Thursday, April 03, 2014

Part Thirty-Four: “APPLIED” ADVAITA and Seeds of CONSCIOUSNESS vs. Seeds of UNCONSCIOUSNESS, Part “C”

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F.: [Continued from yesterday

At the last retreat conducted here, a lighter like Maharaj’s was used to illustrate the point that what the masses take to be “a person” or “themselves” is really nothing more than a composite unity of a space formed as elements come together and that is functioning as a result of oxygen and fuel (plant food) and generating the manifestation of consciousness (the flame) via an act of friction.


Also, a pistachio remained on the table between us and it was used throughout the various sessions to illustrate the point that - except for human seeds - the billions and trillions of all other seeds like the one within that shell had never once done anything that generated a sense of perfectionism in a resultant seed; that produced a tendency to judge; that put in place a notion that one must exhaust himself / herself helping others in the motive-driven desire to get heaps and heaps of “love” in return; 


had never once done anything that inspired a resultant seed to form something that looks like a pistachio but is nothing but a phony image of a real pistachio nut; had never abused a resultant seed and forced it to hate authority and rebel and be oppositional to such extremes that functioning normally and naturally in society had become impossible; 


had never once done anything to instill a sense of different-from-ment and better-than-ment and a notion of being amazingly special and unique which, in turn, fostered narcissism and even the levels of malignant narcissism that contribute to the Sociopathic Personality Disorder; 


had never once done anything to inspire a resultant seed to become a “know-it-all” that isolates into the texts of academia or self-help that can hopefully earn the respect and admiration of colleagues and subordinates with its vast accumulation of knowledge; had never once done anything to make a resultant seed believe that it deserved to be taken care of and should be dependent and co-dependent forever in order to have its needs met; 


had never once done anything to inspire a resultant seed to develop an addiction to control and then, subsequently, an addiction to power in order to be able to control; had never once done anything to prevent the development of coping skills that resulted in an offspring seed being addicted to multiple things such as alcohol, drugs, sex, “love,” ice, heroin, shopping, work, spiritual workaholism, money, and, yes, even addicted to chaos as well as control; 


had never once done anything to drive a resultant seed into a no-empathy state where animals are abused when young, where later on people are abused, and where a criminal mind eventually drives all of a seed’s pathological thinking and behavior; 


had never once done anything that drove a resultant seed to be passive-aggressive, to avoid communicating, and to care about its peace but no other seed’s peace; and had never once tried to fill a part of a brain called “the mind” (which stores and retrieves taught knowledge, a.k.a., “learned ignorance”) with the notion that . . . 


“There is a ‘Super Seed’ in another world that made you and that loves you very much but that will subject you to eternal pain and misery and suffering if you do not find out what Super Seed’s expectations are for you and meet all expectations without fail. 


“And Super Seed is all-powerful, but if you’re not good, then it will be certain that you suffer during this existence, too; and even if you are good, you will not be exempt from pain and suffering and misery during this existence, (and no, I cannot tell you why, but I can tell you that it can happen that way because Super Seed works in mysterious ways); 


“And yes, Super Seed does have a history of grossly-inadequate anger management skills that set the stage for an enraged Super Seed to wipe out almost every seed on the planet and then start over from scratch, but the good news is that such behavior has put every seed nowadays on full alert to find the will of Super Seed and to do it explicitly so Super Seed’s malignant narcissism will not manifest again. 


“And yes, ‘Super Seed’ can get a bit puffed and then exhibit certain run-of-the-mill narcissistic tendencies as well, wanting to be trusted without question; demanding to be praised limitlessly; wanting all seeds to turn to it throughout the day and requiring all seeds to beg for what they need to survive before receiving it . . . or not; desiring to be glorified in sound and speech and adulated by all; and wanting to be held in higher esteem than anything else that exists.” 


[Those who have written to this site over the years and suggested that if I do not repent and accept God (or Jesus, or Allah, or Buddha, or Brahman, or the Cosmic Self, or the Supreme Self or whoever or whatever they name as my lord and savior) then I will be sent to hell – or be trapped in constant birth-death-rebirth cycles. Those persons never stop to consider the state of women around the globe who are living with men who behave just like Super Seed and who – deep down inside – want to run as far away from that type of male as possible, or even kill him if they could. Yet I am supposed to want to enter into a 24 / 7 relationship with that type of male and be influenced and controlled and abused by that kind of craziness . . . ? Ignorance, stupidity and insanity, as Maharaj said.] 


Almost all seeds function naturally and consistently, though an exception might be triggered via an occasional instance of natural selection (whereby the seeds adapt in order to continue to sustain a species) or triggered by artificial selection when humans genetically modify or engineer – that is, directly manipulate - an organism's genome using biotechnology. 


But almost all? 


Yes, in almost all cases, seeds serve as seeds of consciousness as they result in the formation of a space in which conscious-energy can manifest and function naturally; however, there is one case – and one case only – when the seeds now function as seeds of unconsciousness


In the case where elemental plant cells are consumed and transformed into human cells, the result is quite different from all other cases: in all other cases, seeds function in a natural manner and – except when certain mutations happen – they enable the manifestation of something that also functions naturally. That happens in the case of all seeds . . . except for human seeds. 


So again, there are billions of kinds of seeds of consciousness that are involved in the reproductive process on a daily basis around the globe. Of those billions of varieties, only one kind nowadays – namely, human seeds – sets into motion what begins as a natural process but will eventually produce unnatural and supposedly supernatural results and (as a consequence of that) function as seeds of unconsciousness rather than seeds of consciousness. 


The series will continue. 


Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 


2 April 2014 



A DAILY CONSIDERATION FOR YOU


F.: Nowadays, when seeker complete a retreat and leave for their homes, they take with them the cigarette lighter and the pistachio nut that were used during the sessions. 


First, this seed is discussed: 




It is noted that this seed facilitates a reproduction process that happens in a natural fashion and that always results in something totally natural. Sure, each pistachio nut will have a slightly different shape or curvature in the lines of the shell, but the chain of events throughout the entire reproduction process - and then the growth of each nut - unfolds in exactly the same, natural way. 

Nothing is done during the post-reproduction period in terms of programming the nut, conditioning the nut, acculturating the nut, domesticating the nut, or indoctrinating the nut. As with the pistachio seed, all seeds (all transporters of consciousness) . . .

1. function in a totally natural manner, and 

2. all that is reproduced also functions in a totally natural way. 

That is the case in every instance around the globe except for one exception. The exception is what happens with this particular kind of seed: 



That is a human seed (egg) emerging from an ovary via a follicle, and when that kind of seed is fertilized by a sperm cell 



it facilitates a reproduction process that happens in a natural fashion; however, unlike the case with every other kind of seed, something that is totally natural never results when the process involves what has now become humanity's seeds of unconsciousness
What results with those seeds in every case, eventually, is that human seeds – rather than being transporters of consciousness - end up being seeds of unconsciousness that generate something that becomes unnatural and that is often erroneously assumed to be supernatural as well. 

That which results from an act of friction between a male and a female composite unity (that is, two “humans”) and which allows another composite unity to manifest after a nine-month period of gestation will eventually be rendered unconscious, will end up sleepwalking and sleep talking its way through life, and will end up being destructive and self-destructive. 

