This point was offered yesterday:
"If you would come to Me, you must come to Me as a child."
By contrast, a pre-programming, pre-conditioning, pre-domesticating, pre-acculturating, pre-brainwashing, pre-indoctrinating child - if fed and dry and healthy - is (Maharaj said) only "conscious and happy."
[Recall the little girl yesterday and see that she was "conscious and happy" while enjoying something totally natural.]
Maharaj: "After all, that was the 'purpose' for which it was born. The pleasure to be is the simplest form of self-love, which later grows into Love of the Self" [until even that Love is abandoned].
Then, because Real Love is "knowing that I am everything," then the Love of "This Self" support Love of "That Self," that is, of All. That, in turn, fosters an awareness of "All Selves" and "All Things" and "All Happenings" (that is, all that is happening in one's surroundings, in "others'" surroundings, all over the planet, etc., a.k.a., "being in tune with and aware of the Oneness"). The noisy woman mentioned yesterday, having no clue at all about the Oneness, sees no one except her self, her selves, and is totally absorbed in what those selves want (what any "others" might enjoy be damned).
Maharaj described what abidance as the Child No-Knowing State can look like throughout a post-Realization manifestation when he suggested: "Be like an infant with nothing standing between the body and the Self. [Then], the constant noise of the psychic life is absent. In deep silence, the Self contemplates the body. It is like the white paper on which nothing is written yet. Be like that infant, instead of trying to be 'this' or 'that'; be happy to be. [Then], You will be a fully-awakened witness of the field of consciousness."
This consideration was also offered yesterday:
How about you? How are you "coming"? As a child? As an adult modeling for a child an appreciation of things natural, for a child that is yet capable of experiencing wonderment and joy? As an adult inviting persons to return to that earlier state as a child when there was the capacity to experience wonderment and joy? Or as a bastardized speck of consciousness, manifested in a loud, noisy, silence-loathing, silence-wrecking adult-body-cum-consciousness.
A trait of the ego is that it must talk and must be loud and noisy, attached as it is to "the constant noise of the psychic life" (or, to use a truly nonsensical term, to one's "thought life"). Whereas seekers that come this way are seeking relief from the endless chatter of a thousand monkeys that is going on in their "minds," those trapped in egotism-supported-ego-states love self and love self-generated noise.
The more noise that their ego-filled "minds" can make, the more their egos are reassured that they are real (and the more they are also able to convince other sleepwalkers that the talkers' assumed egos are real).
All of the ego-defense mechanisms that are triggered after the assignment or adoption of an ego-state as an identity can function silently as thoughts that reassure the ego it is real or as thoughts that take the negative facts about the persona - relatively speaking - and "spin" those negatives into positives; then, those ego-defense mechanisms will verbalized their belief that their egos are real; thus, ego-states and ego-defense mechanisms will always operate in the realm of duality and will insure . . .
(a) that persons will move through the relative existence while being totally asleep but convinced that they are totally awake;
Thus, those are the circumstances of the woman yesterday who was not awake, was not aware, and was not conscious of anything other than her self and who was only able to focus on herself (her self) and her child (which she takes as an extension of her self); and
So asleep was she - that is, so absorbed in that dream world which she alone inhabits - that . . .
Consider this pointer shared earlier regarding noise and talk:
To be continued.
Please enter the silence of contemplation.