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OUR MANUAL FOR LIFE IS OUR KARMA

Our Manual For Life Is Our Karma Karma is the book of memories in our mind that is the result of causes. It affects our behaviour and so, our life. Everything that happens in our thoughts and actions is due … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH OTHERS’ KARMA

Dealing With Others’ Karma … … is dealing with our own karma Once we recognise our own karmic tendencies, this affects our behaviour (the product stored in the mind from our past reactions), and then we can start to recognise … Continue reading

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TO BE SERIOUS OR NOT TO BE SERIOUS?

To Be Serious Or Not To Be Serious? It all depends on what we’re talking about. The I? Consciousness? Our conduct? We have to understand what is of benefit and what is harmful, and which level we are speaking about. … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE PRACTICE AND REALISATION OF DHARMA IS KARMA!

The Ultimate Practice And Realisation Of Dharma Is Karma! Why is it difficult to communicate? Communication is the real practice. Communication is not just talking. Communication is a karmic experience and realisation. Karma is the product of our personal past, … Continue reading

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WHAT TRUTH CAN YOU RELY ON?

What Truth Can You Rely On? There are three significant words here: truth, you and rely. When we know both the absolute and relative meaning of these words, we know the Dharma. ‘Truth’: truth is that which never changes – … Continue reading

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A VIEW OF KARMA

A View Of Karma Karma is what we carry around with us; it’s our ambience, our vibration of ideas. It’s an aura surrounding a person. All the people whom we know … we know! Say a word or name to … 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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A FEELING ISN’T AN EMOTION

A Feeling Isn’t An Emotion (continued from yesterday) As we realise something, we realise more. ‘Feeling’ is something actually felt (an intuition) in the first moment of experience, as opposed to our ‘feelings’ that we hold on to and carry … Continue reading

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FEELING FLAT OR HEAVY?

Feeling Flat Or Heavy? There is a reason for feeling flat or heavy, and it’s fine. The same goes for every feeling we all experience. In Buddhism, there is an explanation known as the twelve links of causes and karmic … Continue reading

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GIVE UP THE DHARMA TO REALISE THE DHARMA

Give Up The Dharma To Realise The Dharma We will never realise the Dharma by listening or reading about the Dharma. “But I want the original, authentic teaching!” This is why the Buddha said, “Don’t take my word for it; … Continue reading

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IT’S THEIR KARMA (PROBLEM), SO WHY BOTHER?

It’s Their Karma (Problem), So Why Bother? That attitude creates our karma (problem). In our ignorance, we mix up relative consciousness (all about me), and absolute consciousness (all about compassion). When we step back from our self centred, clever routine, clear … Continue reading

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DO WE FEEL WE’RE NOT MAKING SPIRITUAL PROGRESS?

Do We Feel We’re Not Making Spiritual Progress? This is a psychological dilemma rather than a spiritual one. Spirit is nothing more than pure consciousness; it’s what we are, right now. It is that which sees these words without comment … Continue reading

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REINCARNATION; IS IT WORTH THE GAMBLE?

Reincarnation; Is It Worth The Gamble? If we see this life as the only reality, then it doesn’t matter what we do as there are no long term consequences, unless we belong to an organisation or belief system, where we … Continue reading

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PLUMBING WITHOUT A PLUMBER

Plumbing without a Plumber As we progress along the path of exposing the false and hollow nature of ideas and beliefs about our self, we may experience a feeling of alienation towards the collective consciousness which is drifting along, driven by the winds of karma. When … Continue reading

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EGO: FRIEND AND TEACHER

Ego: Friend And Teacher The term ‘ego’, at a lower level, is a derogatory remark; we say that he or she is ‘all ego’, self-centred, self-interested. The funny thing is, who do theythink is making these remarks?” 😀 Ego is … Continue reading

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SHORT CUT TO THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

Short Cut To The Four Noble Truths The realisation of the ultimate truth in one single moment The four noble truths are; the existence of suffering, the cause of that suffering, the cessation of suffering, and following the path that … Continue reading

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REALITY IS ORDINARY

Reality Is Ordinary Our true nature of pure consciousness is ordinary. It is neither special nor a mystery: to think that is to distance ourselves from our true reality. In order to realise our true nature, we do not have … Continue reading

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THE SUBTLE CHANGE IN CONSCIOUSNESS

The Subtle Change In Consciousness from the unreal to the real. Humans (in fact, all sentient beings) perceive through the senses: we recall memories, form judgements and then react. This is our reptilian response of fight, flight or freeze, and … Continue reading

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THE MEANING OF LIFE

The Meaning Of Life When consciousness awakens, it holds onto nothing. Realising pure consciousness is the source of wisdom that is empty of contamination. Giving up our cosmetic life and washing off the adornments, we awaken as in a dream. … 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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SEEING GOOD, SEEING BAD

Seeing Good, Seeing Bad Good = beneficial Bad = harmful Both have an effect on us. Finding fault is easier than seeing good. Seeing good needs the complete picture. The complete picture is seeing both benefit and harm. In finding … Continue reading

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BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

“Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder” On a conventional, relative level, this refers to our individual taste, which is formed by our individual understanding and opinion, and will be limited. On an ultimate level, beauty is seen as … Continue reading

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MIND-FULL OF EMPTINESS

Mind-Full of Emptiness This is the path to enlightenment: the complete picture. There are two aspects to complete enlightenment: one is consciousness-awareness and the other is its purity of emptiness. There are also two ways of coming to this realisation. … Continue reading

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EVIL IS SUBTLE

Evil is Subtle Evil creates and reconditions our karma. We all have the potential for enlightenment, but there is a darker part of the human condition, which we could call selfishness, or ‘evil’. Evil needs a cause in order to … Continue reading

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MAKE DO AND MEND = DHARMA

Make Do And Mend = Dharma We accept (make do) whatever karma brings our way. We heal (mend) that karma by not clinging to it. This view is the enlightened attitude, and the very happiness we seek. Make do and … Continue reading

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MUNDANE AND SUPRAMUNDANE LIFE

Mundane And Supramundane Life There are two different ways of looking at life: the mundane, earthly, materialistic experience, and the supramundane experience above and beyond that. We oscillate between the two so quickly that we don’t notice the confusion, doubt … Continue reading

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HOW ARE WE UNIQUE?

How Are We Unique? We are a mixture of pure consciousness and karma. Karma is the accumulation of habitual ideas which gives rise to re-actions. We usually express ourselves through this karmic mist. This expression or manifestation isn’t unique as … Continue reading

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CURLY AND THE BUDDHA

Curly And The Buddha “Do you know what the secret of life is?” “No – what?” “This.” “Your finger?” “One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else just don’t mean shiiit.” “That’s great – but what’s … Continue reading

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WHY ‘THE MOMENT NOW’ IS SO IMPORTANT

Why ‘The Moment Now’ Is So Important The guru is not the teacher. The moment now is the teacher. The guru can only tell us about the moment now. The moment now is consciousness. If we are not in the … Continue reading

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SELF-KNOWING AWARENESS

Self-Knowing Awareness We are automatically (without conscious thought or attention) spontaneous awareness/ consciousness. Nothing creates this: it works by itself without human control. A human is merely consciousness that became confused and attached itself to certain ideas which, driven by karma, … Continue reading

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IS DEATH TERMINAL?

Is Death Terminal? Well, life is terminal. Death going to happen, because it’s normal! It isn’t ‘normal’ to go consciously through the whole process. There are many teachings about what might happen to us after the death of the body, … Continue reading

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MASTERY OVER PERCEPTION

Mastery Over Perception Mastery over perception means that we cease to react to appearances. Karma is therefore no longer reinforced, purifying samsara. And the lighter … and lighter … we feel! You can see where this is going! 😀 Karma: … Continue reading

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WHATEVER PATH WE FOLLOW

Whatever Path We Follow Whatever path we follow, whatever we believe, whatever we think we know, it is essential to realise that pure perception is taking place, through the haze of the brain/mind’s chattering. We don’t have to recall special … Continue reading

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LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Levels Of Consciousness The levels of consciousness are determined by the levels of diminishing obscurations We may have assumed that consciousness is just one level – we are conscious – but consciousness has many levels as we have many levels … Continue reading

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THERE ARE A LOT OF GURUS OUT THERE

There Are A Lot Of Gurus Out There There are therefore a lot of methods Do we choose a teacher, or does a teacher choose us? If whatever happens is due to karma, then everything is timely and synchronistic, and … Continue reading

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WHAT CAN WE TRUST?

