Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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

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Though Maharaj came to understand that the main problems of humanity center in the mind - not in “a bad heart” or in “a sick soul” or in a “malady-plagued spirit” – he did not ignore the role played by assigned and / or assumed personality identification in generating fighting and conflict and chaos (whether in a home, in an office, or on a global scale).

Why? For this simple reason: there can be no acceptance of personalities as actual identifications if there is no mind. If there is a mind, it will accept personalities as identifications. The two go hand-in-hand, so to speak.’’’


In CHAPTER ELEVEN (entitled “MIND” and PERSONALITY: What Cultures Consider “Assets” Are Actually “Liabilities,” Part Four) the discussion of the mind-personality conundrum continues, and this is offered in that chapter:

Part of the solution to being free of the influence of personality is to understand why personality develops and to see how truly bizarre and perverted are its roots. Why did Maharaj teach that the relative problems of adulthood are rooted in the distortions of childhood? Genetic and body chemistry factors aside, personality develops primarily as children attempt to develop a strategy for coping with the circumstances that they face in their families of origin, circumstances that have become increasingly bizarre as the centuries have passed.

Those behavioral patterns developed during childhood (patterns which came about as a result of bizarre circumstances) then drive persons throughout the rest of their childhood and their adulthood as well, a fact which guarantees the continued cycling of lunacy and nonsense. Bizarre circumstances produce a bizarre personality which generates even more bizarre behavior and circumstances during adulthood. Subsequently, those adults will bear children and then another generation will face bizarre circumstances as a result of bizarre-thinking adults and the bizarre programming and conditioning and acculturation that they pass along. Such environments force another generation of children to develop defective personalities in an effort to cope with the defective circumstances presented by adults who are driven by defective minds and defective thoughts and defective personalities.

To understand that adults are being driven by the subconscious strategies of a child within makes clear why so much childish nonsense is being generated among adults. It explains why adults will childishly follow a leader as he guides them into the depths of hell-on-earth; it explains why adults will childishly and unquestioningly believe the most nonsensical claims about “the supernatural,” claims that have been dreamed up in the minds of controlling men dominated by their magical thinking; it explains why most of the 7 billion persons on the planet behave like children, no matter the chronological age of their bodies; it explains why persons erroneously think they have power and are making choices when they are choosing nothing but are being driven, powerlessly and unconsciously, by the personality / strategies of those remnants of a child within.

That is why the masses are sleepwalking: they are as children, children with warped minds and perverted personalities, who are walking about in adult-age bodies. To see the roots of personality and to see the foolishness that personality generates should inspire any person with any degree of wisdom at all to understand why the Teachings urge seekers to discard the distorted contents of the mind and to reject the influence of the always-defective personality.

The irony is that something that is an illusion (such as the personas that are generated by the circumstances described above) can impact the relative existence. Seekers are invited to realize how even a mirage can affect behavior if the mirage is taken to be real. An example used in the past involves the driver of a car moving along a road when a mirage appears, whereupon the driver jerks the steering wheel quickly (in order to avoid the mirage) and crashes into a tree. Though the mirage is certainly not real, the relative-existence effects of taking a mirage to be real are indisputable.

Eventually, persona-playing will always lead persons to personality disorders, to believing that their images are real, and to believing that they know why they do what they do and believing they know who they are when, in fact, they do not have the slightest clue. 

Here’s the way that novelist John D. MacDonald described that detachment from reality in the life of a man who is typical of all persons:

“The world is full of reasonably nice guys. They go through all the motions of home and family, but there is no genuine love or emotion involved. There is imitation. They are unconscious practicing hypocrites. They’re stunted in a way that they don’t and can't recognize. They go around with the unspoken, unrealized conviction that nobody else exists, really, except as bits of stage dressing in the life roles that they are playing. So wife and child and job and home are part of the image but without any deep involvement with anybody but self. But don’t fault him. He believes he is really in the midst of life and always has been. He doesn’t know any better, because he’s never known anything else. What a limited man believes is emotional reality is his emotional reality.”

Then an exchange between two characters follows that point:

“Doesn’t everybody fake a little in their own way?”

“Sure. And you’re aware of it when you do it, aren’t you?”

“Uncomfortably.”

“But he isn’t. And that’s the difference.”

