Sunday, November 29, 2015

MAHARAJ: “I Talk to You from the Perspective of the Universal Consciousness,” Part Seven

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The perspectives held by billions of persons all around the globe, who are not realized and who are not free of humanity’s widespread beliefs, are rooted not in the Universal Consciousness (that is, not rooted in “the unblocked consciousness which is capable of seeing clearly and differentiating between true and false") but are rooted in the blocked (some call it “warped”) consciousness which is rooted, in turn, in the ignorance and insanity which are passed down from one generation to the next via ignorant and insane programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, indoctrination, and brainwashing.

Humankind’s problems all evolve from the nonsensical beliefs passed down and now stored in billions of minds all around the planet, and those nonsensical beliefs are the guiding force behind everything that person think and say and do; yet nonsense can only generate more nonsense.

Attachment to nonsensical beliefs will guarantee that all will be seen via a warped perspective which results in illusion being seen as reality; in distortions being seen as truth; and in insane beliefs being seen as perfectly sane and sound beliefs.  

As Maharaj eventually noted, humanity’s problems are all rooted in the mind (and in the warped perspectives which the mind generates).

A comedian shared this during his act: “Here’s a parenting tip for you: if your goal is to really screw up your kids, don’t use corporal punishment. Wounds heal in seven to ten days or so. No, to really screw ‘em up good, don’t screw up their bodies. That’s temporary; instead, screw up their minds. Now that punishment lasts forever!” 

So what do the results of "screwing up their minds" look like? This example was shared in the past when recounting what a man told her daughters:

“You do not need an education. You’re both good looking. Neither of you will have any trouble finding a husband to take care of you.” And they used that approach . . . and they have both been miserable for forty years. Yet not only those two women but millions of others have taken that advice to be heart, believing: “A man is a plan." In other words, their subconscious belief is: “I shall play the role of a lifestyle whore. I will find a man to provide me with a wonderful lifestyle and I will use my looks to catch him and to keep him and I will put up with anything that he comes up with in order to have my bills paid and to keep a nice roof over your head.” And yes, there are plenty of men out there who also believe that they are entitled to have a woman or another man pay their bills as well.

The result? Some will recall this example offered a couple of years ago:

I was in another city where some non-dualists organized a weekend retreat. A woman came in who had bruises on her arms and neck. When another woman in the group asked about those, she said, “Oh, my husband gives me what he calls ‘love taps’ every now and then. And he’s right. Like he says, if he didn’t care, he would never have the kind of emotions he shows with me. A lot of my friends have husbands who are numb around their wives. It’s clear they couldn’t care less. My husband obviously cares a lot.” 

The questions asked here over the years when persons have described their misery and the abuse they were tolerating for the sake of their “better lifestyle” have included these: (1) “What are you putting up with in exchange for money or a mansion or to have someone else pay your bills?” (2) “Do you really think that bill paying is free?" (3) "What’s the actual cost of what you think is a free perk?” (4) "Do you really think everything that you are putting up with is making you happier?”

Maharaj: “Nothing can make you happier than you are. All search for happiness is misery and leads to more misery. The only happiness worth the name is the natural happiness of conscious being.”

“Follow the leader” is a childhood game that should only be played during childhood, but all around the globe it is being played by far more adults than children with disastrous results (relatively speaking).

Consider the warped perspective involved which can drive a person to respond “OKAY!” when told: “Our concept of god is the only right one, so our god wants those worshiping the false gods – of Christianity, of Judaism, etc. – to convert or be killed. So strap on this suicide vest and go kill yourself along with those in that crowd of people who do not worship our God.”

Here in North America, an annual, national holiday called “Thanksgiving” was marked this past week by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and it is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. What does it means to the typical “American” who has been brainwashed and indoctrinated and acculturated? It means an opportunity to thank a god for all of the blessing that come with “living in the greatest country on earth.”

What did it mean for the “Native Americans” who were living here when those people landed on these shores? It marked the beginning of the “American Holocaust” when Europeans bought into the idea that their god wanted them to expand their empires to include “The New World.” They believed that all should only worship their god, and when those among the native population did not convert to Christianity, then 150,000,000 of them (who had long been living in areas now known as North, Central, and South America) were killed.

Former Republican U.S. President Ronald Reagan shared his perspective about that invasion and genocide this way in June of 1952: "I, in my own mind, have always thought of America as a place in the divine scheme of things that was set aside as a promised land.” And there’s the rub: that belief came from “his own mind,” the same mind that came up with a statement in 1980 using a Biblical allusion to describe “American values”:

“I believe that Americans are every bit as committed to that vision of ‘a shining city on a hill’ as were those long ago settlers.” See? Perspective: Just “settlers,” not “slaughtering invaders.” That spin is quite similar to one set forth by those currently affiliated with Reagan’s political party who are presently warping the truth about the human slave trade by including in current Texas school textbooks a passage that has recast “slaves” as “workers.” See? Warped perspectives warp truth.

Thus, these are some other examples of commonplace warped perspectives:

“Let’s invade that land across the ocean to the west and kill 98% of the ‘Indian Natives’ there and take 99% of their land and let’s say we’re going to kill the millions of people already living there because they are heathens and because we are establishing a Christian nation for God!”
“OKAY!!!” 

“Let’s round up Africans and ship them to that country in order to provide a free-labor force in order for the businesses there to maximize profits!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Lets’ have a religious inquisition run by Catholic Christians and kill in the name of God all those who are not behaving as we want them to!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade all of the nations surrounding Germany and gather up all of the Jews as well as the mentally-handicapped and the homosexuals and send them all off to concentration camps and gas them!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade Vietnam!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade Grenada!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade Nicaragua!”
 “OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade El Salvador!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade Iraq!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s tell them that subdividing a country is totally unacceptable and that we will never allow them to re-divide their country into the three regions / states that existed before the British invaders drew the present boundary lines for Iraq!”
 “OKAY!!!”

“But while we tell them that it’s not acceptable to subdivide a country into parts, let’s ignore the fact that we have subdivided our country into fifty states!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade Afghanistan!”
 “OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade Iraq again!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade Syria!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade the nation of Georgia!”
 “OKAY!!!”

“Let’s invade Ukraine!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s drink the poisonous Kool-Aid!”
“OKAY!!!”

“This is real blood and real body. Let’s drink it and eat it because that will let us commune with God and because it will please God and because it will make us closer to Him, and let's ignore the fact that we're engaging in vampirism and cannibalism!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s go on a pilgrimage where the chances are great that we’ll be killed in a human stampede!” 
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s tell them that God loves them unconditionally!”
“OKAY!!!”

“But let’s also tell them that he will burn them in hell forever!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Similarly, let’s tell our children that the reason we whip them and even beat them is also because we love them!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s abuse anyone who is a member of a minority, and let’s do that all around the globe!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s kill all who are not members of our religious sect!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s mock those non-Christians for separating their religion into two competing sects but let’s separate our Christian religion into 41,000 different denominations!”
“OKAY!!!”

“Let’s be like sheep that are followers and are willing to be led off a cliff!”
“OKAY!!!” 

Sheep follow the leader, even if the leader jumps to its death off a cliff. The “non-Realized” – trapped into being controlled by their hand-me-down warped perspectives - are just as capable of doing the same.
 
To be continued.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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