Friday, October 16, 2009

THE LEAST POPULAR YOGA, Part Two

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FROM SEVERAL SITE VISITORS, this question: “When will we hear from Louise again?”

THE ANSWER: Next week: October 20-23.

F.: Of course this yoga would have to be the least popular. Over six billion people on the planet are identified with—and attached to the concepts of—one of the three sky cults that evolved from the words of Abraham.

Those billions of persons have been programmed to think religiously and magically and spiritually; to talk religiously and magically and spiritually; to behave in religious and magical and spiritual ways.

They have been programmed to work in order to avoid eternal punishment and to gain eternal reward from a male god. Others before them were programmed and conditioned to seek the same from a multiplicity of female and male gods.

So chalk off six billion plus persons right there who do not want to live naturally but who think they are living supernaturally and want to keep it that way. Then, using Maharaj’s estimate, there may also be some 100,000,000 or more who are seeking...

parabrahman, brahman, pragna, peace, satyam-shivam, sundaram, premakash, gnana, chidaram, love, nirguna, nivritti, nirvana, tattva, a better world, ananda, good karma, moksha, fame, Atman, purusha, maha-sattva, security, bhoga, knowledge, samvid, paramartha, buddhi, samadhi or turiya or turiyatita, ad infinitum.

Yet how many, after being programmed for years to “go out there and make something of yourself” and believing “I’m really something!” are willing to abandon that programming and seek akash (the void)?

Who on a planet where accumulation is so popular will even consider the suggestion to seek nothing (or the Nothingness)? How many seekers want to be told that there is nothing to learn but much to un-learn? How many seeking a teacher want to hear that the way to that which they seek requires their being un-taught rather than being taught?

Who wants to hear that the medicine here will not make them better but will dissolve them instead? For the ego, there is never enough. The ego always wants more, and even as lip service is given to de-accumulation, those offering such lip service are still trying to accumulate much of what is catalogued above.

Who wants to hear what seekers hear when they show up here for satsang or for a retreat with their paralyzing fears rooted in body identification and angst about dying, only to be told:

Don’t wait for that which you dread—go ahead and die right now. Get it over with. Die the death of body identification. Let your illusions die out so you can be free now.

Who that thinks he/she knows it all, and has worked so diligently to gather so much knowledge, wants to hear that it is all learned ignorance?

The result is, therefore, that the simplest yoga of all that leads to the simplest existence of all is the most unpopular of all. The non-Realized prefer complications, not simplicity, and that is the case with many seekers as well.

In so many cases, the proper medicine for those seekers would be the medicine of dissolution and de-accumulation and de-programming, but they suffer the misfortune of finding teachers who merely re-program them, who give them more information to learn, who are all about addition rather than subtraction.

The nisarga yoga will subtract and subtract and subtract until there is no mind at all, until there are no personas, no beliefs, no concepts, no ideas, no duality, and, finally, no identity at all.

Who that wants to be something—something spiritual, something religious, something well-known, something well off financially—would find attractive that which the nisarga yoga offers? Few. Very few indeed. So it is. Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "PEACE OF MIND" (There Is Only Peace if You're Out of Your Mind)
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of the false content of the “mind”]
LIBERATION
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS: The Nature of Reality Beyond Self-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding as The Absolute)
[Allows the seeker to understand the functioning of the totality, the manifestation, and what is involved with the un-manifestation]
FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS
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