Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MAHARAJ: “I Talk to You from the Perspective of the Universal Consciousness,” Part Six

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[The last few posts have shared a step-by-step process used to guide someone to a different perspective. To summarize:]

A visitor arrived with these perspectives about the cause of his financial and relationship problems which he deemed to be totally accurate and completely true and spot on perspectives about the way he was viewing things:

“Until my brother-in-law came along, I had an ideal marriage.”

“My former brother-in-law ruined my marriage and caused my former wife and me to break up.”

“My expectation that I could . . .

(1) leave my business in the hands of a brother-in-law with a history of incompetency 

and that I could. . .

(2) leave with a known thief a stack of signed, blank checks that would be needed to pay the company bills during the six weeks I was going to be gone

. . . was a perfectly reasonable expectation because you should be able to trust a relative who should be grateful for everything I’d done for him.”

“I believe that if a wife is unhappy, a man can do things for her and her family and make her happy and then they can have a happy marriage (so, of course, the same goes for a wife if her husband is unhappy).”

“And anyone who suggests that my perspectives are warped is an ass.”

After six fairly-brief sessions, he left with these perspectives:

“It is possible to think that ‘A’ is true even though ‘A’ is the exact opposite of the truth.”

“It is common for humans to be willing to fight to defend their beliefs, even though those beliefs are complete and total BS.”

“Not any one, single cause can explain why anything happened as it happened, including ‘why marriages fail’ or ‘why businesses fail’ or ‘why persons use escapism or avoidance or denial to preserve self-images and to promote the hidden agendas of their assigned or assumed false identities'.”

“A marriage or any other kind of relationship can look to outside observers to be ideal even though it is a complete and miserable sham, and a person involved in a marriage or any other kind of relationship which is a complete and miserable sham can be seen to someone in that relationship who has a totally warped perspective about everything to be 'a pretty darn good marriage'.”

“Neither warped perspectives nor ignorance nor insanity can be compartmentalized. To see one thing in a warped fashion is to see all things in a warped fashion; to allow ignorance to dominate one aspect of one’s existence is to allow ignorance to infiltrate all aspects of one’s experience; and to be insane is to be insane (though, granted, there are degrees of personality disorders, neuroses, and psychoses); nevertheless, insanity when present will eventually mark and mar all aspects of one’s existence.”

Shifts in perspective can happen, though they are rare. They come when realization happens, specifically when it is realized that one has warped perspectives and then takes the steps to be free of them. 

No illness (including the Ultimate Sickness) can be addressed unless it is first admitted that “I am really sick”; unless it is admitted that "my perspective about everything is skewed and warped"; unless it is admitted that "my mind is my own worst enemy because it is the source of distortion and illusion and an endless stream of perverted and confused views";

and unless it is admitted that “all of the programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication and brainwashing and indoctrination which I have been exposed to from early childhood and continuing to this very moment has all led to my playing a variety of roles which all have hidden agendas that are twisted and bent and which are the source of a near-endless chain of misrepresentations of truth.”

And among those who have undertaken a “journey” or who are “following a path” or who are engaged in some “self-help process” or who have joined a group of insane people and believed them when they said that they “can’t help themselves but they can help you," among those, nothing is more insane than when those types claim to have been restored to sanity by virtue of giving up certain self-destructive behaviors even as they continue to engage in other forms of self-destructive behaviors.

Consider a person that is meeting with a trained, mental healthcare professional who is being treated for a mental disorder. Does the professional who has

diagnosed the patient’s illness

and who has

devised a long-term treatment plan to address the client’s mental disorder  

allow the client to decide when he or she is no longer insane and allow the client to decide when the need for treatment has ended?

Those whose existence is dominated by ignorance have no clue that their existence is dominated by ignorance. Those among the masses - who are all so often driven by insanity - haven’t the slightest clue that they are being driven by insanity. Moreover, written, self-reported claims of having been restored to sanity are not worth the paper they are written on, and verbalized, self-reported claims of having been restored to sanity are not worth the air that such words are spewed into.

