Tag Archives: CONSCIOUSNESS

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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THE TENDERNESS OF ATTENTIVENESS

The Tenderness Of Attentiveness When something is whole, by definition, it’s unchanging and complete. When split into two, this upsets the equilibrium of wholeness. Emptiness and consciousness are two aspects of our being: Emptiness is absolute reality. Consciousness is relative … Continue reading

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WE DESPERATELY NEED TO TUNE INTO OUR CONSCIOUSNESS…

We Desperately Need To Tune Into Our Consciousness… …now! In the world in which we live, we are constantly being de-tuned. This reduces our performance and efficiency on a spiritual level, as all our efforts are focused on increasing our performance and efficiency on a … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO MEDITATE!

I Don’t Want To Meditate! “I don’t see the point of meditation. I don’t like people who meditate.” Well, that’s a good starting point – and we all have to start somewhere. We don’t have to meditate. We just have … Continue reading

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DIVIDED AND UNDIVIDED ATTENTION

Divided And Undivided Attention If our attention, awareness, consciousness is always looking for something special, then we are being divided or separated from our own pure attention, pure awareness, pure consciousness. This is duality. We have lost the plot by … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS CAPTURING

Consciousness Capturing (being entertained to death) Some things are so important to understand, and so easily missed. We are attracted to convoluted, mysterious and sentimental theories that keep us – or rather, consciousness – confused and entertained. When our consciousness … Continue reading

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THE DANGERS OF MISINTERPRETING CONSCIOUSNESS

The Dangers of Misinterpreting Consciousness Consciousness is said to be “the state of being aware”. However, the word ‘consciousness’ has many interpretations. Science and psychology will use it one way, western philosophy will use it another way, religions another, and … 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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DOES CHANGING CONSCIOUSNESS, CHANGE THE WORLD?

Does changing consciousness, change the world?  From a spiritual point of view, we created the world in which we live through our projections. This is both individually and collectively.  Consciousness here means faculties of the mind: to judge, remember, value, … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS

Consciousness.  This is a very tricky subject. It’s a word that can have different meanings, depending who is using it. Some people may use the word ‘consciousness’ to mean our absolute nature, whereas others may use this word as a … Continue reading

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