No seeds, except for human seeds, ever set into motion a process whereby such unnatural things happen. 

And no seeds, except for human seeds, ever set into motion a process whereby such unnatural things happen. 

These 



and all other seeds of consciousness function naturally, and nothing associated with them is ever unnatural or supernatural.

With these “human” seeds, however, 



and with everything associated with them and with any composite unity that comes about as a result of an act of friction, that composite unity will be destined to think, talk and behave in a totally unnatural way. 

And not only unnatural but, often, will be deemed to be “supernatural” as well. Ninety-seven percent of the persons on planet earth claim an affiliation with one organized religion or another. The majority of those persons also believe that human reproduction always involves a noumenal-phenomenal ménage-a-trois: one male, one female, and one god. 

That magical thinking will be passed on to almost all composite unities and will lead to what is taken by the non-Realized masses to be “the birth and creation of  babies.” Most children will be taught a set of dogma that is rooted in magical thinking, that will inspire more magical thinking, and that is now passing on magical thinking patterns from one generation to the next. 

That is what happens with human seeds of unconsciousness nowadays. 

No other seeds pass along the burden of nonsensical beliefs. 
No other seeds end up teaching the result of their reproductive processes the notion that they are not good enough. 

No other seeds generate fear and anxiety and paranoia with talk about the possibility of eternal pain and suffering for those who are “not good.” 

No other seeds generate personality disorders and neuroses and psychoses in their “offspring.” 

No other seeds inspire perfectionism and judging. 

No other seeds teach the concepts of hierarchies and different-from-ment and better-than-ment. 

No other seeds generate narcissism. 

[There are exceptions to the contrary: A woman writing under the name "TXBlue08," a mother of two teenagers in Texas, blogs about raising her children without religion. She wrote in “God Teaches Narcissism”: 

“God has a plan for you.” Telling kids there is a big guy in the sky who has a special path for them makes children narcissistic; it makes them think the world is at their disposal and that, no matter what happens, it doesn’t really matter because God is in control. That gives kids a sense of false security and creates selfishness. “No matter what I do, God loves me and forgives me. He knows my purpose. I am special.” The irony is that, while we tell this story to our kids, other children are abused and murdered, starved and neglected. All part of God’s plan, right? 

I do not want religion to go away. I only want religion to be kept at home or in church where it belongs. It’s a personal effect, like a toothbrush or a pair of shoes. It’s not something to be used or worn by strangers. I want my children to be free not to believe and to know that our schools and our government will make decisions based on what is logical, just and fair—not on what they believe an imaginary God wants.
] 

No other seeds generate distorted, magical, unnatural and supernatural thinking. 

[There are other exceptions to the contrary. While Ellen Seidman has heard time and again that her daughter with Down Syndrome is “a gift from God,” she wrote in the article “My Child With Down Syndrome Is Not A Gift From God”: “She is who she is – not an angel, not a divine gift, and not anything other than a flesh-and-blood little girl ….”

No other seeds teach the kind of cultural xenophobia that inspires people to go to war and to assume the nonsensical persona revealed in the comment, “I am a true patriot – I am willing to die for my country.” 

No other seeds generate the Ultimate Sickness with the symptoms identified by Maharaj as “ignorance and stupidity, and insanity.” 

Only human seeds of unconsciousness result in all of that.
To be continued. 

Please enter the silence of contemplation. 

1 April 2014 


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F.: Many birds and fish and animals might appear to be hypervigilante, and certainly some react more promptly than others. Typically, for example, a human cannot approach a bird in the wild very closely before it flies away; same with deer in the wild; same with a fish in a stream. 


It may have been that none of those had even seen a human before, much less interacted in a way that set up a flight response. That response happens naturally because the consciousness, automatically and spontaneously, prefers continuity. 


As a result of preferring continuity, birds and fish and animals, etc. – everything except humans, in fact – remain awake and aware and conscious throughout the manifestation. 


Only humans - once programmed, conditioned, domesticated, acculturated, indoctrinated, and brainwashed - go to sleep and do not wake up. They might appear to sleep for eight hours, followed by sixteen hours during which they appear to be awake, but that is not the case. They eventually end up as asleep during the sixteen-hour block of time as during the eight-hour block of time. 


Once they enter into the Dream of the Planet, they will dream that they are awake when they are actually asleep, 24 / 7. They will talk in their sleep, walk in their sleep, drive in their sleep, get paid to work in their sleep, screw up whatever they are supposed to be doing at the jobsite in their sleep, screw up their “relationships” in their sleep, worship in their sleep or seek in their sleep, ad infinitum.


The seeds of consciousness that Maharaj spoke of are seeds that generate consciousness and allow for conscious-of-ness. In humans, though, that same property becomes bastardized and human seeds nowadays (post-programming, post-conditioning, post-domestication, post-acculturation, post-indoctrination, and post-brainwashing) function more as seeds of unconsciousness


The result of that? Whereas the naturally-functioning consciousness automatically and spontaneously seeks continuity among almost every living thing, there is an exception, namely, in every post-programming, post-conditioning, post-domestication, post-acculturation, post-indoctrination, and post–brainwashing human. 


Only humans (after being programmed, conditioned, domesticated, acculturated, indoctrinated, and brainwashed) behave contrary to what is natural and actually become addictive, self-defeating, counter-productive, self-sabotaging, and self-destructive, all a result of developing a mind, having it filled with nonsense, and then believing the nonsense (which is itself a form of insanity, something that no other living things experience). 


Referring to the water-filled womb, Maharaj pointed out this: For the sprouting of any seed, water is necessary. Similarly, for the sprouting of this knowledge "I am", water and food essence are necessary. In the essence of the food the quality of "I Amness" is in a dormant state. 


As salt is in seawater, similarly, in the body, in combination with the vital breath, the consciousness appears. [Note that he is identifying the three parts of the composite unity.] It is the consciousness that feels pain or pleasure, not the body or the vital breath. Once you know that you are not the body, all the concepts about pain and pleasure will disappear by themselves. 


[Then he returns to the cigarette lighter discussed previously.] See this flame of the cigarette lighter. It has appeared, it has disappeared; it's just like that. Has it got any concept, this flame? What is without concept is the most perfect, the most proper. 


That which is not most perfect but which is most imperfect (that is, that which is totally flawed and corrupted and plagued with the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness that Maharaj identified as “ignorance, stupidity, and insanity”) is every post-programming, post-conditioning, post-domestication, post-acculturation, post-indoctrination, and post–brainwashing person. 


As usual, Maharaj's prediction proved accurate, that science would progress to the point someday that it would provide evidence of the vaildity of the non-dual teachings. So, consider the seeds that function in nature, and consider the cells at their core. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is stored inside the nucleus of every human cell (with over six feet of DNA in a single human cell). Similarly, DNA is stored inside the nucleus of every plant or animal cell as well. 


It is DNA that contains the genetic instructions for the development and functioning of living things. That chromosome rope that wraps around itself contains all of the coding required for an acorn to develop naturally into an oak and for a pistachio seed to develop naturally into a pistachio nut 




and for plant food elements to develop into what is called “a baby.”
 
