Sunday, December 27, 2015

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

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Maharaj said, “I talk to you from the perspective of the universal consciousness.” So the question now is, “From what perspective do you talk?” Maharaj said that no one meeting him outside the loft would ever assume that he is different or that he is aware of something that most are not. If not with a seeker, he spoke in a not-uncommon manner and conducted himself in a totally not-uncommon manner fashion. He abided naturally, in an all-normal manner.

What about you? Are you talking in a way that sets you apart from others? Are you wearing garb and accouterments that are intended to distinguish you from the masses? Are you praying in public to show what a highly religious or ultra-spiritual being you are?

In such cases, it was pointed out, a new and different perspective is being called for.

There are, in fact, many signs and a variety of indicators when a new and different perspective is being called for in order to replace a warped perspective, yet that fact will not likely ever register with either seekers or non-seekers:

AMONG NON–SEEKERS
Among those who are presently non–seekers, most will never seek a different perspective from the one handed down to them by their parents and culture, and the most influential of all of the influences on their perspective will be the dogma introduced to them by their parents. Ninety-seven percent of all persons on the planet claim an affiliation with one organized religion or another. Many among the remaining 3% claim proudly, “I am not religious. I am spiritual!”

So who among those will not seek a different perspective from the one they are attached to? Consider:

Those who believe that they have reached their destination will not plan a “journey.”

Those with a perspective which is firmly rooted in and inflexibly set in the belief that they have either 

(a) found all of the answers or have (b) found a religious leader who can give them all of the answers or who believe that they have (c) been given a holy text which has all the answers 

will never seek a different perspective.

Those who have been programmed, conditioned, etc. to never question what they have been told by authority figures will never seek a different perspective.

Yet the fact that most all of those persons who claim to have found peace when peace is obviously not the least bit present, and who claim to have found humility when humility is not the least bit present, indicates a need for a different perspective.

Those who feel that they are better than "others" not involved in religious activities or spiritual exercises will not seek a different perspective. (Of course. Who would want to change one’s views if one believes that he or she is being made better than others by virtue of their current beliefs and perspective?)

And those who are called out on their belief that they are better than others - while claiming that their dogma teaches that they should be humble - will sometimes modify their stated perspective and explain, “What I mean by that statement is that I am a better person than I would be otherwise with my religion / spirituality.”

Per their warped perspective, that seems to make sense to them, rather than answering this: “What is it within you that is so vile that the very worst would soon show up were you to stop your religious activities or spiritual exercises?” or "How could insanely-destructive thinking and the resultant behaviors of that type of thinking - which you claim has been removed - suddenly manifest again if your sickness has been properly treated?" (Often, the most insane statement of all is offered in answer to that: "I have been restored to sanity, but the restoration only lasts for twenty-four hours; then, I need more treatment or my restored sanity will be lost and I will return to my insanely-destructive way of behaving.")

AMONG SEEKERS / SPIRITUAL JNANIS / KNOWERS
Among those who are presently seekers or who believe that they have found what they were seeking, most will never seek a different perspective from the one that is currently driving them.

Those who have been convinced that they are now something special or holy or blessed or righteous or saintly or godly or sanctified or divine or pure or virtuous or sublime or "Real" will all (contrary to their claims) believe that they are different from and better than, so they will not be interested in seeking a different perspective from their present one which says that "they are now standing in the full light of the noonday sun, being bathed in a state of Full Enlightenment." To the contrary, Maharaj said that those types are actually still standing in the dull light of dawn, totally fooled by what he called the nonsense that comes with “kindergarten-level spirituality” and with a "kindergarten-level understanding."

Who among those will not seek a different perspective from the one which they are currently attached to, even though their thoughts and words and actions show clearly that a new and different perspective is being called for? Consider:

Those who, ironically, do all that they can to show that they are different from most (even as they talk about non-duality and the unicity and the Oneness and the unity beyond the multiplicity), are screaming for a new and different perspective. Will it be sought in such cases? Hardly ever.

Those who wear special accouterments to distinguish them from “others” or who wear supposedly sacred clothing / religious apparel / spiritual costumes which supposedly sets them off from others because of their attire’s significance . . . those too are screaming for a new and different perspective. Will it be sought in such cases? Hardly ever.

Additionally, those whose false modesty drives them to wear lowly rags as outward proof of the “truly humble state” of their inner condition are screaming for a new and different perspective. Will it be sought in such cases? Hardly ever.

Those who expose all whom they come into contact with to their supposedly profound and unique take of such topics as “life” and “meaning” and “the afterlife” are screaming for a new and different perspective. Will it be sought in such cases? Hardly ever.

Those with beliefs regarding such concepts as different-from-ment and better-than-ment and apart-from-ment are persons with beliefs that are screaming for a new and different perspective. Will it be sought in such cases? Hardly ever.

All which generates a false sense of being apart from, different from, better than, divided, split, fragmented, disconnected, torn, unique, special, singular, exceptional, distinctive, matchless, rare, individualized, extraordinary, exclusive, elite, uncommon, or incomparable are exhibiting beliefs which are rooted in the deceit and deception and distortion of duality, and those trapped in deceit and deception and distortion are screaming for a new and different perspective. Will it be sought in such cases? Hardly ever.

Yet the only one whom any of that should matter to is to the one who is being invited to focus on her or his own deceit and deception and distortion (which was originally their programmers’ hand-me-down deceit and deception and distortion but which was accepted unquestioningly and which has, therefore, become his or her own self-deceit and self-deception and self -distortion).

The rub? The Ultimate Sickness is like every other sickness to the degree that neither can be properly treated unless the Sickness or the sickness is first properly diagnosed and unless the diagnosis is accepted.
 
To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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