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WE REINCARNATE AT EVERY MOMENT

We Reincarnate At Every Moment As sentient beings, we become addicted to a programme that we have created and which we relive again and again, unconscious of our true potential. It is the practice of awakening to consciousness that leads … Continue reading

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TWO PARALLEL REALITIES

Two Parallel Realities We live in two, multi-levelled parallel realities at the same time: one where consciousness relates to everything, creating dualities and complexities, and the other where non-dual consciousness is purely aware. The shadow and the light. By recognising … Continue reading

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THE GAP BETWEEN THOUGHTS

The Gap Between Thoughts This is where we will find and realise emptiness – pure consciousness, the natural state of rest free of mental turbulence or dullness. We normally oscillate between thoughts and this gap of emptiness, but miss this … Continue reading

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“I AM NOTHING WITHOUT MY OPINIONS”

“I Am Nothing Without My Opinions” It is our opinions and concepts that create the fixations with which we identify as a self. Because of these ideas to which we cling, we limit our true potential. “But, I need to … Continue reading

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IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR… :D

If You Don’t Find What You’re Looking For … 😀 … just make a suggestion in the comments section and we can see what manifests. Or go privately to buddhainthemud@hotmail.com Of course, you know the answer will be, “You are … Continue reading

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NOTHING ELSE

Nothing Else When we hear about enlightenment/pure consciousness, we are being enlightened about our true nature. We are being made aware of the potential of our true nature. The next stage is to practise without distraction to become aware of … Continue reading

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LIFE OF A THOUSAND TRAUMATIC CUTS

Life Of A Thousand Traumatic Cuts Trauma is normally thought of as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that leaves a long term effect on our mind. We may think that this is a rare occurrence of those in extreme circumstances but, when we look … Continue reading

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WE REALLY DO NEED TO TRAIN OUR MIND…FIRST!

We Really Do Need To Train Our Mind … First! If we don’t train our mind to be still and silent, it will lack the clarity needed to recognise and realise the truth of the teachings. With training, we experience … Continue reading

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SYNOPSIS FOR BOOK

Synopsis for Book Thanks to Marcel who collated some articles a year ago with the idea of producing a book, we have recently completed this process (it’s taken a year with updates and adjustments), and the project is now being … Continue reading

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IF THE TRUTH IS THAT WE ARE ONE WITH GOD

If The Truth Is That We Are One With God If the truth is that we are one with God, then we have never been separated from God. It is belief that separates us. To believe is to deny oneness. … Continue reading

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TIME TO SEE DIFFERENTLY

Time To See Differently It’s not that pure consciousness is extremely subtle; it is that conventional consciousness is so thick with concepts. We make up, adopt, cling to and build on an illusion that creates confusion and therefore, everything seems to … Continue reading

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THE UNITY OF EMPTINESS AND CONSCIOUSNESS

The Unity of Emptiness and Consciousness Emptiness________________________ Consciousness /\ If we get too involved in consciousness and forget emptiness (uncontaminated essence), then everything will seem solid and real, and our minds will become heavy. If, on the other hand, we … Continue reading

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SOCIAL ENGINEERING

Social Engineering It is for this reason that we need to be aware Social engineering: centralised planning in an attempt to manage social change and regulate the future development and behaviour of a society. Also the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.  Writing … Continue reading

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CATCHING DEMONS THAT DON’T EXIST

Catching Demons That Don’t Exist Demons are consciousness clinging to ideas that create ‘myself’; this is demonic because these ideas rob us of knowing our true reality of pure consciousness. Demons distract consciousness away from itself. That’s what demons do … Continue reading

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RELEASE FROM THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS

Release From The Collective Consciousness We can’t think ourselves outside the box because it is thinking that keeps us inside the box 😉 Outside the box, there is merely pure observation of pure consciousness. That is our reality, rather than thoughts … Continue reading

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IS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE CONFUSING?

