Monday, January 21, 2019

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1. [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] 

2. 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. 

3. 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." 

THE SEEDS OF DUALITY WHICH PRODUCE DUALITY'S PROGENY: 
Offspring Number Fifty-three = 
No Interest in Being Truly Free and Independent 

THE MASSES PREFER DEPENDENCY AND CODEPENDENCY AND ATTACHMENT TO THE THINGS WHICH ROB PERSONS OF THEIR FREEDOM 

Today there's a continuation of the discussion of ways that persons are robbed of their freedom by programming and conditioning people to participate in ceremonies which brainwash and indoctrinate them with the sharing of additional pointers from the book Overcoming the Fear of Being Totally Independent will be shared.

DEFINING FREEDOM - CONVENTIONAL SOURCES (cont.) 

Again, at least one dictionary defines freedom as “the absence of ceremony and the ability to live naturally.” 

The users of ceremony to indoctrinate and brainwash and control include a wide spectrum of institutions in many culture: 

THE MILITARY'S USE OF CEREMONIES TO INDOCTRINATE AND BRAINWASH AND CONTROL 

A commencement address delivered at the United States Naval Academy by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence included the following: 

Next is orientation to authority. Nothing I have to explain to those of you sitting before me today. Follow the chain of command without exception. Submit yourselves, as the saying goes, to the authorities that have been placed above you. Trust your superiors, trust your orders, and you’ll serve and lead well. 

RELIGIONS AND SPIRITUALITY’S USE OF CEREMONIES TO INDOCTRINATE AND BRAINWASH AND CONTROL 

Similar comments intended to indoctrinate and brainwash and control are passed along regularly to the 97% of the planet’s population who claim a religious affiliation. 

So-called “spiritual programs” offer up the same kind of messages, urging their members to “turn it all over to some Higher Power of your own conception and understanding.” (“Conception” indeed.) 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS’ USE OF CEREMONIES TO INDOCTRINATE AND BRAINWASH AND CONTROL 

Similar comments intended to indoctrinate and brainwash and control are passed along regularly to students in public schools and to children being “home-schooled” by way of their course curricula and texts and study materials. 

And who determines what in included in the courses offered to home-schooled students? The materials are written by right-wing Christian businesses, run by “extremists who have cornered the market and are running the conventions, publishing the curricula, setting up instructional blogs, etc.” Those curricula-writing companies are “supported by and approved by Christian fundamentalist sects.” 

BIG BUSINESS USE OF CEREMONIES TO INDOCTRINATE AND BRAINWASH AND CONTROL 

U.S. ad expenditure in 2017 amounted to more than $206,770,000,000. Persons are inundated with the same kind of repetition that is used in the ceremonies which other institutions use. 

One person in the industry said that “repetition is used in advertising as a way to keep a brand or product in the forefront of consumer's minds.” Repetition can build brand familiarity and can implant a subconscious perception of a product and its supposed need which can control purchasing decisions at a later point. 

In all of those instances, a component of the use of ceremonies and repetitions is to lull or bore audiences into a near-sleep state so that the participants will all do what they are told to do and say what they are told to say by rote – by unconscious mechanical repetition – so that the messaging is remembered without any consciousness or understanding involved. 

That will usually assure that persons lulled into a sleep-like state will automatically and unquestioningly follow the orders or dictates which they heard time and time again. 

* * * * * 

If you look objectively at the ceremonies in your own culture, can you see how many of them involve the same kind of rigidity and stiffness and uniformity described earlier? Do you see that your culture would have you moving in unison, reciting in unison, standing in unison, and / or sitting in unison with all of the other elements in your culture? 

Can you see how many of the rituals and ceremonies of your culture attempt to make people move about in a lockstep fashion, thinking in the same way, talking in the same way, all behaving in the same way in every circumstance, and all behaving in the same rigid and unbending and uniform manner? 

Especially in the West, how often during your upbringing were you ever invited to question what you were told? How many times were you told that you did not have to blindly accept what leaders say, including religious leaders, government leaders, or big business leaders? 

How much time was spent encouraging you to relax and take it easy vs. time spent programming and conditioning you to stay as busy as possible in order to accumulate as much as possible? If you answer honestly, is it not then also clear why persons become a slave to authority, become accustomed to blindness rather than to seeing clearly, and fall right into the go-do-zoom mentality of their culture? 

