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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 ūüôā Education never seems to get any … Continue reading

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ENTHUSIASM AND APATHY

Enthusiasm And Apathy Enthusiasm: Latin¬†enthusiasmus ¬†-‚Äėinspiration -,¬†from¬†Greek¬†enthousiazein¬†‚Äėbe inspired or¬†possessed¬†by¬†a¬†god‚Äô. 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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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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WE CANNOT DOUBT CONSCIOUSNESS

We Cannot Doubt Consciousness We may doubt ourselves, but we cannot doubt consciousness. Our self is a build-up of dogma – a¬†set¬†of¬†principles¬†laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. We are all indoctrinated from childhood, and thus we give our … Continue reading

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CONSUMERS OF CONFUSION

Consumers Of Confusion Why are we the way we are? We are all influenced from birth by the propaganda mill of confused information about any meaning to life. We’re consumers of confusion. It’s just brain-washing = nurture, plus a nature … Continue reading

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REALISATION IS THE LIGHT THAT ILLUMINES THE DARKNESS

Realisation Is The Light That Illumines The Darkness It is personal experience of seeing which realises the evil that dulls the mind into darkness and the mundane. Evil is anything that intentionally confuses the mind, thereby obscuring clarity. Evil isn’t … Continue reading

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WE DON’T UNDERSTAND OUR OWN PSYCHOLOGY

We Don’t Understand Our Own Psychology If we don’t know our own psychology, we won’t know what is happening to us. We’re easily bored; that boredom is created by confusion, and sends us to sleep. We may look awake, but … Continue reading

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GURUS AND DEMONS

Gurus and Demons Karma is our ego, our guru or our demon. Whatever we think we are is merely a collection of ideas that consciousness fixates upon, and creates a self-image; an ego, an I, a me and mine. This … Continue reading

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STUCK IN A MIND LOOP

Stuck In a Mind Loop Ever feel like you’re treading water, responding to life in the same way all the time? Instead of remaining in pure perception, consciousness becomes corrupted or distracted and, via the senses, information goes straight to … Continue reading

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RIDING THE WAVE OF A COLLAPSING SYSTEM

Riding The Wave Of A Collapsing System System: early¬†17th¬†century,¬†from¬†French¬†syst√®me¬†or¬†late Latin¬†systema, from¬†Greek¬†sustńďma, from¬†sun-¬†‚Äėwith‚Äô¬†+¬†histanai¬†‚Äėset up‚Äô. Realisation is all about riding the wave of a collapsing set up, both externally (others’ minds) and internally (our mind). Life as we know it is collapsing, … Continue reading

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FEELING WOBBLY?

Feeling Wobbly? When there is general anxiety in the population, and people feel psychologically and spiritually disconnected from their essence and purpose, they are ripe for exploitation.  This is social engineering at work, when everything seems chaotic and confusing, and … Continue reading

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WHAT REALISES, AND WHAT IS REALISED?

What Realises, And What Is Realised? We exist to realise what we are, and what we are not. If we do not realise what we are, we remain ignorant of our true reality. It is shocking that we do not … Continue reading

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IGNORANCE IS ENCOURAGED

Ignorance Is Encouraged We are encouraged to ignore our true reality of pure wisdom. Once we realise this however, this ‘encouragement’ becomes our guide, reminding us of what we are, rather than what we have been led to believe that … Continue reading

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THE SECRET IS IN THE ESSENCE

The Secret Is In The Essence The secret ‚Äď the truth – to any subject is its essential nature, from which everything flows. Once we know truth, then we know what isn’t true. If we know the rule, we will … Continue reading

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CUTTING THROUGH EXTREMIST VIEWS

Cutting Through Extremist Views We are all extremists when we react. The practice of Trekcho. Traditionally, this practice is the Tibetan Nyingma method of seeing the arising of thoughts (or emotions) before they are fully formed, thus cutting through them … Continue reading

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KNOWING … BELIEF … CONFUSION … SENTIMENTALITY … INDIFFERENCE

Knowing ‚Ķ Belief ‚Ķ Confusion ‚Ķ Sentimentality ‚Ķ Indifference When we do not know our true reality, we fall into the trap of belief, confusion and sentimentality, leading to indifference. We become jaded ‚Äď and our experience of spiritual practice … Continue reading

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BEWILDERMENT AND PANIC CREATE STRESS

Bewilderment And Panic Create Stress We may never know the cause of something, but we can see and feel the effect – stress. It doesn’t matter whether a scenario originated from ignorance or intention, we see the effects all around … Continue reading

