9. There are billions of "human-style" composite unities that are walking about the surface of the planet and who take themselves to have any number of personal identities. Most of them worship a deity or deities whom, those persons believe, also have Personal Identities.
Yet the reality is this: billions mistake the composite unity which they temporarily are for a person - or, more accurately, for many personas - each with a specific set of agendas. (For example, "The Husband," in order to continue to "exist" in his own mind, must work ceaselessly to try to assure that the one playing the role of "The Wife" will continue to play that co-dependent counterpart role to his so that he can "continue to be" and can continue to be "The Husband.")
The fact: a composite unity triad - consisting of an elemental plant food body which is temporarily housing conscious-energy within its space and which is circulating air into and out of the space - can have no agenda. Yet once a mind is formed and filled with nonsense via programming, conditioning, etc., then there can be a belief in "one" who can have an agenda.
Another fact: one major belief among the non-Realized is the belief in many, many "different ones" . . . in many, many identities. Only an assumed ego-state, functioning under the auspices of the blocked consciousness, can believe that there is a "one" and that "one" can "have" something. And what do most ego-states "have" that drives them? A plethora of perceived needs and hidden agendas and an endless quantity of desires which must be fulfilled alongside an endless quantity of fears which are all to be avoided.
Richard's refreshingly honest words made clear that "richard" did not have a clue about his "composite unity-ness" nor a clue about the bogus nature of his roles of "The Super Student of a Super, Big Name Teacher" and "The Super Meditator" and "The Super Teacher of Meditation" and "The One Who Is Following the Proper Path" and yet - ironically - "The One Who Is Still Seeking Nevertheless" because (in spite of all his spiritual work and spiritual exercises and spiritual activities) the desired rewards had not yet manifested.
What Maharaj tried to assist richard to see was that this non-dual process is not about finding a new identity or a "real" identity or "A Special Identity" but is about being free of all assumed and assigned identities, for they are all false, even the "holy" ones and even the "most spiritual ones" and even the "celestial ones." Nor is the process about finding any words or titles or identifiers which could properly follow the words, "I am . . . ."
The only reason for anyone to focus on the I AM is to break the habit of following those two words with any other word or title or identity. After the habit has ended, so too should the use of a mantra end. Thus, Maharaj did not say "I am My Original State" or "I am My Original Nature." Instead, he tried to make clear that the "end game" involves abiding as that state or "in that Original State" while abiding (simultaneously) for the remainder of the relative existence in a sane and wise manner that is marked by having one's feet planted firmly on the ground rather than with having one's head stuck up in . . . well, let's say . . . the clouds.
Therefore, what Maharaj did say in this regard is, "I was, I am, I shall be in That Original State before the 'I Amness' came" and that, once the body and consciousness go, You will return solely to that Original State "upon which all 'this' has come as a temporary state." He emphasized that "Your Original State is changeless and permanent" as opposed to this temporary state and as opposed to the temporarily-manifested composite unity.
Rather than try as "richard" did to gain something and to improve and to experience material rewards from one's religious or spiritual doings, what could be a logical and sane and wise result of completing the non-dual "path"? That result is referred to here as the "primordial cooperation" - that original but long-gone state of Real Love Manifest when a sense of the unicity drove groups of people to abide Lovingly in community, in a manner which facilitated the meeting of the basic requirements of a group of composite unities and which thereby allowed the relative existence to unfold in an easier, more relaxed, and more enjoyable fashion.
When they were abiding as their Original Nature, in touch with the sense of Oneness, all humans were childlike (to the extent that they were concept-less / belief-less) as Maharaj said. That rendered them conscious and happy. Abiding as such also allowed for abiding in that "Loving Community" referenced earlier wherein "primordial cooperation" and "abiding naturally" as a result of understanding the Oneness were the rules rather than the exceptions - as is the case nowadays.
In the eBook below entitled Your Original Nature, this consideration is raised and discussed: "Is it not that Original State which is subconsciously being longed for?" So all of the visitors to this site today are also asked: "Is it not possible that - deep inside - that is also what You are longing for?"
To be continued.
Please enter the silence of contemplation.