The Trouble with Truth: Confusing the terms Relative and Absolute Truth – Why Lama Shenpen Prefers to teach about One Truth.

I like to emphasise that there is one Truth, we already intuit it, we are already it, and the best things about us are related to that. We’re already ‘there’ but we overlay it with all these doubts and confusion, which is what we’re working with. Continue reading The Trouble with Truth: Confusing the terms Relative and Absolute Truth – Why Lama Shenpen Prefers to teach about One Truth.

Student’s Question: Does time exist? Does anything arise? What’s the difference between Totality and relative existence?

When we say ‘past’ we mean ‘everything that has gone by, it’s not now’. Of course, although logically we can understand that, the habit to cling to the past is so strong it is almost impossible to maintain that understanding. It is not how we are programmed and that has to be faced – we are deluding ourselves all the time that we know something we don’t know. We don’t know the past that has gone. In fact the whole way we think of time is an illusion. That is a tough truth to face. Continue reading Student’s Question: Does time exist? Does anything arise? What’s the difference between Totality and relative existence?