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OUR TEMPLE OF WORSHIP IS OUR MIND

Our Temple Of Worship Is Our Mind Worship: acknowledgement of worth. The mind is where we contemplate and meditate, creating the template for our life. Our temple is a place to moderate our temper. If we make too much noise, … Continue reading

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MEDITATION WORKS

Meditation Works Sacred moments. The mind is a sacred space, and should be treated with respect so that clarity is revealed, and we see and think clearly. It’s that important. Meditation works because, in silence, the mind’s inner temple is … Continue reading

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TRUTH IS BEFORE AND BEYOND WORDS

Truth Is Before And Beyond Words Repetition of words rather than direct experience relies on second hand information, and trivialises meaning. Direct experience has no words. When we let go of all concepts, we see clearly. Freedom begins when presumptions … Continue reading

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WHEN THE TRUTH ISN’T RECOGNISED

When The Truth Isn’t Recognised The truth of our being may not register with everyone. Years ago, my wife and I attended a lecture by the Dalai Lama, and we both fell asleep. It wasn’t that we weren’t interested; it … Continue reading

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BEING SOMETHING WE’RE NOT

Being Something We’re Not Wanting to be something that we’re not means we don’t have to look at ourselves. We can change our bodies or change our minds, but the spirit of consciousness remains the same. It’s vital to understand … Continue reading

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UNCULTIVATED WAKEFULNESS

Uncultivated Wakefulness The hardest thing is dropping our fixations Through realisation of our innate nature that is the only reality, we notice that we don’t over react or panic as we once did. We stop shouting at the ‘radio’ ūüėÄ … Continue reading

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CAN SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS HAVE AN OPPOSITE EFFECT?

Can Spiritual Teachings Have An Opposite Effect? Spiritual teachers often talk about love, compassion and carefreeness, but this can manifest as an opposite effect. Reality lies in a pure heart, rather than in ideas and theories in the mind. We … Continue reading

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THE MOMENT BEFORE WE THINK THAT WE ARE AWAKE

The Moment Before We Think That We Are Awake The moment before we go into our old routine, our behaviour, is the moment of ordinary, original, pure experience of pure consciousness. That is the moment when we are awake, before … Continue reading

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COMPASSION IS COMPATIBILITY

Compassion Is Compatibility Compatibility: To be able to exist or¬†occur¬†together without problems or conflict.¬†Able to¬†have a harmonious¬†relationship;¬†well¬†suited. Consistent¬†with¬†another. From¬†medieval Latin¬†compatibilis, from¬†compati¬†‚Äėsuffer with‚Äô. In order to be compatible, we have to know how another feels, and be able to adjust to … Continue reading

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RELAXING IN A TROUBLED WORLD

Relaxing In A Troubled Mind Relaxing a troubled mind in a troubled world. Sitting quietly watching the breath, consciousness doesn’t follow thoughts or impulses to do things; the feeling to be active will be there but just let that go. … Continue reading

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“HEALTH AND SAFETY”

‚ÄúHealth And Safety‚ÄĚ The slogan ‘health and safety’ saw the beginning of project fear, with people losing their ability to use common sense. An assessment of danger had to written up for practically everything we did. We were bombarded with … Continue reading

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JOURNEY INTO SELF

Journey Into Self The journey to nowhere. Our self is an illusion, a wannabe ‚Äď an imitator! Our feeling of self is a projection of acquired ideas with which we identify, and that creates and maintains our behaviour. All the … Continue reading

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WE HAVE BOUGHT INTO A MODEL OF LIFE

We Have Bought Into A Model Of Life To be accepted in this world, we tick the ‘right’ boxes to fit in. We learn to think inside the box, and consider ourselves decent people. If we do not buy into … Continue reading

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WORDS ARE SYMBOLIC

Words Are Symbolic Words are symbols that convey an idea, but before the idea is experience. When we realise what is having the experience, we will understand what the Buddha meant by, ‚ÄúDon’t take my word for it ‚Ķ ‚ÄĚ.

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WE JUST MAKE NOISE

We Just Make Noise Animals make noise to communicate – ‚ÄúI exist!‚ÄĚ.Humans communicate to make noise – ‚ÄúI exist!‚ÄĚ.This reaffirms the idea that the I exists. Meaningful communication has many levels, indicating the layers of confusion that obscure enlightenment. If … Continue reading

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IF WE THINK WE ARE AWAKE, WE’RE NOT

If We Think We Are Awake, We’re Not Here’s why. Being awake involves the spontaneous present moment of pure consciousness. It is timeless, as there is nothing else going on in that moment. It is observation without observer to comment. … Continue reading

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GENIUS: ATTENDING SPIRIT, PRESENT FROM BIRTH

Genius: Attending Spirit, Present From Birth Pure spirit, pure consciousness is what life is all about. Acknowledge this attending¬†spirit,¬†present¬†from¬†birth, with innate¬†abilities,¬†inclinations, exceptional¬†intellect, creative power and other natural abilities. Genius:¬†exceptional¬†intellectual or creative power or other natural abilities. From¬†Latin:¬†attendant¬†spirit¬†present¬†from¬†one’s¬†birth, with¬†innate¬†ability or¬†inclination.

