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F.: Those fixated at the third step never transition to “the Child Ignorance Stage” (a.k.a., “the Child No-Knowing State”) which is a state that involves no-identity, no-knowledge, no-mind, no-seeking, and no-non-basic-needs, including no need to make a job out of working at living normally and sanely and naturally. 

Those that transition the third step by abandoning all of their “good roles” return to that blissful state; the rest – the masses – make a second job out of just living by adding their OCD-driven “religious work and service” or their “spiritual workaholism and spiritual services”  or their "seeking workaholism."

All of their “service and work and exercises and seeking and doing and zooming and going to meetings and offering service and engaging in activities and events” is accepted by them as being normal and “helpful,” but the mind behind those beliefs is the same mind that was driving all of their former “harmful and destructive” activities and behaviors that were also deemed for years to be acceptable. 

In fact, all going and doing and zooming and addiction to chaos and addiction to seeking activities and / or to religious activities and / or  to spiritual workaholism is just another means by which persons can continue to practice the same levels of avoidance and escapism that had plagued their earlier existence: excess in all things before; excess in all things now.

None of that provides an end, once and for all, to one's subconscious attachment to avoidance and escapism. Forming new dependencies to replace old dependencies cannot lead to freedom. Endless seeking can never provide true lightness. 

It’s all heaviness in disguise, a disguise that works because the egotism working alongside the newly-assumed “good” (in fact, “great”) ego-states is being stroked and caressed and fondled as if by a replacement love that is supposedly to be taking the place of old lost love. 

Seldom does one who is suffering from the depression of the new levels of boredom that come with their assumed “good roles” admit to their depression and boredom. Most persons cannot possibly self-diagnose accurately. 

A man who was playing the roles of “The Spiritual Giant” in a 12-step group was denying the deep and severe level of depression that he was continuing to suffer. It was recommended that he seek some additional, “outside” help. Of course his group members discouraged that, telling him that they had the answers for him if he would just do what he was told. 

With additional encouragement, he agreed to talk to one therapist and then a second one that she recommended for another opinion (after he refused to accept her diagnosis). When he continued to argue with both they did not know what they were talking about, the two therapists infuriated him when they reported that he was “the most depressed individual they had worked with in their combined 50 years of practice.” Yet he rejected their diagnosis outright, it being a threat to his newly-assumed “Truly Peaceful Man” role that was being supported by his newly-assumed “Spiritual Giant” role. So much for self-diagnosis.

Speaking to me and sounding like death on a cracker, he talked with a tone that was filled to bursting, revealing a deep and dark and heavy sense of sadness and gloominess and melancholy and loss and decline and hollowness and heaviness; then, his tone shifted and signaled his denied and repressed anger (anger being the flip side of the depression coin) and he said in a raised voice, “I . . . am . . . NOT . . . depressed!” 

He could not admit to the reality of the excessive heaviness that was the key marker of his relative existence because that condition of heaviness did not coincide with his new self-image of being “peaceful” as a result of being “spiritual”; thus, it was clear to any objective witness that his heaviness had taken on a disguise that allowed him to mistake it for lightness. 

So, more excerpts now from the eBook “DANCING LIGHTLY” including passages which address that subject, this from the chapter entitled “The ‘Enemies’ Of Lightness”:

A global economic meltdown is not the enemy of lightness; "others" are not the enemy of lightness; fate is not the enemy of lightness; relative responsibilities involving work and child-rearing and treating physical illnesses are not the enemies of lightness; nothing external is the enemy of lightness: 

Maharaj: "You do and undo at every step. You want peace, love, and happiness but work hard to create pain, hatred and war" 


"Even your own happiness is so vulnerable and short-lived, at the mercy of a bank-crash or a stomach ulcer." 

Only you (more accurately, the “not-you's”) are the enemies of lightness. Like a bank heist that requires no breaking and entering, it's all an inside job, this loss of a sense of lightness. The complicating factor is this: the blindness of those not taking advantage of the light is that while they are working hard to satisfy the desires of one or more personas or working hard to avoid the fears of one or more personas, even as they create pain and misery, they actually believe that they are taking actions that will soon lead to happiness. How could such a totally backwards view happen? Simple: it is all happening from the standpoint of the "mind": 

John Milton: "The mind . . . in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." 

