Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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

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A few moments ago, this was the view from the front yard.


 A so-called “cold front” is moving across the area and these are some of the words that popped up on a weather alert when the computer was booted up this AM:

(A) “Downpours are creating a miserable start to a chilly and windy Tuesday” and (B) “There will be no sun today.”

Consider the warped perspective (A) and the outright lie (B).

(A) “Downpours are creating a miserable start to a chilly and windy Tuesday”: Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active life. The highest concentrations of hunger are in parts of western Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, but children also went to bed hungry and are waking with hunger in the so-called "developed nations” such as the U.S. Now those one-in-nine people who are hungry or starving, those could be said to be “miserable,” but a woman writing a weather alert who traveled to work  with temperatures in the 50’s, wearing a coat, riding in a vehicle with a heater, and sitting in a building with central heat is going to speak of . . . “misery”? Really? 

Persons are living in areas where bullets are flying, where bombs are being dropped, where people are being beheaded, where women’s body parts are being mutilated with dull knives and where their being raped is so common that it is not as much dreaded but simply expected as a part of the way of life in their cultures. Now those people know misery.

It has been shared that Grandmother’s attitude about the weather was typical of that among most of the indigenous peoples here: never was there any complaint about the duality of temperatures which so many others whine about, with their Goldilocks-style of complaining that “It’s miserable - it’s too dang hot” and “It’s miserable – 50 degrees Fahrenheit is too damn cold.”

When asked about why she never discussed the weather, she said, "Because when it is cold, it is cold, and when it is hot, it is hot." Most thought that response evidenced the fact that she was crazy rather than seeing that it showed she was wise.

(B) “There will be no sun today”: Damn. Don’t you hate when that happens, when there is no longer a sun in our solar system? So what would happen to earth if suddenly there were indeed no longer a sun in this solar system? Well, on one hand, earth retains heat rather well, so no one would freeze to death instantly. Also, as light from the Sun takes eight and a half minutes to reach us, we’d have a final few moments of glorious sunshine before our planet was bathed in darkness.

On the other hand, because it is the sun’s gravitational pull which keeps the planets here in their orbits, the moment there was no longer a sun, the earth would stop moving in a circle and would begin to move along a straight line that first send it flying out of the region of this solar system and it would then be sent hurling through deep space instead.

Within days, earth would be a hundred or so degrees below freezing, and within weeks it would be just fifty or so degrees above absolute zero. The atmosphere itself would also freeze and fall to Earth, leaving us exposed to the harsh radiation traveling through space.

Life as we know it would have to adapt to survive to a new frozen Earth, and it’s likely only microorganisms beneath the surface could survive, thanks to the heat from the core. For humans, we’d probably have to pool together and build a few nuclear fusion reactors in order to last a while. More likely, humans would all freeze before finishing that project.

So don’t you also hate it when, as is reported to be the case today, “there is no sun”?

Or might it be that, once again, just because humans cannot see something does not mean it’s not there, and just because they think they see a truth does not make it a truth, and just because humans cannot understand certain facts does not mean that they are not true? And might it be that most humans talk nonsense in their sleep and their listeners simply nod their heads in agreement because they are also asleep while believing that they are fully awake?

Among “the Realized,” there is “a vocabulary of Realization,” a vocabulary of freedom from ignorance, a vocabulary of restoration to sanity, a vocabulary of speaking sensibly rather than talking nonsensically, and a tendency to use any vocabulary minimally.

So, other different perspectives among the “Realized” included a preference for peace and quiet and silence, but – when speaking does happen – it happens by way of a unique and rare vocabulary. 

In the West, there is much talk about one’s right to his or her freedom of speech; that is a concept which is becoming more and more popular as populations all around the globe fall under the influence of the West. But there was a time in the East when freedom from speech was valued and here in the U.S. – before the invasion by Aryans and Spaniards – that valuing of freedom from speech was also quite often the case. It is no more.

Among "the Realized," if speaking happens, then it happens only with the use of that “vocabulary of realization,” a vocabulary which contains words drawn from "the universal consciousness,” a “vocabulary used only by the sane and exact and clear-seeing and clear-speaking.” 

It is a vocabulary that is devoid of circumlocution (taking around a point), devoid of substitutions where “words with more positive connotations are used,” without using words which minimize or maximize, and without the use of euphemisms (whereby a mild or indirect word or expression is substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing and when the goal is to avoid the exact and specific truth or reality).

For example, a company meeting might be called by the boss to explain that there will be some “downsizing” rather than “employee cuts” or “layoffs” or “firings.” Two Congressional bills in the U.S. which allow businesses to increase their profits by simply dumping and discharging pollutants rather than properly processing them are called “The Clean Water Act” and “The Clean Air Act.”

The term “patriot” can be used by those with a philosophy rooted in right-wing xenophobia (as is the case among many in the U.S.) to refer to one who is "proud to be a Christian and a god-fearing Republican and one who believes strongly in the immutability of the status quo."

Political consultants test focus groups to find which words and terms and labels are more acceptable to the masses in order to enable politicians to warp the perspective of listeners in ways that will advance certain political agendas; thus, the name “estate tax” was changed to “death tax”; “global warming” has been renamed by them as “climate change”; the abuse and murder of Palestinians is referred to as “acts which best promote the welfare of the holy state of Israel”; and “healthcare reform” is referred to as “a government takeover of the medical industry.”

