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SEEING THE TEACHER AS THE BUDDHA

Seeing The Teacher As The Buddha … …is a cultural hot potato! It depends our aptitude: Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga or Jnana yoga? Bhakti yoga is the path of devotion – adore the guru. Karma yoga is the path of … Continue reading

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RENUNCIATION

Renunciation Renunciation: the formal rejection of something, typically a belief, claim, or course of action. There comes a time when we know that we know. We know we are efficient, and that makes us happy. We know how to guard ourselves … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF EMPTINESS

The Power Of Emptiness It is in the power of the realisation of emptiness that the dualistic patterns of consciousness cease to be able to function. Without the realisation of emptiness, consciousness will continue to express itself, but in a … Continue reading

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I MET THE DEVIL LAST NIGHT

I Met The Devil Last Night … and the devil’s name was bureaucracy. Bureaucracy creates the word. The word becomes interpreted. Interpretation creates chaos. The devil laughs at this chaos, as we become part of his order. Order out of … Continue reading

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LED TO BELIEVE

Led To Believe Led to believe … and we believe How’s that for a magic trick? How’s that for neurolinguistic programming?! Demonic activity: “And for my next trick, you will believe that your beliefs are your own ideas”. Belief: an acceptance that something exists or is true, without proof.

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‘I’ AND EGO

‘I’ and Ego These are not separate entities. The word ‘I’ comes from the Greek ‘ego’. Ego is a self-identification to which consciousness clings. A lie must have an element of truth in it to be believed. We are led to … Continue reading

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TOGAL IS AS NATURAL AS WE CAN BE

Togal Is As Natural As We Can Be What is Togal? First, we are introduced to the essence of mind, which is emptiness. Then, we are introduced to cutting through thoughts arising in emptiness. Finally, the qualities of the view … Continue reading

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IF PHENOMENA WERE REAL

If Phenomena Were Real It takes time to get one’s head around this! If all phenomena were real, then phenomena would be permanent, andnever change. Everything would be frozen. If phenomena changes, then phenomena has no permanent reality and so, … Continue reading

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TURNING CONCEPTS ON THEIR HEAD

Turning Concepts On Their Head From the ordinary, relative point of view, the enlightened attitude is extraordinary. From the enlightened point of view, the relative attitude is extraordinary. From the enlightened point of view enlightened view is being ordinary. From … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THIS EVIL IN OUR WORLD?

What Is This Evil In Our World? What is this evil in our world? It’s us! What is this goodness in our world? It’s us! We have two potentials: enlightenment and endarkenment. Simply put, we all have a dark side … Continue reading

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BUYING INTO THE PACKAGE

Buying Into The Package – Materially And Spiritually “The package: to accept that an idea is right and allow it to influence you.” The Buddha’s main point was not to take his word that you are pure consciousness; see for yourself! This is why … Continue reading

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THERE’S NO I?

There’s No I? That’s confusing – and little upsetting – isn’t it? Here, we have to tread the path of the middle way – not too tight and not too loose. Saying there is no I does not mean that … Continue reading

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DO WE HAVE TO BE SPECIAL TO BE SPIRITUAL?

Do We Have To Be Special To be Spiritual? The Buddha saw that everyone has Buddha nature, but we’re asleep. The word ‘Buddha’ merely means awake and pure, so from that point of view, no one is special … equally, … Continue reading

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NO ONE BECAME ENLIGHTENED BY MEDITATING

No One Became Enlightened By Meditating “No one became enlightened by meditating: they became enlightened by dropping the meditation.” Meditation is the method to come to stillness in the mind, to arrive at empty essence, to realise the non-duality that … Continue reading

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WE BECAME BEWILDERED …

We Became Bewildered … and lost track of ourselves, our true nature. We are extremely subtle, pure consciousness that became bewildered about itself and so we downgraded into gross consciousness. This is how sentient beings take on a form to … Continue reading

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EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING IS OUR TEACHER

Everyone and Everything is Our Teacher And this is how life becomes worthwhile and delightful! This not about having a worthwhile and delightful life in the physical material world. It is about being able to see and recognise that pure … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH IS NOTHING NEW

The Truth Is Nothing New The truth is as old as the infinite universe, in any dimension. What is this truth that is as old as the infinite universe, in any dimension? It is that which perceives this infinite universe, … Continue reading

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THE STRONG SERVE THE WEAK

The Strong Serve The Weak In a good world, the strong serve the weak: confident compassion. In a bad world, the weak serve the strong: insecure subservience. In a good world, the weak can realise their potential. In a bad … Continue reading

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EVIL IS SUBTLE

Evil is Subtle Evil creates and reconditions our karma. We all have the potential for enlightenment, but there is a darker part of the human condition, which we could call selfishness, or ‘evil’. Evil needs a cause in order to … Continue reading

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SECULAR, SYSTEMATIC EXAMINATION OF REALITY

Secular, Systematic Examination Of Reality We don’t have to be religious or spiritual to experience our primary nature of consciousness. Secular examination is based on our human faculties of logic, empathy, reason and moral intuition, none of which are derived from supernatural revelations. We see, … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF VALUING OUR TRUE REALITY

The Importance Of Valuing Our True Reality … … rather than wandering off into vacant distractions When we can acknowledge that the way in which we live and love is unsatisfactory, then we are on the path to enlightenment: the … Continue reading

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“THAT’S TOO DEEP FOR ME!”

