Friday, December 04, 2009

CONTINUITY OF BODY-MIND-PERSONALITY LATER? THERE IS NO CONTINUITY EVEN NOW! Part Five

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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.

THE DECEIT OF PERSONALITY CONTINUITY
F.: How, in light of the fact that no persona has any continuity during the relative, could anyone believe that personas could have eternal continuity? Yet persons believe that their roles can and will last throughout the entire relative existence, and they believe that their personas can last for eternity.

They believe they will stay married to the same person and retain the role of “The Spouse of….” They believe they will remain “The Employee of….” They believe they will remain “The Owner of the House Located in….” But they will not. Many believe that after "this life," they will spend eternity with their same spouse, and if there is a long line of spouses, then supposedly they will spend eternity with the most recent mate. They will not.

Furthermore, as far as any current role of "The Spouse," the statistical odds are that a man in a robe, not any “’til death do up part” promise, will bring about the end of that assumed identity well before the manifestation ends. In March of 2009, an example of the variable nature of personas was offered that is also relevant here as their fleeting, non-continuous nature is examined:

See how cultures lie to people about who they are and see how programmed and conditioned persons seldom even question such pronouncements from “persons of authority” in their societies. Here's the scenario:

A document (such as a marriage license) can inspire a false belief that a dependent role can define who you are. How grand is the lie? Take the fictional Thomas Smith as an example. He married Jane Jones and a man in a robe told her that she was now Mrs. Thomas Smith. She assumed that new identity and all the fears and expectations and desires that came with it. But her fears were realized when Thomas left her for Mary Martin. In a court, a man in a robe told Jane Jones/Mrs. Thomas Smith that she was no longer Mrs. Thomas Smith but could once again be Miss Jane Jones; shortly after that event, another man in a robe told Mary Martin that she was Mrs. Thomas Smith.

She assumed that new identity and all the fears and expectations and desires that came with it. But her fears were realized when Thomas left her for Patty Prentiss. In a court, a man in a robe told Mary Martin/Mrs. Thomas Smith that she was no longer Mrs. Thomas Smith but could once again be Miss Mary Martin; shortly after that event, another man in a robe told Patty Prentiss that she was Mrs. Thomas Smith.

Do you see the insanity of assuming identities? "Mrs. Thomas Smith" was a role assumed by three different persons, and all three really believed that they were who and what their culture told them that they were. But the culture told three different persons that they were the same person. In the remote past, Jane was Mrs. Thomas Smith; in the past Mary was Mrs. Thomas Smith; in the present, Patty is Mrs. Thomas Smith. One can guess that in the future, Patty will not be Mrs. Thomas Smith.

From this example, isn’t it clear that any assumption of any persona as a real identity is an insane case of mistaken, false identity? Are you assuming any false identities as real identities? Are you unconsciously listening to all the persons in your culture who haven't a clue as to Who They Truly Are while unconsciously allowing them to tell you who or what you are? Then you'll also unconsciously accept all the fears and desires and expectations that come with roles and that guarantee misery in the relative existence.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that Jones and Martin are not legally required to return to a use of their maiden names, so by the end of the scenario, there can actually be three women who are all identified as "Mrs. Thomas Smith," and in all three cases, the Thomas Smith being referred to is the same Thomas Smith.

It's not unlike a television show from years past called To Tell the Truth where two contestants were liars and one was telling the truth, and the show always began with an announcer having them identify themselves in the same way that the three women in this scenario would:

"Hi, I'm Mrs. Thomas Smith." "Hi. I'm Mrs. Thomas Smith." "Hi. I'm Mrs. Thomas Smith." Then a panel would attempt to find who "the real Mrs. Thomas Smith" was and who the liars were.

The problem in the relative existence nowadays is this: on the show, two of the women would have known they were lying. In cultures today, neither the women nor the persons in their societies know they are lying when they make that claim. Persons now would not dispute that all three women are telling the truth...that all three can legally be identified as "Mrs. Thomas Smith." Are you seeing the insanity involved when false identities are assigned or assumed and taken to be Real?

The level of madness required to believe in the continuity of personas now during the relative existence is only surpassed by the level of madness required to believe that personas can be forever later…and for eternity. Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

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