When a person has been ordered by a court to be confined in a psychiatric institution and to receive long-term, professional treatment for insanity, the court does not release that person when the person self-reports that he or she has been restored to sanity. That diagnosis can only be determined by someone other than the insane person.

Similarly, Maharaj made clear that persons who self-report that they are fully realized are usually in error. He said that many declare that they are standing in the full light of the noonday sun when they are actually just standing in the dull light of dawn. What more evidence could there be of the continuing presence of the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness (which Maharaj said include “ignorance and insanity”) than to make such a totally erroneous declaration that it is noontime when it is dawn or to believe that one is standing in full light when actually standing in shades of darkness?

Maharaj never accepted the word of a person who was claiming to be totally realized. He asked questions and then used the answers to verify whether there was factual evidence of realization . . . or not.

The only thing crazier than a crazy person telling others that he or she was once crazy but now is not crazy anymore - even as there is clear evidence to the contrary - is people believing an erroneous self-diagnosis that no insanity remains.

What is crazier than believing a still-crazy person who claims that he can lead persons to sanity? What is crazier than someone thinking he can give away something that he does not have, be that “sanity” or be that “realization”? And what is more self-centered and selfish and arrogant and ignorant than ignoring the continuing evidence of insane, destructive behaviors and then telling persons that they have been restored to sanity when they have not?

What  is more self-centered and selfish and arrogant and ignorant than allowing persons to believe that they have been restored to sanity when they have not, thus shutting down their search for a truly effective means of treating their mental issues?

At the root of humankind’s problem is the mind because the mind is the home of humanity's warped perspectives which evolve from the nonsense and insane beliefs that have been stored away in every mind as a result of exposure to nonsensical and insane programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication and brainwashing and indoctrination?

No one makes herself or himself crazy. That is an outside job, so those who have even the slightest hope of being restored to sanity or realizing fully require outside intervention and an outside diagnosis in order to find out their true state. Any perspectives or perceptions - all of which are based in minds which are all plagued by warped  perspectives and perceptions - cannot lead to anything other than distortion and illusion.

A court of law does not accept a self-diagnosis from any insane person who is claiming to have been restored to sanity. No court of law gives any credibility to claims about "having been restored to sanity" when the claims are coming from obviously-still-insane persons who has been confined to a psychiatric institution and ordered to receive long-term, professional treatment for insanity. Only reports from mental healthcare professionals will be accepted by the judge as true.

And Maharaj did not accept a self-diagnosis (or supposed “Self”-diagnosis) from anyone claiming to be fully realized. His own inquiry was used to determine where on “the path” anyone might – or might not – be. 

Presently, the greatest curse of humanity is abiding under the influence of warped perspectives and nonsense and ignorance and insanity while believing erroneously that one is seeing everything clearly; while believing erroneously that one is wise; while believing erroneously that one is brilliant; and while believing erroneously that one is sane.
To be continued.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MAHARAJ: “I Talk to You from the Perspective of the Universal Consciousness,” Part Five

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[To continue with the recounting of an incident which shows step-by-step the process of guiding someone to a different perspective which might lead to the realization of the truth. Now, to the third visit. He entered and sat silently after a quiet greeting, looking down at the floor. I waited. Finally, he looked up and looked at me sitting in a chair to his left.]

He: “Okay. So where do we begin today?”

F.: “How about if I begin by asking if you went home and sat in the quiet and considered what we’ve discussed so far?”

He: “Yeah. I did.”

F.: "So next, how about if I ask if you saw anything about the hiring of your brother-in-law or about the state of your marriage at the time you hired him or about your marriage in general or about your ex-wife or in regards to the way you were running your business. Did you see anything about those in a somewhat different light?”

He: “No.” [Long pause, looking down, then finally saying without looking me in the eyes:] “I saw every one of those in a totally different light. I decided that I had been miserable, that I am miserable, and that I don’t want to be miserable anymore so maybe I should give this deal a chance. I wanted to knock your head off a few days ago, but today I want your help. I’m ready to try to do whatever you tell me to do.”

F.: “Okay. Then consider this: what if you do not have to do anything? What if you simply need to understand, and I don’t mean understand those other people. I mean to understand you, the false selves you’ve been assigned or have adopted and how the hidden agendas of your personality identifications have been driving you all of your life, in control of your every thought and word and action?”