And it will. It is the seat of all duality, and living under its influence will guarantee instability. And when in such dire straits as will be guaranteed when living under the influence of the "mind" rather than abiding as the original nature, there will be a miasma-inducing myopia of such a degree that any actual account of what is really happening (an account that the inner resource is trying to offer) will not be detectable. So WHO, ultimately, is the one who thinks he / she is shifting between states of happiness and unhappiness? 

Only one who is still trapped at the earliest steps on the "path" to Full Realization. Only one who believes she / he was born and is now a personalized and individualized being rather than the impersonal and non-individuated beingness. Yet you were not born because you were not even conceived by those called "parents"; instead, you were conceived by artificial hallucination. In that condition, the not-you's will be in charge of every aspect of your relative existence. 

Those fictional but seemingly real not-you's arise in the emotion-driven, ever-moving consciousness as the result of living under the influence of the hallucinating "mind" rather than abiding as the original nature. The blindness of that totally-unnatural and abnormal miasma-inducing myopia will become your abnormal "norm." At that point when the internal account cannot be heard, an outsider's account is indicated. That "outsider's" account is required to serve as the tool that might be able to dig you out of the sand - or the quicksand - that is trying to take you under, relatively speaking.

Amazingly, though, while anything that is built on sand or quicksand is destined to readily sink and disappear, the case with imaginary personalities that are built on such unstable ground is that they can "survive" until the time that the consciousness unmanifests and re-enters the universal pool of energy. The ability of false identities to continue to be believed in and to be taken as the real is astounding to any that can objectively observe them at play in the "minds" of those who acquiesce to entrapment by such personas that will always eventually generate instability and misery and suffering and pain. 

So I bring an outsider's account of your condition. I come not to you but to You. I come to wake you and to set you free from your hallucinations. Your mental mirages want you to walk in your sleep, and they want your walking in your sleep to take you to the edge of the cliff or to the shifting sands or even to one of the many pits of quicksand that dot the landscape of the relative existence. Your hallucinations want to use the fears and desires of your personalities to render you unable to see so that you can be cast into such sands or over the edge of the cliff. The false selves will always eventually guide you to self-destruction. 

With authenticity always lingering in the shadows, that will always drive the self to self-destruct so that the Real Self can be seen; however, there is an easier way than fighting time and again that instability-producing battle. See now that it can be said more accurately that - rather than the light having to precede the lightness - what must happen in order for a consistent sense of lightness to manifest is a willingness to open one's eyes and see by way of the light (which is already there) all of the lies that the "mind" and personalities generate and then use to rob persons of the bliss which can only manifest in Truth. 

Only in Truth will the instability and destructive motions / actions that are inspired by the mind-and-personality-rooted-intoxication of extreme emotions and extreme feelings put to an end the fear and desire that arise from the core of every personality / persona. 

"Is nothing to be feared?" some ask. "Is nothing to be wanted?" some ask, as did a visitor to the loft: 

Questioner: " ... What is worth wanting?" 

Maharaj: "The highest happiness, the greatest freedom. Desirelessness is the highest bliss." 

Desire to adopt and sustain new, "good" personas that require a degree of effort and work and focus for the remainder of the relative existence, a degree of effort and work and focus that makes all else secondary, including even one's own family? 

Fine, but the invitation is offered to consider (a) if it might just be possible that heaviness rather than lightness will manifest in disguise and (b) if monomania and the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder could end up marking and marring the remainder of that existence. 

To be continued. 

Please enter the silence of contemplation. 

4 April 2014 


F.: The non-Realized masses have a relationship with human seeds that are a microcosm of their relationship – and attitudes about – everything: while most types of seeds are taken for granted (“downgraded”), humans’ own "personal" seeds are upgraded, taken to be “special” and to have a “heavenly aspect” and thought to be functioning in conjunction with God (or Gods or Goddesses) in order to “create.”

[That nonsensical belief ends when it is understood that nothing is created or destroyed, that all is merely cycling, and that - because nothing is created - then those called “parents” did not really create anything; furthermore, if nothing is created or destroyed, there was never a “Creator” or a “Creator God”; there is not now a “Creator” or a "Creator God"; there was never a “Destroyer God”; and there is not now a “Destroyer God” either; therefore, fear not.] 

