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TAKING CARE OF OUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Taking Care Of Our Emotional Health We often succumb to feeling down or flat – sometimes for no reason – and that goes for when we feel happy for no reason too. It’s karmic. Karma is our stored propensity from … Continue reading

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RECOVERING EGOHOLIC

Recovering Egoholic 😀 Hi. I’m Tony and I’m a recovering egoholic. I’ve felt crap all my life, and been very angry. The only help available was pretence, fuelled by fear of not conforming. Copying other spiritual inmates made me feel … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE TEST A TEACHER?

How Do We Test A Teacher? We are told to take a close look at the teacher before we commit ourselves,but how do we know if a teacher is suitable for our needs? Tricky. Just because someone is called a … Continue reading

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WE EACH PROGRESS IN OUR OWN WAY

We Each Progress In Our Own Way We each progress in our own way. All we need is tenacity. Tenacity comes from understanding, experience and a realisation that there is but one truth, and that is consciousness itself. It does … Continue reading

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BEING WATCHED? WATCH BACK!

Being Watched? Watch Back! Negative events are promoted and meant to be seen so that ‘watchers’ can monitor how we react and how far we can be pushed. Propaganda (misleading information that promotes an idea) can turn ordinary people into … Continue reading

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NOTHING IS PERMANENT

Nothing Is Permanent This has been said many times before, but it’s worthwhile reflecting on it so that we remember what reality is really is. If things were permanent, then they could not change – and obviously, things do change. … Continue reading

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WISDOM AND POWER

Wisdom And Power Wisdom is silent awareness. Power is talkative awareness. Wisdom is ultimate power. For power to become ultimate power, it must surrender power. The Buddha had to make this choice; any Buddha has to make this choice. Mara … Continue reading

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THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PROBLEMS TO WORRY ABOUT

There Will Always Be Problems To Worry About As long as we believe that we need to solve these problems, there will be problems to worry about. As all things must pass, so why worry? It’s like watching the tide … Continue reading

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GETTING OVER-EXCITED ABOUT THIS WORLD

Getting Over-Excited About This World Humans can always be stirred up about something and, in relative terms, this is understandable. Having identified one problem, another will come along and we compound it. Throw a pebble in the water and watch … Continue reading

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BEING ORGANISED

Being Organised Being designed. The trick of creating chaos and then seizing power under the pretence of putting things back in order is a tried and true method of deception and manipulation. It’s the meaning behind the Latin motto: ORDO AB CHAO meaning ORDER OUT OF … Continue reading

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I’M SELFISH

I’m Selfish I thought I had problems. I now realise that I am blessed. I’m sorry for having taken everything for granted. Redemption: clearing one’s debt. Feeling fulfilled, blessed, fully satisfied, relieved. I cannot believe in a God, but believers … Continue reading

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TEACHER KARMA, KARMA TEACHER

Teacher Karma, Karma Teacher Through karma, we find a teacher. Through a teacher, we realise that karma is our teacher. Karma is reactions. As reactions diminish, karma diminishes. That is the path to enlightenment. Our reactions diminish due to us … Continue reading

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KNOWING FACT FROM FICTION

Knowing Fact From Fiction Tricky. So-called facts are about the relative, physical world. Relative refers to whatever we (absolute consciousness) relate to. The physical universe is transient and impermanent and thus, it has no absolute reality as things come and … Continue reading

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‘JOBSWORTHS’ = GROUPTHINK

‘Jobsworths’ = Groupthink = limitations = fear = lack of empathy Jobsworth: Anyone who upholds petty rules, even at the expense of humanity or common sense. This comes from the saying, “It’s more than my job’s worth to break the rules” – which is to … Continue reading

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THE LORD OF COMPASSION, CHENREZI, IS SO MUCH MORE

The Lord Of Compassion, Chenrezi, Is So Much More Compassion: feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others; from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati ‘suffer with’ (thereby having empathy) From a Buddhist perspective, compassion is practical. The mantra of Chenrezi (also known as Avalokitesvara) is OM MANI PEME HUM. … Continue reading

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DON’T BELIEVE A WORD

Don’t Believe A Word Words are not experience. No experience, no realisation. Although we may agree with words, they are not personal experience. Realisation is experience beyond the words.