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POWER WITHOUT CLARITY

Power Without Clarity Power without clarity;clarity without emptiness;emptiness without wisdom;wisdom without kindness. All this is futile¬†(from¬†Latin:¬†futilis – ‘leaky’). Wisdom-kindness is the real power(from Latin:¬†posse¬†-‚Äėbe able‚Äô). Wanting power in the material world is a gross level of existence,and way, way, way … Continue reading

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CONFIDENCE WITHOUT CLARITY

Confidence Without Clarity Confidence without clarity is a false confidence that leads this world into the dark state of ignorance. Clarity is the insight of pure consciousness that reveals the light of compassionate wisdom. Confidence without clarity is merely a … Continue reading

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EXTREMISTS CREATE EXTREMISTS

Extremists Create Extremists Extremists have the power to create a platform for excessive behaviour, and then accuse those who exhibit that behaviour of extremism. There is much in this beautiful world that is contrived to excite our dark side. Once … Continue reading

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LIFE IS A MEMORY

Life Is A Memory Life is memory, except for the present moment that goes by so quickly that we hardly catch it. This is how we live; in a dream world. Because life is a memory, we are destined to … Continue reading

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THE REAL GREAT RESET

The Real Great Reset ‘Reset’ means either to adjust, or take back to an original state. The ‘Great Reset’ is to adjust humanity’s thinking through social engineering wanting us to be created in their image. The real great reset is … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS REALISING THE PROBLEM

Happiness Is Realising The Problem When we know what the problem ‚Äď any problem – is, we can then solve it through personal investigation of the causes behind that problem, until we arrive at the ultimate realisation. The common problem … Continue reading

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WEARING OUR SELF OUT

Wearing Our Self Out Our self is like an old coat that we hold on to tightly. ‘We’ is consciousness. Through meditation, consciousness becomes tired of self (its habitual pattern of behaviour) and drops this old coat. Pure consciousness is … Continue reading

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WHAT IS … ADVANCED MEDITATION???

What Is ‚Ķ Advanced Meditation??? The word ‘meditation’ means to focus the mind, to stop it wandering so that it can come to rest in pure clarity – so that we come to rest in pure clarity. It is a … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS AWAKENING AND NON-DUAL AWAKENING

Conscious Awakening And Non-Dual Awakening In our life, there may be a growing feeling that all is not well; some work hard at making life feel right, while others find that is pointless. If everything seems right, we just continue … Continue reading

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IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT WE DO …

It Doesn’t Matter What We Do ‚Ķ When we personally realise something, it may not seem as amazing to others and so remains a mystery to them. It doesn’t matter what we do, pure being (pure consciousness) is always present … Continue reading

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EXAGGERATING OUR SPIRITUALITY

Exaggerating Our Spirituality When we exaggerate our spirituality by thinking we are doing something special, we are, in fact, exaggerating our self-image, which is the very thing that causes our suffering, and which we want to transcend. It’s our attachment … Continue reading

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THE PLANET OF FEAR AND HOPE

The Planet Of Fear and Hope We are governed by fear and hope. Can I go on holiday? Is it safe? Am I safe? Will life get back to normal? What is this new normal? What is the great reset? … Continue reading

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NEVER LOSE INNER PEACE

Never Lose Inner Peace Maintaining inner peace changes our world. Inner peace is equanimity; calmness and composure, especially¬†in¬†a difficult situation. Calm composure is our basis for sanity, and when we lose inner peace, that sanity is no longer present. While … Continue reading

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“HIDING YOUR LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL”

‚ÄúHiding Your Light Under A Bushel‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Ķ 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 ‚Äď 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”

‚ÄúIt Does Not Take Many Words To Tell The Truth.‚ÄĚ Sitting Bull (1831 ‚Äst1890) ‚ÄúThe 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 ūüėÄ 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. ūüôā Being free is being free of being occupied either by thoughts, or by mental vacancy. Picture a crowd marching along a road chanting, ‚ÄúFreedom! Freedom!‚ÄĚ 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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