That is (1) the description of the typical relative existence of any person being driven by strategies developed during childhood and accepting the limited identification with the body and the limited identification with “mind”-induced personas as identities. Persons (those identifying with their bodies and minds and personalities) are fakes, yet they haven’t a clue that they’re fakes. Most are self-absorbed (absorbed in their false selves, their false personalities) but they haven’t a clue. Nor do they have the slightest suspicion that they are suffering from “Seven Degrees of Separation From Reality” as a result of taking their false personalities and false beliefs and false concepts and false ideas to be truth.

For further consideration:

That is also a description of (2) an adult who is being driven by strategies and beliefs which have been used during adulthood to re-program him or her when what was really called for was complete de-programming. The fellow responded to yesterday is certain that he knows how to treat the illness being suffered by persons who join his group when, in fact, he does not have the slightest clue in regards to (a) the true nature of their real problem or (b) the proper method for treating the real problem. He is exactly like the character mentioned above who is unaware but is unaware that he is unaware.

Moreover, he is no different from the doctors who – for 33 years – did not have the slightest clue in regards to (a) the true nature of Jean Sharon Abbott's real problem or (b) the proper method for treating it. They, too, were exactly like the character mentioned above who is unaware but is unaware that he is unaware.

In Abbott’s case, the improper treatment which was offered to her left her debilitated; suffering; miserable; subjected to painful procedures and needless surgeries; and immobilized, all of which - instead of benefiting her - actually resulted in great harm to her (relatively speaking, of course).

Yet consider MacDonald’s point and see that there is no benefit to assigning “fault” to those playing the roles of “The Twelve Step Expert” or “The Medical Experts.” As MacDonald said: “They believe.” Ah, but there’s the rub.

In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Cassius is describing to Brutus how miserable life is in Rome under the rule of the dictator Caesar. Then he says to Brutus: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves.” That is, the cause of our pain and misery and suffering is rooted less in "the universe" or in the actions of others but lies more in the fact that we are not questioning what is being imposed upon us and then taking the action to be free of that (and thereby free to find the real solution to our actual problem).

Yet when suffering from a condition which has led to total desperation and despair and hopelessness leads the sickest and most vulnerable to cross paths with those who erroneously tell that they have the proper diagnosis for their problem and that they have the solution for their problem, such vulnerable types can accept without question and with blind faith a misdiagnosis and can continue with an ineffective program for five or ten or twenty or thirty or thirty-three years or more.

It’s one thing for doctors to be totally wrong in a diagnosis and their choice of the treatment plan offered. It is something else entirely for someone to continue with a plan that is failing while putting a mental spin on the reality of one’s situation and not seeing that the plan is not really working at all and that one needs to take action in order to be free of what is being imposed upon them.

And it’s one thing for the members of a group to be totally wrong in a diagnosis and the choice of a treatment plan offered, but it is something else entirely for someone to continue with a plan that is failing while putting a mental spin on the reality of one’s situation and not seeing that the plan is not really working at all and that one needs to take action in order to be free of what is being imposed upon them.

And it’s one thing for 97% of all parents to impose their religion and their religious beliefs on their offspring while telling them that their dogma will provide every answer to every problem they will ever face, but it is something else entirely for the offspring to continue to believe that throughout adulthood without any study or questioning or considering at all a plan that is failing while they put a mental spin on the reality of their situations and refuse to see that the plan is not really working at all and that they need to take other actions in order to be free of what has been imposed upon them.

Whether the case involves persons in a church, synagogue, temple, or mosque who are trying to treat mental illness with dogma or involves persons in a group who are trying to treat mental illness with spirituality or involves persons in the medical profession who are misdiagnosing – and therefore mistreating – a patient with the wrong medicine and wrong procedures for what ails her or him, the lesson is the same:

in order to be healed, one’s sickness must be properly diagnosed and the treatment plan being offered must actually address the real sickness and must not be a plan that the would-be healer only believes is the proper method. In order for Jean Sharon Abbott to find a doctor who eventually understood what her problem was and to find a doctor who really understood what the proper treatment for her problem was, she had to finally give up on the advice being given by the first persons who erroneously told her what she needed.

She had to get the heck away from those people and then search elsewhere for the proper treatment and then find someone else who knew what the proper medicine was for her condition. And that proper medicine proved to be far more simple and far less painful and far more effective than the method she put up with for over thirty years.

