Sunday, August 20, 2017

Whether Living Spirituality (Supernaturally), Asleep (Unnaturally), Religiously (Unnaturally), Naturally, Philosophically, Ideologically, or otherwise, WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT? Part Twenty-Six

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That which is natural is rooted in non-duality; all which involves unnatural thinking and / or supernatural thinking is rooted in duality. 

Whether speaking of Maharaj's lesser focus on the Nisarga Yoga in the beginning or discussing his near-total focus on abiding naturally in the end (as opposed to trying to live supernaturally and / or unnaturally), it is granted that all of that is relevant only to the AM-ness, but presently, what happens in the AM-ness impacts every person far more than anything to do with the THAT-ness. 

So, to continue with excerpts from the book Why NISARGA YOGA in addition to the Advaita Teachings? as considerations about the Nisarga (natural) fashion of abidance are offered: 

Why, Even After Everything Else, "The Vision" Was Still Required for AS IF Living to Manifest 

The point was offered that it took a vision which came one afternoon while in the theta state of consciousness to finally "break the code" being used by so many teachers. 

Maharaj asked: "Are you talking from your own experience or from books only? Your book knowledge is useful to begin with, but soon it must be given up for direct experience." 

"The Vision," provided the first-hand, direct "experience" which was required.

What is offered here is based in direct experience. No one need read and master the content of anything erroneously called "a holy text." In an age when travel has become so expensive that seekers cannot always sit with a teacher face-to-face, might certain books as mentioned by Maharaj help uncover that which is being sought? A few can. 

But here, it was - in the end - that direct experience via a vision which allowed for the understanding that did not come from reading scores of books by those Maharaj dismissed as "the big name teachers." That direct experience understanding is what is being shared here. 

As noted, the content of the vision allowed for an understanding of the fact that "the journey" has three parts or legs; and, an understanding of exactly how that "journey" must happen; and, an understanding of what happens after "the journey" is completed so that the remainder of the relative existence can happen in a not-insane, non-stupid, not-ignorant, non-fluctuating, non-chaotic, not-unstable fashion and in a totally AS IF manner. 

[How widespread is the present need for an effective treatment plan for the Ultimate Sickness which is marked by "insanity, stupidity, ignorance" (per Maharaj) and by psychological and mental fluctuations, chaos, and instability?

Artist and political illustrator Jon Berkeley of Dublin, Ireland summed up the current global "mindset" when he observed, "The supply of weapons-grade lunacy in every corner of the globe seems to have ramped up." 

Yes, just "ramped up" because the lunacy among humans on the planet has already long been present; however, rarely in the modern history of humanity on planet earth have there been so many national leaders who have come into power at the same time and who are 

(1) all modeling through-the-roof levels of the key symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness which Maharaj identified as "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity" and whose followers are 

(2) relating to and embracing and espousing their leaders' through-the-roof levels of "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity" and then increasing and amplifying that "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity" into even higher levels. 

If there happened to be intelligent beings presently exploring the planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, those in their Mission Control Center will have surely already coded into their guidance systems a message which pops up anytime the space travelers are on a course to intercept planet earth which would warn: "Detour! Detour! Current heading will lead you into a Totally Batshit Crazy Zone of Abject Darkness Where You Will Be Hated and Slaughtered Because You Appear to Be Different! You must take evasive action! Detour now!"

And that is the message which "realized teachers" have been offering for centuries:  

Abandon the path you have been on and re-route onto a path which will allow you to avoid the ignorance which you have been taught and the insanity which has been forced upon you.

In addition to Berkeley, another Dublin, Ireland political activist and playwright named George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) also saw the mental condition of the masses on planet earth long before Berkeley saw it.

When Shaw was asked if he believed that there was intelligent life on other planets, his answer went something like this: 

Of course there is - and they are using earth as their insane asylum. 

One of G.B. Shaw's older covers: 


 One of Jon Berkeley's newest covers:


And of course the consciousness is registering another linkage with Dublin because that is where my Grandfather's relatives sailed from in the late 1840's to reach the U.S. As with Shaw and Berkeley, my Irish-heritage Grandfather was not one who ever suffered fools gladly because he never arrogantly saw himself as being exceptionally wise, though by many accounts he seemed to relish the specks of wisdom which Grandmother received via her Cherokee elders and shared with him. 

He, too, marched to the beat of a different drummer, rebelling against those who were among the white, anti-indigenous-peoples and marrying a woman of Native American heritage. 

Some of those who were starving during the Irish potato famine were able to book steerage class passage on an ocean liner and find their way to the U.S. Many of them seemed to share with the indigenous peoples the ability to see farther and to see more clearly than most of the other typical white, European occupiers of this land. Why? 

It was explained to me that by the time Grandmother and Grandfather met, both the Irish and the Native Americans had been exposed to the Ultimate Sickness which the British had been spreading around the globe throughout their "Age of Colonialism" as they invaded and occupied foreign lands and controlled some 25% of the people on the planet. 

