(‘How it creates & How it lets go’) --- (‘How it begins & How it Ends’)Consciousness is a condition. We can know this because it can be objectified. We can make an object of it. We can get ... Read More
Is eternity a desirable state to try and cultivate? What does eternity mean? In this piece I would like to look at the way this question might resolve itself for a meditator on the Buddhist path. Buddhist practice is usually ... Read More
ReleaseThe naturalness of ‘Letting-Go’ Buddhist practitioners (like me) often lament the difficulty of letting go. How do we let go? Any serious meditator who practices to ‘experience’ what the ... Read More
The Formless Realms always seem to be a formidable topic in the Buddhist teachings. I would like to share with you a more generalised insight into what they are and what they mean. The Formless realms can be seen as higher ... Read More
Sanity, Reality & Peace lives here ---- where the past and the future unify.The Buddha confirmed that our Life and the Universe are mental constructs. He invited us to come and see! He had realised that our minds are ... Read More
Consciousness is somewhat tricky to understand in a direct way because we are using it constantly to interpret our situation. It is so deeply ingrained into our being that we cannot easily see it directly without a sustained ... Read More
(With acknowledgements to Joseph Campbell)There is a paradox that sits right at the gateway to enlightenment. It is a paradox that must be resolved by any and every person if they are ever to understand and experience the ... Read More
The Buddhist path is a very subtle one. Small wonder that this elusive and Absolute Truth that the Buddha realised and experienced was causing him to despair when he thought about how to teach it. The balance ... Read More
This poem comes at the end of the series of blogs I have written since "Hypnosis, Buddhist Meditation and Reality" which was uploaded on 25th August 2017. I feel it succinctly covers both the intellectual and ... Read More
At the outset, it needs to be said that from a Buddhist perspective, the human condition is a deluded condition. This is so because we do not generally self-reflect deep enough to understand the Absolute truth that can be ... Read More
Over my last few blogs I have been looking at our connection into the Universe. I have discussed how Physics has been very successful in providing rather compelling evidence of our physical evolution, not only from the birth ... Read More
We all know now that we are literally made from the Stars. Physicists have confirmed it with astronomical and other observations! We know that we are completely and intimately bound into and connected to the Universe. All of ... Read More
The Buddhist teachings say that at the very core of life there is grasping; a holding on with what is described as our desire to become. This craving is a duality incorporating both a desire to get and hold on, and an ... Read More
I have had a couple of questions following my last two blogs (Hypnosis, Buddhist Mediation & Reality) and (Relaxing & Releasing Consciousness) that I would like to share with you. Consciousness is a very subtle ... Read More
“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing is created with ... Read More
(‘How it creates & How it lets go’) --- (‘How it begins & How it Ends’)Consciousness is a condition. We can know this because it can be objectified. We can make an object of it. We can get above it, below it, and see all ...
Is eternity a desirable state to try and cultivate? What does eternity mean? In this piece I would like to look at the way this question might resolve itself for a meditator on the Buddhist path. Buddhist practice is usually a gradual inclination toward ...
ReleaseThe naturalness of ‘Letting-Go’ Buddhist practitioners (like me) often lament the difficulty of letting go. How do we let go? Any serious meditator who practices to ‘experience’ what the Buddha was pointing to will ...
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NEW ADDITIONS & FEEDBACK
24 Mar 2018 : A New Poem --- Letting Go of Life
I have just finished writing a blog that hits the spot for me. It is called "The Hero's Journey". (See my blog spot above.) This poem was written concurrently and addresses my fears and grief in letting go of life.(Click Here)
This new poem has been gestating for some time, and following a recent discussion with our Monday night Meditation group at the Cambodian Buddhist Society, (CBSWA) the time had come for it to be written.I think this poem is an important poem for ...
There is a new poem called Fearing the Moment which is now listed in the cascade above. It is poem highlighting the depth into truth that our minds can see along with the joy of practice, but is also pointing to the subtle fear ...
I have added a new section to the cascade area to highlight some of my poetry that I have read and performed on You Tube. Doing this has enabled me to speak directly about the poems context. The first two poems are new. I hope you like them.