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The Simplicity of Awakening By Colin Drake
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The aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to, and practices for, Awakening and is mostly composed of articles, replies to questions and internet discussions on Awakening since the... More > publication of Freedom From Anxiety and Needless Suffering. The thrust of the book is that the initial awakening which reveals that, in essence, we are Pure Awareness is very simple to obtain. Then this needs to be established by repeated awakenings due to the natural tendency to ‘nod off’ and re-identify oneself as a separate object in a universe of separate objects. When one is awake then anxiety and unnecessary mental suffering disappear, for these are caused by this misidentification which causes us to see each other, and the world, through a murky filter of self-interest, self-concern, self-promotion, self-aggrandizement, self-loathing, the list is almost endless. It is this world-view that causes the anxiety and mental suffering based on concern for the future and feeling we are bound by the past.< Less
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A guide to, and practices for, Awakening composed of articles, replies to questions and discussions since the publication of 'Freedom From Anxiety and Needless Suffering'. Its thrust is that the... More > initial awakening which reveals that, in essence, we are Pure Awareness is very simple to obtain. Then this needs to be established by repeated awakenings due to the natural tendency to ‘nod off’ and re-identify oneself as a separate object in a universe of separate objects. When one is awake then anxiety and unnecessary mental suffering disappear, for these are caused by this misidentification which causes us to see each other, and the world, through a murky filter of self-interest, self-concern, self-promotion,self-loathing etc. On Awakening one discovers that there truly is no separate self and this filter is removed allowing us to see the world ‘as it is’ with no self-concern for the future or past. This gives a great ease and lightness of being which is (en)lightenment in the literal sense of the word...< Less
The Simplicity of Awakening By Colin Drake
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The aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to, and practices for, Awakening and is mostly composed of articles, replies to questions and internet discussions on Awakening since the... More > publication of Freedom From Anxiety and Needless Suffering. The thrust of the book is that the initial awakening which reveals that, in essence, we are Pure Awareness is very simple to obtain. Then this needs to be established by repeated awakenings due to the natural tendency to ‘nod off’ and re-identify oneself as a separate object in a universe of separate objects. When one is awake then anxiety and unnecessary mental suffering disappear, for these are caused by this misidentification which causes us to see each other, and the world, through a murky filter of self-interest, self-concern, self-promotion, self-aggrandizement, self-loathing, the list is almost endless. It is this world-view that causes the anxiety and mental suffering based on concern for the future and feeling we are bound by the past.< Less
Poetry from the Happiness That Needs Nothing By Colin Drake
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This book is a collection of poems each based on a chapter of my book The Happiness That Needs Nothing – Pointers to That Which is Always Here. Here are some comments by readers of some of... More > my poems: I love the clarity of your rhyming poems. The Dharma teaching is so direct and uncluttered. Wonderful. -- Colin Yardley Very well put Colin, fun, playful and sincere, I get it at the deepest level and my heart sings once more. -- Suzanne That poem is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.—Dede The poetry is succinct and I have used it like a sutra. – Hugh I want you to know whatever the reason was you have done something no one else has been able to, point me to awakening. ---- Hanumandass after reading : Awakening is Immensely Practical As always Colin, you amaze me and stimulate thought...oh goodness, maybe I should say that the poetry is stopping thought in order to welcome awareness!! --- Cheryl< Less