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?
[From Buddhas Heruka and Vajravarahi] What is grasping? Grasping is not letting go. It’s that simple. It’s holding on tightly to how you think things are, and/or how you want them to be. It can show itself in things as wide-ranging as racial profiling, conspiracy theories, and seasonal depression. It can cause marriages, and it can … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter three: reducing grasping