Tuesday, January 05, 2016

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

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And another excerpt from the book A Different Perspective is offered today:

Other perspectives which differ from those held by the masses can manifest if Realization is combined with the yoga that invites natural living vs. unnatural or supernatural living. There is a point along the "path" when Subject-Object Witnessing and, later, Pure Witnessing both happen. Yet if abidance is happening in a natural manner, then fewer and fewer things are witnessed. 

Because it is eventually understood that whatever is witnessed is not at all what it appears to be, then more and more of what is witnessed is discounted, disregarded, or ignored completely. That includes one's false identifications as well as the false identifications being assumed by all; that includes the pontificating by politicians who are all using manipulation to try to control the masses; and that includes the pontificating by those playing religious and / or spiritual roles who are using manipulation to try to control the masses or who are using their words and actions to garner respect and admiration and esteem and veneration or to accumulate millions of dollars.

If abidance is happening as awareness, the irony is that there is less and less awareness of or witnessing of anything, relative or "beyond the relative." Eventually, post-manifestation, there will be awareness but no aware-of-ness; similarly, when natural abidance happens post-Realization, then more and more awareness without specific aware-of-ness begins to happen as well.

After all of the pre-Realization chaos has subsided as a result of having Realized and as a result of abiding naturally, then it is as if one - as Maharaj noted - "can settle down where no more observation is." Of course, being fully awake and aware and conscious allows for all to be observed - and observed objectively and accurately - but what could the justification be for continuing to expend energy and time tuning in to those who spout ignorant and insane comments or who consistently exhibit ignorant or insane behaviors?

How much "news" needs to be watched to see the patterns of behavior that are exhibited by ignorant or insane or sociopathic or not-Loving humans, trapped as they are in their dualistic beliefs and in their insanity, to be able to anticipate what is going to be reported next? Nothing changes except the location of the reporter who is offering video and commentary about the most recent examples of what has become the abnormal norm around the planet.

Yet those facts do not deter the desire of the masses to tune in to "Today's Anger and Misery Update" on a daily basis. Were news agencies to agree today to exclude coverage of blood, gore, suffering and the vicissitudes of nature's destructive force, there would be no newscasts tomorrow.

Ultimately, the only thing that needs to be observed is the self - actually, the selves - in order to discard all belief in those selves so that the focus can then be directed at nothing - at no thing, at Nothing - in order to finally understand that for the most part humans all around the globe are engaged in making "much ado about nothing."

To that end, another perspective that differs here from that held by many is that "the journey" and the seeking by "The Super Seeker" really is supposed to end.

The deal is not about "reaching the Absolute" and abiding "there," yet many go that route; for many more, the "journey" does not even end by completing the third leg of the "journey" and "coming back" to the relative, overlaying Reality upon that, and abiding sanely and logically for the remainder of the manifestation. No, the case is that - for far too many - there is a continuous attachment to the going-doing-zooming aspects of their religious work or spiritual exercises which preempt any chance to truly be calm and sit back and just relax.

Nor is it required that the "journey" continue until discovering "That Which You Truly Are." (Of that belief, Maharaj said that it would actually be enough to find out who you are not and thereby disempower the hidden agendas of assumed ego-states to determine one's every thought and word and action.)

In that regard, few will seek to understand that whatever identities are believed to define themselves are all time-bound, much less understand that whatever is time-bound is not real and that no "you" or "You," post-manifestation, will exist at all.

Yet what freedom that awareness could bring, now.

Moreover, there is no admiration of knowledge here. Just as water no longer need be applied to a fire once it is extinguished, so there is no need to continue to gather knowledge if the gathering has done its job, namely, to extinguish ignorance.

Once ignorance has been extinguished, then - exactly as it is when both discomfort-producing thorns and the thorns that were used to remove them are all discarded - so too it is that both ignorance and knowledge are tossed when Realization is followed by natural living. 

Because there is not one single belief here that is taken to be true, then there can be no knowledge at all that is given value. Have you learned certain skills that allow your relative needs to be met? Fine, but in the end, it will be seen that even those skills have no permanent value and that they deserved no admiration, either.

Is there knowledge begin left by the wise, is wisdom being passed down, which proves that point is wrong? not at all. Every generation must engage the latest forms of ignorance and insanity, and persons do not learn from the experiences or mistakes or wisdom of others. The pointers offered here are for those specks of consciousness which are currently manifested.

It is not unlike the financial cycles among generations in families (which usually cycle in threes): one generation sets the stage for economic gain; the second generation takes advantage of the opportunities presented and work and accumulate wealth; and the third generation sits back and reaps the benefits and ultimately loses the family fortune. Then the same cycles often begin again.

The same applies with the cycling of ignorance and insanity: in all cases, those are passed down; in a few cases, the wisdom comes which frees some among a generation from the nonsense that was passed down. Then the wisdom fades and the cycles of ignorance and insanity begin again.

(And the same pattern unfolded with Maharaj: his parents were not especially interested in religion and did not force a belief in dogma on their offspring; Maharaj worked his way beyond the words of his guru and beyond the religious and spiritual influences in his surrounding culture and he had his own experiences and understandings and he attained the wisdom and he came to understand the true roots of the Ultimate Sickness; and then the third generation in the cycle - his children - could not have cared less about non-duality and did nothing to grasp and pass on the wisdom Maharaj came to. Once again, the three-generation cycles was illustrated: a "foundation" set; an "attainment"; and a "loss" of what was attained.)

The perspective here: when this space called "floyd" takes mahasamadhi, the happenings on the planet involving that space will either

continue to happen by way of some other space, or

will end and never happen again.

Either way, it will not matter.

While some report that their relative existence has changed dramatically after having been led through the seven steps from the false "I" to the Absolute to abiding in a natural fashion, those results too will be temporary. For a time, in such cases, Love can be known, the nothingness can be understood, ego-assumption and egotism can end, and a small space around the space might be a more peaceful space as a result; 

for the masses, though, "peace during the relative existence" will only be one-half of their on-going war vs. peace cycling. That aura of peace that is exuded around a Realized space will have a very small diameter and will be very short-lived, relatively speaking, for once that form-cum-manifested-consciousness dissolves, so too shall whatever value or admiration was assigned to it.

The perspective here is the following in regards to this relative composite unity called "floyd":

At the point of unmanifestation, the elements forming the elemental plant food body shall return to the universal pool of elements; any remaining air that was being circulated at the point of mahasamadhi will be released into the universal pool of air; and the manifested conscious-energy shall unmanifest and return to the omnipresent, universal pool of energy.

No death. No life. Just a cycling of elements and air and energy. Which of those three could honestly be said to "have value" and "deserve admiration"? Here, the perspective is . . . none of those three deserve any assignment of value or admiration.

If that is understood, the assumption of egos can end, the use of egotism to support such false identities can end, and a clear perspective will allow all things relative to be perceived accurately and modestly and reasonably and logically.

After that,

a respite from having to observe and react can happen,

the exhaustion of seeking can end, and

the joy of abiding naturally can begin.

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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