While some living things can reproduce without seeds, most reproduction does involve seeds. Maharaj spoke of the seed of a male which, via an act of friction, might contact the seed of a woman (as show here)



setting off a spontaneous process by which more and more elements come together, like this 



or like this with humans. 



Everything up to that point (with nuts and humans as well) is natural. Seed functioning is natural with all seeds, including human seeds, initially. Soon, though, all of that will change in the case of humans: now that programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, indoctrination, and brainwashing are applied in every instance with humans – nothing happens naturally any longer. 

With humans, all happens unnaturally and / or supernaturally as persons become trapped in unnatural behaviors and in supernatural thinking / religious thinking / spiritual thinking / nonsensical thinking (a.k.a., magical thinking). 

Nothing on the planet (except humans) is burdened with the liability of a fiction-and-nonsense-and-ignorance-filled mind that generates unnatural thoughts and words and actions, that generates supernatural thoughts and words and actions, and that generates addictive, self-defeating, counter-productive, self-sabotaging, and self-destructive behavior. 

Nothing on the planet (other than humans) suffers from the Ultimate Sickness, so nothing on the planet other than humans needs the Ultimate Medicine. 
That Medicine is now in short supply, but occasionally a seeker stumbles across the path of one that can dispense that Medicine in the exact dosage required, but again, most do not want to open up and take the Medicine. So it is. 

To be continued. 

Please enter the silence of contemplation. 

31 March 2014 


A DAILY CONSIDERATION FOR YOU


F.: Consider another understanding that Maharaj’s lighter can provide: his lighter functioned naturally, that is, in ways that were determined by natural laws (not unnatural laws or supernatural laws). Yet it sat for hours at a time without moving, without doing anything, without being driven to go, so . . . without being addicted to chaos. 


That is not possible when one is trapped in the role of “The Super Seeker,” “The Super Religious One,” “The Spiritual Giant,” etc. As was the case here as well when those roles were assigned or assumed and being played, those ego-states do not inspire a cigarette-lighter-style of living that does not require going and doing and zooming. Why? Because the cigarette lighter had a “clear mind,” or because the cigarette lighter had no mind? 


The mind cannot tolerate stillness. Because it is forever going and doing and zooming from one thought to the next, the body will be inspired to keep up the same pace. Those trapped in the mind can also be trapped in seeking; in going to “holy places” around the globe; 


in doing activities that make one feel more and more religious or spiritual; in paying to go to an ashram in India or in South America or the U.S. or Europe; in seeking out all of the Big Name Teachers instead of being guided to the inner resource by one teacher; and 

in going to one place after another in order to (supposedly) treat the mind, heal the mind, clear the mind, purify the mind, cleanse the mind, cure the mind, mend the mind, repair the mind, rebuild the mind, settle the mind, quiet the mind, restore the mind, medicate the mind, still the mind, calm the mind, tranquilize the mind, compose the mind, relax the mind, soothe the mind, ad infinitum


Such persons might as well tell a doctor that it okay with them if the doctor would just purify a cancerous tumor, repair a cancerous tumor, rebuild a cancerous tumor, medicate a cancerous tumor, calm a cancerous tumor, tranquilize a cancerous tumor, or soothe a cancerous tumor. 


But like the doctor who knows that would all be insane and knows that the tumor must be removed, the one that offers the Ultimate Medicine understands that, similarly, the mind must be removed. And how do the doctor and teacher both make that happen? By removing everything that is any part of the tumor or that is any part the mind, respectively. 


ALL parts of the mind must be removed – including the ideas, notions, judgments, values, perceptions, convictions, principles, rules, certainties, concepts, dogma, opinions, views, etc. (a.k.a., “beliefs,” which have never before been considered objectively or questioned in the least). 


The moment the last, remaining belief is abandoned, the mind ends. One reaches that state of “zero concepts” that Maharaj endorsed. 


Yes, Maharaj spoke of the mind in I AM THAT (which he later advised seekers not to read, suggesting they read his later teachings instead), but in the end, his advice was to reach a “no-mind” state. Realized, one can become as that speck of consciousness called “Maharaj” became post-Realization: mindless. 


If not in that “zero concepts”–“no mind” state, then one will be driven (by personalities and by the nonsensical content of the mind) to go and do and zoom. An addiction to chaos will result. Peace will be forfeited in the search for peace. As in the case with the man referenced yesterday, one will drive ten hours round-trip, once or twice a month, to do "clear mind work"; 


one will behave as does the woman referenced in an earlier series, the woman seeking to maintain her state of absolute purity while longing for death in order to escape the karmic cycles she believes in but spending thousands of dollars annually to visit an ashram in Venezuela where sessions are conducted in Spanish (which she does not speak or understand), all the while claiming that it is one of the tools she uses to remain “spiritually fit”; or 


one will spend the entire relative existence, with the same sort of goal in mind, visiting this spiritual center or that one; this Big Name Teacher or that one; or going to services here or meetings there. 


They become trapped in a “Catch-22”-type trap: they do not have a relative existence worth living, so they go and do and zoom to find what they think they need to learn and know and gain in order to have a fulfilling life; and their very going and doing and zooming blocks them from having that which they are seeking. 


Some alcoholics who abandoned their families on a daily basis during their drinking days find a 12-step program and then . . . abandon their families on a daily basis while allowing the members of that group to become their “new family” and then becoming . . . 


as addicted to being re-programmed there as they were addicted to alcohol; 


as addicted to having a new captive audience there as they were addicted to alcohol; 


as addicted to their new source of arrogance as they were addicted to alcohol as a result of believing that they have attained a “heightened level of spirituality” and are no longer "bad" but are now "good" (in fact, really, really good).


And that is all deemed to be “a good thing” that provides “a new life that is so much better than before.” Not true. The only change is that a new “drug” has been found, the drug of being better than, the drug of being unbelievably good, the drug of positive strokes and "attagirl's" and "attaboy's" that are offered if one does what he or she is told. 


And that same scenario plays out in religious groups and in spiritual groups and in ashrams and in services and in meetings all around the globe on a daily basis. 


People who are bored or ill at ease will generate chaos and will engage in hard-to-imagine-degrees of going and doing and zooming, all in the name of “improving” and “seeking all that is required to have a happy life at some later point in the relative" or "at some later point, post-manifestation": 


That mentality – that level of mental illness which is revealed by that type of agenda – produces these kind of beliefs: “I will suffer now in order to rejoice later”; or, “I will give up relaxing now to do all kinds of extra work now and will engage in all of the seeking I must do now in order to be able to relax later”; or, “I will spend thousands of dollars and thousands of hours working constantly at trying to get a clear mind (tumor) or quiet mind (tumor) or cleansed mind (tumor) or purified mind (tumor)." 


In other words, instead of just living, I will make a second job out of living.


The Direct Path Method of Non-Dual Teachings, in combination with the Nisarga Yoga, do not invite seekers to learn more, to know more, or to accumulate more dogma or knowledge or beliefs. The invitation to seekers is to un-learn, to submit to being un-taught, to be de-programmed, to add nothing more to the vast storehouse of nonsense called the mind, and to be purged of that liability instead. 


