Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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

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(Also from the eBook A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE: Additional Perspectives Which Came During The Movement Along The Direct "Path" To Realization):

You Are That Which Is, Was, and Shall Be, devoid of body or mind or personality when unmanifested and capable, via Full Realization, of being free of body identification and a corrupted “mind” and persona assumption while manifested.

All desire and longing and fear can be transcended when you no longer embrace the limited identity of a physical body or the corrupted “mind” or any fictional personality. 

If you would Realize, then you must master a 4th grade level of biology and understand how this body came to be; and what happened with one's "parents" during the days prior to conception; and what happened for nine months to facilitate the transformation of plant food cells into human cells; and how conscious-energy manifests and is passed along; and what happens - and does not happen - to the elements and the conscious-energy after the taking of mahasamadhi.  

It was understood that what is called "you" and "I" is nothing more than a temporarily-manifested composite unity of elements and air and conscious-energy and it was understood that

a. because the dust really does return to the universal pool of dust and because

b. the air returns to the universal pool of air and because

c. the conscious-energy returns to the universal pool of conscious-energy and is no longer aware of or conscious of  anything, then 

there is nothing remaining of the composite unity which humans are which can register or be conscious of any mental anguish and there is nothing left which can feel or be conscious of the pain which can come during the manifestation if exposed to fire.

[When ignorant, controlling persons in ancient cultures told persons that they needed to think and talk and behave and feel as they were being told to think and talk and behave, they were also told that if they did not do so, they would be punished now and would later be cast into a state of mental anguish and cast into eternal fire and forced to suffer forever. Later, when a rare one understood the composite unity and when that rare one was also one that was capable of questioning nonsense asked, "How can the dirt be made to feel pain, or the air be made to hurt, or the conscious-energy be made to suffer anguish post-manifestation? That's impossible." Then the one wanting to control the thoughts and words and actions of others dreamed up an answer: "Uhhhh, let's see, uhhhh. Oh yeah, I've got it: the 'soul.' Yeah! That's the ticket. You all have a soul which will last forever so that you evil ones can feel pain and anguish not only now but also feel pain and anguish forevermore." And all of the others "believers" in the crowd said, "Amen."]

From early on, at the ages of 4 to 6, it was seen here what absolute nonsense persons can buy into when taught such nonsense by "authority figures" via ignorant and insane and nonsensical programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and brainwashing and indoctrination. If you did not also see that early on, it's no problem . . . if you see that now.
  
To those who claimed that they "have had the same body for an entire lifetime," this is offered: "Trillions of cells have 'come together and gone apart,' so with the exception of a few organs, a chain of bodies that you took to be you has 'come and gone.' It must be asked, 'Among all of those different body forms, which one of those 'me's' would any person claim to be 'the real me'? What 'me' would a 'mind' assume to be 'the one, real me'?" A different perspective allows one to see what a distortion it is to talk of a 'me'.''

Consider one example of a false assumed identity: If you cling to a false identity such as “the husband,” peace will never happen consistently. If you find all that you are not, then “husbanding” or “not husbanding” can happen . . . and consistent peace can happen either way. The same can be said of any false identity.

Understand that persons always take an illusion and either dualistically upgrade the illusion or downgrade the illusion. For example, consider the lie, “This world is real and after death, there is another world that will provide eternal continuity for the body-mind-personality.” So consider:

Persons upgrade the illusion of “this world” with the promise of another world in heaven for the “good people” and they downgrade the illusion of “this world” with the threat of another world called "hell" which awaits the “bad” people. Similarly, “I am a man” can be an initial illusion. Egotism can generate the belief that “I am a spiritual man,” which is nothing more than an upgrade of the illusion. Guilt can take the initial illusion that "I am a man" and generate the belief that “I am a bad man,” which is nothing more than a downgrading of the illusion.

The gatekeeper of your prison is, surprisingly, Realization. Realization can free you from the false belief in roles as real identities, and freedom from those beliefs about roles will free you from participating in all of the silly drama.

Yet most persons are so addicted to the chaos, so lost in the drama, and so removed from reality that they will never search for a way out of their prison; instead, they will live out an entire manifestation while weeping or crying or screaming or hating or fighting or attacking or killing as they strut about on the stage of the Theater of the Lie. 

If not fully restored to sanity, then you are in a play, playing a role, and believing that the role and the play are both real. That's crazy. Why would you believe such nonsense? Because "your" mind (which is really "their" mind) is the playwright, the author of every scene.

Non-Realized persons move about within the confines of their prison and believe that they are free. Few will ever have any desire to be totally independent. Fewer still will take all seven of the steps on the seven-step “journey” to reality and know true freedom and absolute independence.

Most persons will fight to the end in defense of nonsensical, magical beliefs, most of which were dreamed up by really ignorant men during the ancient days of very dark ages and most of which are still being passed down nowadays. What about you? How free do you want to be? How soon do you want that freedom?

Frustration results from a sense of limitation.

Frustration cannot end, therefore, as long as humans are identified with that which is limited: a physical body, a “mind,” and personality.

I Am not personal; I have no individuality, so how could I have individual meaning or an individual purpose? I cannot.

For now, the consciousness is manifested, so whatever happens . . . happens. Nothing more is involved.

Efforts to quiet the mind or to ignore thoughts cannot succeed with any consistency. Only when Full Realization strikes, only when the "Oh my gosh!" moment happens - only then does the mind dissolve after all nonsensical beliefs are discarded.

It is true that, if you are instructed to "avoid thinking about an elephant," the only thing that you can think of is an elephant. So, what is the answer? The answer is not to try to be rid of a disturbing thought. The answer is to ask when a thought is interrupting the peace, “WHO (what false ego-state) is thinking that thought?”

Only by relinquishing belief in the false identities that inspire thoughts can the thoughts come to an end.

Only by abandoning the "this" and "that" in such beliefs as "I am this" (role) or "I am that" (role) will the peace and quiet of only the "I Am" ever happen.

The "mind" is the instrument that supports your personality with thoughts, and those thoughts are the instruments that will forever prevent "peace of mind."

In fact, there is no such thing as "peace of mind." There is only peace if freed of the nonsensical content stored in the "mind."

Consciousness is rooted in the Absolute.

The brain is rooted in the elements.

The "mind" is rooted in wrong programming and faulty conditioning and lies and concepts and ideas and superstitions and falsehoods (a.k.a., "beliefs").

When Maharaj said, "You are not in the world . . . the world is in you," what did he mean? He meant, "You are not in the world," that is, there is no "you" that is real or in any world. "The world is in you" means that the world is in your "mind" and is nothing more than a figment of your programming-and-conditioning-induced imaginings. See your "present self" as nothing more than a composite unity. That's it, period.

Everything that is said here is to be used to get rid of another false belief until all ideas and emotional intoxication and beliefs are gone and nothing remains but the unstated understanding. Only then can the constant churning and re-churning of the false beliefs of the corrupted "mind" finally cease.

What is that inner resource, that inner guru? It is the vestige of pure or universal consciousness which remains, deeply buried beneath the waste called “your mind.”

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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