Category Archives: Enlightenment

Experiment

First of all, relax. Now, turn your attention to the thoughts that are appearing. Notice how they are, more often than not, based on the past or the future. In this experiment, simply continue relaxing, but refrain from entertaining any … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Space

“You can’t get stuck in space.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa Whatever appears does so within the space of fundamental reality – “what is”. In our natural state of knowing awareness, “what is” and “what we are”, are not two. Likewise, in … Continue reading

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Meditating on Death

As noted in the authoritative Buddhist online archive “Access To Insight“, the standard Buddhist Meditation on Death is given by Buddhaghosa in Chapter VIII of the Visuddhimagga (“Path of Purification”), summarized in the quote: “Now when a man is truly … Continue reading

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Religion, Part 2

“What is religion? A cloud in the sky. I live in the sky, not in the clouds, which are so many words held together. Remove the verbiage and what remains? Recorded religions are mere heaps of verbiage. Religions show their … Continue reading

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The Mystique of Freedom

“In fact if everything arises from pure and total consciousness, then pure and total consciousness has no need of a path to tread to reach itself”  ~Chogyal Namkhai Norbu In the vast library cataloguing exceptional human experiences, daunting adventures, and … Continue reading

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True Meditation: Recognizing Basic Sanity

“There is no need of training. Awareness is always with you. The same attention that you give to the outer, you turn to the inner. No new, or special kind of awareness is needed. What you need is to be … Continue reading

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Pain and Spiritual Practice

“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.” ~Natalie Sudman A common inquiry of spiritual aspirants revolves around the challenging matter of dealing with pain. Frequent comments on the issue include complaints that physical pain somehow interferes with the ability to meditate, … Continue reading

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