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THE EFFECT OF LAZINESS

The Effect Of Laziness Laziness produces inertia, indifference, ignorance, not knowing – but with much talking. Laziness is created from fear of the realisation that there may be more to us, and that we must make a real effort. This is … Continue reading

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FIRE PUJAS DON’T DO ANYTHING

Fire Pujas Don’t Do Anything Fire pujas don’t do anything. They show good intention.

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SPIRITUAL INEPTNESS

Spiritual Ineptness Ineptness: having or showing no skill; clumsy. Better than doing pujas, try empathising with and listening to those with whom we disagree. Show your compassion. Falling into spiritual materialism is falling into cultural politics to maintain an image. If we do … Continue reading

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MOST OF OUR SUFFERING COMES FROM THOUGHTS

Most Of Our Suffering Comes From Thoughts That says it all. Thoughts are memories or programming that dictates how we behave. All our hopes/likes, fears/dislikes, and ignorance/indifference comes from the mind. These three principles – also known as desire, aversion … Continue reading

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HAVING A BACK-UP PLAN

Having A Back-Up Plan When we have a back-up plan we keep our options open, with an open mind. There are always two sides to a story. Maybe the other way is right? Do I have a back-up plan? Already … Continue reading

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WALKING ON EGGSHELLS

Walking On Eggshells Treading carefully. When we meet someone who has already made up their mind, and is prejudiced for or against another person, group or subject, we have to be overly careful in dealing with them as they might be in denial … Continue reading

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OUR MINDS ARE TAMPERED WITH

Our Minds Are Tampered With Our minds are tampered with, and we are fooled into not recognising truth. The truth of our reality is pure consciousness. When we investigate (rather then being told), this truth cannot be denied. Everything we … Continue reading

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COMPETITIVENESS VERSUS EMPATHY

Competitiveness Versus Empathy When dealing with others, do we try to put them ‘right’ or, through empathy, investigate the background to the situation? In the ‘media’, it is as if we are being trained just to react, but not to … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE CENTRE OF THE INFINITE UNIVERSE?

Where Is The Centre Of The Infinite Universe? We might think we are the centre of the universe, and everything revolves around us. This is when we may be accused of having an ego; ‘ego’ means ‘I’. Let they who … Continue reading

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GETTING TO KNOW OUR MIND

Getting To Know Our Mind Our mind is our playhouse, full of information-toys. When, in 1 Corinthians 13 it says, “see through a glass darkly”, this means to have an obscured or imperfect vision of reality. It explains that we … Continue reading

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THE MYTH OF SELF

The Myth Of Self Myth: a misrepresentation of the truth. When consciousness looks around and just sees, no self is present. There is only pure perception or pure consciousness, free of all ills. Self arises when consciousness reverts to memory to identify with … Continue reading

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BEYOND BELIEF, BEYOND DZOGCHEN

Beyond Belief, Beyond Dzogchen Buddhism is not a belief system. In Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Dzogchen is a tradition of teachings to awaken pure consciousness. It is what we are – the ultimate beyond, beyond words, thoughts, or systems. Dzogchen, the great perfection … Continue reading

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WANTING TO BE IN THE LOOP

Wanting To Be In The Loop Wanting to be in the loop – the inner circle. The loop is the system, run by system-people who are the vertical thinkers = conventional logic. Religions have inner circles or hierarchies of people who need … Continue reading

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THE ILLUSION OF CONFLICT

The Illusion Of Conflict A perpetual state of crisis: it’s how the unenlightened live. Have you noticed how we are in a perpetual state of crisis? ‘Crisis management’ seems to create more crisis 🙂 Education never seems to get any … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS AND THINKING

Thoughts and Thinking Thoughts are memories; they’re products from the past. Thinking is what we do now. If our thinking is clouded by thoughts, our thinking is just repeating memories. If we rely on memories, we cannot evolve or attain … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF UNHAPPINESS & HAPPINESS

What Is The Cause Of Unhappiness & Happiness? Unhappiness is caused by worry, confusion or doubt. Happiness is knowing we are not this worry, confusion or doubt. Unhappiness is created. Happiness is not created. Unhappiness is only in the mind. … Continue reading

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FEAR OF LETTING GO OF THE PRACTICE

Fear Of Letting Go Of The Practice We cling to ‘authentic’ names and sounds, using Sanskrit and Tibetan words to feel safe and protected. This all adds to the illusion of practice, and is very attractive and lucky-charming :-). But … Continue reading

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IS LIFE A PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST?

