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ALL WE DO

All We Do  All we do is forget what we are. All we need to do is remember what we are. When we forget what we are and become a who – involved in external matter and reactions that create … Continue reading

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FEELING DULL AND STUPID? … BRILLIANT!

Feeling Dull And Stupid …? Brilliant! Where is this dullness and stupidity? What observes this dullness and stupidity? Neither dullness nor observer can be found. It is pure consciousness that remains. This realisation bypasses all techniques on the path to … Continue reading

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BEGINNER MIND, DZOGCHEN MIND

Beginner Mind, Dzogchen Mind It’s being ‘ordinary’. Don’t be confused about the word ‘Dzogchen’; it’s a Tibetan word for Zen, which is a Chinese word for our original essence, which is pure consciousness, which is just seeing. The problem with … Continue reading

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IF WE ARE NOT TOLD THE TRUTH

If We Are Not Told The Truth If we’re not told the truth, what are we being told? If we’re not told the truth, then maybe – consciously or unconsciously – we are being told misunderstandings and untruths. If we … Continue reading

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SEEING IS NOT BELIEVING

Seeing Is Not Believing The phrase, “Seeing is believing”, is trotted out as if it was the truth, when it merely shows the illusion under which we live. Belief is accepting something without proof. This how others’ definitions create problems … Continue reading

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HOW DID WE BECOME CONFUSED?

How Did We Become Confused? In knowing how we became confused, we can find our way back to our reality. The opposite to knowing is not knowing and understanding the implications of this is quite a shock. We need this … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF MIND ESSENCE?

What Are The Qualities Of Mind Essence? The only way we can find the answer to this is through personal questioning and experience. Someone else’s answer is hearsay and thus, only a generalisation. It is for us to experience personally. … 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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TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SELF

Take A Look At Your Self This self isn’t bad or demonic; it is just a collection of ideas that we mistake for our being. The demonic aspect of self arises when we express these ideas that can cause harm, … Continue reading

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INSIGHT

Insight Nothing just happens; everything comes about due to a cause. A misunderstanding of this puts insight to sleep. Insight is recognition, and starts with a feeling that something is ‘not quite right’ – a tell-tale sign, a sound in … Continue reading

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YOU WILL NEVER FIND PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

You Will Never Find Pure Consciousness Whether we look or not, pure consciousness it is always present. It is just a presence, the real you. It cannot be described, but has qualities of clarity and compassion. Whatever we think of … Continue reading

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WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A WAR

We Are In The Middle Of A War We are in the middle of a war. We always have been … and never knew it. We fight for supremacy while the endarkened and the enlightened sit back and laugh. In … Continue reading

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WE DON’T HAVE TO BEN EXPERT TO KNOW

We Don’t Have To Be An Expert To Know We are knowingness itself. When we know that knowingness is pure perception – pure consciousness – then we know what isn’t, In that, we know everything. 🙂 “Well, I don’t know … Continue reading

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CHOOSING THE FACTS WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR

Choosing The Facts We Would Like To Hear 😀 Choosing the facts we would like to hear is the perfect example of going round in circles. In Sanskrit, it is called ‘Samsara’, the vicious cycle of existence. We spend our … Continue reading

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DO WE LIVE IN TRUTH OR JUDGEMENT?

Do We Live In Truth Or Judgement? The truth is that consciousness comes before a judgement.Consciousness is our origin, and does not take sides.Taking sides means judgement. Whatever happens to us is due to our judgements, and creates karma.What sees … Continue reading

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LIFE IS LEVELS OF APPRENTICESHIP

Life Is Levels Of Apprenticeship Life is a series of levels of apprenticeship; in this way, we are always beginners. “Zen mind, beginner mind.” Dzogchen mind, beginner mind. Maha Ati mind, beginner mind. Pure consciousness mind, beginner mind. God consciousness … Continue reading

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NOBODY CAN GIVE US FREEDOM

Nobody Can Give Us Freedom We already have innate freedom, but are induced to think we have not. We are pure consciousness. No one can give this to us or take it away. Don’t lose your freedom by demanding your … 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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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! 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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