Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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

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How widespread are the effects of the content stored in the minds of the masses who are trapped in delusion and distortion and deception and self-deception? Widespread enough to make millionaires and billionaires of people who are arrogant enough to claim they have the answers to what are nothing more than bogus questions to start with, all dreamed up by the minds of persons who are trapped in their propensity to pontificate about their philosophy, about their ideology, about what has been stored in their minds which are now preoccupied with the theoretical, the dreamy, the vague, the faraway, the wistful, and supposed out-of-this-world marvels, involving the terrific and the fantastic.

Does any of that mind “stuff” have even the slightest value? In truth, it would take that and a $5 bill to get you a decent cup of coffee at Starbucks (and if you use your barista as a captive audience and force her or him to listen to all your philosophy, then you might end up with something being added to your coffee that you most assuredly would not want).

As always, pointers here are offered on a topic and then examples are offered to illustrate the points. So consider some of the beliefs that persons accept unquestioningly as a result of their warped perspectives which were set in place by warped programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication and brainwashing and indoctrination.

When considering what amazingly nonsensical concepts that warped perspectives can entice persons to believe, two which have gotten plenty of coverage over recent years came into consciousness: (1) the concept of “a prior, pre-birth existence which involved entering into a sacred contract in order to manifest”; and (2) the concept which claims the existence of “A God Spot.”

It is said that the book entitled "SACRED CONTRACTS" can “provide the answer to the question world famous intuitive healer Caroline Myss is most frequently asked: 'Why am I here?' 'What is my mission in life?'” (Okay, that's actually two questions, but let's not nitpick.)

[Now anyone who passed a fourth grade level biology class would answer "Why am I here?" exactly as Maharaj did: 

Because two adults engaged in an act of friction for the sake of pleasure or for the sake of procreating or for both. ‘You’ are here because one of his sperm cells raced ahead of the millions of other sperm cells and reached one of her eggs and fertilized it. ‘You’ are here because, after that, she lived for nine months and ate elemental plant food during that period and because those plant cells converted spontaneously and automatically and naturally - not supernaturally or miraculously but naturally - into human cells and because the end result of that naturally-unfolding process traveled along a birth canal and . . . voilà.]

"We all come into this world with 'Sacred Contracts'," according to bestselling author Caroline Myss. She claims: "Some know it as a calling. Some see it as a life mission. In short, a Sacred Contract is an agreement your soul makes before you are born," Myss explains. "You promise to do certain things for yourself, for others, and for divine purposes. Part of the Contract requires that you discover what you are meant to do." The book is said to be based "partly in astrology and partly in ancient tradition and partly in magic."

Could there be any greater evidence of egotism and arrogance than to believe that prior to the manifestation of that which was labeled “Floyd,” the world was needing me and waiting for me? How truly important it would have made me had a Divine Being called me to fill some significant and essential need on planet earth, rendering me, in fact, “A Godsend.” Now there is an amazing identity to assume, even better than “The Super Religious One” or “The Spiritual Giant” and ranking right alongside “The Chosen One” or among “God’s Chosen People” without even having to be Jewish. How truly impressive I would be, were that the case.

It would require an amazing level of arrogance for me to suggest that about myself or anyone else, and it would take an amazingly warped mind to buy into that. Yet millions of persons as a result of their assumed ego-states and the accompanying egotism have bought into that concept which offers them a very high level of importance.

Maharaj, on the notion that some God or Power of the Universe is running the world, right down to arranging births for persons who are sent to earth with prearranged tasks:

"God is not running the world. All happens by itself.’

Maharaj, on some “previous life” or “prior existence”:

“To be, I need no past or future. All experience is born of imagination; I do not imagine, so no birth or death happens to me. Only those who think themselves born can think themselves re-born. You are accusing me of having been born - I plead not guilty!”

and

“Only mind is born, not you”

and

You were not born, nor will you ever die”

and

“Your weakness is due to your conviction that you were born into the world"

and

“The idea of rebirth is a concept, because for something to be reborn something has to die. What is dead? Nothing is dead. Who is there to be reborn? No one was born”

and

That which was not born once cannot be born again

and (understanding that neither you nor I nor some “God” has been able to change “the world” and end poverty and disease and war and misery and suffering), he said:

“If you and your God are both helpless, does it not imply that the world is accidental?”