Is Spiritual Practice Confusing? The point of spiritual practice is to come to rest in the primordial purity of the spontaneous presence of consciousness. In other words, just to be what we truly are. We can all do that, if … Continue reading

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THE MORE WE BECOME INVOLVED

The More We Become Involved The more we become involved in a material world, the more we become involved in the mental world, and the more we will become captivated. The more we talk about what we’ve done or think, … Continue reading

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WE CAN’T JUST ‘GET IT’

We Can’t Just ‘Get it’ We can’t just ‘get it’: we have to keep on ‘getting it’. It is through genuine experience that we understand and realise our true nature, and that of every one and every thing. To keep … Continue reading

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FEELING SUPERIOR OR INFERIOR

Feeling Superior Or Inferior There are those whom we think are superior; we will one day realise what they realise. There are those whom we think are inferior; they will one day realise what we realise. It is only a … Continue reading

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THE SIMPLE WAY TO DEAL WITH CONFUSION

The Simple Way To Deal With Confusion We deal with confusion by simply being aware of that which is aware of the confusion. That which is aware is pure consciousness, and this has never been confused. “But I’m still confused!” … Continue reading

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MISDIRECTING CONSCIOUSNESS

Misdirecting Consciousness Now we see, now we don’t. Now we see … consciousness simply sees, never changing and never commenting. Now we don’t … because consciousness became involvedwith whatever is seen, it lost sight of itself and took on a … Continue reading

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BELIEF: THE SATANIC PLOT

Belief: The Satanic Plot Being told to believe turns us aside from truth. How is that satanic? The answer is that belief obscures knowing and promotes a false view. Satan: Hebrew śāṭān, literally ‘adversary’, from śāṭan ‘plot against’. Satan, also known as the Devil, is an entity in the Abrahamic … Continue reading

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LIVING IN A WORLD OF OPPOSITES

Living In a world Of Opposites Hell and Heaven. Samsara and Nirvana. Duality and non-duality. Awareness and whatever awareness is aware of. These are all the same thing within the realisation of mature awareness. The more we notice reflections in … Continue reading

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WALKING WITH ANGELS

Walking With Angels Walking with demons is easier than walking with angels. It’s much less challenging to recognise demonic qualities in others than to see their good qualities. We have to go beyond our ordinary samsaric mind in order to … Continue reading

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WALKING WITH DEMONS

Walking With Demons We all walk around with demons inside our minds in the form of negative emotions or criticisms. These demons may originate from trauma in early years which exaggerate our existing likes and dislikes. At first meeting, people … Continue reading

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THE REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH

The Really Uncomfortable Truth Pure consciousness in Dzogchen is called the The Great Perfection. Our essence is the Great Perfection; we are the Great Perfection. To want to look at this subject, we have to have had some blessings from … Continue reading

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THE SECOND COMING OF THE MESSIAH

The Second Coming of the Messiah Interpretation of words is not the same as interpretation of realisation. Words have many levels of meaning, which is why we may all see things differently. We can take teachings as being literal (religious) … Continue reading

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REPTILIAN CONSCIOUSNESS IS BUDDHA CONSCIOUSNESS

Reptilian Consciousness Is Buddha Consciousness The primitive brain – also called Reptilian brain – controls the fight, flight and freeze reactions of all creatures. Beings instinctively know what to do in a situation in order to survive but, of course, … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS AND THE ‘ILLUMINATTI’

Happiness And The ‘Illuminati’ The more materialistic and conceptual we become, the less happy we are because of our reliance on conditions; we cannot stop ourselves wanting more, which leads to unhappiness, a lack of wisdom and a loss of … Continue reading

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WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS CONSCIOUS OF?

What Is Consciousness Conscious Of? This question deals with and illustrates the type of restricted world in which we find ourselves. Most of the time, we are aware of our environment and what we are doing in it – but … Continue reading

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DIFFICULT STUDENTS

Difficult Students Some cannot follow blindly as they need to know why. Difficult students should make teachers better teachers. Authentic spiritual teachings are not to be merely repeated and accepted: these teachings are practical methods to investigate the nature of reality … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION IS BLESSING

Inspiration Is Blessing Inspiration is blessing, but be aware. Inspiration usually comes from someone we have seen or heard about, or something we have seen, read or heard. It connects to a certain quality within, so the blessing is re-cog-nised. … Continue reading

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HOW DO I FIND TRUTH?

