Insights

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 […]

Self-Observation

by Anthony de Mello

The only way someone can be of help to you is in challenging your ideas. If you’re ready to listen and if you’re ready to be challenged, there’s one thing that you can do, but no one can help you. What is this most important thing of all? It’s called self-observation. No one can help […]