Here, in this neighborhood, the deer expend whatever energy is required to meet the basic needs of their relative existence; sometimes, they will also expend energy to play and have a good time (such as when fawns that have “found their legs” scamper about and jump about and race and dart all around the property here); 


yet they do not spend a speck of energy trying to clear their minds or purify their minds; they do not waste a speck of energy racing about here and there trying to accumulate; and they are not addicted to chaos, so they can sit in the cold blue shade and relax rather than being driven to go and do and zoom. 


Relax? Take it easy? Forget trying to cleanse or clear or purify the mind and be rid of its influence once and for all? Do what is required to meet the basic requirements of the relative existence without being trapped in the burdensome, culture-inspired desire to accumulate in excess? Hummm. Far too radical, some will say, huh? 


To be continued. 


Please enter the silence of contemplation. 


TOMORROW: Seeds of Consciousness vs. Seeds of Unconsciousness 


30 March 2014 



A DAILY CONSIDERATION FOR YOU


F.: So here's a review of the various parts of Maharaj's metaphor of the lighter: 



and



Then, Maharaj used the flame to represent the essence of the manifestation as well, not just that which provides light and not only that which allows for clear witnessing of truth and not only that which can allow for the ability to differentiate the false from the true but also that which represents the very essence of the manifestation: 



Yes, he also used the flame to make clear that "Love" (which allows for the understanding of the unicity to come) has nothing to do with the subject-object version of so-called "love" (which is the only version that the non-Realized can speak of). 

To understanding Love is to understand that you are everything, meaning that You understand the functioning of the totality and can trace the roots of "this universe" back to the one, original atom that accounts for the commonality - the Oneness - of all. 

To understand Love is to understand that there are no hierarchies, no actual separation, no better-than-ment, and no different-from-ment; furthermore, to understand that there are no hierarchies, no actual separation, no better-than-ment, and no different-from-ment is to bring to an end the arrogance and egotism which give rise to a false sense of division and which generates chaos and desires and fears and which inspire an addiction to control and power which leads in turn to tension and disagreements and disharmony and discord and divorce and conflict and fighting and skirmishes and clashes and battles and wars. 

By contrast, if one is driven by the sweet taste of the essence - that is, by the sweet taste of the nectar of both the essence of the AM-ness as well as the sweet taste of the nectar of immortality while devoid of the false notion of self-ness or Self-ness - then the reminder of the manifestation can unfold in a manner that will be marked by an absence of the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness which Maharaj identified as "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity." 

Because there is nothing that is personal and there is no "one" who is a person, his pointer does not imply that there are ignorant persons, stupid persons, or insane persons. No, there is just the ignorance, the stupidity, and the insanity which can be treated by those who are willing to open up and take the Ultimate Medicine of truth. 

Why do so few Realize? Because the Ultimate Medicine can provide a relative existence that is flavored by the sweet taste of the essence and by the sweet taste of the nectar of both the essence of the AM-ness as well as the sweet taste of the nectar of immortality but the Ultimate Medicine has what persons take to be a very bitter taste. 

It has been said that "the truth will set you free," but what is usually not said is, "however, it will really piss you off first." 

Why? Because at every step of the treatment, the supposedly "defining" beliefs of one ego-state after another must be challenged. It is like the chemotherapy that makes you feel worse at first in order to make you feel better later. 

Recently, one playing the role of "The Spiritual Giant" was speaking of the benefits he was receiving from his on-going use of the latest "spiritual-fad-du-jour" which the snake oil salespeople are calling "Clear Mind Work." 

So what is required for this latest fad? Quite an elaborate system, as it turns out. You'll need a special cap - only a "qEEG Brain Cap" will do; you'll need a laptop computer with the most current Windows operating system and all necessary software pre-loaded; 

you'll need 3-Photic Glasses (with blue, green, and yellow colors); you'll require gold electrical leads; you'll also need the Staff Training DVD and Special Headphones and a NeuroIntegrator Box and a Neuro-map EEG Box and Level 1 Training and Paste and Conductive Gel. 

He also reported that, for those who are truly dedicated to having a "clear mind," the recommendation is to "purchase as well as a UBS Light and Sound Meditation Mind Machine, an Audio Visual Synthesizer, and a Special Lighting System." 

Recommended Retail Cost for one state of the art system: Over $5,000.00. 

Were Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and Ramana Maharshi and their contemporaries incompetent? There is not one single instance to be found when they notified any seeker coming to Maharaj's loft or to Maharshi's ashram that the seeker should remember to bring all of the proper and necessary equipment along if they have any hope at all of leaving with "a clear mind." 

Yes, the results of a trained professional's use of EMDR with clients, which can involve a light bar or sounds, has been show to be effective. But sitting alone in front of a light bar will produce no lasting results at all as far as processing the unprocessed samskaras (memories) that - like personalities - subconsciously drive self-destructive thoughts and words and actions (relatively speaking). 

But the relevant facts about the myth of "getting a clear mind" are these: there is no such thing as a clear mind: either there is a mind, which is filled with totally unclear nonsense and fiction, or there is no mind at all. The eBook below to that with its title: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PEACE OF MIND (There Is Only Peace If You Are Out of Your Mind).

What Maharaj made clear is this: if one Realizes, a no-mind state is reached. If one understands Maharaj's teachings, then a "zero concepts" state is reached. Maharaj spoke of "the mind" along the way, but in the end, he made clear that one is not seeking a "clear mind"; the goal, instead, is freedom from the mind completely

Almost every living thing on planet earth abides via the auspices of the no-mind brain and intuition and all six of the senses. Only humans have a part of the brain called "the mind" that has evolved to store and retrieve and that is now full of nonsensical fiction. 
That area, the mind, was originally "a friend," a center of problem solution; a tool used to facilitate the perpetuation of the species. Now, it has become "the enemy," the center of the problem, and something that is hindering and retarding and impeding the perpetuation of the species. 

"The truth will set you free, but it will piss you off first," so how did the man touting the benefits of the use of his "Clear Mind Machine / System" respond when he was asked if he might be interested in two different possible perspectives? 

He said "yes" but he really meant "no," so the response was not positive after the two considerations were offered, those being the following: 

"Is it possible that you have as little chance of getting a clear mind and keeping it that way as you have of getting a clear colon and keeping it that way?" 

and 

"Is it possible that both the mind and the colon are chock full of the same thing, really?" 

After the seething subsided, his egos-states all joined forces to justify his continuing with his "clear mind work," saying, "Floyd, we all has different vehicles to use to get through this life." 

The reply: "Indeed, you are spot on. And a few of those vehicles are running efficiently, hitting in perfect timing and rhythm on all cylinders. All the rest are clunkers." 

End of discussion. 

So back to the question, "Why do so few Realize?" Because they believe that there is a payoff, and that payoff - which involves nonsensical thoughts and words and actions - is a compilation of activities and doingness that are all entered into subconsciously with a desire reinforce a host of ego-states that all have a desire to be different from, better than, unique, more Realized, more enlightened, and more liberated than all others. 

To Realize is to step off the ladder; to climb down from the uppermost range of the hierarchy where one supposes that he or she is at the top, or getting close; to abandon all religious and spiritual workaholism; and to abide naturally and simply and spontaneously. 

