Tag Archives: CONSCIOUSNESS

MEDITATION IS DOING NOTHING

Meditation Is Doing Nothing It’s that simple. Consciousness doesn’t do anything: it merely observes. Even while the body is doing things, consciousness is just aware. An example is fastening our shoe laces; we’re simply aware of the fingers, and no … Continue reading

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NATURAL IMMUNITY FROM SUFFERING

Natural Immunity From Suffering Suffering: the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. Immunity: lack of susceptibility when something unwelcome or harmful happens. Susceptibility: the state of being likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing. As long as we (consciousness) identify with a self-image, that self-image is susceptible to relating … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS SUBJECTIVE

Consciousness Is Subjective Ordinary consciousness is subjective: it’s all about me. Pure consciousness is objective: there is no time for a me.

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IS OUR WORLD BASED ON TRUTH OR LIES?

Is Our World Based On Truth Or Lies? What truth are we following? What lies are we following? Is our life based on unchanging truth, or on the changeable, material world? To know our world, we have to look at … Continue reading

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FORGETTING AND REMEMBERING

Forgetting And Remembering We generally go through life oscillating between being conscious and not being conscious. We are involved in everydayness and, in between these activities, we come to our senses but then fall into vacancy until the next ‘attraction’. … Continue reading

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WHEN WE FORGET WHAT WE ARE

When We Forget What We Are When we forget what we are, we lose all sense of reality. So many people choose to be ignorant of their true reality in favour of filling their minds with some sort of amusement … Continue reading

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INFINITY MEANS NO BEGINNING & NO END

Infinity Means No Beginning & No End No God and no single big bang. The word ‘beginning’ creates an illusion on an enormous scale, and can only relate to something that is created, dwells and dissolves, giving rise to the … Continue reading

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FRESH OR FROZEN

Fresh Or Frozen? Every chef knows that fresh food is juicy and nourishing. They also know that frozen food is dry and, when reheated, becomes even drier and lacks substance. There are those who think, however, that ‘fresh-frozen” is still … Continue reading

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ARE WE CAPABLE OF INDEPENDENT THOUGHT?

Are We Capable Of Independent Thought? If so, we are free. If not, we are mentally imprisoned. Independence is being free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority or ideas. Words or language are a generalisation of whatever is experienced. Experience … Continue reading

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THE QUALITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

The Quality Of Consciousness The quality of consciousness dictates the quality of our life. Consciousness is clear, bright light – the essence of all beings. It never changes and is ever pure. When we actually know this, our view of … Continue reading

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FALSE: ILLUSORY, NOT ACTUALLY SO

False: Illusory, Not Actually So A falsity may not be a lie, but just an imitation in order to deceive. This is the world in which we live. Falseness is exaggeration with an ulterior motive of controlling minds, and it is this upon which evil feeds. … Continue reading

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LOST IN SPACE

Lost In Space 😀 Consciousness is live space, and the path to enlightenment. If we can acknowledge that we are consciousness – instead of being attracted to the flotsam and jetsam floating around in the mind that is rejected by … Continue reading

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BLIND TO REALITY

Blind To Reality Because we believe that whatever we see or think is reality, we are blind to actual reality. Reality is consciousness that sees everything without comment. That is our starting point. Why do we ignore this original starting … Continue reading

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OUR SELF IS OUR BUBBLE OF SUFFERING

Our Self Is Our Bubble Of Suffering What we call our self is merely consciousness bound in abstract concepts, existing in thought only and having no physical reality. Consciousness is unchanging, and has merely a temporary body and memory. Identifying with these abstract thoughts … Continue reading

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SOMETHING NOT RIGHT?

Something Not Right? Something not right? How do we know that? There is only one reason: perfect consciousness is the ever-present, innate blueprint of life. When we ignore this for something more interesting, we wander off-plan. The plan is that … Continue reading

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AND THE TRUTH IS UPSETTING

And The Truth Is Upsetting The truth will set us free – but not everyone at the same time. When we realise our true nature, it’s such a relief from all the elaborate nonsense going on in the world. Not … Continue reading

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THE ONE PURPOSE OF LIFE

The One Purpose Of Life The one purpose of life is to realise the undeniable one truth; to be able to know, there has to be consciousness present, and that consciousness is pure in essence. That is our primary reality. … Continue reading

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ACTUAL MEDITATION IS NON-MEDITATION

Actual Meditation Is Non-Meditation The Buddha said, “Not too tight and not too loose.” What did he mean by that? We neither cling to the method nor become distracted. Meditation is just a reminder. Once we remember or realise our … Continue reading

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LIVING IN REALITY, OR IN A DREAM?