As for a “calling” or “mission” or “purpose,” Maharaj said: “There is no sense of purpose in my doing anything. Things happens as they happen - not because I make them happen"

and

“Living is life's only purpose”

and

“The world is but a show, glittering and empty. It is, and yet is not. It is there as long as I want to see it and take part in it. When I cease caring, it dissolves. It has no cause and serves no purpose”

and

“The real is inconceivable and cannot be harnessed to a purpose.”

So how did Myss come up with her theory? Where did it come from? From her programmed and conditioned and self-serving mind, of course:

Maharaj: “God is only an idea in your mind”

and

“The mind 'must' have a purpose. To encourage it to free itself from the unreal it is promised something in return. In reality, there is no need of purpose. “

So much for existing prior to birth, and so much for a mission or purpose.

Now, to a concept which was dreamed up by “believers” and religious and spiritual persons who want to offer scientific proof to those who claim there is no scientific, empirical evidence that God exists, namely the concept of “A God Spot.”

Those who would try to convince persons that there is a God speculated a few years ago that "the human brain features 'A God Spot',” one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality and a belief in God. Some others in their camp later concluded that “spirituality is a complex phenomenon, and actually there are multiple areas of the brain that are responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences.”

One writer claimed that “religion could not have evolved and could not have affected the lives of the majority of the world’s human inhabitants if it had not helped them to solve the problems of surviving adversity and of raising children successfully.”

He went on to explain that the “successful” raising of children assures that they will “propagate their parents' supernatural belief systems after their parents have died” and concluded, “So it makes sense that the brain might be specialized for religious experiences. Indeed, an evolutionary perspective on religion implies that humans are inherently susceptible to religious views.”

In many Western cultures, recent attention during "the Christmas season" was paid to a supernatural being that lives far away but knows everything that is happening on planet earth. He supposedly has white hair and a white beard and has always been around. Supposedly, he will reward or punish persons, depending on whether they have been “good” or “bad” (which he knows because he is all-knowing, just as he knows from afar if persons are asleep or awake).

He has supernatural powers and is omnipotent, able to fly about while remaining unseen. Those who believe in him must do so based on their unquestioning faith in what their parents tell them about this most special being.

In fact, therefore, Santa Claus to a child is an exact representation of God. When children finally learn that they have been lied to by the adults in their lives, the explanation offered for the lie is that the tale was told to introduce them to the real God who is just like the fictional Santa-God.

So the question that is used to undo the warped perspective about there being “A God Spot” which automatically makes persons aware of the existence of a supernatural being (who will reward or punish, and who knows when all persons are good and when they are bad, and who is never seen but it to be believed in nevertheless) is this:

Is there also “A Santa Claus Spot?” Or do humans with a hidden agenda (namely, to control children by making them behave in a desired fashion in order for them to earn a reward and to learn that punishment awaits those who are bad) introduce the idea of their being a rewarding or punishing supernatural being named Santa Claus to immature, impressionable, gullible, easily-influenced persons?

There are children in non-Christian, non-Western cultures who have never heard a single adult so much as mentioned Santa Claus. Do they nevertheless have some spot within their brains that instinctively and intuitively tells them, "You know, there is a being with supernatural abilities named ‘Santa Claus,’ and if you believe in him even without ever seeing him and if you are really good, then he’ll reward you and give you gifts once a year"?

Maharaj: "First of all you identify something as being good or bad for yourself.” [Of course, that began with those who were playing a parental role with a child who identified what is deemed to be ‘good” and what is deemed to be “bad.”] "Then, in an effort to acquire good or to get rid of the bad, you have invented a God. Then you worship such a God and . . . you pray to that God for something good to happen to you”

and

“Without you as the witness, there would be neither animal nor God.”

Tomorrow: The real reason that the concept of God is so attractive and pretty-much universally-accepted in spite of the fact that “A God Spot” is just one more of the thousands of bogus concepts which have been dreamed-up by persons who are attuned to astrology and ancient traditions and myths and superstitions and magic and all of the stuff that has been passed down from ancient, pagan sky cults.
 
To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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