Tag Archives: CONSCIOUSNESS

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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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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CONSCIOUSNESS WIDE OPEN

Consciousness Wide Open  Consciousness wide open = Mind wide open Wide open consciousness is panoramic insight, free to see things as they are. It is alien (not belonging) to most, as we adhere to an ideology which limits our motivation … Continue reading

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NOT FINDING IS FINDING

Not Finding Is Finding Not finding anything else within pure consciousness, we have arrived.Conversely, not finding and missing is definitely not finding.😀What is it that we miss?The claiming, and a feeling of satisfaction. When resting in the spontaneous moment of … Continue reading

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ORIGINAL SIN

Original Sin The origin of sin is the denial of the origin of truth.Original truth is that we are pure consciousness. The origin of sin is to ignore pure consciousness in favour of being conscious. Being conscious downgrades consciousness into a watcher by ignoring … Continue reading

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INSTITUTIONALISED

Institutionalised Institutionalised: apathetic and dependentThe formula of futile diligence; fear and false security. Through ignorance, people follow other people; we cling and stick together. By beinginstitutionalised, we stop thinking for ourself and learn the formula.  We want to be where ‘it’s’ … Continue reading

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WE AREN’T COMPLETE PEOPLE … YET

We Aren’t Complete People … Yet We are partial: existing only in part; incomplete.We are body, mind and consciousness. As long as we don’t recognise consciousness, we will continue to live a limited, materialistic existence within certain boundaries. Becoming aware of consciousness is … Continue reading

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THE MIND HAS A BACK DOOR

The Mind Has A Back Door The mind has a back door – it’s consciousness, or rather the subconscious.Through consciousness, we can see what is going on in the mind. The problem is that others can also look in and plant … Continue reading

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IF CONSCIOUSNESS IS ALWAYS PRESENT …

If Consciousness Is Always Present …  If consciousness is always present, we should always be present, because we are consciousness. Ordinary consciousness can both think and store information,but it becomes bound by that information, forgetting consciousness: it transforms into an ego-information-centre,predictable and lost … 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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CONSCIOUSNESS IS VERIFIABLE

Consciousness Is Verifiable Realisation is the ability of consciousness to verify its own purity while resolving all karmic fixations, thereby attaining enlightenment. But what do we do now? Hint: Our path is clarifying our confusion that never existed.

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WHEN DO OUR PROBLEMS START?

When Do Our Problems Start? Our problems start the moment consciousness becomes attached to an idea. That first idea was ‘my self’. Why is attachment a problem? If we (consciousness) hold on to an idea, then we lose the clarity … Continue reading

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IT’S OBVIOUS WHEN POINTED OUT

It’s Obvious When Pointed Out So what is the problem? Our reality – pure consciousness – has been obscured by distractions for millennia. The ancients knew the truth, and this essential teaching has been handed down to us. We have, … Continue reading

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SELF-CONTROL; SELF-MASTERY

Self-Control; Self-Mastery It’s easy to say, “Self-control” and “Self-mastery” but, with so much distraction, this topic may be difficult to comprehend. We usually take self-control and self-mastery to denote holding back our reactions, but here, it doesn’t mean that. ‘Holding … Continue reading

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THIS SERIOUS WORLD HEALTH CRISIS

This Serious World Health Crisis This serious world health crisis could become even more serious. COVID-19 is a serious world health issue. We’re right to be concerned, and action is needed to protect those with poor immune systems, and contain … Continue reading

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THE CODE THAT CONVEYS OUR UNIQUE LIFE

The Code That Conveys Our Unique Life This code is karma. Whatever we think of as our unique self is merely a misunderstanding of what we actually are. Consciousness, through specific desires, creates a code that takes form to satisfy those … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT?