Is it any wonder that in the U.S. that the "we'll teach you to relax" industry is now a multi-billion-dollar-a-year business? Is it any wonder that what they offer is a limited plan that can help you relax for fifteen minutes in the morning before leaving the house and entering the rush hour traffic that soon eliminates whatever degree of relaxation you might have experienced during your fifteen-minute "meditation time" or "quiet time"? 

Is it any wonder that, in the East, a brief period in the samadhi state is touted? Some have said, "You just don't get it, mister. Fifteen to thirty minutes in the samadhi state has curative effects. Science can show you the actual, positive, physiological changes that occur." 

One person said some time back, "If you would take a few minutes to Google 'health benefits + meditation,' you might learn something." And the reply was: 

"If you might unlearn everything, you might fixate in a constant state of samadhi without all of that 'going into samadhi' and 'coming out of samadhi' that you presently experience. Then, whatever 'benefits' you speak of would come not like a light, occasional sprinkling of rain but would manifest more like a flood which would wash away once and for all whatever it is that you are seeking to be free of via your fifteen or thirty or sixty-minute sessions. 

"But you do not want to be totally free. You want to engage in your religious-spiritual exercises, and many also want to be seen doing that. The draw of corporate worship or corporate meetings is that person can publicly display what they take to be their advanced level of spirituality." 

Meanwhile, they open their services or meetings by singing or chanting words in unison, and they close their services or meetings by singing or chanting in unison. They rise in unison, sit in unison, bow their heads in unison, or raise their heads in unison; 

among some whose religion is as far right as their politics, they pray in unison, then sway in unison, then swoon in unison, then fall about in unison, and they even roll around on the floor in unison. 

And all the while, they think their activities and exercises are making them free, when their movements are actually limited to the narrow confines of group-think, group-talk, and group-behavior. 

They will come here to explain how free they are ("free as a bird - flying, diving, turning, swooping as I please"), but they are totally blind to the fact that their flying, diving, turning and swooping is all orchestrated by the movements of the surrounding masses. 

Thinking they are "individualized and unique," they are totally unaware of the fact that they are a part of a synchronized mass, moving up when the masses move up and moving down when the masses move down, just as some birds do as they move across the sky in a manner that parallels the movement of all others among the flock. 

Certainly, a bird in such a mass of birds moving in unison - if it could think and believe - would think and believe that it is free, but the fact is that it is trapped in the prison of the masses. And in that state, every action will be determined by the shadowy masses - never by the light, never by the pure consciousness that allows the Realized to be free of the dark influence of the light-less masses. 

Remain in sync with the domesticated and acculturated masses and to the way that they think and talk and behave and you will have no chance at all of finding the road not taken by the masses . . . the one path that leads to Truth. 

And remain a part of the masses that will never find the Truth and you will - as is the case with the masses - never be totally free. 

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 are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 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. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and 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.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

THE SEEDS OF THE UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS VS. THE SEEDS OF DUALITY WHICH PRODUCE DUALITY'S PROGENY

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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS

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1. [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] 

2. 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. 

3. 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." 

THE SEEDS OF DUALITY WHICH PRODUCE DUALITY'S PROGENY: 
Offspring Number Fifty-one = 
No Interest in Being Truly Free and Independent 

THE MASSES PREFER DEPENDENCY AND CODEPENDENCY AND ATTACHMENT TO THE THINGS WHICH ROB PERSONS OF THEIR FREEDOM 

Today the discussion of ways that persons are robbed of their freedom by programming and conditioning people to participate in ceremonies which brainwash and indoctrinate them continues with the sharing of additional pointers from the book Overcoming the Fear of Being Totally Independent will be shared.

DEFINING FREEDOM - CONVENTIONAL SOURCES (cont.)

To review: It was noted that one dictionary defined freedom as "the absence of ceremony and the ability to live naturally. "

Ceremonies are intended to inspire the masses to recite in unison; to knell and rise in unison; among some religions, to drink blood and body (symbolically for some, actually for some); and to march in lockstep - including physically and mentally and emotionally and spiritually. 

Cultures find anathema those who take the road less traveled, who march in a relaxed manner to the beat of a different drummer, or who look widespread insanity and mass ignorance in the eye and shout: "NO!" 

