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LISTENING TO OTHERS AND LISTENING TO OURSELF

Listening To Others And Listening To Ourself Many people speak about truth, more or less, and we may be fortunate to find someone whose words echo the way we feel. What is important is observing our self at play rather … Continue reading

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WHAT IF OUR ‘NORMAL’ IS MADNESS?

What If Our ‘Normal’ Is Madness? Madness: The state of having a serious mental illness … we don’t know what we are. Extremely foolish behaviour … we think we know. A state of wild or chaotic activity … we follow the crowd. We are brain-washed to function at a very basic … Continue reading

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BECOMING FASCINATED

Becoming Fascinated Fascinated: attracting the strong attention and interest of someone. A snake deprives a prey of the ability to resist or escape by the power of a gaze: the serpent fascinates its prey. ORIGIN: late 16th century from Latin fascinat- ‘bewitched’, from fascinum ‘spell, witchcraft’. As we can see, being … Continue reading

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HOW TO PROVE DIRECT EXPERIENCE

How To Prove Direct Experience The problem is in the question. Who are we proving this to? Without practice, we (consciousness) don’t notice that pure perception or direct experience has jumped to the mind for a reference by which to … Continue reading

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ALIEN TERMINOLOGY DISTANCES US FROM RAW EXPERIENCE

Alien Terminology Distances Us From Raw Experience Dukkha, Shunyata, Metta, Dzogchen, Sambhogakaya … all these sound so exotic. Take ‘dukkha’; it means simply ‘suffering’. If we wonder what what ‘dukkha’ is, this removes us from the direct experience itself. 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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EVIL IS BANAL

Evil Is Banal We may think of evil as something terrible, but that extreme vision starts with a lack of understanding of our original nature. Evil lacks originality: it is banal and obvious, and obeys its programming without question. Our original … Continue reading

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FAKE: AN IMITATION – AN ILLUSION OF REALITY

Fake: An Imitation – An Illusion Of Reality  An illusion distorts our perception of reality. News is not reality; it’s someone’s account.  The Buddha’s teachings are like that;an imitation for us to prove. Reality is whatever is actually taking place now. It is direct experience.

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WORDS ARE NOT DIRECT EXPERIENCE

Words Are Not Direct Experience To be mesmerised by words is to miss direct experience beyond words. Words are open to interpretation and commentary. Direct experience is unmistakable pure consciousness itself, expressionless as there is nothing to express. Then why … Continue reading

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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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