If the third leg as well as the second leg of "the journey" is completed, the result will be that: abiding naturally and simply and spontaneously; abiding sanely; abiding in a way that is free of all of the magical thinking that is generated by the main problem - the mind; and living under the auspices of the properly-functioning brain rather than the malfunctioning mind. 
That is what "Applied Advaita" look like. What is does not look like is someone sitting in a room next to all of the elements of the Clear Mind Kit, wearing tri-color glasses and a funny-looking knit cap that is said to be "the special qEEG Brain Cap." 

So there it is: 



To be continued. 

Please enter the silence of contemplation. 

29 March 2014 


A DAILY CONSIDERATION FOR YOU


F.: To review: There is no “you” or “me.” That which is mistaken for a “you” or “me” is actually nothing more than a composite unity, a triad of constantly circulating (that is, “coming and going”) plant food elements that are forming a temporary space, air that is constantly circulating, and conscious-energy that is also constantly circulating.

1. As the cigarette lighter that is tossed in the garbage and hauled off to a landfill will deteriorate, and 


2. as the elements that come together to form the space which holds the fuel and that provides the opportunity for light / fire to manifest will eventually come apart, 


so too is the case with each composite unity. 


While throwaway cultures now have mainly "disposable lighters" that are used until their single, limited amount of fuel is exhausted, Maharaj's lighter was one that could be refilled time and again whenever more fuel was needed for the functioning of the lighter; so too the case is that all elemental bodies require a resupplying of food / fuel for their functioning. 




The food / fuel moved about with Maharaj's elemental lighter, and the potentiality for light was there; 


 but that does not mean that the light was either the elements or the fuel. The same is the case with that which is called "a human": 

the conscious-energy moves about in a space formed by the coming together of elements, yet that consciousness is not the vehicle by which it moves. Last summer, the elemental plant body-cum-consciousness was moved by airplane from Houston to Los Angeles, but that does not mean that I was an airplane because that happened. 

I - the manifest consciousness - am not whatever I might be manifested within. I am not that space. I remain the energy, the purely and accurately witnessing energy. If one wants to define what "the True Self" is, the term "The Pure Witnessing" is as close as need be for the sake of discussing that temporary "True Self-ness." 


Furthermore, in the Original State as awareness (which was not aware of), THAT which I was prior to a manifested speck of conscious-energy was nothing more than a speck of unaware energy with the potentiality to manifest as a speck of consciousness and to Realize, a process that then allows the unblocked consciousness to facilitate the process by which awareness becomes aware of itself and its Original Nature.


As with Maharaj's lighter that provided a "potentiality" for the manifesting of light / fire, so too is the case with humans: a speck of energy has the potential to manifest if a chance series of things and happenings come together at a certain point . . . a "coming together" that involves a pair of composite unities that will be called "a father" and "a mother." 


Those unities are elemental; there is oxygen present; there is fuel / food that has been introduced; there is an act of friction that happens as a result of natural urges; and, in some cases, the act of friction




 triggers a "spark" that sets off a chain reaction - that sets into motion a series of spontaneous, natural happenings which provide another elemental plant food space within which food can be introduced and the process of generating light can continue. Nothing more is happening than a series of cyclings.

Similarly, the light / fire that the lighter provided for Maharaj was possible because all of the things and happenings that were required for that process to unfold had come together at one particular time and in a particular space: 


there was the space formed by elements; there was fuel introduced inside that space; there was an act of friction that generated a spark; there was the oxygen required for the fuel to help trigger a process that then spontaneously and automatically generated light / fire. 


The same happens with humans and birds and deer and roaches and insects, etc.: all of the things and happenings that are required for a reproductive process to unfold come together at one particular time and in a particular space: 


there are the spaces formed by elements that are called "a male" and "a female"; there are plant cells that were consumed and that converted into human cells (or bird cells or deer cells or roach cells or insect cells, etc.); 


there is fuel / food introduced inside that space (be that food introduced via the eating of plants or the eating of something that ate plants); there was an act of friction that generated a "spark"; and there was the oxygen required for the fuel / food to be able to trigger a process that then spontaneously and automatically generated the manifestation of light / fire. 


And, as with Maharaj's lighter, there was a temporary manifestation of light, the kind of light that in a dark barn could facilitate the clear witnessing that allows what was first thought to be a snake to be seen for what it really is, just a harmless rope (or to see, in the case of those Maharaj called "Big Name Teachers") that what was first thought to be a harmless rope might well be a far-from-harmless snake, of sorts. 


To Review: 


Again, the plant food elements are circulating via the consumption of plants or something that ate plants, and the body-cum-consciousness is neither a space that has continuity nor is it the conscious-energy manifested therein.


When the manifestation comes to an end, the elements will return to the universal pool of elements; the air will return to the universal pool of air; and the conscious-energy will return to the universal pool of conscious-energy. End of the story.


And again, a flame / light manifests as a result of the chance combination of earth elements, the fuel, and a spark (the act of friction). 


Next, add in the point offered by scientist Szent-Gyorgyi who noted that “what drives life is thus a little electric current [providing a spark, if you will] set up by the sunshine.” 


It really is so simple. It is humans with their concepts and beliefs that complicate the existence. 


In the 300's A.D., religious leaders met to consider the content in what they called "The Holy Bible." At their councils, they determined that 1,000 chapters that spoke of the humanity of one called "Jesus Christ" had to be removed from all copies and burned in order to have only versions that supported the conceptualized "divinity" of the man. 


They determined that the women who had been in charge of the religion had to be removed and that only unmarried men could perform the duties of "the priest." 

They determined that services should be presented in Latin, a language that the masses could not even understand. 


They determined that private ownership of a Bible would be an offense punishable by death, claiming that only priests could properly interpret the meaning of scriptures. [The concept of "CYA" goes way back.]

But one other change they made was also significant: in their still-continuing debate about why an all-powerful God could not stamp out evil and why "bad things happen to good people," they determined that they would introduce the concept of a second god, a god of evil. 


They modeled after the ancient evil gods of Greece and Rome an entity that also had a pitchfork and a tail and horns. They took the Hebrew word for "the enemy," namely "satan" (often also used originally to refer to egotism) and they took the pagan name for a god of insects ("beelzebub") and they capitalized those and invented the idea of a second god. 


That second god they claimed was a god of evil named "Satan" or "Beelzebub," and they explained that the bad, rebellious god was the reason that evil existed in spite of there being a supposedly all-loving, all-knowing, all-powerful god. They reported that there is a battle going on across the heavens as the two fight "for the hearts and souls and minds" of humankind. 


Then, one priest pointed out a line in their holy text that they concluded had to be removed from a book that millions deem "holy" and infallible because it was "written by God," but that line they expunged because it contradicted the newly-dreamed-up fiction about a "god of evil, a Satan" who is responsible for all evil in the world. Obviously, that particular line was the exception, one that was sneaked into the scriptures without having been inspired by God.


That original line said: "You have been given a simple life. Man's complex problems are of his own making. " 


Not the makings of a god of evil? No. Not the makings of "Satan"? No. So of course that line had to be removed. It pointed to the truth rather than supporting their newest, dreamed-up lie that would eventually be spread around the entire globe.


Again, “what drives life is thus a little electric current [providing a spark, if you will] set up by the sunshine.” 


As Maharaj reported over and over, it really is so very simple. It is humans with their complex concepts and ideas and notions and perceptions and misperceptions and dogma (a.k.a., "beliefs") that complicate the existence. 