That left both grandparents with first-hand experiences with duality and insane and arrogant leaders which allowed those grandparents to understand the curse of duality and the effects which nations can exert when they and their leaders display the kind of ruthlessness which all sociopathic and psychopathic leaders - and their followers - display.] 

To continue: 

What happens after the third leg of the "the journey" is completed is . . . AS IF living, living AS IF anything in the relative matters but knowing via a new perspective that it is all really just much ado about nothing; however, that point must be clarified so that nihilism and numbness do not manifest. Dancing is much ado about nothing as well, but it can nevertheless be quite entertaining. 

After the third leg of "the journey" is complete, the "fully realized" do not miss out on entertainment. They relish it. They share it. Lightness replaces heaviness, and fun replaces drabness, and the Fully Realized invite all to join them in dancing lightly and having fun. 

The understanding of the functioning of the totality comes when seekers "go back" and revisit the Absolute by following the exact steps by which they came in, but in reverse order, of course. And it is the subsequent understanding of the functioning of the totality that puts all in perspective, including THAT and "this" as well, "this" being the relative existence . . . this AM-ness . . . this beingness. 

After that, then a natural mode of living replaces the former unnatural and supernatural modes of living. Consider the 14 million-year history of human-like or human beings on the planet: was it natural for those early humans to burn incense, or hum or chant, or knell and rise and knell, or bang on special bowls on special pillows with special sticks to "help them make it through the night" (as so many nowadays are not able to do at all in a natural manner - most among the masses instead being unable to sleep, unable to rest, unable to stop the noisy "mind," unable to be at peace at all)? 

Or did they simply live? They lived, and according to anthropological research, they lived in a simple and natural manner: they slept, they awoke, they spent approximately 2.5 hours per day involved with "the necessities" of food hunting or food gathering (according to anthropologists); also, they had sex and procreated, and they faced what had to be faced when relative events became challenging events. And through it all, they had no "holy texts" to guide them, and they needed none. 

And because you are now sitting before a screen and reading this, you are evidence of the fact that millions of years of living naturally rather than unnaturally or supernaturally actually worked. They "made it," and they made it without any of the drama of unnatural living and without the needless effort and unnatural restrictions of trying to live supernaturally. 

Yes, early on, Maharaj did reference certain points from certain texts, but in the end he only shared by way of what he called his "own experience." 

"I am telling you from experience," he said. 

The same is the case here, even though it is known, paradoxically, that there is no "experiencer" at all except to this degree: 

Maharaj: "Behold, the real 'experiencer' is not the mind, but myself, the Light in which everything appears. [The True] Self is the common factor at the root of all experience, the awareness in which everything happens," (that "True Self" being nothing more than the Pure Witnessing). 

Consider as well: 

Maharaj: "Can you truly say you were not before you were born, and can you possibly say when dead ‘Now I am no more’? You cannot say from your own experience that you are not. You can only say ‘I am’." 

That is a marker of the AS IF living that happens when the Nisarga Yoga's core message is understood. You can only say (or know) "I am." The deer know that same "I am"; the birds know that same "I am"; the fish know that same "I am." And how simply and naturally do the deer and birds and fish live? Totally. 

And how simply and naturally do the non-realized masses live? Not simply or naturally at all. Now, one seeker asked this: "You and Maharaj share non-duality teachings. Cavemen did not do that. How can you say you are living naturally?" The most basic and relevant fact is this: no "one" is sharing or teaching. 

Post-realization, Pure Wisdom and Pure Love manifest. It is natural for Wisdom (via the True Self, that is, via the Pure Witnessing) to witness what is happening and to recognize words and thoughts and behaviors which are evidence of nonsense and self-deception and ignorance and distortion. 

That happens even as those being driven by such thoughts and words and deeds are sure that their thoughts are right and their beliefs are right and what they are saying is sensible and not at all self-deceiving and not ignorant but wise and free of any distortion at all. 

It is wisdom alone which provides the ability to differentiate the true from the false, so that happens when the consciousness detects falsehoods. Then, True Love takes over and the consciousness - not a teacher and not a guru and not a person - might speak (and if it does, then it speaks from the platform of Pure Awareness). 

It is True Love, speaking in that fashion, which accounts for the sharing of these teachings, and what is seen or heard is what inspires the various pointers offered. 

For example, some person might have been heard saying something that evidenced such a level of narcissism and arrogance that it shocked the unblocked consciousness into offering a pointer toward the humble truth; or some person might have spoken of "their lover" or "their spouse" with unbelievably glowing words (words that showed such delusion, words that revealed so many outlandish misperceptions, and words that exposed such a denial of the facts before one's very eyes) that the unblocked consciousness here will speak and try to point to the truth that is actually 180-degrees opposite of what is being stated; 

or some person might have been making statements that amounted to such a blatant distorting of the facts and such a desire to put a spin on reality that the consciousness spontaneously and automatically attempts to redirect the speaker toward the truth. (In almost all cases, though, the hidden fears and desires of their personalities will block persons from hearing pointers to truth that run contrary to their motives and agendas.) 