In cultures around the globe, uniformity is rewarded, phoniness is rewarded, participation in ceremonies is rewarded, acceptance of commonly-held (but false) beliefs is rewarded, form over substance is rewarded, the unnatural is rewarded, and the supernatural is rewarded. Spurned are authenticity, genuineness, the endorsement of substance over form, realness, and that which is natural. 

Visitors from sixty-two different nations have made contact with this site; therefore, the invitation again is to see what ceremonies are being used in those sixty-one other cultures to block freedom and peace and sanity as the discussion here deals with the adverse effects of U.S. ceremonies. 

Consider the part of the definition above which suggests that freedom involves the ability to live naturally rather than ceremonially and unnaturally. Consider the difference in the relative existence as lived by those who are restricted, uptight, retentive, and unnatural vs. the unrestricted, the relaxed, the free and the natural. 

For example, how natural is it to engage in ceremonies which require persons to walk the way soldiers walk: to be stiff, to be anal-retentive, to think and talk and walk and behave in a lockstep fashion? 

Do you think these people are taut and inflexible and severe and intense enough as they “stand at attention,” as it is called? 


What about these who have assumed the position of what they call “parade rest”? 


Do they look as if they are at rest, or are they obviously almost as taut and inflexible and severe and intense as those standing at attention? Is that as much as they are allowed to relax while being programmed, conditioned, indoctrinated, and brainwashed in the Pavlovian way that leaders program, condition, indoctrinate, and brainwash their sleepwalking followers?

That’s resting? 

And when the leaders whom they want to impress are pleased to see their followers displaying such physical stiffness, what might you guess the end result is when it comes to their mental and emotional posture . . . when it comes to how those persons feel and think and talk and behave after they are trained and programmed and conditioned and brainwashed and indoctrinated to be that stiff and rigid and inflexible and after they are praised for being that stiff and rigid and inflexible? 

Eventually, they cannot compartmentalize their stiffness and rigidity and inflexibility only to the times when they are standing; instead, that stiffness and rigidity and inflexibility permeates all aspects of their existence and controls unconsciously the way that they think and talk and behave. So much for independence. 

Yet that is also the way that the masses in general are programmed and conditioned and brainwashed and indoctrinated. The result is that the entire populations of some nations (especially those in Western cultures), end up being unconscious 24 / 7, end up sleepwalking 24 / 7, and end up being so uptight 24 / 7 that they turn to using their drugs of choices (or actually their "drug of no-choice") and engage in all sorts of escapism and avoidance or join others in the ways that they are expressing their culture-wide angst and anger and rage.

Are you appreciating how effectively leaders - always the type to want to command others and to control the way that others think and talk and feel and behave – use ceremonies and rites and rituals and observances and all sorts of formal procedures and events in order to . . . 

. . . program and condition and brainwash and indoctrinate huge masses of persons to think the way their leaders want them to think, to talk the way their leaders want them to talk, to feel the way their leaders want them to feel, and to act (and react) the way their leaders want them to act? 

By contrast, see how, in nature, such stiff and uptight and inflexible and laborious and anal behavior does not happen at all. 

Would sane people want to gather together and participate in ceremonies which endorse cookie-cutter-type dressing and walking and thinking and behaving in a stiff and rigid and inflexible manner, as soldiers and police and others do? Or would sane people rather gather together and relax and take it easy? 

Could stiff and rigid ceremonial behavior ever be considered natural, or would relaxing be more "according to nature"? 

Could taut and inflexible ceremonial behavior, by any stretch of the imagination, be considered natural? 

In each of the pairs of options above, the first illustrates the way that the non-realized move through the relative existence; the second shows the natural way, the way that the “realized nisargan” functions throughout the remainder of the post-Realization relative existence. 

Of course the nisargan (natural) manner is not only about lying back, sleeping and relaxing; however, no matter what happens - working, husbanding, wifing, driving, walking, parenting, whatever - all happens in that same relaxed, non-retentive, laid back fashion. 

Why do cultures dream up such stiff and rigid ways of walking / marching? Because if they can encourage some persons in the culture to look alike, dress alike, and walk alike, then they can train then to think alike, talk alike, and behave alike. 

Then, the leaders in the culture can report that those people are heroes because they follow orders exactly and without question and are willing to die (but preferably kill) for whatever the culture defines as valuable and necessary. 

