Friday, October 30, 2015

MAHARAJ: “There’s No Such Thing As Peace of Mind” (Especially When a Mind is Packed Full of False Personality Identifications) Part Six

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Maharaj said repeatedly, “This is so simple" ["this" being the grasping of the understanding, realizing, being enlightened, being liberated, and being freed from entrapment in duality and dualistic thinking].

Yet this also was shared:

For a process which – as Maharaj said – could be so simple, if mind and personality identifications are play, then there is likely nothing more complicated and inaccessible to the mind-and-personality-driven masses.

So how can the acquisition - of the understanding, of realizing, of being enlightened, of being liberated, and of being freed from entrapment in duality and dualistic thinking - be simplified?

1. By stripping away from the teaching all of the esoteric, obscure, cryptic and arcane elements which have been included or added over the millennia and especially over the last century and most recently during the last several decades; and

2. by avoiding decades of a needless trial-and-error search for a viable form of the Ultimate Medicine by seeing that Maharaj already did "the trial-and-error work" and "the finding work" for us and then reduced his final version of the Ultimate Medicine to a type which goes directly to the core of the mind-and-personality-involved source of humanity’s problems, namely, the mental roots of the Ultimate Sickness; and

3. by eliminating the mythical and mystical and magical and supernatural elements of the teachings and offering a relevant, simple, straightforward, unadorned, unpretentious, non-flowery, and effective version of the Ultimate Medicine which does not result in persons ignoring the AM-ness and escaping into "the THAT-ness only" as a result of dissociating and detaching from reality and claiming to be associated only with THAT as a result of being disconnected and divorced from the IS-ness; and

4. by understanding . . .

a. that “realizing” simply means that one realizes that ignorant and insane programming and conditioning and domestication (while in the home) and acculturation (via one’s culture / society) and brainwashing and indoctrination can lead to nothing other than being trapped in ignorance and insanity;

b. that “being enlightened” merely points to the condition which can be entered into when the light is shined on all distortions and misconceptions and bogus beliefs and false identities which are rooted in the darkness of ignorant and insane programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and brainwashing and indoctrination and when that light is so bright and so intense that it burns away all of those ignorant and insane effects;

c. that “being liberated” simply refers to being liberated from the influence of assigned and assumed personality identifications which subconsciously control and unconsciously determine every thought that is thought, every word that is spoken, and every action that is taken;

and

d. then understanding that “being freed from entrapment in duality and dualistic thinking” is simply about understanding this: 

the opposite of being trapped in duality is not about assuming new and lofty and good and great identities such as “The Super Religious One” or “The Spiritual Giant” or “The Supreme Self” or “being at one with God” or “God,” period; instead, the opposite of being trapped in duality is . . . stability.

That includes mental stability; emotional stability; and being fixed in a condition of stability as opposed to being trapped in chaos.

After Yeshu’a (“Jesus”) heard the non-dual message and began sharing that during the last few years of his relative existence, he is reported to have shared a key pointer which had already found its way from the Far East to the Middle East some 2000 years earlier. That pointer:  “A dual-minded person is unstable in all ways.”

Duality and dualistic thinking are simply about mindedness and about the instability-generating and chaos-generating nonsense stored therein, including the belief in false identities and all other beliefs as well.

It is simple for the totally sane and totally wise to discard all nonsense stored in the mind; it is simple for the totally sane and totally wise to take the steps necessary to be freed from the chaos and instability which dominate the relative existence of almost all humans on planet earth; it is simple for the totally sane and totally wise to abandon belief in all of the false identities which have been assigned or assumed over the years.

The complicating factor: ignorance cannot detect ignorance, and crazy cannot spot crazy. One must seek until she or he finds a teacher that has reached the point which Maharaj reached after decades of experimenting with ineffective forms of the Ultimate Medicine - a teacher like Maharaj that, in the end, shifted his focus onto the psychological roots and mind-based causes of the Ultimate Sickness.

After that, one must be willing to accept the invitation to "question it all." If enough light is allowed in via the questioning process, then the discarding of all nonsense and false identities can lead to an end to chaos and instability. That, in turn, can lead to freedom, and only if free can one by at peace.

Moreover, only if totally free and at peace can one return to enjoying the kind of happiness which was last enjoyed when in the “Child Ignorance Stage" / the “Child No-Knowing State” / the "Complete-Absence-of-Concepts-and-Beliefs State.”
 
To be continued.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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