SECOND PREFACE: BECOMING ENLIGHTENED IS EASY So you’ve made it this far and you’re still with Us – that’s superb! Now We’re going to start to get into the meat of some of what We’ve only touched on so far. The following chapters make up what We’re calling Book Two, and in this part We’re … Continue reading BOOK TWO: becoming enlightened
INNER GUIDE CARD 02 [ 2 of 8 ] NOT ONE JOKE WILL BE TOLD WITHOUT YOUR INNER GUIDE LAUGHING WITH YOU. "Even when no one else seems to understand me, my Inner Guide is at one with my thoughts and feelings. My Inner Guide completely understands and does not judge my innermost secrets." Once … Continue reading did you really mean that?
So, now that you have the basic instructions and some concluding advice, how do you “Practice like your life depends on it”? What does that mean? What is ‘practice’? What is progress, anyway, and how can you tell when you’re making it? How does the average person do this on their own? First of all, … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter one: how to make progress
INNER GUIDE CARD 01 [ 1 of 8 ] NOT ONE DROP OF TEAR WILL FALL WITHOUT YOUR INNER GUIDE BEING THERE TO CATCH IT. "Even in my most desperate moments, when I feel completely alone, my Inner Guide is right here with me, even if I cannot tell it. Whenever I lose myself in … Continue reading um, about that inner guide thing…
(parts of this chapter were posted previously, here, here, and here) All About Emptiness… (from Heruka Chakrasamvara) A Buddhist Example We can find many examples we can use to contemplate Emptiness... a book, our laundry… This example comes from traditional Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Some Vajrayana Buddhist lineages include the prayer practice of the deity Heruka … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter two: why are there two of us?
Enlightenment arises one second at a time; Full Enlightenment comes only after death. (think of this as a zen koan, a riddle...)
THERE IS A CANDLE FLAME THAT WILL GO OUT WHEN YOU DIE. It will fade dimly and gradually, and your vision of it will seem to zoom in closer and closer, until you feel you are enveloped in the flame just as it extinguishes. next - dream >>
THE CANDLE FLAME WILL FADE THROUGH RED AND BLACK. It may happen so quickly you won't even notice it. The moment of death arrives. << previous - death next - awaken >>
BEGIN AGAIN. Suddenly all will be whiter than white, so white it clears all white. And you will begin again. You will know, in that instant, that you are everything you ever imagined and everything "everyone else" ever imagined. For a brief moment you will understand with a fullness and intensity that can hardly be … Continue reading awaken – standing in the clear light
WHAT IS EMPTINESS? simple words for confusing times An Everyday Example Of A Book A book offers a more familiar example of Emptiness (than the example of the statue). Let’s suppose that as you’re reading this you’re holding a printed book. The ‘printed book’ (in quotations, in case you’re listening to the book or it’s … Continue reading what is emptiness? a everyday example of a book