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DO WE HAVE TO BE SPECIAL TO BE SPIRITUAL?

Do We Have To Be Special To be Spiritual? The Buddha saw that everyone has Buddha nature, but we’re asleep. The word ‘Buddha’ merely means awake and pure, so from that point of view, no one is special … equally, … Continue reading

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THE CLEARER THE MIND, THE CLEARER WE ARE

The Clearer The Mind, The Clearer We Are When we start to consider things with an open mind, we start to see things differently. As we reach one step of clarity, the next is revealed. Religions are belief systems This … Continue reading

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BUYING INTO THE PACKAGE

Buying Into The Package Some of us like it complicated and exotic, having lots to do – the 4×100,000 preliminary practices, prayers, pujas, chanting, ringing bells, visualising deities in a complicated manner, and waving dorjes: it’s seen as a means … Continue reading

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RELIGION IS BEING DEMONISED

Religion Is Being Demonised We can see the divisive effect of this on society. Religion divides. The origin of the word ‘religion’ is ‘to bind’, and you don’t have to be in a religion to be bound: being bound to … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY IS BEYOND RELIGION

Spirituality is beyond religion.  We are embodied beings – embodied pure beings – not of matter, but of compassionate, intelligent energy, or spirit. Religion is meant to put us in touch with our spirituality. Whether it does or not, will … Continue reading

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