Sunday, January 17, 2016

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

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

Among persons, only a child—existing in a pre-programming, pre-conditioning, pre-domestication, per-acculturation, per-indoctrination, per-brainwashed state—will witness without judgment, without thoughts, and without beliefs based in duality.

A child - prior to being exposed to programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, indoctrination, brainwashing - will be in the state which Maharaj (in his later talks especially) invited all seekers to return to, namely, a no-mind, zero-concepts, no-beliefs, and, therefore, non-dual state.

For adults to be able to witness without judgment, without thoughts, and without beliefs based in duality requires a shift “back” to the state of child ignorance (or the no-knowing, “zero-concepts” state) by casting aside all of the nonsense which has been generated by conditioning, programming, etc.

Nothing is more at peace than a healthy child if its physical needs have been met and if it is still free of mental and emotional contaminants. Only later - when driven blindly and unconsciously by belief-induced ignorance and insanity - will that child as an adult experience fear, and frustration over unmet desires, and angst, and anger, and delusions, and hatred and all of the other nonsense and chaos which accompany the warped perspectives which were passed down to them during childhood and which their cultures will continue to reinforce throughout adulthood.

As long as health and food and shelter requirements have been met, perfect peace happens among those that reach a no-mind, zero-concepts, no-beliefs, and non-dual condition. Contentment can only happen consistently in that pre-mind state of existence. If “Realized,” then contentment happens as a result of "returning to" that no-mind state.

Contentment happens as a result of removing the layers of concepts that obscure the universal, formerly-unblocked consciousness so that it is as available now as it was during the brief period of childhood which happened prior to the obscuring or blocking of the pure, universal consciousness. Why should one who currently takes himself or herself to be "an adult" settle for less contentment than that experienced by a child?

That which the childhood stage offers (when the consciousness manifests but before eventually deteriorating into identification with the "I") is nothing more than an opportunity to know that you exist, period.

As steps are taken to shift from belief in the false "I" to abidance as the Absolute or as one’s Original Nature, the no-mind, zero-concepts, no-beliefs, non-dual stage is again nothing more than an opportunity for you know that you exist (that is, to know "I AM," at least for now).

During the child no-knowing stage, a fictional mind had not yet come about as a result of hearing the lies about who or what you are and had not yet come about and assumed any false role or identity or personality or sense of different-from-ment or better-than-ment. All merely happened via natural instinct and body chemistry rather than programming, conditioning, etc.

Here is why worldwide ignorance has not been stamped out and will not be stamped out: persons believe that the planet-wide epidemic of ignorance could be solved if only people would acquire more knowledge.

The non-dual understanding is that the knowledge is the learned ignorance and that the learned ignorance is the knowledge.

The ignorance is that which the masses have been taught and have learned and have unquestioningly accepted as “wisdom” and “truth,” and their ignorance will only be compounded if more of the same type knowledge is injected into the equation.

Yet that is exactly what happens on a regular basis as the 97% of the population who claim to be affiliated with one organized religion or another show up regularly to present their minds to programmers and say, basically, "Hey, leader, fill 'er up"; and it is exactly what happens as millions shows up regularly at their spiritual meetings to present their minds to their newest programmers / re-programmers and say, basically, "Hey, leader of the program, fill 'er up"; and that is what happens all over the planet when any persons show up anywhere on a regular basis to allow persons to implant in their minds new messages of programming and conditioning and brainwashing, etc.

With only a few exceptions did Maharaj allow seekers to visit his two daily sessions for more than a few weeks. Then, he sent them home to contemplate in the silence, alone, the pointers he offered. Never was their an invitation to join anything; to support anything with tithes amounting to 10% of one's income; to become "a member" or "a follower"; or to attend regularly meeting or services or sessions for the entire remainder of one's lifetime. 

If one with a need to be restored to sanity finds an ethical, competent counselor, and if the restoration to sanity is a possibility and happens, then that ethical counselor will free that client up to move on and to abide sanely for the remainder of the manifestation. It is only an unethical counselor who will write in that client's name on a weekly calendar for sessions which are to happen for the next twenty or thirty years (or until the counselor's retirement, whichever comes first).
Ignorance could be stamped out if persons were to forfeit their revered ideas and concepts and dogma (a.k.a., “beliefs”). Since that happens so rarely but is a prerequisite for Realization, only a few will ever Realize (that is, be restored to sanity).

There is no lever to pull or handle to push that can produce a brain-flush; here, nothing other than the Advaitin / Nisargan process was ever found that was able to do that.Why? Because only the Advaitin / Nisargan process encouraged un-learning it all rather than recommending that one should "learn it all, learn everything we know and everything we teach and everything in our holy or big book which will tell you exactly how to think and feel and talk and behave.

(Were the brain to be flushed of all of the concepts / beliefs that make up the "mind," then the peace of the Child Ignorance Stage could happen. Unlike adult-age ignorance, the Child-age Ignorance Stage (which is really a misnomer) actually refers to the "no-mind," pre-programming, pre-knowledge, pre-ignorance state.

Children early on have not yet accumulated the ignorance / knowledge from which adults must eventually be freed if those adults are ever to return to that former, sane, peaceful stage.)

The level of peace which a child enjoys in that so-called "state of ignorance" or "not-knowing"

(a) prior to programming, conditioning, etc. and 

(b) prior to being assigned false identities, 

will – in most cases - never be "realized" again in its lifetime. The exceptions are those that take all of the seven steps (referenced but never enumerated by Maharaj) and thereby return to that "state" of peace which exists when we can once again be free of learned ignorance and the influence of the illusions of the body-mind-personality triad.

However, subject-object witnessing, or objective witnessing, still involves duality (at least as far as the not-totally-unobstructed consciousness "sees" it), so more on that shall be offered.

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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