He: [Another long pause. Then:] “I’m willing to try. Let's get it going."

F.: Ah. Another flash of impatience? Or maybe readiness? The readiness would be preferred. Alright, so you said you’re seeing everything about the incident we have been discussing from a different perspective. Tell me about what you saw.”

He: “What I saw is that you were right. I was an idiot to hire a fellow like that brother-in-law. I’d never have hired anyone like that if I had not been urged to do so.”

F.: “To be clear, are you blaming your ex-wife for the fact that you did that?”

He: “Not in the least. Something was wrong with me that I went along with that. I know that now. I just don’t know what was wrong.”

F.: “Sure you do. I just told you, so let’s try it again: the hidden agendas of your personality identifications have been driving you all of your life and have been in control of your every thought and word and action. I’m going to ask you two questions and let’s see how you handle them: First, ‘WHO’ drove you to do that, and the answer is not ‘my ex-wife.' Furthermore, the answer to a WHO question will never be you. The answer will always be some false identity that you felt was real. The second question is, 'WHY did you go along with that WHO’s agenda'?”

He: “No clue.”

F.: “Short, succinct, to the point. Excellent. The truth should stun you in silence, Maharaj said. I’m seeing some progress already, even if you can’t answer the questions. We now know that under other circumstances, you would not have hired someone with a history of incompetency and a history of stealing money from an employer, so you are not totally insane. There’s hope for you."

He: [A faded smile, but no words.]

F.: “So WHO went along with the request from a wife at that time to hire someone you knew to be incompetent and a thief?”

He: [Considering, and then shaking his head to signal that he had no clue.]

F.: “Well, let’s get some background. Your original perspective was that your marriage was flowing along quite smoothly until he did what he did; then, you believed, his actions triggered a series of events that led to the end of your marriage. Maharaj said that the cause of all is all – all that happens contributes to all that happens. So let’s look objectively at the state of that marriage before the separation. What was it really like?"

He: “I thought about that last night. It sucked. We’d fought for years, but the aftermath of the fights seemed to pass, so I assumed that everything was okay after that. It never was, and on some level I know that nothing had really passed and that nothing was really okay. I had a major fear of her leaving and taking our child, of losing the house, the savings, our life, everything. You mentioned fears and desires and I told you I was never afraid of anything, but I saw last night that I was afraid of everything and I desired to hang on to what I thought we had but it was not at all what I thought it was.”

F.: “Excellent!”

He: “Excellent? Excellent my ass! What was excellent about that?"

F.: “Nothing was excellent about that. It was all a lie. Two people play-acting on the stage of the Theater of the Lie. What is excellent is you’re seeing that fact. So back to question #1: ‘WHO hired an incompetent thief at the behest of his wife, and the answer is not ‘you.’ It is a role. What role were you trying to maintain?”

He: [Considering, then:] “The husband”?

F.: “So you’re asking the questions now instead of answering them?”

He: [Smirk, half smile, then:] “The husband.”

F.: “Excellent again! Because you had assumed a role that wanted continuity, that wanted to sustain itself forever, you did something very ignorant: you thought you could make happy someone who was unhappy, so you hired someone who was incompetent and who was a thief and you left him a stack of signed, black checks before hopping a jet for a month-and-a-half-long vacation that was also supposed to make your wife happy.”

He: “What an idiot, huh?”

F.: “Him, or you?”

He: “Me. He ended up with tens of thousands of dollars and a company that was already in full swing. He was obviously a lot smarter than I was.”

F.: “Nope. You were both being driven by ignorance and insanity and the agendas of many assumed identities. No beating up on yourself, please. I suspect that has happened enough. But understand that it was not ‘The husband’ alone who was at play. ‘The father’ was concerned about losing a child; ‘The Moneyman’ was petrified, seemingly threatened, and almost angry enough to kill. ‘The Homeowner’ was fearing that the wife would take the house. We could probably find a dozen or more other roles involved in your being driven to behave as you did. Tell me about your wife and brother-in-law's relationship with their parents."