Is Life A Psychological Test? It’s certainly challenging. What is life to us? Is it a play-house of beliefs or is it a system for a deeper understanding of the nature of reality? Is life all about people mimicking one … Continue reading

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AN EXAMPLE OF MY CONFUSED THINKING

An Example Of My Confused Thinking I had to drop going to teachings, as my reliance was creating doubts. On 11th January 2014, I wrote the post,“Thoughts ‘R’ Us” (it’s at the bottom of this page). You can see that … Continue reading

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WHAT IS A FRIEND?

What Is A Friend? Is friendship a condition? A true friend – accepts you as you are, during the good and bad times; will tell you the truth, even if you don’t like it; makes the time to see you; … Continue reading

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GAIN CONFIDENCE OR LOSE CONFIDENCE

Gain Confidence Or Lose Confidence When we have a firm foundation, there is no stopping us. When we have no firm foundation, we dither and doubt. This doubt comes from dealing with others. Do we fit in or not? And … Continue reading

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WHAT IS AUTHENTIC TEACHING?

What Is Authentic Teaching? Authentic: not a copy; genuine. Something done in the original way. We are the ultimate authority, not taking anyone’s word for reality. It is personal realisation that is authentic. Beware of copies.

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DELIBERATELY RIDICULOUS

Deliberately Ridiculous There is one word missing from all media, and that word is … ‘deliberate’. Magicians never want the trick to be recognised. Earnest people argue about this and that, but never address the cause behind the effect. As … Continue reading

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THE DANGER OF EXPECTATION

The Danger Of Expectation Expectation: a strong belief that something will happen. Ordinary human happiness is based on the expectation of fulfilling a desire. The expectation makes us feel happy, but it’s never completely satisfying because it doesn’t last, and so we seek more of the … Continue reading

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ANOTHER POINTING OUT INSTRUCTION

Another Pointing Out Instruction The pointing out instruction into the nature of mind is synonymous with doubt as to whether we actually see this nature or not. We can easily become confused, and lost in a cacophony of religious sounds. … Continue reading

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OUR PROBLEM: WE GET USED TO IT

Our Problem: We Get Used To It Ideas are projected into our minds; if images are repeated enough times, they become our normal without us realising it. Those who study the mental characteristics and attitudes of people or groups watch us settle into our … Continue reading

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CATCHING YOUR BREATH

Catching Your Breath The road to sanity. Until we can count ten exhalations of breath without following a thought, our thoughts will be in control of us (unless we are daft enough to think we are our thoughts 🙂 ) … Continue reading

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ARE WE UNDERMINED?

Are We Undermined? Undermine: to lessen effectiveness, power, or ability gradually and insidiously. We have tremendous power of full realisation into the nature of our true reality, but we are given toys (ideas) and fears (ideas) to play with instead; these occupy us … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END

The Beginning Of The End The first sign of ego-failure is seeing seeing, and this is the beginning of the end. 🙂

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SURPASSING OURSELVES

Surpassing Ourselves We are better than we ever expected. All our life, we have been kept in the dark about our true nature, and led to believe in limitations. Realisation is accompanied by joy and sadness. Be grateful for surpassing … Continue reading

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SIMPLICITY KEEPS US FOCUSED

Simplicity Keeps Us Focused It’s the simple things in life that keep us focused: chop wood, fetch water, peel vegetables, cook and serve. The machinations in life keep us defocused and worried. The more complicated our thinking is, the further … Continue reading

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BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW …

Better The Devil You Know …  “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” The devil has always been our own ego; our likes and dislikes. Our self-image, nice as we think we are, is immersed in a … Continue reading

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TAKING THE INITIATIVE

Taking The Initiative Taking the initiative: the ability to assess and initiate things independently. Initiative: from Latin initiare, ‘beginning’. Beginning: the point at which something starts. Taking the initiative: the power to take charge without being prompted by others. To care and take responsibility for peace on Earth, by not being divided. We may not agree … Continue reading

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WISHING YOU A GOOD INTERFACE

Wishing You A Good Interface Wishing you a good interface with the world, good mental health, and clear recognition of consciousness. A clear interface allows us good reception and transmission without difficulty. In a screwed-up world, expect to be screwed-up. … Continue reading

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INTUITION

Intuition Where does it come from? All creatures are born with it. For some, it is the centre of life, and for others, it’s veiled. Intuition: the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning. Denoting spiritual insight or immediate spiritual communication. A natural … Continue reading