But note: as that which is rooted in Pure Wisdom and True Love is happening spontaneously on one front, on another front this composite unity called "floyd" - functioning in an AS IF manner - eats and sleeps and laughs and plays and enjoys conversation on occasion and loves the silence on occasion and delights in sex-that-expresses-the-shared-sense-of-Oneness on occasion; it is also via that composite unity that a few jokes or some humorous observations are shared in order to lighten the day of other composite unities that might be encountered. 

And that is all totally natural. It is all a part of the AS IS mode of living that follows the completion of all three legs of "the journey." So, what is to be understood at this point about AS IF living? 

In the glossary of terms in the back of the book FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE, the following is offered in regards to AS IF Living:

AS IF Living: The style of living that the Realized exhibit, seemingly living like persons but without persons’ attachments, delusions, and emotional intoxication; the manner in which the Realized “finish out” the manifestation, meeting “responsibilities” and providing for the space while knowing full well that “this world” is nothing more than an imagining in the distorted perceptions of persons; 

AS IF Living: a lifestyle that is unencumbered with detachment and emotional intoxication and belief in the lies of the culture; a lifestyle free of game playing and image perpetuation; a lifestyle unmarred by the emotions and emotional intoxication experienced by persons; a lifestyle during which the Realized can witness feelings rise and fall without any emotional intoxication, without reacting, without over-reacting, and without setting off a chain of reactions (as happens with persons); 

AS IF Living: a lifestyle free of the misery that is generated by the desires / fears of personas. 

While functioning in an “AS IF fashion,” the consciousness can register feelings but will not register emotions and emotional intoxication (such intoxication being limited to the domain of ego-states). 

Consider: Maharaj, though abiding in an AS IF fashion, might appear to have been emotionally-intoxicated when he threw out of his loft those who showed up as an ego-state and who were trapped in egotism and wanted to show off their spiritual knowledge (a.k.a., learned ignorance). He was not emotional. That speck of consciousness knew that an arrogance-free, ego-free environment was required for the other visitors to receive a message about being arrogant-free and ego-free. 

So, the pointers offered here are rooted in Nisarga Yoga—the teachings which invite persons to be rid of their belief in the fallacious body-mind-personality triad and to then live naturally, to take it easy, to relax, to just BE and to forget the illusion of DOING or needing to DO or the existence and experiences of a DO-ER. 

(By the way: such pointers will appear to be very strange to those who are trying to follow a knowledge path, a worship path, an action path, or a service path. So it is. Those paths are available for discussion elsewhere.) 

To be continued. 

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Whether Living Spirituality (Supernaturally), Asleep (Unnaturally), Religiously (Unnaturally), Naturally, Philosophically, Ideologically, or otherwise, WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT? Part Twenty-Five

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That which is natural is rooted in non-duality; all which involves unnatural thinking and / or supernatural thinking is rooted in duality. 

Whether speaking of Maharaj's lesser focus on the Nisarga Yoga in the beginning or discussing his near-total focus on abiding naturally in the end (as opposed to trying to live supernaturally and / or unnaturally), it is granted that all of that is relevant only to the AM-ness, but presently, what happens in the AM-ness impacts every person far more than anything to do with the THAT-ness. 

So, to continue with excerpts from the book Why NISARGA YOGA in addition to the Advaita Teachings? as considerations about the Nisarga (natural) fashion of abidance are offered: 

If Teachers Do Not Know All of the Steps on the Entire Path 

The case here and the case with Andy Gugar (who is the editor of "The Advanced Seekers' Series" and "The Blissful Abidance Series") ran parallel: there was triggered very early on what would prove to be a too-long-lasting longing which led to decades of seeking and searching . 

As was also the case with both, the road which was traveled here before "the Advaita path" was crossed, by chance, was a long and grueling and onerous road. The "journey" had been quite arduous. 

Happening upon certain words and names such as "advaita" and "non-duality" and "Maharaj" - and then entering into a thorough study of those - aroused some hope; however, after so many years of searching in vain, the hope took on a more cautious and guarded nature; thus, many instances of hope were dashed along the way, time and again. 

The restraint was warranted. Along with the words of Maharaj in I AM THAT - which he later advised seekers to stop reading - the words and writings of more than fifty non-duality teachers were read, and while each of them may have been able to guide other seekers somewhere, 

A. not a one of them presented the teachings in a way which provided the necessary "Aha! Moment" here; 

B. not a one provided the final, search-ending flash of the peripetia

C. not a one ignited the gunpowder that finally blew away all of the blockages which had been built up via programming, conditioning, acculturation and domestication; 

D. not a one offered the Ultimate Medicine in a manner which finally brought to an end the misery of the Ultimate Sickness which had generated suffering for decades; 

and 

E. not a one made clear the means by which 

(1) full realization 

and 

(2) the ability to abide naturally and normally and steadily and Lovingly and simply and sanely and enjoyably throughout the remainder of the AM-ness 

could both happen. 

Yes, there were years in the deepest pits of despair; yes, there were years where the head was in the clouds and a parade of even-more-obnoxious-personas-than-before all came and went, including "Floyd the Religious One" and "Floyd the Spiritual Giant" and "Floyd the Lofty Thinker" and "Floyd the Supreme Self." 