Living In Reality, Or In A Dream? When we connect directly to whatever presents itself, that is reality. Object and consciousness are one. Non-duality. Seeing the moon reflected in a pool, the moon, the reflection and consciousness are simultaneously one. … Continue reading

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FINDING YOUR GURU

Finding Your Guru Look no further than your self. Your self will teach you (consciousness) all you need to know about whatever is inhibiting consciousness from seeing clearly, thus uncovering an enlightened pure consciousness. An outer teacher merely shows you … Continue reading

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WHY WE SHOULD TRUST OUR SELF

Why We Should Trust Our Self Our self is an image that we have built up through the adoption of cultural ideas, and we believe this image to be what we are. In reality, it’s a false identity that transmits … Continue reading

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WE ARE PROGRAMMED TO BE IGNORANT

We Are Programmed To Be Ignorant Our pursuit of happiness is actually the pursuit of ignorance. It’s all upside down. We are all upside down 🙂 Knowledge is neutral. The same knowledge can be used for good or for self-aggrandisement. … Continue reading

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DON’T LET YOUR SPIRITUALITY MESS YOU UP!

Don’t Let Your Spirituality Mess You Up! Students – don’t fall in love with your teacher. Teachers – don’t assume you are adored. Spirituality is about dealing with consciousness. It is not a decoration or an obsession. Spirituality is the … Continue reading

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THE SIMPLE, DIRECT POINT

The Simple, Direct Point Doidi doidi doidi doi… If you’re trying to make sense of that, you’re interfering with pure consciousness. It doesn’t matter what is said, or written, or transmitted, what matters is the receptivity – without referring to … Continue reading

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A BUDDHA IS A GHOSTBUSTER

A Buddha Is A Ghostbuster The ghost is our projected image of self. The moment consciousness recognises this chatty ghost’s appearance, it vanishes. Through habit, however, it reappears the very next moment. This is why practice has to be constant, … Continue reading

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LIFE IS GREAT THE WAY IT IS

Life Is Great The Way It Is That’s a strange thing to say, when the world view is not based on truth, but on beliefs. Truth is like space; many things can happen within it, but space remains exactly the … Continue reading

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IT’S THE SAME OLD TEACHING

It’s the Same Old Old Teaching We worry, and there is that which sees this worry. That’s it. That is the essence of all teachings on our essential nature. Worry is a reaction to our impermanent environment; it is experienced … Continue reading

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TAKING OURSELVES APART

Taking Ourselves Apart It’s not until we take something apart that we understand it,and see what is left.This is especially important in understanding the mind. And what is left?Consciousness.Pure consciousness. Whatever is seen, however uncomfortable, loses its gripas we become … Continue reading

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IF WE WANT A BETTER WORLD

If We Want A Better World If we want a better world, how can this be brought about? What are we willing to actually do to make a better world? And, who will agree with us? Ordinary people aren’t bothered … Continue reading

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COMPASSION AND EMPATHY

Compassion And Empathy A word is a merely a sound. Words have meaning, however, and if we don’t understand that meaning, we merely make sounds. Compassion: concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others and a wish to help. Empathy: the ability and … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM AND DINOSAURS

Buddhism And Dinosaurs As long as there are only two explanations for life on earth, there will be conflict. Controlled opposition that promotes beliefs causes more problems, and is used to distract, ensuring that people do not think too deeply. … Continue reading

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THERE ARE TWO WAYS OF LOOKING AT CONSCIOUSNESS

There Are Two Ways Of Looking At Consciousness One: consciousness is an organ of perception, but we don’t know what we are. Two: consciousness is what we are, and perception is an organ of consciousness. We either live in a … Continue reading

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WHEN THE DOOR OPENS, THE LIGHT POURS IN

