Tag Archives: PURE PERCEPTION

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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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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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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FROM DEPENDENCE TO INDEPENDENCE

From Dependence To Independence The antidote to our obsessive, materialistic life. The whole point of spiritual teachings is to become independent: free from others’ limitations. Teachings are not a set piece to learn; we each learn sequentially through experience. There … 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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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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THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING REALITY

The Importance Of Knowing Reality All appearances are seen within the clear space of mind. That space of clarity is pure consciousness, sometimes called Emptiness, or Shunyata in Sanskrit. The senses are non-conceptual: things are experienced by virtue of pure … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF VALUING OUR TRUE REALITY

The Importance Of Valuing Our True Reality … … rather than wandering off into vacant distractions When we can acknowledge that the way in which we live and love is unsatisfactory, then we are on the path to enlightenment: the … Continue reading

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IN AND OUT OF NOW

In And Out Of Now Now is always present, whether we notice it or not Tulku Urgyen’s phrase describes the moment now as “spontaneous presence”. but what is spontaneous presence in actuality? We can say words such as Dzogchen, Mahamudra, … Continue reading

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WHATEVER PATH WE FOLLOW

Whatever Path We Follow Whatever path we follow, whatever we believe, whatever we think we know, it is essential to realise that pure perception is taking place, through the haze of the brain/mind’s chattering. We don’t have to recall special … Continue reading

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PEOPLE ARE DIFFICULT TO TALK TO

People Are Difficult To Talk To As there are many levels of perception, so too, there are many levels of ignorance. When there is a shift from pure perception to conventional perception, a degree of bias is produced. On a … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE WAKE UP, AND STAY AWAKE?

How Do We Wake Up, And Stay Awake? Staying awake is enlightenment! The very moment we come to our senses and rest in pure perception – which is pure awareness in that spontaneous present moment now – we are awake. … Continue reading

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SPONTANEOUS WORKS OF ART

Spontaneous Works of Art There is no division between perception and field of perception – awareness and the field of awareness. There is no judgement or reference, merely pure perception – pure awareness. Normally, we see through a haze of … Continue reading

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LIFE IS A MIXED BLESSING

Life is a mixed blessing.  We always have the choice ofsuffering or wisdom.  Suffering is the result of our…emotions.Wisdom is the result of our…emotions.  Before we can understandthe true nature of emotions– wisdom –we must understandthe true nature of ourselves– … Continue reading

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BEAUTY

Beauty.  Beauty is in…Empathy. Recognition. The eye of the beholder. It is more than that to which perception is attracted. It is perception itself: anything perceived is reminder of perception, even negative emotions! In that reminder is pure perception. Therefore, … Continue reading

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