Sunday, September 23, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATIONS AND UNDERSTANDINGS WHICH CAME VIA THE VISION 

[Continued from yesterday]: 

227. Confusion had resulted from a Neo-Advaitin’s pointers (“Floyd, the only thing you can know is ‘I AM’” and “there is no path – just know that and be done”) vs. Maharaj’s Direct Path Method of teaching that made clear there is a “path” or a “journey.” It had been clear that if I would drive from Los Angeles to New York, I could not crank the engine of the car, press the accelerator, and instantly be in New York. 

228. It was seen that there is indeed no “knower” and that the one assuming the role of “The Knower” soon upgrades himself to “The Super Knower” and “The Knower of It All” (or “The Know It All”). 

229. Returning to the vision, it was clear that – in the end – all role-playing ends, including that of “The Knower.” It was seen at the end of the vision that "knowing" is not involved at all and that Realization has everything to do with understanding – with understanding the functioning of the totality, with understanding the actual unity beyond the wrongly-perceived multiplicity, with understanding how to abide for the remainder of the manifestation in an AS IF fashion, with understanding what bliss is and what bliss is not, with understanding how all living things on the planet abide naturally except for the non-Realized (non-understanding) masses who abide unnaturally and who try to live supernaturally (that is, magically, religiously, and / or “spiritually”). 

230. “The multiplicity” was seen to be nothing more than a perception / misperception among persons that the world and the universe are made of multiple components rather than the one true THAT; was seen to be a belief in the concepts of separate and different (which, in turn, inspire judgment and separation; ego; and belief in dualities such as superior vs. inferior, good vs. bad, right vs. wrong, best vs. worst along with all of the dualistic thinking and erroneous perceiving that prevents persons from knowing the unicity and being aware of the at-one-ment of all). 

231. “The Unicity” was seen to be the fact-based opposite of the false, dualistic concept of multiplicity. 

232. It was seen in the cave portion of the vision that persons mistakenly perceive a multiplicity of things that supposedly make up “this world” whereas, in fact, all in “this world” is imagined - is wrongly perceived by the non-Realized masses - and that there is but the Oneness. 

233. It became clear that, to understand the unicity, one must understand the prefix “uni” ("one”) and then realize that the universe is but One. 

234. The vision made clear that “indeed, All that exists is but one, single THAT” and that “All does not have THAT in common but, instead, is in common.” 

235. As further consideration was given to the content of the vision, it also became clear that nothing was really “coming to me” as a result. 

236. It became clear that the realizations and the understandings that came during the “journey” to Full Realization were always “with me” . . . with the pure consciousness. 

237. It became clear that the subject-object witnessing that manifested as a result of dualistic thinking (which had manifested as a result of duality-based programming, conditioning, etc.) had merely blocked the Pure Witnessing from seeing accurately and clearly. 

238. The suggestion is that 

(a) if you have the necessary intellect (that is, the ability to understand) and 

(b) if you spend as much time contemplating the content of the vision as I did that 

(c) the realizations and understandings required to move you along the entire length of the seven-step “path” to Full Realization will be seen as well because they are already within you and can be accessed by any seeker with the necessary intellect. 

239. Next, witnessing the dissolution into the light in the cave made clear a comment by scientist Szent-Gyorgyi that had been read years earlier: “What drives life is thus a little electric current, set up by the sunshine.” 

240. It was seen that during the first leg of the manifestation, light carried Me via a circuitous route which cycled the conscious-energy from its source to plants to a man and to a woman who – via an act of friction - then cycled humans cells (which had been plant cells), after which an elemental plant food body formed naturally and spontaneously (not religiously or spiritually or magically or supernaturally) over a nine-month period. 

241. It was then seen that the light had been blocked via programming, conditioning, acculturation, domestication, brainwashing and indoctrination, resulting in a period of darkness. 

242. The years of seeking were a natural reaction to the darkness because – as is the case with a tree that over the years will bend itself in an effort to seek the light – so too do those with the requisite intellect seek the light as well. 

243. By contrast, those who have been rendered “ignorant, stupid, and insane” (Maharaj) hate the light and prefer the darkness. Such types will endorse and admire darkness. (The current president of the U.S., observing examples of warped thinking) said in 2008, “It’s like these guys take pride in being ignorant.”) 

244. Indeed, but for those with the prerequisite of intellect, those that came from the light and were cast into the darkness (as all in this relative, duality-based existence are and as all in this relative, duality-based existence will be), it became clear that “the path” is merely the path taken to return to the light to be free of the darkness, free of the ignorance, the stupidity, the insanity. 

