Tag Archives: ENLIGHTENMENT

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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LOSING OUR SENSE OF REALITY

Losing Our Sense Of Reality Our minds have been altered to accept ideas that are contrary to reality. Words, images and beliefs have been introduced, and we just follow along, singing their songs. Who are ‘they’? Things don’t just happen … 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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WE CAN ALL SEE THIS

We Can All See This Whatever happens in one tiny spot on earth affects the entire world because of technocratic globalisation. Push a button here, and there is an effect on the other side of the planet. The problem is … Continue reading

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THIS BLOG IS NEITHER RELIGIOUS NOR SCHOLARLY

This Blog Is Neither Religious Nor Scholarly This blog is neither religious nor scholarly: it is about practical Buddhism within a modern world. In order to be practical, it has to be direct and observable, without elaborations. This blog is … Continue reading

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BEING HAPPY BEING ME

Being Happy Being Me ‘Me’ or ‘self’ is an identity in the mind; it’s what we think we are. This identity comes from experiences that consciousness takes as concrete and real. These experiences create brain pathways (our hard drive) that … Continue reading

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REALISATION IS NOT ENLIGHTENMENT

Realisation Is Not Enlightenment Realisation is not enlightenment; it is the opening up of our path to enlightenment. Once we realise our true nature of pure awareness, all we then have to do is remember, becoming aware of subtle obstructions … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE START OUR JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT?

How Do We Start Our Journey To Enlightenment? Step one: We see that things aren’t right. “Well, we all know that!”Yes, but how many actually take the next step to start their journey? Step two: We look for the cause … Continue reading

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FEELING DULL AND STUPID? … BRILLIANT!

Feeling Dull And Stupid …? Brilliant! Where is this dullness and stupidity? What observes this dullness and stupidity? Neither dullness nor observer can be found. It is pure consciousness that remains. This realisation bypasses all techniques on the path to … 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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ARRESTED, JUDGED AND CONDEMNED … Lol!

Arrested, Judged and Condemned … Lol! When we look, our attention is caught and held (arrested), and we refer to the precedent of memory (judgement), and re-enact. In this way, we are condemned for life to our illusory prison. Why? … Continue reading

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BEING AT HOME WITH OUR SELF

Being At Home With Our Self It’s lovely – and such a relief – once we stop conforming. We totally misunderstand spirituality if we think that we have to be something different from the way we are. That is what … Continue reading

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HOW DID WE BECOME CONFUSED?

How Did We Become Confused? In knowing how we became confused, we can find our way back to our reality. The opposite to knowing is not knowing and understanding the implications of this is quite a shock. We need this … Continue reading

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WE HAVE NEVER BEEN SEPARATED

We Have Never Been Separated We have never been separated from the enlightened state. Few see this, looking elsewhere for happiness. Realisation of our true nature isn’t something to achieve. It is merely washing away the doubt and confusion of … Continue reading

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LIFE IS LEVELS OF APPRENTICESHIP

Life Is Levels Of Apprenticeship Life is a series of levels of apprenticeship; in this way, we are always beginners. “Zen mind, beginner mind.” Dzogchen mind, beginner mind. Maha Ati mind, beginner mind. Pure consciousness mind, beginner mind. God consciousness … Continue reading

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JUDGING AND BEING JUDGEMENTAL

Judging And Being Judgemental Spiritual practice is about knowing the difference. One is momentary;the weighing up of possibilities. The other is mechanical;being predictable and fixated. In being judgemental, we don’t see clearly because, instead of being fresh, pure awareness, we … Continue reading

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A QUESTION TO REVEAL OUR SELF

A Question To Reveal Our Self This could be applied to any question or assertion used to reveal our actual state of mind, rather than the state of mind we like to portray to others. Until enlightenment, we will all … Continue reading

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BEING SOMETHING WE’RE NOT

Being Something We’re Not Wanting to be something that we’re not means we don’t have to look at ourselves. We can change our bodies or change our minds, but the spirit of consciousness remains the same. It’s vital to understand … Continue reading

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IF WE THINK WE ARE AWAKE, WE’RE NOT

