Tag Archives: Meditation

“I CAN’T MEDITATE”

“I Can’t Meditate” It isn’t the I that meditates. 🙂 We need a little intellectual curiosity to understand this. The I is consciousness associating with thoughts and clinging to them, thus creating an I-illusion. We (consciousness) have thoughts, but we … Continue reading

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MEDITATION ONLY SPOILS IT

Meditation Only Spoils It Meditation is a method to bring the mind to stillness for the clarity of awareness to be acknowledged though mindfulness. It is in relating to this experience, however, that we end up in a constant duality … Continue reading

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WHAT IS DZOGCHEN?

What Is Dzogchen? ‘Dzogchen’ is a Tibetan word for natural, pure consciousness. What is the practice of Dzogchen? To realise it. How? Drop any meditation. Why? Dzogchen is what we already are. And it isn’t a practice. We are Dzogchen. … Continue reading

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WE ARE MORE POWERFUL WHEN WE KNOW

We Are More Powerful When We Know We are more powerful when we know than when we do not know. Every time we ignore, we lose. This isn’t about knowing one thing as opposed to another thing, judging everything by … Continue reading

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ACTUAL MEDITATION IS NON-MEDITATION

Actual Meditation Is Non-Meditation The Buddha said, “Not too tight and not too loose.” What did he mean by that? We neither cling to the method nor become distracted. Meditation is just a reminder. Once we remember or realise our … Continue reading

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THE SHOCK OF REALISATION IS ALMOST UNBEARABLE

The Shock Of Realisation Is Almost Unbearable Nine and a half billion people on this planet are unaware of their true reality, and so they’re not free. We just accept the status quo of following everyone else in our particular … Continue reading

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LIVING IN REALITY, OR IN A DREAM?

Living In Reality, Or In A Dream? When we connect directly to whatever presents itself, that is reality. Object and consciousness are one. Non-duality. Seeing the moon reflected in a pool, the moon, the reflection and consciousness are simultaneously one. … Continue reading

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STIMULATION & BOREDOM

Stimulation & Boredom Being trained to be stimulated, we are easily bored, and driven to seek out more stimulation. This process suppresses inner enquiry and inner peace. Get people to be excited about politics, sport, fashion, sex, celebrities, foreign antics … Continue reading

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MEDITATION ISN’T THE ANSWER TO OUR PROBLEMS?

Meditation Isn’t The Answer To Our Problems!? This was said by a very influential professor who actually meditates. And it’s doublespeak. He means that meditation isn’t the answer to his – and his organisation’s – problems, but it is the … Continue reading

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WHEN TO DROP THE MEDITATION

When To Drop The Meditation Just meditating and feeling calm is still working in the dark. We have to know the objective, which is not dependent on the mind for existence; that is pure consciousness, working in the light. Realise we are pure consciousness, before thoughts … Continue reading

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SOMEONE’S TURNED THE CRAZY KNOB UP?

Someone’s Turned The Crazy Knob Up? Er … no. The world has always been this way. We just suddenly noticed. It’s like meditation; our thoughts and emotions seem to get worse. They haven’t. We’ve just become more aware of them. … Continue reading

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DON’T TRUST ANYONE WHO MENTIONS VIPASSANA! :D

Don’t Trust Anyone Who Mentions Vipassana! 😀 There is enchantment and bewilderment in exotic words. If we are dissatisfied with our life, we look for something more, something different. This is a bit of a trap, as we still end … Continue reading

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WHY WE SHOULD TRUST OUR SELF

Why We Should Trust Our Self Our self is an image that we have built up through the adoption of cultural ideas, and we believe this image to be what we are. In reality, it’s a false identity that transmits … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE PROVE OUR REALITY?

How Do We Prove Our Reality? What we think of as our reality is merely a fixation in the mind. That is our global prison. We can only be free when, through analysis and meditation, we clear the mind of … Continue reading

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A MOVING MIND CAN MEDITATE

A Moving Mind Can Meditate We do not have to be still and silent to meditate. Whether thoughts are present or not, awareness remains unchanged. We are therefore never carried away. This is how we lead a contemplative life. Modern … Continue reading

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TAKING OURSELVES APART

Taking Ourselves Apart It’s not until we take something apart that we understand it,and see what is left.This is especially important in understanding the mind. And what is left?Consciousness.Pure consciousness. Whatever is seen, however uncomfortable, loses its gripas we become … Continue reading

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THE WORLD IS A STAGE … STAGED!

The World Is A Stage … Staged! We make our entrance, receive our script, and live our life according to that script. There are different parts, but it’s all the same illusion. Meditation tears up the script.

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STOP MEDITATING WHEN …

Stop Meditating When … Stop meditating when you recognise that there is just seeing (pure consciousness) taking place. Merely relax and rest there. All the senses are wide open, as pure perception is present. The outcome of this is 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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TRUTH IS NOT A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION

TRUTH IS NOT A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION Truth is not a philosophical discussion. Philosophy is for those who don’t know or don’t want to know, as knowing means our view of life will totally change. In discovering absolute truth, we realise … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: CATCHING THAT FIRST MOMENT OF REALITY

Exercise: Catching That First Moment Of Reality This practice is consciousness watching thoughts that come to pass. Play a video of someone you normally do not like. Just watch with an open mind, without any judgement at all. In just … Continue reading

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RIDING THE WAVE OF A COLLAPSING SYSTEM

Riding The Wave Of A Collapsing System System: early 17th century, from French système or late Latin systema, from Greek sustēma, from sun- ‘with’ + histanai ‘set up’. Realisation is all about riding the wave of a collapsing set up, both externally (others’ minds) and internally (our mind). Life as we know it is collapsing, … Continue reading

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MEDITATE LIKE A FLY ON THE WALL

Meditate Like A Fly On The Wall Meditate like a fly on the wall; quietly observing, but not involved. Living life like a fly on the wall teaches us much. Whatever we learn enhances our skills and abilities to be … Continue reading

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FEELING WOBBLY?

Feeling Wobbly? When there is general anxiety in the population, and people feel psychologically and spiritually disconnected from their essence and purpose, they are ripe for exploitation.  This is social engineering at work, when everything seems chaotic and confusing, and … 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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DAMNED BY DISTRACTIONS

Damned By Distractions We are damned by distractions. This is why we meditate – to recognise that we are the clarity of consciousness. Distraction: A thing that prevents someone from concentrating. Distraction: A disturbance, intrusion, interference, obstruction, hindrance. Distraction: Amusement, entertainment, diversion, pastime, recreation, hobby, game, leisure pursuit. Distraction: Bewilderment, befuddlement, perplexity, confusion, disturbance, agitation. We do not have to be … Continue reading

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PURE CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Pure Consciousness Is The Elephant In The Room The ‘elephant in the room’ is a metaphor for something that is obvious but no one mentions because it makes us feel uncomfortable. We will talk for hours about other matters, but never about our … 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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MEDITATION WORKS

Meditation Works Sacred moments. The mind is a sacred space, and should be treated with respect so that clarity is revealed, and we see and think clearly. It’s that important. Meditation works because, in silence, the mind’s inner temple is … Continue reading

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WHAT IS … ADVANCED MEDITATION???

What Is … Advanced Meditation??? The word ‘meditation’ means to focus the mind, to stop it wandering so that it can come to rest in pure clarity – so that we come to rest in pure clarity. It is a … Continue reading

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NEVER LOSE INNER PEACE

Never Lose Inner Peace Maintaining inner peace changes our world. Inner peace is equanimity; calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation. Calm composure is our basis for sanity, and when we lose inner peace, that sanity is no longer present. While … Continue reading

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PROMOTING DIVERSITY PROMOTES ALIENATION

Promoting Diversity Promotes Alienation Promoting diversity promotes alienation, and they know it.Who are they?The promoters. We are constantly being divided and ruled. Divide and conquer is the dark art of a cultural war. From Wikipedia:“Divide and rule (Latin: divide et impera), or divide … Continue reading

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IN MEDITATION, THERE IS NO MEDITATOR