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WE MAY BE TOLD WHAT TO DO

We May Be Told What To Do We may be told what to do and how to think, but we shouldn’t forget our common sense of kindness.

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LOBBING THE BRICK

Lobbing The Brick There is a story/joke: a man visits an asylum, and is shown around by a nurse. He meets one of the inmates who’s gardening, and chats with him. The gardener was eloquent, calm and polite, and knew … Continue reading

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SEEKING THE TRUTH

Seeking The Truth In seeking the truth, we realise that truth is consciousness itself for, without consciousness, nothing would be known. That is our reality because that is our constant; everything else is impermanent and, as such, has no inherent … Continue reading

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EARTH: DREAM? NIGHTMARE? ENLIGHTENED POTENTIAL?

Earth: Dream? Nightmare? Enlightened Potential? We are born into a world of dreams that create nightmares. The realisation of these nightmares becomes the potential for enlightenment. Simply put; we desire, we fear, we suffer, we look for the cause of … Continue reading

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HOW TO HEAL THE WORLD OF EVIL

How To Heal The World Of Evil Don’t be part of the spin, the exaggerations, and the deceptions. We may think that we are just listening to the news. First, news comes from chosen ‘experts’ and then politicians put their … Continue reading

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RESTLESS AND RESTFUL

Restless and Restful Feeling something is missing in life, we become restless. In meditation, we come to rest, and miss nothing.

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NATURE HAS NO EVIL INTENT

Nature Has No Evil Intent Nature has no evil intent. Evil employs nature.

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OXYGEN + CONSCIOUSNESS

Oxygen + Consciousness Oxygen + Consciousness = Good Health = Awareness = Realisation Try it. See how it works. Look into it. The Wim Hof method. You’ll meditate better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tybOi4hjZFQ

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THE SILENT ME

The Silent Me The silent me and the talkative me. We may be confused about consciousness as we cannot give up the idea of a me, and think, “I have consciousness.” This is understandable in the materialistic existence of things … Continue reading

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INTELLECTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND REALISATION

Intellectual Understanding and Realisation Intellectual understanding says much. Realisation says nothing. Consciousness has nothing to say; it is merely aware. Through desire or aversion, however, consciousness adopts thoughts and clings to these, obscuring raw experience. It is when consciousness silently … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS A FEELING OF RELIEF

Happiness Is A Feeling Of Relief When we feel alleviated – lightened – the burden has gone. That’s a good step to becoming en-lightened. Isn’t that moment, free of worry, wonderful? What else can happiness be? We may become old … Continue reading

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CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Crimes Against Humanity Large-scale events, whether natural or otherwise, create a cause and effect which seems to downgrade, limit and restructure society. We can see this happening now, and our recent history amplifies this. The powerful want more power and … Continue reading

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OUR ECHO CHAMBER

Our Echo Chamber Our mind is an echo chamber that creates its own environment. Echo chamber: an environment in which a person encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, so that their existing views are reinforced and … Continue reading

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OUR ULTIMATE POTENTIAL

Our Ultimate Potential Our ultimate potential is acknowledged through our human manifestation. Our ultimate reality is perfect consciousness. Our human manifestation is biased consciousness. Our human manifestation is our karmic teacher that reminds us when we stray from perfect consciousness. … Continue reading

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WITHOUT MUD, THERE IS NO LOTUS

Without Mud, There Is No Lotus Without acknowledging dissatisfaction, there can be no enlightenment. We are here precisely to get over our self, to transcend this echo chamber. Repeating thoughts are not our reality; that is just the mud talking. … Continue reading

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I NEVER CHOSE TO BE OBSESSIVE

I Never Chose To Be Obsessive I never chose to be obsessive: I just mimicked others. The magicians conjure up deceptions for us to obsess over. Observing this, we are no longer their audience.

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THE POINT OF THE POINTING OUT INSTRUCTION

The Point Of The Pointing Out Instruction The point of the pointing out instruction on the nature of mind is for us to realise what we already know and have always known; that we are just original consciousness. There is … Continue reading

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CAN TEACHERS HELP?

