Tag Archives: Love

THE INSEPARABILITY OF BUDDHISM AND GOD

The Inseparability Of Buddhism And God It is not a matter of being aware of God; God is the awareness. Without awareness, we would never know, would we? No awareness No God. Inspiration and insight come from the clarity of … Continue reading

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BEING SATISFIED WITH DISSATISFACTION

Being Satisfied With Dissatisfaction As we learn, we have to drop the limitations of our previous understanding. In this realisation, we can feel either uncomfortable or elated, and that determines where we go next – or whether we stay where … Continue reading

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I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH

I Am Not Good Enough I’m not generous enough, patient enough, disciplined enough, or have enough concentration or knowledge. I am, in fact, defective. Should I be depressed?* The answer is NO! The point is that if we know we … Continue reading

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THE POINTING OUT INSTRUCTION

The Pointing Out Instruction The pointing out of the essence of being. It’s obvious … when pointed out. It’s quite ordinary, having no special or distinctive features. It’s normal, and yet ignored at every moment, while ever-present. We all have perception, so we perceive. That … Continue reading

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AWAKENING COMPASSION

Awakening Compassion means waking up to our reality. It means love … even though! When we realise our own true nature, compassion naturally arises in recognition that all sentient beings want happiness, and that this happiness is hidden from them. … Continue reading

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WHY WE LOSE INNER PEACE

Why We Lose Inner Peace Doubt! And doubt kills love. Doubt makes us more critical, and we lose inner confidence, joy and…compassion. It is an imbalance of emptiness and cognisance – pure awareness – that affects our natural view of … Continue reading

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THE MYSTERY OF LOVE

The Mystery Of Love Here we are talking about divine love – unconditional, ultimate love. This, of course, is Buddhahood – or God Consciousness. In devotional practice, we can get a hint of this, but it’s not an everyday occurrence. … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES LOVE ACTUALLY COME FROM?

Where does love actually come from?  Love comes from joy.Joy comes from confidence.Confidence comes from knowing.Knowing comes from awareness.Awareness comes from recognisingpure essence.  Love is our Nirmanakaya aspect – manifestation.Awareness is our Sambhogakaya aspect – clarity.Essence is our Dharmakaya aspect … Continue reading

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LOVE…REALLY?

Love…really?  Real love is challenging. It is more than not wanting something in return.  It is more than spiritual sugar, temporarily sweetening a situation.  Love is feeling how another feels, and empathising.  Love is others first, you last. That is … Continue reading

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AM I THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE?

Am I the centre of the universe?  When you think about it, life is all about me.We know this ‘me’ isn’t real, so, no one else’s me is real either.Are we alone with our projections?  Yes and no.  Relatively it’s … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT!

It’s not your fault! It’s not your fault, as nothing ever happened! Whatever happens to you now is not your fault: it is a product from the past. However, the past doesn’t exist, the future doesn’t exist, and the present … Continue reading

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TO EGO OR NOT TO EGO?!

To ego or not to ego?! For years, I’ve had a problem with western spirituality, especially in Buddhism. When at retreats, people walk around as if ‘they’ are not there, head to one side and slightly vacant. How did we … Continue reading

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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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HOW NOT TO BECOME A DEMON

How not to become a demon.  The core of the Mahayana teachings is Bodhichitta – the ultraistic attitude enshrined by the Four Immeasurables – Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity…but these aspirations are towards others.  Most of our time is spent … Continue reading

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DON’T REGRET

Don’t regret.  Everything that happens in life is a lesson. From lessons, we learn…or not! If we use intelligence, and recognise emotions and the value of compassion, then we will be facing in the right direction. Of course, we make … Continue reading

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LIVING IN AN INSANE WORLD

Living in an insane world.   Can we find sanity? Tricky. What is normality? Tricky. Well who is sane? Tricky.   This is a tricky world.  We sentient beings are not enlightened because we are confused about the truth concerning … Continue reading

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BEAUTIFUL WORDS

Beautiful words. We may look for more truth, but we know already- the answer is very simple! Corinthians (old testament)  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, … Continue reading

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