Monthly Archives: August 2010

Attaining Nirvana.


To attain the cessation of Earthly life, that is to attain Nirvana, one has to cut all Earthly ties – attachments – because any ties bind one to the Earthly cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. No bird can soar … Continue reading

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Past Lives – Remembering.


As a rule we do not remember our past lives. This is because remembering them can interfere with our choices in the present life. In spiritual terms only the now exists, hence a previous life has no significance where the … Continue reading

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Nirvana – The Pleasant and the Unpleasant.


Nirvana is the state of being achieved after one has overcome the cycle of birth and death. In this state there is no “unpleasantness” (See dukkha below). This is all well and good and we are happy to accept it, … Continue reading

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The Search for Happiness.


As humans, in our search for happiness, we are like drowning people, clutching at straws instead of learning to swim. To appreciate this all we have to do is observe ourselves and ask ourselves the question, “Am I really progressing?” … Continue reading

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Karma at Work – an example.


One who is not guilty of a murder is convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Those in the know are aware that the person did not commit the crime and vehemently declare his innocence. They are correct in saying … Continue reading

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The World Is Your Oyster.


The world is your oyster. Yes, but in that oyster is the pearl; and to get to the pearl one has to first discard the shell and the flesh.

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If we are all ‘one’?


Q. If we are all one, that is one with one another, with the Great Spirit and with all life etc., why is it that the most prominent thing in evidence in the human race today, individually and collectively, is … Continue reading

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