In Meditation, There Is No Meditator If we think we are meditating, that is not meditating. In meditation, there is nothing to refer to; meditation is to remind us that all mental activities cease, allowing pure consciousness just to be. … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH REALISATION

The Problem With Realisation The problem – or complication – with realising the nature of mind (pure consciousness) and that which obscures this is finding the right words for a specific occasion. We can, of course, generalise, but that isn’t … Continue reading

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I WANT FREEDOM FROM MYSELF

I Want Freedom from Myself This is both possible and ridiculous. Our self is consciousness that identifies with a collection of ideas that we call ‘I’. It is that identification which is ridiculous as this ‘I’ is a temporary arrangement … Continue reading

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MEDITATION BREAKS THE SPELL

Meditation Breaks The Spell Meditation breaks the spell of concepts– hope/desire, fear/aversion, indifference/ignorance –under which we live.In meditation, we clearly see them and, in seeing, we are freed. It only takes a moment. The more we become familiar with this,the … Continue reading

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STILL DESPERATE TO FIND OUT MORE?

Still Desperate To Find Out More? The only way to find out the truth is to recognise it, and then realise it. The truth isn’t in a book, on the internet, or from a teacher. The authenticity of truth is … Continue reading

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REALISATION AND FEELING

Realisation and Feeling Realisation and feeling may not always be in balance: we may sense something, but it doesn’t feel right. We might be too sensitive or too stimulated, or past trauma comes to the surface, bringing up subtle feelings. … Continue reading

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IMPROVING MEDITATION

Improving Meditation How do we improve meditation? By continually dropping it. We may feel that we must stay fixed and focused: this can cause subtle tension as we become too tight. Too loose causes us to be vacant and wander … Continue reading

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OUR MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT LIFE

Our Misunderstanding About Life This is so easy to say but so difficult to accept. Life itself is pure spirit, pure consciousness.Unfortunately, we are far too occupied or vacant to notice the experience of this. We prefer to believe in the … Continue reading

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MEDITATION ISN’T SOMETHING WE DO

Meditation Isn’t Something We Do Meditation isn’t something we do – it’s something we are. We realise that what we are is watching what we do. We’re not waiting for something. We are. We are pure spirit – whether we … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE WANT MORE AND MORE DHARMA?

Why Do We Want More And More Dharma? Dharma is the teaching about our own true nature of just seeing. When we just see, we are free.  We simply have to see that we see, and rest there. Resting in … Continue reading

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IT’S AN INSIDE JOB

It’s An Inside Job We live in stressful, confusing and modified times.Who caused this to happen? It’s an inside job. Who invaded our minds?Who allowed it to happen? It’s an inside job. If we don’t realise our true inner reality,we … Continue reading

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LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD

Living In The Real World Spiritual practitioners are often accused of not living in the real world. It depends on what we think the real world is 🙂 Is whatever’s going on a reality?Or is that which perceives whatever’s going on … 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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LITTLE INNOCUOUS IDEAS

Little Innocuous Ideas Little, unfounded, innocuous articles are put out to air an idea, sow seeds and monitor traction.  Through the media, an idea is circulatedto see how far it will travel and how many will adopt it. Big ideas start from innocent-looking … Continue reading

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ARE WE IN SPECULATIVE OR CONTEMPLATIVE MODE?

Are We In Speculative Or Contemplative Mode? Speculation: the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.Contemplation: looking deep within for a long time. Modern societies are more speculative than contemplative. One is full of excitement, while the other rests in quietude.One searches outside, while the other, … Continue reading

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“WHAT IS THE USE OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE?”

“What Is The Use Of Spiritual Practice?” The point of spiritual practice is to reduce suffering in the world.When suffering is reduced, happiness is increased.It’s that simple. The problem is thatwe are too excitable. “So what do we do?”We sit … Continue reading

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INTROVERT AND EXTROVERT

Introvert and Extrovert Seeing is the relief we seek. When we understand what is going on in our mind, we become clearer, quieter and enlightened. In every conversation, there is always some truth to be had that is both challenging … Continue reading

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