Conversely, the things considered to be "bad things" among those lacking clear perspective are totally blown out of proportion and then there is talk of "the worst thing in my life just happened." Distortion and instability and fluctuation and even chaos become the abnormal "norm" in the absence of clear perspective. Those with no clear perspective abide forever at the extremes of duality rather than within the envelope of stability and sanity and logic and reason.
Furthermore, those who only complete two of the three legs on "the Advaita / Nisargan journey" have no clear perspective either, believing that - since they completed the second, going-back-out leg as described by Maharaj - they have now "moved into the Absolute."
(Recall that Maharaj said that someday science would advance far enough that it would support all of the non-dual teachings. Science is one antidote for the absence of perspective. If one does not understand (or rejects) science, then one in such a state of ignorance might claim that a hurricane hit a particular city because of the negative karma of the people there; or one trapped in ignorance might offer a distorted, no-accurate-perspective-no-science-involved view that natural events - tornadoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes which create havoc in coastal regions - are "signs from God" that the people punished thusly better change their ways.)
As Maharaj noted, science and facts are at the core of the light-bringing understanding that non-duality offers, science being a part of what some Realized teachers use to support the "philosophical," non-dual pointers that they offer.
Some definitions of perspective were mentioned early on with a note that they would later be discussed in more detail. The following are now offered for consideration:
Perspective is "a way of regarding situations, facts, happenings, etc, and judging their relative importance accurately" (concluding usually that they are all much ado about nothing);
perspective is "the proper or accurate point of view" or "the ability to see objectively and sanely and wisely";
perspective is "a particular way of viewing things in a manner that is always diametrically opposite of the way that the masses view things"; and
it is "a 'point of view' that is taken from a particular or unique vantage point."
Among the Realized, that "vantage point" is the platform of Pure Witnessing. From there, all can be viewed in proper perspective. If something is in perspective, it is considered as only a small part of a complete situation so that one has an accurate understanding of it and is no longer "fooled" or "foolish" or "a fool." (And only if the functioning of the totality is understood can the "complete situation" be viewed in proper and accurate perspective.)
a. natural events are understood to be natural events, not supernatural events that are used by some "power from another world to send signs or messages by way of disasters"; and
b. natural events are not believed to be tools used by some "accountant-type power in the universe" who (or that) keeps track of every human's activities on an other-worldly balance sheet and who tracks which people are doing "good things" and which people are doing "bad things" and to whom "disasters must therefore be sent in order to re-balance the karmic energy in the universe."
The perspective here is that such magical thinking is evidence of ignorance, or insanity, or a desire to employ a shrewd means for manipulating and controlling people, or all three.
The perspective here is that there is no difference at all in Human Form "A" and Human Form "B" or in "Speck of Conscious-Energy 'C'" and "Speck of Conscious-Energy 'D'"; yet there is no denying that
. . . there is a major difference in the way that the relative existence plays out for the Realized that are abiding naturally - as their original nature - vs. the way that the relative existence plays out for those who are trapped in ignorance and darkness and who are being driven by their distorted perspectives (including the non-Realized masses as well as many of the non-Realized persons who are claiming to be Realized).
To be continued.
Please enter into the silence of contemplation.