Afterwards (after programming and conditioning and brainwashing and indoctrination), they can put those persons on display in local and national ceremonies and parades as they model, for all to see, their rigid and stiff and retentive manner, subliminally giving widespread credibility to their totally unnatural way of functioning / performing. 

The leaders / programmers / conditioners can have those persons put on public display and demonstrate the way that the onlookers should also think in unison, talk in unison, and behave in the same rigid and unbending and uniform manner, questioning nothing and following orders and never relaxing. 

How interesting that the term "standing at attention" actually requires a rigidity that removes all ability to pay any attention at all as some lock their knees and cut off circulation and faint. And that is a metaphor for the way that the masses function: 

they are programmed and conditioned to be rigid, to be puppet-like, to be clones of their leaders and turned into automatons by their religious and spiritual and political and bosses / business leaders, to become "locked up" (i.e., not free and not natural) and to lose the ability to circulate freely and actually lose all consciousness in the end. 

How long can the difference in "free and natural" vs. "locked up and unnatural" be ignored? For most, until the end of the manifestation. For you, the difference can be understood if you complete in order all of the steps that can shift the consciousness from identification with the false to an understanding of the Oneness and the natural functioning of the totality. 

Then, and then only, can you be free and abide in the nisarga (natural) fashion. 

Meanwhile, the masses will continue to march in their lock-step manner to the beat of the same kinds of drummers; only a few will ever realize and thereafter march to the beat of a very different drummer.

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 are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 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. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and 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.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

THE SEEDS OF THE UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS VS. THE SEEDS OF DUALITY WHICH PRODUCE DUALITY'S PROGENY

Table of Contents

Today's Considerations
Recent Posts and Archives
Tools for Realization
Author's eBooks
Author's Paperback Books
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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. [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] 

2. 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. 

3. 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." 

THE SEEDS OF DUALITY WHICH PRODUCE DUALITY'S PROGENY: 
Offspring Number Fifty = 
No Interest in Being Truly Free and Independent 

THE MASSES PREFER DEPENDENCY AND CODEPENDENCY AND ATTACHMENT TO THINGS WHICH ROB PERSONS OF THEIR FREEDOM 

". . . You are afraid of freedom!" 
--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Today additional pointers from the book Overcoming the Fear of Being Totally Independent will be shared. 

DEFINING FREEDOM - CONVENTIONAL SOURCES (cont.) 

Among other things, Advaita is about awakening; by contrast, nothing in any culture is about waking you up. All is about: 

1. Putting you to sleep,

2. Keeping you asleep ,

and 

3. Modeling the ways by which persons can walk in their sleep, can talk in their sleep, and can think in their sleep (i.e., dream and believe the dream is real). 

Among the tools used by cultures to put persons to sleep and to keep them that way are their ceremonies. Post-acculturation, there is no freedom so there can be neither happiness nor peace; post-acculturation, there can be neither freedom from ego nor freedom from egotism, for ceremonies generate false identities (egos) and trigger egotism to support those false ego-states. 

As noted, one dictionary defines freedom as the absence of ceremony and the ability to live naturally. 

Have you considered the way that culture's use ceremonies to program and condition the masses? Have you considered the way that ceremonies, repeated on a daily or weekly or annual basis, are used by cultures to control the thinking and talking and behavior of entire populations? 

Discussed so far are the ritualistic ceremonies of religious and spiritual groups which occur with such frequency that even the children who are present can recite in their sleep the ceremonial words and can complete in their sleep whatever ceremonial movements are required. And they do recite and move in their sleep during the ceremonies, and so do participating adults. 

Among the most frequent ceremonies are their worship services and their ceremonial funerals. Also included among their ceremonies are communion ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, confession ceremonies, and baptism / christening ceremonies. 

Some "self-help" groups that claim to be spiritual have "meetings" rather than "religious services," but their meetings are models of religious worship services which both begin with an opening prayer ceremony, which both have a "spiritual message" segment, which both have a "money collecting" ceremony, and which both have a "closing prayer" ceremony. 