If We Think We Are Awake, We’re Not Here’s why. Being awake involves the spontaneous present moment of pure consciousness. It is timeless, as there is nothing else going on in that moment. It is observation without observer to comment. … Continue reading

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SELF REALISATION – WE DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE ANYTHING

Self Realisation – We Don’t Have To Change Anything We don’t have to change anything for self realisation. We only have to see our self in action, and then we know what to do. Our illusory self image will be … Continue reading

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REALISING GOD THROUGH BUDDHISM

Realising God Through Buddhism 🙂 There is nothing as satisfying as finding out something personally. It’s called realisation – and it’s liberating. Buddhists do not believe in God the creator. Christians do believe in God the creator. But is there … Continue reading

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RIGHT SPEECH

Right Speech Right speech is enlightened speech,where opposing forces or influences are balanced.Wrong speech creates division. When we tame our body, speech and mind, we are on the right path to enlightenment.Conversely, if we do not tame our body, speech and mind, we become demanding.We cannot … Continue reading

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THE ONE THING – THE ONLY THING – YOU CAN RELY ON

The One Thing – The Only Thing – You Can Rely On The one thing – the only thing – you can rely on is you.You are the authority on everything that happens to you. You are, first and foremost, … Continue reading

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GOODNESS KNOWS WHY

Goodness Knows Why Why does goodness know? Goodness is naturalness, and there is nothing more natural than pure consciousness. It is our natural, essential being – the essence of knowingness itself. It’s where love, empathy and compassion come from, as … Continue reading

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LIFE DOESN’T CHANGE DRAMATICALLY WHEN WE REALISE THE TRUTH

Life Doesn’t Change Dramatically When We Realise The Truth Life doesn’t change dramatically when we realise the truth.We just become honest in our confusion, and let it be.Appearances and recognition are simultaneous; thus, pure consciousness is present.It’s all we need to … Continue reading

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WE ONLY KNOW WHAT WE EXPERIENCE

We Only Know What We Experience We start with a belief:our problem lies in holding on to that belief and ignoring experience.We need to test beliefs in order to verify them. We only know what we experience. Anything else is … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE DEMONS?

What Are Demons? A demon – Mara in Sanskrit – is a troubled mind.  Demonic attacks do not come from outside;they’re a residue in our own mind. When we stop our habitual patterning,we stop feeding the habitual patterning of others. … Continue reading

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DON’T TAKE YOURSELF FOR GRANTED

Don’t Take Your Self For Granted Don’t take your self for granted.It’s all you have to work with! It is because we make mistakes that we can become enlightened. Our path isto see that we suffer;to see that our ‘self’ is … Continue reading

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SUFFERING IS THE RESIDUE OF OUR PAST

Suffering Is The Residue Of Our Past We carry around a heavy load of karma (a reactionary attitude) which creates our present understanding and behaviour. That load is but a sticky residue from our past, and if we do not … Continue reading

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WHEN WE LOSE OUR WAY

When We Lose Our Way We want to know the truth. We find the truth, and realise that it is simplicity itself. The very essence of consciousness; pure awareness. It has no need for elaborations; just recognition that leads to … Continue reading

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THE LORD OF COMPASSION, CHENREZI, IS SO MUCH MORE

The Lord Of Compassion, Chenrezi, Is So Much More Compassion: feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others; from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati ‘suffer with’ (thereby having empathy) From a Buddhist perspective, compassion is practical. The mantra of Chenrezi (also known as Avalokitesvara) is OM MANI PEME HUM. … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS VERIFIABLE

Consciousness Is Verifiable Realisation is the ability of consciousness to verify its own purity while resolving all karmic fixations, thereby attaining enlightenment. But what do we do now? Hint: Our path is clarifying our confusion that never existed.

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BRANDING RECOGNITION IS SOCIAL ENGINEERING

Brand Recognition Is Social Engineering It’s all about conveying ideas that stick in the brain without us noticing, causing us to live in a perpetual state of confused anxiety. We are either exposed to crisis after crisis or lulled into … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I BECOME PURE?

How Can I Become Pure? We are nothing but purity – pure consciousness – for, without that, we wouldn’t be able to see clearly. We just have to get the picture straight, as it’s a bit wonky at the moment … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE DOUBT OUR ENLIGHTENED REALITY?

