Tag Archives: KARMA

DOES THE PAST EXIST NOW?

Does The Past Exist Now? Yes – through our karma. ‘Karma’ is a Sanskrit word for the residue of past actions lodged in our mind that creates our habitual re-enactments such as, “There ‘I’ go again”. This is why most … Continue reading

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LETTING GO OF THE PAST

Letting Go Of The Past If we hang on to the past, nothing fresh will occur, and we will never break out of our karmic bubble. Bubbles can easily be burst, so we steer clear of anything that might seem … Continue reading

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DECEIVED BY OMISSION

Deceived By Omission Deception initiates a complicated cascade of confusion; a social domino effect that feeds our karma. How? Razzamatazz = Razzle-dazzle = show business: a media that deliberately inflates ambiguous language which omits original truth. We are so involved … Continue reading

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VERIFICATION

Verification We may wonder, “Am I doing the right thing?”. If we wait for verification from someone else, we become reliant on their judgement, and that isn’t verification. Who are we trying to impress? There is something in life/the universe/karma … Continue reading

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THROUGH REALISATION, NEGATIVITY TURNS POSITIVE

Through Realisation, Negativity Turns Positive Negativity is inspirational. When we know something is wrong, it’s positive. If we ignore what is wrong, we only create more negativity. The same goes for trying to be positive about everything; it’s a cover-up. … Continue reading

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DIVERSITY IS NATURAL

Diversity Is Natural Diversity is natural, but can create conflict. On a physical level, we have different cultures, and different cultures within a culture and so, there are different ways of thinking. When these differences are exaggerated or imposed, problems … Continue reading

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LIFE IS GREAT THE WAY IT IS

Life Is Great The Way It Is That’s a strange thing to say, when the world view is not based on truth, but on beliefs. Truth is like space; many things can happen within it, but space remains exactly the … Continue reading

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WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE

We Are All Going To Die 😀 Death is inevitable. Each moment dies for the next moment to occur. Each moment has an effect on the next moment. What we did previously has an effect on what we are doing … Continue reading

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BODGING THE BUDDHA’S TEACHING

Bodging The Buddha’s Teaching ‘Bodging’ is a term for highly-skilled wood turners who cut green timber, and construct a pole lathe to make chairs.  Bodging can also refer to a job done of necessity, using whatever tools and materials come to hand and which, whilst not necessarily elegant, is nevertheless serviceable. This not to be confused with a ‘botched’ … Continue reading

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THE LIGHT OF DARKNESS

The Light Of Darkness The darkness is our worries, dissatisfactions, doubts and desires … it’s a huge list of excitement. The darkness is also the covering up of our worries, dissatisfactions, doubts and desires … it’s a huge list of … Continue reading

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IF WE WANT A BETTER WORLD

If We Want A Better World If we want a better world, how can this be brought about? What are we willing to actually do to make a better world? And, who will agree with us? Ordinary people aren’t bothered … Continue reading

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STUCK IN A MIND LOOP

Stuck In a Mind Loop Ever feel like you’re treading water, responding to life in the same way all the time? Instead of remaining in pure perception, consciousness becomes corrupted or distracted and, via the senses, information goes straight to … Continue reading

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ALL WE DO

All We Do  All we do is forget what we are. All we need to do is remember what we are. When we forget what we are and become a who – involved in external matter and reactions that create … Continue reading

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THE ONLY PERSON YOU WILL LEARN FROM

The Only Person You Will Learn From The only person you will learn from is you, your self. A teacher can only give general instructions from text, and offer commentaries from their own tradition and culture. We can imagine that … 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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TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SELF

Take A Look At Your Self This self isn’t bad or demonic; it is just a collection of ideas that we mistake for our being. The demonic aspect of self arises when we express these ideas that can cause harm, … Continue reading

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INSIGHT

Insight Nothing just happens; everything comes about due to a cause. A misunderstanding of this puts insight to sleep. Insight is recognition, and starts with a feeling that something is ‘not quite right’ – a tell-tale sign, a sound in … Continue reading

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WHY DO I WRITE EVERY DAY?

Why Do I Write Every Day? Is there too much on my mind? No; it’s the same as everyone else’s. The mind merely responds to whatever karma presents and, if karma is our teacher, there is much to see. Every … Continue reading

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WE ARE ALL DEFAULTERS

We Are All Defaulters Defaulter: a person who fails to fulfil a duty, obligation, or undertaking. According to spiritual teachings, we are primordial purity. We are beings of pure presence, and our obligation is to realise this true nature for the benefit of all sentient beings. When we failed … Continue reading

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DO WE LIVE IN TRUTH OR JUDGEMENT?

Do We Live In Truth Or Judgement? The truth is that consciousness comes before a judgement.Consciousness is our origin, and does not take sides.Taking sides means judgement. Whatever happens to us is due to our judgements, and creates karma.What sees … Continue reading

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MEDITATING, AND NOTHING HAPPENS?

Meditating, And Nothing Happens? Aware that nothing happens in meditation, we have arrived at our true being, pure awareness. The truth is this simple, and that is precisely why we miss it. Occurrence that appear in the mind are merely … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL MERIT

Spiritual Merit Merit creates our karma, our life and our future life. All our thoughts, actions and reactions in this moment now are products of our past. Merit is the blueprint for the next incarnation – the next moment. Positive … Continue reading

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SEGREGATION TURNS PEOPLE AGAINST PEOPLE

Segregation Turns People Against People The same theme is repeated throughout history; divide and conquer. Different names are used to confuse us: separation, setting apart, sorting out, isolation, quarantine, exclusion, protection, shielding, partitioning, division, apartheid, ghettos … all in the name of creating an adversary … Continue reading

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GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

Good Mental Health We all have to take care of both our physical and mental health to maintain wellbeing, free from anxiety. Our mind affects our body through the way we see life. We have to train our mind to … Continue reading

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OUR SPIRITUAL PATH IS OUR GREAT UNDOING

Our Spiritual Path Is Our Great Undoing 😀 Spirituality is pure consciousness. It is not a thing; it’s … infinite reception and transmission. Our so-called path is merely our confusion which, when recognised, does not exist, so hanging on to … Continue reading

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REALISE THE PATTERN THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY

Realise The Pattern Throughout Our History The pattern: create belief; create an enemy. Creating a belief engenders fear and hope. Belief gives rise to injustice and divides people. Divided people become angry. Angry people react. Reaction is suppressed. Suppression creates … 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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BUBBLES OF KARMA

Bubbles Of Karma We each live in our own bubble of karma. We can join others’ bubbles for ‘safety’ and become a froth, but we risk being washed down the drain with everyone else 😀 Realisation of our true nature … Continue reading

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PERPETUAL CONFLICT TAKES US TO THE EDGE

Perpetual Conflict Takes Us To The Edge … of beyond. When we realise that the life we are leading just doesn’t work any more, we ask why. The answer always comes from within, as we know our own story and … Continue reading

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LAUGH IN THE FACE OF YOUR DEVIL

Laugh In The Face Of Your Devil Laughing at the things that are getting you down – your pet likes and dislikes – is freeing. In the moment now, our immediate fancies do not bind us. Problems for us and … 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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MEDITATION

Meditation It’s not what you think!Confusion will dawn as wisdom. First, we have to recognise that we are confused and dissatisfied. This honest admittance creates the necessary motivation for change to occur, to find a natural solution to just being happy. There … 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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EMPATHETIC ENTITIES

Empathetic Entities  Entity: from late Latin ens, ent- ‘being’ – (intelligent)Being: essence of a person.Essence of person: pure consciousness. Words may stir consciousness, but it is the spacious acknowledgement behind the words that illumines consciousness. There are qualities within a person that express truth without words. … Continue reading

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REALISATION ISN’T BELIEF, TRUST OR CONFIDENCE

Realisation Isn’t Belief, Trust Or Confidence Belief / trust / confidence is a trick played by the ego-devil turning consciousness away from actual now experience. Clinging to belief or trust or confidencesubtly brings us down into reifying experience.The ‘devil’ is merely ego claiming … 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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YOUR SELF IS YOUR TEACHER

Your Self Is Your Teacher It’s all you really have. Be happy with your self. It will teach you all you need to know about attaining the realisation of the essence of mind – consciousness. This self is our mind’s … Continue reading

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DEBT

Debt Debt is karma Our world has become over-excited and over-loaded due to misguided thinking; we buy into beliefs at the drop of a hat and this maintains our reliance, and we become indebted. This neediness builds and maintains our … Continue reading

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TAKING CARE OF OUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Taking Care Of Our Emotional Health We often succumb to feeling down or flat – sometimes for no reason – and that goes for when we feel happy for no reason too. It’s karmic. Karma is our stored propensity from … Continue reading

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TEACHER KARMA, KARMA TEACHER

Teacher Karma, Karma Teacher Through karma, we find a teacher. Through a teacher, we realise that karma is our teacher. Karma is reactions. As reactions diminish, karma diminishes. That is the path to enlightenment. Our reactions diminish due to us … 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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SEEKING THE TRUTH

Seeking The Truth In seeking the truth, we realise that truth is consciousness itself for, without consciousness, nothing would be known. That is our reality because that is our constant; everything else is impermanent and, as such, has no inherent … Continue reading

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CAN TEACHERS HELP?

Can Teachers Help? Only the passing on of transcendent knowledge can help us. Teachers are conduits of this knowledge for us to realise. There are many teachers, but one transcendent knowledge. We are that non-dual, inexpressible knowledge that manifests as … Continue reading

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KARMA IS COGNITIVE BIAS

Karma Is Cognitive Bias We project according to our karmic filter, our perception bias, our cognitive bias. A hundred people will sit in a teaching, and won’t all hear it the same way. From this perception, we create our own … Continue reading

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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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