Wednesday, January 06, 2010

WHAT EXACTLY DOES NISARGA MEAN? 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.

FROM A SITE VISITOR: What exactly does Nisarga mean?

F.: Yesterday’s post ended with this pointer:

Consciousness is rooted in the Absolute. The brain is rooted in the elements. "The mind" is rooted in wrong programming and faulty conditioning and lies and concepts and ideas and superstitions and falsehoods.

It was also shared yesterday that the Advaitin poet Shakespeare said, “…There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," indicating that the brain can continued to function and the consciousness can continue to be manifest but that if belief in duality is to end, then the “mind” must end.

The “mind” ends, it was shown, when belief in the content of that storehouse is seen to be nothing more than an accumulation of ideas and concepts and beliefs that were dreamed up by “others,” taught to you, and then accepted by you as truth with no questioning at all.

Some pointers regarding the mind shall be reviewed, therefore, and the process of eliminating belief in unquestioned nonsense can begin thusly:

• Efforts to quiet the mind or to ignore thoughts cannot succeed with any consistency. Only when Full Realization strikes, only when the "Oh my gosh!" moment happens—only then does the mind dissolve. What to consider meanwhile? It is true that, if you are instructed to "avoid thinking about an elephant," the only thing that you can think about is an elephant. So, what is the answer? The answer is not to try to be rid of a disturbing thought. The answer is to ask when a thought is interrupting the peace, “WHO is thinking that thought?” Only by relinquishing belief in the false identities that inspire thoughts can the thoughts come to an end. Only by abandoning the "this" and "that" in such beliefs as "I am this" (role) or "I am that" (role) will the peace and quiet of only the "I Am" ever happen.

• The "mind" is the instrument that supports your personality with thoughts, and those thoughts are the instruments that will forever prevent "peace of mind"; in fact, there is no such thing as "peace of mind." There is only peace if freed of the "mind."

• You are in a play, playing a role, and believing that the role and the play are both real. Why would you believe such nonsense? Because "your mind" is the playwright, the author of every scene. Yet there is no "your mind" really. There is only "their mind" which you have adopted and now believe is your own.

• When Maharaj said, "You are not in the world...the world is in you," what did he mean? He meant, "You are not in the world," that is, there is no "you" that is real or in any world. "The world is in you" means that the world is in your "mind" and is nothing more than a figment of your programming-and-conditioning-induced imaginings.

• Everything that is said here is to be used to be rid of another false belief until all ideas and emotional intoxication and beliefs are gone and nothing remains but the unstated understanding. Only then can the constant churning and re-churning of the false beliefs of the corrupted "mind" finally cease.

Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

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