Thursday, August 27, 2015

MAHARAJ: “There’s No Such Thing As Peace of Mind,” Part “B”

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The discussion will show how the brain increased in size (more than tripled, in fact) throughout hundreds of thousands of years of evolutionary development; how the brain over the millennia developed additional parts which could store and retrieve information which was used to enhance the chances of survival whenever truth was stored therein (such as was the case after seeing the results of someone falling off a cliff and the conclusion then being stored in the mind part of the brain and which could serve as a reminder - if near a cliff at some later point - that “I should avoid falling off a cliff”);

how, after the development of language, what had been previously stored by way of direct observation and objective witnessing gave way to bogus information being stored as a result of humans hearing lies and then storing them away as if they were true; how dualistic thoughts and words began planting more and more lies about "different types of people" and about "different worlds" and about "people here and gods there" and about "some people here being good and some people here being bad" and about "the bad people displeasing the gods and causing the rest of us good people here to suffer." 

Being inundated with ignorance and lies led to the formation of ignorant-and-lie-based-belief systems which have been expanding ever since,

including beliefs such as, “Some persons are different from other persons and the differences make some persons better than those other, different persons”;

and such as, "Turns out that natural happenings are not really natural at all but are all supernatural happenings, caused by gods that have been made happy or unhappy by people in this world, so floods, fires, typhoons and hurricanes, etc. are all a result of the unhappy gods’ wrath which is inspired by people who are not doing what the gods want people to do”;

and such as, “Therefore, we must depend on those who say they hear the gods telling them what they want passed on to the people and we must take them at their word that the gods are talking to them and that what they are passing on is true and we must never question what they tell us  and we must met regularly with them and listen to them tell us the gods’ will”;

and such as, “The corn is not growing because of a shortage of rain and there is a shortage of rain because there are powers in other worlds that control what happens in this world and because the people in this world are not pleasing the powers in the other world or because the powers in the other world like to be worshiped by people in this world and like for people to beg for what they want or need and because the gods only give gifts and rewards if they are given gifts first, and the gifts should not be inconsequential but should involve a real sacrifice”;

and such as, “For our gods to be pleased with us, we must make sure that everyone worships our gods and that they all do what our gods want people to do, and what they want people to do will be explained by our godly leaders and the will of the gods shall then be enforced by the followers of our godly leaders and our gods and, when not meeting with our godly leaders, we will also talk to the gods throughout the day and ask what their will is for us”;

and such as “We have seen what bad things happen to us when people among us do not believe in the gods and do not adhere to the will of the gods so we must destroy all non-believers and all bad people so that we don’t all end up suffering and we must also destroy those in other areas who worship the false gods that they dreamed up instead of the true gods we worship”;

or such as, “There is some sort of ‘celestial accountant’ or some nebulous ‘universe’ that keeps a tally of the good and the bad that we do and then, when enough negative badness is accumulated, some really bad event will happen to us to balance out for the badness and then the slate can be cleaned temporarily and that will give us a chance to learn from the lesson of the hurricane sent to punish us and give us a chance to learn from our mistakes and to be good and pleasing in the sight of the gods in the future.”

As more and more dualistic thinking and talking spread, the differentiations between "friend" and "enemy" and "the good" vs. "the bad" expanded and became based in what was perceived to be contrary skin colors; ideologies; creeds; races; religions; sex; sexual preferences; age; tribe; village, city, state or national origins, ad infinitum.

Welcome to the present condition of the planet, mentally separated into millions of categories and subsets, all reinforcing the now-widespread ego-and-egotism-based-beliefs regarding “unequal” and “different-from” and, therefore, “better-than” and all trapping the masses in their fallacious beliefs which are totally devoid of even the slightest awareness of the unity which exists beyond the erroneously-perceived multiplicities.

 From where did all nonsense come? From the minds of controlling persons who dreamed up concepts and taught them in order to control other people.  

From where is the nonsense presently being perpetuated? From the nonsense-filled minds of the masses which now results in almost all of them being driven by what Maharaj identified as three key symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness: “ignorance, stupidity, and insanity.” And where is that ignorance and stupidity and insanity stored, and from where does it operate and control all thoughts and words and actions? The mind.

Hence, Maharaj eventually came to understand that the Ultimate Sickness is not about persons having too little knowledge of dogma; is not about persons having a spiritual malady because they are doing too few spiritual exercises throughout the day; is not about people being unaware of a “Supreme Self”; but is about persons being mentally ill.

The Ultimate Sickness is a mind sickness, and - as with any sickness - one must understand the symptoms and the causes and the proper treatment for that particular sickness if they are ever to be well.

So to continue with excerpts from “CHAPTER TWO" entitled “MIND” and MEMORIES: When Nature’s “Assets” Become Warped into “Liabilities.” This is offered there:

So, it can be seen that the term “the mind” is just a name given to a set of files. Originally those files were stored in the brain (as what would come to be called “memories”) so that the file information could be retrieved if needed in order to help humans survive dangerous situations (i.e., “Remember when the fellow in the next cave thought he was picking up a stick and it was a snake. Check more carefully.”) It can be seen that now the “mind” has been so distorted that the persons of the planet believe that a rope is a snake and often mistake a harmful snake for a harmless rope.

