Tell Me How To Do It!

How To Awaken on the Buddhist Path Through the 10 Fetters  Do you sometimes listen to the words of an awakened spiritual teacher and think,  “I don’t want to hear beautiful words any longer. Tell me HOW TO DO IT!”  In this article, I’ll describe the “HOW TO” awaken.    What Is Awakening?  First of all, awakening is not something that you get as …

ARE YOU STILL AWAKENED WHEN YOU BECOME ANGRY?

So, the self-illusion fell away, and desire and ill will are gone. You might have had more insights, and it looks like your journey has ended. You’re awakened. Yay! And then you scroll through your newsfeed and see this post – what nonsense this person has written there!! Anger shoots up in you like a jet flame and you start hammering away on …

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Why Can Awakening Be So Messy?

Do you think that awakening is a process of going from feeling average or worse to good, better, great, and then blissfully dissolving into One? Well…it’s not.  “I would have never thought that awakening is so messy,” a client wrote to me.  Though I use a linear model that helps you to let go of the beliefs in different self-aspects …

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TEST: WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY TO AWAKENING?

With this test, you can find out where you are on your journey to awakening and what your next step is. Like any journey, it is always good to know where you are and which direction to take. Please answer the questions from your everyday experience right now.  Do not refer to insights you had earlier in your life, when …

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Ignorance, the 10th Fetter

Ignorance

Ignorance is the 10th and last fetter on the journey to awakening. With it, the last assumption falls away that veiled the awakened state.     What does Ignorance mean? We have been ignoring the truth because we didn’t like it. Most interestingly, ignoring the truth can return even after it was seen what truly is. When the last sense …

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Restlessness, The 9th Fetter

Restlessness

The Restlessness of the 9thfetter will arise after the last subtle sense of ‘I am’ or ‘I exist’ has fallen away. In this fetter, you’ll be able to witness first-hand how the fetters created the sense of self. You will recognize the restlessness. It has been there all your life, continuously re-creating the illusions which would collapse like a house …

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The 8th Fetter, The Subtle Sense of ‘I am’

  The subtle sense of ‘I am’ or ‘I exist’ is the first step in developing the ‘Ego’ or the sense of ‘ME.’ It is created after a frantic search for something safe to stand on, something that is reliably there, something to hold onto. It had to be able to make sure that we’d always feel happy. Since absolutely nothing could …

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Inquiry into the 7. Fetter – The End of the World

Inquiry into the 7. Fetter

In the inquiry into the 7. fetter, the world as we knew it ends. It becomes clear that the assumption of a substantial and permanent outside world, appearing in time and space, is an interpretation of what is actually experienced. Working in this fetter, I realized that I was entering an experience that I could never have predicted.   The …

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Let the Pandemic Spark Awakening

You might find the title strange, how can a pandemic spark awakening? There are so much fear and suffering everywhere, you have to deal with your family being at home all the time, or you might be totally on your own which is very challenging as well. Maybe you’re afraid too that your parents or grandparents might fall sick, or …

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Inquiry into The Desire For Form

With the inquiry into the desire for form, the inquiry into reality itself begins. Up to now, we looked into ourselves, now we find out whether what we think about the experienced world is actually true or not. The Desire for Form is the 6th fetter in the Buddhist framework of the Ten Fetters. VIDEO LINK When the Mountains are …