Thursday, November 12, 2015

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

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The message offered here is rooted in the understanding of a functioning-of-the-totality-revealing vision which came in the late 1990’s which also showed that “realization” does not involve anything that is lofty and soaring and grand and exalted and noble.

The vision provided an entire series of revelations, all emanating from the inner resource or the inner guru and all sweeping in like a monsoon, which (1) blew away the remaining blockages in the mind and (2) allowed the Pure Witnessing to become conscious of awareness and (3) thus being finally being aware of all involved with the no-beginning / no-end cyclings which have gone on forever and which are going on right now and which will go on forever.

So, for the next few days, some of the realizations which came via that vision will be shared (without any suggestion that these realizations are the only “right and proper non-dual realizations”). 

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To continue with additional revelations which came via the vision:


With additional consideration, contemplating the way that false identities are assigned (by parents, teachers, religion, culture, etc.) and adopted (assumed by persons as additional false identities beyond the ones assigned by others) it became clear why most persons have no desire to be truly independent, believing in their co-dependent concepts of "love" and "need" but knowing nothing of "Love."

[Role-playing requires both dependency and co-dependency. Role-playing is the epitome of duality because it requires one who is willing to play a role and a second who is willing to play the dependent, co-dependent, counterpart role that is required for any role to be played: the one playing "spouse" must have someone also willing to pay "spouse"; the one playing "employer" must having someone willing to play "employee"; the one playing the "Spiritual Giant" must have a "god" or "gods" or "goddesses" or a Supreme Being or some similar conception in order to play the spiritual one. Therefore, the vision exposed the actual roots of "co-dependencies" which are fostered when roles are assumed (again, because no role can stand alone). It became clear via the vision that a "friend" needs a "friend" to supposedly "exist"; that a "preacher" needs "congregants" to "exist"; and it became clear why all neediness and dependency and co-dependency are steeped in duality.]

The vision showed via the shift beyond the third of seven steps (the third step being where such roles as "The Super Religious One" and "The Spiritual Giant" and "The Super Seeker" or "The Supreme Self" or even "God" are played) that all role-assumption is accompanied by co-dependencies because no role can "stand alone" but must have another person assuming a counter-role in order to sustain the delusion that both roles are real. 

[Those who, as "God" or as the one who has attained at-one-ment with "God" or with "The Supreme," might claim that they are standing alone and are totally independent, yet they require others to see the heights which they have supposedly attained in order to reinforce their own belief in their assigned or assumed Grand and Supreme role. It was not enough for Muhammad Ali to believe that he was the greatest. He had to proclaim publicly, "I am the greatest." Same with the Super Religious Ones and with Spiritual Giants: they are driven to publicly proclaim and publicly show off their status. And the same was the case with all of those who behaved that way in Maharaj's loft and were promptly sent packing by him.]

There had been so much confusion during the futile parts of what had been assumed to be "the journey." (There had been the realization early on that religion was offering nothing but myth-and-superstition-based nonsense, but it was assumed that surely the "spiritual path" had to be the right path to follow in order to complete the entire "journey." Wow! Did the vision clear up that misperception!)

The reading of I AM THAT, touted as "a modern spiritual classic," contained what seemed to be some contradictions about "Religion? Yes!" vs. "Religion? No!" and "Spirituality? Yes!" vs. "Spirituality? No!"

So the question came, "Has the 'proper path' been entered onto, or not?"

Then after reading all of the talks available by Maharaj, there were other comments about spirituality that seemed to offer even more contradictions regarding this matter:

He said, “Whatever you have tried to understand during your spiritual search will prove false”

and

“When the birth is disproved, the great noble meaning of spirituality and the meaning of this world — everything — is disproved”

and

“I have no faith in anything which has ever been told, not even what has been told by the Vedas. Only my own experience"

and

"Whatever you think of as 'spiritual knowledge' was gained in the realm of consciousness; such knowledge is merely a burden upon your head and it is going to add more misery. It is nothing more than spiritual jargon"

and

"There is no such thing as spirituality; whatever is, is only this worldly life, in the five-elemental play"

and

"Those who have apperceived my knowledge will not fall a prey to the logic or spirituality expounded by others"

and

"Forget spirituality" and "Follow your "normal inclinations" and "Just give up spirituality"

and

"Spiritual knowledge should not be studied."

Suddenly, all of the confusion ended when his comments were viewed in light of what the vision showed, namely, that all religious and spiritual role-assumption and role-playing must end at the third step in order to complete the four remaining steps on the "journey" to Full Realization. Then, these other pointers from Maharaj regarding the transitioning of all spiritual-and-religious-role-playing at the third step made perfect sense:

"Whatever you think of as spiritual knowledge was gained in the realm of consciousness; such knowledge is merely a burden upon your head and it is going to add more misery. It is nothing more than spiritual jargon. All your spiritual studies are conducted with your identification with the body-mind"

and

"Subsequent to that 'I Am' and body-mind, and in the realm of the mind, there occurs what you call 'spiritual seeking', or 'spiritual knowledge'. This is nonsense"

and

"I appeal to you with my folded hands: don't get into this spirituality"

and

"The sum total of my spirituality now is nothing, even that word 'nothing' is not there, so there is no spirituality left"

and

"Just live your life as it comes, but alertly, watchfully, allowing everything to happen as it happens, doing the natural things the natural way, suffering, rejoicing - as life brings. What needs be done is being done, in the normal and natural way"

and

To another he pointed out: "In the course of your study of spirituality, you have acquired many concepts and you call that 'knowledge'." He advised that visitor to "throw out your concepts."

It became clear why so many of the persons who are playing religious roles or assuming spiritual roles - and who become totally OCD about it all - still suffer what Maharaj called their "misery" (that is, their lack of freedom as a result of all of their religious or spiritual workaholism) and how they take "just living" and make a second job out of that with all of their "spiritual exercises" and "spiritual work" (which is what happened here prior to receiving the vision's message regarding "the good" third step roles that must be transitioned).

It was seen why Maharaj eventually called for the abandonment of all spiritual role-playing and encouraged natural-nisarga-only-living instead, what with "spirituality" being another source of dependency which assures that persons cannot be independent and free. (And who that is not totally free can truly be content . . . can truly and consistently avoid the "misery" or all of the spiritual workaholism which Maharaj referenced?) 

To be continued.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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