, it’s untrue, and we get outraged over nothing. “But they are telling lies!” The effects of a lie do not go unnoticed: whether one engages on a conventional or ultimate … Continue reading

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THE THIRD EYE

The Third Eye It is not a physical thing. The third eye is pure consciousness. The highest plain of perception. The clarity of emptiness. Turning the third eye inward is turning consciousness inward. Turning the third eye outward is turning … Continue reading

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I AM A MIRACLE!

I Am A Miracle! Something created out of nothing. 😀 The I is a conjured-up, fictional image in the mind, recognised by the reality of pure consciousness.

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EMPTINESS – SHUNYATA

Emptiness – Shunyata When we drop everything, emptiness is realised. Emptiness is our true nature. Emptiness is the pure state of consciousness resting within itself. That is perfect inner peace. Just look, see, and drop. So why do we constantly … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM: COLD HEART OR WARM HEART?

Buddhism: Cold Heart or Warm Heart? Clinging to a tradition? Or genuine, human kindness? I’ve been in spiritual groups for nearly 50 years and have encountered the very same problem in all of them: attachment and fear = insecurity = … Continue reading

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WAKE UP, OR DREAM ON

Wake Up, Or Dream On If the designs on our mobile phone are meant to trick us so that we become addicted to staring at a screen, just review everything else in life. Psychologists know all about us because they … Continue reading

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WHY DOES BUDDHISM TALK ABOUT SUFFERING?

Why Does Buddhism Talk About Suffering? Understanding and realising our true nature of pure consciousness is easy and natural: it is that which is aware of this page right now. Clearing the habitual, mental obstacles that obscure that realisation is … Continue reading

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HOW ARE WE UNIQUE?

How Are We Unique? We are a mixture of pure consciousness and karma. Karma is the accumulation of habitual ideas which gives rise to re-actions. We usually express ourselves through this karmic mist. This expression or manifestation isn’t unique as … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT A MATTER OF BECOMING ENLIGHTENED

  It’s Not A Matter Of Becoming Enlightened It’s a matter of seeing! We are already enlightened: we just don’t know it, or we’re not convinced. ‘Enlightened’ is to be illuminated – seeing clearly. ‘Benighted’ is to be ignorant – … Continue reading

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TURNING EMOTIONS INTO WISDOM: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

Turning Emotions Into Wisdom: A Practical Guide Literally ‘being free in the moment of seeing’ In the moment of seeing a thought or emotion (which is a strong thought), a gap occurs – and we are free of that thought … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL KNOWS WE ARE ‘FREE IN THE MOMENT OF SEEING’

The Devil Knows We Are ‘Free In the Moment Of Seeing’ That’s why we are kept busy: the devil makes work for idle hands! Of course, there is no literal ‘devil’; the devil is an expedient images for our own … Continue reading

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NO NEED TO KEEP ON MEDITATING

 No Need To Keep On Meditating In being “free in the moment of seeing”, we drop the meditation. Seeing is the spontaneous presence of pure consciousness. In the moment of being free, all elaborations drop away. That is the clear … Continue reading

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All KNOWING SUPREME BEING

All Knowing Supreme Being This concept is usually associated with God: the divine being who is omniscient. Well … 🙂 Everything that we know, see, hear, touch, taste or smell is only – only – perceived in the brain-mind, and … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO NEED TO KEEP ON MEDITATING

There Is No Need To Keep On Meditating In being “free in the moment of seeing”, we drop the meditation. Seeing is the spontaneous presence of pure consciousness. In the moment of being free, all elaborations drop away. That is … Continue reading

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DYING TO BE ME: ANITA MOORJANI

Dying To Be Me: Anita Moorjani I came across this video and it sounds very much like a description of the Tibetan Bardo, and the experience of pure consciousness. We are all pure consciousness: call that God if you wish. … Continue reading

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HOW DO I SEE GOOD IN ALL THAT I SEE?

How Do I See Good In All That I See? This is an extremely important question and goes to the heart of our being: we don’t have to be ‘spiritual’ to acknowledge this. Of course, when we look at the … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BUDDHIST

You Don’t Have To Be Buddhist To Realise The Buddha’s Teaching The Buddha wasn’t! The reality of pure consciousness is non-denominational. It is beyond religion, culture or language. It is natural being. Extremists cling to their religion, culture and language, … Continue reading

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TULKU URGYEN: “FREE IN THE MOMENT OF SEEING.”

Tulku Urgyen: “Free In The Moment Of Seeing”­ A month ago, Marcel kindly put a transcription of Tulku Urgyen’s teaching on this blog. I have to admit that I find the transcription a little difficult to read, and the audio … Continue reading

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NO MUD, NO ENLIGHTENMENT

No Mud, No Enlightenment First; recognise the mud of confusion. Second; realise that the mud never existed. Third; have good laugh!

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THE ESSENCE OF DZOGCHEN

The Essence of Dzogchen Dzogchen is a Tibetan word for ‘the great perfection’, and the ‘great perfection’ is simply pure consciousness/empty awareness. In Sanskrit’ it is called Maha Ati. If any more is said about this, it will just sound … Continue reading

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CONCENTRATION

Concentration The power of focusing all one’s attention. Spiritual practices/methods are all about concentration on awareness, rather than on an object. The reason to focus on concentration is so that we do not become distracted and ‘go astray’. We need one-pointed attention to stay in the … Continue reading

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BELIEF IS NOT SPIRITUALITY

Belief Is Not Spirituality Belief is an idea, a story that we repeatedly imagine and accept without proof of reality. Spirituality is the direct experience of sustained resting in pure consciousness, realising ultimate reality beyond belief. Nothing and no one … Continue reading

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THE DEEPER WE GO, THE MORE INTERESTING IT GETS

The Deeper We Go, The More Interesting It Gets … The deeper we go, the more interesting it gets … The deeper we go, the less ‘interesting’ it gets … … and the less time is wasted. Every moment counts.

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THE TRUTH IS OBVIOUS WHEN POINTED OUT

The Truth Is Obvious When Pointed Out Everything is known, takes place only in the mind, and is observed by consciousness. There is no Hell. There is no Heaven. Hell and Heaven are states of our own mind; they are the way … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE AUTHENTIC SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS?

What are Authentic Spiritual Teachings? Authentic: Undisputed origin – not a copy or adaptation. Origin: The point where something begins. We are talking about an extremely subtle aspect of our being, being diverted. What is our origin? First, we must ask, … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS …

Buddhism Is … … recognition … and the realisation of that recognition. All appearances are temporary occurrences in the churning-mind-machine. Consciousness recognises these appearances, and realises that are they recognised by virtue of consciousness itself. We are that consciousness. Through … Continue reading

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THERE’S NO TALKING TO SOME PEOPLE

There’s No Talking To Some People Most people believe in their persona, and nothing else. Persona: the character presented to and perceived by others. A role, a mask, played by an actor. We hide behind a persona, a self image, in a belief that whatever we … Continue reading

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POTENTIAL IS EVERYTHING

Potential Is Everything All beings have the potential of enlightenment. Realising that potential is compassion. Enlightenment: never forgetting our true nature of pure consciousness. Never forgetting means that all obstacles have been cleared.

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CAN’T BE BOTHERED

Can’t Be Bothered Recognising that we live in a world where people are not bothered about their actual reality – and therefore live within an idealistic self-made dream – is sobering. The moment we recognise that we are also caught … Continue reading

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