F.: A third definition of “concept” is:
3. A concept is a scheme or a plan.
As the consciousness devolved as humankind evolved, more and more concepts were dreamed up. The corruption of the consciousness reached higher and higher levels of bastardization which eventually led to the widespread insanity that is now the trademark of all persons (i.e., of all of the non-Realized who take their personas and images to define who they are). No concepts? No insanity. No insanity? No being out of touch with reality. Conversely, to be in touch with reality, all concepts much go. According to definition, then, persons can begin to see what must be discarded if they would be Fully Realized, totally sane, and completely in touch with reality. They must discard all general ideas, all thoughts and notions and ideas that are derived from the mind, and all plans and schemes. And what originally inspired persons to accept concepts as facts and what still inspires them to cling to those ideas and notions and plans and schemes that have been dreamed up by controlling men over the ages? The master addiction of persons (the desire to control) and their secondary addiction (the desire to have power in order to control) combined with body identification and the desire for its continuity.
When persons became so identified with body that they wanted the body to have eternal continuity, they began coming up with “schemes and plans” to “save” the body. Not only did mummification and burial and respect for corpses become widespread, but so did the “scheme and plans” that would be used to try to make the body last forever. Several concepts had to be believed in order for the “schemes and plans” to take hold of the “minds” of the masses: (a) there had to be a general belief in gods that exist in other worlds but that make things happen or not on the planet earth—things such as rain, thunder, plant growth, and crop failure as well as blessings or miseries, dependent upon whether one has pleased or displeased those gods; (b) there had to be a widely-held belief that the gods were always either pleased with or angered by humans, creating a belief in duality and in codependent gods whose unstable moods are determined by humans; (c) there had to be a belief that when the gods were happy they would bless persons with rain and successful harvests but that when the gods were angry they would destroy crops and thus let people die; (d) there had to be a belief that persons could do all possible to please the gods and keep the gods from being angry and in turn would get rewards now and forever; and (e) there had to be a belief that persons could avoid punishments now and forever. And acceptance of all of those concepts as truth was tied to the notion that (1) the body can and will last forever and that (2) the gods can love you while simultaneously being willing to end your existence on earth prematurely and being willing to torture your body eternally.
Tie all that into the concepts of “eternal body continuity” and "avoidance of bodily pain" and several new dualistic concepts emerged: “There can be punishment or reward now”; “there are gods that will save us now and forever, or not”; “since that’s the case, a ‘scheme or plan’ needs to be formulated that can assure reward now and reward forever, that will give us rain and crops to sustain the body now, and that will assure eternal reward and continuity for the body.” Thus, new concepts developed that provided a “scheme or plan” for assuring reward and not punishment now, reward and not punishment later, power and control now and forevermore, and body continuity now and forever (vs. destruction and torture of the body now and forevermore). And the billions of parents who now believe that such is the way that “The Father in Heaven” works also mimic that style in their roles of father or mother on earth. As a result, the planet is filled with children who are in fear, who want reward, who dread punishment, who identify with body, and who will take all of that into adulthood and transfer the same neuroses and psychoses to their offspring; hence, the current cycling of insanity and programming and bastardization of consciousness among humans.
Fast forward to the 21st century. Now, see the false “world” that has resulted from the insanity of ignorant, superstitious people who dreamed up concepts and ideas that were “derived or inferred from specific instances or particular occurrences”; see the false “world” in which persons are controlled by “thoughts or notions” that were “dreamed up from the minds” of ancient, ignorant persons who took myths and superstitions to be true and who began to allow those “thoughts and notions” to control the masses; see how the masses think and what the masses do or refuse to do, all in the fashion of sheep; and see the “world” where “schemes or plans” are being used to try to make bodies last forever and to earn reward and to avoid punishment. [Eclipses once sent persons running for their priests. In 1948, when ice blocked the flow of water from Canada and caused Niagara Falls to run “dry” for a day, special church services were held all over the U.S. in the belief that if a waterfall dries up, it is a signal of “End Times.” The same happened after 9-11 when persons rushed off to churches and temples and synagogues because they believed that if two tall buildings could be knocked down, then surely that was a sign of the “End Times.” Now, the End Timers are sure that events in the Middle East are harbingers of "The End" and are calling those in fear for their bodies or in fear of eternal body torture back to church once again, to "get right" before their die. Thus is the lifestyle of persons who are trapped in superstition, who believe tales that are rooted in ancient myths, who are identified with the body, and who suffer from the fear that results when concepts converge with events that are natural—but assumed to be supernatural—by persons identified with body and in fear of loss now or torture forevermore.]
The result is this: persons now inhabit the planet and suffer all of their neuroses and psychoses and the many mental illnesses that are produced by belief in concepts and ideas and thoughts and notions and plans and schemes. Such is the insanity that concepts produce, and such is why concepts are to be discarded if persons would be free rather than trapped in the only “hell” there is, namely, the mental and emotional hell that is at the root of all insanity and misery and suffering and fighting and feelings of inferiority as well as widespread ignorance and body identification and paralyzing fear and the never-ending longing for reward. Those combine with all of the other dualities that eventually make the experiences of programmed and conditioned persons either miserable or boring or unfulfilling.
To begin the process of questioning it all, ask: “From whom did I get that concept, that belief? From whom did they get it? Is it possible that all concepts have been handed down from one uninformed, ignorant generation to another? Is it possible that there is an inner resource that I could tap into that could allow me to see the lies as lies, to see the truth as truth, and thereby understand (1) Who/What I Am, (2) to understand where I was in the days prior to conception, and (3) to understand what happens with THAT Which I Truly Am when this manifestation is no more?” Might the understanding of the functioning of the totality result in the only real freedom, namely, being concept-free? Please enter the silence of contemplation. [To be continued]