Saturday, November 28, 2009

REALIZING FULLY AND ENDING THE FLUCTUATIONS (IN SPITE OF THE IRONIES)

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Here, there is nothing that is believed, so there is no one here who wants you to believe anything, either. Here, the invitation is to be free of all that you have been programmed, conditioned, acculturated, and domesticated to believe so that you can be free, period.

FROM A SITE VISITOR: How can the fluctuations end when I read one line and then a line later that contradicts that and a line later that contradicts that one. I don’t see how I’ll ever understand what you are teaching and then settle down. Is this a spiritual journey or not.

F.: Again, understand that if a sage is offering pointers that are supposedly contradictory, they are actually level-appropriate pointers which are relevant for a seeker at one point on the “path” but that will (a) be irrelevant at a later point and that will (b) not be appropriate for a seeker currently at a different level.

The issue of seemingly contradictory pointers and the irony involved was discussed in September of 2005 and the following will be offered again now because of the query above. Regarding a “spiritual journey” to Realization, requiring pointers from a Realized teacher that seem to be marked by irony after irony:

To try again to make this clear, the “spiritual” role assumed along the way happens at the third of seven steps to Realization (See From the I to the Absolute: A Seven-Step Journey to Reality). Neither that role, not any role or identity, is “the end goal.”

Thus, the next irony involves the fact that a spiritual role is just a role and that all roles are false and block the path to Realisation unless the seeker transitions beyond that role and all roles.

Too, it is ironic that there is no real “journey” at all. You Are complete, You Are already That Which is sought, You have nowhere to go, and You have nothing more that needs to be gained.

Ironic, too, is the fact that the Realized teacher who speaks to protégés much prefers not to speak at all. It is also ironic that You Are already free but have believed lies told and have not remembered the inner truth that is already within.

And yes, ironically, one must experience all the conditioning and programming and religious and / or spiritual roles that separate one from reality. Ironically, persons must live unnaturally and, even once on the "path," must live supernaturally and be driven by magical thinking for a time.

All of that must be "done" in order finally to be free of all doingness, to be free of all unnatural living, to be free of all supernatural living, and then to live naturally...free of all the slings and arrows of the variable, racing, troubling “mind.”

Only then can Realization happen which—in turn—results in just being, in watching things happen or not, in experiencing feelings but being free of emoting and reacting and over-reacting from a state of emotional intoxication.

“Thinking” (which is generated from an illusory mind that is nothing more than the storehouse of lies, myths and concepts) will disappear to the degree that attachment to, and belief in, lies and myths and concepts disappear. Few can escape the conditioning and programming that make necessary the “journey.”

The programming to accumulate, and the subsequent efforts to accumulate, must be followed by a period of Self-Inquiry and Realization and de-accumulation before one can stabilize “in reality.”

After the understanding, all happens…or not. What is the relative existence like, when lived in an AS IF fashion (i.e., as if anything in the relative matters but knowing it does not)? That can be known by considering these questions: How is your sight? Do you have to think to see? Do you have to work to see? Do you have to do daily exercises to see?

Or, are these the two relevant facts: if one cannot see, one cannot see; otherwise, seeing just happens. Once persons “see” that they are not a body that was born, once they “see” that they are not defined by their thoughts, once they “see” that they are not the spiritual or religious roles they have played...

...then the de-accumulation of beliefs and concepts and ideas can lead to the peace of Child Ignorance, to witnessing, to knowing the “True Self,” to understanding the beingness and the non-beingness, and to being in touch with Reality. From there, the doing stops and the being begins. Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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LIBERATION
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FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
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CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS: The Nature of Reality Beyond Self-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding as The Absolute)
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FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS
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