Thursday, December 03, 2015

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

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When this series began on the 20th of November, this example of warped perspective was offered:

In the U.S., 2,977 people were murdered when airplanes were flown into the Twin Towers in New York City on 9 / 11. That was - and remains - the most-covered news event in U.S. history. Yet in the U.S., nearly 14,000 people are murdered . . . every year. The coverage of the killing of 14,000 in the U.S. every year? Not so much. Perspective?

Since that pointer was offered less than two weeks ago, scores have been added to the total number of those “killed in mass shootings in the U.S.” Yesterday, December 2nd, the numbers continued to increase with another mass shooting that killed 14 and that left an estimated 21 wounded.

In the last 7 days in the U.S., 6 mass shootings have occurred; in the 1004 days prior to 2 October 2015, there were 994 mass shootings in the U.S.; and that rate is increasing: yesterday, December 2nd, was the 336th day of the year and 352 mass shootings have already occurred in 2015. And if one adds to those totals the number of people killed in instances of one-on-one killings (now averaging 300 per week), that puts the U.S. on track to have a total of 15,300 killed this year.

By comparison: in Germany, there were only two mass shootings within the last five years, compared to over two thousand in the U.S. in the same time frame.

So now, to perspective: the dialogue on the national level is dominated by politics with the pro-gun, anti-gun-control, mostly-conservative Republican members of the U.S. Congress on one side of the debate vs. the Democratic Party president on the other side who has been encouraging congress for years to take action in order to

(a) stem the sale of military-style assault rifles being bought by civilians

and to

(b) close the gap in the law which requires that all would-be purchasers of firearms undergo a criminal and mental background check if they want to buy a weapon from a gun store but allows criminals and the insane to buy weapons at weekend “gun shows” which require no background check.

Regular visitors to this site are aware of the format of offering generalized pointers and then following those with specific examples to illustrate the current relevancy of the pointers. Constantly available on a daily basis are examples of warped perspectives, but examples of clear perspectives are far more difficult to come by.

Yet some do have a clearer perspective about the insanity of the Republican-dominated U.S. Congress’s refusal to address the gun issue being discussed today.

EXAMPLE #1:

One reporter in her editorial yesterday wrote that “there are no solutions in sight, except any number of obvious solutions that have been immediately obstructed by Republican lawmakers, like expanded background checks or bans on assault weapons.”

EXAMPLE #2:

Several prominent, pro-gun Republicans yesterday provided more evidence of their warped perspectives:

From Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz: “Our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the first responders . . .”

and

From Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson: "My thoughts and prayers are with the shooting victims . . ."

and

from Republican Presidential Candidate Rand Paul: “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and brave first responders . . . “

and

from Republican Presidential Candidate Lindsey Graham: “Thoughts and prayers are with . . . “

and

from the highest ranking Republican in the U.S., second in line behind the Vice-President to the Presidency of the U.S.: “Please keep the victims … in your prayers

and from 

Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee whose most recent book was released in conjunction with his current run for the office of the President of the United States in which he praises guns and touts his opposition to the Left’s suggestion that the gun-related problems in the U.S. could be addressed, at least in part, legislatively:


As an example of a clear perceptive regarding what could work and what is not working, the editorial staff of the New York Daily News confronted the warped perspectives exhibited by Republicans who are presently in the national spotlight with this headline:

 

That headline is relevant to a non-dual discussion of humanity’s mind-centered, typically-perverted behavior because

(A) it marks the first time ever that a major, mainstream newspaper in the U.S. has ever challenged the warped perspective which prevails among the 97% on this planet who claim to be affiliated with one organized religion or another, namely, that "we must use prayer to bring about change" and that "God will answer prayers" and that “we must return to God to heal the world’s problems” and that “God is the only solution to the problems that confront humanity”

and because

(B) it parallels the shift in the focus of the message offered by Maharaj who moved away from the notion that the roots of humankind’s problems have something to do with either religious or spiritual shortcomings and have everything to do with mental issues rooted in personality identification and in the personality disorders which those bring

and explains

(C) why Maharaj advised: “Give up spirituality” and “follow your normal inclinations" and "forget spirituality."

A clear perspective, in fact, shows that

(1) the emotional intoxication and the mental illnesses generated by dogma-induced fanaticism are key contributors to humanity’s currently-pervasive problems

and that

(2) human-generated problems can only be addressed via human-generated solutions.

Moreover, an objective viewing via a clear perspective, whether it involves looking at what happened yesterday in the U.S. or what has happened all around the globe during the last 5000 years, would make clear to any wise observer that, indeed,

(3) “God isn’t fixing this” . . . or anything else.

Once again, Maharaj was spot on when he spoke - not from the standpoint of a political agenda or a religious agenda or a spiritual agenda - but "from the perspective of the Universal Consciousness."

To be continued.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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