[NOTE to Dana: No, the three body types mentioned yesterday are not ectodorph, mesodorph, and endodorph. The body types referred to yesterday are the three different metabolic types.]
FROM A SITE VISITOR: I appear to be still “trapped” or entranced at the level of personality.
FROM ANOTHER SITE VISITOR YESTERDAY: So how to eliminate self once and for all?
F.: The first consideration is this: all false personas have a ravenous appetite so they will never “feel full.” As a result of never “feeling fulfilled,” persons (the non-Realized) will always desire more. As more and more false personas are generated via the search for fulfillment, fear manifests since it is generally known on some level that false personas which desire continuity cannot last.
If you are feeling depressed or weighed down by the heaviness of personality, what it is that you desire? What do you think you have lost that would have made you happy? What do you think you need to be happy that you do not have?
Is it possible that whatever you think you lost, you never ready had to start with? Is it possible that, if you now had it, you would still not be happy? Is it possible that, if you were to find what you think you need to be happy, you would still not be happy?
Fear also involves the fear of losing what has been accumulated. Part of the Advaita “treatment plan” for fear and desire, therefore, is to be free of the effects of programming and conditioning and enculturation which drive accumulation. The programming and subsequent shift beyond programming’s effects can happen thusly:
20 years of being programmed to accumulate followed by usually 20 years of accumulating followed by either (a) a lifetime of continued accumulation or (b) a lack of any sense of fulfillment from accumulation which can, in turn, trigger Self-Inquiry followed by Self-Realization and de-accumulation followed by AS IF living
Of course, self-elimination can be accomplished in many ways: SELF-Realization is one way. Other methods employed by the non-Realized include suicide or suicide-by-cop or slow suicide by overeating or use of drugs or alcohol or tobacco, etc. Via those methods, persons try to eliminate what they take to be the self—the body and “mind” and personality.
Why does elimination of identification with the body and “mind” and personality seems so loathesome to persons? The desire for continuity of the false body and false “mind” and false personality is rooted in a lack of awareness of the True Self. Thus, Self-Love is understood by few while “self”-love is the fixation of the majority.
Each person (each among the non-Realized) has his/her own little personality cult, wosrshipping the leader…the self. The personality of the leader is all-important. Only the ideas and beliefs and concepts of the leader are given any value as the self “loves” the self. Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)
RELATED TO TODAY’S POST:
LIBERATION is a guide to elimination of personality; BULLSHIT is, among other things, an invitation to reject cultural influences to accumulate (including the accumulation of money and excess property and personas and more and more religious beliefs and/or spiritual knowledge and co-dependent entanglements that are intended to provide “happiness”):