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OUR MINDS NEED CHALLENGING

Our Minds Need Challenging Our minds need challenging, otherwise we function habitually in auto-pilot. At the moment, we may think we’re normal when, in fact, we are living in a repetitive reality, saying and doing the same things every day … Continue reading

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GOODNESS KNOWS WHY

Goodness Knows Why Why does goodness know? Goodness is naturalness, and there is nothing more natural than pure consciousness. It is our natural, essential being – the essence of knowingness itself. It’s where love, empathy and compassion come from, as … Continue reading

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AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY

Awakening Spirituality Why is this important? It releases us from the materialistic, worried mind. Spirituality is not a cover-up. Awakening is the clarity of consciousness, whereas religion binds us. We can be bound to anything. Spiritual awakening is freeing consciousness … Continue reading

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FAKE: AN IMITATION – AN ILLUSION OF REALITY

Fake: An Imitation – An Illusion Of Reality  An illusion distorts our perception of reality. News is not reality; it’s someone’s account.  The Buddha’s teachings are like that;an imitation for us to prove. Reality is whatever is actually taking place now. It is direct experience.

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SUDDENLY, I’M NOT ‘BUDDHIST’

Suddenly, I’m Not ‘Buddhist’ This may sound crazy …  I am devoted to and have deep appreciation for the Buddha’s teaching, in the same way I have for the Vedas, Christ’s teaching, Plato, the reality in the Ten Commandments … and any … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE WANT MORE AND MORE DHARMA?

Why Do We Want More And More Dharma? Dharma is the teaching about our own true nature of just seeing. When we just see, we are free.  We simply have to see that we see, and rest there. Resting in … Continue reading

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CLARITY AND CLEVERNESS

Clarity And Cleverness Clarity is esoteric. Cleverness is exoteric.Clarity is just seeing. Cleverness is what we do with that seeing. Esoteric: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialised knowledge or interest. Exoteric: intended for or likely to be understood by the general public. Our … Continue reading

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LIFE DOESN’T CHANGE DRAMATICALLY WHEN WE REALISE THE TRUTH

Life Doesn’t Change Dramatically When We Realise The Truth Life doesn’t change dramatically when we realise the truth.We just become honest in our confusion, and let it be.Appearances and recognition are simultaneous; thus, pure consciousness is present.It’s all we need to … Continue reading

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WHY IS THE WORD ‘DUHKHA’ (SUFFERING) SO IMPORTANT?

Why Is The Word ‘Duhkha’ (Suffering) So Important? If we become familiar with the origins of our suffering,our heart will open to suffering of others. To recognise suffering is the path to enlightenment;recognition brings an end to suffering. Even if … Continue reading

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NEVER BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF

Never Believe In Your Self Never believe in your self.Better to know your self. This self is consciousnessholding on to a mental construct. Recognise an untruth when you see it.Even if we’re told that the Buddha said it, see if … Continue reading

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WE ONLY KNOW WHAT WE EXPERIENCE

We Only Know What We Experience We start with a belief:our problem lies in holding on to that belief and ignoring experience.We need to test beliefs in order to verify them. We only know what we experience. Anything else is … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE DEMONS?

What Are Demons? A demon – Mara in Sanskrit – is a troubled mind.  Demonic attacks do not come from outside;they’re a residue in our own mind. When we stop our habitual patterning,we stop feeding the habitual patterning of others. … Continue reading

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THE THICKENING OF THE PLOT!

The Thickening Of The Plot! We constantly need to review the reality of how things seem at this moment. Below is a list of events that lead us awayfrom our reality. We may assume that ‘spirituality’ is the way out, … Continue reading

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HOPE AND FEAR IN THE MOMENT NOW

Hope And Fear In The Moment Now Hope and fear are two aspects of awareness that we need in order to do anything – in the moment now. Hope and fear help us to be aware, look and see. “I … Continue reading

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IT’S AN INSIDE JOB

It’s An Inside Job We live in stressful, confusing and modified times.Who caused this to happen? It’s an inside job. Who invaded our minds?Who allowed it to happen? It’s an inside job. If we don’t realise our true inner reality,we … Continue reading

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HISTORY: A SERIES OF GAMBITS AND SACRIFICES

History: A Series Of Gambits And Sacrifices A gambit is an opening chess move that offers up a piece as a sacrifice to gain advantage. When playing chess, we must always ask the question,“Was that move by the opponent a cockup … Continue reading

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BEING GASLIGHTED

Being Gaslighted An induced state of denial Gaslighting is the manipulation of someone by psychological means into doubting their own sanity. Propaganda is information of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view; gaslighting en masse. We lose our … Continue reading

