Saturday, May 12, 2012

ANSWERING QUESTIONS RECEIVED, Part Two

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F.: Answering questions received:

QUESTION: In today's post [received 11 May 2012] you said "some might have a series of awakenings along the way until the Full Awakening happens." I recall the frustration when you were guiding me along the path and I thought at every step that I had finally gotten it (ha!) only to have you tell me that I had not gotten it at all and to keep moving through the rest of the steps. Then I read "some might have a series of awakenings along the way until the Full Awakening happens" and with the present perspective was able to see exactly how my ego (egos?) were trying to convince me to believe I was Fully Awake long before I was. So now, the question is, what if I am still jumping the gun and am not yet Fully Awake but just believing / dreaming that I am?

F.: A similar remark was received from another site regular last week. He came to the conclusion that it does not matter in the least if he or I or anyone else could prove that he is Fully Awake or not. The fact is, as he explained, that he is freer and more at peace and happier than at any point in his entire existence, so now he's just going to dance the dance lightly and continue to enjoy whatever the new condition is without feeling compelled to prove anything or label anything.

QUESTION: "You say to question everything, so im going to question you and Maharaj both. i read words about love and being at one and all, but i simply cant buy into the fact that you really are at one with all or that he was either.

He kicked out of sessions some seekers who had come to visit him, and his anger was evident to me. i read the parts of the book on original nature you posted last week and i find it very difficult to believe that you felt at one with the loud woman who scared away the deer that you and girl were looking at. Your reply?

F.: You are "one for two." First, to M. The people forced to leave the loft had not "come to visit him"; nor were they "seekers." They were personas who had came to show off their knowledge, to try to impress others, or to try to find an audience before whom they could display their supposedly advanced religious roles or their supposedly superior spiritual roles.

M. was not sending away seekers, for such types who were tossed out were not seeking anything, certain instead that they had already found it all and were wanting to show off that fact to an audience that had come to hear M., not those types there to show off and interrupt. When such specks of blocked energy were interfering with the opportunity of the earnest seekers who were present - seekers in whom the readiness had actually manifested - then any interference was brought to an end. So you are in error about M., leaving you "0 for 1" at this point.

But you are correct that I did not "feel at one with the loud woman who scared away the deer that the girl and I were watching," so you're "1 for 2" ... to a degree.

Here is what you are not understanding: the Real is One with the Real, with Reality. The Real is never at one with the not-Real, and cannot possibly be at one with any anything that is unReal.

Standing on a mountainside in the Rocky Mountains and watching a beautiful sunset, it is possible for one to feel at one with nature; to watch the sunset while holding someone in your arms and sharing that beauty, one can also feel a sense of at-one-ment as

... Reality is being reflected in the relative happening or as

... Reality is being overlaid on the relative or as

... Reality is being "merged" with the relative as a physical act is adumbrating the non-physical sense of being At One.

But if one drives out of the mountains the next morning and by midday is driving across a desert and sees a mirage in the road ahead, the Realized cannot feel at one with the mirage.

"The Super Religious Knowers" or "The Spiritual Giants" who showed up in M.'s loft were not the Real; of course, therefore, Maharaj could not have possibly felt at one with either of those mirages. They were merely false roles that were being played.

The rude woman you mentioned who scared away the deer was not Real. A body-cum-blocked-consciousness came into our vicinity, generated loud noises, and disturbed the peace. The deer ran away, but would you conclude that the deer judged her and found her lacking and left because they felt they were better than her?

Would you conclude that a deer (elements / air / conscious-energy) is different from a woman (elements / air / conscious-energy)? The only "difference" was the condition of the manifested consciousness: temporary in both instances, blocked in one case but not in the other.

The silence is natural for the deer, as is the case with all that is abiding naturally. To move away from noise and the noisy is not evidence of judging and hating; it is evidence of the natural propensity of the Realized - and of all things abiding naturally - to be quiet and to move to places that are quiet. Neither "Floyd" nor "The Deer" hated the woman, but neither wanted to be in the presence of the noise emanating from therein.

So the error in your reasoning is that you believe the Realized claim to be at one with both the Real and the UnReal, and that is not the case at all.

As another example, consider the actor George Clooney, admired (if not "loved") by millions around the globe. Many have been heard to say, "I just love him. He seems so modest, he cares so much about people being killed around the globe ... he's just a really wonderful man."

Relatively speaking, maybe so; but is their perception of the Real or of what they are imagining ... of an image? They actually know neither "george" nor "George."

Now consider a couple of cases that reveal a bit less delusion: "I don't know Leonardo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet at all, but I really felt I came to know the characters they played in 'Titanic' and I really enjoyed the roles that both played";

or, "I don't know Scarlett Johansson or Robert Downey, Jr. at all, but I really felt I came to know the characters they played in 'The Avengers' and I really enjoyed the roles that both played."

See the difference? See the differentiation in the Real vs. roles being played?

Yet how many enter into a "relationship," only to say later after it ends in an unpleasant fashion, "I guess you never know anyone, really"?

It is one thing to claim to be "at one with 'The Most Handsome / The Most Beautiful' Person I Have Ever Seen"; that statement is about body and image. It is something quite different when the Reality of Real Love allowed Maharaj to say, "Love is knowing that I am Everything."

Again, with the Realized, the awareness of being At One rests in the understanding of That Which is Real and That Which Is Actually One and applies not at all to anything else that is false, including personas. By definition, the
REALized can never be at one with the not-REAL.

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