Saturday, October 17, 2009

THE LEAST POPULAR YOGA, Part Three

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F.: [Continued from yesterday] The nisarga yoga is also the least popular of all yogas because many seekers who are intent upon separating themselves from “others” by being “not at all worldly” or “spiritual rather than religious” or “super-spiritual” do not want to hear that their assumption of a spiritual role is as much a fraud as any of the other roles that persons assume.

WHO is supposedly "spiritual"? How can a speck of energy possibly be “spiritual” energy? Yet most claiming “spiritual” status will never see the obvious…will never awake to the silliness of making such a claim.

Is the electricity that runs the blender in a kitchen and that can be used to whip up a healthy, vegetable drink capable of being “spiritual”? Is that electricity “good” energy while the energy that runs the garbage disposal destined to be “bad” energy—definitely a lesser form of energy by virtue of its association with impure trash?

Again, “religious” or “spiritual” role-playing is one of the steps on the “journey,” but it is not the “end” that most take it to be; therefore, most seekers will run like the wind from the nisarga pointer that “what you take to be ‘spiritual’ is itself worldly.”

Some try to separate worldly knowledge and worldly concepts from their supposedly spiritual knowledge and spiritual concepts; the fact is, all concepts are “worldly,” all are dreamed up during the relative existence, and all are part of the contaminants that result in the Ultimate Sickness.

Maharaj taught: "Whatever spiritual things you aspire to know are all happening in this objective world, in the illusion. All this is happening in the objective world. All is dishonesty. There is no truth in this fraud."

Yes, terms such as “noumenal” and “phenomenal” are used for discussions early on along the “path,” but in the end, those will support dualistic concepts and beliefs as well unless the summative statement “I AM THAT; I AM” is completely understood to be a statement of unicity.

Overlaying the Absolute on the relative is like overlaying icing on a cake: even after the overlaying, there is still only “cake”…and only one cake at that. Yet the comparison would end there because...

relatively speaking, the elements making up the cake are “real” elements; on the other hand, there is no way that what is thought to be “spiritual” and what is thought to be “the world” have even the slightest touch of Reality.

Thinking dualistically, many believe that the “spiritual” and the “world” can be separated, but there is no way that the “spiritual”—involving ideas and concepts and beliefs dreamed up by persons on this planet—can have anything to do with the no-concept, no-belief, non-duality Reality.

“Spiritual” at its core is conceptual, belief-based, dualistic and, therefore, not Reality.

Again, there is a place along the “journey” for “spiritual things,” but those very things cause persons to think that they are at the end of the “journey” when they have hardly begun to move along the “path”; furthermore, the belief that one is “now spiritual” is (a) first of all, a belief and (b) secondly, will lead even the most ardent seeker to mistake the dawn for high noon.

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Oh how some seekers hate to hear that pointer. How quickly they become driven to use a mouse to move a cursor to an upper-right-hand corner and click a red “X” when they are offered such a pointer for consideration. How dare their noble concepts be questioned. Yet Maharaj did just that:

“When the birth is disproved, the great noble meaning of spirituality and the meaning of this world—everything—is disproved.”

Many of the steps along the “path” provide a consideration that can be deemed “spiritual”; yet in the end, belief in all beliefs ends. Only then can one stop living unnaturally / spiritually and live naturally, and only natural living is based in the real (because abidance in that case happens as the original, natural state).

The original, natural state was neither unnatural nor spiritual, so nothing unnatural and nothing spiritual can be natural or real.

Some who have come to the house here for satsang or to attend a retreat are seeking. What they were told is that even “The Seeker” must end. The very act of seeking implies “wanting” or “desiring” or “needing” or trying to “get” when the fact is that everything they think has been “gotten” so far was supposedly “gotten” by an individual taking himself/herself to be some person or the other.

Moreover, "getting" spiritual knowledge—even if there were someone to “get it”—would be a waste. It is just more learned ignorance, and everything offered here is to point out that all learned ignorance is fraudulent; thus, that so-called “acquired spiritual knowledge” is also a fraud. That is why Maharaj said, “Whatever you have tried to understand during your spiritual search will prove false.”

How could anything that is thought to have been acquired possibly be real when “The (supposed) Acquirer” is not real? Consciousness—a form of energy that is capable of witnessing under certain circumstances—can acquire nothing. Can the eye see? Yes. Can it grasp, take, acquire? No.

There is that which the consciousness can behold, but there is nothing that the consciousness can hold. How could a speck of conscious-energy acquire anything? How could a temporarily manifested speck of energy acquire anything? It cannot. You cannot.

There is no person or individual that can acquire wealth or love or objects or knowledge, so there is no one that can acquire spiritual knowledge. Here, too, the stages must be understood: at some stage, seeking must happen, of course. But in the end, that too must go as “The Seeker” and “The Super Seeker” must also dissolve if being fully in touch with Reality is to happen.

The result of Realization is not only knowing that “the world” is false…that it is just an illusion dreamed up by the fiction-filled “mind”; instead, Realization also leads to understanding that all religious and spiritual personas are still just personas and to understanding that all personas are false...just a part of the overall fraud.

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