When The Door Opens, The Light Pours In When we’re on the verge of personal enquiry and just let go, the light of eureka turns on. In that very moment of not knowing (because previous knowledge did not help), we … Continue reading

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TRUTH IS NOT A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION

TRUTH IS NOT A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION Truth is not a philosophical discussion. Philosophy is for those who don’t know or don’t want to know, as knowing means our view of life will totally change. In discovering absolute truth, we realise … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: CATCHING THAT FIRST MOMENT OF REALITY

Exercise: Catching That First Moment Of Reality This practice is consciousness watching thoughts that come to pass. Play a video of someone you normally do not like. Just watch with an open mind, without any judgement at all. In just … 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 système or late Latin systema, from Greek sustēma, from sun- ‘with’ + histanai ‘set up’. 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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DO WE LIVE IN TRUTH OR JUDGEMENT?

Do We Live In Truth Or Judgement? The truth is that consciousness comes before a judgement.Consciousness is our origin, and does not take sides.Taking sides means judgement. Whatever happens to us is due to our judgements, and creates karma.What sees … Continue reading

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OUR SPIRITUAL PATH IS OUR GREAT UNDOING

Our Spiritual Path Is Our Great Undoing 😀 Spirituality is pure consciousness. It is not a thing; it’s … infinite reception and transmission. Our so-called path is merely our confusion which, when recognised, does not exist, so hanging on to … 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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HOW DO WE MAKE DECISIONS?

How Do We Make Decisions? We cannot deny that we exist, but how do we exist? Are we just clever, human animals, or is there something rather unique within every individual which, when realised, isn’t unique? If we feel we … Continue reading

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EXTREMISTS CREATE EXTREMISTS

Extremists Create Extremists Extremists have the power to create a platform for excessive behaviour, and then accuse those who exhibit that behaviour of extremism. There is much in this beautiful world that is contrived to excite our dark side. Once … Continue reading

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THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUTH, BUT MANY LEVELS …

There Is Only One Truth, But Many Levels … There is only one truth,but there are many levels of misunderstanding about that one, absolute truth– in which case, there aren’t many truths,but just misunderstandings. The one truth is that which … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS BRINGS SUFFERING

Consciousness Brings Suffering Consciousness brings suffering. Realising the nature of consciousness brings happiness. We will never find happiness until we realise we are suffering. Pure consciousness is at peace with everything, as everything is in a state of impermanence. Pure … Continue reading

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RIGHT TIME, RIGHT CONNECTION

Right Time, Right Connection Connection: the relationship between something, and something else. First, we have to be in the right place, mentally. It is through the practice of sitting in stillness that we realise we do not have consciousness; we … Continue reading

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THE INVERSION OF SOCIETY

The Inversion Of Society Ayn Rand described the Kali Yuga:“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which … Continue reading

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I WANT FREEDOM FROM MYSELF

I Want Freedom from Myself This is both possible and ridiculous. Our self is consciousness that identifies with a collection of ideas that we call ‘I’. It is that identification which is ridiculous as this ‘I’ is a temporary arrangement … Continue reading

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POLITICS (TOTALITARIANISM) IS A SPIRITUAL MATTER

Politics (Totalitarianism) Is A Spiritual Matter Everything is about consciousness. Politics is about control of mass consciousness. Consciousness is spirit; it is non-material. Pure spirituality is pure consciousness. Totalitarianism chronicles politics and the subversion of human consciousness. It’s a game. … Continue reading

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STILL WORSHIPPING THE DEVIL?

Still Worshipping The Devil? What do the first two commandments in the bible really mean? “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” Do not place anything in front of pure … Continue reading

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THE WORD ‘PATH’ IS AN MISNOMER

The Word ‘Path’ Is A Misnomer ‘Path’ suggests going somewhere when, in reality, there is nowhere to go. ‘Path’ is actually the way – the way in which we see, which is now, here. The way we see depends on … Continue reading

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HOW IS CONSCIOUSNESS, LOVE?

How Is Consciousness, Love? The great question … Of course, we love. We desire to love and be loved. Love is happiness. Our love, however, relies on whatever makes us happy, but if the thing that we love is taken … Continue reading

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