Even as talk of "the Oneness" happened, the fact is that there was a greater sense of separation while playing those roles than during any of the darkest days of the past. And part of that happened even after finding and exploring the many different "brands" of non-duality. 

All of the talk of "the path" and "the journey" proved to be a disservice for it implied that the there was "a path" that could be followed to its end and I would "arrive" somewhere; 

and all of that talk also suggested that, if I would but complete "the journey," I would arrive at a destination which was "there" - well away from "this world" which had rendered a Type Four Personality (the type that accounts for only 1-2 of 1% of the earth's population) feeling quite the alien on this planet. 

What was the missing element in the explanations and talks by all of those teachers who talked of "the path" and "the journey"? What was missing was the key fact that there is not one passage that is to be completed but that there are actually three in total. Even if one wants to claim that there is but "one journey," then it must be made clear that the journey has three legs. 

And Maharaj's earliest statements (which were his only statements that were read originally) seemed to point to a two-leg "journey": 

“. . . You should go back, reverse, to the source” 

and 

“Follow the same path by which you came.” 


it becomes clear that the early emphasis was not solely on the ultimate "goal" of abiding naturally. The "totally unadulterated version of a purely Nisarga message" came years later. 

Most teachers, gurus, religious leaders, and spiritual guides, not understanding all of the steps on the entire path, never guide seekers beyond the third step where religious and spiritual roles are assumed and played for the remainder of the manifestation. 

Those who visited Maharaj were, for years, stuck at the third step where religious roles are assumed and played for the remainder of the manifestation.

When "spirituality-seeking" Westerners began showing up in the loft ans then returned to their homes, they also fixated at the third step and played out their spiritual or Noumenal roles for the remainder of the manifestation. 

The same happened with those coming to "floyd" for guidance. Where "he" was stuck, they too became stuck. 

So in the process of seeking along an incomplete non-dual "path," there was . . . 

a fruitless search for "the exact way"; 

an unsuccessful search for all of the steps required to travel the entire "path"; 

a futile search for the means by which "the journey" could finally be completed once and for all, 

and, therefore, 

an unproductive search for the way to reach "the final destination" of "the journey" and abide naturally thereafter.

It took a vision that came one afternoon while leaving the delta level of consciousness and entering into a theta state of consciousness to finally "break the code" being used by so many teachers and understand 

** what the entire three-leg "journey" involves, 

** how only one-leg of "the journey" will happen with the masses, 

** how an entire three-part "journey" must happen if one would realize fully (meaning, per Maharaj, "being completely free of all learned ignorance") 

and 

** what happens after "the journey" is completed so that the remainder of the relative existence can happen in a not-insane, non-stupid, not-ignorant, non-fluctuating, non-chaotic, not-unstable, but totally steady and logical AS IF manner instead. 

That manner is marked by freedom and joy and peace.

Moreover, it is marked by the presence of an ability - when freedom and joy and peace are challenged - to merely witness whatever events the relative existence might toss one's way and which might fall outside the categorization of "perfectly tranquil happenings," to process  the effects and to then move on.

Thus, the discussion will continue with an explanation of what AS IF living looks like post-realization and after the third and final leg of "the journey" has been completed. 

To be continued. 

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Whether Living Spirituality (Supernaturally), Asleep (Unnaturally), Religiously (Unnaturally), Naturally, Philosophically, Ideologically, or otherwise, WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT? Part Twenty-Four

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That which is natural is rooted in non-duality; all which involves unnatural thinking and / or supernatural thinking is rooted in duality. 

Whether speaking of Maharaj's lesser focus on the Nisarga Yoga in the beginning or discussing his near-total focus on abiding naturally in the end (as opposed to trying to live supernaturally and / or unnaturally), it is granted that all of that is relevant only to the AM-ness, but presently, what happens in the AM-ness impacts every person far more than anything to do with the THAT-ness. 

So, to continue with excerpts from the book Why NISARGA YOGA in addition to the Advaita Teachings? as considerations about the Nisarga (natural) fashion of abidance are offered:

Why All of the First Three Legs of "The Journey" Must Be Completed in Order to Abide Naturally 

For the masses, the manifestation-to-mahasamadhi process is distorted as a result of their having completed only one leg of a three-leg "journey" (which they take to be a "birth-to-death-to-eternal-life" journey). 

For the masses, their one-leg-only "journey" entails (a) manifestation, (b) undergoing the step-seven process of disintegration that moves one from the awareness / Absolute state and to (c) being left in that delusional condition which is the fartherest removed from Reality, namely, body identification. 

Completing that one leg of what is actually a three-leg "journey" is all that will happen with most persons because they will never seek. On the "coming in" leg, most will be introduced to religious or spiritual personas and will be guided by their programmers to stay there. 

Their "guide" will only guide them as far as the third of seven steps, so 97% on the planet now claim an affiliation with some organized religion. Millions more claim membership in what they see as "their special spiritual-not-religious program." 

