Insights

Finding the Truth Within the Dream

by Bernardo Kastrup, Ph.D.

IMAGINE THAT YOU ARE LYING on your couch one lazy Sunday afternoon, relaxed and unworried. Your life isn’t perfect, but everything seems to be going fine lately. There are no oppressive thoughts in your mind demanding your attention. You surrender fully to the moment and find yourself closing your eyes, even though you aren’t tired. […]

Insights On The Short Path

by Paul Brunton

Intuition knows earthly truth without the intervention of reasoning, while insight knows divine truth in the same direct way. (20-4-151) When the mystery of it all is solved, not merely intellectually but in experience, not only in the person himself but in transcending it, not only in the depth of meditation but in the world […]

A Great Game of Pretending

by Douglas E. Harding

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? The thought “I have not seen,” the expectation of seeing and the desire to get something are all workings of the ego . . . Be yourself and nothing more. The idea of difficulty is the chief obstacle. If we want to know the truth, if we’re interested to find […]

Bewildered Ignorance

by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

At first, for bewildered beings Awareness did not arise on the ground. That obscurity of unconsciousness Is the cause of bewildered ignorance. The Dzogchen view is that deluded beings arise because of the failure to see the awareness of the original ground. The awareness, which did not arise on the ground, is the awareness of […]

Perceiving the Nature of Reality

by Lama Thubten Yeshe & Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

One who can see the cause and result Of all existence within samsara and liberation As unbetraying, and whose false view is dissolved, Has entered the path that pleases the buddhas. —Je Tsong-khapa The wisdom of emptiness should be a direct remedy for our ignorance of the true nature of reality. If this wisdom is […]