She need not have been bed-ridden; she need not have undergone multiple surgeries; she need not have been trapped in a treatment plan which allowed her pain and misery and suffering to continue while giving her doctors a free pass to do whatever they came up with and then tolerate all that incompetence because of the belief that “their intentions were good” or because of the belief that “they must know what they are talking about” instead of wisely deciding, "You know, I’m going to go look around and get a second or third or fourth opinion and see if there might be some other means for treating what ails me and that is more effective.”

What she really needed foremost at that point was to ask: "Is this all there is? Is there not more than this that can really help me and stop my on-going misery? Hasn't it been insane to give them this long without saying, 'You've had your chance, and I am now seeing that you've blown it. You guys don't have a clue about what my real problem is so you don't know what you're talking about. I'm outta here, and I'm going to find an effective treatment elsewhere."

It was only after leaving that group of people which she had had such blind faith in that she was in a position to find an accurate diagnosis and to find an effective treatment plan and to find true healing. After leaving those who had misdiagnosed her and left her immobilized and left her stuck in their ineffective plan for over thirty years, it ended up that all she needed was a single pill, a pill which allowed her - after thirty+ years of having been rendered almost totally immobile – to complete a ten-mile hike just four months after she was given her new medication.

So note that Maharaj eventually came to understand that the relative problems of adulthood are rooted in the distortions of childhood (which is a psychologically-based problem, not a too-little dogma-problem and not a too-little-spirituality-problem).

For those who have been suffering or searching for ten or twenty or thirty years or more and who have normalized that process and who believe that they are receiving some benefits and who are far-too-patiently willing to continue with another thirty years of the same because it has not registered that what they are doing has fallen far short of healing them fully and setting them totally free, they will likely continue on the same path which they have been on.

They will likely allow whatever treatment they are using to continue to serve as an opiate (which only dulls their restiveness or their agitation or their anxieties or their worries or their tension or their distress or their boredom or their numbness) without addressing the real source of all that. So it is, but so it need not be.

To be continued.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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

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[This exchange followed yesterday's post:

Visitor: "I've been in a twelve step group for 3 years, 2 months, and 11 days as of today, and I want to say that we may not be perfect and we may not have the same rate of success as our founders did, but that's the way it is when there is no cure for the disease or illness you're dealing with but we're still helping people with the problem one day at a time and people who come here do stop drinking even if for a while and that's progress and that's our goal not perfection."

Reply: "Jean Sharon Abbott's doctors told her the same thing for thirty-three years: 'We're helping you. We're giving you the best treatment available for your disease. It's not curable, but if you stick with us, we'll at least keep you alive.' The problem with that: they did not know her real problem so they were treating symptoms instead of cause. And by buying into a treatment plan that was totally inappropriate and by listening to the doctors who were failing to treat her real problem, she was blocked from leaving that group and going somewhere else and finding the real cause and the real solution. That said, you'll continue to do what you do, trying to treat mental illness with spirituality. Been there, tried that. Did not work. Maharaj also, been there, tried that. Did not work. Yet those whom you convince that you know what they need will, as a result of believing you, likely never find the proper treatment for their actual problem which is mental and which involves personality disorders and neuroses and even psychoses. The craziest thing they did was not done while under the influence. The craziest thing they did was - even after their insane, multi-year history with alcohol - they begin drinking again . . . when stone-cold sober. See? There's no truth to your assumption that 'drunk equals crazy but not drunk equals sane.' Simply being 'not drunk' does not equate at all with being 'restored to sanity.' The booze was not the problem. Booze was what your members were using to try to treat their real problems which were totally mental. Treating symptoms rather than cause never helps anyone and cannot be consider real 'progress' by any stretch of the imagination. There is something worst than being the way people were when they were drunk. It is: still being that way but not drunk. Drunkenness might end, but craziness continues without proper treatment."]

To continue:

Though Maharaj came to understand that the main problems of humanity center in the mind - not in “a bad heart” or in “a sick soul” or in a “malady-plagued spirit” – he did not ignore the role played by assigned and / or assumed personality identifications in generating fighting and conflict and chaos (whether in a home, in an office, or on a global scale).

Why? For this simple reason: there can be no acceptance of personalities as actual identifications if there is no mind. If there is a mind, it will accept personalities as identifications. The two go hand-in-hand, so to speak.