What Do You Like To Hear About? The positive or the negative? There are two aspects to spiritual teachings on consciousness; the goal, and that which prevents us from scoring the goal. If we don’t know how to play with … Continue reading

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PREMEDITATION

Premeditation Premeditation is the intention or plan to act in a certain way: this is how we maintain our self-programme. If we are not in meditation, then we are in premeditation! And if we are stuck in meditation, then we … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS FREE

Consciousness Is Free Consciousness is free: we don’t have to pay for it. Understanding the nature of this consciousness is also free: we merely have to look. If we doubt, then we just continue to pay for misunderstanding consciousness. Pure … Continue reading

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ONCE WE REALISE THE THREE KAYAS

Once We Realise The Three Kayas Once we realise the three Kayas, we understand everything. These three principles have a positive and negative aspect. They become negative when we ignore the positive. Positive: Dharmakaya = Emptiness Sambhogakaya = Consciousness Nirmanakaya … Continue reading

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FINDING OUR TRUE LINEAGE

Finding Our True Lineage Returning to our inner intention. Being happy. There is a lineage calling within us all: it is our path to enlightenment. This isn’t an organisation or tradition; it’s an inner longing. It isn’t hope; it’s more … Continue reading

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OUR PROBLEM IS OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CONSCIOUSNESS

Our Problem Is Our Relationship With Consciousness Our true, essential nature is pure being that is conscious; these two cannot be separated, like light and its luminosity. But when this luminosity plays on something and becomes attracted to it, we … Continue reading

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ARE WE GHOSTS IN HUMAN FORMS?

Are We Ghosts In Human Forms? A ghost is merely consciousness lost in not knowing its true nature; because of this, it drifts around due to karma. The realisation of our true nature is both the purpose of life and … Continue reading

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WHAT IS CONSCIOUS PRACTICE?

What Is Conscious Practice? Conscious practice is remembering that consciousness is always present. Realisation is the experience of practising, rather than the method itself. Practice is simply the actual experience of the empty clarity of perception, before anything is perceived. Whatever … Continue reading

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TWO PARALLEL REALITIES

Two Parallel Realities We live in two, multi-levelled parallel realities at the same time: one where consciousness relates to everything, creating dualities and complexities, and the other where non-dual consciousness is purely aware. The shadow and the light. By recognising … Continue reading

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MISDIRECTING CONSCIOUSNESS

Misdirecting Consciousness Now we see, now we don’t. Now we see … consciousness simply sees, never changing and never commenting. Now we don’t … because consciousness became involvedwith whatever is seen, it lost sight of itself and took on a … Continue reading

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TWO FACTS ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS

Two Facts About Consciousness All creatures are bornwitha sense of awareness or consciousness. This is how we survive. There is a uniqueness to this consciousness: it has natural clarity and is empty of contrivance, before anything is identified. As humans … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE PRODUCT OF OTHERS’ IDEAS

We Are The Product Of Others’ Ideas Product: the result of a process. For millennia, humanity has been the product to generate wealth. In recent years, technocracy – the control of society by the elite – has made this even easier. … 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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FINDING WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

Finding What You Are Looking For There are around 2,360 entries on this blog … probably too many 😀 In ‘Search’ (right at the bottom of the page), try typing a word that comes to mind, and see what pops … Continue reading

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IS ‘TRUTH’ JUST ANOTHER IDEA?

Is ‘Truth’ Just Another Idea? Truth is not a mental construct as truth can never change. All things and ideas are changeable because they are constructs, made from parts that come together by causes and conditions, and so they don’t have … Continue reading

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IT’S GOOD TO KNOW

It’s Good To Know It’s good to know; life then becomes beautiful and fruitful. Knowing is the pure nature of consciousness. Now we can recognise whatever causes the obstacles to knowing pure consciousness. Conversely, when we don’t know, we are … Continue reading

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NEVER BELIEVE THE TRUTH

Never Believe The Truth Belief has been our greatest deception. Belief is the opposite to knowing. Belief obscures knowing. To ‘believe’ is to accept that something is true without proof. If we believe the truth, then we will never know the truth. To knowis … Continue reading

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DON’T TAKE SPIRITUAL TRANSMISSIONS FOR GRANTED

Don’t Take Spiritual Transmissions For Granted A spiritual transmission is a transference of consciousness or energy, and it gives meaning to life. A transmission is received only if it activates a change= we change! There is understanding, experience and realisation … Continue reading

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IN TWO MINDS?

