On the The Snake / Rope Analogy 1

On the The Snake / Rope Analogy
Oh, now, I am writing this post as I hope it will perhaps illuminate for you why the “Emptiness” teachings are of paramount importance with regards to Buddhism … especially the “emptiness of self” which, probably, from a conventional “western” POV sounds totally implausible or simply Crazy eh ? LOL !!! 😀 It may even ...

On Morality and the Freedom of Will ?

On Morality and the Freedom of Will ?
Now, the following excerpt is from B. Alan Wallace’s “Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic“, which, I suggest, gives a practical insight into what the Buddhist ideal of Freedom is, as opposed to what, say, you may consider is the “Western” ideal of Freedom eh ? 🤔 The cultivation of focused attention has a direct and ...

Thoughts but no Thinker ! 2

Thoughts but no Thinker !
Oh, AFAIK it’s easy to say this, but haven’t “you” heard : YOU are NOT your Thoughts ? Now, believe it or not, to verify the Truth of such a statement is actually very very simple : Just Look At One’s Own Mind eh ? 😉 When a rainbow appears vividly in the sky, you ...

On being absolutely “free” from the “self” ?

On being absolutely
“Is it possible ever to be free of self-centred activity ? Is there a real self ? (J. Krishnamurti 1979) (From about 16 minutes) : If you really want to be free of the “self”, no attachment ! Which doesn’t mean you become detached, indifferent, callous, set your-self away … which is another form of ...

What is “Being Aware of Being Aware” ? 1

What is
Oh, now in the previous entry “What *is* Dzogchen Meditation” if you listen to the video you’ll hear Alan say “where you are able to sustain a flow of awareness of awareness” and by way of contradistinction in the following video Rupert Spira explains what he means by the experience of “being Aware of being ...