Tag Archives: KARMA

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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FANCY A TRIP TO DEWACHEN?

Fancy a trip to Dewachen?  First, we must step out of our chain of cyclic reactions.  If we wish for higher realms such as Dewachen – the realm of infinite joy and happiness – we must break this vicious cycle … Continue reading

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A SYMPATHETIC UNDERSTANDING

A Sympathetic Understanding  When we have a sympathetic understandingof causes and effects (karma),we becomethe lord of compassion.  Since beginningless timebeings have endured unbearable sufferingdue to mis-understanding.  When we have a sympathetic understandingof causes and effects (karma),we evolve,never to return to … Continue reading

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DEATH OF THE OLD YEAR, BIRTH OF THE NEW

Death of the old year, birth of the new We are coming up to the end of the year. How are you? Is there a looseness in the ego? Is the ego clinging less to fixated ideas.Do you feel more … Continue reading

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MEDITATION IS LIKE WATCHING A FILM

Meditation is like watching a film.  For a film to be projected it needs,a film, light and a screen.  The light is our essence.The film is the projection of our karma, our storehouse of reactions.The screen is the phenomenal worldonto … Continue reading

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PLAYING WITH EGO

Playing with ego.  Essence, seeing its reflection through the reactions of emotions, believes that to be itself, and clings to this view. This is the creation of a duality. So, there are two of us: one is real, and the … Continue reading

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JUGGLING KARMA

Juggling karma.  Karma is seen in our behaviour.Every reaction is a productof previous reactions.Every reaction will be the causeof future reactions.We are juggling our behaviour.  This juggling is done within empty space.So much so, that we do not notice the … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE PROGRAMMING

  Breaking the programming.  From childhood, we are bombarded with subtle traumas, even in game play and interactions. Every time we react, this increases our karma. Karma is the result, or imprint, left in the mind, due to our fixations, … Continue reading

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A WORD OF WARNING

A word of warning.  Padmasambhava said, “Though your view is higher than the sky, keep your deeds finer than barley flour.” He is talking about receiving exalted teachings on the view, but not caring about our conduct. As Tulku Urgyen … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR A HIGHER SELF

Looking for a Higher Self.  The truth is at the beginning, middle and the end. There are many levels, each using the same words, but the meaning changes – perception refines – the cloud clears. Truth shines though all the … Continue reading

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WHY DO THINGS HAPPEN?

Why do things happen?  Do things just happen? Are they created by causes and conditions? Or do things happen by design?  Buddhism says, everything is created by causes and conditions: everything depends on something else. Our present moment of self-identification … Continue reading

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FUTILE DILIGENCE CREATES KARMA

Futile diligence creates karma.   The more we concentrate, the more we can concentrate. The more we can concentrate, the more we can focus. The more we can focus, the more we are aware. The more we are aware, the … Continue reading

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KARMA IS GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES

Karma is going round in circles. (What goes around, comes around)  Do your re-actions get the same re-actions from others? If so, this is karma at work. Most of the time, we don’t notice our particular (and peculiar!) pattern of … Continue reading

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