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THE NATURE OF CONFUSION

The Nature Of Confusion The nature of confusion is being unaware of our true nature When we ignore our absolute nature – the timeless presence of pure consciousness which actually sees – we enter a state of unconsciousness consciousness or … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FEELING JADED

The Importance Of Feeling Jaded When we feel jaded about our spiritual practice – or any activity for that matter – this is often thought of as being negative. We feel bored or lack enthusiasm, and it all seems pointless: we … Continue reading

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FIRST MOMENT, SECOND MOMENT

First Moment, Second Moment The first moment is spontaneous nowness of pure consciousness. The second moment is commentary on the first moment. The first moment is non-material essence; it creates nothing but space. The second moment is temporal; it creates … Continue reading

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PRAYER

Prayer Prayer is a reaffirmation of an ideal, a psychological perfection in our outlook. To remain in an altruistic attitude towards all, to remember our true nature of unbiased awareness, and to do no harm – rather than make things … Continue reading

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WHEN WE RECOGNISE THE TRUTH

When We Recognise The Truth When we recognise the truth, we recognise what isn’t true. So when we recognise what is untrue, that very recognition is the unity of the two truths.

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GOD AND VAJRAYANA

God and Vajrayana In Vajrayana, there are many devotional deities to choose from, each representing a different quality. Deity devotion and inspiration is as old as humanity; indigenous people know all about spirit qualities of the seasons, for example. In … Continue reading

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FIXATION: IT’S WHY WE MEDITATE

Fixation: It’s Why We Meditate Fixating is obsessive attachment, especially to a self identity. We meditate to recognise and acknowledge fixations that limit and cloud our judgment and understanding. We meditate to see clearly and to realise that that which … Continue reading

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THE SPIRIT OF CONSCIOUSNESS ISN’T SOMETHING IMPOSED

The Spirit Of Consciousness Isn’t Something Imposed The spirit of consciousness isn’t something imposed. It’s what we are. It is seeing in the opposite way to the way in which we think. Pure consciousness has no dogma attached: it is … Continue reading

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DON’T BE A BUDDHIST; BE A BUDDHA

Don’t Be A Buddhist; Be A Buddha Don’t be a Buddhist; be a Buddha. Don’t be a Christian; be a Christ. If we fixate on history, we won’t realise what we are now. History is a subjective narrative. We are … Continue reading

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HOW ARE YOU?

How Are You? “How are you?” is a personal inquiry about someone’s health or mood. It focuses on that person’s state of mind and how life feels to them, and has the potential to be an intimate moment of genuine interest. … Continue reading

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METHODS AND AWAKENING

Methods and Awakening There are two approaches to the realisation of our essential nature: we can either approach it through mindful methods, or realise that we are already awake – and if we forget that we are already awake, we … Continue reading

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TRUTH IS THE OPPOSITE TO IDEAS ABOUT TRUTH

Truth Is The Opposite To Ideas About Truth Truth is common to all. Ideas divide us. It doesn’t matter what we think truth is, we all have one factor in common: truth! We are all conscious, and that consciousness is … Continue reading

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HUMANITY SUFFERS BECAUSE IT BELIEVES IN SOMETHING

Humanity Suffers Because It Believes In Something We suffer because we believe in something. The essential nature of mind is perfect, crystal clear cognisance. It’s what we are, but it remains unnoticed as we are usually occupied with ‘self’ and … Continue reading

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GOOD MEDITATION, BAD MEDITATION; IDENTICAL

Good Meditation, Bad Meditation; Identical The mind is a jungle of concepts: whether there are clearings or tightly tangled undergrowth, this jungle simply abides in space. In meditation, whatever takes place in the mind, know that awareness, empty cognisance, pure … Continue reading

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WE KNOW EVERYTHING

We Know Everything When we know good, we know evil. When we know what is natural, we know what isn’t natural. When we know light, we know dark. When we know truth, we know what isn’t truth. It isn’t knowing … Continue reading

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MEDITATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION

Meditation Has Nothing To Do With Religion Meditation has nothing to do with religion. Religion turns meditation into an occasion. Meditation is the practice of simply resting in awareness to realise that we are that awareness. Meditation is not an … Continue reading

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THE GARDEN OF EDEN IS NOW

The Garden Of Eden Is Now We don’t have to harp back to the past to realise truth. If truth was true then, it stands to reason that it must be true now. We are not talking about stories that … Continue reading

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KNOW ONE, KNOW ALL

Know One, Know All There are thousands of teachings about our reality; they all result in the realisation of non-dual, pure awareness. Without that, nothing would be known. Once realised, there is no further need for theories. Sin is a … Continue reading

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STILL WORRIED ABOUT EGO?

