F.: If persons would be free of magical thinking and false beliefs and the delusions that accompany both, they must give up their worldly knowledge. They must also recognize that spiritual knowledge is a part of that worldly knowledge since it was dreamed up by men of this world and has been taught by persons of this world. They must recognize that spiritual knowledge and worldly knowledge are nothing more than learned ignorance. But most do not want to give up their learned ignorance, their worldly knowledge, their spiritual knowledge, their magical thinking, their false beliefs or their delusions (convinced that they are “truth”). That is why only one in a million is likely to come to an actual awakening. You are attempting to use concepts that are only of this world (which you would likely claim are of “some other world”) to understand the functioning of the totality. It cannot happen. Your magical thinking loves to point toward one miracle after another as “signs” of the existence of a Power that you likely claim to be “close to.” You are assigning a single cause to events that actually are caused by all preceding events. You want to credit to some “Single Causer” the credit for events that happen only because of countless prior happenings.
But those identified with body and mind (who always want miraculous things to happen for their bodies and minds) are prevented by their false identifications from ever attaining the understanding and being free of a magical, thinking “mind.” Persons fixated in their religious or spiritual personas say in one breath that “there is no god who will do for you what you can do yourself” but in the next breath give credit to a god for things that they or others did for themselves. What is that, if not totally illogical? Simply because persons on the planet have been buying into the same dream for millennia does not mean that they aren’t still dreaming. To give “miracle”-type credit for work or accomplishments that humans do for self or for family is to minimize their accomplishments and to ignore the fact that they did indeed do for themselves what they can do for themselves.
So much for the masses who have no desire to awaken. But for those who have an attachment to “miracle” explanations but who do want to awaken from The Dream of the Planet, enlightening questions must include, “WHO wants to believe in miracles?” “What does that PERSONA hope to gain if miracles were to exist?” How is the image of a PERSONA being enhanced when you discuss in the presence of others ‘this miracle’ or ‘that miracle’?” “WHO does not understand the factual and multi-faceted causes of a circumstance or chain of events?” and “WHO has a ‘mind’ driven by the beliefs and magical thinking that reduce all causes to a ‘Single Causer’?”
And finally, “Is there a WHO that is offended over certain points in this post?” “WHO might be having trouble taking what has been said?” If you find all the “WHO’s,” and if you find that they are not YOU and have nothing to do with the True YOU, then any loss of peace shall go and YOU shall become firmly fixed in the peace of realization. You will be content in spite of these words, or anyone else’s words, and in spite of forfeiting your personas’ hopes (and yes, dreams) about miracles and when one might come your way. Please enter the silence of contemplation.
SATURDAY: The response to this visitor’s comment about “True Love” and another visitor’s query on the same topic who also read From the I to the Absolute: "I read your book. Please clarify. Can True Love really exist, or is that just a concept, too?”