Tag Archives: Pure Consciousness.

HOW CAN I BECOME PURE?

How Can I Become Pure? We are nothing but purity – pure consciousness – for, without that, we wouldn’t be able to see clearly. We just have to get the picture straight, as it’s a bit wonky at the moment … Continue reading

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SELF-CONTROL; SELF-MASTERY

Self-Control; Self-Mastery It’s easy to say, “Self-control” and “Self-mastery” but, with so much distraction, this topic may be difficult to comprehend. We usually take self-control and self-mastery to denote holding back our reactions, but here, it doesn’t mean that. ‘Holding … Continue reading

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CUTTING THROUGH EXTREMIST VIEWS

Cutting Through Extremist Views We are all extremists when we react. The practice of Trekcho. Traditionally, this practice is the Tibetan Nyingma method of seeing the arising of thoughts (or emotions) before they are fully formed, thus cutting through them … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO MEDITATE

I Don’t Want To Meditate I don’t want to meditate. Then don’t. Just be aware of being aware. That’s not difficult, is it? That’s just being ‘normal’, and that’s meditation. Don’t make it into a thing. Sit with a straight … Continue reading

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THEY MESS WITH YOUR MIND!

They Mess With Your Mind! Who are they? Thoughts that come from outside. If we believe in those thoughts, we become messed up. Pure consciousness cannot be messed up, because it is uncontaminated being. Here is the good news about … Continue reading

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CONSPIRACY

Conspiracy Is there a truth hidden from us in plain sight? Yes. Who is in on it? Everyone! The last thing anyone wants to look at is themselves – their true reality – because of a creation of a personal … Continue reading

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ARE WE BAT-SHIT NUT-JOBS? ;-)

Are We Bat-Shit Nut-Jobs? 😉 If so, don’t feel bad, as we’re all in the same bat-boat. Mindfulness meditation is the bat-boat, reminding us to be aware of our pure, non-bat-shit consciousness. Once we arrive at the shore of pure … Continue reading

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KNOWING … BELIEF … CONFUSION … SENTIMENTALITY … INDIFFERENCE

Knowing … Belief … Confusion … Sentimentality … Indifference When we do not know our true reality, we fall into the trap of belief, confusion and sentimentality, leading to indifference. We become jaded – and our experience of spiritual practice … Continue reading

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SUPERIOR POSITION – INFERIOR POSITION

Superior Position – Inferior Position Pure vision and impure vision We are pure vision. It is our natural state. When realised, this is our naked, superior position – our supreme reality. When we do not realise this pure view, we … Continue reading

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IF WE DON’T MEDITATE, WE WILL NEVER ‘GET IT’

If We Don’t Meditate, We Will Never ‘Get It’ Understanding reality isn’t an intellectual exercise; it is pure experience in the stillness of the mind. Absolute stillness is pure consciousness. Our reality is never in our thinking. The more we … Continue reading

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WHAT TRUTH CAN YOU RELY ON?

What Truth Can You Rely On? There are three significant words here: truth, you and rely. When we know both the absolute and relative meaning of these words, we know the Dharma. ‘Truth’: truth is that which never changes – … Continue reading

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CAPTIVATED BY PERCEPTION

Captivated By Perception Through perception, we are imprisoned by our clinging to a chain of concepts while remaining unaware of that which is aware of perception. It may sound strange, but we need to train in awareness. Why do we … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE DOUBT OUR ENLIGHTENED REALITY?

Why Do We Doubt Our Enlightened Reality? Why do we doubt our enlightened reality? The answer is that we were – and are – misguided. Our practice is to “Act the part” of being enlightened, becoming familiar with both understanding … Continue reading

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TIME TO KNOW WHAT TO VALUE

Time To Know What To Value World freedom is being restricted. It’s like a science fiction horror film. Only the body and mind can actually be restricted, however. The witness, the audience, pure consciousness, looks on without any restriction. That … Continue reading

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BE AWARE OF CONSEQUENCES

Be Aware Of Consequences Mara activity makes situations worse. Mara: demonic consciousness (Sanskrit). Being aware of consequences, we are no longer be surprised. Mara lies in ambush in all our minds, looking for weaknesses in others and exploiting them. Mara … Continue reading

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IF WE ARE UNCONSCIOUS, WE ARE THE PROBLEM

