Monday, October 19, 2015

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

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This was offered yesterday:

Because of perverse mind stuff - programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and indoctrination and brainwashing – persons are not prepared to seek the natural, the peace, the quiet. To the contrary, they are made ready to accept as normal their often subconscious but all-too-common state of agitation and impatience and petulance and annoyance and irritation and unhappiness.

As for most of those and most all other persons, they have developed a tolerance for insanity and chaos and pain and misery and suffering because of the psychological process of “normalizing.”

"Normalization" refers to a social process by which abnormal or unnatural or supposedly supernatural ideas and actions are seen as “normal” or “natural” among certain cultures or among the masses in general. Normalization perpetuates the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness which Maharaj identified, including “ignorance” and “insanity.”

When beliefs or actions which are unnatural or abnormal are thought to be natural, that is evidence of the presence of ignorance and insanity. When beliefs or actions which are abnormal but are thought to be normal, that is evidence of the presence of ignorance and insanity. When natural events in nature happen because of natural causes but the masses believe those events were caused by a supernatural force or Power, then that is evidence of the presence of ignorance and insanity.

As examples:

1. The path of Hurricane Katrina was determined by all-natural causes, including global rotation, global winds, trade winds moving westward from the coast of Africa, the position of a variety of high and low pressure systems, etc. 

Yet the Dalai Lama - either (a) knowing nothing about why a hurricane actually follows the track it follows or (b) wanting to use the event to further his own agenda and belief system -  assigned a supernatural cause to an all-natural event. He claimed that "the people of New Orleans were hit by Hurricane Katrina because of their negative karma.” Several TV evangelists in the U.S. claimed that the hurricane hit New Orleans because of God's wrath which was evoked by the fact that “New Orleans had a history of being tolerant of homosexuals.”

2. That same season, Hurricane Rita made landfall in the U.S. between Sabine Pass, Texas and Holly Beach, Louisiana after having reached wind speeds of 180 mph (290 k.p.h). A few days later, I left Texas to travel to Louisiana to conduct a 2-day retreat which some seekers there had arranged.

Along the way, I stopped at store in a rural Louisiana town and overheard an elderly woman talking to the cashier and a group of other people who were waiting in line to pay for the water and ice and other supplies they needed because their electrical power had not yet been restored. She also claimed that, like Katrina, the hurricane was caused by a supernatural Power and said that “God is trying to tell us something, and we better listen.” And all of her neighbors nodded in agreement, one reinforcing her belief with an “Amen, Sister.”

3. Several years ago, a couple in central Louisiana said that they were moving out of that state because it had become “too damn tolerant of blacks” and was “letting them take over.” Their internet research, they said, revealed that South Carolina was the most “white-friendly, black-unfriendly state in the U.S. so they were going to move there,” and they did. 

Yet they denied being racists, their views having been normalized during the twenty years they lived in a Louisiana community located only a few miles from the city where the KKK is still active, where trucks drive about with nooses hanging off their tailgates as a warning to blacks who would try to assert their rights, and where its racist reputation is well-known; nevertheless, their beliefs and attitudes were no different from those of their friends and families and therefore seemed quite normal.

4. Speaking of a state with a citizenry that is said to be “white-friendly and black-unfriendly," (a standing which dozens of other states in the U.S. have also earned) regular visitors to the site are familiar with South Carolina’s Dylann Roof who, on June 17, 2015, entered a prayer service at a church with mostly black members and killed nine African-Americans. 

That action came after years of exposure to the hatred and racism and white supremacy teachings in his community where their pro-slavery ancestors started the U.S. Civil War on 12 April 1861 by attacking the federal government’s Fort Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor and still considered a "near-holy shrine" to all of the Southerners who died in a four-year civil war while fighting to try to preserve their right to own slaves.

Pictures shared earlier on the site show Dylann Roof visiting sites dedicated to the normalization of slavery and glorifying the rebel flag which is a symbol of the “good ole days” when whites were in charge and blacks were chattel. Roof later said that his actions were taken in an effort to start a race war with the goal of returning whites to their rightful place at the top of the U.S. racial hierarchy - a belief which resulted from his community's normalization of duality and arrogance and hatred.

As a result of the social processes to which he was exposed, racial intolerance and hatred and a sense of superiority were normalized.

As a result of the social processes to which the Dalai Lama was exposed - including the modeling of magical thinking - he and his followers have normalized the misperception that natural events are really supernatural events.

As a result of the social processes to which she was exposed, including the modeling of magical, dogma-inspired thinking – a woman and her neighbors in a rural town in Louisiana have normalized the misperception that natural events are really supernatural events.

The symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness as identified by Maharaj have now become the abnormal “norm” as a result of psychological normalization, and that is why the mental health professionals cited yesterday are reporting astronomical rises in the rate and levels of mental illness during the last three decades.

Children manifest with a sense of the oneness – illustrated when a child first puts a face to the voice it had been hearing from the womb and feeling at one with that being – but those children are all soon taught beliefs that will generate a sense of duality. That lost sense of the oneness in most cases will never be found again. Duality, and its accompanying instability, will prevail.

And that sense of duality which is a result of the normalization of dual-mindedness will, in turn, generate arrogance and a false sense of separate-from-ment and better-than-ment; moreover, all of that will set the stage for conflict and chaos and killing and the ignorance of believing that natural things are actually supernatural things and that natural events are controlled by supernatural beings or a Supreme Being residing in another world.  

Such distortion and ignorance and insanity is all influenced by the fact that children model what they see and hear (which is the setup for being trapped in a mind that is driven by the abnormal process of normalization).

More on “psychological modeling” and duality and the perverting of the human mind tomorrow.
 
To be continued.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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