Can Teachers Help? Only the passing on of transcendent knowledge can help us. Teachers are conduits of this knowledge for us to realise. There are many teachers, but one transcendent knowledge. We are that non-dual, inexpressible knowledge that manifests as … Continue reading

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WALKING IN DARKNESS

Walking In Darkness There are Dzogchen teachings everywhere; it all depends on how we see. In the New Testament, Corinthians 13 was written around 1,720 years ago, and is as true today as it was then – and even further … Continue reading

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FIRST, WE DO NO HARM TO OUR SELF

First, We Do No Harm To Our Self Doing no harm is protection. Being fully aware of one’s reactions to others is being free in the moment of seeing. No harm is done. There is no retaliation. No karma is … Continue reading

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KARMA IS COGNITIVE BIAS

Karma Is Cognitive Bias We project according to our karmic filter, our perception bias, our cognitive bias. A hundred people will sit in a teaching, and won’t all hear it the same way. From this perception, we create our own … Continue reading

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LESSER SPIRITS (DEMONS) LIE IN AMBUSH

Lesser Spirits (Demons) Lie In Ambush Demonic activity in the world comes in many shapes, levels and intensities … and teachings. From the point of view of consciousness, ‘Mara’ – or demonic activity – has nothing to do with external … Continue reading

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NEVER DOUBT THE PRESENCE OF PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

Never Doubt The Presence of Pure Consciousness We have never been separated from pure consciousness; we have just been looking the other way. Looking the other way and finding no satisfaction, we doubt. Due to doubt, we cling even more … Continue reading

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WORDS ARE NOT DIRECT EXPERIENCE

Words Are Not Direct Experience To be mesmerised by words is to miss direct experience beyond words. Words are open to interpretation and commentary. Direct experience is unmistakable pure consciousness itself, expressionless as there is nothing to express. Then why … Continue reading

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WHAT STARTS AN ARGUMENT?

What Starts An Argument? What starts an argument? Karma. What ends an argument? Recognising the effect of karma. ‘Karma’ is a Sanskrit word for our load of acquired ideas that affects our behaviour. In modern terms, it’s our programme ‘guide’, … Continue reading

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WHEN DID MY IGNORANCE START?

When Did My Ignorance Start? The universe is infinite. Sentient beings are infinite, each having an enlightened essence that goes unnoticed. We are infinite consciousness. To ask, “When did my ignorance start?” is an impossible question to answer, as it … Continue reading

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THE PRACTICE OF MEDITATION = CLARITY AND CALM

The Practice Of Meditation = Clarity And Calm Meditation brings about a simpler way of life that is satisfying; we do not succumb to the collective hopes and fears. Through clarity and calmness we see what is happening – and … Continue reading

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WE LIVE IN CONTRADICTIONS

We Live In Contradictions Contradictions: ideas that oppose one another. We live in two realities at the same time. That is the contradiction, as they are one and the same thing. The two realities are ultimate and relative. The mirror … Continue reading

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OUR MANUAL FOR LIFE IS OUR KARMA

Our Manual For Life Is Our Karma Karma is the book of memories in our mind that is the result of causes. It affects our behaviour and so, our life. Everything that happens in our thoughts and actions is due … Continue reading

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DARKNESS SUDDENLY LIFTS

Darkness Suddenly Lifts There are times (many times :D) when we feel heavy, out of sorts and down – and then, suddenly, that feeling changes and we feel happy and lighter for no reason. It’s a karmic moment from our … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE VALUE MOST?

What Do We Value Most? Turning the mind to reality. If we choose money, power, football, family, friends, freedom, God, religion, science, nature … the question then arises, “What is it that values these things?” Most will simply say, “I do”, … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS IS INCOMPLETE INFORMATION

Fake News Is Incomplete Information Fake: an imitation of the real thing. Fake news is selective information. All media selects their information for us to repeat. News is incomplete truth; it’s a version of the truth. Truth is what sees, … Continue reading

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WE NEED OXYGEN IN THE BLOOD

We Need Oxygen In The Blood If you are feeling more tired than you should, look into the issue of the amount of oxygen in the blood. Get an Oximeter, and find out how and why to use it. There … Continue reading

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CRUELTY WANTS TO BE SEEN

Cruelty Wants To Be Seen Seeing cruelty and violence – even if it’s virtual – has a detrimental effect on our minds, causing reactions. For that, our immune system suffers. Why do you think there is so much killing in … Continue reading

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