Saturday, January 02, 2010

Advaita and “De-”, Part Seven

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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.: The invitation of this series is 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-CREASE and DE-FLATE

To decrease means “to cause to become gradually less or smaller.”

To de-crease or to become gradually less or smaller, in Advaitin terms, is actually to see the less-ness or the small-ness that already is. The movement is from a belief that “I am all of these things that I and my culture believe I am” to “Maybe I am not all of those things” to…

“Is it possible that whatever I Am is none of the things which my culture and I have thought all along that I am?” to “I am merely a temporarily-manifested speck of consciousness” to “I Am That or This” to “I am presently nothing more than a space” to “I Am the Void” to…

“I am nothing. All that anyone has ever reported that I am is now annulled. I am identity-less and form-less.” As far as the Nisarga Yoga and the Direct Path Method are concerned, that is what the sequence of de-creasing looks like.

To deflate = "to reduce in size and/or importance." De-creasing takes care of any delusions about “size,” the understanding having been made clear via Realization that “I am not a big name,” that “I am not a big this” and that “I am not a big that.” Neti-neti.

As for the reduction in “importance,” taking a full dose of the Ultimate Medicine facilitates freedom from the effects of the ego-sickness that inspires a belief that “I really am something.” Confuse not the ego (the false “I”) with the egotism that is used by a warped “mind” to protect the ego.

To clarify, an ego-state is a false identity assumed by the blocked or contaminated consciousness to be real. When an ego-state is assumed as an identity, then egotism—a tool used to support the false identity—soon follows.

When egotism activates, then not only is a false identity supported but it is also upgraded. [You may use the search tool at the top right to find more on ego upgrading.] The identity will soon increase in "importance," or so the “mind” will believe. Egotism will inflate the supposed but illusory significance of each and every ego-state adopted.

Soon after a man in a robe says, “I now pronounce you ‘husband’ and ‘wife’,” egotism will activate to protect those new but false ego-states. Have you witnessed that most persons are far more arrogant and controlling after they marry than they were during "the courting process"?

Of course that must almost always be the case, because once the beliefs that “I am a wife” and “I am a husband” are accepted as truth, egotism will become the guardian of those ego-states. Soon, the belief that “I am a wife” is inflated to “I am a Super Wife.”

Similarly, “I am a husband” is inflated to “I am a Super Husband.” And while “wife” merely needed “husband” to continue to “be”—to "exist" (in her “mind”)—“Super Wife” must have a “Super Husband” to exist. When “husband” is revealed not to be a “Super Husband” at all, then she will actually believe that she is being interfered with or threatened.

She deserves better; she is not receiving all that she deserves. “Husband,” having also assumed a false role on the stage of “The Theater of the Lie” in the play entitled "Their Relationship in Their World,” engages in the same mental drama.

A defensive posture—or even an offensive posture—will be assumed by both as egotism convinces them that they deserve far more and far better than they are receiving. Then, a combat mode will be entered into, and in the majority of cases (shown statistically) the fighting will continue until a different man in a robe proclaims, “I now pronounce that you are not husband and wife.”

The relief that eventually follows, the sense of freedom that is eventually witnessed after leaving that combat zone, is as close as most persons will ever come to the manner in which the Realized abide without interruption after they find that they are not what they were told they were.

Among the non-Realized, the state of relief will eventually be abandoned as desires and fears drive both parties back to the man in a robe who can guide them through the process of assuming the same false identities again (and sometimes again and sometimes again and again).

To all visitors that have not Realized Fully, the proclamation here is that you are not what you think you are; you are not what anyone in a robe has ever told you that you are; you are not what any parent or teacher or preacher or priest or rabbi or imam has told you that you are.

Moreover, you do not need to believe that you are anything. Freed of belief in that bogus need, you can be closer to the Realized's total freedom from any perceived need at all.

However, if you cling to even one ego-state as an identity, you will never be free. If seekers would be free, they must abandon belief in every ego-state. Why? All ego-states result in co-dependency. Co-dependent, there is no independence, and the absence of independence means there is an absence of freedom. In the absence of freedom, there can be no peace.

Why do ego-states generate co-dependency? Because no illusory, imaginary identity / ego-state can exist in isolation. For “The Teacher” to exist, there must be “The Student”; for “The Husband” to exist, there must be “The Wife” or “The Husband’s Spouse” (a belief fed by the false concept of “possession” that is so popular among the non-Realized).

Post-programming and post-conditioning and post-acculturation, neither freedom nor peace nor happiness can manifest unless de-creasing and de-flating happen first. Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

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