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ATTACKED BY EVIL SPIRITS

Attacked By Evil Spirits This seems to happen to spiritual practitioners in particular: when we start to meditate, our mind seems to be getting worse. It’s not – we’re just noticing more. This is merely a conflict with old, cluttered … Continue reading

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HAVING THE ABILITY TO SUFFER

Having The Ability To Suffer In that, we are not alone We, as sentient beings, suffer. Recognising this, we seek knowledge and wisdom to alleviate that suffering: we meditate, by sitting quietly, watching the breath and noting thoughts and emotions … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IN ACTION

Buddhism In Action Wisdom in confusion.

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CAN I TRUST THIS BLOG?

Can I Trust This Blog? There are two elements to this question: one is directed at the blogger, and the other at reader.¬†Can we trust this blog? ūüėČ We may have questions, and the mind can bring up an answer … Continue reading

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LIFE IS CHALLENGING, THANK GOODNESS!

Life Is Challenging, Thank Goodness! Being generous, tolerant, moral, disciplined, tenacious, focused, caring, compassionate is challenging. It is challenging until we realise what wisdom is. This list refers to our actions on a conventional level ‚Äď and it’s hard work! … Continue reading

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I CAN’T MEDITATE

I Can’t Meditate I want to meditate, but can’t. I don’t see the point of meditation; it seems so complicated. There are many responses to meditation, and sometimes the reasons for meditating are not clearly explained. We may be wary … Continue reading

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THE WISDOM OF UNCERTAINTY

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty Life is about change: everything is impermanent. When we believe things to be solid and lasting, we restrict our ability to deal with change. We suffer because we are holding on to ‘how it was,’ or … Continue reading

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MATERIAL WEALTH AND SPIRITUAL WEALTH

Material Wealth And Spiritual Wealth We are told that material wealth filters down. It doesn’t; it filters up! It is knowledge that filters down. Unfortunately, knowledge may be used to illuminate or to confuse. When used to benefit self in … Continue reading

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RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DARK

¬† Recognising the Importance of the Dark Although this is a dark period on Earth, we remain positive.It is a dark period. In the dark periods, we can make the fastest progress.Identifying the dark side actually helps us on the … Continue reading

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DEATH OF THE OLD YEAR, BIRTH OF THE NEW

Death of the old year, birth of the new We are coming up to the end of the year. How are you? Is there a looseness in the ego? Is the ego clinging less to fixated ideas.Do you feel more … Continue reading

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BEING INFORMED IS NOT BEING ENLIGHTENED

Being informed is not being enlightened. ¬†There is a problem in our language.The dictionary explains the word enlightened to mean informed.Many feel that if they are informed that they are enlightened.…and that’s it. ¬† Being informed is merely the first … Continue reading

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WHY COMPASSION IS SO IMPORTANT

Why Compassion is so important. ¬†Compassion cuts through all our negative emotions: pride, jealousy, anger, fear, and especially ignorance. It cuts through all our wrong doings. ¬†Compassion is ultimate intelligence. Compassion is ultimate sanity. ¬†The emotions only seem to flare … Continue reading

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PRIDE

Pride. ¬† Pride is a two-edged sword. Ordinary pride is a feeling of being better than others. The funny thing is, everyone feels the same way! ¬† Whatever we achieve, so can others. It’s just a matter of time. ¬† … Continue reading

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ANGELS & DEMONS R’US!

Angels & Demons R’us! When humans first appeared on Earth, so did angels and demons. Wisdom and evil. There are two forces in this universe – enlightened and unenlightened. So where do sentient beings stand? We have the potential nature … Continue reading

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THE MERIT OF MERIT

The merit of merit. The two accumulations are merit and wisdom. To progress we need the best of intentions. The accumulation of merit produces a life that is beneficial for practice – good karma. Because of good merit the mind … Continue reading

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