Tuesday, May 02, 2006

“BEYOND Religion and Spirituality,” THE CONCLUSION, Part 2 of 2

F.: Programming, conditioning, indoctrination, dogma, concepts, and beliefs corrupted the pure consciousness and resulted in a need for THE ORIGINAL UNDERSTANDING that could free persons of the misery of living a relative existence that was (and is) burdened by the handicap of their bastardized consciousness. Fictional teachings were spread, and myths and superstitions were given credibility via the religions and the spiritual programs or movements of men that persons considered “holy.” Eventually, their efforts blurred the line between religions and philosophies and philosophies and spiritual movements. Concepts based in duality followed, along with the separation that religions inspire. Evidence of the divisiveness and duality that religions generate can be seen when it is realized that…
…in Hinduism, multiple pathways sprang up, multiple texts sprang up, multiple systems sprang up, multiple subcategories of those systems eventually sprang up, devotional practices sprang up, and multiple schools of thought sprang up;
…in Christianity, multiple denominations sprang up, multiple sects sprang up, and multiple sub-sects sprang up;
…in Islam and Judaism, multiple sects sprang up.
That is the pattern of religions: once defined, codified, organized, and practicing, some of the members break relationship, break away, and begin a modified version that better suits their agenda; hence, the near-infinite number of faiths, religions, sects, denominations and subgroups. Whereas THE ORIGINAL UNDERSTANDING knew only the Oneness, the vast number of religions and philosophies now fester with the lies of “duality” or “multiplicity.” Division, separation, partitioning, and disconnection are the result of the efforts by religious persons and/or spiritual persons that have distorted THE ORIGINAL UNDERSTANDING and created illusory concepts like “separate,” “different,” “apart from,” “subjects and objects,” “good vs. bad,” “right vs. wrong,” “moral vs. immoral,” and “acceptable vs. unacceptable.” Those concepts, in turn, have reinforced a false sense of separation and have inspired judging, fighting, debate, argument, and wars while claiming to provide a foolproof prescription for peace and harmony in this relative existence. They continue to attract followers around the globe by promising that they can assure eternal continuity for the body-mind-personality triad…all three of which are as fictional as the promises of an eternal re-manifestation of body and mind and personality as held forth by religious and spiritual persons. In modern times, Adolph Hitler and his expert propagandists used what they learned from the early writers of “holy texts," namely, the bigger the lie the better:

(From one of Adolph Hitler's Ministers): "The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies."

So tell people that a virgin had a child; tell them that there are gods in other worlds that are micro-managing events in this world; tell them that the first woman was made from the rib of a man; that PMS is the punishment handed down to all women because of the first woman’s unauthorized eating of an apple; that there are goddesses with multiple arms; that cows are sacred; that there is a god who loves you unconditionally but will burn you forever; that a body that has returned to dust will re-form—along with its mind—and live forever; that god uses storms to kill people in a city if gay parades are planned there; that god will use people to fly into buildings and kill 3000 humans because he is mad about the proliferation of non-Christians, gays and liberated women in the U.S.; that individual and/or group suffering is a result of wrongdoing in prior lives; tell people that if they kill themselves while also killing members of other religions that they will be rewarded with an eternal sex orgy; tell them that there’s a god who does not want them to waste the seed and then people who can only afford to have one or two children will have eight or ten or twelve or fifteen children (who will suffer neglect and poverty as a result).

Tell persons as big a lie as you can and as many big lies as you choose because “the primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one.” THE ORIGINAL UNDERSTANDING offered a method for getting free of the primitive mind, for being free of simple-mindedness, and for casting aside all of the insane concepts that have been dreamed up by men and believed in by the masses who use religion as their opiate and who take the biggest lies possible as fact because they have been programmed and indoctrinated to “have faith and never question.”
For those who are seeking peace and freedom but who have not yet found either, change your tactic and seek to know the True Self. Once that Pure Witness is available, then the re-purified consciousness will see through all the lies and scams and myths and superstitions, will turn away from those phenomenal concepts and will fully understand the nomenal, the Absolute, and the functioning of the totality. All concepts will be discarded, all knowledge will be discarded, and all worshipping, studying, debating, and other activities will end along with the awareness that the do-er was a fictional identity. Only then can the AS IF existence be passed in peace and with total freedom from the insanity of the ideas and concepts that have been dreamed up by the controlling men of all times who use their false teachings to gain power over persons in order to control their bodies, their minds, their behavior, their assets and their services as well. The prime pointer of The ORIGINAL UNDERSTANDING is to be free of it all or to not be free…at all. To end the seeking in the erroneous belief that they have "arrived" as a result of their religious or spiritual beliefs and practices will prevent persons from even reaching the halfway point on the "path" to Full Realization. Please enter into the silence of contemplation.
TOMORROW: A new e-mail from a long-time visitor to the site, Richard in Kalamazoo MI, USA