He: [He was slowed by the shift in direction, but finally answered:] "Their dad had an affair. Left the mom. Hurt her tremendously. Like I said, my wife's brother lived with his dad and new wife, worked for his father."

F.: "And destroyed $100,000 worth of equipment. Any chance that might have been inspired subconsciously, maybe by the hidden agenda of ‘The Hurt and Vengeful Son’?"

He. :Wow."

F.: "Now tell me about your relationship with your parents."

He: "Similar. Dad left and remarried. I was hurt and I was angry when I saw the hurt mom was going through. I tried as best I could to help her get past their divorce and I tried to make her happy, but she never got over it.”

F.: “So ‘The Good Son’ was doing all he could to rescue mom and became convinced that if someone is unhappy, he has the power to do something about that. Sound about right?”

He: “Never thought of it that way. So you’re saying maybe later even as an adult, I subconsciously wanted to make an unhappy woman happy - that time my wife -  and was sorta driven by those earlier event?"

F.: "Maybe sort of like that brother-in-law might have been driven subconsciously by earlier events? But it doesn't really matter what I say. What matters is what you see and whether you see it clearly.”

He: “Damnation! That explains it. So I experienced what divorce is like through my parents, how miserable it is to be abandoned by a spouse, and I chose to do everything I could not to end up like mom. I decided to do everything I could to make my wife happy so she’d stay and then I wouldn’t have to go through that hurt mom went through. Is that what you’re trying to get at?”

F.: “Again, I'm am not trying to ‘get at’ anything. I'm pointing you toward truth and clear seeing. Seems we might be moving in that direction. Next, do you see that it was all of the hidden agendas of those WHO’s that were driving you and that you never ‘chose’ or ‘decided’ to do anything that you eventually did?”

He: [Looking down again. Silence. After some time, a tear streaming down a face. Silence on my end as well. Finally, he rubbed his cheeks and then looked at me. Then:] “So what’s next?”

F.: “Next is you need to stand up.” [We both stood. I went over and put an arm around his shoulders. Then:] "What’s next is for you to go home and consider in the silence all that you are seeing in a different light with a different perspective. In the process, consider what happens when persons enter into relationships with an unresolved fear of abandonment. Consider what happens when persons are driven by the hidden agendas of a host of personal identities. Consider all of the aspects of the event which you were angry and resentful about when you came here a few days ago. Then we’ll continue, same time tomorrow.”

He nodded in agreement and walked toward the door. He gripped the door knob but turned and said, “Thanks” before walking out of the house and closing the door very quietly rather than slamming it in anger.

Sometimes, that's the kind of shift that happens if a person is willing to listen to someone talking "from the perspective of the universal consciousness" or from the point of view of awareness and the Original Nature. 

To be continued.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

MAHARAJ: “I Talk to You from the Perspective of the Universal Consciousness,” Part Four

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[Continuing with yesterday’s recounting of an incident in order to share step-by-step the process that was used to offer a man a different perspective which allowed him eventually to realize all of the truth involved with an event that he had totally misperceived]

F.: "First off, from what you’ve told me so far, this seems to be less a case of your former brother-in-law stealing your money and more of a case of your giving your money to him. Your actions dang near begged him to take the money and run.”

[Another look that said, “I really would like to kill you.” After a pause . . . ]

F.: "So let’s try it this way: Do you think you are going to change him? Do you believe that he has the least bit of remorse? Do you think your resentment is going to affect him in the least, or is your continuing anger only affecting you? Or, is the fact actually this: you cannot change him or what happened, but you can change the way that you function for the remainder of your existence. More importantly, is it possible that you will find peace only if you first find a new way of looking at all of the facts involving what you called 'a crisis'?

“That’s the recommendation: that you consider objectively your perspective of the events with your ex-wife and her brother; that you consider whether or not you are looking at the event with at least some degree of a warped perspective; that you consider the possibility that you may have contributed to that problem and to all of your problems; and that you consider the possibility that a failure to view that event, and every event, via a different perspective will guarantee that you will suffer time and again from the same kind of experiences with many others who will be just like that brother-in-law but whom you will nevertheless invite into your life.

