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A Light Unto Your Self By Colin Drake
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‘By observing mental states you also become aware of the seven factors of enlightenment. These are: awareness of awareness, investigation of the Way, vigour, joy, serenity, concentration and... More > equanimity.’ (The Buddha, Maha Sattipatthana Sutta 14-16) The first two are paramount and the last five are outcomes of these. This is what this book is all about, becoming ‘aware of awareness’ through direct investigation and then continuing with further ‘investigation of the Way’ (the Tao, the nature of reality). Once one is aware of awareness then one can become ‘A Light Unto Yourself’ by undertaking further investigations not needing to relying on any ‘teachings’, although these may be useful for confirming what one has discovered. Comments from Peter Signell on the Author: 'I know Colin Drake through his magnificent writing.’ ‘Your words seem to always ring so true to me.’ ‘You can only imagine how much I have wished for this clarity.’< Less
Humanity - Our Place In the Universe By Colin Drake
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This book shows how Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism view the place of humanity in the universe. Each religion is investigated by considering how the it answers the five big... More > existential questions: 1/ Is there a God, or an Absolute Reality, and if so what is His (Its) nature? 2/ How was the universe created and what is the nature and purpose of this creation? 3/ What is the essential nature of a human being – are we just ephemeral material beings or do we possess some kind of indestructible essence? 4/ What is the purpose of life? 5/ What happens upon the death of the human body? Does this entail annihilation or is there some kind of afterlife, and if so, what is its nature? The answers to these questions give the essential beliefs of each religion, showing the nature of creation and our place in it. This a unique contribution to comparative religion, as by studying these religions using the same framework, the central beliefs of these religions can be clearly presented and compared.< Less
Beyond the Separate Self By Colin Drake
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A 'Simple Guide to Awakening' by investigation of one's moment to moment experience,which leads to one becoming 'aware of awareness'. Awakening is becoming fully established in,and identified with,... More > awareness. Here is a review by a buyer of the Kindle edition: Eckhart Tolle and Osho and many other authors, spiritual teachers and gurus are profoundly important, helpful and illuminating but Colin Drake is something else....he's significantly better at explaining spiritual awakening and how to effect enlightenment and maintain it permanently. He gives the essential facts and tries not to befuddle the reader. He is very experienced with many years of direct experience of being on the spiritual path and also crucially of enlightenment itself. This book is very important - if you are on the spiritual path then your days of seeking are over. You've arrived at journeys end. This book explains everything you need to know calmly, gently and without mystical gobbledegook to become aware of your true self.< Less
Poetry From Being, A Light Unto The Self By Colin Drake
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Poetry inspired by the author's book 'A Light Unto Your Self' giving pointers to Awakening.
Poetry From Being, A Light Unto The Self By Colin Drake
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Poems based on the author's book 'A Light Unto Your Self' designed to offer pointers to awakening by investigating the nature of reality.
Awakening and Beyond - Self Recognition and Its Consequences By Colin Drake
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This book is designed to help its readers awaken by becoming 'Aware of Awareness' and then through investigation of each moment of experience come to a valid conclusion of self-identity. That is to... More > discover, and identify with, That which is deeper than the body/mind. The book also investigates the outcomes of awakening. It is the author's fifth book on this subject and is based on 40 years of spiritual search, meditations and contemplations.< Less
Awareness of Awareness - The Open Way By Colin Drake
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This book is designed to help its readers awaken by becoming 'Aware of Awareness' and then through investigation of each moment of experience come to a valid conclusion of self-identity. That is to... More > discover, and identify with, That which is deeper than the body/mind. It is the author's seventh book on this subject and is based on 40 years of spiritual search, meditations and contemplations. My books are all about, becoming ‘aware of Awareness’ through direct investigation and then continuing with further ‘investigation of the Way’ (the Tao, the nature of reality). I call this the Open Way for it is open to all and is a way to Awaken. The are many ‘ways’ but most of them are closed in that they require their adherents to have special knowledge, ability and discipline; whereas, awareness of Awareness is a simple direct seeing which when cultivated leads to full Awakening.< Less
A Light Unto Your Self By Colin Drake
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A book designed to allow the reader to become 'A Light Unto One's Self' by direct investigation of moment to moment experience. This reveals 'awareness of Awareness', which the Buddha gave as the... More > first facor of enlightenment, and more than this that (at the deepest level) one is this Awareness. Once this is fully accomplished then Self-Recognition has occurred< Less
The Golden Dawn of Awakening By Colin Drake
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The main aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to Awakening; which is synonymous with Enlightenment when maintained. The title comes from a photo I took of the dawning of a golden day... More > which a friend suggested I use as for the cover. This book is composed of articles, resulting from my further investigations (and contemplations) into the nature of Reality. The thrust of the book is that beneath the surface appearance of thoughts (including all mental activity) and sensations there is a deeper level of being, which is the perceiver of these. The former are a flow of fleeting objects whereas the latter, which is the Awareness of these, is a constant conscious subjective presence. This is the only constant that has been (with) you since you were born and that which has witnessed your entire life. So this is what you actually are rather than the ever changing body/mind in which these thoughts and sensations have occurred.< Less
The Golden Dawn of Awakening By Colin Drake
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The main aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to Awakening; which is synonymous with Enlightenment when maintained. The title comes from a photo I took of the dawning of a golden day... More > which a friend suggested I use as for the cover. This book is composed of articles, resulting from my further investigations (and contemplations) into the nature of Reality. The thrust of the book is that beneath the surface appearance of thoughts (including all mental activity) and sensations there is a deeper level of being, which is the perceiver of these. The former are a flow of fleeting objects whereas the latter, which is the Awareness of these, is a constant conscious subjective presence. This is the only constant that has been (with) you since you were born and that which has witnessed your entire life. So this is what you actually are rather than the ever changing body/mind in which these thoughts and sensations have occurred.< Less