Tuesday, October 13, 2009

THE RESULTS OF PERSONALITY: Living Under the Influence of Subconscious Motivators (a.k.a., “Powerlessness”)

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F.: Yesterday it was shown how certain personalities generate melancholia or depression, how some generate fear, and how some generate anger;

furthermore, because persons can (1) internalize the types of others around them and because (2) egotism always manifests to defend personas, then persons will disintegrate to other types and the result of that subsequent multiple personality disorder will be that they will “experience” all three: depression and fear and anger.

The result is that some shift in and out of depression and fear and anger throughout a day or a week or a month. Is it understood why the Ultimate Medicine offered by Advaitin sages throughout the ages to those seeking peace and harmony and freedom has focused on personality after addressing body-mind delusions?

What signals a shift away from persona assumption? Maharaj described the post-personality circumstance thusly:

“Now the last traces of personality or individuality have left me” and "My dwelling place in the grosser world is gone now; presently it is in the subtler sphere, as in space."

The result of liberation from personality is that that there is no longer any personal identification. It is personal identification which drives persons to believe that they have the ability to choose and that they have free will when, in fact, there is no person who can have anything.

Yet there are personas that drive everything among the non-Realized. All subconscious motivators—which include personality—are eliminated when only the impersonal consciousness remains.

Maharaj said of that impersonal consciousness: "In this realm of consciousness all that is going on is dynamic playfulness, a process of functioning. There is no differentiation in this process as to a person, an entity, a community, a creed, a religion."

Yet it is personality that creates the illusion of differentiation. To measure personality levels by use of the test that is employed here as one part of the teaching process can also determine on an exact scale the levels of psychic healthiness or psychic unhealthiness; can track which personality types are manifested; and can reveal the level of influence that is manifesting via each.

There is a 1:1 correlation between (a) disintegration from one personality type to another and (b) mental / psychic unhealthiness.

For some who are dissociated from the effects of the sickness, and for those who have normalized or minimized the effect that personality plays in controlling thoughts and words and actions, such empirical evidence is sometimes required nowadays to awaken them to the effects of the many components of their Ultimate Sickness and to inspire them to seek the Ultimate Medicine.

If persons see how “textbook” they are when being driven by personality, how predictable their thoughts are, how totally non-unique they are, how exactly their thoughts and words and actions align with the thoughts and words and actions of others of their same type, then some will begin to grasp exactly how ineffective they are when living under the influence of personality.

The effects of living under the influence of drugs or alcohol is nothing compared to living under the effects of personality. Some who abandon their use of those addictive substances feel as if they have accomplished something that is of great significance to them and the “world.”

Little do they know that giving up the use of those substances has no effect at all in treating the personality disorders that were driving their insane-like thinking and behavior in the first place.

It is as if someone who is suffering light-headedness due to a recurring medical condition falls in the bathtub and decides that the proper course of action afterwards is to stop taking baths, as if that addresses the cause(s) of the initial fall.

On the other hand, if persons were to see the ways that personality completely determines thoughts and words and deeds, then they would understand that they are not choosing to think or say or do anything...that it is all being chosen for them instead (by personality).

When living under the auspices of personality / personalities, it is as if one is a ventriloquist’s dummy. It looks as if the dummy is thinking about what it is saying, as if it is the one speaking, as if the movements are being chosen by the dummy.

To the contrary, it is the force behind the dummy that is driving all of that. When you witness persons moving about and acting like dummies, understand that it personality that is driving that dumb behavior. Such is the force of personality in separating persons from an awareness of who / what they are not.

If persons are ever to find what they are, then they must find all that they are not. And what is it that they are not? They are not the scores of personas—the false identities assigned by a culture or adopted by persons post-programming, post-conditioning, post-acculturation, and post-domestication.

If persons were to realize how predictable their thoughts and words and deeds are, and how helpless they are as a result of being driven by their illusory personas, they might understand that they have no free will at all and that they are not making any conscious choices at all.

Then only might they see that subconscious motivators are driving every thought and word and deed, the result being this: they (being non-Realized) are walking about in their sleep, are talking in their sleep, and are involved in insane-like behaviors while totally asleep.

Then only might they become ready to understand personality and become ready to accept these teachings that can free them of this part of the Ultimate Sickness; otherwise, they will be destined to suffer the misery of unmet desires, fears, depression, and anger while also being driven by subconscious influences that rob them of all free will and choice. Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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