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LISTENING TO OTHERS AND LISTENING TO OURSELF

Listening To Others And Listening To Ourself Many people speak about truth, more or less, and we may be fortunate to find someone whose words echo the way we feel. What is important is observing our self at play rather … Continue reading

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BLOGS ARE LIVING BOOKS

Blogs Are Living Books Just read one or two pages a day. There is only one truth, but many approaches and many refinements, adapting to ever-changing situations. There is only one answer: look, see and drop whatever is seen. That … Continue reading

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WHAT IF OUR ‘NORMAL’ IS MADNESS?

What If Our ‘Normal’ Is Madness? Madness: The state of having a serious mental illness … we don’t know what we are. Extremely foolish behaviour … we think we know. A state of wild or chaotic activity … we follow the crowd. We are brain-washed to function at a very basic … Continue reading

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DON’T GUESS. KNOW.

Don’t Guess. Know. Don’t assume. Don’t pretend. Don’t believe. Don’t have an opinion. Know. There are actually people who say we cannot know … crazy 🙂 The nature of our reality is pure consciousness. It’s what we are. The intelligentsia, … Continue reading

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I FEEL GOOD – OR IT FEELS RIGHT

 I Feel Good – Or It Feels Right On completion of re-plumbing a toilet, do I feel good, or does it feel right? Being in a beautiful cathedral/temple*, do I feel good, or does it feel right? When meditating, do … Continue reading

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GRASPING AT STRAWS

Grasping At Straws A drowning person will grab at any flimsy reed, or idea. If we don’t know what life is about, we will cling to beliefs. Ignorant of our true reality, we hold on to a flimsy idea of … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE CENTRE OF THE INFINITE UNIVERSE?

Where Is The Centre Of The Infinite Universe? We might think we are the centre of the universe, and everything revolves around us. This is when we may be accused of having an ego; ‘ego’ means ‘I’. Let they who … Continue reading

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ANOTHER POINTING OUT INSTRUCTION

Another Pointing Out Instruction The pointing out instruction into the nature of mind is synonymous with doubt as to whether we actually see this nature or not. We can easily become confused, and lost in a cacophony of religious sounds. … Continue reading

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TAKING THE INITIATIVE

Taking The Initiative Taking the initiative: the ability to assess and initiate things independently. Initiative: from Latin initiare, ‘beginning’. Beginning: the point at which something starts. Taking the initiative: the power to take charge without being prompted by others. To care and take responsibility for peace on Earth, by not being divided. We may not agree … Continue reading

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INTUITION

Intuition Where does it come from? All creatures are born with it. For some, it is the centre of life, and for others, it’s veiled. Intuition: the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning. Denoting spiritual insight or immediate spiritual communication. A natural … Continue reading

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OUR GREAT PROTECTOR IS KNOWING CONSCIOUSNESS

Our Great Protector Is Knowing Consciousness Never forget how much effort has gone into obscuring our natural immunity/protection from the ignorance that makes us reliant. Natural immunity is realising our true reality of pure consciousness. It is seeing clearly without … Continue reading

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WARMED UP AND READY TO GO

Warmed Up And Ready To Go Once we are warmed up, we are ready to go. Having a good enough understanding of pure consciousness and whatever obscures it, we are ready to face life – our constant teacher – on … Continue reading

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ENCOURAGED TO TAKE OFFENCE AT SELF-IDENTITY

Encouraged To Take Offence At Self-Identity As long as people are encouraged to believe in an image of themselves, they will never realise the real thing – that we are, first and foremost, consciousness, pure and simple with no identity. … Continue reading

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WHY I WRITE A BLOG

Why I Write A Blog Life is about getting to the point of why we are here, staying with that point, and seeing how that point refines through experience. We cannot assume that, by just reading or hearing teaching, we … Continue reading

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HOW TO CANCEL EGO

How To Cancel Ego Ego actually comes and goes – although for some, it’s more of a permanent fixture! Ego is just consciousness adhering to beliefs and maintaining a competitive state between self and others. Beliefs, like opinions and assumptions, are … Continue reading

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IT IS EGO THAT MEDITATES

It Is Ego That Meditates Ego looks:I want to meditate, to find happiness. Consciousness sees:Consciousness sees the meditator. Pure consciousness drops the seeing:Pure consciousness drops the meditator. No I, no meditation, no pure consciousness, know happiness.