In CHAPTER NINE (entitled “MIND” and PERSONALITY: What Cultures Consider “Assets” Are Actually “Liabilities,” Part Two) the mind-personality conundrum is discussed:

The results of a study of global mental illness by the World Health Organization and Harvard Medical School, as reported in The Journal of the American Medical Association, reveal that from 1% to 5% percent of the populations of most of the countries surveyed were suffering from serious mental illness. By contrast, estimates are that over 99% of the humans on earth suffer from one or more personality disorders.

[When seekers take the personality inventory test offered here in order for them to finally discover exactly what has really been unconsciously driving their thoughts and words and actions all of their lives, we go over the results via Skype or telephone. After that process, they come to understand that all nine of the basic personality types are showing up to one degree or another; then, they find which of the nine basic types specifically are exerting the greatest influence in their case. 

More relevant is the fact that all nine of the basic personality types - which all people have to one degree or another - have the potential to generate a variety of personality disorders. With most humans being highly-influenced by the subconscious agendas of at least five of those nine types, then most people have at least five disorders which they need to be aware of, need to acknowledge the presence and power of, need to discuss, and then need to be freed of by taking the proper steps to find the proper treatment. Sometimes that freedom can come by being guided through all seven steps which Maharaj used and which are now being used here; sometimes, other guidance might be needed.]

Thus, as Advaitin sages have taught for centuries, the relative existence problems of the planet are rooted in the coupling of mind / personality. Realization offers the opportunity to eliminate most of the problems of the planet since, statistically; they are rooted more in personality than in mental illness.

[That said, be aware of the fact that the only difference in personality disorders and insanity - which Maharaj said is a symptom of the Ultimate Sickness which almost all humans are suffering from – is only a matter of degree. All neuroses and psychoses begin as personality disorders which, when ignored, can result in persons disintegrating psychically and then developing grave mental disorders which can eventually disintegrate further into full-blown mental illness / insanity.]

When diagnosable mental health problems reach a level of seriousness that is labeled “clinical,” then a mental illness exists and professional intervention and treatment are indicated. Advaita cannot treat such conditions; however, those mental illnesses are very different from personality disorders, and personality disorders can be addressed and eliminated via the understanding that is attainable by way of the Advaita teachings. Psychiatrists and psychotherapists attempt to treat personality disorders as well as mental illnesses. Realization offers treatment only for personality disorders, serious though they may be.

Since personality disorders are far more common on planet earth than are mental illnesses, then a logical approach would involve this: when insane-type behavior is being observed, look first to determine if personality is inspiring the conduct in an effort to sustain an illusory self. Again, while the effects of personality on behavior often appear to involve some degree of mental illness—with persons certainly seeming to be totally insane at times—mental illness and personality disorders are different (by degree).

Consider: 59% of all women and 41% of all men who are killed in the U.S. annually will die during a "relationship breakup." Some speak of “temporary insanity” as a persona (such as “husband” or “wife” or “lover”) strikes out when a false identity feels threatened. Those crimes appear to be evidence of a mental illness, yet the stage for those murders is always set long before the murders happen. The murders happen as a result of acculturation whereby persons accept a culturally-assigned persona as a true identity, take it to define who they truly are, and are then willing to kill in an effort to protect a fictitious role assigned within their societies whenever that role / persona feels threatened.

That which is labeled “insanity” or “temporary insanity” in such cases is not actually a mental illness at all. The astronomical murder rate across the planet is more often a result of personality, not a result of clinical mental illness. Yet most people on the planet dismiss such conduct as “insane” or caused by "evil forces" while never being aware of the actual role that personality is playing.

Another reason that personality defects and mental illnesses are mistaken (one for the other) is because the same type of destructive or self-destructive tendencies can be triggered by either. It is true that mental illnesses and personality disorders both call for “treatment,” and the call should be an urgent one, but the effective treatments for those two conditions are quite different. Again, psychiatrists and psychotherapists attempt to treat both personality disorders and the mental illnesses which they can disintegrate into. Realization offers a treatment plan for personality disorders which, when serious enough, can generate insane thoughts and words and actions.

All but the truly insane, the too young, or the brain-damaged can Realize, though the power of faulty programming and conditioning etc. will prevent most persons from ever doing so. Most will remain trapped in personality for the entire period of manifestation. 

