Sunday, May 25, 2008

THE “HEAVEN-HELL” DEBATE: How Religion Has Always Generated Dualistic Beliefs, Part Ten

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FROM A SITE VISITOR: Hey Floyd, I love your site!! Well, I was programmed by catholicism and I'm still having trouble realizing that there is no heaven/hell... I still have a fear that I may create my own hell or that there might be a hell.. How can I deprogram myself from this fear? Are you positive there is no hell?? peace and love alex

F.: To review, you have admitted that Christian dogma was used to program you. You have admitted to fears about living a life “in hell” now and in hell forever as well. Being driven by fears and desires is always the result of religious or spiritual programming when either introduces dualistic concepts, including the heaven and hell concepts.

If you can understand even that much, then the readiness to be free should begin to manifest, yet you continue to send e-mail after e-mail during this series (all of which are being ignored, by the way) because they have nothing to do with your original assignment or with the on-going assignments to be quiet, stop writing, and focus on the pointers.

Yet you cannot do that, driven as you are by what is likely a combination of chemical and mineral imbalances in the physical body as well as a lack of readiness to truly be free. You obviously have some other agenda, part of which obviously involves entrapment in the “Hey-look-at-me” syndrome.

A recent series was discontinued before completion because of the same type behavior from a not-yet-ready seeker, but so much e-mail is arriving on this topic that the series will be completed to address the questions of dedicated seekers who are focused on this topic and who are truly trying to understand.

So far, you have also been shown how you and trillions of persons have been programmed by religions (or by so-called spiritual groups) for thousands of years. You have been shown the effects of the programming and how the content of dogma is based in myth and ignorance.

If the goal is truly to be free of the effects of religious indoctrination, then use the facts presented in this series to see that what they taught you was based in myth and ignorance. Seeing that should allow you to be able to grasp the full extent of the results of that indoctrination and to see how readily all of that nonsense should be discarded in one fell swoop.

You should see clearly now the result of your having been programmed and conditioned by one of the many influential cults on the planet: specifically, what has happened is the formation of a “mind” (which is nothing more than an accumulation of learned ignorance that must be discarded if one would be in touch with reality and truth).

You have been shown how dogma perpetuates belief in dualistic concepts. You have been shown how you will forever be trapped in darkness and ignorance if you are not guided in a manner that allows you to discard your blind faith in lies in order to pave the way to being free and knowing truth.

You have been invited to start by questioning it all and seeing how truly nonsensical all concepts are, including those set forth by both religious persons and spiritual persons. That is how the freeing process begins. Then you will no longer be a ready target for those who would spread ignorance and nonsense. Advaita does not invite anyone to learn more; it invites all to un-learn instead.

If a neighbor told you she had a baby but was still a virgin, you’d know she was either ignorant or a liar, but your programming has robbed you of the ability to draw the same type of logical and reasonable conclusions when such assertions were heard from a “religious or spiritual person” rather than a neighbor.

Worse, relatively speaking, is the fact that you cannot compartmentalize what their programming stole from you, so that inability to apply logic and reason will manifest in every aspect of your relative existence…not just in discussions regarding religious or spiritual issues.

They led you to believe in a plethora of absurd lies, and that has left you trying to navigate through the relative existence without the skill set required for natural living, free of imagined fears and unmet desires.

Who can be free and joyous under such conditions? No one. Who can possibly make conscious choices and decisions when blocked from the pure consciousness that would allow such natural functioning to happen? No one.

Who can make objective, sane decisions when their programming and conditioning have left them so gullible as to believe the absurdity of the content of their dogma or to believe some of the lofty pronouncements coming from the minds and mouths of self-proclaimed “spiritual leaders”? No one. What the former will offer is paralyzing duality that leads to paralyzing fears. At best, all the latter will offer is what Maharaj called “kindergarten spirituality.”

And there is the playground of your “mind” as you dabble here and dabble there, unable to focus on pointers that could move you away from the miasma of your “mind” and reconnect you with the clarity that is available via the True Self…the Pure Witness…the Pure Consciousness.

You are not ready, but many are. For those following this series and considering the pointers and following up with requests for clarification of revelations that have come via quiet consideration, the “path” is available to you. You may be ready to take all seven steps to Full Realization. Please enter the silence of contemplation. (TOMORROW: The Conclusion)


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