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LOOK AT YOUR SELF

Look At Your Self Look at your self.Practice makes perfect. Our self is the adoption of ideas that manifest in our behaviour. Our spiritual practice is being aware of the ideas that affect our behaviour. What is looking? Pure consciousness, which is … Continue reading

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LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD

Living In The Real World Spiritual practitioners are often accused of not living in the real world. It depends on what we think the real world is 🙂 Is whatever’s going on a reality?Or is that which perceives whatever’s going on … Continue reading

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WHEN THE MIND BECOMES STILL

When The Mind Becomes Still When the mind becomes still and silent,everything is different. We are no longer obsessed,relating to memories and judgements.  We merely observe distractionsthat try to disturb inner peace. A clear view is maintained,by just noting reactions. … Continue reading

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DON’T RELY ON THE TEACHER

Don’t Rely On The Teacher Don’t rely on the teacher. Don’t rely on the words. Don’t rely on the meaning. Rely on personal experience and observation. If we stop at the teacher, the words, the meaning, that is all theory, … Continue reading

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IGNORANCE AND COMPASSION

Ignorance And Compassion Humans ignore their reality – and want everyone else to ignore it too. We agree to a limited view that obscures panoramic vision; seeing the complete picture. For this foolishness, we need compassion? (… hands flailing out … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE HUMAN CODE

Breaking The Human Code The code that binds us. The continuity code carries a set of ideas about our self and our sort of world from one moment to the next; it’s the mind genome. Whether we know it or … Continue reading

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SHOULD WE BE DECENT OR INDECENT?

Should We Be Decent Or Indecent? Words can be misleading. We may think the word ‘decent’ describes a kind person, while indecent means a vulgar person. Decent: conforming with generally accepted standards of respectable or moral behaviour – fitting in. Indecent: not conforming with … Continue reading

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CAN TRUTH TRAP US?

Can Truth Trap Us? Can truth trap us? Er … yes! How? We become too excited, and miss the whole point. Real truth, isn’t some thing to hold on to.

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LIFE WAS HELL: NOW IT’S WONDERFUL

Life Was Hell; Now It’s Wonderful Life was hell; now it’s wonderful! Why? Realisation of the truth. The more hell is imposed, the more obvious the confidence trick. The more freedom is taken away, the more obvious freedom is. Once … Continue reading

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MEDITATION

Meditation It’s not what you think!Confusion will dawn as wisdom. First, we have to recognise that we are confused and dissatisfied. This honest admittance creates the necessary motivation for change to occur, to find a natural solution to just being happy. There … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BUDDHIST

You Don’t Have To Be Buddhist You don’t have to be Buddhist to study the Buddha’s teaching. The Buddha wasn’t.  The teachings are about the psychology of our being: our mind, the mind essence, consciousness itself.What we are.It is the psychology of … Continue reading

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IN PRAISE OF REINCARNATION

In Praise Of Reincarnation Two views:Does such an idea do harm or is it of benefit? For most of us, reincarnation is a belief and isn’t worth considering, so we do whatever we want, with no long term feeling of … Continue reading

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ANXIETY

Anxiety Anxiety: concern that something might happen. All we need to do is be aware, cautious and prepared.In the moment now, there is no anxiety.We just see. Being without agenda (things to do) means consciousness is clear and pure; therefore, when we … Continue reading

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SEEING THAT WE DON’T SEE

Seeing That We Don’t See When we do see that we don’t see, then actual seeing is taking place.This is the entire teaching of the Buddha. Trusting in this moment of just seeing,the truth unfolds by itself. What is stopping us seeing?That which … Continue reading

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TRUTH IS CHALLENGING TO OUR PROGRAMMED MIND

Truth Is Challenging To Our Programmed Mind Our mind is full of ideas: we want to know the truth, but cannot find it. The problem is actually recognising it when it is presented, and we have to know the difference … Continue reading

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STILL THINK YOU ARE THINKING FOR YOURSELF?!

Still Think You Are Thinking For Yourself?! The Nudge Unit; causing people to change their behaviours. The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) – also known unofficially as the “Nudge Unit” – is a social purpose organisation that generates and applies behavioural insights, officially to … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY ISN’T ABOUT LOOKING GOOD

Spirituality Isn’t About Looking Good Spirituality isn’t about looking – or sounding – good. Looking good and sounding good is what we do to entertain ourselves. Spirituality is about understanding and empathising with others’ plight of living in muddy water. It is … Continue reading

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LITTLE INNOCUOUS IDEAS

Little Innocuous Ideas Little, unfounded, innocuous articles are put out to air an idea, sow seeds and monitor traction.  Through the media, an idea is circulatedto see how far it will travel and how many will adopt it. Big ideas start from innocent-looking … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE SAY TRUTH IS RELATIVE?