245. What had been taken to be some lofty, supernatural, superior, grand, noble, and exalted process was seen to be nothing more than a natural process without a single “spiritual” or “righteous” or “virtuous” or “moral” or “upright” or “honorable” or “respectable” aspect at all. 

246. Then: No wonder Maharaj suggested setting aside spiritual exercises! No wonder he suggested that persons abandon all of their spirituality and abide naturally! So many have misrepresented what the “journey” is about. No wonder he said: "Whatever spiritual things you aspire to know are all happening in this objective world, in the illusion. All this is happening in the objective world. All is dishonesty. There is no truth in this fraud.” 

and 

"There is no progress.” 

and 

“There is no question of elevating to a higher level. Here it is only a question of understanding." 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What crime families are included? The Mafia . . . La Cosa Nostra, of course; however, what international crime families are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with more than 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.). 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. The masses must demand they step down and shut down, and there's the real problem because the crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who remain involved with them and who give them money and who support them and who aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and who thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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1. Following eye surgery, clear focusing has not returned and eye strain results from anything other than a brief exposure to a computer screen; moreover, two follow up procedures must be arranged to "fine tune" the effects of the surgery; hence, postings may happen sporadically for awhile. 

2. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATIONS AND UNDERSTANDINGS WHICH CAME VIA THE VISION 

This was offered yesterday: 

213. After the vision came, and after much consideration of its content led to so many revelations and led the understanding to flood into awareness, three things also became clear: 

a. The masses prefer magical thinking, dogma-driven thinking, and spiritual-driven thinking (which Maharaj classified as really nothing more than a “kindergarten” level of understanding what “spirituality” is, or more accurately, what “spirituality” is not) so most would not be interested in a study of the content of the vision and then Realized Fully; 

So, on to “a” above: 

214. The vision eliminated all of the earlier magical thinking that had been happening. Magical thinking was seen to be thinking that is based in non-fact, superstition, myth and false beliefs in other-worldly powers; thinking that generates the belief that there is a micro-managing power (or powers) in another realm that is in charge of all that happens in what the masses take to be “this world.” 

215. it is the type of thinking that leads to the belief that there is a single cause for all happenings on the planet, namely, an external locus of control; the type of thinking that is inspired via religious or “spiritual” programming; the type of thinking that is often inspired by abuse and trauma suffered in such a degree that a desire for rescue by some external power is wished or hoped for; the type of thinking inspired by ego that wants control and therefore also wants a power at one’s beck and call that can grant wishes; 

216. it is the fanciful thinking that leads persons to believe that they can petition a power in another realm that can then grant them control over people, places, things, weather, and all events; the type thinking that inspires the belief that weather-related happenings are not events in nature but are punishments or signs delivered by an angry, other-worldly power; it is the type of thinking based in ignorance; 

217. it is the type of thinking that drives persons who have not even been born once to believe that they will be born multiple times; it is the type of thinking that dismisses scientific facts and endorses blind, unquestioning faith; it is the type thinking that blocks all awareness of Reality and imprisons persons in the confines of the false concepts of “a mind.” 

218. It is the kind of thinking which leads the majority of the persons on the planet to think that when persons "die," the dead actually live on, and live on with a physical form that has an appearance that is so similar to the way they looked when alive on earth that they will be recognizable to family and friends, except that they will have a gauzy, see-through look and will have sprouted wings that allow them to float about in the sky and in heaven in a half-human, half-bird manner. (Gauzy or not, though, they think the physical form can experience pain - such as from flames - or can experience pleasures.) 

219. It is the kind of thinking that, in the U.S., leads 87% of the population to belief that pregnancies result with input from three-parties instead of two. (They think that it requires a man and a woman engaging in an act of friction that results in a sperm cell fertilizing an egg, but they also think that a god in another world intervenes in the process and plays some role as well.) 

220. It is the kind of thinking that generates the ignorance that Maharaj spoke of, that results in 87% of adults being so ignorant that they do not even understand the biological processes that allow elemental plant food bodies to play a role in the cycling of elements that form additional plant food bodies. 