(That is stated with [1] the greatest degree of egotism and sense of better-than-ment via the implied assertion that "we are so far beyond where those religious people are" while at the same time claiming that they have been freed of [2] their "former" great degree of egotism and their "former" sense of better-than-ment.) 

For the few who do seek realization via non-duality, many undertake only a two-leg "journey," having first undergone the "coming in" leg and then completing the "going back" leg and thereafter claiming that they abide "there" or as THAT alone. 

For the "fully realized" that understand the Nisarga Yoga as well, a three-leg "journey" is completed, but first, consider this: it has been said that neurotics build castles in the air, that psychotics move into those castles, and that therapists and psychiatrists collect the rent. 

Many receive only enough of the non-duality teachings that they end up at some point between building the castle and moving in, not totally psychotic but definitively neurotic. 

Driven by personality - and the hidden agendas of personality as well as the varying degrees of mental disorders that accompany personality assumption and personality disintegration - many will display certain beliefs and traits and behavioral patterns that are near-psychotic. 

Full realization, if reached via the Direct Path Method and the Nisarga Yoga, will allow for the completion of all three legs of the three-leg "journey" and will allow for the understanding that this "journey" - this process - is not about "being uniquely and singularly THAT"; they will understand that enlightenment actually lightens; 

they will understand, as a result of having completed all three legs of the three-leg "journey," that Full realization is not about a lightness of THAT; and they will understand that the post-realization lightness is actually the lightness of being, the lightness of the I-AM-ness. 

They alone will be the ones being bathed in the full light of the noonday sun, and they alone will know the lightness and relish it. Because the summative statement "I AM THAT; I AM" has nothing to do with two-ness, then the realized can fixate as THAT and as this AM-ness, "simultaneously." 

That fixation can happen, though, only when Reality is overlaid - so to speak - on the relative, only when the "reality" is cloaked in Reality, so to speak. 

It is the one-leg "journey" which results in the misery and suffering and chaos that are typical among the non-Realized masses of the planet. 

Completion of the two-leg "journey" will typically result in persons taking themselves to be deep philosophers or some really boring "Supreme This" or "Supreme That" or some overly-serious persons who claim to be beyond the personal, beyond the beingness, and even beyond the beyond. 

Having received only the dim light of the dawn, there is among those types a drabness that marks and mars their existence as a result of being far too serious, too grave, too solemn, too stern, too grim, too humorless, and far too severe overall. 

Having completed only two legs of the three-leg "journey," many adopt labels that trap them in ignorance while thinking they are brilliant, believing that they have learned something momentous that has rendered them important and significant and crucial. They are not, yet they are not, dualistically, unimportant or insignificant or slight, either. 

The fully realized understand that they just are. It is totally clear that the I AM just IS. That is a significant part of what the Nisarga Yoga is about. In the process of completing all three legs, the seekers that finally realize fully will have "come in," gone "back out," and then "come back in" (but in a totally different fashion the second time "in"). 

Humans that have completed all three legs will once again be in touch with their original nature, so natural living can happen. 

A lightness of being can mark the beingness, so humans can continue throughout the remainder of the relative existence to live in an AS IF manner that puts them on the same track as all other forms / spaces that are abiding naturally: the deer, the birds, the fish, etc. 

Because the Nisarga Yoga allows the original-but-lost sanity to be restored, then the abidance unfolds in the same manner as that among all forms / spaces that abide sanely (i.e., naturally rather than unnaturally or supernaturally). 

It should also be clear at this point why a "fully realized guide" is usually required for the "journey": some guides will guide their followers to the third step and encourage them to fixate in their religious or spiritual persona / false identity; 

some will guide seekers to that wasteland (which is mistaken for some kind of lotusland) which is somewhere between the building of castes in the air and moving into those mental castles which are far removed from reality or Reality either one; 

but only a few will guide seekers that have completed one-leg of the journey through all of the going-back steps on the second leg and then through all of the steps on the coming-back-in-again leg. 

An experienced escort is also required for the non-optional, guide-directed self-inquiry which must be completed thoroughly and honestly before the Self-Inquiry phase of the "journey" can be completed. Why? Maharaj included "learned ignorance," "stupidity," and "insanity" among what must be removed along the "path." 

Yet what chance is there that ignorance can recognize ignorance, that stupidity can see stupidity, or that insanity can spot insanity? 

At best, the axioms that reference psychological projection ("if you spot it, you've got it" and "if you can see it, you can be it") might apply. Just as the selfish are the most likely to see selfishness in others without seeing it in themselves, and just as arrogant persons are most likely to detect arrogance in others, so it is that 

a. those who are not being objective have been the ones to most readily assert that "Floyd, you cannot be objective"; or so it is that 

b. those who are misperceiving everything have been the one to most readily say, "Floyd, you just don't see what I'm doing here, and it most certainly is not what you are suggesting"; or so it is that some have said 

c. "I am the one who has found it all and you are the one who is misrepresenting major parts of the understanding." 