Why Do We Say Truth Is Relative? Relative truth is the doctrine that there is no absolute truth.This is where the world divides into the esoteric and the exoteric. Relative truth is consciousness relating to something other. This is a disastrous misunderstanding of … Continue reading

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THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH US

There Is Nothing Wrong With Us There is nothing wrong with us.Our only problem is that we become attached to things, ideas, people.  The more we become attached,the more we suffer. The thing that we are most attached to is our self … Continue reading

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DUMBING DOWN OF THE WORLD

Dumbing Down Of The World The great devolution:If we don’t see it, we are part of its structure. ‘Dumbing down’ is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content in education, literature, religion, news, music and films. Have you heard what’s playing on the radio and in shops? Mindless chatter and … Continue reading

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ARE WE INSTITUTIONALISED MAVERICKS?

Are We Institutionalised Mavericks? In taking someone else’s word as our own,do we become branded ?  Unbranded cattle which were not part of the herd came to be labelled as ‘mavericks’. Realised masters removed their brand.Unfortunately, their followers … well, … Continue reading

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GROSS, SUBTLE and INNERMOST SUBTLE MODES OF BEING

Gross, Subtle And Innermost Subtle Modes Of Being We live in three ways: a gross survival level, a subtle inner feeling driving force level, and fully conscious level. The gross level is our behaviour. The subtle level is our hidden feeling … Continue reading

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THE POSITIVE DOPAMINE EFFECT

The Positive Dopamine Effect The pleasure centre in the brain. Ordinarily, we do things for some sort of reward or pleasure which we think brings us happiness – conditional happiness. If the conditions change, we become unhappy. That is the … Continue reading

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CAN A LAZY PERSON REALISE TRUTH?

Can A Lazy Person Realise Truth? Can a lazy person realise truth?No. Can an uneducated person realise truth?Yes. To realise truth, all we do is see. In being lazy, we become dependent; we limit our reality and so, our freedom. … Continue reading

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THE BUDDHA: “DON’T LIVE VICARIOUSLY”

The Buddha: “Don’t Live Vicariously” Living vicariously through the actions of others can cause us to become dependent when it comes to happiness and fulfilment in life. Trying to avoid living vicariously isn’t easy to do as we all seek acceptance … Continue reading

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INVESTIGATING TRUTH – RECOGNISING EVIDENCE

Investigating Truth – Recognising Evidence The problem with investigating truth is knowing the difference between wanting proof (something acquired or borrowed) as opposed to proving as a personal experience. If we want proof without proving, whatever we come up with will still be a theory; it’s … Continue reading

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IS THERE GOD?

Is There God? Is there God?It all depends on view. In self identity, there is something relating to other. In the moment now, there is no relating:no identity, no other. Just oneness. Without proving, we will never know.

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THE SELF IS A LIKENESS

The Self Is A Likeness Likeness: the fact of being alike; a semblance, guise, or outward appearance, especially when the reality is different. From Old French, from sembler ‘seem’, from Latin similare, simulare ‘simulate’. Our self is an adopted reflection in the mind that seems real due to our ignorance. We forget that it is consciousness (our true reality) that … Continue reading

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ARE WE IN SPECULATIVE OR CONTEMPLATIVE MODE?

Are We In Speculative Or Contemplative Mode? Speculation: the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.Contemplation: looking deep within for a long time. Modern societies are more speculative than contemplative. One is full of excitement, while the other rests in quietude.One searches outside, while the other, … Continue reading

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GOING INTO ISOLATION

Going Into Isolation (this isn’t about Covid19 🙂 ) Many people have had enough of public life, of social life, and even of so-called ‘spiritual’ life with all the unconscious tendencies that go with these. As a spiritual practitioner, this … Continue reading

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WE DO LIVE IN A REPTILIAN WORLD!

We Do Live In A Reptilian World! As long as we remain reactive to situations, we will be subject to fight, flight and freeze, acting in response to a situation rather than being creative or controlling it. If this is so, we have no mastery over ourselves. In everyday … Continue reading

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HOW ARE SUPPOSED TO BE?

How Are We Supposed To Be? The self is the product of our culture and background. This is karma. However we find our self, it’s what we have to work with. When realising that we are more than just a … Continue reading

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