Thursday, March 18, 2010

YOUR “DOINGNESS” THEN WAS FOR NAUGHT AND YOUR "DOINGNESS" NOW IS FOR NAUGHT, 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.

F.: Seekers and saviors and knowers and would-be-sages and would-be-saints and would-be-gods and would-be-"eternal-existers" will engage in all sorts of doingness: meditating, praying, humming, chanting, reading holy texts, reading books by the big name teachers, burning this, ringing that, wearing this, sitting on that, kneeling here or there, and accumulating more and more knowledge (a.k.a., “learned ignorance”) and more and more exercises.

Some will attach to dogma; some will attach to spiritual disciplines; but what has any of that to do with nirarga (natural) living? Sure, seek the Self and the Infinite Self, but understand that what Realized Nisargans realize is that the Self is merely the Pure Witness and that no selfness or Selfness exists post-manifestation.

That said, the information shared with Guillermo and repeated in part yesterday, offering the consideration that everything in the relative is much ado about nothing, continues:

Then, searching began; seeking; doing; going; zooming; next, finding; understanding; awareness; and relaxing; and ultimately, it was Realized that it was, indeed, all much ado about nothing…all nothing more than a lot of sound and fury. Only when the addiction to the sound and the fury ends can the joy and bliss of the silence begin.

Those who believe in timelines would say those events covered “six decades in the life of one man.” The re-purified consciousness sees nothing more than the elements of a fable…a series of happenings all based in idiocy. Again, the words of the Advaitin William Shakespeare apply:

“Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”


Signifying…nothing. The invitation is to look at all of the elements in that fictional fable [see yesterday's post] and see that they cover only 60 years of happenings on one planet that is spinning away in a universe that has a 14-billion year history. The invitation is to look at all those happenings and to note how “very important” they were all considered to be when they were happening. The invitation is also to see that the happenings amounted only to so much sound and fury…with no importance or truth or reality involved at all.

To understand that whatever persons take to be “something” or “something really important” is actually just much ado about nothing allows the nothingness to be understood. When the nothingness is understood, then That Which Truly Is Everything can be understood. When the functioning of the totality is understood, all things false are abandoned and peace just happens.

Relatedly, the Advaitin poet also wrote,

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts,”

and

“Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon a stage.”

And then?

"Out, out, brief candle."


Enjoy the play, Guillermo, but know that the play is a play. Then and only then will you not be deluded and made miserable by the dualities of the relative existence. Then and only then can the peace you long for manifest and remain for the duration of the manifestation of the consciousness.

Now, the earlier thread continues:

Q.: A question related to the practices is: what is readiness? You have referenced this before. (It is clear from the interchange so far that practices and readiness may appear to be linked – but there is no causal relationship.)

F.: Correct – there’s no link whatsoever between readiness and practices, but another excellent question, so consider: practices are the stuff of ego-states; readiness is the condition that comes after the blocked consciousness of persons, clinging to ego-states as identities, is finally unblocked at least enough to discover that what they thought gave meaning and answers only provided a false illusion of meaning and only false answers;

after the blocked consciousness is unblocked just enough to realize that their practices have been BS and are not working; after the consciousness is unblocked just enough to lead to a sense of disillusionment; after the blockage is lifted enough for the dissociation from misery and suffering to be lifted; and after the blockages lift enough to expose the errors and contradictions in their belief systems.

At that point, which only a few will reach, the readiness might manifest, meaning the readiness to question, to discard nonsense and to see facts. And there are no practices that can unblock that which is blocked. It takes hearing consciousness speak, feeling a never-before-felt resonance, and a registering of the fact that what has been believed all along was nonsense. I've quoted Douwe before:

There are various religions [that] suffer from certain inherent limitations. They couch into fine-sounding words their traditional beliefs and ideologies, theological or philosophical. Believers, however, discover the limited range of meaning and applicability of these words, sooner or later. They get disillusioned and tend to abandon the systems, in the same way as scientific theories are abandoned, when they are called in question by too much contradictory empirical data.

So again, what is involved is seeing that so-called "practices" were all for naught. That "seeing" alone sets the stage for readiness, but that does not imply a readiness / practices link;

in fact, attachment to practices locks one into a position farther away from a readiness for Truth whereas seeing the futility of practices might set the stage for the readiness to seek the Truth. That is as close to a causal “relationship” as there is and is the only (relative) reason that the futility of doingness is being discussed in this series.

Moreover, if You review the awarenesses that came to You early on, long before engaging in any practices, You will see that (1) practices had nothing to do with that which was sensed intuitively, early on, via the inner resource / inner guru and that (2) practices actually impeded and prolonged the Realization process and actually interfered with the process for all the years you were distracted by involvement with practices which prevented You from understanding that which the inner guru understood all along.

Yet those persons who talk in their sleep could respond thusly: “Well, when I was a child, I broke both legs and I had to learn to walk after that accident. The accident ended up being helpful because it resulted in my learning to walk.”

What is being ignored is that walking came naturally before the accident. Among persons, the “accident” is programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication, which undo all that is natural. All of those "accidents" cripple people, but even then, persons need not learn more (via practices, for example) but need only unlearn it all.

And unlearning is not an action or practice. It is merely seeing a lie as a lie and thereafter believing the lie no more.

Today, as on every Monday and Thursday, the garbage here shall be discarded. There is no practice required for the garbage to be removed. There is merely a willingness not to cling to the garbage but to allow it to be removed.

(In this case, the trash will be removed by those who are paid to dispose of garbage. Among Advaitins, it is the Realized teacher that disposes of the garbage if one is willing to let it go. Those who cling to their dogma or practices or disciplines—which happens with some 97% of all persons—will never be free of the burden of dragging their garbage about and stinking up every place they go with the putrid smell of rotten concepts and fetid beliefs and rancid ideas that are all false and all the relative stuff of ego-states and egotism.)

Therefore, the pointer is offered again: You—nor anyone else—had to do everything you did; in fact, everything you did (including the seeking out of all the things that were not based in the already-present understandings of the inner guru) worked to the detriment of Realization.

Q.: Thx – incredible to discover this huge conceptual elephant in the living room – that was simply not seen before; however, not an easy "AHA". As seekers we are as addicted to practices and their promised rewards as crack addicts are to their drug.

F.: Indeed. Now, several considerations for all visitors:

** Are you resting in the cool blue shade? If not now, when?

** Are you relaxing? If not now, when?

** Are you attached to dogma or to the practices and disciplines associated with what Maharaj called, "kindergarten spirituality"? When will you transition that level and move beyond to a knowledge-free, work-free, identity-free, concept-free, duality-free, supernatural-free, unnatural-free, magical-thinking-free and totally natural manner of abidance? If not now, when?

** Are you still accumulating, both tangible and conceptualized intangibles? When will you discard it all and be truly independent and free? If not now, when?

Peace, Love, Light, Wisdom.

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

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