Before looking at the next source that has dreamed up the second largest number of ceremonies (namely, nationalistic ceremonies), would you consider the answer to these questions: 

a. Can you now observe your own behaviors objectively and see that there have been dozens of ceremonies that you have participated in that were completely senseless in basis and that you did not choose to participate in but were programmed to participate in by your parents or relatives or friends or culture? 

b. Have you see how ceremonies were used to introduce to you certain concepts and ideas that you eventually accepted as truth without question? 

c. Have you seen the way your culture repeats its ceremonies on a daily or weekly or annual basis in order to keep you trapped and asleep because regular participation in ceremonies reinforces the programming and conditioning of your culture ? 

As you read about some of the ceremonies that persons in the U.S. are subjected to, you are invited to consider the nationalistic ceremonies that you have been subjected to where you live: 

In the U.S., where persons are highly critical of other nations that subject children to propaganda early on, the school day cannot begin without school-age children having to participate in the ceremony of "The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag." 

The pledge, which was written by a Baptist preacher, blends religious and nationalistic propaganda, especially since the U.S. Congress in 1954 added the words "under God" after a Catholic organization called The Knights of Columbus pushed for the inclusion of that phrase. 

The pledge ceremony, conducted every day that schools are in session, requires students from the ages of five to eighteen to participate in the ceremony which attempts to condition children and teens to be patriotic, to love their country, and to accept anything and everything that will be done during their lifetimes under the auspices of that flag. 

The typical student, with the right hand placed over the heart, will recite the words to that pledge nearly 3,500 times before graduation from high school (which is marked with another insipid ceremony that most students would prefer to miss and which also opens with The Pledge). 

For years children will be required to recite the words which claim that the nation is "indivisible," inspiring them to ignore the fact that (1) the nation is actually divided into 50 different states, and to ignore the fact that (2) the nation is divided regionally as a result of the animosity that many in the southern states still cling to because their states lost a civil war which ended 150 years ago for some but which has not ended at all for others in that region. 

It is such delusion and ignorance, and the inability after 3,500 opportunities to see that something being said in a ceremony is totally false, is the kind of delusion and ignorance which non-dual pointers try to address. 

Too, a sports event in the U.S. cannot begin without the ceremonial singing of the national anthem (an anthem with words that glorify fighting in a nation which already possesses far too much of a warrior mentality to begin with). 

[NOTE: The opening ceremony at every National Football League game includes such components as military flyovers, flag unfurlings, emotional color guard presentations of the flag, and the singing of the militaristic / religious national anthem, all done in order for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct what it is actually using as an enlistment campaign. 

Those ceremonies began when the DOD offered the NFL money to conduct their pre-game, militaristic, patriotic activities. The Department of Defense has paid the football league millions of dollars over the years to continue performing their militaristic rituals. Since 2012 alone, the DOD has spent nearly $7,000,000 to have the right to continue to include their displays of "paid patriotism" via their sports / military recruitment marketing contracts which they need since they now have a volunteer army. So it is when capitalism partners with "patriotism."

Currently the military / religious affairs are drawing attention because some players / protesters are refusing to participate in order to draw attention to the high number of killings of unarmed blacks in the U.S.]

To continue, only a part of the anthem is sung by thousands at a time, but the full text of the song speaks of: 

"the perilous fight" and "ramparts" and "rockets" and "bombs bursting" and "foes"; 

and about 

"the havoc of war" and "the battle confusion" and claiming "the foes' blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution"; 

and about: 

"nothing will save them from the gloom of the grave" while claiming "this is a heav'n-rescued land" and calling on all citizens to "praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!" and proclaiming that "this is our motto: 'In God is our trust'" and then ending with "then conquer we must." 

How could the warrior mentality of a nation ever be eradicated when the masses regularly participate in the ceremonial singing in unison about "the perilous fight" and "ramparts" and "rockets" and "bombs bursting"? 

In middle school and high school, I stopped participating in that morning ritual of saying the pledge to the flag, and that came nearly 60 years before any NFL players made the same decision to stop participating. I was sent by teachers to the office where the principal administered what we called "swats" or "licks" - the striking of my buttocks with a board which often left water-filled blisters on my cheeks. 

Yet I continued to refuse to swear allegiance to a flag after having seen the horrors perpetuated by the military people who had carried that flag around with them all across the country and all around the globe.

Grandmother told me of a morning when a chill came over everyone at her family's home and farm site when U.S. soldiers were seen approaching with that U.S. flag blowing in the wind at the head of the column of troops.