Those files / memories are so contaminated with distortions, misperceptions, dogma and all other kinds of lies that the “mind” can no longer serve its original purpose. Where it was intended by nature to work with the rest of the brain to avoid destruction, in its present condition, the typical “mind” is generating more destruction and chaos than survival and peace. It is one thing to remember that a snake which looks like a stick can kill you; it is something else to remember dualistic messages that include: “We’re better than all others on the planet because we live in the greatest country on earth,” or “It’s OK to attack or kill those who have been taught the tenets of a religion that is different from your religion,” or “People with that skin color are all ignorant and criminal.”

It can be seen, therefore, that the current, distorted state of the modern “mind” came about after languages and personal agendas developed which enabled persons to begin teaching dualistic concepts. After that occurred, persons used languages to pass on as fact an entire body of lies, lies that were not based in actual happenings or fact at all (things such as beliefs, ideas, myths, superstitions, dogma, theories, attitudes, “spiritual knowledge,” religious “knowledge,” concepts, false identities, etc.) It can be seen that the distortions being stored nowadays as remembered lessons / memories are not memories that can be used for survival but are corruptions that are driving conduct that is destructive, self-destructive, and detrimental to both peace and survival.

As a result of the distorted concepts and beliefs that are currently being stored in what is called the “mind,” nature’s intent has been invalidated. That original storehouse of files in the brain which was intended by nature to work with the rest of the brain to guide the body to behave in a natural fashion, is now resulting in the body being guided by a warped “mind” that generates unnatural "thinking" and conduct and supernatural “thinking” and conduct.

Nowadays, memories are not being retrieved from the mind to avoid dangerous animals or the precarious edges of cliffs but are generating dualistic “thoughts” such as, “They are ignorant . . . we are smart”; “I am good, but they are bad”; “I deserve reward but they deserve punishment”; “I heard a God in another world tell me to drop bombs on people in this world” (from a U.S. president); “I am going to destroy you (or "reject you" or "leave you" or "punish you") because you have said things and done things that are different from what I wanted you to say and do”; or, "You can't be good . . . you're different from me."

Nowadays, a natural mind no longer works with a natural brain to generate natural living. Instead, the content of the typical “mind” today generates a style of living that is more often unnatural (meaning characterized by delusional “thinking”) and that is very often supernatural (meaning characterized by magical “thinking”). The “thoughts” behind both of those types of “thinking” are rooted in duality, and dualistic “thinking” is at the core of anything considered a dilemma or problem or crisis in the relative existence.

Whereas the brain is “wired” for self-constructive behavior, the modern “mind” is now “wired” for self-destructive behavior because of the vast pool of learned ignorance that is being passed on to (and accepted as truth by) billions of persons, their level of education or intelligence notwithstanding. Because behavior is now being controlled by the bogus, programmed “mind” more than the brain, the personalized, individualized “mind” is able to inspire persons to destruct and self-destruct in opposition to the self-constructive actions that a normal brain would guide an organism to take.

So a shift in what was typical and “normal” human behavior happened as the brain evolved over thousands of years: the development of the brain’s capacity to store memories, and to retrieve memories from storage, was followed by the development of language. The development of language was followed by the teaching of dualistic concepts. Those dualistic teachings have resulted in the contemporary “mind” which is nothing more than a repository of lies. Those lies / false beliefs generate a sense of separation and the judgmental labeling of persons as “bad,” “immoral,” “wrong,” ad infinitum. Now, because of the warped, dualistic “mind,” persons truly believe that they are “bad” (or they are labeled as “bad”) if they believe in vaginal births but refuse to believe in a virginal birth.

They feel they are “bad” (or they are labeled as “bad”) if they are repelled by descriptions of a god who was a mass murderer. Now, because of the warped, dualistic “mind,” persons truly believe that they are “bad” (or they are labeled as “bad”) if they don’t care to participate in a rite of worship called “communion” that reenacts ancient rites of cannibalism and vampirism. They can feel they are “bad” (or at the very least, "not as good as") if they have not been dunked or sprinkled with water that some claim is “holy.”

Now, because of the warped, dualistic “mind,” persons truly believe that killers are “good” if they kill people whose stored files contain information that differs from the killers’ stored files. The insanity that currently dominates the planet (as a result of warped minds which take duality to be real) is pervasive, and the majority of the dualistic beliefs which have had the most vicious results have been dreamed up and passed down by members of one specific institution over the last 5000 years.

“Brain-washing” is an inaccurate term. “Brain-trashing” is what has been happening for many millennia now, inspiring the call for a complete “brain-flush” now. Why? The institution that has been touting dual-mindedness for thousands of years has been joined by programmed parents and conditioned teachers and acculturated politicians and by various other sources in the global pursuit of training persons to accept as fact the seemingly endless supply of dualistic lies. The concepts that need to be eliminated from the “mind” via a brain-flush should be obvious. The purging of belief in all dualities begins with questioning it all and continues with the discarding of all learned ignorance in order to then be free.
 
To be continued.

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