The result of the widespread use of such language affects the way that the masses think and talk and feel, so warped perspectives are the new abnormal norm and distortion and delusion reign. And those cannot be compartmentalized, so they end up operating in every area of one’s relative existence, allowing the morbidly obese to distort the reality of their actual condition and deny the actual causes of their condition:


Of such efforts at self-deception, Cesar Millan said:


 And understand that most will never seek the truth because most do not want to know the truth even as they are erroneously certain that they know the truth. As noted here on occasion, the truth will set you free, but it's going to piss you off first. A visitor mentioned last week that George Carlin said, "Everyone appreciates your honesty, until you are honest with them. Then, you're an asshole."

Depending on the specific programming, conditioning, etc. which two persons are subjected to, then both will see all in distorted fashions which might differ considerably:


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The duality facing humanity is rooted in the fact that most persons listen only to that which flows from the warped perspectives of persons who have been subjected to warped programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and indoctrination and brainwashing.

It is also a fact that most persons will never hear the universal (non-dual) consciousness speak but will only hear words rooted in the blocked (dualistic) consciousness.

Six years ago, this was shared:

Maharaj shared pointers in regards to the use of certain words and language, touting exactness in word choice even as he endorsed silence over talk. [As the silence becomes the typical marker among "the Realized," there are fewer and fewer words used at all, but the ones used never support any “notions of two-ness” and always support the “not-two” understanding instead.]

For instance, when "the Realized" use the word “I,” that word has nothing at all to do with the first person, singular, nominative case, personal pronoun.

Furthermore, no "Fully Realized Advaitin" would make any claim about being either “Fully Realized” or being “an Advaitin.” That is all “early-on-the-path” talk, and some latitude is required in order for any communication to take place between seeker and teacher during the early stages. [Later, it is even realized that there are neither seekers nor teachers.]

Exceptions can especially be the case when dealing with those in the West who have very little exposure to even the most basic terminology required for the transmission of the teachings, including words and phrases such as “false self,” “True Self,” “the Absolute as opposed to the relative,” “de-accumulation,” etc., all of which are alien to those programmed in cultures of accumulation. To even speak to them of "a false self" or of "de-accumulation" is typically greeted with all the enthusiasm surrounding a case of influenza.

Yet even among Easterners, many misunderstand the most basic teachings. Maharaj said to one seeker, “We are not speaking the same language. Yours is a make-believe talk….” He informed one seeker, “You speak as a person, limited in time and space, reduced to the contents of a body and a mind.”

Because thoughts (the content of the mind) control words and because words—in turn—control deeds, then the words used during the relative existence exert tremendous influence over behavior among "non-Realized persons."

For example, on a road trip yesterday I passed through the town of Jasper, Texas (which I would recommend to all: if you find that you are in Jasper Texas, pass through). It was there that certain white racist men in the late 1990's were members of a white supremacist group, all of whom had the thought that they were better than non-whites. They often verbalized their belief, speaking words of hatred and arrogance.

Eventually, their deed followed: three of those men would kidnap a black man, Richard Byrd, Jr., and would take him to an isolated area nearby. There, they beat him, chained him to a pickup truck, and dragged him behind the vehicle for two miles. In the process of killing him in that manner, they tore off his head and his right arm.

THEIR THOUGHT: Whites are better than blacks.

THEIR WORDS: “We are better than black people. They are inferior to us.”

THEIR DEED: The murder of a black man.

All deeds are directly preceded by words, and all words are preceded by thoughts. Is it no wonder that Maharaj cautioned against the careless use of language? Yet do not conclude that 50% of all actions result from thoughts and 50% from words.

Nonsensical talk could not happen were it not for the nonsense stored in “the mind,” nonsense which is constantly cycled and recycled among "the non-Realized" as thought after thought after thought. That is why one of the books below is entitled THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS “PEACE OF MIND” (There is Only Peace If You’re Out of Your Mind).

Additionally, there is no need to cut off the tongue and lips and discard them in order to put an end to the nonsense being verbalized millions of times per day across the planet. The requirement is to cut out the nonsensical thinking by discarding the contents of “the mind.” When nonsense is eliminated at the source (called “the mind”) then it cannot manifest via the mouth.

If there is no constant running of the mind, then there can be no constant running of the mouth. Is it becoming clear why "the Realized" pass so much time in the silence? Why questions broached to them throughout the day are replied to with an economy of words?

Why Maharaj said of Your Original Nature, “Awareness is total, changeless, calm and silent”?

Why Maharaj talked of “the deep silence of reality”?

Why he said: “Existence (as perceived in India) means becoming, change, birth and death and birth again, while in being there is silent peace”?

Why he said: “I am fully conscious, but since no desire or fear enters the mind, there is perfect silence”?

And why he advised: “Abandon all conceptualisation and stay silent and attentive”?

Now this discussion will have to continue tomorrow as I don a coat and cap and go for a walk in the 50-degree temperatures and in a slight mist while watching the deer graze along the way, assured that the walk will not be perceived as being "miserable" any more than the deer will perceive their grazing in the mist as being miserable.
 
To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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