Indeed, the problems of humankind do truly center in the mind. It is the mind that is the carrier of the germs that cause the Ultimate Sickness. 


Maharaj's lighter worked as it was always expected to work. It never became infected with the germs of the Ultimate Sickness. Neither have deer nor fish nor roaches not insects nor anything else living on planet earth, except for humans. 

The lighter had no mind. It functioned naturally, according to the natural laws of nature and physics. Would that humans could do the same. 

Alas, most will never even do as well as Maharaj's lighter, because most do not abide by the natural laws of nature and physics. They abide under the auspices of a mind filled with what Maharaj called "ignorance and stupidity and insanity." 

The Ultimate Medicine is received only by those who can hear and consider objectively but never by those who continue to deny and spin and justify their belief in insane concepts that are disguised by the cloaks of religion or spirituality or accumulated "knowledge," (a.k.a., learned ignorance).

To be continued. 


Please enter the silence of contemplation. 


28 March 2014 



A DAILY CONSIDERATION FOR YOU


F.: [Have received many requests to explain Maharaj’s metaphor of the lighter and have always replied that an explanation might be offered at some point. The analogy has always seemed to be quite straightforward, so no space on the site was given to the topic, but more questions about the lighter metaphor have made clear that the message Maharaj was trying to convey has not always hit the mark with some. Because it can be relevant to this discussion, here goes]: 

The problem that some have in understanding fully the points that Maharaj was trying to convey via the lighter is that some seekers have concluded that the lighter represents something personal, just as they have looked at their bodies and minds and personalities and taken those to have some sort of personal aspects as well. 


The invitation is to understand that there is nothing personal, either now or “later.” As discussed in the eBook below, THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS PERSONAL (Including You and Including God), the requirement to reach that nothing-personal understanding begins with giving up the notion of body-identification, and giving up the notion of body-identification requires understanding what the body and this perceived “you” actually is. 


That, in turn, requires understanding that the “you” and the “I” that the masses speak of is not something personal but is nothing more than a composite unity

So understand first that what is taken by most to be a “you” or a “me” is actually nothing more than a composite unity, a triad of constantly circulating (that is, “coming and going”) plant food elements that are forming a space, air that is constantly circulating, and conscious-energy that is also constantly circulating. 


[That alone is a point that many never grasp. There is no body continuity. Plant food elements are constantly coming together and coming apart. Skin is shed constantly and replaced in total every 28 days. The stomach lining is replaced every 3 days or so. The only reason that persons think that they have always had “this same body” is because of samskaras (mental impressions or memories), which are always false. Plant food cells are converted into humans cells that come and go. Most know that the air is always circulating, but many do not understand that the conscious-energy is also circulating, also coming and going "into and out of" the space called "a human body." Because of the above circulations, human must eat regularly to replace cells that are going and to replace conscious-energy which comes and goes as well.] 


So, the plant food elements are circulating via the consumption of plants or something that ate plants, and the body-cum-consciousness is not a space that has continuity; neither is the conscious-energy manifested therein the same specks of conscious-energy that were therein the day before. 


When the manifestation comes to an end, the elements will return to the universal pool of elements; the air will return to the universal pool of air; and the conscious-energy will return to the universal pool of conscious-energy. 


So, the analogy? 


While scientists do not suggest that fire can be classified as either matter or energy, most do agree that it is the result of a process involving both, an energetic combination of various substances and oxygen that can release light and heat. 


Air / oxygen is required for the process by which a lighter can generate fire / light; so is an act of friction. So consider: 




Then note that a flame / light manifests as a result of the chance combination of earth elements, the fuel, and a spark (the act of friction).


Next, add in the point offered by scientist Szent-Gyorgyi who noted that “what drives life is thus a little electric current [providing a spark, if you will] set up by the sunshine.” Note the part of the lighter that - by generating an act of friction - activates the spark:
 

Now see what conclusions you can draw from the metaphor and see if the analogy makes more sense. The explanation will then continue. 

Please enter the silence of contemplation. 

27 March 2014 


A DAILY CONSIDERATION FOR YOU


F.: Maharaj said that one day science would advance enough that it would provide concrete evidence of the validity of all of the ancient non-dual teachings. 

Additionally, Maharaj - as well as the ancients - spoke far more about personality than about THAT. In fact, in the end, Maharaj spoke not at all about THAT” or “the Noumenal” or things “religious” and / or “spiritual” except to advise seekers to abandon their search for anything “spiritual” and to abide naturally according to their (originally) “normal inclinations.” 


In terms of being free of the effects of personality and the way that each persona drives thoughts and words and actions subconsciously, and in terms of science now proving just how devastating the effects of personality can be, the science of enneagram personality testing and analysis is now able to do exactly what Maharaj predicted. 


As noted yesterday, each of the nine basic personality types brings the potential for disintegration into serious mental and emotional personality disorders which can further disintegrate into full-blown neuroses and psychoses. 


More and more there are some persons who are contacting this site who are revealing such mental states, bent on escaping both reality and Reality rather than getting fully into touch with Reality and reality. 


Nine years ago when the postings on this blog first began, the neurotics and psychotics who were writing to attack “me” and the content of the postings were typically self-identified as “Christians” or  "Muslims" or "Hindus."


They showed all of the disorders common to religious types: the Schizophrenia Personality Disorder (P.D.); the Delusional P. D.; the Narcissistic P.D. / the God Complex Disorder; the Dependency / Co-Dependency P.D.; the Borderline P.D.; the Passive-Aggressive P.D.; the Paranoid P.D.; the Pathological or Sociopathic P.D., and others. 

The same disorders were also observable in some of those contacting the site who were obviously playing the role of “The Spiritual Giant,” many bragging that they could proclaim proudly that they “were not religious but were spiritual instead.” 

Nowadays, there has been a shift, and many who are now surfacing are identifying themselves as either “Realized” or as “A Seeker Who Is Almost Fully Realized But Just Needs A Little ‘Fine Tuning’ To Finish Up The Process.” What self-delusion. 


There are others who suggest that I owe it to the visitors to this site to share “the mind-altering and therefore life-altering experiences” that they are reporting, noting that the use of certain drugs facilitated their becoming “more awake, more aware, and more conscious” when in effect the other comments they include make clear that they are totally unawake, totally unaware, totally unconscious and anything but Realized. 


And all of those among this newer breed of self-deceivers are also among the ones who are displaying the influence of certain of the nine basic personality types and who are really interested in completing LEG TWO on “the journey” but not at all interested in completing the THIRD LEG. 


Yesterday, this invitation was offered: You might look over the listings and see if you can determine which personality types are most likely to want to complete LEG TWO of “the journey” and then try to abide in “Foo-Foo Land,” remaining totally out of touch with both reality and Reality for the remainder of the manifestation. More tomorrow on the exact personality types of seekers who are most likely to go that route. 


Type Ones and Type Fives are would-be know-it-alls. Rather than transcend the influence of their “minds” (the storehouse of “their accumulated knowledge,” that is, their learned ignorance), they take great pride in their “minds” and in their “personal libraries containing books by all of the Big Name Teachers.” Yet many of those types do not even want to complete the second leg of “the journey.” They never move beyond Step Two on the seven-step “path” and remain attached to their mind-identification. 


