Tag Archives: CONSCIOUSNESS

REJECTING THE EVIDENCE

Rejecting The Evidence Rejecting the evidence of our own inner eye makes us … misguided? … stupid? … ignorant? We ignore that which sees. The eyes are only a sense organ, where messages or images enter and connect to the … Continue reading

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FEAR ENGENDERERS, FEAR MONGERS AND FEAR BELIEVERS

Fear Engenderers, Fear Mongers and Fear Believers In every nuance of life, evil is present, spreading fear among the ignorant, and offering false hope that they will make it better. But it never does get better, does it? It is … Continue reading

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ENERGY & CONSCIOUSNESS ARE NEVER DESTROYED

Energy & Consciousness Are Never Destroyed Energy and consciousness are never destroyed: they merely change form. What is the energy that drives the body and mind? Consciousness. Throughout our lives, consciousness has never changed, but the karmic energy – which … Continue reading

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MEDITATION? YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOUR MIND!

Meditation? You Must Be Out of Your Mind! The mind is full of thoughts, likes and aversions. It’s the software on the hard drive of our brain, and is very dear to us. We are consciousness that is usually so … Continue reading

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OUR GREAT PROTECTOR IS KNOWING CONSCIOUSNESS

Our Great Protector Is Knowing Consciousness Never forget how much effort has gone into obscuring our natural immunity/protection from the ignorance that makes us reliant. Natural immunity is realising our true reality of pure consciousness. It is seeing clearly without … Continue reading

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WHY I WRITE A BLOG

Why I Write A Blog Life is about getting to the point of why we are here, staying with that point, and seeing how that point refines through experience. We cannot assume that, by just reading or hearing teaching, we … Continue reading

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HOW TO CANCEL EGO

How To Cancel Ego Ego actually comes and goes – although for some, it’s more of a permanent fixture! Ego is just consciousness adhering to beliefs and maintaining a competitive state between self and others. Beliefs, like opinions and assumptions, are … Continue reading

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WE ARE PROFOUND BEINGS WITH DEEP INSIGHT

We Are Profound Beings With Deep Insight We are profound beings with deep insight.And what do we do?!We ‘enrich’ ourselves with trivial entertainment.Why is that?It’s what we are familiar with.Why is that?We are brought up with it.Why is that?Historically, evil … Continue reading

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BEING AWARE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING

Being Aware Of What We Are Doing Mindfulness; the precursor to realisation. Mindfulness: Intention to cultivate awareness, returning to it again and again. Attention to what is occurring in the present moment, simply observing thoughts, feelings and sensations as they … Continue reading

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THE PROOF OF REINCARNATION

The Proof Of Reincarnation It stands to reason, but not for everyone. 🙂 From big bangs, nebula / stardust forms to give rise to the next solar system, creating all phenomena – even our bodies. All phenomena eventually gives up … Continue reading

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PROVE THE DHARMA WRONG

Prove The Dharma Wrong Dharma is the universal law or code of reality. It is not a belief or religion. How does one disprove consciousness? We have to use the Sanskrit word ‘Dharma’ because there is no equivalent word in … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING IS APPROPRIATE

Everything Is Appropriate Karma is perfect. The law of cause and effect is perfect. Perfect ignorance, perfect karma. Perfect wisdom, perfect karma. “This is perfect, that is perfect. Perfect comes from perfect. When perfect is taken from perfect, perfect still … Continue reading

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IS BUDDHISM ABNORMAL?

Is Buddhism Abnormal? Normal: conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. Abnormal: deviating from what is normal, typical, or expected. We have a choice “whether to suffer the slings and arrow of outrageous fortune or take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end … Continue reading

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INNER AND OUTER CONFLICT

Inner And Outer Conflict There is conflict everywhere and so, no inner peace. Inner peace comes from confidence in what is true, rather than what we think is true. We (consciousness) are in conflict with ourselves (our ideas) – or … Continue reading

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WHERE DID/DO WE GO ASTRAY?

Where Did/Do We Go Astray? According to ancient teachings, we – consciousness – have been trekking through the universe, driven by habitual ignorance of our true reality beyond time, and so, every sentient being has been our mother … That … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS LIKE A MOUSE

Consciousness Is Like A Mouse Consciousness is like a mouse, darting here and there and looking at this and that to find its heart’s desire – but repeatedly getting caught in the same cheesy trap. To a mouse catcher, the … 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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COMPLICATED = EASY CONFUSION

Complicated = Easy Confusion Realisation is being aware of awareness. That awareness is consciousness. We are that consciousness which, in essence, is emptiness – uncontaminated clarity. Now for the complicated bit … we doubt.

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GET PAST THE STUPID AND ARRIVE AT THE TRUTH

Get Past The Stupid And Arrive At The Truth 😀 We all do and say stupid things; it’s being human. Knowing that we do and say stupid things, we can arrive at the truth. That very knowing is consciousness. Now, … Continue reading

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ALONE IN SOLITUDE

Alone In Solitude Alone isn’t lonely if we have meaningful relationships with everything and everyone, when they occur. Not needing to be among people, the benefit of solitude is freedom from the constraints and opinions of others. Inner inspiration takes place … Continue reading

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SCIENCE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

Science Doesn’t Understand Pure Consciousness Science sees consciousness as a perception-memory device, and that’s why some scientists think that consciousness can be put into a clone. The abusers of science consider humans as devices to be manipulated. Our gross idea … Continue reading

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KNOWINGNESS IS ALWAYS PRESENT

Knowingness Is Always Present Knowingness is always present – always has been. Whatever we do, knowingness is “at hand”. Knowingness is nothing other than consciousness. Sitting in silence, doing nothing without an inner voice chattering, just being aware, we realise … Continue reading

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IT’S A SUBLIMINAL LIFE

It’s A Subliminal Life A subliminal life is whatever is going on in our mind-scape. Subliminal: a stimulus or mental process below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it.  It’s part of neurolinguistic programming. … Continue reading

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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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