While non-human seeds are taken for granted, they serve as a key source of food. They include cereals (grains) as well as legumes (beans, for example) and nuts (including the pistachios recently discussed as well as peanuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, chestnuts, walnuts, macadamia nuts, etc.) 

If Realization happens and is applied to (that is, overlaid upon) the relative existence, then the present 

(a) false pride about human seeds and the present 

(b) upgrading of the value and importance and significance of human seeds 

would be put into proper perspective. 

Politicians and some religion persons and all of emotionally-intoxicated crusaders and many other such fanatical types are subsumed with their preoccupation with the worth and value of human seeds, yet consider:

while the greatest threat to human life as it is presently known on earth is the-soon-to-reach-critical-mass problem of over-population, there are politicians and some religion persons and all of the emotionally-intoxicated crusaders and many other such fanatical types who praise the value of human seeds and “baby-making” to high heaven (literally, in their minds). 

In the U.S., there are those who would deny a woman the right to an abortion even if she is impregnated by a rapist. Why? Because “life is precious,” they claim. Now, recall the earlier point: while most seeds are taken for granted (“downgraded”) humans’ own personal seeds are upgraded, taken to be “special” and “heavenly” and functioning in conjunction with God. 

Thus it is heard, “Hey, you carry your rapist’s baby to full term, woman!” and “Hey, even if complications exist that are going to kill you if you remain pregnant, you are going to carry that baby to full term and let it live even as you die, woman!” 

So “life is precious,” they claim, but that really means, “If it’s human life involving the product of human seeds.” But, that “life is precious” mantra surely does not include the life of a bug or a virus or bacteria; and it does not include the life of a cow or the life of a pig or a bird or a deer or an elk or a turkey or a chicken; 

and most certainly it does not involve the life of any other human deemed by a person or by the state to be “an enemy.” The value of those lives has been downgraded. Such inconsistency between words and actions is another sign of ignorance and insanity. 

Members of some religious groups from the U.S. and Western Europe visit Africa to “spread the good news of the Gospel,” but part of that supposedly “good news” shared across Africa - where an AIDS epidemic has long been a significant relative issue – is that people who use condoms to prevent AIDS are “wasting the seed” and will, therefore, be cast into the pain-inducing fires of hell for eternity. Better to die of AIDS than to waste a human seed, those types believe. That is what the insanity that Maharaj mentioned looks like nowadays. 

And the insanity of the arrogant upgrading of human seeds ignores the fact that at least 40 million sperm cells are released during a single ejaculation and that most are always “wasted.” Even if those advocating more and more human breeding were to have their way (or “God’s way,” as they believe), it is typical during pregnancy-generating intercourse that only one seed will reach one egg, and six or seven days later, only one fertilized egg will reach the uterus at which point a pregnancy will begin. 

But if women are born with 400,000 follicles or so, and each can produce an egg, how many eggs are “wasted” in a woman’s lifetime? How many of the 400,000 are never “used”? 399,999? 399,998? Even among the most prolific religious breeders who proudly have a dozen children, some 399,988 eggs / seeds will still be "wasted."

And even if one sperm cells does reach an egg, fertilizes it, and then the egg finds its way to the uterus and a pregnancy begins, what about the other 39,999,999 sperm cells? Is it okay among fanatical types to waste 39,999,999 in order to “save” 1? Or do they not have a clue at all, really, about the process and how it works? This is also what the insanity that Maharaj mentioned looks like nowadays. 

It is the arrogant upgrading of the worth of a human seed – even as all other seeds are downgraded by comparison – that has driven “pro-life,” anti-abortionists to . . . kill. “Pro-life,” but “willing to kill”? “Pro-life” but also “pro-death penalty?” “Pro-life” but also “pro-war” (as almost all Anglo-Saxon and, yes, some Asian cultures are)? That is also what the insanity that Maharaj mentioned looks like nowadays. 

And likely those playing their assumed role of “The Cultural Warrior” know not that every woman who has a monthly period is committing a natural abortion regularly. George Carlin explained it this way, to paraphrase: 

Not every egg, even fertilized ones, makes it as far as the uterus where pregnancy begins. Because fertile women who are producing eggs / seeds every month and who are having sex regularly will obviously not get pregnant monthly, they are flushing eggs out of their bodies once a month, thus “wasting the seeds,” if you will. 