"The task now, if you are interested, is to find why your mind was working in such a way that you were driven to ignore the facts about that man and his history; to find why your mind was working in such a way that you were driven to ignore what would have been in your company’s best interest and acquiesced instead to your wife’s asking you to hire someone whom you’d have never hired had he not been her brother;

"to find why your mind was working in such a way that you are still driven to ignore or deny the actual state of your relationship with his sister and, therefore, to conclude that your marriage ended because of one isolated incident; and to find why your mind continues to work in a way that is driving you to try to escape reality rather than see your truth and then address the true source of your problems which is within, not without.

[Another show of anger, resulting in this:]

F.: “Tell you what, I don’t see the readiness to enter into that process wholeheartedly at this point, so I suggest you go away for 72 hours and consider what we’ve discussed so far; then, if you’re interested in moving ahead, call me at the end of that period.”

[A few hours later, as expected, a call came]:

He: ”I’ve decided I’m ready.”

F.: “And I have decided you are not.”

He: “And how the hell do you figured that? I just called, didn’t I?”

F.: “And that’s why it’s clear you are not ready. You called, but you did not call when told to call, so you’re obviously still emotionally-intoxicated and still very impatient and still unwilling to follow suggestions or directions. Check your clock and your calendar and only call after the waiting period I laid out.”

[The call ended abruptly with no other words from him]

[Then, nearly to the minute, his call came seventy-two hours later.]

F.: “Hello?”

He: “So can I come over?”

F.: “Well of course. Why not?”

[Silence, then . . . ] “I’m on the way,” then another disconnect, followed (I was certain) by his saying “ass” to himself before going to his car and driving to the house.

After he entered the house and took a seat in an adjacent chair, I asked: “Is the temperature in here OK?”

He: “What the hell has that got to do with anything?”

F.: “Just wanted to check to see if you think you can stand the heat?” [Smile]

He: [No smile in return. Only a sardonic scoff, then . . . ] “Bring it on.”

F.: “Fine. Then let’s begin. You suggested that you were shocked and surprised that a man you knew to be a thief stole from you.”

He: “That's not what I said.”

F.: “No, but that’s the truth. He stole from his own father, but your warped perspective blocked you from perceiving clearly that a man who stole from his own father might very likely be willing to steal from his brother-in-law as well.

“And your perspective is that you cared a great deal about your company, but you left it in the hands of a known thief with a history of incompetency. Your actions show that you obviously, deep inside, didn’t care at all about your company. And I suspect you think that you’re a very intelligent businessman, but who would leave the country for six weeks and leave behind a stack of signed, blank checks while clinging to the belief that he’s a wise businessman?

“Your thinking was so warped then, and your perspective continues to be so totally warped now, that that’s the real message you’re missing: you were surprised and shocked and then angry that a known thief . . . stole. Is that not what thieves do? Of course you knew at the time that thieves steal, but your mind drove you to ignore that truth, maybe so you could assume the role of “A Bigshot” and take a six-week vacation abroad;

“and maybe so you could make your wife happy and so you could get an “attaboy” from her by solving her brother’s need for a job and thereby impressing her; and all the while you were being driven by fears and desires which were – and still are - rooted in your ego-states.”

He: “Fears? What the hell are you talking about? I had no fears. And as for desires, what the heck is wrong with desires?”

F.: “Certainly there was the appearance of fearlessness, what with your having rushed full speed ahead into everything that you rushed into, but Alexander Pope did not say, 'The fearless rush in.' To the contrary, he warned that it is fools who rush in.”

[That look again]

F.: “Yet it seems that you were so concerned with trying to impress your wife and trying to make your wife happy that you did what no wise businessman would ever do and hired - at her behest - an incompetent thief to run your business. So it seems clear to me that there must have been some underlying fears about that relationship with her. Are you telling me that over the years, there were never any major arguments that left you concerned? Are you telling me over the years that during those arguments, no comments were every made which included even a slight hint about ‘leaving’ or being ‘really disappointed or unhappy’ with you? If not, why would you be trying to make your wife happy? Who tries to make a spouse happy unless they have some notion that the spouse is unhappy?”