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BEING AWARE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING

Being Aware Of What We Are Doing Mindfulness; the precursor to realisation. Mindfulness: Intention to cultivate awareness, returning to it again and again. Attention to what is occurring in the present moment, simply observing thoughts, feelings and sensations as they … Continue reading

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THE PROOF OF REINCARNATION

The Proof Of Reincarnation It stands to reason, but not for everyone. 🙂 From big bangs, nebula / stardust forms to give rise to the next solar system, creating all phenomena – even our bodies. All phenomena eventually gives up … Continue reading

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MANIPULATION OF EMOTIONS

Manipulation Of Emotions We are emotional beings :D, and we must first recognise that emotions are present in every encounter. But what ’emotions’? A thought becomes a fixation when we cling to it – and there is the emotion. Others … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT A MATTER OF HOW HIGH WE CAN GO

It’s Not A Matter Of How High We Can Go It’s not a matter of how high we can go – pure consciousness is always present. It’s a matter of how low we go through the distractions of hopes, fears … Continue reading

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DECEIT AND BELIEF AND PATH

Deceit and Belief And Path Deceit: deliberately causing someone to believe something that is not true. Belief: acceptance that something is true, without proof. Path: direction in which a person is moving. We are constantly deceived by the unenlightened to believe in some thing or other, and that becomes our path … Continue reading

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DON’T MAKE MEDITATION INTO AN ART FORM

Don’t Make Meditation Into An Art Form Don’t make an art form out of spirituality. That is religion. Meditation is merely sitting still, quietening the mind through concentration to bring all that inner chatter and judgement to rest. Then clarity … Continue reading

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HOW PURE CONSCIOUSNESS IS NATURAL

How Pure Consciousness Is Natural While just perceiving through the senses, no thought is present. We might assume that, because we are seeing objects and events, thought is present. Not so. Being aware of just seeing is pure consciousness. No … Continue reading

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IT’S LIKE WE ARE BROKEN

It’s Like We Are Broken If we lose our purpose, it’s like we are broken. We come into life with everything we need to know, but we don’t know how it all fits together. There are those who want us … Continue reading

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PURE CONSCIOUSNESS ISN’T AN ALTERED STATE

Pure Consciousness Isn’t An Altered State Unfortunately, many are lead to believe that pure consciousness – our ultimate reality – is some sort of mysterious, altered state of consciousness. It isn’t. We live in that altered state now, just following … Continue reading

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DON’T CLING TO AN IDENTITY

Don’t Cling To An Identity Identity is our personal prison. We are captured by capturing ourselves. Taking the place of religion that binds us, we’re encouraged to pray with our thumbs, seeking our heart’s desire. Pure consciousness has no identity.

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WE ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

We Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin By virtue of the concept of darkness, light must be known. A reflection in a mirror. Pure consciousness that sees an adopted self. The two sides are inseparable. When we know the … Continue reading

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I’M ALL PUFFED-UP, AH HA HA :-)

I’m All Puffed-up, Ah Ha Ha 🙂 The journey to enlightenment starts with a single step of acknowledging dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction can either make us desire more, which only leads to more desire, or look for the cause of this dissatisfaction, … Continue reading

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GET PAST THE STUPID AND ARRIVE AT THE TRUTH

Get Past The Stupid And Arrive At The Truth 😀 We all do and say stupid things; it’s being human. Knowing that we do and say stupid things, we can arrive at the truth. That very knowing is consciousness. Now, … Continue reading

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PURE CONSCIOUSNESS IS NEVER OBSCURED

Pure Consciousness Is Never Obscured Pure consciousness has to be realised, rather than thinking, “I get it”. Pure consciousness is consciousness that has realised it is empty of contamination. It is always present; it is what we are. That’s why … Continue reading

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SCIENCE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

Science Doesn’t Understand Pure Consciousness Science sees consciousness as a perception-memory device, and that’s why some scientists think that consciousness can be put into a clone. The abusers of science consider humans as devices to be manipulated. Our gross idea … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS AND PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

Thoughts & Pure Consciousness When thoughts are present in the mind, so is pure consciousness, because consciousness is the very essence of mind. The moment when pure consciousness is recognised, thoughts are obliterated. What usually happens, however, is that the … Continue reading

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OUR MIND IS OUR PRISON

Our Mind Is Our Prison Our mind is our prison; the guards are our thoughts, which become beliefs. Thoughts placed in the mind limit our perception, experiences and understanding, and it is because of these beliefs that we do not … Continue reading

