Tag Archives: Dharma

WHY I STOPPED WORRYING ABOUT TOGAL

Why I Stopped Worrying About Togal I gave up on Togal – the great mystery of gazes and visions – to just concentrate on seeing clearly … it’s far simpler! Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t! … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH DO WE LEARN IN A LIFETIME?

How Much Do We Learn In A Lifetime? Not much! Q: In a lifetime, how many discover anything meaningful about their true reality, and the persona – the mask – adopted to obscure that reality? A: Very few. We are … Continue reading

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WHOM CAN YOU TRUST?

Whom Can We Trust? The ultimate decider to this question must be…us! Even if we are trusting something or someone outside ourselves, it is still ‘we’ who is trusting our own acknowledgement. We should, in fact, put ourselves on our … Continue reading

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CONFIDENCE BEYOND DOUBT

Confidence Beyond Doubt We need confidence that is beyond belief and wishful thinking. Confidence must be without conceit. True confidence is unshakeable, which leads to unshakeable compassion. This is not for the faint hearted! Although we have much to learn … Continue reading

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PETUNIAS PART TWO

Petunias Part two The point of real confidence is to eliminate fear – or rather, illuminate fear. We become the “Eliminatti” (that’s for those of a conspiratorial bent 🙂 !) There are two ways of looking at objective and subjective. … Continue reading

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DEMON ACTIVITY IS A SHOCK!

Demon Activity is a Shock! We receive positive blessings from enlightened beings, and we also receive negative blessings from demons. When you receive blessings from demons, you won’t want to hear about the Dharma: the understanding about the relationship of … Continue reading

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WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THE DHARMA

We are not supposed to do the Dharma We are the Dharma! The Buddha didn’t teach us to follow his teachings: he taught us to recognise our true nature. We may become very learned and scholarly in the Dharma, but … Continue reading

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THE INDISTINGUISHABILITY OF THE TWO TRUTHS

The Indistinguishability of the Two Truths  This is the essence of Dharma.The two truths are Nirvana and Samsara:Absolute truth and Relative truth… heaven and hell!  If we think that hell is a nasty placeand heaven is a lovely place,we will … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ACADEMIC TO KNOW

You don’t have to be academic to know  Realising the nature of mind is merely recognising that which recognises the reflections. The mind comes in all shapes, sizes and has its own special needs, and so there is a need … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH OTHERS’ ASSUMPTIONS

Dealing with others’ assumptions.  First, we have to realise that we have a few assumptions of our own…just accept that others come from different planets 🙂 – even Buddhists in the same tradition, studying with the same teacher.  We can … Continue reading

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THE DHARMA DOESN’T WORK

The Dharma doesn’t work!  This is not possible.  The Dharma describes our essential nature, which never changes. That is our very awareness. We may know this, but still think, “I can’t do it.” And, we must not confuse what we … Continue reading

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DHARMA; COMPLEX OR SIMPLE

Dharma; complex or simple.  Un-fabricated naturalness is our being: it is being ordinary – purely being there. That is the key. If we are not being ordinary, we are being something else – complex. Ordinary being is our original state. … Continue reading

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APPRECIATION TAKES TIME

Appreciation takes time.  When we hear teachings, we can take them for granted, assuming that they will always be freely available to us (by ‘freely’, I mean accessible). These teaching are the path to enlightenment: they are sound, complete and … Continue reading

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DO NOT BE IN AWE OF THE DHARMA

Do not be in awe of the Dharma.   Do not be in awe of the Dharma.Don’t make Dharma separate from you.You are Dzogchen*.  Demons and the Dharmaare the path and the obstacle……and the inspiration…to get to reality’s shore.  We … Continue reading

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BUDDHA ESSENCE IN A NUTSHELL

Buddha Essence in a Nutshell and we’re the nuts… Our true nature is awareness, pure awareness. That’s what we are! However, most of the time, we are something else: occupied, vacant or asleep. And so we are not aware of … Continue reading

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THE TWO TRUTHS

The Two Truths.  To understand the Dharma – and our existence – we must understand our two sides: relative and ultimate. If it helps to see this a body/mind and spirit, that’s fine. Westerners come some sort of theistic or … Continue reading

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