If Realization is to happen, some questions to be asked include, “What personas have you adopted and how powerful is their influence upon your behavior?" "When angry or hurt, WHO is feeling the anger or hurt?" "What persona is causing you to be miserable or to suffer or to generate conflict?" And "How is ego, and your assumption of ego-states as identities, driving you throughout each and every day, all day long?”
   
To be continued.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

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

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Maharaj came to understand that the main problems of humanity center in the mind, not in “a bad heart” or in “a sick soul” or in a “malady-plagued spirit,” and wise it would be for all to understand that since

a. there is no soul to treat and since

b. there is no such illness as a “spiritual malady” and since

c. there has been no evidence of  success among those who have tried for thousands of years to treat “bad hearts and sick souls and sick spirits” with religion and for nearly as long with spirituality and since

d. there has been for eighty years “a program” which claims to be “spiritual, not religious” (though it is really a combination of both) and since that program internationally has a 97-98% failure rate (per the findings of an international, multi-year, $20,000,000 study conducted jointly by a top U.S. university and the U.S. Government).

It is also wise to understand that the problems of humanity are not centered in “a bad heart” or in “a sick soul” or in a “malady-plagued spirit” because that awareness allows persons to continue to search for the true source of their problems and allows some to realize that humanity’s problems are rooted in mental sickness - in the widespread mental illnesses - which Maharaj saw were rampant then and which are even more rampant now and which can often be treated effectively if persons are properly diagnosed and if persons understand the true nature of what is behind humankind’s problem and if persons heartily seek the proper, effective treatment.

Because of that realization, Maharaj abandoned the use of dogma and spiritual exercises to treat the true source of the Ultimate Sickness and eventually urged seekers to focus on finding the proper treatment for the true source (which he eventually identified as the real problem: the mind and its content).

From yesterday:

The invitation offered here is to be rid of the mind completely (and that proved really easy to do in the end), finally able to profess - as Maharaj did in the end - that "I have no mind . . . ."

And that is “easy”? Yes. How? All ideas, notions, concepts, etc. which are stored in the mind can be summarized in one term: “your beliefs.” How to be rid of the mind then? Easy: just give up every belief.

Maharaj often spoke about how "simple" the process is, yet the “path” he followed in order to arrive at that conclusion was not a simple “path.” It was a long and winding and circuitous route which he took.

It has also been noted that the case here was the case with most seekers who find that their “journey” - if reviewed objectively - has more often than not been a long and arduous one. But why?

For the answer, consider the case of Jean Sharon Abbott from Plymouth, Minnesota who spent thirty years fighting cerebral palsy and suffering and undergoing operations until it was discovered that she has been misdiagnosed and that almost all of her symptoms could be cured with just one pill.

At the age of four she had been told that she had spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. Then, after three decades of suffering from muscle spasms and weakness and near immobility as well as undergoing many painful surgical procedures, she learned at the age of thirty-three that she did not have cerebral palsy at all but actually had dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD) - a rare, yet treatable, muscle disorder.

Jean, who was nearly immobile for thirty years, went on a ten-mile hike just four months after she was given her new medication.

In the U.S. alone, there are an admitted twelve million cases of medical misdiagnoses per year. Some claim that number is but a fraction of the actual total. Last year, it was admitted that 400,000 people died in hospitals while under “professional medical care” as a result of preventable mistakes and misdiagnoses.

Even without access to such statistics, Maharaj (by trial-and-error and by his own experiences and by his own honest and objective observation) came to see that the same kind of misdiagnosis was pervasive among those teachers and gurus and authors and speakers and sponsors and others who were offering a treatment for the Ultimate Sickness.

I have dealt with people whose experience has been just like Jean Sharon Abbott’s, although most of them never realize that fact. Who has been “A Seeker” for over thirty years yet is still seeking now? Who has been in “the program” for over thirty years but keeps going back? Who has remained faithful to the dogma of their parents and claim that "it helps them so much" although they remain trapped in fear and anxiety and resentment and anger and bear ill will for people who think or talk or behave in ways that are different from the way that they think and talk and behave?