“That’s Too Deep For Me” People are fooled into believing that they cannot see “That’s too deep for me!”This is a phrase I often hear when the subject of consciousness is brought up in conversations. I explain that consciousness is … Continue reading

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WHY I STOPPED WORRYING ABOUT TOGAL

Why I Stopped Worrying About Togal I gave up on Togal – the great mystery of gazes and visions – to just concentrate on seeing clearly … it’s far simpler! Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t! … Continue reading

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THE DUALISTS

The Dualists We sentient humans live and believe in a state of duality. Duality means two. Everything is related to me. In spiritual terms, consciousness is always relating to something. Me and other. This is so ‘normal’ for humans that … Continue reading

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DOUBT

Doubt A feeling of uncertainty. Doubt everything. Gain confidence in the doubt. Until the moment of enlightenment, we will have doubt. 😀 It is in the awareness of the doubt that we can trust. We cannot doubt awareness. . .

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WHY DON’T WE WAKE UP?

Why Don’t We Wake Up? “I am awake!” We only think we are awake. We are as awake as in a dream. Being awake is being awake to reality, rather than a seeming reality. All perception takes place in the brain among … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE GO-BETWEEN

Consciousness is the Go-Between … the messenger Consciousness goes between that which is perceived and the realisation of pure, inner essence. If the messenger gets distracted by outer phenomena, it loses contact with the pure, inner, absolute sovereign and becomes … Continue reading

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HUMANITY’S MENTAL HEALTH

Humanity’s Mental Health A war on humanity Good mental health is the number one priority for humanity: with this we can cope with anything. But when we look around, we see that our minds are constantly being bombarded to create … Continue reading

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OUR MENTAL HEALTH

Our Mental Heath Life is all about good mental health. With a healthy, peaceful mind, we can cope with anything. How do we get started on our quest? First, we need a question. When we’re young, we are attacked by … Continue reading

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TREKCHO

Trekcho Can we liberate our thoughts? Can we stop being controlled by thoughts? Can we stop our habitual tendencies? Can we stop being ‘us’? Yes. But it’s not so easy to stay liberated 🙂 This is because we identify with the … Continue reading

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LIVING NATURALLY IS A THREAT…

Living Naturally Is A Threat … … to a busy life. We have totally lost the plot when we are fed on strife and stress, and arrive, exhausted, at death. Modern life destroys a sense of season. Live with the … Continue reading

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“I FORGOT”

“I Forgot” Knowing that we forgot, we remember. No need to feel bad. No need for low self esteem. We are free in the moment that we see we are not free. In a single moment, we fall into dreaming. … Continue reading

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COMMUNION

Communion Communion is that which we have in common. Communion is in silence, not in expression. And silence is pure consciousness, empty of self. Empty of self and other, there is no me, and no God. This what the mystics … Continue reading

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THE REALITY and THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

The Reality and The Merry-Go-Round We desire to be enlightened, and/or we are averse to suffering. These two emotions – desire and aversion – derive from ignorance; ignorance of our true reality, which is pure consciousness, pure being. These emotions … Continue reading

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TRIVIA IN OUR MIND

Trivia in Our Mind Engaging in trivia fills our mind with trivia. This imprisons us with irrelevancies, and so our minds become a product of our environment. While we are so engaged, machinations are at work to imprison us further. … Continue reading

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YOUR MIND IS NOT YOUR CHOICE

The Content of Your Mind Is Not Your Choice A student asks about going through mental anguish, and Sadhguru explains that“the content of your mind is not your choice.” Our mind is the product of our environment, and goes everywhere … Continue reading

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DOES ENLIGHTENMENT HAPPEN GRADUALLY, OR WITH A BIG BANG?

Does Enlightenment Happen Gradually, Or With A Big Bang? Sadhguru “When the season is right the flowers will bloom, and mangoes will come!” “If you do the right things, the right things will happen to you.” “Enlightenment does not suddenly … Continue reading

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THE CONSEQUENCE OF HAVING NO GOAL TO REACH

The Consequence Of Having No Goal To Reach This puts us at odds with 6,020,000,000 billion peoplewho believe that there isa goal; who were told about a heaven and believe in that. If others believe something we do not, then … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO GOAL TO REACH

There Is No Goal To Reach There is no goal to reach There is merely an uncovering, through discovering and realising that, in practicality, there is nowhere else to go. The goal is nowhere but here, now. It is the … Continue reading

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MAKE DO AND MEND = DHARMA

Make Do And Mend = Dharma We accept (make do) whatever karma brings our way. We heal (mend) that karma by not clinging to it. This view is the enlightened attitude, and the very happiness we seek. Make do and … Continue reading

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BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Beyond Boundaries Taking time out of our programme. Programme = before written = karma Who wrote and consented to the programme? We did. When we look at our life, we find that it has a pattern to it, and so … Continue reading

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IN PURE CONSCIOUSNESS, THERE IS NO MYSTERY

In Pure Consciousness, There is No Mystery In pure consciousness, there is no mystery: It is as clear as … just seeing! Spirituality is the psychology of mind-essence. In pure consciousness, we are all connected to every spiritual tradition that … Continue reading

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STOP LOOKING, AND SEE

Stop Looking, And See Looking, but not seeing If we keep looking for a exotic teaching, we never see that we are it that we seek. That seeing is pure consciousness. Whatever is seen is the distraction. Exotic terminology is … Continue reading

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THE PROMISED LAND

The Promised Land The ‘promised land’ has always been our highest state of consciousness, which is pure, empty, uncontaminated awareness. Until we truly realise and value this pure consciousness, nothing will ever make sense. When we look at the teachings … Continue reading

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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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