Tag Archives: The Buddha

GIVE UP THE DHARMA TO REALISE THE DHARMA

Give Up The Dharma To Realise The Dharma We will never realise the Dharma by listening or reading about the Dharma. “But I want the original, authentic teaching!” This is why the Buddha said, “Don’t take my word for it; … Continue reading

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I AM DISGUSTED!

I Am Disgusted! And in my disgust, I have to find compassion. Tricky. But is it doable? In general, humans are governed by desire, which is caused by ignorance of our desire-less nature. Because of this, we dash around, engaging … Continue reading

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WHAT IS REAL SELF?

What Is Real Self? The simple answer: in the stillness of mind, the real self is that which is aware of the question, “What is the real self?” This real self is not just aware; the awareness rests in its … Continue reading

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DO GOOD, DO NO HARM, TAME THE MIND

Do Good, Do No Harm, Tame The Mind The Buddha Said, “Do Good, Do No Harm, Tame The Mind”. How do we do this? Simply choose a prayer or mantra such as ‘Om Mani Padme Hung’ which, as the mantra … Continue reading

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CONTROLLING THE FLOCK

Controlling The Flock Fear = Panic = Chaos = Confusion = Conflict = More Fear This is how people are controlled Our personal suffering is maintained by joining – and therefore becoming part of – collective confusion. Experience “reaction in … Continue reading

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PROOF THAT THE BUDDHA WAS RIGHT

Proof That The Buddha Was Right The Buddha tells us that which we already know; that we are pure cognisance. This is our true nature. How do we know this? Because it is pure cognisance that is recognising. Re-cognising: Latin … Continue reading

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THE MIDDLE WAY OF THE MIDDLE WAY

The Middle Way Of The Middle Way We have to discover what the Buddha discovered. The Buddha discovered pure awareness: “Not too tight and not too loose.” Not too rigid and not too easygoing. Not too supercilious (Old Age) and … Continue reading

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STUDENTS AND TEACHERS – A CAN OF WORMS!

Students and Teachers – A Little Can Of Worms! It needn’t be. This is mainly about Tibetan Buddhism, but it appertains to all spiritual groups and traditions. All spiritual ideals have been acquired from another culture, apart from indigenous people … Continue reading

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THE FOUR ENLIGHTENED ACTIVITIES

The Four Enlightened Activities Sometimes in the dharma, it isn’t always possible to find an exact meaning of a text, such as those describing – in practical terms – the four enlightened activities of Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetising and Destroying. There … Continue reading

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WHY WE SHOULD MEDITATE FOR OUR SELVES

Why We Should Meditate For Our Selves The Meditation Scientist Scientists and meditators use the same instrument: the microscope. For a scientist, this is a physical object, and for a meditator, it is the nature of mind looking at the … Continue reading

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CAN THE BUDDHA BE INSULTED?

Can the Buddha be insulted? Can the Buddha be disrespected? Can the Buddha be made fun of? Yes, if you want. The Buddha can be insulted, disrespected and made fun of. However this does not affect the Buddha; the Buddha … Continue reading

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THE COMPLETE DHARMA IS WITHIN US ALL

The Complete Dharma is Within Us All Even though the teachings of the Buddha and the ancient masters are fully comprehensive and elaborate, they are all within us. We know everything there is to know; we merely have to take … Continue reading

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WHAT THE BUDDHA MEANT TO SAY

What the Buddha meant to say.  You are fake. Your reaction is fake. Your pure awareness of that fake reaction is real.  🙂 .

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