[No angry look this time. Silence. Looking down. Considering.]

F.: "Tell you what. I’d like you to go home now and consider what we’ve discussed today and consider all of the many aspects involved with what you perceived to be a one-dimensional problem. Then see if you can look at your part objectively and determine if you might have been looking at all of those happenings through the lens of a warped perspective. Then come back tomorrow and we’ll begin by discussing whatever you might realize in the meantime which can provide a different perspective.”

[He started to reply with some counterpoint but paused, caught himself, and said instead (again a bit sarcastically), “Yes sir, Boss.”]

Tomorrow: the recounting of the next day’s talk as the effort to provide a different perspective continues.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

MAHARAJ: “I Talk to You from the Perspective of the Universal Consciousness,” Part Three

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The challenge Maharaj faced (and the reason his guesstimates about how many would ever “get this understanding which allows for clear seeing and a proper perspective” changed over the years from “one in one hundred thousand” to “one in a million” to “one in ten millions) was based in the fact that

(a) "clear seeing and a proper perspective” are based in fact


(b) beliefs are based in untruths and non-facts which are perceived by the masses to be undeniable, not-to-be-questioned truths and absolute facts.

Such widespread distortion will block almost all persons on the planet from ever being free of distorted thinking, magical thinking, misperceiving, and viewing everything through the lens of their warped and twisted perspectives even as they are convinced that they are “seeing quite clearly, thank you very much.” Maharaj offered a pointer that ran quite contrary to that mind-based belief: "Whatever is conceived by the mind must be false.”  

Thus, the clear-seeing Maharaj informed his visitors that "the mind obscures and distorts" and that “it is the mind that creates illusion."

Maharaj said that “it is the work of the teacher of non-duality to eliminate misery and suffering,” but contrary to those who believed it when they were misinformed by being told that they could “pray away their misery and suffering,” there is no “Poop-Abracadabra-it’s-gone” solution to misery and suffering any more than there is a “Poop-Abracadabra-it’s-gone” solution to chronic pain.

[It has been noted here that pain is limited to the sensations which can be felt by a plant food body but that misery and suffering are rooted in the content of a mind.]

Pain is addressed in all sorts of ways, but misery and suffering – like cancer - can only be addressed by being completely rid of the offending tumor within, and the offending tumor within all of humanity is the tumor of mind content which must be excised in toto. Until that happens, there will be no clear seeing, no proper perspective which can allow for differentiating the false from the true, and no ability to understand the true cause of misery and suffering and then eliminate it.

I once worked with a man who had been recently released from the hospital where he received treatment for a major septal perforation (or a “hole in the septum") which was caused by his snorting cocaine. It was clear that alleviating the physical pain he felt because of snorting cocaine was not going to have any effect at all on the mind-based misery and suffering which led to his snorting cocaine in the first place. The cause of his misery and suffering - rather than the effects of what he was using to try to dull his mental misery and suffering - would have to be understood in order to treat the true cause.

And what was the cause of his warped perspective which led him to try to escape his emotion-based misery by using cocaine rather than seeing what was behind the suffering to begin with? More warped perspectives, perspectives which were rooted - as Maharaj explained - "in the mind which obscures and distorts."

So an inquiry process began (not a “SELF-inquiry” but a “self”- inquiry - that is, a false-self-inquiry). What he did not understand was that (1) his misperceiving mind was the starting point of his misery and suffering and that (2) the false-selves stored therein are the vehicles which minds use to drive that misery and suffering to a point where they become overlaid on an entire relative existence.

So what was uncovered? Tremendous anger and resentment. Regarding? A crisis with a brother-in-law (whom he had hired as a manager of his business) and the effects of their conflict which he perceived to be the cause of his marriage to that man’s sister coming to an end.

Floyd: “So what was the crisis?”

He: “I wanted to take his sister on a nice six-week vacation overseas, so I left him in charge of the business. I gave him enough checks to cover two month's worth of material costs and labor costs and other business-related expenses. While I was gone, he took my crew and started his own company. He used the checks to buy materials and to pay the laborers. By the time we came home, instead of having the $25,000 I had left in the bank and having an additional $60,000 in new deposits into my account, I had a zero balance and no company and no workers. He cleaned me out, and he caused my marriage to end. She left me over the fight with her brother after I hired him because she was the one who begged me to give him a job. And he brought all of that about after everything I had done for him when he couldn’t even find a job.”

