Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CHERRIOS vs. CHERRIOS DUST; HUMANITY vs. RACE, COLOR, NATIONALITY, SEX; and UNICITY vs. MULTIPLICITY, Part Two

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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.

"To take appearance for reality is ... the cause of all calamities." - Maharaj

F.:For a child to believe that Cherrios and Cherrios crumbs are two different things in not calamitous, but to believe that persons are "different from" and "better than" based on race, color, nationality,

sexual preference, religious preference or preference for no religion, type of government, type of economic system or any of the thousands of other bogus concepts that have filled minds with distortions and delusions and then generated the false senses of separation and "better-than-ment" have been the cause of all calamities on the planet.

How has something that came into being as an evolutionary tool intended to aid in the survival of the human species - namely, the mind - become the driving force behind planet-wide tendencies to believe in "separate and apart from," a belief that has driven persons to judge, beat, abuse, maim, kill, destroy and even self-destruct?

The process by which the near-universal bastardization of the mind that leaves it is no longer a tool for self-preservation but more a tool of destruction and self-destruction is explained thusly in the book THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "PEACE OF MIND" (There is Only Peace if You're Out of Your Mind):

At the root of all relative existence problems involving persons is this: that which was one of nature’s assets (the formation of a mind after the brain evolved and developed the ability to store memories) has been warped into an unnatural or supernatural liability. While no Advaitins would suggest that seekers must learn science in order to Realize, Maharaj did say that someday science would advance enough to catch up with the Advaita understanding and validate scientifically the philosophical Teachings. He was correct, so please bear with this approach that might resonate with some.

The smaller human brain, in its earlier and simpler stages of development, allowed humans then to live as deer live today: hunt/forage/find food for survival; interact; take actions that are self-defensive and self-constructive; and procreate in order that the species will survive. As more and more humans walked the planet, the simplicity of existence would be lost as the simplicity of the brain was lost.

Complications resulted because of an increase in human interactions (and an increase in both individual as well as tribal interests and agendas). The brain began to evolve in order to compensate, and eventually areas that could store memories came into being. At that point, the mind and the brain worked in tandem and in harmony to contribute to the survival of individuals and the species. The mind came about as “memories” began to be stored. As a part of the defense mechanisms for survival of the species, the mind had its role and played it “properly” (naturally) for thousands of years.

For example, if a caveman remembered that his companion fell from a cliff and died as a result, the caveman might avoid falling from cliffs. The original process was as follows: over a period of evolution, the brain expanded to include a cerebral cortex and a hippocampus. Afterwards, when an event happened (such as a human falling off a cliff) or when someone learned something (such as, “falling off a cliff can kill you”), the brain placed the memory of that event and the related knowledge acquisition in its “memory files." That is all the mind was: a collection of memories filed away in those "newer" parts of the brain.

The memory of both old and new happenings would be processed and stored away in different areas of the cerebral cortex, or the "gray matter" of the brain. The hippocampus would process the memories. (As a side note in that regard, a disease receiving considerable attention nowadays—Alzheimer’s—comes about when the hippocampus is damaged, resulting in...what else...memory loss. Is it not interesting that one who might have been a fighter for years and who loved chaos suddenly becomes peaceful when the ability to tap into dualistic memories is lost? Witness the way that the ability to remember dualistic concepts and dogma are now the curse of the planet, relatively speaking.)

Over a period of time, language developed which allowed controlling men with hidden, personal agendas to dream up concepts and teach those ideas to others who could—by that point—remember them. The overabundance of dualistic concepts and beliefs and dogma (which were destructive and separatist in nature) began to outnumber the earlier class of memories that were survival-related.

It was one thing for the caveman to “feel bad” if the fish that was going to feed him and his family that day happened to get away. Such feelings are natural. It is quite another thing when modern persons—as a result of living under the auspices of a warped, dualistic “mind”—truly believe that they should feel “bad” when they do things that are also natural, such as masturbation or fornication. It is one thing for the caveman to feel “good” when he killed a deer for supper. It is quite another thing when a modern person, as a result of a warped, dualistic “mind,” feels “good” if he kills another human who has different religious beliefs filed away in the storage areas of the brain.

Now, because of the warped dualistic “mind,” persons feel “good” if they beat their “bad” children or if they whip a wife who flashed a bit of ankle in public. As the “mind” formed, it allowed a class of beliefs and concepts to be accumulated that no longer contribute to the survival of the species but that have become a driving factor in the perversion of interactions and the destruction of humans by humans. Dualistic thinking was born, and all of the horrors of the relative existence began. Prior to attachment to dualistic beliefs, early tribal fights might deal with water rights. After the “mind” quit working in tandem and in harmony with the brain, it began to overrule the brain. Thereafter, fighting dealt far less with survival issues and far more with conflicts over differing beliefs and concepts.

Those fights/wars would eventually result in the killing of more humans that anything other than natural causes: political wars; religious wars; holocausts; the invasion of continents and the decimation of native populations; and acts of racial, ethnic and religious genocide. Dual-mindedness had begun, and the persons of the planet are still bound in its grip. It is now at the root of everything called “evil,” and the accuracy of the words of the Advaitin teacher of 2000 years ago (who said that “A dual-minded person is unstable in all ways”) are proving to be as factual today as in 30 A.D.

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I would like to extend deepest appreciation towards you for these teachings that you have offered. It has been most valuable towards what may not have been revealed throughout this manifestation labeled "anthony." Understanding Truth and finding words for gratitude are one as is all. Thank you again for pointing "me" to THAT and the understanding that came as well. Hopeful for future "contact"! Sincerely, Anthony M. W.

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