F.: Well, if the fact that “break’s over” after a month in Europe was not clear before, it certainly is now. Those in their ego-states of “The Religious One” or “The Spiritual Giant” have raised their heads again in several e-mails to the site.
The pointer from Maharaj, which was reported accurately and which is valid, offered the following: “Only at word level does one think something good or bad will happen; when one identifies with the space, it is the end of good and bad. First of all you identify something as being good or bad for yourself. Then, in an effort to acquire good or to get rid of bad, you have invented a god. Then, you worship such a god…and you pray to that god for something good to happen to you.”
For total accuracy, he could have added, “And you pray for something good to happen to those you like, you pray for something bad not to happen to you, and you pray for something bad to happen to your perceived enemies.” With that programming and conditioning, such prayers as these are uttered daily:
“Dear God, we’ve been good and faithful servants, so please do not let the hurricane come ashore here. Let its landfall be further to the east or to the west” [implying “Let other people be the ones who get hit by the storm.”] Or, “Merciful God, My daughter is a good girl, so please let her win the election at school today” [implying, “Let everyone else lose.”] Or, “Almightly God, my husband is evil and is threatening my mortal soul so please let him die” [implying that God is available to serve as a Celestial Hitman.] Or “Heavenly Father, we are a nation where the majority of the citizens are good, religious people, so bless this country and bless our troops.” [First, who could define what a “blessing” to an entire country might look like? Second, the implication is, “Let those fighting for our leaders kill those others labeled by our leaders as 'the enemy'.”]
The Original Understanding was based in clarity and reason, but both were lost to humankind when the duality of “good vs. bad” was conceived (followed by the invention of gods to deal with “the bad people” and to reward “the good ones”). The facts shall be reviewed to see why Maharaj was correct and to see how the god of Abraham is an invention that evolved out of the myths of the earlier pagan religions and to invite site visitors to discard belief in all concepts and myths and ideas and then be truly free.
To facilitate your reaching a state of true independence, you are invited to pause and to review your beliefs, to admit that you came up with nothing on your own, and then to answer honestly two questions: “Who told you that?” and “Who told them that?” Tales, myths, dogma, superstitions, and concepts, by definition, are all nothing more than invented stories (with invented heroes and villains and mortals and gods, all involved in struggles between the forces of “good” and the forces of “evil”) that have been passed down by word-of-mouth and that later came to be recorded in "holy" writings after languages were developed. Egotistical people love to study their genealogy and find “important people” in their past, but if you are going to defend your concepts about god, have you taken the time to study the history of religion and to understand the genealogy of your current “god”? Please enter the silence of contemplation. [To be continued]