In Two Minds? Our spiritual side – that is to say, pure consciousness – is simple to see and realise; that’s if we can become less attached to our human side. We may wonder which we are – this pure … 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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BODHICITTA, PARAMITAS, OM MANI PEME HUM …

Bodhicitta, Paramitas, Om mani peme hum … … all mean the same thing. Bodhicitta, the paramitas, om mani peme hum are all the six perfections: generosity, patience, conscience, perseverance, meditation/concentration, and wisdom There is: Relative and ultimate bodhicitta. Relative and … Continue reading

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THE DUALISTS

The Dualists We sentient humans live and believe in a state of duality. Duality means two. Everything is related to me. In spiritual terms, consciousness is always relating to something. Me and other. This is so ‘normal’ for humans that … Continue reading

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EMPTINESS – SHUNYATA

Emptiness – Shunyata When we drop everything, emptiness is realised. Emptiness is our true nature. Emptiness is the pure state of consciousness resting within itself. That is perfect inner peace. Just look, see, and drop. So why do we constantly … Continue reading

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BELIEF IS NOT SPIRITUALITY

Belief Is Not Spirituality Belief is an idea, a story that we repeatedly imagine and accept without proof of reality. Spirituality is the direct experience of sustained resting in pure consciousness, realising ultimate reality beyond belief. Nothing and no one … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE AUTHENTIC SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS?

What are Authentic Spiritual Teachings? Authentic: Undisputed origin – not a copy or adaptation. Origin: The point where something begins. We are talking about an extremely subtle aspect of our being, being diverted. What is our origin? First, we must ask, … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS …

Buddhism Is … … recognition … and the realisation of that recognition. All appearances are temporary occurrences in the churning-mind-machine. Consciousness recognises these appearances, and realises that are they recognised by virtue of consciousness itself. We are that consciousness. Through … Continue reading

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CAN A SOUL BE CAPTURED?

Can A Soul Be Captured? Soul: the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal. Buddhism does not accept the word ‘soul’ because of the second interpretation: a person’s moral or emotional nature or sense of identity. Confusing, isn’t it? Two opposite … Continue reading

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A FULFILLING LIFE

A fulfilling life is a matter of waking up to one’s tendencies, accepting them while not being driven by them. Even though we know we are consciousness itself, we still have to acknowledge our habitual reactions until we no longer … Continue reading

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IN AND OUT OF NOW

In And Out Of Now Now is always present, whether we notice it or not Tulku Urgyen’s phrase describes the moment now as “spontaneous presence”. but what is spontaneous presence in actuality? We can say words such as Dzogchen, Mahamudra, … Continue reading

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DISTURBING THE PEACE

Disturbing The Peace… and the intellect We have been given the image of St. George (the good) who fights against a dragon (the evil). This presupposes that there is a dragon to fight: who – or what – is this … Continue reading

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THERE’S NOTHING MORE TO SAY…

There’s Nothing More To Say… about our ultimate nature, consciousness. To say more would suggest that there is more; there’s isn’t! We merely test what we hear and read, seeing if it stands to reason, and then relax in confidence. … Continue reading

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WE LIVE IN PARALLEL REALITIES

We Live In Parallel Realities One reality is our physical, human form of body, speech and mind, while the other is consciousness, our ethereal reality. Ethereal: extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world, from Greek aithēr ‘upper air’, from the base of aithein ‘burn, shine’ It’s a … Continue reading

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CAN WE START AT THE BEGINNING?

. . Can We Start At The Beginning? Where Science And Spirituality Meet Energy is neither created nor destroyed. Matter is neither created nor destroyed. Space is neither created nor destroyed. Time is neither created nor destroyed. Truth is neither … Continue reading

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IS ‘PURE CONSCIOUSNESS’ TOO COMPLICATED?

Is ‘Pure Consciousness’ Too Complicated? Does this purity feel too distant and something to be attained, with the effect of actually putting you to sleep? There is only consciousness. There are times when we review how something is expressed, and … Continue reading

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