Those soldiers took away Grandmother's family and friends and stole their land and cabin and fields of crops. The land and possessions were sold for $1.50 per acre to a German family of four by the U.S. Government. The soldiers who then marched the "redskins" off to Oklahoma were carrying that same U.S. flag, and many of Grandmother's relatives and friends and others on the forced march died during that walk north.]

How can the warrior mentality of a militaristic nation like the U.S. ever be eradicated when, at community gatherings and in churches and in schools and at athletic events, the masses participate in ceremonies which celebrate such "special" military-related holidays as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, VE-Day, V-J Day, Armed Forces Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Flag Day, and even the National Day of Prayer and Freedom Day and Loyalty Day and Patriots Day (on 9 / 11, of course). 

[Moreover, what levels of xenophobic ignorance are required to inspire persons to have holidays which glorify the ass-kickings which the nation has received, such as those at Pearl Harbor and in New York City with the destruction of the towers at the World Trade Center?

Yes, in the U.S., there are ceremonies that even celebrate those and other national defeats and national humiliations. Additionally, such  ceremonies are especially effective at generating national pride (over defeats) and the perpetuation of national anger and resentment.]

Ceremonies, the effects of which only a small number will ever recognize, rob persons of freedom, and that includes freedom from delusion, distortion, arrogance, anger, resentment, and a host of other effects that generate personality disorders and even insanity. 

But the attachment to (and even love of) ceremonies - be they religious, spiritual, or nationalistic - will not be abandoned except among the few that at any given time on this planet are realized. 

Meanwhile, even as the non-realized raise their voices in unison and sing of their freedom, they are totally actually imprisoned in ways they will never understand. So it is. 

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 are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 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. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and 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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Friday, January 18, 2019

THE SEEDS OF THE UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS VS. THE SEEDS OF DUALITY WHICH PRODUCE DUALITY'S PROGENY

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2. 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. 

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THE SEEDS OF DUALITY WHICH PRODUCE DUALITY'S PROGENY: 
Offspring Number Forty-nine = 
No Interest in Being Truly Free and Independent 

THE MASSES PREFER DEPENDENCY AND CODEPENDENCY AND ATTACHMENT TO THINGS WHICH ROB PERSONS OF THEIR FREEDOM 

Today the discussion of freedom will continue as additional pointers from the book Overcoming the Fear of Being Totally Independent are shared.

". . . You are afraid of freedom!" 
--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj 

DEFINING FREEDOM - CONVENTIONAL SOURCES (cont.) 

l. "freedom" is the absence of ceremony and the ability to live naturally. 

The questions for consideration today are, 

A."Are you interested enough in freedom, in total freedom, to abandon all of the myth-based and ignorance-based ceremonies in your culture that preempt Realization?" 

and 

B. "Have you ever considered that ceremonies are one of the key tools that cultures use for programming and conditioning persons and for reinforcing their belief in superstitions, myths, and lies, thereby blocking any opportunity to see clearly and to see Truth?" 

For millions of years, humans lived naturally, without ceremony. A few thousand years ago, language allowed concepts to arise and to be taught and allowed for ceremonies to begin. Once ceremonies began, persons began living unnaturally and began trying to live supernaturally (that is, religiously or spiritually) in an effort to gain some things and to avoid some things. 

Humans for millennia had migrated, following the food (that is, following the migrating herds and hunting animals for food) or visiting places on a seasonal basis (to search for certain edible plants that were ripe and ready to eat at different times of the year in different locations). 

Once some humans stopped migrating because they had developed some basic agricultural skills, one of the earliest things they wanted was rain for crops, and they dreamed up a ceremony that they thought would guarantee that their crops would receive the needed water. That ceremony led to the ceremonies that dominate all of the religions of Abraham to this day. 

While one advantage of agriculture was that people were no longer forced into constant travel, one disadvantage was that they became slaves to varying weather patterns. Simultaneously with language development came the tool that would be used to spread ignorance and insanity on a global basis as persons became slaves to ceremony. 

THE BASIS OF SOME OF THE MOST PREVALENT CEREMONIES THAT DRIVE UNNATURAL AND SUPERNATURAL LIVING 

The concept of gods in other worlds who control every aspect of life on this planet was dreamed up to explain what was not understood at the time by ignorant people, so self-appointed priests began programming people to believe, dualistically, that everything "good" or everything "bad" that happened on this planet was determined by whether the other-world gods were pleased or displeased by human conduct. 

