Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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

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Persons are addicted to chaos because, ultimately, they are bored. Their antidote for boredom is noise and going and doing and zooming. The chaos of their relative existence is a reflection of the chaos of their minds. That is why “there is no such thing as peace of mind.”

Have you seen drivers speeding along, driving recklessness, cutting in and out of traffic in an effort to gain even a 20-foot "advantage" (one car length), all of which might result in their reaching their destination a few seconds sooner (that is, if they do not cause a wreck)? What you are seeing is someone whose "external" and "internal" (that is, whose body and mind) are totally out of sync. They are being enraged by an internal sense of major discomfort which registers whenever parts are out of sync; thus, because their minds are racing at 100 miles or kilometers per hour, they are driven subconsciously to try to make their bodies move at that speed in order to align the body and mind so that they no longer feel disjointed. Of course that approach is both ignorant and insane. 

Maharaj: "All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind”

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“If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. It is your restlessness that causes chaos.”

He said: “Once you are quiet, things will begin to happen spontaneously and quite naturally without any interference on your part.”

Yet three of the roles which many persons cling to the most, including those supposedly on “the path,” are “The Super Religious One,” “The Spiritual Giant,” and “The Super Seeker.” They, too, inspire going and doing and zooming because those three habits oxygenate false identities.

Maharaj: “Just stop running away by running after. Stand still, be quiet.”

So much for endless seeking, but for those playing any role, going and dooming and zooming are not enough. Talking must happen; word use is necessary in order to establish and maintain false identities.

Maharaj: “A quiet mind, undistorted by desires and fears, free from ideas and opinions, clear on all the levels, is needed to reflect the reality. Be clear and quiet - alert and detached. All else will happen by itself.”

All human activity - all of humanity's chaotic going and doing and zooming - is based in foolishness. Why? Because all human activity moves along this continuum: from thoughts to words to deeds. That being the case, then foolishness begins with foolish thoughts, is sustained by foolish words, and reaches its full ripeness in foolish actions.

To end the pattern of engaging in foolish actions, the supply line must be disrupted. That means that all thoughts must go, for they are all rooted in foolish programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and brainwashing and indoctrination.

Then, the speaking of foolish words cannot happen, because foolish words are nothing more than the verbal expression of foolish thoughts. Yet those who think foolish thoughts do not know that their thoughts are foolish, so their use of foolish words will not be abandoned. And it is because those words are not abandoned that foolish actions are guaranteed to follow.

The stopgap measure to use until one has been freed of the content of the mind? Silence. If humankind’s penchant for talking and talking and talking ends, then a foolish thought will not be expressed, even if it presently remains.

If the steady stream of foolish thoughts which flow from every human mind are not allowed to break through or overflow the dam of silence, then they cannot lead to a flood of foolish actions.

A foolish thought might remain nested in the mind for a spell, but it cannot take flight without the use of words to express the foolish thought. It is words that are the wings of foolish thoughts and the precursor of foolish actions.

It is words that serve as the transport which carries foolish thoughts across the divide and allows them to invade otherwise peaceful places and generate the misery and suffering which foolish actions impose on the masses.

When might one eventually consider speaking again? When the universal consciousness replaces the thought-filled mind as the source of what is spoken, and that can only begin when the mind ends . . . when all beliefs are discarded and one reaches a state of "zero concepts."

Again, Maharaj: “I talk to you from the [clear] perspective of the universal consciousness” (rather than from the warped perspective generated by every human mind which has not been purged of its accumulated learned ignorance and insanity).

Is it clear that those who have to talk the most are the most removed from both Reality and reality? Is it clear why the truth can be known but cannot be spoken? Is it clear, therefore, why most of what is spoken is to be ignored because it is false?

It is not the white man Donald Trump who can rightly complain about “the evil effects of unchecked [non-white] immigration.” That would have been more in the province of those represented by this red man:  


For nonsensical words and deeds to end, persons must be rid of belief in the concepts and ideas that generate the thinking which leads to nonsensical talking and nonsensical behaviors. Yet in cultures where “freedom of speech” is endorsed over freedom of silence—such as in the U.S.—then talking flourishes, talk radio flourishes, talk shows on television flourish. And they all add to the already-widespread dissemination of nonsense all around the globe.