Carlin: “So basically what these anti-abortion people are telling us is that any woman who's had more than one period is a serial killer!” 

Are you seeing that if the understanding is not attained and then “applied,” then one combination is guaranteed to remain: the combination of arrogance and insanity, aggravated when ignorance is also present. Arrogance and insanity go together. Why? 

Because arrogance is like a fertilized egg without a uterus: it cannot develop without a “host, a "sustainer." That is, arrogance cannot develop without the presence of the ego-defense mechanism called “egotism,” and that defense mechanism is used to try to support the false ego-states / roles / personas that are taken to be – mistaken to be - real identities. 

So egotism-inspired arrogance cannot existence unless there is a “host” or “an instigator” - that being an illusory, false identity that is taken to be real (and that distortion can only happen when insanity and ignorance are present). 

Believe in things false that inspire egotism and arrogance? Insane. Ignorant. 

Every ego-state, therefore, will generate arrogance and egotism and insanity and ignorance. The ego-states of 

1. “The Parent” (soon upgraded to “The Super Parent” and “The Creator of a New and Special Life”), or 

2. “The Super Religious One” who is willing to ennoble human seeds and who is willing to deny a woman the right to an abortion even if it is to save her life or even if her pregnancy was a result of her having been raped 

will generate arrogance and egotism and insanity and ignorance which can even drive persons to honor and exalt human sperm and human eggs. 

The original anti-contraception agenda, rooted in Catholicism’s goal of making more babies in order to make more soldiers and workers and tithers, has taken hold to such a degree that follower-types have gone along with that agenda to the point that the debates regarding 

** reproductive rights and 

** contraception and 

** sexual relations and 

** sexual preference and 

** abortion and 

** wasting vs. not wasting human seeds and 

** "good, moral women" vs. “sluts who want birth control for free”
are now the great religious and philosophical dividers around the globe (enhancing the spread of dualistic beliefs and judgmentalism and ignorance and stupidity and insanity in the process). 

While I was in college in the mid-to-late-1960’s, a priest heard me share the above and set out to try to convince me to accept his church’s beliefs about “the sanctity of seeds.” The discussion ended with the following exchange: 

F.: “Do you think that Christ never wasted a seed?” 

Priest: Most assuredly not! He never had sex!” 

F.: “That’s debatable, but what about the occasional, entirely-natural nocturnal emission that every male has experienced”? 

Never has a robe been seen to flap so wildly in the wind as that cassock did in the currents of air that were stirred up by his hasty, get-thee-away-from-me-Satan-type exodus. 

When the through-the-roof levels of uptightness and restriction and rigidity and inflexibility and severity are witnessed among all of those who want to control what other humans do or do not do with their own bodies, an initial urge might be to suggest, “Do yourself a major favor: go waste some seeds and relax.” 

But then that would involve engaging in the same kind of behavior that they are engaging in, trying to tell others how they should think and talk and behave. 

When the Realization-based understanding of the functioning of the totality is “applied” to the relative existence, then everything is seen in a proper perspective, including the insignificance of human seeds, the insignificance of the search for “meaning,” the insignificance of accumulation of things and knowledge (a.k.a., “learned ignorance”), the insignificance of identity, the insignificance of religious and spiritual roles, and the insignificance of all composite unities. 

Maharaj used a cigarette lighter to illustrate what a composite unity is and how it functions during its manifestation. Nowadays lighters sold in many places are labeled “disposable.” They are thrown away without a second thought. 

The consideration offered, which is only an invitation and not a demand or order, is to throw away every concept, idea, identity, notion, perspective, impression, theory, and view (a.k.a., “all of your beliefs”) in the same way: without a second thought. 

Then, abide naturally, not unnaturally and not supernaturally. Again, of course, that is also just a suggestion or invitation.

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

3 April 2014 


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 


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. 


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 


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 


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 


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


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?" 


"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 


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. 

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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. 


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.

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Some found that which they were seeking by reading the author's book that deal with non-duality subject matter. Via all of those venues, the steps are taught in their proper order. The essays available on this site will remain for those interested in searching for a discussion of a particular non-duality topic without charge, but the focus here until mahasamadhi is taken is going to be on offering the teachings in the step-wise fashion that has been seen to work.

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