Still Worried About Ego? When something is observed, heard, smelt, tasted or touched – or when we’re having a poo – none of these activities are ego-orientated. Ego is the collection of mental fixations to which we cling, and that … Continue reading

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WE ARE NEVER SEPARATED FROM THE ENLIGHTENED STATE

We Are Never Separated From The Enlightened State Not knowing that this state is within ourself, we search for it elsewhere. No matter how much happiness or sorrow we experience, this enlightened state is never impaired or improved. Being happy … Continue reading

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THE PRACTICE WITH NO HARDSHIPS

The Practice With No Hardships Just be aware of awareness. All we have to do is remember. Alternatively, we could make it complicated: whatever words we use, we’re saying the same thing. Simply, barely, exactly, precisely, entirely, absolutely, completely, totally, aware of awareness.

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NATURE AND, OH DEAR, NURTURE

Nature And, Oh Dear, Nurture Our nature is pure consciousness; it’s what we truly are. However, our nurture (the care and protection afforded us) is what we have acquired. The first is our ultimate reality, while the second is our … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS THE KEY TO GNOSTICISM AND AGNOSTICISM

Buddhism Is The Key To Gnosticism and Agnosticism There is no difference. Gnostic: relating to esoteric, mystical knowledge. Agnostic:believing that nothing can be known of the existence or nature of God. I am about to suggest that Gnosticism is the journey, and Agnosticism, the arrival. Also that, as there were ancient, enlightened beings, there … Continue reading

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CONFLICT CREATES CONTEST

Conflict Creates Contest We may judge things differently, but the seeing is the same. In reality there is no conflict, no incompatibility, no contest. When we burst the illusory bubble of samsara – which is all about me – we … Continue reading

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IT’S THEIR KARMA (PROBLEM), SO WHY BOTHER?

It’s Their Karma (Problem), So Why Bother? That attitude creates our karma (problem). In our ignorance, we mix up relative consciousness (all about me), and absolute consciousness (all about compassion). When we step back from our self centred, clever routine, clear … Continue reading

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THE GREAT DISCERNMENT

The Great Discernment Being original isn’t being different. For discernment, we need clarity, and there is nothing clearer than pure, empty cognisance. To realise emptiness, we meditate. To meditate, we need right instruction. The right instruction is knowing when to drop … Continue reading

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WE CANNOT HAVE COMPASSION WITHOUT EMPATHY

We Cannot Have Compassion Without Empathy We cannot have compassion without empathy, and we cannot have empathy without having suffered. Love is practical rather than idealistic.

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OUR CONDUCT MUST MATCH OUR REALISATION

Our Conduct Must Match Our Realisation Our conduct must match our realisation, otherwise we will become arrogant. Realisation is a “piece of cake” (so easy that we don’t have to think about it), while taming our mind and our conduct … Continue reading

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IS SEEKING THE TRUTH A SIN?

Is Seeking The Truth A Sin? If we seek the truth, we do not accept that what we have been told is the truth. Sin: an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law. How does one transgress divine … Continue reading

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IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT WE BELIEVE

It Doesn’t Matter What We Believe What we believe is not what we are. Before belief, there is the spirit of pure knowing that can discern: the openness of pure knowing is the reason we naturally love. We all love … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS REALISING THE PROBLEM

Happiness Is Realising The Problem We are never unhappy for no reason. Everything has a cause. We may be unhappy because we wanted something and didn’t get it. We may be unhappy because we didn’t want something but got it. … Continue reading

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THINKING CLEARLY

Thinking Clearly Thinking clearly doesn’t mean we have to be great thinkers: it just means thinking outside the box. Repeating what we’ve been told may make us seem very clever, but this cleverness is still inside the box. Thinking clearly … Continue reading

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WE CANNOT FIND IT

We Cannot Find It We cannot find it because we are it, so there’s no getting away from it. This ‘it’ is pure consciousness, – or God. Truth has to be realised, not worshipped.

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GOING TO HEAVEN?

