As someone who spends a lot of time alone, I know how easy it is to get sucked into a whirlpool of my own bullshit in my head. But the silence of solitude is the only way to get clear guidance on how to release yourself from that bullshit. In this quote from Journey into… Continue reading On the Difficulties and Benefits of Isolation
This is one of my favourite Alan Watts talks – an inspiring and uplifting reminder of the truth at the beginning of what could be a challenging few years. If you look around and don’t like what you see, then remember that YOU are responsible for changing things. And that means changing yourself – bringing… Continue reading It Starts Now!
This is a quote from Chasm of Fire by Irina Tweedie where she explains the reality of the mystic path and the return to God. In truth, you never left and as she says, every thought, every act, every word, is His. If you’re on this path then be careful what you wish for –… Continue reading The Glory and the Terror of belonging to God…
This is a quote from Chasm of Fire by Irina Tweedie where she talks about how the mind can suddenly shift into clarity. One thought can act as a trigger that opens the mind and your whole being is changed – transported into a perception of Reality: “He went inside and I remained alone in… Continue reading A belief which is taken up can be given up…
Buddha nature is your true nature. This may be hard to believe at times, but even a tiny glimpse of reality during awakening will reveal the truth of it. Enlightenment reveals the true nature of all beings as Buddha nature. It’s also called Buddha-dhātu, which means ‘Buddha Element’ or ‘Buddha Principle.’ This is the seed… Continue reading Spiritual Glossary: Buddha Nature
This is a translation of the condensed essence of the Prajna Paramita Sutra quoted from Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das: “Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, practising deep prajna paramita Clearly saw that all five skandhas are empty, transforming all suffering and distress. Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form; Form is… Continue reading Essential Teachings: The Heart Sutra
“It is as if a raindrop fell from heaven into a stream or fountain and became one with the water in it so that never again can the raindrop be separated from the water of the stream; or as if a little brook ran into the sea and there was thenceforward no means of distinguishing its water from the ocean; or as if a brilliant light came into a room through two windows and though it comes in divided between them, it forms a single light inside.”
From The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila