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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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MICRO MANAGED EAR WORMS

Micro Managed Ear Worms Do you think we are being micro managed in an evil way? Little by little, humanity has exchanged its sense of reality for someone else’s beliefs. Whenever we hear politicians and broadcasters, or read the ‘news’, we … Continue reading

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THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER

There Is Only One Answer There is only one answer:Pure consciousness. There is only one question:What distracts pure consciousness?

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OUR IDENTITY IS A FICTION

Our Identity Is A Fiction Our self-identity is a fiction, a misnomer. Misnomer: a wrong or inaccurate name or designation. We are not an identity, a personality, a name. We cannot even be a ‘Buddhist’. If we identify with a group – or anything – … Continue reading

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THE HEART IS THE ESSENCE OF PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

The Heart Is The Essence Of Pure Consciousness This is opposite to what people generally think of as their ‘heart’; we usually see ‘heart’ as our feelings, but that is merely a reaction in the same mind as our thoughts. … Continue reading

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HOLDING A GRUDGE

Holding A Grudge Holding a grudge is a feeling of resentment resulting from injustice, unfairness or downright perceived stupidity; it will affect our entire lives, to the extent of creating hatred and further wrongdoing. We all make mistakes, more or … Continue reading

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DO YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE FEELING WORRIED?

Do You Spend Your Life Feeling Worried? I do. Reasoning, however, tells us that there is nothing we can do about worldliness that worries us. The world is in a very dark place brought about by decisions that favour a … Continue reading

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BEING WEIRD: CONSCIOUSLY CONTROLLING OUR DESTINY

Being Weird: Consciously Controlling Our Destiny Weird: Late Middle English, originally meaning ‘having the power to control destiny’; unearthly. If we have no control over life, and merely follow collective ideas as our ancestors did, we are born, work, have a family, leave offspring and die. Animals, insects, … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES, THINGS DON’T SEEM RIGHT OR COMPLETE

Sometimes, Things Don’t Seem Right Or Complete This is intuition at work. Most of us ignore our natural intuition in favour of second-hand information that we project onto whatever we see. This is never a complete picture. Intuition is knowledge without conscious reasoning. It … Continue reading

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EVIL CAN NEVER HAVE POWER OVER GOODNESS

Evil Can Never Have Power Over Goodness Why not? Goodness is a pure heart; it is pure consciousness that can never be deceived, whereas the mind can. Know the difference. Evil intent has no insight, and cannot recognise the emptiness … Continue reading

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WHAT REALISES, AND WHAT IS REALISED?

What Realises, And What Is Realised? We exist to realise what we are, and what we are not. If we do not realise what we are, we remain ignorant of our true reality. It is shocking that we do not … 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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IF WE THINK WE ARE AWAKE, WE’RE NOT

If We Think We Are Awake, We’re Not Here’s why. Being awake involves the spontaneous present moment of pure consciousness. It is timeless, as there is nothing else going on in that moment. It is observation without observer to comment. … Continue reading

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CONFIDENCE WITHOUT CLARITY

Confidence Without Clarity Confidence without clarity is a false confidence that leads this world into the dark state of ignorance. Clarity is the insight of pure consciousness that reveals the light of compassionate wisdom. Confidence without clarity is merely a … Continue reading

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WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE EFFULGENT

We’re Supposed To Be Effulgent Effulgent: shining brightly, radiant, emanating joy or goodness.  The opposite of effulgence is darkness, or lowliness. Spiritual enlightenment is the Great Transformation.When we see we are in darkness or lowliness, that seeing is the presence of effulgence – pure consciousness. It … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS BRINGS SUFFERING

Consciousness Brings Suffering Consciousness brings suffering. Realising the nature of consciousness brings happiness. We will never find happiness until we realise we are suffering. Pure consciousness is at peace with everything, as everything is in a state of impermanence. Pure … Continue reading

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RIGHT TIME, RIGHT CONNECTION

Right Time, Right Connection Connection: the relationship between something, and something else. First, we have to be in the right place, mentally. It is through the practice of sitting in stillness that we realise we do not have consciousness; we … Continue reading

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100% OFF BUDDHIST STUDY COURSE!

100% Off Buddhist Study Course! Why would you pay to know what you are? Look at your mind. Note all those assumptions. Realise that you are not those assumptions. You are mind essence, the life-force of pure consciousness itself. Drop … Continue reading

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DOES EVIL EXIST TO TEST US?

Does Evil Exist To Test Us? The universe is a place of opposites: dark and light, good and evil, selflessness and selfishness, mirror and reflection, appearances and recognition … when, in fact, none of these are separate. There cannot be … Continue reading

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THE COMPANY WE KEEP

The Company We Keep Our progress depends on the quality of the company we keep; the influence for the good. Good company can elevate and inspire us never to lose heart. This company may be human, or it may be … 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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IGNORANCE IS ENCOURAGED

Ignorance Is Encouraged We are encouraged to ignore our true reality of pure wisdom. Once we realise this however, this ‘encouragement’ becomes our guide, reminding us of what we are, rather than what we have been led to believe that … 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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DZOGCHEN, MAHAMUDRA, RIGPA, TREKCHO, TOGYAL, ZEN, MAHA ATI, TAO, GOD CONSCIOUSNESS …

Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Rigpa, Trekcho, Togyal, Zen, Maha Ati, Tao, God consciousness … If we are still chasing after words, we are branding ourselves with yet more concepts that separate us. These terms all mean direct seeing of pure consciousness. There is … Continue reading

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KNOWING THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH

Knowing The Truth About Truth Knowing about truth isn’t the same as knowing truth. One is speculation, and the other is direct, scientific experience. One is exoteric, and the other esoteric. One is relative, and the other absolute. Here is … Continue reading

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POLITICS (TOTALITARIANISM) IS A SPIRITUAL MATTER

Politics (Totalitarianism) Is A Spiritual Matter Everything is about consciousness. Politics is about control of mass consciousness. Consciousness is spirit; it is non-material. Pure spirituality is pure consciousness. Totalitarianism chronicles politics and the subversion of human consciousness. It’s a game. … Continue reading

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REALISING GOD THROUGH BUDDHISM

Realising God Through Buddhism 🙂 There is nothing as satisfying as finding out something personally. It’s called realisation – and it’s liberating. Buddhists do not believe in God the creator. Christians do believe in God the creator. But is there … Continue reading

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RIGHT SPEECH

Right Speech Right speech is enlightened speech,where opposing forces or influences are balanced.Wrong speech creates division. When we tame our body, speech and mind, we are on the right path to enlightenment.Conversely, if we do not tame our body, speech and mind, we become demanding.We cannot … Continue reading

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

One Way Or Another Humans have the potential for enlightenment, but are, unfortunately, malleable. When we forget what goodness is, we swap it for sentimentality, and become vulnerable and easily scared. Everything comes about due to causes and conditions: being … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO NEED TO ARGUE

There Is No Need To Argue There is no need to be irritated and argue. It’s okay to see things differently as we are all from different cultural backgrounds and at different levels of understanding. Look to see your own mental … Continue reading

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FOR HOW LONG HAS HUMANITY BEEN INDOCTRINATED?

For How Long Has Humanity Been Indoctrinated? How long has humanity been indoctrinated? Ever since we accepted being ruled, and told what to think and do. We weren’t born believing anything. We’re not a creation; we have been created by … Continue reading

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PEOPLE WHO IRRITATE US

People Who Irritate Us People who irritate us bring our darkness to light. This is how karma teaches. There’s no getting away from it – until pure consciousness faces self consciousness. We all know because we can see our reactions, … Continue reading

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THE SECRET IS IN THE ESSENCE

The Secret Is In The Essence The secret – the truth – to any subject is its essential nature, from which everything flows. Once we know truth, then we know what isn’t true. If we know the rule, we will … Continue reading

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THE TWO IGNORANCES

The Two Ignorances Ignorance of our true nature, and maintenance of that ignorance: the origin and maintenance of sin. It may be hard to accept that exaggeration about our self turns into a life of lies. The two ignorances – … Continue reading

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IS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL THE ‘GREAT RESET’?

Is Getting Back To Normal The ‘Great Reset’? First we have to know what true normal is. Normal: according to a standard. But whose standard? Ultimately, normal is our original, pure, carefree spirit – pure consciousness. We get moments of … 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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GOODNESS KNOWS WHY

Goodness Knows Why Why does goodness know? Goodness is naturalness, and there is nothing more natural than pure consciousness. It is our natural, essential being – the essence of knowingness itself. It’s where love, empathy and compassion come from, as … Continue reading

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LIFE DOESN’T CHANGE DRAMATICALLY WHEN WE REALISE THE TRUTH

Life Doesn’t Change Dramatically When We Realise The Truth Life doesn’t change dramatically when we realise the truth.We just become honest in our confusion, and let it be.Appearances and recognition are simultaneous; thus, pure consciousness is present.It’s all we need to … Continue reading

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LOOK AT YOUR SELF

Look At Your Self Look at your self.Practice makes perfect. Our self is the adoption of ideas that manifest in our behaviour. Our spiritual practice is being aware of the ideas that affect our behaviour. What is looking? Pure consciousness, which is … 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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ANXIETY

Anxiety Anxiety: concern that something might happen. All we need to do is be aware, cautious and prepared.In the moment now, there is no anxiety.We just see. Being without agenda (things to do) means consciousness is clear and pure; therefore, when we … 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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WHY DO WE SAY TRUTH IS RELATIVE?

Why Do We Say Truth Is Relative? Relative truth is the doctrine that there is no absolute truth.This is where the world divides into the esoteric and the exoteric. Relative truth is consciousness relating to something other. This is a disastrous misunderstanding of … Continue reading

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DUMBING DOWN OF THE WORLD

Dumbing Down Of The World The great devolution:If we don’t see it, we are part of its structure. ‘Dumbing down’ is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content in education, literature, religion, news, music and films. Have you heard what’s playing on the radio and in shops? Mindless chatter and … Continue reading

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GROSS, SUBTLE and INNERMOST SUBTLE MODES OF BEING

Gross, Subtle And Innermost Subtle Modes Of Being We live in three ways: a gross survival level, a subtle inner feeling driving force level, and fully conscious level. The gross level is our behaviour. The subtle level is our hidden feeling … Continue reading

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NOT FINDING IS FINDING

Not Finding Is Finding Not finding anything else within pure consciousness, we have arrived.Conversely, not finding and missing is definitely not finding.😀What is it that we miss?The claiming, and a feeling of satisfaction. When resting in the spontaneous moment of … Continue reading

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OBSCURING THE TRUTH

Obscuring The Truth The truth itself isn’t extremely subtle; it is that which is obscuring the truth that is extremely subtle.  Pure consciousness is what we are; it sees every moment that we think we are seeing, surveying without comment. It has done … 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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BUDDHISM IS VEDANTA

Buddhism Is Vedanta The Buddha studied the Upanishads and realised their meaning. At the lower levels of any spiritual endeavour, there will seem to be differences in the meaning of words and names. They all, however, point to the end … Continue reading

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