F.: “So you hired him when he could not get a job? Why could he not get a job?”

He: “Because he had no salable skills and because his father had fired him.”

F.: “And why did his own father fire him?”

He: “Because he was totally incompetent. He ruined two pieces of equipment that cost $50,000 each by not properly maintaining them, and he stole money from his dad any time the old man wasn’t around.”

F.” So let me see if I've got this right: you hired a man even though you knew he had a history of malfeasance and incompetency and who had a history of stealing from his employer, and after looking at those facts, you concluded that you were willing to be his employer too, even after all of the other potential employers he interviewed with sent him packing? Furthermore, you left a guy like that in charge of your business and your bank account for six weeks without any supervision? Have I got this right so far?”

[Long silence . . . a look of hatred . . . a look that said, “I’d like to kill you, Floyd.” Finally . . . .]

He: “So your idea of helping me is to turn this around on me, to ignore all of the lowlife things he did to me after I helped him, and then blame me for everything that happened?”

F.: “Let’s try it this way . . . .

[To be continued tomorrow, sharing how he finally came to a different perspective and realized all of the truth involved with an event that he had totally misperceived until we exposed all of the aspects involved]

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The content of this eBook deals with one of the most common but erroneous beliefs that the non-Realized masses cling to and which they will fight about (and even kill over), namely, that there is a planet-wide duel going on between “the forces of good and evil” in the universe.

Either (1) the ancient view is spot on: that the "ills of the planet" are rooted in evil people, in people not being religious enough or spiritual enough, and are caused solely by bad morality; or, (2) the "ills of the planet" are rooted in ignorance, stupidity and insanity and "being good" or "being moral" does not put an end to ignorance, does not eliminate stupidity, and does not treat insanity in any way.


Comments regarding the free eBook entitled “THE VISION”:

“My thanks to you and Andy.” – Andrew “Mac” McMaster

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"Sapolsky, Maharaj, and the Non-Dual Teachings"

Dr. Robert Maurice Sapolsky is an American neuroendocrinologist; a professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University; a researcher; an author; and a Research Associate at the National Museums of Kenya.

There is much that a non-dualist or Advaitin or Nisargan can relate to by comparing and contrasting what Sapolsky reveals about the way certain troops of baboons live in Africa with the way that humans abide all around the globe.

This 152-page eBook catalogues the common, non-dual message shared by Sapolsky and Maharaj and reveals the ways that Sapolsky’s scientific research supports the non-dual pointers offered by Maharaj.


In “PART ONE” it will be seen that most persons on the planet are not seeking, and most will never seek, but for those who are seeking, most will face several obstacles:

In “PART TWO” of this book, it will be seen why many criticized Maharaj for “changing his message in his later talks.” It will be seen that the changes were not about changing the message per se as much as about changing his methodology as he experimented with one version of the Ultimate Medicine after another in order to try to find an effective means for addressing the Ultimate Sickness.

He tried a religious version of the Medicine, a Spiritual version of the Medicine, and finally settled on a version which addressed to Sickness at its core . . . at the mental and emotional level.


“Dangerous” is a term that can only apply during the relative existence, but of those who do commit suicide, for example, how many shoot themselves in the foot over and over until they “bleed out”? None. They shoot themselves in the head. Why? In order to try to stop the noise - to try to stop the chatter of a thousand monkeys – to stop the noisy mind which is the area that stores the ideas, notions, concepts, mind-stuff, etc. which drives them into the depths of insanity.

And what are those ideas, notions, concepts, etc. called, collectively? "Their beliefs." The irony? They are not their beliefs at all. They are the beliefs of “others” that were set in place via programming, conditioning, etc. and which persons then think are their own.

And what are those beliefs rooted in, and what reinforces those beliefs and convinces persons that they are sacred and worth fighting over and even sometimes worth dying for? Blind faith.

This 337-page eBook discusses those issues in detail.

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