Ceremonies to keep the gods happy in order to gain reward began to flourish, and peace and contentment or lack thereof became tied directly to persons' ceremonies and their fictional gods. The imaginary gods that were dreamed up included first a creator-god, a sustainer-god, and a god of punishment and destruction. 

Other gods were added into subcategories of those three: a god of rain, a god of death, a god of the sun, a god of the moon, a god of war, a god of love, a god of the underworld, a god of growth, a god of agriculture, a god of wealth, a god of fertility, ad infinitum. 

NOTE: The groundwork was laid for Abraham eventually to introduce "The Single God Theory," but the ignorant masses merely rolled all of their gods into one and came up with the schizophrenic god that is worshipped today by billions. 

Why schizo? Because "He" will create and will sustain, but He will, if provoked to anger, also destroy (though supposedly loving unconditionally . . . but not really): 

"I created you. You are my child. I will care for you. I love you unconditionally, but I am also willing to cast you into an eternal flame and make you suffer physical pain and mental-emotional misery forever. But again, I do love you unconditionally."

[As a six-year-old hearing that contradictory nonsense, it was exclaimed: "Say what?!" A few instances of corporal punishment later, questioning ended and "unquestioning faith" began.]

In the non-duality based fictional novel The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders, it is shown how the blending of multiple gods into one god has resulted in the Christian prayer that can be heard three times a day at mealtime, such as this breakfast prayer that starts most days among those affiliated with that faith: 

“Dear God from whom all power and life and blessings come, we thank You for watching over us during the night. As our troops prepare for battle overseas, please give them strength and victory over the evil forces. We pray to you in your son’s name, God, to protect our boys and women and give them the strength needed. We ask Your blessing on my grandson and his wife, that they might become pregnant if it is in Your will. Now bless this food that You have given to us for the nourishment of our bodies. Amen.” 

That morning ceremony has people talking in their sleep to ancient, pagan gods. Count the number they are speaking to: there is a creator-god, the empowering god, the blessing god, the father god of a savior son, the god of war, the god of fertility, and the god of agriculture. 

So without having the slightest clue that they are praying to the multiple gods of the ancient pagan religions, two billion people speak the words they are programmed and conditioned to speak, trapped in their dreams and not free at all because of their ceremonies (including the ceremony of talking to multiple, imaginary gods before one can even eat a meal). 

Thus, it can be seen how persons become trapped in their delusions because of their ceremonies which, practiced daily, preempt almost all opportunity for Realization to happen because of the constant "reinforcement by ceremony" of the lies that they believe throughout their cultures. Again, "freedom" is the absence of ceremony and the ability to live naturally. 

One of the earliest ceremonies was the ceremony to the god of rain, and that was the basis of the first religious ceremony which is described as follows in the ebook, Spiritual Sobriety

THE WORLD’S FIRST RELIGIOUS CEREMONY / SERVICE 

The message from the first Medicine Man-Priest was: “All in the community must meet to learn about god / the gods.” Once gathered, he told them, “There is a god of rain who lives in another world. He told me that I am his chosen representative on earth. He also said he is not allowing it to rain because he is angry.” (Now, what appeases an angry male? Sex.) So the priest continued: 

“The rain god wants a sacrifice—a virgin—and he told me that the one who is willing to die for him will be given a reward in his world. As the rain god’s representative on earth, I will have the virgin for him, sacrifice her to him, and then we’ll have an activity that allows us to commune with that god. 

"We’ll cut out her beating heart, pass it around, and share in eating the body and blood; that way, we can all commune with god. Then, by sacrificing and communing, we will be blessed and get what we want from god." 

Thus, a self-appointed “Medicine Man”—claiming without challenge that he was hearing voices from another world—was about to pass on a message of hope to a na├»ve, superstitious, fear-based people who were in dread of starving. 

From that single message and that single act of sacrificing a virgin, that “priest” set forth the sixteen basic tenets by which all future religions would operate. (The tenets are discussed in detail in that book but will be listed later in this volume.) 

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 are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 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. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and 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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Seeking

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

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

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

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"THE MOST DANGEROUS BELIEF OF ALL"

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

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

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

This 337-page eBook discusses those issues in detail.

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