Thursday, January 07, 2010

WHAT EXACTLY DOES NISARGA MEAN? Part Four, The Conclusion

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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.: The term "Nisarga" points to a way of functioning throughout the manifestation that is natural rather than unnatural or supernatural.

It is natural when earth elements combine to form a space—a body-cum-consciousness—and as air circulates into and out of an elemental body throughout the period that the consciousness remains manifest. It is unnatural to believe that that there is anything more at play than a temporary manifestation of an elements-air-energy triad.

It is natural throughout nature for elemental bodies to form brains that function in tandem with the manifest consciousness, be the elemental body called "bird" or "fish" or "fowl" or "deer"; it is unnatural, however, if a brain-consciousness-“mind” triad happens, as is the case among non-Realized persons.

It is unnatural for a “mind” to form and to use its false content to conclude that one’s identity is a body-mind-personality triad.

It is supernatural for a “mind” to form and to believe that an element-air-energy triad is something “special,” “holy,” “godly,” “religious,” “spiritual,” or “other-worldly” as opposed to “worldly.”

It is unnatural and nonsensical to believe that naturally-occurring events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, etc., have an origin that is supernatural and to believe that they are set into motion by some supreme being in another world in order to "send a signal" or "a message" or "punishment" to persons residing on this planet but that have offended a god living in some other world.

No nonsense can be believed, and no unnatural / supernatural living can happen, without the formation, first, of a “mind.” Thus, considerations regarding freedom from living under the influence of the fiction-filled mind continue:

• What is that inner resource, that inner guru? It is the vestige of pure consciousness that remains, deeply buried beneath the waste called “your mind.” “Your mind” obscures the consciousness because that "mind" is so marred with its belief in lies and superstitions and all of its "knowledge," all that learned ignorance, that it leaves you insane…so insane that you don’t know Your Self and so insane that you believe that the lies you've been told are true and that the dreams of the planet are real.

• If your body has disappeared, how can any person remain? And if no person remains, how can a mind remain?

• In order to know (the great) Reality, you must be sane. In order to be sane, you must be out of your mind.

• For their suffering to end, persons must understand the functioning of the totality; must see that all suffering is rooted in the assumption of ego-states as false identities; must realize that they have no “mind” but instead are being driven by the “minds” of others (which they now think is their own "mind"); must be aware of the fact that a “mind” is nothing more than the storehouse of all the lies and beliefs and ideas and concepts that must be cast aside in order to end human suffering; and must see not only (a) the limitations of doingness but also (b) the timelessness and limitless nature of beingness...and non-beingness as well.

• In this relative existence, nothing is going on but a breeziness of play, but persons are caught up in a tornado of work, in a storm of seriousness, and in a tempest of drama. So-called “life” in this sphere of consciousness is just a process of functioning, and while the “mind” of a person will dream up notions about separation or differentiation, none exists. The process just keeps on happening. A religion or a philosophy, a state or a nation, a hero or a villian…all are just part of the process of functioning that has been marred by the adoption of dualistic beliefs and concepts that are stored in the mind. All those are just dreamed up names, and all such dreamed up labels (dreamed up and then stored in that accumulation of corruptions called "the mind") generate a false sense of reality.

• The "journey" aims to put you fully in touch with reality. To be out of touch with reality is to be insane. This "journey" is about once again being in touch with reality in order to be free of the bondage of the illusions and falsehoods of “a mind” exposed to years of acculturation.

• Among religions and philosophies, there is no other means that can produce the necessary brain-flush save completion of the entire Advaita “journey” which invites the dissolution of all of the contamination that is “the mind.”

• Ultimately, Advaita Vedanta is the teaching that has the "goal" of becoming the non-teaching by way of un-teaching.

Natural (Nisarga) living happens when the brain and consciousness and intuitive sense inspire self-constructive behavior (relatively speaking); unnatural and supernatural living happen when the brain and blocked consciousness and fiction-filled “mind” drive self-destructive behaviors (relatively speaking) or nonsensical behavior.

Nisarga functioning is naturally simple, naturally light; unnatural and supernatural living are complex and burdensome and weighty. The Nisarga Yoga, used here in combination with the Direct Path method of teaching the Advaita understanding, invites seekers to be aware of the way that

(1) programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication have inspired the drive to live unnaturally and induced efforts to live supernaturally; and to be aware that

(2) there is an alternate means of abidance throughout the manifestation that allows for movement through the relative existence with a natural ease and grace and calmness and freedom and peace. Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

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