221. In the book "SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY: Recovering What Religions Lost," (see below) Dr. Jeffrey A. Schaler is quoted as he discusses “psychosis,” a condition in which persons fail to differentiate between the symbolic (or the “abstract”) and the real (or the “concrete”) . . . an ability which the non-dual teachings can provide to some. He said: 

“People are labeled ‘psychotic’ when they refer to mental representations as if they were substantive and real. One example [involves taking] the 'voice of conscience' as the literal voice of another being, known as 'hearing voices.' The failure to differentiate between the symbolic and the real may be intentional (artistic license) or strategic (lying) or the result of a cognitive inability to differentiate between fantasy and reality.” 

222. Indeed, the vision showed that magical thinking is based in fantasy rather than being in touch with reality and living naturally. Schaler also discusses another illness that can generate belief in illusions.” 

223. Such is the abnormal “norm” now, but it need not be for those that come to understand fully the content of the vision. 

224. The vision at the second step – the “mind step” - made clear that what is called “the mind” is merely the storehouse of all of the blockages of the pure consciousness which prevent clear seeing, which block pure witnessing, and which inspire belief in the false rather than understanding truth and The Truth. Then this came: 

So humans are born with a brain but not with a mind; the mind is that storehouse of all the lies and concepts and knowledge / ignorance that persons accumulate; once filled with the nonsense that persons dream up, it becomes the source of all misery, constantly in movement, constantly imagining desires / fears as a result of programming and conditioning. 

Persons each believe that they have what they call "my mind," but there is only "their mind," that is, the mind that is created by programmers who pass along their ideas, their notions, their concepts, their perspectives (all of which eventually are taken to be “one’s own beliefs” and which are given high esteem and worth and value and which are all erroneously deemed to be important, significant, and meaningful, all of which programmed persons then take to be their own ideas and all of which are used by persons to erroneously define “self”). 

But so much of the content of the talks in I AM THAT deal with jnana – with knowledge or a “higher” knowledge – even as Maharaj tells some that their knowledge is “learned ignorance.” So what is with the focus on the knower and knowing and the known, only to be told later on that there is no knower, no “one” to know? 

225. That led to a review of the stages of Maharaj’s “journey” and to an understanding of the fact that he offered “level appropriate pointers,” the result of which was that he would tell seeker “A” something in one talk and then tell seeker “B” the exact opposite in the next talk. 

226. It also led to an understanding that would be discussed years later in a book entitled SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ and HIS EVOLUTION (see below), an understanding of the fact that, over the years, the type yoga that influenced his pointers shifted from guru-bhakti and bhakti; to bhakti and jnana; to jnana and nisargan; and eventually to the nisarga yoga alone. 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

 and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
 --Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
 in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
 a writer used by the Pope 
to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What crime families are included? The Mafia . . . La Cosa Nostra, of course; however, what international crime families are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with more than 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.). 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. The masses must demand they step down and shut down, and there's the real problem because the crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who remain involved with them and who give them money and who support them and who aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and who thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018 

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

Friday, September 21, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. Following eye surgery, clear focusing has not returned and eye strain results from anything other than a brief exposure to a computer screen; moreover, two follow up procedures must be arranged to "fine tune" the effects of the surgery; hence, postings may happen sporadically for awhile. 

2. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATIONS AND UNDERSTANDINGS WHICH CAME VIA THE VISION 

Yesterday: 

205. In addition to showing the seven steps on the "path," the vision made clear "five stages." [Note: Any such enumeration and separation into steps or stages in for the sake of discussion and for bringing clarity only.] 

206. The five stages provided an overview that showed how persons are programmed and showed what is required to reach Realization and AS IF living. 

On Friday here will be a paraphrasing of the explanation of the stages as offered in the non-duality-based, fictional mystery / adventure novel, "The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders." 

Here is that explanation: 

207. Stage One includes ages 1-20 when person are conditioned, indoctrinated, and programmed to accumulate, to get. 

208. Stage Two is ages 20-40 when persons unconsciously do what they were programmed to do, repeating what they were programmed to say, and believing what they were programmed to believe. Most never transcend that stage. For those who undertake "the journey" and follow the Advaita "path," they enter a Third Stage. 

209. At that stage, some begin a "self-inquiry" (seeing all that they are not) and a Self-Inquiry (seeking that which they truly are). Some say at that point, "This life is shallow, hollow, unfulfilling. There must be more. I don’t even know who I am—who am I?" 

210. If they come to understand the True Self - and what it is and what it is not - they begin to de-accumulate in the Fourth Stage. De-accumulation is the mark of one becoming free of the programming. [It also became clear that "liberation" is about being liberated from the influence of personality / personas which subconsciously drive thoughts and words and actions.] 