Why Do We Doubt Our Enlightened Reality? Why do we doubt our enlightened reality? The answer is that we were – and are – misguided. Our practice is to “Act the part” of being enlightened, becoming familiar with both understanding … Continue reading

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THE CODE THAT CONVEYS OUR UNIQUE LIFE

The Code That Conveys Our Unique Life This code is karma. Whatever we think of as our unique self is merely a misunderstanding of what we actually are. Consciousness, through specific desires, creates a code that takes form to satisfy those … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT?

What Do You Like To Hear About? The positive or the negative? There are two aspects to spiritual teachings on consciousness; the goal, and that which prevents us from scoring the goal. If we don’t know how to play with … Continue reading

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IF WE THINK THE WORLD IS MAD …

If We Think The World Is Mad … … then what is our part in it? Humans are unenlightened beings and are therefore governed by our neuroses and fixated ideas. We are potentially enlightened, but chose to ignore this. Our … Continue reading

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NO ONE WANTS TO BE TOLD THEY ARE WRONG

No One Wants To Be Told They Are Wrong Every individual has to recognise what is beneficial and what is harmful to their lives, and this changes with understanding. Every sentient being has an enlightened nature, which is resting continuously … Continue reading

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INNER HAPPINESS AND OUTER HAPPINESS

Inner Happiness And Outer Happiness Our inner happiness affects our outer happiness. If we only look for outer happiness, then we will have to go on looking. (Don’t be put off by the word ‘happiness’; read it as ‘sanity’.) Inner … Continue reading

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LIFE AFTER REALISATION

Life After Realisation It’s okay being you! This me is the conveyance to enlightenment. That which we call me is certainly an illusion as it is a temporary arrangement of body and mindset, but now we see it and use … Continue reading

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ENLIGHTENMENT IS NEVER FORGETTING

Enlightenment Is Never Forgetting Once we recognise and realise that we are pure consciousness, that is the beginning of our spiritual path. Now, it is up to us to remember. The more we remember, the less we forget. It’s a … Continue reading

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ARE WE GHOSTS IN HUMAN FORMS?

Are We Ghosts In Human Forms? A ghost is merely consciousness lost in not knowing its true nature; because of this, it drifts around due to karma. The realisation of our true nature is both the purpose of life and … Continue reading

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THE GREAT IMPARTIALITY

The Great Impartiality When we are partial,weturn against each other. When we are impartial,we listen without bias. Impartiality gives rise to open confidence. Partiality gives rise to closed doubt. The factors conducive to the attainment of enlightenment are: observation, investigation, … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T ENLIGHTEN BELIEF

You Can’t Enlighten Belief If someone holds a belief, they have to let go of that belief before they can realise reality. If we hold a belief about someone else’s enlightenment, we will never know what enlightenment is. When a … Continue reading

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WE ARE CONDITIONED TO BE ADDICTED

We Are Conditioned To Be Addicted to being conditioned This is hell, and we need to wake up. In other words, we are led down someone else’s path, and we then maintain that. We have agreed to be conditioned, and … Continue reading

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IN TWO MINDS?

In Two Minds? Our spiritual side – that is to say, pure consciousness – is simple to see and realise; that’s if we can become less attached to our human side. We may wonder which we are – this pure … Continue reading

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IS LIFE FREEDOM OR BONDAGE?

Is Life Freedom Or Bondage? To the unenlightened, life is bondage, misery, frustration, dissatisfaction, suffering; no feeling of completion. We are full of demons. To the enlightened, life is freedom, understanding, satisfaction, compassion, completion; a relief from the bondage. Demons … Continue reading

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A TERRIFYING SHOCK

A Terrifying Shock Ignorance: not recognising. How is that a shock? How many people on Earth recognise their true nature of pure awareness of ultimate being? They may be aware of their job, family, interests, church or being Buddhist, but … Continue reading

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DOUBT

Doubt A feeling of uncertainty. Doubt everything. Gain confidence in the doubt. Until the moment of enlightenment, we will have doubt. 😀 It is in the awareness of the doubt that we can trust. We cannot doubt awareness. . .

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