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REALISATION IS DISCOVERY

Realisation Is Discovery In a confused world, all we will get is confused messages. Genuine discovery uncovers the realisation¬†of a conscious being, without additives and before opinions, elaborations, beliefs, hopes or fears. Be careful what you read or hear, and … Continue reading

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IF WE ARE UNCONSCIOUS, WE ARE THE PROBLEM

If We Are Unconscious, We Are The Problem If we are unconscious, we are the problem. The solution to this is becoming conscious. Being unconscious is being unaware of consciousness: we are therefore unable to control our mind and behaviour. … Continue reading

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CONFUSION CREATES FUTILE DILIGENCE

Confusion Creates Futile Diligence Confuse: To make¬†someone or something¬†bewildered, more¬†complex¬†and¬†less easy to¬†understand. Confusion: The result of making someone confused. Spiritual texts suggest that we are confused because we ignore our true reality. Of course this is true, but we are … 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. ‚ÄúBut I’m still confused!‚ÄĚ … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF CONFUSION

The Nature Of Confusion The nature of confusion is being unaware of our true nature When we ignore our absolute nature – the timeless presence of pure consciousness which actually sees – we enter a state of unconsciousness consciousness or … Continue reading

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KNOW ONE, KNOW ALL

Know One, Know All There are thousands of teachings about our reality; they all result in the realisation of non-dual, pure awareness. Without that, nothing would be known. Once realised, there is no further need for theories. Sin is a … Continue reading

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AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT CONVENIENCE

An Inconvenient Truth About Convenience Convenience:¬†the¬†state¬†of¬†being¬†able to¬†proceed¬†with¬†something¬†without¬†difficulty. From¬†Latin¬†‘convenientia’: assembling, agreeing. Convenience is the modern way of life; we are fed easy ways of doing things and these conveniences become a necessity on which we rely. The more we give in … Continue reading

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‘I’ AM CONFUSED

‘I’ Am Confused ‘I’ am confused. ‘I’ have always been confused. ‘I’ will always be confused. But what is it that recognises this confusion? What is it that has always been there, recognising, knowing, being aware, being conscious? Confusion is … Continue reading

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MAKE DO AND MEND = DHARMA

Make Do And Mend = Dharma We accept (make do) whatever karma brings our way. We heal (mend) that karma by not clinging to it. This view is the enlightened attitude, and the very happiness we seek. Make do and … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF CHAOS

The Age Of Chaos The more we look, the more we see chaos in the world. Chaos creates confusion; confusion creates suffering. Confused people desperately seek an answer; a saviour. Upon finding a saviour, we stop looking. We thereby relinquish … Continue reading

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NO MUD, NO ENLIGHTENMENT

No Mud, No Enlightenment First; recognise the mud of confusion. Second; realise that the mud never existed. Third; have good laugh!

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MEET THE FOOLISH

Meet The Foolish! ‚ÄúI’m not suffering!‚ÄĚ ūüėÄ The foolish, lacking wisdom about their true nature of consciousness, cling to their fancies, falling deeper into confusion. Acknowledging that I am the fool is the recognition of suffering, and therefore the path … Continue reading

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LIBERATION FROM DEPENDENCY

Liberation from Dependency To be able to ‘read between the lines’ means to¬†perceive¬†or¬†deduce¬†a meaning that is¬†hidden¬†or¬† implied¬†rather than being openly stated. ‘Independent’ is being free from¬†outer control, not¬†subject to¬†another’s¬†authority, and capable of thinking¬†or¬†acting¬†for¬†oneself. In other words, genuine liberation. We are … Continue reading

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PERFECT CONSCIOUSNESS

Perfect Consciousness We are perfect consciousness but, in looking for something more, we abide in imperfect consciousness – ignorance. Ignorant, we wander in confusion, and suffer. The world is confusing because it is confused. We will stay confused as long … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IN ACTION

Buddhism In Action Wisdom in confusion.

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BUDDHISM CAN TIE US IN KNOTS

Buddhism Can Tie Us In Knots It can get very complicated ūüôā Once we learn how to tie our shoe laces, the fingers automatically do it! We don’t need to be over-mindful of the kinetics; the point is for the … Continue reading

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DEATH OF THE OLD YEAR, BIRTH OF THE NEW

Death of the old year, birth of the new We are coming up to the end of the year. How are you? Is there a looseness in the ego? Is the ego clinging less to fixated ideas.Do you feel more … Continue reading

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