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Some expressed appreciation for a pointer which gave them a degree of clarity that finally settled the debate they have been engaged in since childhood and through adulthood; a couple of Christians expressed outrage and suggested that "I am assured of going to hell."
That charge is one for which I should take some responsibility to the degree that the post did not mention the fact that there is no hell, or heaven either. Those two Christians, of course, ignore the words of their own "hero / savior / rescuer / redeemer" who said: "Heaven and earth shall fade away" (specifically, when the manifested consciousness fades away) and "No one shall ever see the kingdom of heaven for it is within" (as the "inner guru" or the "inner resource").
With 97% of the planet's population claiming that they are affiliated with one religion or another, and with millions more bragging that they "are not religious but are spiritual instead," then the evidence is also in that most persons on the planet suffer from addiction, especially to "control" and to "power" and especially to "an other-worldly Male Power" (or to many "other-worldly Male and / or Female Powers").
One writer / addict called "Bill W." - who was fairly knowledgeable about addiction - said that there are four types of intoxication, and he warned members of the organization which he helped found that many of them who were no longer physically intoxicated had become "spiritually intoxicated."
Some of the mail received recently has been from those types - persons who are spiritually intoxicated. Many who were involved with non-duality in India listened to the later teachings of Maharaj (when he recommended forgetting about being spirituality and just abiding naturally instead) and they scorned both him and that message. The same types have done the same here.
They prefer the newer roles that they have assumed and they ignore the fact that "The Super Religious One" and / or "The Spiritual Giant" are merely roles as well. They still have not moved beyond role-assumption and role-playing. They are not attracted to abiding naturally but want to abide supernaturally / magically / religiously / spiritually instead. So it is.
As noted time and again, those roles must be played on the "path," but they are to be played at the third of seven steps, so those assuming and playing those roles have stopped at a point on the "path" that is short of the mid-point.
Those persons, Maharaj said, are involved with "kindergarten-level spirituality" and are mistaking the dull light of "dawn for the noonday sun."
Thus, the explanation offered earlier will be expanded upon, offering other pointers that might help bring about the understanding regarding "no creation" and "no creator"/ "Creator":
One survey of U.S. adults revealed that 90% or more do not know “how babies are made.” They do not believe that the process involves only two entities—a male and a female—but believe that a third party in another realm also plays a direct and active part in the process.
Some believe in a physical intervention in which an other-worldly-Male (or other-worldly-Males-or-Females) guide (1) the swim-path of the 40,000,000 sperm released on average every second on this planet as well as (2) the movements of all the eggs in females when they engage in acts of friction.
Some believe that an other-worldly Entity or Entities provide a supernatural element while intervening and controlling and contributing something (what?) to the process. So it is, especially in cultures dominated by magical thinkers who have been programmed and conditioned to ignore the simple facts surrounding the act of friction which triggers a chain reaction whereby elements are cycled and whereby plant cells transform into human cells and result, some nine months later, in a composite unity of elements-air-conscious-energy.
The pointers regarding "no creation" and "no creator" and "no Creator" are, to use Maharaj's term, "intellect-boggling," so additional explanation will be offered.
Again, why is nothing being created? All the elements ever involved in what persons take to be "creations and births" already existed on the planet, along with the air that will eventually be called "breath." Of the trillions and trillions of "humans" that have supposedly "come and gone"—and of the trillions and trillions of other life-forms that have seemingly "come and gone"—nothing really came and nothing really went.
The elements involved in all those temporary cyclings were present on the planet then and are still present on the planet now. Appearances that are labeled "babies, children, adults, etc." are assumed to be something other than what they are. By comparison, a brick's appearance is taken to be what it really is, but looking at the brick under an electron microscope makes clear that it is not at all what it appears to be.
So it is with all appearances. In the process of all of the cyclings, the only component in the process which arrives from outside the earth’s closed system is the "energy." No creation or destruction of anything has ever happened. Neither energy nor matter can be created or destroyed. No part of anything that has ever manifested has left the earth’s closed system, save the conscious-energy.
Thus, there is no "birth" and there is no "death." Elements, air, and consciousness merely cycle. At the moment of what persons call "birth," the recycled elements' appearance is taken to be a body when in fact it is mainly space, and the form appears to change throughout the length of its manifestation because billions of cells are constantly being replaced along with a supply of conscious-energy, all via the intake and digestion of plants (or via the intake and digestion of animals that have eaten plants).
Nothing mystical, magical, religious, godly, spiritual, or supernatural is involved with a very simple, natural process that unfolds automatically. Among humans alone, 40,000,000 sperm cells per second are being released (20,000,000 per instance of friction that results in an ejaculation) and two eggs are being fertilized per second around the globe as one sperm cell per instance "wins" the race to the eggs.
Among all species on the planet, trillions and trillions of sperm cells are being released every second and billions of eggs are being fertilized every second. No “Prime Causer” or “Creator” is guiding trillions and trillions of sperm cells per second. It happens automatically, and nothing is being created. No creation equals no Creator and no creators, including those assuming the roles of proud "parents" who erroneously believe that they "made a baby" or "created a new life."
They merely entered into acts of friction that resulted in the triggering of another cycling of elements, air, and consciousness. All that happens when an egg is fertilized happens automatically as long as the female consumes the plant-food that provides the elements and conscious-energy required for development of a space that will temporarily "house" consciousness.
No man has ever talked to his pregnant wife and heard her say, "I'm exhausted. I made the baby's brain today, and I put a lot of effort into that so our child will be intelligent." All that the pregnant woman is doing is eating, and what she is eating is automatically and spontaneously transforming into a variety of cells. The process from start to finish requires no concentrated effort on her part.
What persons call a "new-born" is simply a reorganization of the already-existing elements on planet earth into what is nothing more than an elemental plant-food body / space with temporarily-manifested consciousness.
As with the eight-legged ancestors of "humans" that emerged from the water and later began to breathe the oxygen in the air, the "new-born" that was in water in a womb will walk the surface of the planet and breath air until the consciousness is no longer manifested.
Again, there is nothing mystical or magical or supernatural that is involved in the totally-natural process which begins with an act of friction that can trigger another cycling of three components—the elements, the air, and the consciousness—in combination, temporarily.
WHO - what assumed personas - are ignoring the basic, scientific, elementary-school-level-biology-class facts, wanting to believe that they have made something / someone special and unique? "The Proud One," which is simply another false ego-state / identity that is supported by egotism.
Feel Real Love for "the child"? Sure. Assign "specialness" to a child (elemental plant food body) or assume a sense of "specialness" for two "selves" that did nothing more than enter into an act of friction that transferred body fluids? Please.
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