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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: Seems you’d have to be out of touch to claim nothing external can affect you. Also, your statements are confusing about living as the absolute or living naturally – witnessing real or witnessing objects. Since I realized I only witness purely, so why say s-o witnessing is not a problem. It is THE problem when it comes to humans that have not realized. Explain.

[Continued from yesterday]

F.: A visitor stopped by the house recently, aware of the fact that after the daily posting is complete, the second cup of breve is taken on the deck in back of the house where the crisp morning air is enjoyed for the time it lasts before the heat of another Texas summer sets in.

Watching the interaction with the squirrel being beckoned by the sounds coming from this form, the guest asked through his laughter, “floyd, do you have nothing better to do?” The answer, “No…most definitely no.

“This is as ‘important’ and as ‘meaningful’ and as ‘purpose-driven’ as it gets around here. You come here wanting me to teach you something. Serve better the search by allowing the squirrel to teach you today.”

Yes, a squirrel can be your “nisargan teacher”: even with its limited brain size, the squirrel’s witnessing ability is far more advanced in terms of accuracy than that of persons on the planet because

(1) the squirrel is mindless and persons are not and because

(2) even with a pea-size brain, it registers with the squirrel-cum-consciousness that the witnessed form is not the essence it seeks, that just because certain pretty sounds or fine words can come from a form—or from thousands or millions or trillions of forms—does not make those sounds or words “the truth.”

Maharaj said that “a man willing to die for truth will get it,” which makes clear why, on this planet, only a handful at any given time are Realized: most are willing to die for the lie, not for the truth.

“I will kill myself in the act of killing infidels, and as a result I shall gain physical, bodily pleasures for eternity by earning not only a bevy of houris that shall be at my beck and call but also many wives and many whores as well”;


“I am willing to die for country and God”;


"It will make you safer if we invade Vietnam, Grenada, Central America, the Falkland Islands, Iraq, Afghanistan, ad infinitum. Idolize the heroes who are willing to go wherever we send them and who are willing to kill or die to make you safer";


“I am willing to fight for my beliefs and to die if I must”;


"Better to sacrifice a few children than to give up the good that the universal church can do."

Imagine how many false sounds had to come from the many forms that spoke words of programming and conditioning, which persons took to be the truth, in order to

(A) warp the manifested consciousness (which typically displays a natural tendency for both preservation and protection) and to

(B) short-circuit the natural tendencies and allow unnatural and supernatural concepts and ideas and beliefs to block the realization of nonsense when nonsense is being spoken and to block the understanding of the truth that cannot be spoken but that can be known.

With the squirrel, it matters not that “all the right sounds” are coming forth from the form—the pea-size-brained squirrel is not falling for it. That is not because of intelligence or knowledge…it is a natural awareness that comes when the consciousness is not distorted or blocked by programming, conditioning, acculturation and domestication.

It comes in every case when natural abidance is happening and allows for the differentiation between the true vs. the false, the real vs. the bogus, the substance vs. the form.

Consider how proud the masses are of their expertise, of their religious and spiritual knowledge (a.k.a., learned ignorance), of their intelligence; yet they do not have the skill set of a pea-size-brained squirrel when it comes to not being fooled.

Do you see why the visitor sitting on the deck was invited to allow the squirrel to be his teacher for a few moments? How many persons are less able than the squirrel to distinguish the real from the false? Consider persons getting started in a “relationship”:

“he” says all the right words. All the right sounds come out during the human mating process. “Surely,” it is assumed, “he really does love me.” The sounds coming from the form are “right on”…are “spot on.”

Yet 59% of all murdered women in the U.S. are killed by their “lovers” (as are 41% of all murdered men). They listen to the words coming from the form and believe that those are the real essence…the real substance…the truth. They were not. They are not. They never can be.

Their witnessing, they thought as the e-mailer above thinks, was surely of “the Pure Witness” variety: “We are one. We shall be one forever. We lit the unity candle representing the oneness forever, and we snuffed out the two smaller candles that represented us.” All nonsensical concepts, rooted in erroneous, personal witnessing which was mistaken for pure witnessing.

Maharaj said, “Until one becomes Self-Realized, attains the knowledge of the Self, [and then] transcends the Self, until then, all these cock-and-bull stories are provided, all these concepts.”

The squirrel’s advantage is that it has not been taught lies, so it has nothing to unlearn. The seeker’s challenge is to see that all that has been learned is false; that any sound coming from a form is false because the truth cannot be stated; to see that there is not a single concept or belief or idea that must be retained for peace and freedom and happiness to happen. Quite to the contrary.

Are you living as the masses live, following the “lifestyle” of “the rich” or “the powerful” or “the famous” or “the big name teachers,” or are you following the example of the squirrel, the deer, and all other forms that are abiding naturally?

When abiding naturally, then abidance also happens in the style of the original nature where nothing was known and where awareness, without awareness of, was happening. And THAT is what it looks like when abiding as the Absolute and abiding naturally happen—not "simultaneously" or “in chorus”—but as the “not two.”

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
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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)
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[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
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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)
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