Monday, January 18, 2010


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An Advaita forum focusing on Realisation, enlightenment, non-duality, Real Love, peace, freedom, Your original nature, abiding naturally, the Oneness, the Noneness, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

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.

Co-Host LOUISE STERLING will be posting for at least the remainder of this week. Please visit the site each day this week with the assurance that the speck of consciousness called “louise” will offer considerations as relevant as all of those which she has shared in her other series.

[An invitation: Yesterday was the 1,500th posting on this site, so you are invited to visit the archives where there are one-thousand-five-hundred postings that can be accessed without charge. Use the search feature in the upper right-hand corner of this page to find other series posted by Louise as well as discussions that deal with almost any Advaitin topic which you might like to read about in more detail.]

FROM A SITE VISITOR: thanx for the terms ‘god-trance’ and ‘personality-trance’ – those really resonated – made clear what state I’ve lived in almost all of my life.

FROM ANOTHER SITE VISITOR: [Regarding a pointer offered yesterday] You owe cavemen an apology (LOL) Love the site.

F.: I stand corrected. Thank you.

Persons identified with the personal also identity their god or gods or “forces” or "laws" as personal, even while many claim that is not the case. If it is claimed to be some “force” or “cosmic energy” or “universe” rather than someone personal that is causing (with some particular motive) whatever events happen on this planet, then that “force” or “cosmic energy” or “universe” is still behaving in a person-like fashion.

Charting energy levels (and dualistically logging those in as “positive” or “negative”) and then intervening to bring about "a re-balancing of energy levels and types" is still a very person-like process, all claims that "floyd, you just don’t understand the complexities of karma and the way the universe works" to the contrary.

Indeed, the Realized understand the functioning of the totality, having been present for the formation not only of this universe but all universes. Yet the Realized Nisargan cares not a whit about all of that—giving the matter as much concern as would a bird or a deer or a snake or a whale.

To be trapped in the personality-trance is to assign personal traits not only to oneself but also to whatever it might be one believes is in charge of the universe. It is to assign person-like responsibility for whatever happens and thereby sets the stage for the ignorant to believe that naturally-occurring events are really supernatural events that have been set into motion by a Personal Being or Power.

[And the utter inanity and senselessness and absurdity inspired by the belief in a personal power that brings about havoc is this: if it were a human exacting the kind of death and destruction and misery and suffering and horror that persons claim some god or force or supreme power is either exacting now or supposedly exacted in the past, persons would hate that human; yet after being warped via programming and conditioning to accept the unacceptable as not only acceptable but actually "just fine," they worship and adore their god or power even though they believe it is behaving in the very same destructive and horrible fashion. Why? Because of their desires and their fears...because they themselves want power and Power and control.]

To be free of the slings and arrows of belief in anything or anyone that is personal, staying with the “I AM” is often enough. To follow that phrase with any word—a phrase which is as close as one can come to stating the temporary truth regarding a temporary condition—is to verbalize an untruth. Meaning?

Meaning, to report that “I am this, I am that, I am a religious person, I am a spiritual person, I am a supreme self, I am the infinite self,” ad infinitum, is an act of deception.

“But what about ‘I Am being'?” it has been asked. “Wouldn’t that statement be true, even though a word is following ‘I Am’?” Temporarily, yes, You Are being, but why go there?

Does the buck say to the doe, “Do you know, mate, that I am being”? Of course not. None of that “mind”-speak is natural. Why the burdensome preoccupation with all such “stuff” when You could be functioning in the natural fashion that all forms, except humans, function in throughout the manifestation?

The invitation here is to abide as Your original nature; to abide with the peace and freedom that comes when the Oneness is known via the understanding of non-duality; to know Real Love and to taste throughout the manifestation the sweetness of that nectar;

to be free of belief in all myths and superstitions and to be free of belief in all ideas and concepts (which are always based in ignorance); and then, eventually, to understand the Noneness—the Noneness of any personal self, Personal Self, personal being, Personal Being, person-like force, person-like law, person-like “cosmic something,” personal creator, personal sustainer, or personal destroyer that makes things happen.

Maharaj said:

Things happen without cause and reason and, after all, what does it matter, who is who? Your high opinion of me is your opinion only. Any moment you may change it. Why attach importance to opinions, even your own?

Like everything mental, the so-called law of causation contradicts itself. No thing in existence has a particular cause.

It is the illusion of time that makes you talk of causality. When the past and the future are seen in the timeless now, as parts of a common pattern, the idea of cause-effect loses its validity and creative freedom takes its place.

Once you create for yourself a world in time and space, governed by causality, you are bound to search for and find causes for everything. You put the question and impose an answer.

When I say a thing is without a cause, I mean it can be without a particular cause.

In fact, the cause of all is...all. Again, it is being trapped in the personality-trance that inspires persons to think that they know the single cause which they imagine to be behind every happening. Actually, as Ashley said recently, what happens just happens. There is no single cause and there is no single causer (much less any special or Supreme "Causer").

It is ego and egotism and a hidden agenda that motivates persons in a personality-trance to tell others what the cause of a particular event is, the desire being to manipulate and control persons and to fill a “mind” with nonsense so that the “mind” can be manipulated in order to manipulate behavior.

If you would be free (free of the influence of personality and manipulators and indoctrinators and controllers) then you must be free of all beliefs in (a) "the personal" and then free of all belief in (b) all other concepts and ideas about everything else. Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

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IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
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[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "PEACE OF MIND" (There Is Only Peace if You're Out of Your Mind)
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of the false content of the “mind”]
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS: The Nature of Reality Beyond Self-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding as The Absolute)
[Allows the seeker to understand the functioning of the totality, the manifestation, and what is involved with the un-manifestation]
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
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