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RELIGION IS WATERED-DOWN SPIRITUALITY

Religion Is Watered-Down Spirituality It is acting, instead of being. Religion is the act of walking the path. Spirituality is realising that there is no path. This morning, my wife said, “I’m not sure if I’m Buddhist”, in the light … Continue reading

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NORMAL OR ABNORMAL MENTAL HEALTH

Normal Or Abnormal Mental Health What happens before the first noble truth is acknowledged? There are four noble truths: The truth of suffering. The truth of the cause of suffering. The truth of the cessation of suffering. The truth of … Continue reading

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PURIFYING ANGER

Purifying Anger Anger is either destructive (on a relative level) or focuses attention (which destroys on an ultimate level). There are injustices in the world – deliberate lies, false assumptions, ignorant gossip. Anger is a moralistic emotion where we feel fully justified, … Continue reading

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GENUINE INNER PEACE

Genuine Inner Peace Genuine inner peace is available at any moment. Not a temporary affair, but the real thing. This blogger cannot claim to have genuine peace at every moment, but merely an understanding that it is accessible. The obstacles … Continue reading

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THE PROOF OF THE TRUTH

The Proof Of The Truth Is In The Proving Of The Truth It’s in the actual experience, and not in the words The Buddha’s teachings can be described in one word – recognition (…or awareness…or perception…or consciousness…or seeing…they’re all the … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE CHANGE?

How Do We Change? First, we have to recognise that change is needed. If we feel dissatisfied, uncomfortable, bored, worthless, and are suffering in some manner, we will want to change. However, because of past events, we may have to … Continue reading

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‘BEING’ LOCKED IN THE MIND

    ‘Being’ locked in the mind This is our essential being imprisoned in our thoughts, thus creating a totally neurotic world. Can’t possibly happen? It is precisely what is happening. This is the confused state in which we live. … Continue reading

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THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

The Four Noble Truths.   1.Recognise dissatisfaction. 2. Recognise the cause for that dissatisfaction. 3. Recognise the principles that untie dissatisfaction. 4. Having recognised the principles, watch the snake untie itself.   The Four Noble Truths, in more detail. 1. … Continue reading

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