211. After that, one can live in an AS IF fashion throughout what can be termed "Stage Five" (again, for the sake of discussion only), meaning, living as if this life is the real but understanding what is actually Real and what is not; then, with that understanding, they can then enjoy whatever remains of this life, truly free for the first time (including free of educational indoctrination, free of religious and / or spiritual indoctrination, free of political indoctrination, free of economic indoctrination). Free. Independent. Period. 

212. It was made clear that AS IF living means that the Realized know that this relative existence should be taken as nothing more than an amusement, not as anything that is really serious. 

213. After the vision came, and after much consideration of its content led to so many revelations and led the understanding to flood into awareness, three things also became clear: 

a. The masses prefer magical thinking, dogma-driven thinking, and spiritual-driven thinking (which Maharaj classified as really nothing more than a “kindergarten” level of understanding what “spirituality” is, or more accurately, what “spirituality” is not) so most would not be interested in a study of the content of the vision and then Realized Fully; 

b. and it was seen that, of the few who do seek the non-dual understanding, so many stop after being encouraged to focus upon a text (which puts them in company with those accepting or adopting and then playing a religious persona and also revering what they take to be a “holy” text); or, those who abandon seeking because they accept the neo-Advaitin approach and come to a belief about what can be known or not known while ignoring what can be revealed and understood; or who accept one of the other popular but bogus versions of non-duality or pseudo-Advaita; 

c. and it was seen, after reflecting on Maharaj’s own circuitous “journey” to reach the understanding which eventually came here via the vision, that many parallels in his "journey" and the one here existed (detailed farther down this page). 

Then these awarenesses came: 

He was wealthy, and my current employment is also providing a very high income as well; he set that aside (which is not a requirement necessarily); he became freed from a wife who was totally absorbed in traditional religious teachings (and in playing the personas that engenders) and who was forever discontented over the fact that he would not be pressed into returning to his religious roots; and then he focused on offering the understanding that came to him via a long and arduous “path.” It was then asked: 

Might it be possible for me to leave a tenured position with a guaranteed income and excellent healthcare benefits and other perks, a job that only required working 180 days a year, and to focus as Maharaj did on sharing the understanding that came via the vision … an understanding that eventually led to freedom from beliefs, freedom from the assumption of false identities, and freedom from the instability and chaos that always accompanies dual-mindedness? 

Thus the decision was made: I will abandon that job - ten years sooner than the age of full retirement is reached – and share these teachings and see what happens. 

What happened? What happened is what happened with Maharaj: great wealth has not returned, but always there have been those – some wealthy and some not – who have shared in order to allow these teachings to go on. Some of the regular visitors to this site came forth again recently to assure that what is required for the message to be disseminated ... a message that gave them clarity and that they would have other seekers find as well. 

Those over the years have included Andy G. and Sim D. and Mac and Bob R. and many others. So now, the postings and writings continue. Periods of considerable challenge have come during the years since the decision was made, just as they come to all humans moving through this relative existence, but the understanding that came with the vision has allowed all challenges to be witnessed objectively and without attachment and without emotional intoxication or desire or fear. 

Never once has the “the road not taken” been looked back on with doubt, much less regret. Never once since Realization has there been a desire for anything other than this relative existence that now always unfolds spontaneously and naturally since Reality was overlaid upon it. If You use the content of the vision to Realize as well, the same can be “your present reality” and Your Reality as well. That is what the summative statement “I AM THAT; I AM” points to. 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." --Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What crime families are included? The Mafia . . . La Cosa Nostra, of course; however, what international crime families are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with more than 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.). 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. The masses must demand they step down and shut down, and there's the real problem because the crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who remain involved with them and who give them money and who support them and who aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and who thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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 1. Following eye surgery, clear focusing has not returned and eye strain results from anything other than a brief exposure to a computer screen; moreover, two follow up procedures must be arranged to "fine tune" the effects of the surgery; hence, postings may happen sporadically for awhile. 

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3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

4. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

[Continued from yesterday]

A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATIONS AND UNDERSTANDINGS WHICH CAME VIA THE VISION 

186. Via the vision came the end of identity: via the unblocked consciousness - which allowed both an awareness of awareness to manifest and which allowed awareness to be aware of ItSelf and its / Your Original Nature - the illusions of ego and personality were seen to dissolve. 