If We Are Unconscious, We Are The Problem If we are unconscious, we are the problem. The solution to this is becoming conscious. Being unconscious is being unaware of consciousness: we are therefore unable to control our mind and behaviour. … Continue reading

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OPINIONS CAN TURN INTO ADDICTIONS

Opinions Can Turn Into Addictions and addictions ruin lives. It’s a shock to recognise addiction, but understanding this upgrades consciousness. There is a connection between plain seeing and becoming an addict or a fundamentalist. Fundamentalism usually has a religious connotation that indicates unwavering … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS FREE

Consciousness Is Free Consciousness is free: we don’t have to pay for it. Understanding the nature of this consciousness is also free: we merely have to look. If we doubt, then we just continue to pay for misunderstanding consciousness. Pure … Continue reading

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IF WE THINK THE WORLD IS MAD …

If We Think The World Is Mad … … then what is our part in it? Humans are unenlightened beings and are therefore governed by our neuroses and fixated ideas. We are potentially enlightened, but chose to ignore this. Our … Continue reading

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THE CLARITY OF PERCEPTION IS THE THIRD EYE

The Clarity Of Perception Is The Third Eye The third eye is just another name for pure awareness, or pure consciousness. Not recognising the clarity of perception that sees directly, we rely on our memory interpreter, the dream-maker. The world … Continue reading

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INNER HAPPINESS AND OUTER HAPPINESS

Inner Happiness And Outer Happiness Our inner happiness affects our outer happiness. If we only look for outer happiness, then we will have to go on looking. (Don’t be put off by the word ‘happiness’; read it as ‘sanity’.) Inner … Continue reading

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LIFE AFTER REALISATION

Life After Realisation It’s okay being you! This me is the conveyance to enlightenment. That which we call me is certainly an illusion as it is a temporary arrangement of body and mindset, but now we see it and use … Continue reading

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A FEELING ISN’T AN EMOTION

A Feeling Isn’t An Emotion (continued from yesterday) As we realise something, we realise more. ‘Feeling’ is something actually felt (an intuition) in the first moment of experience, as opposed to our ‘feelings’ that we hold on to and carry … Continue reading

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LIGHT, COLOURS AND DIRECT SEEING

Lights, Colours And Direct Seeing A conclusion (so far) about Togal When we paint a picture, we start off with pure colours – red, yellow and blue – straight from the tube. Mixing these together for the first time, the … Continue reading

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THERE IS ONE, SIMPLE, UNIVERSAL TRUTH

There Is One, Simple, Universal Truth There is one, simple, universal truth: we are non-duality of pure conscious. Our story starts when we admit that we ignore this truth, and finishes with the realisation of this truth. Until then, we … Continue reading

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SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT SUCH THINGS?

Should We Talk About Such Things? Is our intelligence merely received information? The more we investigate, the more potent the observation. Intelligence: the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. If our intelligence is just received information, then we are programmed through … Continue reading

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FINDING OUR TRUE LINEAGE

Finding Our True Lineage Returning to our inner intention. Being happy. There is a lineage calling within us all: it is our path to enlightenment. This isn’t an organisation or tradition; it’s an inner longing. It isn’t hope; it’s more … Continue reading

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ALWAYS RETURN TO FIRST PRINCIPLES

Always Return To First Principles Watching the breath cuts through circling thoughts. This brings us back to thought-free now. We become one with the breath. Breath is life. Life is spirit. Spirit is pure consciousness. We are this without thinking. … Continue reading

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IT’S BEEN A CRINGEWORTHY LIFE

It’s Been A Cringeworthy Life Cringe: an inward shiver of embarrassment when thinking about our past actions. We follow others. We assumed a posture, but suddenly we don’t believe any of it any more. We remember all those things we did and … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE IGNORE THE TRUTH?

Why Do We Ignore The Truth? We ignore the truth because, in knowing truth, we realise what isn’t true, and that will change our life. Because of our habitual clinging to our view on life, we choose to keep doing and … Continue reading

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IS THE VOICE OF GOD…A NYAM?

Is The Voice Of God … A Nyam? This isn’t meant to upset anyone; the intention is to clarify, and identify the mistakes that may happen when we become attached to experiences, believe in them, make rules about them and … Continue reading

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POSITIVITY AND NEGATIVITY AFFECT OUR MIND

Positivity and Negativity Affect Our Mind Positivity and negativity – good and evil – are what life is all about. Clarity and whatever obscures that clarity; it is that simple. Positivity is seeing clearly and understanding a situation for the … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT ME-ME!