What Can We Trust? Good things happen to us, bad things happen to us, horrid things happen to us: there is no escaping this fact because it’s actually happening. That is what we can trust – that things happen. What … Continue reading

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ADOPTING A TRADITION

Adopting A Tradition Tradition: the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. This could also be called programming. Traditional, practical values of decency and compassion are important for a society, as long as this is not abused by corrupting powers: programming … Continue reading

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ESSENCE CANNOT BE IMPROVED OR DESTROYED

  Essence Cannot Be Improved Or Destroyed Our primary nature is pure consciousness, pure love, that cannot be improved or destroyed. It is not a thing that is created from conditions. It just is. Sadly, this pure consciousness goes unnoticed … Continue reading

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WHAT IS KARMA, AND HOW CAN WE SEE IT?

What Is Karma, And How Can We See It? We see karma in our behaviour. Our behaviour is karma, and karma creates our behaviour. Karma is a Sanskrit word for the results of actions; the cause of an effect. Reactions … Continue reading

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THE ART OF BEING HAPPY BEING YOU

The Art Of Being Happy Being You Our spiritual path is the dissolution of our confusion regarding what we truly are. What we are is the lucid clarity that illuminates every thing perceived. That is the light. The confusion is … Continue reading

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ROUTINE RECITATIONS AND KARMA

Routine Recitations and Karma Karma is the personal programming in our mind that affects our behaviour: it is the result of previous actions, which creates reactions. It’s how habits are formed. Whatever happens in the mind affects the brain, in … Continue reading

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DON’T BE SURPRISED; NOTHING IS RANDOM

Don’t Be Surprised; Nothing Is Random Everything has a cause, due to conditions. Each leaf grows and falls in a precise way, due to causes and conditions. In the autumn, leaves cannot not fall. A deluded person cannot not be … Continue reading

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NO EGO, NO KARMA

No Ego, No Karma Know ego, know karma. It’s important to accept that we have to live through that which we have already created, but the effects can be reduced. Our every reaction is a product from our past, which … Continue reading

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ACCEPTING OR NOT ACCEPTING REINCARNATION

Accepting or Not Accepting Reincarnation There is no argument: some believe in reincarnation while others do not. Either way, it’s a belief, and beliefs have psychological consequences. Every individual decides what life and death are all about. We may not … Continue reading

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IS OUR KARMA OUR GUIDE?

Is Our Karma Our Guide? The recognition that we are seeing through a habitual bias is an extremely subtle business: “we see through a glass darkly”. We needn’t feel guilty about this because the moment that we become aware of … Continue reading

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IT IS AS IT IS

It Is As It Is “But I don’t like it as it is!” “Sorry; our karma chose this impure realm, and according to karma, it’s perfect. The good news is that we can end karma.” “How?” “By accepting everything as … Continue reading

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SAMSARA IS NOT OUT THERE

Samsara Is Not Out There Some aspects of the teachings take time to assimilate. First, we need the right attitude to receive teachings: without this, we are merely picking up information for the head to toy with, rather than realising … Continue reading

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WHY ACT WITH VIRTUE?

Why Act With Virtue? The Buddha said, “Do good. Do no harm. Tame the mind.” What is ‘doing good’? What is ‘virtue’? It is a sympathetic understanding of cause and effect. A simple sentence can have a whole load of … Continue reading

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INNER PEACE

Inner peace Inner peace comes through recognition of the nature of mind. The nature of mind is clarity; pure uncontaminated view. The continuity of pure view is stability in inner peace. Life and karma unwind through relaxed inner peace. In … Continue reading

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THE CONTINUITY OF ESSENCE

The Continuity of Essence That…That!…is the great secret! If we truly took this to heart, we would never be afraid. Our essence is constant, was never born and never dies. It just is. Through the force of karma, essence enters … Continue reading

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