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ONE TASTE: IS THERE RIGHT AND WRONG?

One Taste: Is There Right And Wrong? How to argue, and not argue The Buddha said; “Just as the great ocean has one taste – the taste of salt – so also this teaching and discipline has one taste – … Continue reading

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DHARMAKAYA, SAMBHOGAKAYA, NIRMANAKAYA

Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, Nirmanakaya Doesn’t that sound mysterious? Nothing to do with you? When you look into the mind, not-finding an observer, that is Dharmakaya – emptiness. Being aware of not-finding an observer is Sambhogakaya – clarity. Nirmanakaya is the unity … Continue reading

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“I CANNOT FIND PURE AWARENESS”

“I Cannot Find Pure Awareness” “I cannot find myself” Pure awareness is that which is aware of thoughts, without comment. No comment means no contamination. It is therefore pure emptiness: our empty essence. The idea that pure awareness cannot be … Continue reading

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RECOGNISING THE NATURE OF MIND

Recognising The Nature Of Mind Sometimes the mind is occupied (excited) and sometimes vacant (dull): both are due to an indifference towards the pure quality of knowing awareness of the mind itself, empty of ornamentation. Did you miss it? That … Continue reading

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HOW DOES ME BECOME A BUDDHA?

How Does Me Become A Buddha? Look within the mind. Drop the ‘me’ and, finding nothing else, rest in that emptiness. There you are! A complete Buddha = awakened: recognition of empty essence purified: exhaustion of all karmic effects You … Continue reading

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THE WISDOM OF UNCERTAINTY

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty Life is about change: everything is impermanent. When we believe things to be solid and lasting, we restrict our ability to deal with change. We suffer because we are holding on to ‘how it was,’ or … Continue reading

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EMPTINESS

Emptiness To elaborate, examine or meditate upon emptiness does nothing but add concepts… …what can one say? .

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A DOUBLE TAKE ON EMPTINESS

A Double Take On Emptiness Emptiness = clearness, lack of adornment In Sanskrit, the word ‘shunyata’ means emptiness. But what is emptiness? We first need an intellectual understanding of emptiness, and then we can recognise the experience. Emptiness is non-grasping … Continue reading

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THE UNIQUENESS OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM IN REVEALING OUR TRUE NATURE

The Uniqueness of  Tibetan Buddhism in Revealing Our True Nature Tibetan Buddhism is awareness of the clarity of our true nature, and does not rely on a belief system. In the modern world, we’ve been so indoctrinated with belief systems that … Continue reading

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CONTRIVED SPIRITUAL BEHAVIOUR

Contrived Spiritual Behaviour Spiritual groups develop contrived behaviour. This seems to come from an idea that people follow; a formula of what they think being ‘spiritual’ is. Our greatest problem here is converting theories into genuine experience – and that … Continue reading

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RECOGNISING NON-DUALITY, UNLIMITED COMPASSION AND SHUNYATA

Recognising Non-duality, Unlimited Compassion And Shunyata Simple. Be aware of awareness, and do not modify. In the moment of pure recognition, there is nothing else; it is therefore non-dual. If there is nothing else, that is emptiness; shunyata. This is … Continue reading

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WASTING LIFE IN BEING DIFFERENT

Wasting Life in Being Different There are two aspects to meditation: focused attention and panoramic attention. In meditation terms, these are Shamata (watching the breath) and Vipassana (insight of awareness). During the early stages, we are still trying to change, … Continue reading

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THE DHARMA IS NOT OVER THERE

The Dharma Is Not Over There It is funny how, during practice, some insight may occur, usually as a subtle change in understanding. Take the words Ground, Path and Fruition. They are referred to as: Ground = our true nature … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH REPEATING WORDS

The Problem With Repeating Words Every day, I am self critical while writing this blog, the reason being that words are meaningless unless experienced, and put into practice. Practice makes perfect ‘-) . Merely repeating, “It is emptiness” is of … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ‘R’ US

Thoughts ‘r’ Us  Where do they come from? Is it mind or essence?We all have thoughts.Maybe we think we shouldn’t …wrong!We merely have to distinguish between clinging reactionary thoughts, and thoughts that translate experience without clinging.  One set comes from … Continue reading

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WANTING ADVANCED TEACHINGS

Wanting advanced teachings.  The truth is in the basics – mindfulness of breath and actions, loving kindness, and remembering the enlightened ones (for inspiration). Refined, this is awareness, compassion and guru yoga (supplicating and receiving blessings). Refined, this is barely … Continue reading

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SPACE CANNOT VANISH

Space cannot vanish. As space cannot vanish Essence-emptiness cannot either.  Within space anything may be accomplished within empty essence anything may arise  Space is pure. Empty essence is all accomplishing purity Perhaps MC Hammer was right “Can’t touch this!”

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HOW DO I KNOW, I KNOW?

How do I know, I know? Language plays tricks. If we remove the word ‘I’ from this question, it now asks, “How does knowing know?” We then realise that there is only knowing that knows. There is no need (or … Continue reading

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SIMPLICITY IN DARK TIMES

Simplicity in dark times.  I had a dream last night: two of my teachers, from different traditions, came and gave me a ‘bonk’ on the head (touching foreheads is a traditional Tibetan greeting). One cut some of my hair (this … Continue reading

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BEING AWARE

Being Aware.  Our being is aware. The method to know this is: to be aware of awareness, and drop all speculation. At that moment of recognition, there is just awareness, pure awareness. There is no me, being aware: there is … Continue reading

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APPEARANCE AND EMPTINESS

Appearance and Emptiness. Sometimes a sentence comes to mind that is so profound, that it gets more beautiful as it is reflected upon. When appearances and emptiness are seen as arising simultaneously that is non-dual awareness. Non-duality is not two, … Continue reading

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