But the personality types that are showing up and who only want to complete two of the three legs of “the journey” are highly influenced by the Type 5 personality, the Type 7 personality, the Type 9 personality, and sometimes the Type 4 personality. Those types can produce “Queens and Kings of Escapism and Avoidance.” 


Some may look like “True and Earnest Seekers of the True Self and Realization,” but in fact they are motivated to escape the responsibilities of the relative existence by taking only the second leg of the “journey” and moving into Foo-Foo Land, being in touch with Reality (so they mistakenly think) but preferring to be totally out of touch with reality. 


Consider again the content of the list provided yesterday that catalogued the personality disorders and that revealed which of those types can inspire escapism and avoidance:


Type 5: Schizoid-Avoidance P.D., Schizotypal P.D. 


Type 7: Addictive P.D., Bipolar P.D. 


Type 9: Schizoid P.D., Dissociative P.D. 


Type 4: Avoidant P.D. 


Because personality disorders can develop into major cases of neuroses and even psychoses, then the end result can be a total dissociation from reality and dissociation from Reality as well. Thus this: 


some persons mentally build “castles in the air,” but full-blown neurotics and psychotics move into those castles. (And psychologists, psychiatrists, and “Big Name Teachers” who manipulate seekers into paying them $5000 to $20,000 for their “treatment” / retreats / seminars / etc.) collect the rent on those castles. 


There comes a time when at Step Three on the seven-step “path” – if one is to reach the peace of "The Child No-Knowing Stage" or “The Child Ignorance State” - that one must transition beyond what are usually the final three roles that persons on the “path” cling to, namely, “The Super Religious One,” “The Spiritual Giant,” and “The Super Seeker.” 


Yet no one can reach even that point if there is a subconscious agenda to escape the reality of the relative existence and Reality itself. Just as insanity cannot address insanity and just as ignorance cannot alleviate ignorance, so too the case is this: 


being asleep cannot result in awakeness; 


being unaware cannot result in awareness; 


being unconscious cannot result in being conscious; 


desiring to escape all things relative cannot result in being in touch with reality; 


and 


preferring to avoid reality cannot possibly allow for Realization to be overlaid on the relative so that the remainder of the manifestation can happen in a sane and sound and logical and reasonable and natural manner. 


To be continued. 


Please enter the silence of contemplation. 


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 the Understanding That Came to Many via That Metaphor







 
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SHIFTING THE FOCUS FROM THAT WHICH DOES NOT WORK TO THAT WHICH DOES, Part One


A "movement" or "shift" happened here that added another parallel to the many parallels in terms of the phenomenal "experiences" and the noumenal revelations that "Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj" and "Floyd" share in common. (Many visitors over the years have said that they also shared the same parallels with "Maharaj" and "Floyd" as well.) In the case of "Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj" and "Floyd": 

1. both grew up in very poor families 2. both moved to populated areas to seek employment opportunities 3. both exhibited business skills that led to their opening and operating many businesses and to their having a large number of employees working for them 4. both succeeded financially 5. both became attached to accumulating; 6. both married and had a family 7. both were initially religious 8. both moved away from organized religion and became interested in "spiritual" matters, finding and following the teachings of a big name teacher (or, in "Floyd's" case, many big name teachers) 9. both had highly religious wives who were quite displeased with the shift away from religion and toward "spirituality" 10. both began to feel empty in spite of all of their "spiritual seeking" and in spite of all of their accumulated "spiritual knowledge"; 
 

11. both began to de-accumulate after both saw that they could survive quite well on a fraction of the income they had been making 12. both had wives who were unhappy when the de-accumulation stage was entered and both had wives who became unhappy about their husbands' focus on non-duality and who blamed their unhappiness on no longer having a religious husband (The facts be known, in both cases the unhappiness involved the fact that their husbands were no longer interested in - or willing - to work 80+ hours per week and that their husbands were no longer interested in accumulating wealth and possessions and providing the rich lifestyle to which their wives had grown accustomed) 

13. both eventually came to see that the religious and spiritual states were also ego-states, and both saw that there are far more steps on the "path" to complete after reaching the religious and spiritual steps and after playing those roles which are the third of seven steps on the entire "path" 14. both "lost" their wives (one via "death," the other through divorce); 15. both accelerated their seeking; 16. both entered into the "forest dweller stage" 17. both Realized 18. both began to de-accumulate even more 

19. both began sharing the teachings 20. for years, both answered questions in whatever order those questions were received, though both said that the movement from identification with the false "I" / "I's" involved an exact, step-wise manner of moving along a "path" that involved "going back" in the same (but reverse order) of the way they "came in" - that is, the way that the manifestation happened and the way that the consciousness was blocked through seven stages that resulted in their becoming identified solely with their false personas, with the content of the "mind," and eventually, with the body. But the most significant awareness that finally came to both after years of offering satsang and after having answered thousands and thousands of questions was this: After years of "Maharaj" offering satsang in his loft, and after years of "Floyd" offering satsang in meeting halls and in his home and via what one site visitor called "Floyd's electronic loft," this fact became obvious to both: "Maharaj" came to see in the 1970's and into 1980 and 1981 that his approach was not working and "Floyd" finally came to see the same.

21. Both saw that many who heard the teachings are not going to understand (Maharaj reporting that "only 1 in 100,000 are going to 'get' this" understanding) 22. both soon saw that even more than expected of those who heard the teachings were not going to understand (Maharaj modifying his "guesstimate" and reporting that "only 1 in 1,000,000 are going to 'get' this" understanding) 23. eventually both saw that even far more than expected of those who heard the teachings were not going to understand (Maharaj eventually concluding that "only 1 in 10,000,000 are going to 'get' this" understanding). And the failings were not the fault of seekers. A "one -in-ten-million" estimate is proof that satsang was not working for most seekers, and the evidence here lately is proof of the same.

Both "Maharaj" and "Floyd" invited seekers to focus on the exact, step-wise "path." Yes, during satsang, "Maharaj" sometimes alluded to the steps while discussing them in no particular order - but he never once laid out the steps in the exact order in which they had to be completed. That was not his teachings style or approach.

Therefore, another movement or shift is happening here spontaneously after reflecting on the more than two decades since the teachings were first offered here and looking at the results of Maharaj sharing pointers in his loft and looking at the results of "Floyd" sharing pointers in this electronic loft: Looking objectively at his results, Maharaj's satsang method of sharing - in the end and by his own admission (only "one out of 10,000,000") - did not produce the intended outcome.

Looking objectively at the results here when using an "electronic loft" satsang method of sharing has not produced the intended outcome nearly as often as any of the three "face-to-face" methods used with seekers by which they have been led through the seven steps in order. Here, the body is growing older, of course. Mahasamadhi could be taken today, or it could be taken in twenty years.

Obviously, that cannot be known. But the decision here has been made that whatever amount of the relative existence remains shall be spent in sharing the teachings in the ways that have been seen over the last 20+ years to be the most effective methods.

