Monday, January 18, 2016

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

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

I, the consciousness which was once obstructed but no longer is, can be aware of the fact that I am not that which you think you are seeing when you look at me and that I am not that which the culture would label me.

The Subject-Object manner of viewing  involves one "seeing" something else, false or not, such as: "I see the mirage and I know it is not real" or "I cannot live with myself / this (false) self anymore."

Those observations still involve perceived dualities. Not until the next step of Pure Witnessing does subject-object witnessing end and the witnessing of the unicity finally happen. At that point, when the consciousness is totally unobstructed, all that was thought to be either "subject" or "object" is witnessed to be One, to have always been One, and to forever be One. 

Another name for the Pure Witnessing is "The True Self" which only "exists" for the relatively brief period of manifestation. After the taking of mahasamadhi, there is no self or Self or self-ness or Self-ness at all.

To shift from this stage to the next on the "path," it must be seen that (as the understanding of non-duality becomes clearer) the talk of "subject" and "object" at this level will have to give way to "subject only," that is, to knowing "that everlasting, timeless, imperishable Subject."

There are seven-steps on the “journey” to Realization, all of which Maharaj alluded to but which he never enumerated.

The witnessing stages are two of the final “degrees of separation from reality” that must be transitioned, and both the witness and the Pure Witnessing must be “experienced” to move along the "path" to its end.

It is a necessity to transition each of “the seven degrees of separation” for Full Realization to happen, but Maharaj made clear that it would be enough to transition the third step, to understand all that you are not, to cast aside all identities (including "The super Religious One," "The Spiritual Giant," The Super Knower" and "The Super Seeker") and then to abide in the Child Ignorance or No-Knowing manner, free of all concepts / beliefs and free of a mind filled with nonsense. 

Most on any "path" of this type stop at the third stage (the "religious persona stage" or the "spiritual persona stage") and never complete the journey to the full understanding.

Shifting beyond object witnessing sets the stage for understanding the nothingness. Then, the True Self can come to know the "everything" . . .  the Oneness of it all . . . the Truth. The actual unicity beyond the imagined multiplicity is understood.

The Pure Witnessing—the True Self—can then know the Oneness, an understanding which comes with the awareness that a tiny "building-block" of energy-consciousness is what is, that all is energy / matter, and that all supposed differences are merely appearances that result from energy vibrating at varied frequencies.

From the platform of the Pure Witnessing, the beingness and the non-beingness can be understood and the "state" of Absolute rest and peace can be seen.

The remainder of the relative existence can be passed in the "I Am"(that is, in the "Is-ness," in the Pure Witnessing "mode," in the AS IF style), and in abidance as the Absolute or Your Original Nature.

The goal is not to encourage you to rejoice in the beingness. The goal is to understand that beingness, yes, but to transcend even that and then to merge into the Absolute, to allow all ego-states and identities to vanish in the process, to abide as the Absolute for the remainder of the manifestation but also to "return" to the relative and to overlay on the relative existence that Absolute Reality which results in a sane and logical manner of abidance.

Persons, even though they take themselves to be the roles they play, are no different from the Realized.

All that is happening with "the Realized" is this: consciousness manifested, became obstructed by concepts, and has since been unobscured.

The exact same "end" awaits (a) those who take themselves to be persons as well as (b) those who know What They Really Are (or understand what they are not): the ultimate fate of all manifested consciousness is that it will unmanifest and be re-absorbed into the pool of universal consciousness.

The guaranteed cycling of conscious-energy means that those who believe themselves to be persons will eventually be free of all concerns, just as is the case with "the Realized."

When the consciousness unmanifests and merges into that vast pool of energy called “The Absolute,” it knows nothing.

Ultimately, it is irrelevant if that speck of consciousness when manifested knew Itself or if it mistook itself for the roles which the obstructed consciousness leads persons to think they are.

The only difference happens NOW: persons suffer chaos and emotional intoxication while "the Realized" merely witness and feel, but after the consciousness is no longer manifested, the result is the same: consciousness will be unmanifested and unknowing.

As Szent-Gyorgyi said, “What drives life is . . . a little electric current, set up by the sunshine.” If that fact is understood, then what room remains for arrogance, for ego, or for ego-states assumed as identities?

If you complete this "journey," you’re going to see exactly, step-by-step, how you got from the Absolute state to the false belief that you’re a body. And you’re going to see exactly how to get from believing that you are a body to Realization of the Absolute.

Seeing the complete cycle, then you’re going to understand all the cycles (including how the "cycling in" happens and how the "cycling out" happens).

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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