To the contrary, the disgust that can inspire a shift to the no-concept, no-mind state is disgust with the impact on the relative existence of having been "mind"-driven and disgust with the effects on the relative existence of persons who have had to deal with "mind"-driven persons.
Why are so few Realized, therefore? Because widespread egotism among the masses - used to support their image-only ego-states / identities - does not generate disgust with (self or selves) but generates defense of ego-states and produces great pride in the self or selves;
because a relative existence that happens when persons are asleep while dreaming that they are awake does not inspire disgust with ignorance or insanity but inspires either (1) dissociation or (2) a normalization of being out of touch with reality rather than a disgust-producing awareness of the toll of being asleep while thinking one is awake;
rather than a disgust-producing awareness of the toll of ignorance; rather than a disgust-producing awareness of the toll of insanity; rather than a disgust-producing awareness of the toll of being dependent upon - and imprisoned by - the content of the "mind"; rather than a disgust-producing awareness of the actual levels of chaos and instability and misery and suffering that are actually churning away within.
And why are persons not in touch with the actual levels of chaos and instability and misery and suffering that are really churning away deep within (i.e., deep within "the mind")? Because egotism and denial and dissociation and justification and projection and distortion and displacement and rationalization and regression and repression and sublimation and intellectualization are used regularly by the "mind" to defend:
ideas deemed significant; concepts deemed worth defending; beliefs deemed worth dying for; and the conviction that the roles / characters / ego-states / false selves / personas / personalities / images that are supported by the content of the "mind" are real and worthy and noble and special.
An advertisement in the U.S. some years back claimed that "a mind is a terrible thing to waste." How far off the mark that assertion. Those who have seen the toll on the relative existence since the "mind" shifted from ...
... being a tool to be used to aid the perpetuation of the species to
... being the driver of destructive and self-destructive behavior (relatively speaking, of course)
know that the facts show that a "mind" is not a terrible thing to waste but that the "mind" has become instead just a terrible waste, period.
Being in touch with reality and seeing that all chaos and misery and suffering is rooted in the "mind" makes clear that, indeed, the problems of humanity do center in the "mind"; makes clear that religion and spirituality do not "heal the mind" but expand the contents and dualistic beliefs of the "mind";
and makes clear that (a) stability and (b) freedom from misery and suffering and (c) peace happen not when the "mind" is used even more but begin when the belief in the content of the "mind" comes to an end.
Trace to their actual root all of the discomforts and discontentment and dis-ease and misery and suffering and needless expenses and wasted resources that have marked your relative existence and you will find that the search for their source ends with seeing that they have all been rooted in the thoughts and beliefs and attitudes and ideas and concepts and false identities that are stored in the fiction-filled "mind."
Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)
The Final Understanding
The Ultimate Sickness, The Ultimate Medicine
I AM THAT (vs. "This Is Who I Think I Am")
Freedom From Shifting Between States of Happiness and Unhappiness
Why You Must Be Empty If You Would Be Full
The Myth Of Death
What BLISS Is and What BLISS Is Not
When Reality Is Overlaid Upon the Relative
There Is Nothing That Is Personal (Including You and Including God)
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2. BY READING these books in this exact order:
IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
[Those two prepare the seeker to question it all]
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
[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)
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of the false content of the “mind”]
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
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)
[Allows the seeker to understand the functioning of the totality, the manifestation, and what is involved with the un-manifestation]
FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
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3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes
Received 19 August 2010 from one that just completed the entire course:
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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The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders offers the non-duality message by way of a mystery-adventure novel, discussing the movement from pain to healing to awakening to peace.
From Dr. R.F. Maley, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Houston: "Floyd Henderson's book, The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders, is a fun read and an interesting mystery, but perhaps more importantly it serves as a vehicle for blending Eastern Philosophy and Native American Spirituality to make an intellectually challenging novel. The book's insights into both relationships and authoritarian conditioning of people in our society make it a must read, tracing the roots of narcissistic, sociopathic and psychopathic behaviors to the very core of the culture. This truly witty and politically-incorrect study of the aggressive nature of 'the American character' offers not only a diagnosis but also a treatment plan, making the book an excellent supplemental reading in courses such as psychology, anthropology, philosophy, sociology and counseling."
The Sequel to The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders:
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS
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