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THE VEDIC SCRIPTURES, THE BUDDHA, THE CHRIST, THE TULKU AND YOU …

The Vedic Scriptures, The Buddha, The Christ, The Tulku And You … … are all the very same source of pure consciousness. The pure consciousness of non-duality. When we look, we see. When we see, we know. Knowing is divine … Continue reading

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THE MOST IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL TEACHING…EVER!

The Most Important Spiritual Teaching … Ever! Spiritual teachings actually say the same thing, again and again and again. The meaning only changes with experience, and then realisation occurs. The questioning is like a bell clanging, getting louder and louder: … Continue reading

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WHY DOES BUDDHISM TALK ABOUT SUFFERING?

Why Does Buddhism Talk About Suffering? Understanding and realising our true nature of pure consciousness is easy and natural: it is that which is aware of this page right now. Clearing the habitual, mental obstacles that obscure that realisation is … Continue reading

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RELIGION IS WATERED-DOWN SPIRITUALITY

Religion Is Watered-Down Spirituality It is acting, instead of being. Religion is the act of walking the path. Spirituality is realising that there is no path. This morning, my wife said, “I’m not sure if I’m Buddhist”, in the light … Continue reading

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“I DON’T LIKE MY TEACHER OR TEACHERS”

“I Don’t Like My Teacher or Teachers” It happens. Actually, this feeling has its positive side, if we look closely enough. The ‘teacher’ has created a reaction in us. This is not intentional: it’s part of a process of relating … Continue reading

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A BUDDHA CANNOT MAKE US ENLIGHTENED

A Buddha Cannot Make Us Enlightened A Buddha can only point out the path to enlightenment and the obstacles will present themselves as the path. It is we who decide upon and value the path to enlightenment that transcends all … Continue reading

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DON’T BECOME A BUDDHIST!

Don’t Become A Buddhist! 😀 I didn’t become a Buddhist to become a Buddhist. I became a Buddhist to find out about the nature of reality. I didn’t come here to be a Buddhist and add to my charade. I … Continue reading

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MEDITATING IS EASIER THAN NOT MEDITATING

Meditating Is Easier Than Not Meditating Non-Meditation is Easier Than Meditation When we sit down with a cup of tea, in that first instant, we are totally relaxed. We have given up everything; no worries, no tensions. We just are. … Continue reading

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THE BUDDHA REFLECTS OUR TRUE NATURE

The Buddha Reflects Our True Nature We have to look to see if this is true. By looking for more, we become distracted, preferring to wander off on a vague path that seems interesting. We will never realise the simple … Continue reading

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WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT US?

What Is So Special About Us? It is hard to believe that everyone is a potential Buddha, an enlightened being. So what on earth are we doing with our lives? The Buddha taught the path to enlightenment: Look into awareness, … Continue reading

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TEACHER – ARE YOU ENLIGHTENED?

Teacher – Are You Enlightened? No. However… As students, we regard the teacher as more powerful than ourselves, but it can actually be the case that the student is more powerful. Here’s why. It’s to do with the way in … Continue reading

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WHOM CAN YOU TRUST?

Whom Can We Trust? The ultimate decider to this question must be…us! Even if we are trusting something or someone outside ourselves, it is still ‘we’ who is trusting our own acknowledgement. We should, in fact, put ourselves on our … Continue reading

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OUR PATH IS OUR CONFUSION

Our Path Is Our Own Confusion Our confusion happened when we create a limited self identity. Our realisation is that the confusion and self identity – and therefore the path – never existed. So here we are, in seeming confusion. … Continue reading

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THE NEXT STEP UP

The Next Step Up (getting smarter) We all have the potential of the omniscient understanding of a Buddha. The less the cloudiness in the mind, the more the clarity, and the smarter we get. Ultimate clarity is Buddhahood. It is … Continue reading

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CRITICISM v DISCERNMENT

Criticism v Discernment We all have a problem with judgement. However, the Buddha kindly said, “Not too tight and not too loose.” Let’s take Dzogchen: it’s called the fast path with little hardships. This doesn’t mean that we don’t notice … Continue reading

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THE ANSWER TO LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING

The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything  Firstly, don’t be fooled by appearances. The world is not what it seems. Life is not what it seems. Every thing is not what it seems. All that appears has absolutely no … Continue reading

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EASY STEPS TO DELUSION

  Easy steps to delusion.   The main problem for new age philosophies is that they take parts of ancient teachings which are complete on the nature of mind, and so only ‘get’ a piece of the picture, which distorts … Continue reading

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A WORLD OF DECEPTION = SUFFERING

A World of Deception = Suffering  Our consciousness was driven to Earth and into a human body by our karma, because we ignored the three principles of this relative universe: desire, aversion and ignorance. Every thing, from atom to planet, … Continue reading

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THE DHARMA DOESN’T WORK

The Dharma doesn’t work!  This is not possible.  The Dharma describes our essential nature, which never changes. That is our very awareness. We may know this, but still think, “I can’t do it.” And, we must not confuse what we … Continue reading

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APPRECIATION TAKES TIME

Appreciation takes time.  When we hear teachings, we can take them for granted, assuming that they will always be freely available to us (by ‘freely’, I mean accessible). These teaching are the path to enlightenment: they are sound, complete and … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR A HIGHER SELF

Looking for a Higher Self.  The truth is at the beginning, middle and the end. There are many levels, each using the same words, but the meaning changes – perception refines – the cloud clears. Truth shines though all the … Continue reading

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THE BUDDHA WAS WRONG

The Buddha was wrong. The Buddha was wrong. Laugh…….! The Buddha only teaches about suffering. Laugh…….! I know more than the Buddha. Laugh…….! Is the Buddha wrong? Or is it your misunderstanding? The Buddha only taught the cessation of suffering. … Continue reading

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