In the “war on nonsense,” one suggestion to those taking the seven steps to Realization is this: simultaneously become conscious of the words that are spoken while sleepwalking vs. those spoken while trying to awaken or while awake.

By that means, there can be launched a two-fold assault on babble and claptrap—attacking the base of nonsense (“the mind”) as well as the nonsense being spoken by persons who are out on patrol each day and spreading foolishness in a verbal fashion as they go.

One student of the teachings offered by Maharaj was named Ruiz. He chose to focus on only a few aspects of the teachings in particular (the case with so many currently on the circuit who also studied the pointers offered by Maharaj and then selected a few as their own and are now marketing a narrow, limited, and incomplete version of the teachings).

One of the teachings that Ruiz focuses on is the suggestion to practice impeccability in word choice. As mentioned earlier, there is what might be termed “A Vocabulary of Realization,” which is in one sense an “exclusive” vocabulary rather than an all-inclusive vocabulary. It is a vocabulary this is limited to the use of non-dualistic words and terms.

The "Fully Realized Advaitin," for example, will not speak of something being “good” or being “bad”; nor will there be talk of one thing or person being “better than another”; nor will there be any speaking about “ownership,” about “gain or loss,” or about “possessions” as implied with terms such as “my wife” or “my husband.”

[Exceptions can happen when communicating with a seeker not yet "Fully Realized" and not yet familiar with The Vocabulary of Realization, but in the end, all will be made clear if the seeker travels the entire “path” with the teacher.]

In that regard, there is no difference in using the dualistic term “good” and in using the term that evolved from the word “good,” specifically, “god.” In Anglo-Saxon, the word for “good” was “gud” or “gad.”

At best, the word “god” might point toward some supposed “goodness”; however, if one grasps non-duality completely, she or he will not speak of any dualities, including “divine vs. earthly” or “good vs. bad.”

Yes, during the earlier talks when Maharaj was catering to Hindus and then to Westerners who deemed themselves to be “spiritual,” he sometimes allowed his words to be guided by his audience. Yes, in I AM THAT he used the word “God” many times, often without clarifying what the word did - and did not - mean to him. (Later, he advised seekers to stop reading those talks and to listen to his later pointers instead.)

Scores of times in those early talks, he used the word "god," but it was most often when addressing a question about god that had been raised by a visitor. But he also made clear early on that persons with desires and fears “created God,” and he even said in I AM THAT, “You may call it God, or Parabrahman, or Supreme Reality, but these are names given by the mind.”

If you move beyond the Germanic root of the word god” and study the Indo-European root, you will find a Far Eastern (Sanskrit) origin dealing with “the invoked one.” The take here is that, if one wants to “invoke,” invoke away, and if one wants to speak in dualities, speak away of “God,” even as you claim your talk of "two-ness" is really "not-two" talk. Yet if "Realized," that type of talk will end, just as it did with Maharaj. And for the rest of the specks of consciousness that speak with "impeccability," the word “God” is not in their vocabulary.

Why? It becomes understood that all is energy-matter and that energy-matter cannot be created or destroyed. Because all that is now has always been, then nothing was ever created. If nothing was ever created, then there cannot have been “A Creator.” To know that not only allows one to be free of such concepts which were planted within a mind but also frees one up totally, period.

Imagine the ease of a relative existence which is not marked and marred by engaging in one job to meet the basics requirements of the composite unity but then adding on a second job of seeking and being embroiled non-stop in spiritual exercises and striving for esoteric rewards now and endless rewards later or qualifying for a lifetime pass into some heavenly brothel with dozens of virgins and thousand of wives and concubines.

And how were those thoughts / concepts / beliefs passed down, trapping persons in the ignorant and insane concepts of their minds? Via words. Foolish words. Ignorant words. Insane words.

The deer witnessed on yesterday’s walk did not know that they were supposed to feel “miserable” because of “cold and wet conditions” as suggested by a weather forecaster. Why? Because they are mindless, and because they are mindless, they have no vocabulary to use to pass on nonsense, and since nonsense is not passed on, nonsensical feelings do not manifest and nonsensical behaviors do not happen.

The deer can go through an entire manifestation without hearing nonsense. The typical human would be fortunate to go sixty seconds. One awakened to the truth regarding thoughts and words will gravitate toward surroundings where the quiet and the silence prevail and will move toward exposure to fewer words rather than to more words.
 
To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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