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THE DHARMA IS DANGEROUS

The Dharma Is Dangerous The teachings of the Buddha are absolutely true: we can test and prove them for ourselves. They teach about the true nature of reality – pure awareness – and the obstacles of defilements – desire, fear … Continue reading

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THE DILEMMA OF SECRECY

The Dilemma Of Secrecy The Dharma teachings are vast, simple and complex, and all centre around one point; pure compassionate awareness. Some regard the finer aspects of the teachings as secret. In fact, there is a very compassionate reason for … Continue reading

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ADVERSITY = EMPATHY = COMPASSION

Adversity = Empathy = Compassion …or can do, if we don’t claim to be a victim or blame others. Of course we are victims and we can blame others, but that is merely part of path-journey-uncovering. The difference depends on … Continue reading

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ARE YOU ‘PUT OFF’ BY SPIRITUAL PEOPLE?

Are You ‘Put Off’ By Spiritual People? The Buddha said, “Not too tight and not too loose.” He could have said, “Not too wet and not too dry.” Not many of us are just moist! People seem to fall into … Continue reading

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“YEAH, YEAH, BUT I’M STILL NOT SATISFIED!”

“Yeah, yeah, but I’m still not satisfied!” Now the real work begins… Repeating a lot of spiritual stuff doesn’t mean anything. The question is, does it make a change in our life, and attitude? People can acquire a lot of … Continue reading

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WE KNOW, BUT IGNORE

We Know, But Ignore We know we should get out of bed, but we stay a little longer. Samara is run on two principles; attraction and repulsion. The whole universe is run on these two principles. This includes the mind! … Continue reading

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GURU YOGA REPRESENTS TRUTH

Guru Yoga Represents Truth The Buddha’s teaching, revealing the subtle, intricate unity of relative and absolute truth, is the most precious information in the universe, in order for us to understand the nature of reality. Therefore, those who represent these … Continue reading

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LOW SELF ESTEEM

Low Self Esteem “Low self esteem!? I thought the idea was to get rid of self esteem!” Our view of ourselves, and the views which we hold, are a hinderance to pure perception – but we do have conventional relative … Continue reading

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TRUTH NEEDS REPEATING

Truth need repeating. The Buddha said, “Do good Do no evil Tame the mind.” This sounds so ordinary, but is so profound. The Buddha knew his statement would last for thousands of years, because of its simplicity and profundity. Every … Continue reading

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EFFORT

Effort To realise effortless effort, we have to make effort.The Buddha said, “Not too tight and not too lose”. There is a fine line between maintenance and allowing.

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FIRST, BE A DECENT HUMAN BEING

First, be a decent human being  To practise the Dharma, we must first be decent human beings, fitting vessels. Not gods, not jealous god, not animals, not hungry ghosts, not hell beings…just decent human beings.  Decent human beings have morals … Continue reading

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THE BUDDHA SAID,

The Buddha said,  Success is not the key to happiness.Happiness is the key to success.  (We get fooled every day.)   Pain is inevitable.Suffering is optional.  (Be happy being sad.)   You more than anybodyin the entire universedeserves your love … Continue reading

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THE BUDDHA SAID, “TEST!”

The Buddha said, “Test!” The Buddha said,“Do not accept my words.Test them as you would test for the purity of gold.”  The question is, how do we test them? Well, first we need a clean pair of scales, so that the … Continue reading

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