Friday, November 06, 2015

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

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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”).

In the vision, there is -  at the third of seven steps - a raven (which represents all of the final roles that are played by the seekers that continue to the fourth step on the path, including such third-step roles as "The Super Religious One," "The Spiritual Giant," "The Knower-Of-It-All," "The Super Virtuous One," “The Super Seeker,” "The Guardian of the Moral Fabric of the Planet," etc.) It was seen that those roles will continue to be played by most but will be set aside by those that continue to the end of the "path" where "Full Realization" awaits.

In the vision, such roles assumed to be "good" roles continued to be played until the raven morphs into the gull - the bird of ignorance - representing the return to "The Child No-Knowing Stage" (a.k.a., "The Child Ignorance Stage" or "The No Concepts, No Notions, No Ideas, No Thoughts, No Misperceptions, Zero Concepts, No-Beliefs Stage").

The vision showed that (a) “the non-Realized” use the word "I" to refer to all of the false identities / personas that they have been assigned or that they have adopted; that (b) the word "I" should never again be used to refer to anything other than the manifested consciousness; and that (c) the Real "I" (a.k.a., “The True Self”) during the manifestation is nothing more than the Pure Witnessing which can happen if the consciousness is finally unblocked.

The vision showed that the steps are taken in total silence. 

The vision showed that, after the third-leg "return" (more explanation of what that refers to later) when Reality is subsequently overlaid on the relative, then (A) either the consciousness speaks, or (B) there is the belief that a persona - a false image that has been assumed as an identity - is speaking. 

The vision showed that "A" above involves Truth and reality and Reality whereas "B" talks nonsense and gibberish, speaking non-truths and babbling on and on while making much ado about nothing and while misperceiving it all.

Next came another quandary, namely, trying to reconcile (a) the newly-found understanding about there being four-legs to the overall "journey" with (b) the pointer that comes at the end of the vision, specifically, "THAT is all there is."

[The first leg is the “coming in” leg when the conscious-energy manifests within a space; the second leg Maharaj called “the going back out” phase or the “reversing back out along the same path by which the manifestation happened but in the exact reverse order); the third leg is "returning to" or "coming back to reality" but without any of the programming, conditioning, etc. that marred the initial "coming in" and without being driven insane this time by family and culture and the nonsense taught by society's power brokers this time around; that leg also involves “returning to" the relative AM-ness and overlaying on that an understanding of the functioning of the totality, seeing this time that the unnatural was unnatural, and seeing this time that things deemed to be “supernatural” were all just dreamed up; the fourth leg involves taking mahasamadhi and unmanifesting. End of cycle . . . end of that “story,” whether the "story" was called “maharaj,” “floyd,” whatever.]

This then came into consciousness: But that's not all there is if the vision is depicting the second leg of "the journey" when Realization happens because there's a third leg which involves "returning" and overlaying Reality upon the relative existence in order to abide for the remainder of the manifestation in a natural and sane and sound and logical and reasonable fashion. So what does that mean?

Then, this clarification came: Ah, so the vision provides insight into the second-leg Realization process - the going back, the reversing - but it also foreshadows what will happen during the fourth leg which moves one from the physical, elemental plant food body to THAT. It is then that the “THAT is all there is" point will apply to this unmanifesting speck of conscious-energy as it completes the last of the four legs. Got it! 

Then once more, peace came, and it was seen that it was not a "peace that surpasses all understanding" but a peace that comes with all understanding . . .  with understanding all involved with the functioning of the totality. 

At that point, words from Spinoza flashed into the consciousness, explaining that persons who are out of touch with Reality and who lack understanding are "ignorant of the causes by which actions are determined." 

It was seen that understanding the functioning of the totality and understanding that the cause of all is all is most comforting. 

It was seen that energy / matter comes and goes; that composites come together naturally and come apart naturally; and it was seen that there is not the slightest pain or suffering involved at the end of the final unmanifesting process.

It was shown that there is most assuredly no pain or suffering or punishment post-manifestation (that offered here with a hopefully-comforting smile to those who want a post-manifestation "reward," especially to those so lost in the Dream of the Planet that they actually believe that praising "Someone" or "Something" or "A Supreme Being" 24 / 7 for eternity would be a reward rather than a punishment in itself).

The vision showed, to the contrary, that what follows the unmanifesting is the Void, the Nothingness, that which is beyond any "Beingness" and beyond any "Non-Beingness" as well.

To the "truly Realized," understanding all of that proves to be quite soothing, quite calming, and quite comforting. 
   
To be continued.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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