It’s All About Me-me!  A meme (pronounced meem) is that which is imitated. Are we just a copy of others’ ideas? We may take a side because of a condition brought about by others. Is this not divide and conquer? What if memes are … Continue reading

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NEVER TRUST A BUDDHA

Never Trust A Buddha 😀 Gautama Buddha said, “Don’t trust me; test the teaching for yourself.” That is the most advanced teaching on truth. We will never actually know anything unless we experience it, as whatever we think we know … 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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WHAT IS PURE CONSCIOUSNESS?

What Is Pure Consciousness? The one absolute truth about pure consciousness is that it is already pure; we do not have to make it pure. Without knowing this, we remain imprisoned in falsehoods, dullness and guilt. It is the fact … Continue reading

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ARE WE GHOSTS IN HUMAN FORMS?

Are We Ghosts In Human Forms? A ghost is merely consciousness lost in not knowing its true nature; because of this, it drifts around due to karma. The realisation of our true nature is both the purpose of life and … Continue reading

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THE MORE WE BECOME INVOLVED

The More We Become Involved The more we become involved in a material world, the more we become involved in the mental world, and the more we will become captivated. The more we talk about what we’ve done or think, … Continue reading

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MISDIRECTING CONSCIOUSNESS

Misdirecting Consciousness Now we see, now we don’t. Now we see … consciousness simply sees, never changing and never commenting. Now we don’t … because consciousness became involvedwith whatever is seen, it lost sight of itself and took on a … Continue reading

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WALKING WITH ANGELS

Walking With Angels Walking with demons is easier than walking with angels. It’s much less challenging to recognise demonic qualities in others than to see their good qualities. We have to go beyond our ordinary samsaric mind in order to … Continue reading

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FIRST MOMENT, SECOND MOMENT

First Moment, Second Moment The first moment is spontaneous nowness of pure consciousness. The second moment is commentary on the first moment. The first moment is non-material essence; it creates nothing but space. The second moment is temporal; it creates … Continue reading

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HOW ARE YOU?

How Are You? “How are you?” is a personal inquiry about someone’s health or mood. It focuses on that person’s state of mind and how life feels to them, and has the potential to be an intimate moment of genuine interest. … Continue reading

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GOOD MEDITATION, BAD MEDITATION; IDENTICAL

Good Meditation, Bad Meditation; Identical The mind is a jungle of concepts: whether there are clearings or tightly tangled undergrowth, this jungle simply abides in space. In meditation, whatever takes place in the mind, know that awareness, empty cognisance, pure … Continue reading

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NATURE AND, OH DEAR, NURTURE

Nature And, Oh Dear, Nurture Our nature is pure consciousness; it’s what we truly are. However, our nurture (the care and protection afforded us) is what we have acquired. The first is our ultimate reality, while the second is our … Continue reading

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THE GREAT DISCERNMENT

The Great Discernment Being original isn’t being different. For discernment, we need clarity, and there is nothing clearer than pure, empty cognisance. To realise emptiness, we meditate. To meditate, we need right instruction. The right instruction is knowing when to drop … Continue reading

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EXPOSING THE TRUTH

Exposing The Truth Exposing the truth is a matter of exposing this pretentious self whichattempts to impress by affecting greater importance than it actually possesses. The truth is exposed in the moment of seeing our unconscious corruption. We are not what … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE REFER TO GOD AS ‘HIM’?

Why Do We Refer To God As ‘Him’? This is not meant to be funny, politically correct, sexist or anti God. Not at all! Why was man created in God’s image? Did God have dangly bits? We have been fed illusion … Continue reading

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FINDING WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

Finding What You Are Looking For There are around 2,360 entries on this blog … probably too many 😀 In ‘Search’ (right at the bottom of the page), try typing a word that comes to mind, and see what pops … Continue reading

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OUR HIDDEN ASPECT

Our Hidden Aspect It is sometimes difficult to discuss ‘spirit’ or pure consciousness with others as this is something they have either not have considered, or have a vague idea about. Our spiritual aspect – pure consciousness – may seem … Continue reading

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WORDS ARE NOT THE TRUTH

Words Are Not The Truth Words are not the truth. Wordless, truth is the origin of all. Words create all things. Wordless is pure consciousness. Words see manifestations. Wordless realises emptiness. “In the beginning was the word.” The beginning of … Continue reading

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