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What is Liberation?

Yellowstone Park USA What is Liberation? In the Clarification I have explained how in Buddhism enlightenment was marginalised into the highest secret knowledge. Zhabkar however, of whom my feeling is that he could be very obstinate and contrarious – his autobiography shows – says that this is not the case. Allegedly many of his students [...]

Saturday, 22 October 2016|Categories: God|Tags: |

Let’s leave religion out of it

Huaca of Q’ollur R’iti, Huaman Lipa region, Peru Let' leave religion out of it. I have once seen this sentence somewhere on the web, and attributed to de Dalai Lama. I could not find it again. I hope he has said it. But then, what does it mean? It is widely known that the Dalai [...]

Saturday, 22 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Abracadabra and Meaning

Crop circle 2009 What is the meaning of this? Is it language, a blueprint for a device?  Copyright Steve Alexander www.temporarytemples.co.uk, by permission. Abracadabra and Meaning Once in a while I roam on A Skeptic’s Dictionary (www.skepdic.com). The site is about exposing ‘strange beliefs, amusing deceptions and dangerous delusions’. It has some base in materialistic [...]

Saturday, 22 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Reality Exploration Part I

Clouds in the form of a lama foetus above Ausangate, Peru Reality Exploration Part I Lately I gave a talk about the Garuda for a Dutch Gentlemen’s Club. I was convinced before that the idea of the imagined orders, and the idea that one sees reality distorted by ones own lenses, i.e. the preferences one [...]

Wednesday, 19 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Consciousness and locality; a wild guess

The huaca of Q’ollur R’iti, Huaman Lipa region Peru* Consciousness and Locality, A wild guess Where abides the mind? Science swears it must be in the brain, because where could it be otherwise? Indeed we experience our consciousness in our awakened state in the brain, or at least in our body. But is this the [...]

Sunday, 16 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Simultaneous and gradual liberation

Rainbow in Tinqi, Peru Simultaneous or gradual liberation In western neo-advaita the standard has become to understand liberation as necessarily being like a bolt of lightning, the understanding dawning on you just by hearing the teaching. But alas, this happens extremely seldom. Most people go on hearing satsang after satsing how simple it all [...]

Sunday, 16 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Energy and reading the Garuda

Despacho for the Garuda, executed in June 2016 Energy and reading the Garuda Have you ever pondered what happens when you read a book or attend a concert? Probably not, but then the following might be of interest. Zhabkar, writing the Garuda drew from a millennium of Buddhist psychology and Dzogchen practice. We schould mind [...]

Sunday, 16 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |