Spinning Dancer – Nobuyuki Kayahara 

The Shift of Consciousness – Pete Sumner

“… When the shift happened in my case, the sense of ‘Them’ (the non-believers) and ‘Us’ (the true-believers) dropped away or dissolved and I felt an immediate connectedness with all things — seeing them each as unique manifestations of the formless Spirit which was Source of all … much like the ocean is the source and substance of every wave upon it…”



BUDDHA IN THE MUD. There are two truths: the real and the seemingly real. Their connection is the negative emotions. On the path of the seemingly real, the emotions imprison us. On the path of the real, the emotions liberate us. There is a secret life to the emotions.

Coming down to earth

The following may sound a little controversial but is meant kindly, in order to clarify: you may not see this the same way, but that’s ok… Realisations can be a shock in their obvious simplicity.

Before I go any further, we have to understand that Dzogchen is beyond what is called “Buddhism”: Dzogchen is beyond words and descriptions, being empty, compassionate cognisance.

In Buddhism – and especially Tibetan Buddhism – words and translations can cause problems. They can divorce us from the reality we seek. The problem is that a word or name can produce the opposite effect from the one intended Let’s take the word ‘merit’. It is said that if we walk around a Stupa – known as “circumnambulating” – we gain merit. Doing pujas, giving, going to holy places, chanting, meditating, playing instruments, Tibetan dancing, mudras etc all gain merit. We accumulate merit…

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