Friday, November 13, 2015

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

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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:

The vision also showed that all - even including the intellect - is annihilated eventually. It became clear why Maharaj said, "This is the place where the intellect gets annihilated." That is, by the end of the "path," the intellect (the purpose of which was to provide "the capacity to understand") is also forfeited . . . no longer needed. So much for "jnana yoga" and the role of "The Knower" (who eventually takes himself / herself to be "The Super Knower").

[Here, it is the Nisarga Yoga that is used in conjunction with the Direct Path Teaching Method in order to allow seekers to Realize and then abide naturally and simply without making a second job out of just living and without assuming the role of “The Super Intellect” or any other roles at all.]

The vision showed that nothing known or learned is given any value post-Realization; instead, all happens naturally, as is the case with the deer which, like “the Realized,” have no need for learned knowledge (or, per Maharaj, “learned ignorance”) or for being super intellectual. They, like “the Realized Nisargan,” abide naturally (which also means, in a mindless, mind-free manner . . . abiding naturally and spontaneously). 

Next, the vision showed the delusion involved with a belief in the concept of “continuity.” One property of consciousness when it manifests is that it automatically desires continuity. As Andy Gugar, Jr. points out, the old saying is that "everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die"). The desire of the masses: continuity for “me” now, and continuity for “me” forever.

Consider the confusion, then, among the masses who are plagued with a desire to live forever that is coupled with a fear of "death" while at the same time working for an eternal reward that might guarantee the consciousness-based desire to exist forever while simultaneously strapped with the potential of eternal punishment rather than reward.

"Will it be heaven forever, or hell forever?" or "Will it be reincarnation, but in a lesser, lower form?" or "Which way will I be evolving through a series of births and rebirths? Up? Or down?" [Talk about dualistic thinking.]

The desire for continuity leads to bogus concepts such as "eternal life" and "heaven" and "hell" and "eternal rewards vs. eternal punishments" and "multiple births and rebirths."

Maharaj pointed out that you were not even born once, so how could you possibly be born again?

The vision showed Maharaj's pointer that all will be annihilated (with the exception of the energy-matter).

The clarity came: it is whatever is involved in the cycling of things that come together and that will always eventually come apart is what will be "annihilated."

That includes human bodies, it includes the human "mind," and it includes the roles played by bodies with minds which assume that false identities are real.

The vision showed all of that will come to end, for nothing in the mind is true and nothing about assumed roles is real, and certainly the body is forever cycling air and consciousness and cells until - at some point - that too shall stop for one reason or another.

Yet who is ready to accept that fact willingly? What has been witnessed here leads to the answer: "Only those that have completed the second leg of the 'journey' to Reality, allowing them to 'go ahead and die now'." That is, die now the death of ego, of assuming that false ego-states are real, and then just abide naturally without being driven by the agendas of false identities.

For the masses, that nagging fear of "death" shall remain, for they have not completed "a practice run at 'dying'."

So whenever earth elements and air and specks of conscious-energy come together to form a composite unity - be that composite labeled a bird, a fish, a deer, a human, etc. - that manifestation knows that it is, knows the beingness, and desires that the beingness will never end.

That is why “Non-Realized persons” want to live as long as they can.

That is why some report that (a) right now, heaven is available; that (b) it is the most wonderful thing imaginable; yet (c) they do not want to go there now. Go figure.

Maharaj pointed out that there is something to be said for facing relative obstacles and enduring, but he did not stop there. He said: " . . . disease and suffering are not natural. There is noble virtue in unshakable endurance of whatever comes, but there is also dignity in the refusal of meaningless torture and humiliation."

I had been asked, "But what is wrong with wanting to live? It seems wanting to live would be natural and that wanting to die or to commit suicide would be unnatural."

The vision would eventually provide the answer: "Do not try to apply absolute rules to relative situations. Yes it is natural to want to live, but the point is that it is insane - and therefore unnatural - to find torture and humiliation and the indignity of various forms of endless suffering to be acceptable"

and

"Also, there are even other consequences as well: If you want to live forever, then you will believe the words of false prophets who tell you that you will live forever and that you will either be punished forever or rewarded forever. They will inspire you to try to live supernaturally, that is, unnaturally"

and

"They will ask you to give them large portions of your money for as long as you live. They will tell you that you must meet with them regularly so that they can tell you over and over and over again exactly how you should live and think and talk and behave"

and

"They will tell you that ancient myths and superstitions are fact, trapping you in ignorance and thereafter controlling you (a) by generating fear and (b) by dangling the carrot of the conscious-energy's desire for continuity and thereby controlling you via your desires"

and

"They will tell you that if you are 'good' - per their definition of 'good' - that 'you will then be blessed, now and forevermore'."

The ego loves to believe it is 'good'; then, egotism promotes each ego-state to the rank of "better than," so it will be programmed to brag constantly that it is being blessed in order to demonstrate to all just how very good the bragger is (and how much better than others the bragger is, as evidenced by all of the blessings that he / she is receiving which they are not).

Yet the vision made this clear: There is no one who has ever been blessed because there is no "one" to be blessed and because there is no "Blesser" to bless. Why is that so?

Because elements cannot be blessed, air cannot be blessed, and energy cannot be blessed. And because energy / matter cannot be created or destroyed, there is no "creator" or "Creator," and since there is no "Creator," there is no "Blesser"

and

Finally, consciousness - as a form of energy - will be forever; yet it will not know forever. It will know nothing after it is released into the universal field of energy.

That is more of what the vision showed. 

To be continued.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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