Saturday, December 26, 2009

Advaita and “De-”, Part Three

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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.

F.: While the Fully Realized have no desires, there are nisarga (natural) longings that most persons will never touch; however, among those with a propensity for Realization, the presence of those longings is sensed as they stir an inner awareness—a "yearning," if you will—that includes:

the longing for a simple existence rather than the complex existence that is now so prevalent among persons; a longing for a peaceful quietness rather then the noisy, relative things that involve so much strum und drang; a longing for the less-ness in place of the drive for accumulation.

The invitation of this series is, therefore, to shift to a state of de-specialization, to de-accumulation, to de-personalization, to de-identification, to de-conceptualization, to decrease, to deflation, to deletion, and to detachment.

De-Accumulation
Some theorists speak of “the human desire to return to the womb.” Their hypothesis stops short of reality…of Reality. The real longing is to return to the original state that was prior to the womb, prior to conception, prior to the manifestation of consciousness.

The natural longing for formlessness must necessarily be prior to "the womb time" when elements took a particular form now referred to as “the human body.”

Note first how the earlier, simple existence of human forms has been made most complex, most heavy, for these spaces now called "humans" or "persons." The natural longing for the lightness of formlessness is for that which is far lighter than any space formed via elemental combinings, so the longing is to move “farther back” than merely to the womb.

The seeming weightiness of the relative existence nowadays has little to do with the accumulation of physical bulk among some persons. The most burdensome weight is a result of persons having accumulated ego-states and concepts and ideas and beliefs.

That ensuing heaviness is one of the reasons that accumulation is unnatural and is also why “the incredible lightness of merely being” is the state sought during the manifestation, even as most persons will never be in touch with that longing.

[Even those who occasionally sense that longing will seldom surrender to the urge, their programming to accumulate always driving them to return to their quest to move onward and upward in their cultures rather than to "de-" (to move away from) the superficial elements of their societies and to follow the "path to the real" in the reverse order of the steps that led them into their current, heavy existence.]

From that understanding, it should be fairly simple to see that accumulation is unnatural and that de-accumulating would be the natural process to undertake after the first twenty years of the relative existence (during which persons are programmed and conditioned to “get” and "to acquire" and "to accumulate").

Fear and desire are the sources of misery, so it is only in the absence of fear and desire that peace and freedom can manifest and flourish. To de-accumulate would preempt the chance for fear (of loss) and for the constant desire (to gain) to produce misery and suffering.

De-accumulation is taken rather exactly by many seekers—some of whom enter into “the forest dweller stage” quite literally. Other seekers “downsize” their living arrangements or reduce the quantity of belongings inside. Some “zen out” their environment, their involvements, or their material goods, yet none of that is a prerequisite for Realization (though any or all of that often happens spontaneously post-Realization).

Yet the invitation to de-accumulate for those that would Realize Fully involves, more than anything, ending the belief in those further acquisitions (since programming and conditioning began) that are but hearsay. Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

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