So it has been said to be on occasion, but so it is not. All such claims are generated by the egotism that comes along with their ego-states which are being supported by the blinding arrogance that will set the stage for those who have completed one-half of one leg of a "journey" to claim "I have arrived!"; 

it is ignorance that will inspire those who have complete two legs of a three-leg 'journey" to assert "It is I who have truly arrived!"; and it is only the clarity and humility of knowing that one has not yet arrived that might allow some seekers to accept the guidance required from one that has traveled all three legs of the three-leg "journey" and thereby assist those seekers with the completion of all three legs of the entire "journey." 

If they complete all three legs, then they can abide as their Original Nature for the remainder of the manifestation and live out the relative existence is a Nisarga - natural - fashion. 

 To be continued.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Whether Living Spirituality (Supernaturally), Asleep (Unnaturally), Religiously (Unnaturally), Naturally, Philosophically, Ideologically, or otherwise, WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT? Part Twenty-Three

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That which is natural is rooted in non-duality; all which involves unnatural thinking and / or supernatural thinking is rooted in duality. 

Whether speaking of Maharaj's lesser focus on the Nisarga Yoga in the beginning or discussing his near-total focus on abiding naturally in the end (as opposed to trying to live supernaturally and / or unnaturally), it is granted that all of that is relevant only to the AM-ness, but presently, what happens in the AM-ness impacts every person far more than anything to do with the THAT-ness. 

So, to continue with excerpts from the book Why NISARGA YOGA in addition to the Advaita Teachings? as considerations about the Nisarga (natural) fashion of abidance are offered: 

Hindrances to Nisarga Living 

There has been a history of persons who want more than "conscious contact" with a god or gods. There is, in fact, a long history of persons who have claimed that they have transcended the dualistic, subject-object arrangement of conscious contact with god and have actually become at one with God and are therefore gods as well.” 

Persons will never be able to live in the Nisarga fashion if they want to live in a supernatural fashion. No persons can ever live in the Nisarga fashion if they have a belief that there is some external, supernatural power that they can align with, tap into, or—as some believe—become. 

Persons can never live in the Nisarga fashion if they are trapped in ego-states that are supported by egotism. Persons can never live in the Nisarga fashion if they are driven to have power or if they think dualistically that they can be at one with some supernatural power. "At one" is non-duality; "with" is duality. 

Is it understood that the very notion that “A” can be at one with “B” is duality? Is it understood that persons cannot live in the Nisarga fashion if they believe the notion that “I am not ‘at one with’ the power but believe instead that I am actually that power (or supernatural being)”? 

If there is even one ego-state that a person is clinging to, then egotism is supporting the false beliefs that (A) the person is real; that (B) the persona has legitimate, reality-based desires that need to be met; that (C) the person can attain the power and control required to bring about all that it desires; 

that (D) it can tap into some external, outer power that exists to control all and to bring about every desire a person has; and that (E) the persona is “at-one” with God, thus being—for all practical purposes—God. 

All fear and desire is rooted in one or more false ego-states. To want is to be in delusion, requiring the belief that a false self with a desire is real; furthermore, it does not matter if the want is what your culture says is a “bad” desire (e.g., wanting your neighbor’s wife), or if the want is what your culture says is a “good” desire (e.g., wanting to be at one with god, in conscious contact with god, being god . . . whatever). 

As always, look not to "the one you think has attained the level of spirituality that you want" for your model. Look instead to the no-religion-at-all-and-the-no-spirituality-at-all-deer for your model if you would live in a Nisarga fashion. 

The deer is not focused on seeking anything or being at one with anything. It is not seeking to connect with some external power to gain control. It has no desire, not even a desire to eat grass. The eating of grass happens spontaneously, without plan. You will never live naturally if you "want what Maharaj had," if you “want what floyd has,” if you “want what your guru has,” or if you “want what anyone whom you are idolizing has.” 

You will never live naturally if you believe that there is a god (or gods) in other worlds that are controlling what is happening in this world. 

You will never live naturally if you believe that you can be at one with something else (since that is a dualistic belief) and you can never live naturally if you assume any identity, including “I am that which is at one with god / with the god force / with the god head / with the personal power of the universe.” 

The ultimate realization which can free you to live in the Nisarga fashion without fluctuation is this: 

Every pagan religion (a.k.a., “all current religions”) as well as every cult, sect, ideology, creed, dogma, doctrine, spiritual movement, and spiritual philosophy has at its core the notion that humans can be “at one” with god. From that comes desiring, and from desiring comes misery and fluctuation. 

When believing that one's desires are being met, happiness happens; when seeing that the desires are never met consistently, misery happens. Yet the masses are trapped in personality, so notions about god and god's power and at-one-ment and godliness and being god set the stage for the manifestation of the personality disorders that most professionals claim are the most difficult to treat: 

1. The Narcissistic Personality Disorder (tantamount to The God Complex Personality Disorder) 

and 

2. The Sociopath Personality Disorder. 

Both disorders produce the belief that “I am the greatest, the ultimate. My desires trump the desires of all others,” and both disorders result in persons being unstable . . . constantly in a state of flux . . . never consistently being treated in the fashion desired and never able to sustain control on a continuing basis. 

