Friday, December 18, 2015

MAHARAJ: “I Talk to You from the Perspective of the Universal Consciousness,” Part Twenty-Three

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If the message behind the content of the last two posts is understood, then one might be able to understand these pointers which were being alluded to:

1. All desired and fears are rooted in body and mind and personality identification.

2. Every assumed identity has a primary desire and a primary fear.

3. Fear results when a mind which is identified with a persona (a false identity) registers a sense that there is the chance that the persona might be interfered with or endangered or even "terrorized," and that irrational conclusion will simultaneously trigger a fear that the body is also in danger or might be "terrorized." 

4. All fear is based in faulty perspectives, so persons who are far more likely to be killed by someone they know will usually ignore that statistical fact, will block out any fear of the known (i.e., of the people they know), and will focus instead on a fear of the unknown.

5. The fear of "death" - of being killed - is ultimately about the body, and being identified with the body is evidence of being as far removed from truth as one can be.

Specifically, the majority of the humans in a nation can believe that there is a distinct possibility that they and their entire nation is in imminent danger and that they may well be harmed by unknown terrorists rather than by the people they know. Again, 59% of all women in the U.S. who are murdered annually are killed by someone they know, that is, by a mate, a lover, or a spouse during a breakup. Talk about a warped perspective, yes? To fear unknown persons while being totally oblivious to the far greater potential of being harmed by someone known, if harm does indeed come.

From the book below entitled “A Different Perspective”:

The content here is for those that are willing to consider that I am no different from anyone that comes to visit or from anyone that reads the postings on the non-dual blog or the content in the books offered here. The only possible difference is in . . . perspective.

Certain perspectives here that might differ from perspectives held by "others" are being shared for possible consideration, for a chance to become further enlightened, and for a chance to be freed of the machinations of the mind (which is always being controlled among the masses by warped perspectives). 

Once the non-dual understanding happens, then it is also understood that nothing that appears to be different actually is: skin that appears to be different from one human to the next does not make humans different from each other at all; nor does nationality; nor does political affiliation; nor does sexual orientation; nor does religious affiliation; nor does an absence of any religious affiliation at all. And this too is a fact: some among the Realized come out of the silence long enough to speak from the perspective of the universal consciousness while others stay in the silence; that does not make them different, either.

Now, consider the pointers regarding perspective which were shared during these exchanges with guests here as well as visitors to Maharaj’s loft.

 The Guest: "But Floyd, I have observed - and so have you - that people living in different nations behave differently. I recall when you dated an Italian woman for awhile. You would go out with my wife and me and I saw that woman kiss you in restaurants and in shopping malls and at home and she was almost always very warm and affectionate and demonstrative;

later, you were with a northern European woman for years, an Aryan woman who pulled you aside after you greeted her mother with a hug and told you, 'Don't hug mom - our family does not hug or even touch; we don't go around saying 'I love you'; my parents have never said those words to me in thirty years, so you need to back off a bit'." My wife and I never saw her showing any affection to you.” 

F.: "The pointer is not that there are no differences in the ways that persons behave; and, of course, a kind and warm and loving person will behave in a fashion that is diametrically opposite of the way that a cold or even sociopathic person will behave. Yet that is about their perspectives, and the way that they were raised in their cultures, and what they witnessed in their childhood homes, and the way all of that now affects their subsequent behaviors. But none of that constitutes a real difference. Would I become involved with that type of cold and unavailable woman nowadays? No. The fact that that happened was driven by my own warped perspective at the time. Could that happen now? Absolutely not. You know that I spend time now with someone who is quite affectionate and loving and available."

G.: "You must agree that Republicans here in the U.S. are different from Democrats? What could be more opposite? The entire nation is polarized, 50-50, right down the middle along political lines because people in those two groups are so different."

F.: "Again, the only difference I ever witness is a difference in perspective and behavior. Beyond that, there are appearances, and they are not real."

G.: "I'm still missing something here."

 F.: [Goes to retrieve a book . . . finds a passage . . . hands the book to the guest and asks him to begin reading the passage aloud]

G.: [Reads out loud]:

Questioner: "Maharaj, you are sitting in front of me and I am here at your feet. What is the basic difference between us?" 

Maharaj: "There is no basic difference." 

Q: "Still there must be some real difference. I come to you, you do not come to me."

M: "Because you imagine differences, you go here and there in search of ‘superior’ people."

Q: "You too are a superior person. You claim to know the real, while I do not."

M: "Did I ever tell you that you do not know and, therefore, you are inferior? Let those who invented such distinctions prove them. I do not claim to know what you do not. In fact, I know much less than you do."

Q: "Your words are wise, your behaviour noble, your grace all-powerful." 

M: "I know nothing about it and see no difference between you and me. My life is a succession of events, just like yours. Only I am detached and see the passing show as a passing show, while you stick to things and move along with them." 

F.: "Okay, you may stop there. Any clearer?"

G.: "Yes, to a degree, but you must admit if you're honest that you understand a lot more than I do."

F.: "If you use the measurements of knowledge and beliefs, then you will know that I can report that the case here is the same as the case was there in the loft when Maharaj reported: I know much less than you do, and I believe far less than you do, for I believe nothing. Recall the story of the blind men and the elephant: each has a different perspective about what an elephant looks like because each is touching only one part, and each part has a very different shape from the other parts. The 'difference' in you and me is only in our perspectives: I am not blind and I see the entire elephant while you were once totally blind but now you are beginning to see. Yet you have only seen a few parts so far, not the whole. Realize Fully and then You will see the functioning of the totality and You will understand all as well."

For those that would be free of delusion-based fears, they must first be free of their delusion-based perspectives. 

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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