Tag Archives: non-duality

FROM NOT KNOWING TO KNOWING, IN A MOMENT

From Not Knowing To Knowing, In A Moment From ignoring to realising, in a moment. We are usually too occupied and busy to realise our true reality, the source of absolute truth. When we stop being occupied for a moment, … Continue reading

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BELIEF SAYS

Belief Says Belief says: “I am the lord thy God. Have no other gods before me. Have no graven images or likenesses. Do not take the lord’s name in vain…” Duality is created. Truth says: Our being is pure consciousness. Belief … 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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EMPATHY IS NON-DUALITY

Empathy Is Non-Duality Empathy is yoga; yoga means union. Empathy is union with another. Empathy is the reason we have the ability to be compassionate. No knowledge is needed, other than pure awareness. Just being aware tells us everything we need … Continue reading

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KNOW ONE, KNOW ALL

Know One, Know All There are thousands of teachings about our reality; they all result in the realisation of non-dual, pure awareness. Without that, nothing would be known. Once realised, there is no further need for theories. Sin is a … Continue reading

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ONENESS ISN’T TWONESS

Oneness Isn’t Twoness Oneness is non-dual realisation. Twoness is dual realisation. When we relate, that is duality. When there is no relating, that is non-duality. When there is I, there is you. When there is no I, there is only … Continue reading

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ESOTERIC TEACHINGS

Esoteric Teachings Esotericmeans ‘known by the few’, whereasexotericis ‘known by the many’. Exoteric teachings are the gradual paths comprising of methods that inspire us, convincing us to stay committed. These teaching have disciplines attached to them; the do’s and dont’s, … Continue reading

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THE NEW BANNER

New Banner The new banner represents Plato’s shadow cave; we worship something as being real when, in truth, we are that reality which is dreaming in the illusion of concepts. This blog may be Nyingma Dzogchen in character, but in … Continue reading

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DO WE HAVE TO BE SPECIAL TO BE SPIRITUAL?

Do We Have To Be Special To be Spiritual? The Buddha saw that everyone has Buddha nature, but we’re asleep. The word ‘Buddha’ merely means awake and pure, so from that point of view, no one is special … equally, … Continue reading

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THE DUALISTS

The Dualists We sentient humans live and believe in a state of duality. Duality means two. Everything is related to me. In spiritual terms, consciousness is always relating to something. Me and other. This is so ‘normal’ for humans that … Continue reading

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COMMUNION

Communion Communion is that which we have in common. Communion is in silence, not in expression. And silence is pure consciousness, empty of self. Empty of self and other, there is no me, and no God. This what the mystics … Continue reading

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BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Beyond Boundaries Taking time out of our programme. Programme = before written = karma Who wrote and consented to the programme? We did. When we look at our life, we find that it has a pattern to it, and so … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BUDDHIST

You Don’t Have To Be Buddhist To Realise The Buddha’s Teaching The Buddha wasn’t! The reality of pure consciousness is non-denominational. It is beyond religion, culture or language. It is natural being. Extremists cling to their religion, culture and language, … Continue reading

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SO NEAR BUT SO FAR

So Near But So Far Don’t miss the complete picture. You do not have to keep on meditating – you know! Just recognise being aware. We have a choice about what we believe; that’s if we know we have a … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE IS USELESS WITHOUT MEDITATION

Spiritual Knowledge Is Useless Without Meditation Meditation is the experience of knowledge, and experience leads to realisation. Meditation is sitting erect and relaxed, being aware of the thoughts taking place in the mind, not following or being driven by them. … Continue reading

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WE ARE BORN MEDITATING

We Are Born Meditating Meditation is just being aware We are always meditating, but this goes unnoticed when we are distracted by events, actions or objects. Being aware is natural and ordinary, so meditation is natural and ordinary. Unfortunately, through … Continue reading

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GROSS MEDITATION, SUBTLE MEDITATION, VERY SUBTLE MEDITATION

Gross Meditation, Subtle Meditation, Very Subtle Meditation Gross meditation is watching the mind, being mindful and aware. Subtle meditation is awareness that the mind is still and empty of thoughts: there is, however, a me and there is awareness, so … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO SELF, THERE IS NO GOD, THERE IS NO BUDDHISM

There Can Be No Self, There Can Be No God, There Can Be No Buddhism Ultimately, there can only be pure uncomplicated consciousness. Nothing separate. That is non-duality.

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THE LOVELIEST TRICK EVER PLAYED

The Loveliest Trick Ever Played Spirituality is a process of progressive realisation. It is our experience and personal realisation, rather than something that we hear or read about, and then think we know. If there was just one path, then … Continue reading

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TAKING THE HEART OF THE BUDDHA’S TEACHING TO HEART

Taking The Heart Of The Buddha’s Teaching To Heart It’s really very simple. The heart of the Buddha’s teaching is spontaneous presence, which is the same as non-duality, empty essence, pure consciousness, pure awareness, nowness. It could also be described … Continue reading

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NON-DUALITY IS DETACHMENT

Non-duality Is Detachment Non-duality is detachment. Duality is attachment. In detachment, there is clarity. In attachment, there is bias. Non-duality is ultimate reality. Duality is a mental reality. In detachment/clarity, appearances are instantaneously perceived as they are. There is no … Continue reading

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WHAT IS ONENESS?

What Is Oneness? Wikipedia has a brilliant overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nondualism Ultimate, oneness is not two parts. Oneness is pure awareness. Pure awareness is not aware of other – or itself. Pure empty awareness is nondualism. Whatever we then call this is … Continue reading

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PERCEPTION AND REFLECTION ARE INSEPARABLE

Perception And Reflection Are Inseparable This is the realisation of the two truths – non duality. For most of us, what usually happens is that perception gets caught up in the reflection of perception (the object). This creates a subject … Continue reading

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TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF…

Take a look at yourself… Looking at the image ‘we’ have created over a very long period of time and call ourself means that something is aware of something else. We – our true nature, absolute reality or pure awareness … Continue reading

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RENUNCIATION

Renunciation This is the real Dharma Renunciation is often misunderstood, and can therefore seem scary! “Oh my goodness, I have to give up everything”!?! Dharma renunciation is much more subtle than that: it means not holding on. This has far … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH YOU IS ‘ME’

The problem with you, is ‘me’. The problem with you, is ‘me’.‘Me’ is adding a value to you.You can never be ‘me.’You’re not what you see.  ‘Me’ is covering the jewel with mud.‘Me’ is making you look good,turning this jewel … Continue reading

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APPEARANCE AND EMPTINESS

Appearance and Emptiness. Sometimes a sentence comes to mind that is so profound, that it gets more beautiful as it is reflected upon. When appearances and emptiness are seen as arising simultaneously that is non-dual awareness. Non-duality is not two, … Continue reading

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