How many have been molested in the venues where those people have been seeking, be the venue a church or a counselor’s office or the hallway of a guru's house, a guru who had worked with Maharaj when he was alive and who began receiving visitors in his home and who sexually harassed and molested female visitors? And how many who have been molested or who have never had their real illness treated properly in those venues have nevertheless continued to seek in the same or similar venues?

Does that not scream: “Don’t you see that your problem is not in your soul or your spirit but is obviously in your mind instead!”

If anyone has diagnosed you and told you that your problem involves “a bad heart” or “a sick soul” or a “malady-plagued spirit” or "your impure condition" or that “you need to stop sinning and to be virtuous” or that “you're being influenced by the evil forces in the world” or that “you're being possessed or driven by demons or a devil” etc., etc., etc., is it possible that they have misdiagnosed you and thereby trapped you in the same way that Jean Sharon Abbott was trapped by those who were also sure that they knew what was wrong with her and what she needed when, in fact, that didn’t have a damn clue about what treatment she actually needed?

Here, that cannot happen because here, there is an invitation to consider certain  facts which may not have been considered before and then determine for yourself  if what you are doing is working or if you might need to look outside the box you were put in decades ago.

Here, there is no “one” with any belief, so there cannot be any “one” here who wants you to believe what he believes. The space between the ears here is a "belief-free zone," and that freedom must manifest first if total freedom is ever to come.

The difference in a purely non-dual / Nisargan invitation

vs. 

the message offered by all other non-dual teaching methods and by all religions and by all cults and other such programs and by all philosophies and by all ideologies 

is that you will not hear anyone here asking you to learn more.

(That fellow visiting the U.S. from Rome, while being totally trapped in his own religion-based ego-states, did have enough clarity to offer a warning last week against what he called “ideological Christians” who are excessively “rigid” and who are handicapped by their “obsession with gays, abortion and birth control.” Of course, the same applies to all ideologists and to all trapped in the Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.)

It was “the later Maharaj” – the one who advised seekers to “stop reading I AM THAT” and to “ignore the earlier talks and listen to the later talks” – who came to understand that persons do not need to learn more dogma and do not need to engage in more spiritual exercises in order to be treated for what ails them . . . and for what ails almost all humans. After he finally arrived at a proper diagnosis of the Ultimate Sickness and its causes, Maharaj recommended what is also now recommend here:

the invitation here on this site for more than a decade has been to “find one that can un-teach you, not one who wants to teach you more” and to “un-learn it all” instead of learning more and more and more. 

The way that Maharaj put it was that humanity is trapped in "learned ignorance and insanity" and, in order to treat that properly and to be freed from being driven by ignorance and insanity, then “just give up" all you've been doing and “reach  a state of zero concepts” and “have no mind” and then “abide naturally.” 

He also made clear that there are two things which cannot possibly co-exist: "peace" and "a mind."

Want peace? No mind.

Want mind? No peace.
 
To be continued.

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Seeking

In “PART ONE” it will be seen that most persons on the planet are not seeking, and most will never seek, but for those who are seeking, most will face several obstacles:

In “PART TWO” of this book, it will be seen why many criticized Maharaj for “changing his message in his later talks.” It will be seen that the changes were not about changing the message per se as much as about changing his methodology as he experimented with one version of the Ultimate Medicine after another in order to try to find an effective means for addressing the Ultimate Sickness.

He tried a religious version of the Medicine, a Spiritual version of the Medicine, and finally settled on a version which addressed to Sickness at its core . . . at the mental and emotional level.

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"THE MOST DANGEROUS BELIEF OF ALL"

“Dangerous” is a term that can only apply during the relative existence, but of those who do commit suicide, for example, how many shoot themselves in the foot over and over until they “bleed out”? None. They shoot themselves in the head. Why? In order to try to stop the noise - to try to stop the chatter of a thousand monkeys – to stop the noisy mind which is the area that stores the ideas, notions, concepts, mind-stuff, etc. which drives them into the depths of insanity.

And what are those ideas, notions, concepts, etc. called, collectively? "Their beliefs." The irony? They are not their beliefs at all. They are the beliefs of “others” that were set in place via programming, conditioning, etc. and which persons then think are their own.

And what are those beliefs rooted in, and what reinforces those beliefs and convinces persons that they are sacred and worth fighting over and even sometimes worth dying for? Blind faith.

This 337-page eBook discusses those issues in detail.

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