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IT’S A SUBLIMINAL LIFE

It’s A Subliminal Life A subliminal life is whatever is going on in our mind-scape. Subliminal: a stimulus or mental process below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it.  It’s part of neurolinguistic programming. … Continue reading

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GOODNESS IS CLARITY

Goodness Is Clarity If we aren’t clear, we aren’t so good. We are speaking of the psychology of spiritual pure consciousness which is the spontaneous presence of pure being. It’s not what we think about consciousness intellectually that matters; it’s … Continue reading

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MANAGING EXPECTATIONS

Managing Expectations Expectation: a strong belief that something will happen or be achieved. In everyday life, we believe we can achieve a goal, but this has limitations. We narrow experience down to our limited view of life, and are always trying to anticipate and make everything familiar for safety. … Continue reading

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REAL OR SYNTHETIC?

Real Or Synthetic? Natural is being in harmony with nature. Synthetic imitates nature. We have to realise what is natural to us, and what is artificial and man-made. What is natural? It is our original, essential nature of pure consciousness … Continue reading

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WHAT OR WHOM TO TRUST?

What Or Whom To Trust? If the Buddha said, “Don’t take my word for it … ”, then we shouldn’t trust anyone’s word, because their life is based on trusting others. Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. Belief: an acceptance that something exists … Continue reading

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ACKNOWLEDGING CONDITIONED SELF

Acknowledging Conditioned Self The conditioned self is a mental construct that consciousness has built by relating to conditions and fixating upon those conditions, judging everything. This is how we act as human animals – by our likes, dislikes and indifferences. … Continue reading

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HOW TO PROVE DIRECT EXPERIENCE

How To Prove Direct Experience The problem is in the question. Who are we proving this to? Without practice, we (consciousness) don’t notice that pure perception or direct experience has jumped to the mind for a reference by which to … Continue reading

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SHARP OR DULL INTELLECT

Sharp Or Dull Intellect Whether our intellect is sharp or dull doesn’t matter: we all know when the sun is shining. Within us is the ability to realise our true reality of pure consciousness which does not depend on our … Continue reading

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NATURAL IMMUNITY FROM SUFFERING

Natural Immunity From Suffering Suffering: the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. Immunity: lack of susceptibility when something unwelcome or harmful happens. Susceptibility: the state of being likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing. As long as we (consciousness) identify with a self-image, that self-image is susceptible to relating … Continue reading

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OM MANI PEME HUM ENDS INTERNAL STRUGGLE

Om Mani Peme Hum Ends Internal Struggle Suffering or dissatisfaction is due to consciousness identifying with a set of ideas, creating a confused self-image that becomes subtly hostile because it doesn’t get what it wants. Consciousness needs guidance to bring … Continue reading

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DOES THE PAST EXIST NOW?

Does The Past Exist Now? Yes – through our karma. ‘Karma’ is a Sanskrit word for the residue of past actions lodged in our mind that creates our habitual re-enactments such as, “There ‘I’ go again”. This is why most … Continue reading

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ARE WE A CONDUIT FOR GOOD OR EVIL?

Are We A Conduit For Good Or Evil? The realisation that we could be on the path of evil is a shock, and this is why realisation opens us up to the truth about what governs our minds. Then, we … Continue reading

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IF THIS IS OUR ONLY LIFE …

If This Is Our Only Life … If this is the only life that we have, what are we doing with this one, precious time? Our reality is pure consciousness – the essence of enlightenment – without which nothing can … Continue reading

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LOOK FOR YOUR SELF

Look For Your Self Truth is the absence of self. Look for your self. Describe this self. Self-image is an illusion. In pure awareness, there is nothing but pure awareness. Our reality is pure observation, without the idea of an … Continue reading

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WHY DOES EVIL USE STRESS?

Why Does Evil Use Stress? Our stress point is our weak point that can be worked on. A little anxiety can be made into worry, fear and even hatred. The evil in us knows how to wind others up, and … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE TRUTH?

What Is The Ultimate Truth? It’s for you to know! Without the ability to know, what is the point of knowing the ultimate truth? We are that knowingness, pure consciousness. We have always been what we seek: that is the … Continue reading

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DECEIVED BY OMISSION

Deceived By Omission Deception initiates a complicated cascade of confusion; a social domino effect that feeds our karma. How? Razzamatazz = Razzle-dazzle = show business: a media that deliberately inflates ambiguous language which omits original truth. We are so involved … Continue reading

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