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ENTHUSIASM AND APATHY

Enthusiasm And Apathy Enthusiasm: Latin enthusiasmus  -‘inspiration -, from Greek enthousiazein ‘be inspired or possessed by a god’. In other words, to be determined. But, inspired by which type of god/influencer? A supramundane spirit, or one who fashions the mundane, material world? One who brings an end to suffering, … Continue reading

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ASSAULT ON OUR MINDS, AND ON CONSCIOUSNESS

Assault On Our Minds, And On Consciousness If we don’t see it, it’s already happened. Misdirection is pumped-out daily to instruct us, dulling minds and confusing consciousness. Redefining ‘beliefs’ is the insidious art of deception. Why is this happening? Divided … Continue reading

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SO, WHY DIDN’T I SEE THIS BEFORE?

So, Why Didn’t I See This Before? We may wonder, “Why didn’t I see this before? It’s so clear now, so why didn’t I get it?” We have to be in the right place, at the right time, through the … Continue reading

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ENERGY & CONSCIOUSNESS ARE NEVER DESTROYED

Energy & Consciousness Are Never Destroyed Energy and consciousness are never destroyed: they merely change form. What is the energy that drives the body and mind? Consciousness. Throughout our lives, consciousness has never changed, but the karmic energy – which … Continue reading

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RELIGION TAKES MANY FORMS

Religion Takes Many Forms Religion takes many forms, and that is the great clue to the great confusion. Form (visible shape/relative display) is exoteric; it’s intended for the many, and is outer confusion. Essence (ultimate truth) is esoteric; it’s for … Continue reading

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THE EXOTIC MASK, OR COMMON AS MUCK?

The Exotic Mask, Or Common As Muck? Exotic: foreign, or outside. It can also mean ‘foreign to us’, and can be the reason we want to move up a social class. We’re attracted by colourful or unusual characteristics, and therefore dissociate with the common, … Continue reading

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THE GREAT CONFIDENCE TRICK

The Great Confidence Trick The great confidence trick is to get us not to trust ourselves, but to trust others. A confidence trick is an attempt to deceive a person or group after first gaining their trust. That deception then trickles down through a … Continue reading

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AWARE THAT WE CANNOT MEDITATE

Aware That We Cannot Meditate That is meditation 🙂 Meditation is simply being aware – open, clear, empty consciousness. That’s what we are – but it’s possible to meditate, fall into vacancy and just drift off. Within this pure awareness/consciousness, … Continue reading

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INCREASE BLUR TO SHARPEN THE PICTURE

Increase Blur To Sharpen The Picture Increase blur to sharpen the picture: this is a Photoshop trick. 😀 It also pertains to our view. We all think we’re normal, unaware of the blurred, extreme views we hold; our likes and … Continue reading

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MEDITATION? YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOUR MIND!

Meditation? You Must Be Out of Your Mind! The mind is full of thoughts, likes and aversions. It’s the software on the hard drive of our brain, and is very dear to us. We are consciousness that is usually so … Continue reading

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A TEENTH OF DHARMA GOES A LONG WAY

A Teenth Of Dharma Goes A Long Way Merely acknowledging that we are dissatisfied with the world of theories is enough to set us on the path to enlightenment. Merely acknowledging that consciousness could be our fundamental reality in a … Continue reading

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‘NEWS’ IS THE DRUG FOR THE ‘NEWS’-ADDICT

‘News’ Is The Drug For The ‘News’-Addicted Left alone in a room with a newspaper, do we read it? 😀 😀 😀

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GREED: NEVER ENOUGH = HUNGRY GHOSTS

Greed: Never Enough = Hungry Ghosts Greed: intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food. Pretas, or ‘hungry ghosts’, are beings who are tormented by desire that can never be sated. They are often portrayed with tiny mouths and throats and the swollen bellies … Continue reading

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DO CONVERTS BECOME EXTREME?

Do Converts Become Extreme? Adopting a view of life has its effects. Changing one’s view of life has its effects. Purely viewing life has no effect. Effect comes later, when we express this pure view 🙂 If we change to … Continue reading

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DIVISION = DIVIDED UP

Division = Divided Up Division: from Latin, dividere ‘force apart, remove’. Being encouraged to identify with a self-image, group, or race, we are divided and removed from our natural reality of perfect peace – our common sense. Throughout history, people have been led … Continue reading

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