Monday, December 28, 2015

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

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If the curse of humanity is the Ultimate Sickness (and it is) 

and 

if the curse of the Ultimate Sickness is what Maharaj identified as “humanity’s ignorance, stupidity and insanity” (and it is) 

and 

if the curse of globally-manifesting “ignorance, stupidity and insanity” has become a curse of epic proportions (and it has) 

then 

the result can only be a planet-wide blight of warped perspectives which are guaranteed to come when “ignorance, stupidity and insanity” assure that persons' thoughts and words and actions are all dominated by distortions and delusions and deception and self-deception.

To review: The invitation offered via this series is to understand that the Fully Realized are no different from anyone who visits this site. That includes the actually Realized; the non-Realized who are seeking; the non-Realized who are not seeking; and those claiming Realization who think they have completed the entire "journey" but have not and are, therefore, trying to satisfy their ego-based desire to control others or to assume new "Superior Identities."

The reality: the only possible difference among all of those is in perspective. Yet many lose all perspective when they read such pointers and even react with hatred.

From the book A Different Perspective:

If one were truly “Fully Realized,” the relative existence for her or him would unfold naturally with no obsessing - or getting hung up on - such concepts as:

“Absolute,” “THAT,” “Brahman,” “God,” “energy,” “energy-matter,” “Consciousness,” “Awareness,” and “being something.” Are not all of those still just man-made labels generated by persons who - more often than not - become fanatical and obsessive?

Here, there is no justification for concern with any label or identity.

Here, the final understanding leads to an end to any desire to "be something" in the relative, including something that is supposedly "beyond the relative" or that is "metaphysical" or that is thought to be "truly special."

Most who read pointers that endorse reaching a state of zero concepts (as offered by some Direct Path Advaita Teachers and by some “Neo-Advaitins”), will feel as if they are dying or being robbed of their “true identity” or - more often - are hearing someone who doesn't have a clue about the profound understandings that have come to the listener or reader.

Some will feel that their “true identity” is being minimized and not recognized for the glorious post-manifestation "SOMETHING" that it is . . . all “heavenly” and “celestial” and “splendid . . . maybe even “saintly” or “godly” or “cherubic” or “spiritual” or “divine” or “holy” or "something" which they believe will be "even above and beyond" all of that.

Here, there is a "no-something-at-all" perspective.

Some resent the implication that their relevance, either during the relative manifestation or after the relative manifestation, is being decreased or diminished or underestimated. They hate the suggestion that, to have taken themselves and their beliefs seriously for so many years, was all nonsense.

They hate hearing that their years of fighting for their causes were uselessly passed in vain and were steeped in egotism and efforts to support their false identities / ego-states.

They hate hearing that their entire existence is all much ado about nothing.

They despise being told that they have been fooled. 

They hate pointers dealing with purposelessness and meaninglessness.

They hate pointers which suggest that all of those times when they made mountains out of molehills was pure foolishness. 

They hate the notion of "nothingness" and thrive on all their concepts that deal with "somethingness."

They hate hearing that their beliefs and their concepts are fiction.

They hate hearing that they will never be able to "change the world," that they are not even in the world, and that "the world" is in them . . . in their fiction-filled "minds."

They hate when their dualistic belief in their own eternal reward is exposed as a fraud or when their belief in an eternal punishment for their enemies is debunked. 

They bristle when it is pointed out that their "life-long" attempts to defend their various concepts have amounted to nothing more than a waste of breath.

They hate to hear that the energy spent in trying to make their views understood and accepted was for naught. 

They can become livid when it is noted that their actions (which earned applause from the masses who considered those actions to be “accomplishments”) were for nil.

They despise the pointer that no one has ever "made the world a better place" as a result of any action, (a simple fact that anyone with even a cursory awareness of human history understands).

They hate hearing that the one they take to be "His Holiness" in not holy at all (the word "holy" simply meaning "different" - a concept which in and of itself runs counter to the non-dual message).

In Reality, there is no different-from-ness, no separation, no multiplicity, no real hierarchies, no better-than-ness.

And they hate hearing that the one they perceived to be "the wisest" – be that person a famous guru, a teacher, a “Big Name Teacher,” a preacher, a priest, an ayatollah, a rabbi, an imam, a sponsor, a spiritual guide, a counselor, a dalai lama, a notable monk, a pope, an apostle, an elder, a life coach, whatever – in most cases cannot even differentiate actual, natural events from imaginary "supernatural" events.

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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