Monday, November 09, 2015

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

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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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The vision continued and . . .

Suddenly, a phrase that had only seemed to be understood took on a whole new level of meaning, namely, "as if living." 

It was seen after the vision that "as if living" is a style of living that the Realized exhibit, seemingly living just like most live but without personal attachments, delusions, and emotional intoxication. 

The vision showed that it is the manner in which the Realized "finish out" the manifestation, meeting “responsibilities” and providing for the space (for the composite unity consisting of an elemental plant food body with air being circulated and with conscious-energy also being circulated) while knowing full well that what is called "this world" is nothing more than an imagining in the distorted perceptions of persons. 

It was seen that "as if living" consist of a lifestyle that is unencumbered with attachments and emotional intoxication and belief in the lies of the culture; a lifestyle free of game playing and image perpetuation; and a lifestyle unmarred by the emotions and emotional intoxication experienced by persons. 

It was seen that as if living makes possible a lifestyle during which the Realized can witness feelings rise and fall without experiencing any emotional intoxication and without reacting, over-reacting, or setting off a chain of reactions (as happens with persons). 

The vision showed that as if living was going to provide a lifestyle free of the misery that is generated by the desires and fears of personas. ]

During the part of the vision in the cave when this came: 

To your left and to your right drift millions of forms, and on closer inspection, You see that they are . . . You! Each looks to be a - clone maybe a transparent clone but a clone nevertheless - of You!

What was finally understood was the non-religious, non-spiritual meaning of "atonement." 

The vision showed that it could more rightly be spelled, "at-one-ment." 

The vision showed that atonement had nothing to do with "a reconciliation between humans and an imagined external power" (now seen to have been delusionally conceived by men and bearing the image of men and - in some cases - women and monkeys and elephants, etc.) 

What came via the vision instead was a full awareness ...

of the at-one-ment, 

of the Oneness, 

of the unicity, 

of the true unity beyond the misperceived multiplicity, 

of the fact that all is only That and nothing more. 

The difference in "love" and Love was shown. 

That moment in the cave showed that, indeed, Love is knowing that I am everything.

The dissolution of every one of the symbolic birds along the way in conjunction with the final dissolution at the end of the vision showed that "wisdom is knowing I am nothing." 

And it became perfectly clear as the Third Leg of "the journey" unfolded that, indeed, it would be between the two - between Love and Wisdom - that the remainder of my life (that is, the remainder of the relative existence) would move. 

To be continued.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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