Thus, the narcissist is always in a state of fluctuation . . . happy when able to manipulate others and when able to receive the levels of respect and attention and adulation and positive feedback that ego desires but unhappy when persons do not consistently provide those levels of respect and attention and adulation and positive feedback that the narcissist desires. 

And the sociopath is always in a state of fluctuation . . . happy when able to control and intimidate others but unhappy when persons do not consistently follow orders and meet the (totally unreasonable) demands and expectations as set forth by one living in the ego-state of "The Boss" or "The Controller" or "The One Who Should Have the Ultimate Say in All Matters." 

Those two personality disorders, which account for much of the sense of separation on the planet as well as the arrogance and fighting and killing and wars, are both rooted in an "I am god" mentality. 

Among those trapped at the third of the seven steps in the movement from (a) identification with the false “I” to (b) understanding the Absolute and all beyond, it is a short step from believing that “I am godly” to “I am at one with god” to “I am god.” 

Once the "I am god" belief manifests, then persons believe that they are entitled to all of the rights and privileges of a god, including being worshiped by everyone and worshiped with "body, heart, mind, and soul." And that is the case in spite of any claim to "god-inspired humility." 

Historically, it has been organized religions, cults, sects, ideologies, creeds, dogma, doctrines, spiritual movements, and spiritual philosophies that have encouraged and supported the "I am god and you are god" types of grandiosity. 

To take the short step from “I am at one with god” to “ergo, I am god” is to assume another false identity. When Realization happens via the Nisarga Yoga, all identity assumption ends. 

How disgusting it must sound to visitors to this site who are trapped in grandiosity, who have adopted another false but supposedly divine identity, and who read, “You are nothing, and knowing that is wisdom.” Yet the fact is this: any seeker who is seeking "something" will never be stabilized in a contented state. 

To the contrary, it is only the seeker that seeks nothing and finds the nothingness that can stabilize in the natural, original state. All others will be in a constant state of fluctuation and instability. 

And how disgusting it must be to those in the U.S. who hear a renunciation and rejection of their concept of "American Exceptionalism," a concept based in an egotistical and delusional sense of superiority and better-than-ment. 

Why reject that concept? 

Because it is a damn lie which fosters the assumption of scores of false ego-states which then foster the triggering of inestimable levels of egotism to defend those false identities 

and 

because egotism is at the core of the false belief in different-from-ment and therefore the false belief in better-than-ment. 

Moreover, both are at the root of all false sense of separation, including current newsmakers in the U.S. who are assuming false identities which are fostered by the belief in different-from-ment and better-than-ment. Such pride-inducing identifications include "White Supremacists," "White Nationalists," "Alt-Righters," "Neo-Nazis," "The Segregationists," "The Klansmen," "The Anti-Semite," "The Xenophobe," "The Sexists and Chauvinists," "The Homophobes," ad infinitum.] 

Maharaj: "Renunciation of the false [including false identities] is liberating and energizing." 

"Reality," Maharaj said, involves the "spontaneous and total rejection of the false" [including false beliefs, which include all beliefs as well as false personalities / personal identifications]. 

To be continued. 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Whether Living Spirituality (Supernaturally), Asleep (Unnaturally), Religiously (Unnaturally), Naturally, Philosophically, Ideologically, or otherwise, WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT? Part Twenty-Two

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That which is natural is rooted in non-duality; all which involves unnatural thinking and / or supernatural thinking is rooted in duality. 

Whether speaking of Maharaj's lesser focus on the Nisarga Yoga in the beginning or discussing his near-total focus on abiding naturally in the end (as opposed to trying to live supernaturally and / or unnaturally), it is granted that all of that is relevant only to the AM-ness, but presently, what happens in the AM-ness impacts every person far more than anything to do with the THAT-ness. 

So, to continue with excerpts from the book Why NISARGA YOGA in addition to the Advaita Teachings? as considerations about the Nisarga (natural) fashion of abidance are offered:

The "Advantages" of the Nisarga Yoga 

Earlier, the point was offered that few set out on a literal journey without knowing an exact destination; yet that is exactly what happens far too often when persons enter into a "religious" or "spiritual" or "ideological" or "philosophical journey." 

Some travel a religious "path" because their parents did so. They did not even choose to do so, but they now blindly walk someone else's "path" that they were set on. Their destination? Among some religions, eternal life, rewards now, eternal reward, and the avoidance of eternal punishment. Add in the promised benefit of "power now" with most of those. 

Among others, the details of a movement through a series of lives to reach an ultimate, eternal reward is taught. Even others present their own ideas about what is to be gained by following their dogma and adhering to their principles. Among most: benefits, gain, more, power. 

Shared with some who join spiritual programs are twelve basic promises in a list read daily. More than one-hundred-and-twenty other benefits are promised throughout their literature. 

Benefits, gain, more, power. Scores and scores of promises are promised to those whose penchant for excess and for more of everything got them into their programs to begin with. Now, they are offered far more promises than are offered by any other religions or philosophies. 

