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THE ANSWER: Next week, October 20-23.
F.: Converting to a percentage Maharaj’s numeric estimate of how many on the planet will ever be Realized at any given moment, it has been noted before that his guess suggested that only about ½ of 1% among the masses will ever understand these teachings, especially when it is the nisarga yoga that is being offered.
Therefore, since the masses cannot differentiate true from false, any ideas or concepts or beliefs or teachings that are considered popular among the masses should immediately be understood to be false.
So why, among seekers, is the nisarga yoga the least popular, and what conclusion can be drawn in light of the above regarding this yoga (and the other more popular yogas)? Why is the most simple yoga of all the most ignored by seekers?
The first question to be considered is, “WHO (what ego-state, what non-Realized person) does not want to (1) abandon all that has been heard or read; does not want to (2) live naturally rather than unnaturally / supernaturally; and does not want to (3) just be?”
It is the ego that drives persons to go and to do and to zoom. The masses, including seekers that have not Fully Realized, are lost in the false identities of their ego-states; thus, they will be driven to go here or there, to do this or that, and to zoom about or zoom into what they take to be religious or spiritual activities.
That is the nature of persons trapped in ego-states and propelled by the ever-present egotism that accompanies ego. Beingness is ignored and doingness is revered. All of that doingness is a necessary part of what happens on “the path,” but it is also a part that usually fosters fixation at the midpoint of the “path” and prevents completion of the entire “journey.”
To understand why other yogas are more popular and why most non-seeking persons, as well as most seekers, will never live in a fashion that is simple and natural (but will be driven to try to live supernaturally and unnaturally instead), the answer to each of these questions must be found:
WHO has been led to believe that there is even the slightest degree of beingness (and being natural) that can co-exist alongside a preoccupation with doing spiritual work and with doing some duty?
WHO has been led to believe that there is even the slightest degree of beingness (and being natural) that can co-exist alongside a preoccupation with doing acts of devotion?
WHO has been led to believe that there is even the slightest degree of beingness (and being natural) that can co-exist alongside a preoccupation with doing whatever it takes to be more knowledgeable and more intelligent?
WHO has been led to believe that there is even the slightest degree of beingness (and being natural) that can co-exist alongside a preoccupation with doing whatever it takes to balance dualistic powers or energies?
WHO has been led to believe that there is even the slightest degree of beingness (and being natural) that can co-exist alongside a preoccupation with trying to integrate a variety of relative and absolute aspects into one?
WHO has not realized that You are not this Amness but are abiding in this Amness?
WHO has not transcended this Amness in order to abide as the natural state?
WHO has stopped the search at the point of taking the Self to be the Consciousness but has not reached the understanding that You are not even that?
WHO has not allowed all knowledge to go into liquidation (to use the words of Maharaj) and not allowed all doingness to end and mere beingness to happen spontaneously?
WHO has not been freed of ego and egotism as evidenced by a continuation of going and doing and zooming? By a continuation of unnatural and/or supernatural living? By a continuation of wearing the cloaks of "The Religious or Spiritual Worker" and "The Dutiful One"? By doing acts of devotion?
By working to gain knowledge and expand one’s intelligence? By taking action to try to balance dualistic powers or energies? By trying to integrate a variety of relative and absolute aspects rather than merely being in the awareness of the Oneness and the fact that there are no varieties or multiplicities?
On a planet where the beingness is generally anathema, of course the nisarga yoga’s invitation to merely be will be unpopular. On a planet where magical and mythical and superstitious and supernatural concepts and ego-states are assigned high status, of course the invitation to live only in a nisarga / natural manner will be unpopular.
So the masses will continue to go and to do and to zoom in a search for freedom from going and doingness and zooming, and most will never see the irony of that approach. So it is. Meanwhile, other yogas will invariably draw larger audiences and will draw more support of every kind while this least popular yoga will not. So that is, too. Please enter the silence of contemplation.
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IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
[Those two prepare the seeker to question it all]
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
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”]
[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
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
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