How Do I Find Truth? Truth cannot be read about or discussed: it can only be experienced through the recognition in the stillness of mind which reveals the clarity of pure being, pure consciousness. It is we who decide that … Continue reading

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‘I’ HAS AN EXPIRY DATE

‘I’ Has An Expiry Date Every thing has an expiry date. Our ‘I’ will cease to broadcast gossip when consciousness wakes up and realises that it already knows. “You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not troubled. … Continue reading

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FULLY BEING

Fully Being Fully being means nothing obscuring our experience. No ideas, no concepts, no fixations, no obsessions, no habitual judgements. No shadows. The true nature of our mind is totally clear of any neuroses concerning self and the world around us. … Continue reading

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ORDINARY ENLIGHTENMENT FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE

Ordinary Enlightenment For Ordinary People Ordinary enlightenment for ordinary people requires ordinary mind, ordinary consciousness and ordinary dissatisfaction to see the truth that we are the truth we seek. If, on the other hand, we want super-duper extraordinary enlightenment which … Continue reading

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SEEING THAT WE SEE: THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

Seeing That We See: That’s What It’s All About Being conscious of being conscious. We are here in a human form to realise our true nature of ethereal reality. The pure conscious nucleus of intelligence. To accomplish this, we need … Continue reading

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MEDITATION MEANS ‘TO MEASURE’

Meditation Means ‘To Measure’ To consider carefully and restrain. Meditation is a boot-camp for the mind: once trained, the mind is free from contaminates, and measures out enlightened, compassionate activity. Once the mind is under control, we drop considering and restraining in … Continue reading

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THE MOMENT BEFORE THE MOMENT NOW IS NOW!

The Moment Before The Moment Now Is Now! The moment before the moment now is now. By the time now is perceived, now has already passed. Why is this important? Non-duality doesn’t lose itself in duality, and being remains in … Continue reading

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OUR PROPENSITIES AND TENDENCIES

Our Propensities and Tendencies We each have intuition and a conscience. All creatures have this ability, this knowingness that is more than merely awareness. This inner knowledge comes from deep within our essence, our essential nature of pure consciousness. It … Continue reading

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IF THERE IS NO REINCARNATION

If There Is No Reincarnation If there is no reincarnation, then there can be no enlightenment. If there is no enlightenment, then there is no point to unconditional love. If there is no unconditional love, then our short life is … Continue reading

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COURAGEOUS INTELLIGENCE

Courageous Intelligence The more we recognise the reality of consciousness, the more we are aware of whatever covers this up. The more we expose this covering, the more the recognition that the covering is an illusion. The more we recognise … Continue reading

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Hmm…REINCARNATION?

Hmm … Reincarnation? In studying the Dharma, one continually reviews what is meant and how it works. Investigative spirituality is a sustained refinement, which means that whatever was satisfying and comforting becomes no longer so, but is replaced by something … Continue reading

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KICKING THE CRAP OUT OF ONESELF!

Kicking The Crap Out Of Oneself! Crap is the stuff we no longer need – useless, unwanted nonsense. This manure is the source of happiness. It’s the Great Relief! 😀

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COCOONED IN SPIRITUALITY

Cocooned In Spirituality We come to the subject of spirituality when all else has failed us. Authentic spirituality is not escapism in to a fantasy world: it is a genuine wish to know the ultimate truth. The truth of our … Continue reading

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THE UNATTAINABLE

The Unattainable In looking for the truth, the truth will remain unattainable. We may seek the truth – the ultimate nature of our reality – believing that we do not already know this truth. It is precisely because of this … Continue reading

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BEYOND HUMAN

Beyond Human Even though we may appear to be human and identify with being human, we are not human in essence. We are, first and foremost, pure consciousness embodied in a certain form, under certain conditions, at a certain time. … Continue reading

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MEDITATING WITH EYES OPEN

Meditating With Eyes Open As we were saying yesterday, the senses are non-conceptual: in the milli-moment when we see, smell, taste, hear and touch, there is just perception – pure perception, pure awareness, pure consciousness. That is what we are! I … Continue reading

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WE MEDITATE WHEN WE FORGET

We Meditate When We Forget Meditation is for when we forget that we are pure consciousness: pure consciousness doesn’t need to meditate. Meditation is the method to recognise and realise the silent openness of pure consciousness. Once this is experienced, … Continue reading

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EVERYONE’S ADDICTED

Everyone’s Addicted Everyone is addicted to a self, a ‘me’ and ‘mine’. This is the only reason we are not enlightened; the ideas about a self get in the way. Until we truly realise this, we will continue to believe … Continue reading

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