Among Advaitin seekers, the various methods of teaching offer a variety of "benefits" or "gains," including the acquisition of even more knowledge; the invitation to dream and succeed and acquire more beliefs; the promise of power; 

the encouragement to think more; the invitation to "create your own reality"; and, generally, to gain, to know, to seek forever (or to not seek at all) and to believe naively that the ill effects of programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication can be undone by merely saying it is so. 

The Direct Path Method is a process of de-accumulating, not of gaining more or getting more; yet it alone does not provide all that is required if the Ultimate Sickness is to be addressed. 

Also earlier, this was offered and is relevant here: 

Any of the four or more methods of teaching Advaita or Vedanta or Advaita Vedanta can remove some of the larger contaminants that block the consciousness, but a "fine-filtering sieve" is still required to provide the total treatment for the Ultimate Sickness. 

Here, that additional implement that is employed to offer total purification and absolute cleansing and full filtration and ultimate distillation and unreserved decontamination and full-blown sanitation and complete refinement is . . . the Nisarga Yoga. 

The point was offered earlier that here, an additional implement [in additional to the Advaita teachings] is employed to offer total purification and absolute cleansing and full filtration and ultimate distillation and unreserved decontamination and full-blown sanitation and complete refinement. 

That tool is the Nisarga Yoga. 

This is not to disparage any other teaching methods or other types of yoga but is to affirm what has been observed over the decades when so many teachings inspire seekers to adopt the goal of gaining something - especially something supernatural and other-worldly and supreme - rather than finding the way to abide naturally and peacefully and sanely during the relative existence, NOW. 

First, there is no "later," so all religions and spiritual programs and philosophies that dangle a carrot about something that will assuredly be available to their followers "later" is claptrap, hogwash, rubbish, and nonsense.

Also nonsensical is the adoption of any role, be it one labeled by a culture as a "good one" or thought to be a role that shows one is "better" or a role that supposedly shows one is "better than" (which is the very food on which false egos and egotism feed). 

Next, of all the teaching methods and all the types of yoga available, there is no other that unwaveringly discourages "following forever," that discourages "devotion forever," that discourages "regular meeting attendance," that discourages "making lifetime contributions to," that discourages "adhering to principles," that discourages "studying supposedly 'holy' writings," that discourages "paying homage to," that discourages "aspiring to," that discourages "being dependent on," that discourages "believing promises promised," or that discourages "gaining and / or accumulating." 

As first noted here more than twelve years ago and repeated regularly since: 

The Direct Path Method of the Advaita Teachings, specifically when offering the Nisarga approach as a system of yoga, requires no leader, no holy book (so no book studies), no candles, no bells, no special land, no special buildings, 

no gold-plated accessories, no dogma, no rules, no regulations, no songs or creeds to memorize, no smoke, no collection of money, no special water, no special crystals, no special robes, no chanting in unison, no boards, no directors, no officers, no far-away god or gods micro-managing events in this world, 

no prayers and petitions, no anything. Meetings with an Advaita teacher take a matter of days, not a lifetime. (Maharaj allowed most visitors to stay for less than two weeks, providing pointers and then sending them away to go into the silence and to contemplate those points.) Yet less, rather than more, has little appeal after the acculturation process results in persons who desire more. 

During the twenty-five-month “forest dweller” stage, by contrast, deer were seen most mornings as they grazed peacefully. When disturbed by a noise, they merely moved to the next clearing, looked about cautiously, and then returned to their peaceful mode of functioning. 

Not once did they have to perform some ritual in order to return to the peaceful state or in order to dwell in that (their natural) state. It has been noted previously that the Nisarga Yoga offers pointers that point toward the Absolute Reality but that are actually adumbrations of the Original Understanding. 

That Original Understanding preceded “minds,” so it obviously preceded "thoughts." It also preceded words and bells and holy smoke. It was understood even prior to belief in any religious concepts and before the use of spiritual accoutrements. The Original Understanding was prior to roles and, thus, prior to assumption of roles as identities. 

The Original Understanding was the intuitive, no-thought, pre-“mind,” no-awareness-that-anything-is-understood-means by which functioning happened spontaneously and by which all plant-food-bodies-cum-consciousness dwelled in the natural, mindless state. 

The Direct Path Method and the Nisarga Yoga system offer pointers that are intended to guide seekers back to an understanding of their original nature, after which they can abide naturally with their feet planted on the planet and not in some castle in the air or some special, holy place in the sky. 

Those seeking the latter have hundreds of thousands of sky cults from which to choose if they would follow those leaders who will claim that they can direct their devotees into the firmaments beyond. 

Few it is, by contrast, that will invite seekers to find the means by which natural abidance can replace the burdensome unnatural fashion and / or supernatural manner of abidance that the masses generally accept and see as being perfectly sensible rather than totally nonsensical. 

Nothing in nature, save humans, lives unnaturally. Nothing in nature, save humans, tries to live supernaturally. The Nisarga Yoga provides the means by which seekers can realize fully, can understand their original nature, and can thereafter abide naturally for the remainder of the manifestation. 

To be continued.
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