187. The vision showed that multiplicities of ego-states are taken by persons to make up their so-called "identity." 

188. The vision made clear that the egotism-supported illusions of ego and ego-states which foster a sense of separation and "different-from-ment" and "better-than-ment" all ended in the crystal cave when the Oneness was seen clearly. 

189. In the vision, what came was a condition of being awake, conscious, and aware - a condition that has not left. 

190. With full awareness comes Realization and the end of suffering from the effects of the programming and conditioning and all of the other blockages that prevent the consciousness from Witnessing Purely and seeing Reality. 

191. The vision showed that the movement along the "path" ended belief in any of the former, "bad" roles that had been assumed and played as well as an end to the newer, "good" religious and spiritual roles that had been assumed and played (as the raven's dissolution illustrated). 

192. It showed that the final role to go at the end of the vision was "The Seeker" because an understanding of the functioning of the totality manifest, allowing all seeking to end. 

193. Thus came an end to the assumption of any and all false identities and an end to the beliefs and ideas that accompany them. 

194. It was shown that, as the assumption of any and all false identities ends, those trapped in the step-three-of-seven personas of the "religious person" or the "spiritual person" can finally break free of those ego-states as they stop identifying with a super power, can take the remaining steps on the "journey" to Full Realization, and can live an AS IF-style life of authenticity as a result of the understanding that comes via being free of beliefs and being awake, aware, and conscious. 

195. Only then can misery end and only then can bliss / happiness / contentment / satisfaction begin. 

196. Next, during the continuing study of the content of the vision, this awareness came in regards to the end of seeking that happened at the vision's end: while the roles of "The Super Religious One" and "The Spiritual Giant" ended at the third step, seeking ended by the vision's end. This also came: 

197. In cultures of accumulation, no peace can exist because the seeking of more is unending, unless Realization happens. The only possible result for persons who are programmed and conditioned to seek more is a guaranteed that they will never be convinced that they have enough. 

198. Persons never convinced that they have enough—enough money, enough respect, enough praise, enough “love,” enough things—will never be content with whatever it is that they do have. 

199. Endless seeking produces either arrogance (as "The Seeker" becomes "The Knower" as opposed to "The Understander") or produces misery, no matter how much "peace" or "bliss" is believed to have been "gained" in the search. 

200. Peace comes via Realization, via the knowing that what one has is enough. In fact, Realization often reveals that - as persons - they already had too much and so de-accumulation begins. Then AS IF living happens. 

201. Then, focused on the awareness of the void that came near the end of the vision, this was recalled: the Italians have a phrase used in a scene from the novel "The Board of Directors of Wars": Kirk then felt the peace that manifests when one knows "The Sweet Void," as he called it, when one can truly taste il dolce di fare niente—"the sweetness of doing nothing." 

Kirk even gained the level beyond that, experiencing what he called il dolce di Niente—not "the sweetness of doing nothing" but more simply "the sweetness of Nothing," period. The Realized "live" between nowhere and nowhere, aware that what They Truly Are is the conscious-energy that is currently but temporarily abiding as the "I-Amness," devoid of all need. 

202. Next came clarity around the fact that those programmed with dogma can unquestioningly believe in a personal "Supreme Being" that could be forever, but when the scientific fact that it is actually just energy-matter that has been forever, they balk. 

203. Moreover, it was seen that many persons can easily imagine "infinity" after their "death" while at the same time ignoring the reality of infinity prior to, prior to all they perceive now. Infinite is infinite - not merely a "post-something infinity" - and the vision made that clear after showing what cycles and lasts vs. what does not last: nothing personal and nothing associated with things personal will last at all. 

204. Then, so there is no "God" or anything comparable that has been, that is, or that shall be forever; instead, there is energy-matter that was, is, and shall be. 

205. In addition to showing the seven steps on the "path," the vision made clear "five stages." 

[Note: Any such enumeration and separation into steps or stages in for the sake of discussion and for bringing clarity only.] 

206. The five stages provided an overview that showed how persons are programmed and showed what is required to reach Realization and AS IF living. Tomorrow: There will be a paraphrasing of the explanation of the stages as offered in the non-duality-based, fictional mystery / adventure novel, "The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders." 

To be continued. 
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." --Pope Francis, the current pope in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What crime families are included? The Mafia . . . La Cosa Nostra, of course; however, what international crime families are the most influential and have the largest memberships? The Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with more than 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.). 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. The masses must demand they step down and shut down, and there's the real problem because the crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who remain involved with them and who give them money and who support them and who aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and who thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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