Looking back over the list of those that have truly received the understanding, it is seen that Robert R. read all of the books, then took the online Advaita course and then completed some face-to-face Skype sessions to receive the final clarifications required. It was seen that Mac read all of the books, completed the online course, and then attended a retreat where he was guided through the seven steps. Mac said that the online course work inspired him to attend the retreat in order to be able to receive the final "pieces." It was seen that Andy Gugar, Jr. read all of the books, then came here for a retreat and was taken through the seven steps in order, and then returned once more for the final clarifications required. After reviewing the shifts that happened with him after attending two retreats, he reaffirmed this past week his commitment to helping spread the non-duality, nisarga understanding as presented here. As a result of seeing what has "worked" during the last 20+ years of sharing the non-duality understanding - and seeing what had not "worked" as well - changes will be made. 


SHIFTING THE FOCUS FROM THAT WHICH DOES NOT WORK TO THAT WHICH DOES, Part Two


In "Part One," examples were given of seekers that were led to Realization not by satsang but by following the various protocols outlined farther down this page which provide the understanding in the step-wise, orderly, required fashion which moves seekers along a "path" that is as prescribed by Maharaj ... "going back" in the "reverse order" by which the consciousness manifested and became blocked.

However, conversations with some that just read the majority of the books have revealed that they certainly seem to have grasped the understanding and Realized as well. As a result of seeing what has "worked" during the last 20+ years of sharing the non-duality understanding - and seeing what has "not worked" as well - changes are being made. There are seven specific steps that happen when awareness-energy is "pulled" into a cycle of manifestation. When that energy manifests as conscious-energy, that formerly pure and unadulterated energy becomes "corrupted" (or "blocked" from seeing clearly) via programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, and brainwashing. Soon, there is a belief in the not-Real as a result of seven degrees of separation from an understanding of the Real. Using the method that was also employed by his contemporaries - a method which focused on offering non-duality pointers via satsang - Maharaj addressed questions in the order in which they were received. He might receive a question from a seeker at the third step and his reply would include what amounted to an invitation to move to the fourth step. The next question might come from a seeker at the first step, and the reply would include an invitation to move to the second step. The information offered to the second seeker would seemingly contradict what was offered to the first seeker, so visitors who have come here for decades have asked questions which showed how confused they were by the fact that Maharaj's statements to each visitor in his loft were "level-appropriate" yet were provided in no precise order, resulting in what seemed to be an inconsistent message. So the process overall was confusing in that seekers were told to follow the "path back" in the same way that they "came in," except in reverse order, but pointers were not given in a specific, step-wise order at all. Maharaj did recognize the seven steps that are taught here, but by offering the teachings in an order that was dictated by the order in which questions were received from seekers who were at different steps on the "path," the result was this: a pointer about moving beyond the fourth step might be followed by a pointer about moving beyond the first step, and that pointer might be followed by a pointer about how to move beyond the sixth step. The same was done on this site for seven years. The result is a collection of 1,800 or so essays discussing almost every non-duality topic that can be discussed, and the search button on the top right side of this page will now allow seekers with a question about a specific topic to find an explanation. That method, however, will never provide the manner in which the seven steps on the "path" must be transmitted and received in order to Realize Fully. An objective study of the history here of more than twenty years of offering non-duality pointers reveals this: seekers that were given pointers in the exact order in which they needed to receive them were the ones that Realized.

They read the books, then they completed the online course and / or completed seven Skype or telephone sessions or came here for a retreat (or watched the downloadable DVD version of an actual retreat, available below).

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    FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE: A Seven-Step Journey to Reality


    CONSCIOUSNESS / AWARENESS



    FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS



    THE FINAL UNDERSTANDING


    THE ADVANCED SEEKERS' SERIES


    Anthology of four books


    THE BLISSFUL ABIDANCE SERIES


    Anthology of six books


    SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ AND HIS EVOLUTION




    THE FINAL FIFTEEN TOPICS DISCUSSED BY SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ





    A TWELVE-STEP JOURNEY TO SELF-TRANSFORMATION


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    A GUIDE FOR WORKING THE STEPS (IN THE MANNER USED BY THE FOUNDERS)


    THE TWELVE STEPS AND ADVAITA / NON-DUALITY: A 21-DAY PLAN FOR A PSYCHIC CHANGE


    SELF-TRANSFORMATION MEDITATION GUIDE (VOLUME ONE)


    SELF-TRANSFORMATION MEDITATION GUIDE (VOLUME TWO)


    WHY NISARGA YOGA IN ADDITION TO THE ADVAITA TEACHINGS?


    A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE via the Non-Duality Teachings and the Nisarga Yoga


    YOUR ORIGINAL NATURE


    GOING CRAZY / GOING SANE


    INSTABILITY / INSANITY: WHAT THE ADVAITA TEACHINGS CAN (AND CANNOT) ADDRESS


    THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "PEACE OF MIND" (THERE IS ONLY PEACE IF YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR MIND)


    FREEDOM FROM SHIFTING BETWEEN STATES OF HAPPINESS AND UNHAPPINESS


    THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS / THE ULTIMATE MEDICINE


    PROGRAMMING, CONDITIONING, DOMESTICATION, AND ACCULTURATION (THE SOURCES OF THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS & THE NON-DUALITY TREATMENT)


    "WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?"



    THE MYTH OF "DEATH"


    THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS: THE SIMPLICITY OF REALIZATION


    FINDING REAL LOVE IN AN UNREAL WORLD


    CASTING LIGHT ON THE DARK SIDE OF RELATIONSHIPS


    OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF BEING TOTALLY INDEPENDENT


    THE NON-DUALITY POINTERS OFFERED BY YESHU'A ("JESUS THE CHRIST")


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    WHEN ONLY THREE HOURS OF MANIFESTATION REMAIN (THE "FINAL" TALKS OF FLOYD HENDERSON)


    I AM THAT (vs. "This Is Who I Think I Am")


    QUOTATIONS AND POINTERS DEALING WITH NON-DUALITY, ADVAITA, NISARGA YOGA, AND MORE


    DANCING LIGHTLY


    THE PATH TO FREEDOM VS. THE PATH TO MISERY



    THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS PERSONAL (INCLUDING YOU AND INCLUDING GOD)



    LIBERATION (ATTAINING FREEDOM FROM PERSONALITY VIA REALIZATION)

    WHY YOU MUST BE EMPTY IF YOU WOULD BE FULL


    FREEDOM FROM BELIEFS (Believers, Non-Believers, and "No-Belief-ers")


    WHEN REALITY IS OVERLAID ON THE RELATIVE


    THE RELATIVE RESULTS OF RETURNING TO "THE CHILD IGNORANCE STAGE" OR "THE CHILD NO-KNOWING STATE"


    WHAT BLISS IS AND WHAT BLISS IS NOT


    THE TWICE-STOLEN NECKLACE MURDERS

    THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS


    LESSONS IN NON-DUALITY FROM TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA


    A SERIES OF ESSAYS DISCUSSING THE FIRST STEP ON THE SEVEN-STEP PATH TO REALIZATION



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    A SERIES OF ESSAYS DISCUSSING THE SIXTH STEP ON THE SEVEN-STEP PATH TO REALIZATION


    A SERIES OF ESSAYS DISCUSSING THE SEVENTH STEP ON THE SEVEN-STEP PATH TO REALIZATION


    SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (RECOVERING WHAT RELIGIONS LOST)



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