Going To Heaven? The greatest confidence trick ever played. Heaven, or nirvana, is not in a realm ‘above’; it is where we are, now. Nothing is as pure as pure consciousness. Pure consciousness = heaven = nirvana = paradise = … Continue reading

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THE UNDO BUTTON

The Undo Button The undo button ends all suffering. We merely have to hold it down until we realise that the suffering does not exist, and that there was no need for a button at all. We may think that … Continue reading

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EXPOSING THE TRUTH

Exposing The Truth Exposing the truth is a matter of exposing this pretentious self whichattempts to impress by affecting greater importance than it actually possesses. The truth is exposed in the moment of seeing our unconscious corruption. We are not what … Continue reading

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HOW WE REALISE ULTIMATE TRUTH

How We Realise Ultimate Truth Look into the one who is looking. Look into the one who is questioning. Look into the one who is hearing thoughts. “Surely it cannot be that simple!” Who says? Study and ritual are symbolic … Continue reading

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THE SIX PERFECTIONS = RIGHT ATMOSPHERE

The Six Perfections = Right Atmosphere Sometimes, terms can cause confusion; we may lose interest in their true meaning and therefore don’t value them. The six paramitas (a Sanskrit term) – or six perfections as they are called – are … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION FROM AN INSIDIOUS SOURCE

Inspiration From An Insidious Source Insidious: mid 16th century from Latin insidiosus ‘cunning’, from insidiae ‘an ambush or trick’, from insidere ‘to lie in wait for’. Deliberate memes create our norm. Meme: an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means. We meditate … Continue reading

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EMPTINESS IS ALL YOU NEED, TO KNOW

Emptiness Is All You Need, To Know When the mind is free of bias, the view is clear. In emptiness, my likes, my dislikes, my carelessness are clearly recognised. We can also recognise when others’ are imposing their likes, dislikes … Continue reading

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ULTIMATELY, WE BECOME APOSTATES

Ultimately, We Become Apostates In the moment of pure consciousness, we abandon all claims and beliefs. Apostate: Middle English from ecclesiastical Latin apostata, from Greek apostatēs – apostate, runaway slave. Abandonment of a claim, right, possession, a cause, bad habit, or way of life. Renouncing religious or political beliefs or principle. Ultimately, we become … Continue reading

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LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Levels Of Consciousness As we train our mind, we raise the level of consciousness. By remembering and valuing pure consciousness, the frequency of forgetting shortens, and so we stay in pure consciousness longer. Distractions cause us to wander off, and … Continue reading

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THIS PERSON ISN’T ME

This Person Isn’t Me Person: from Old French persone, from Latin persona; ‘actor’s mask, character in a play’ Later- human being. So what am I? We are not exactly that which is aware of this persona, this mask: that is ordinary consciousness. On a subtler … Continue reading

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THE TWO ASPECTS OT OUR BEING

The Two Aspects of Our Being The pure, empty spirit of cognisant consciousness, and reflections of thoughts and images. Our absolute being is like an clear mirror that reflects everything without comment. When this pure consciousness (absolute truth) attaches itself … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH AN AGITATED MIND

Dealing With An Agitated Mind Simply be aware of that which is aware of the agitation, and rest that clarity. The same goes for all emotions. Knowing that the Sanskrit word for ‘suffering’ is ‘duhkha’ doesn’t help, does it? There … Continue reading

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WAKING UP TO WAKING UP TO WAKING UP

Waking Up To Waking Up To Waking Up First, we wake up to lies and deception. Then we wake up from the pandemonium* of the pontificators** on podiums*** giving us antidotes that only make the lies and deception seem more … Continue reading

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ADAPTABILITY IS THE DEFINITION OF INTELLIGENCE

Adaptability is the Definition of Intelligence If we are not adaptable, then we are fixated. Whatever appears in a fixated mind is a threat. Whatever appears in an open mind is wisdom. Ultimately, an open mind is pure consciousness, empty … Continue reading

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MEDITATION: ORDER OUT OF CHAOS

Meditation: Order Out Of Chaos Mental chaos occurs when pure consciousness (our true reality) becomes obscured by our fixations. That loss of pure, spontaneous clarity creates chaos, confusion and suffering. We become divided when we miss the oscillation between pure … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALLY EMPTY?

Spiritually Empty? Well, you can’t get better than that! Em Ah Ho! (how wonderful) …what were you expecting?! 😀

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IF TRANSMIGRATION IS A REALITY

If Transmigration Is A Reality If transmigration is a reality, then everything we say, do and think will have an effect on our future. Whatever we say, do and think now writes that future plan. If transmigration is no ta reality, then … Continue reading

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