Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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

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The relative existence can be quite demanding for the masses because they have been rendered “out of touch with reality” (since being in touch with reality / Reality only comes via the universal consciousness) and because it is the blocked consciousness (blocked by way of nonsensical programming, conditioning etc.) which is their only tool. Consider:

For several weeks, a man who was contracted by a neighbor to remove an oak stump was witnessed each day as his energy was sapped while his frustration and anger were fed by his inability to cut down the stump. Why? He did not have the proper tools. He was using a small hand ax to hack away at the stump, while was not unlike trying to put out a high rise fire with bottled water. He banged on the stump for a few hours, becomes exhausted, left, showed up again the next day, and started the same routine all over again.

Finally, he told the homeowner he was giving up. Another man was called to complete the job and he showed up the next morning with a large chain saw (with a bar length that was over 20 inches) and a portable stump grinder. Including clean up time, he came, did the job, and left in less than two hours.

On the planet at this time, the first contractor is representative of the masses who are trying to negotiate the relative existence efficiently and peacefully but without any consistent success. The problem? They are using the wrong tools - old, outdated tools which have been used for thousands of years - and which have been handed down from one generation to the next. Moreover, they have been given all sorts of “extras” which are believed to be helpful but which, for thousands of years, have been shown to any objective observer to be handicaps.

They have been given blinkers (a.k.a., “blinders”)


which prevent persons as well as horses from seeing to the side and from seeing to the rear;

and

they have had out-of-focus glasses placed in front of their eyes which now prevent persons from seeing clearly and which cause them to look at everything through a warped perspective


which prevents persons from seeing anything at all clearly and accurately;

and in many cases, they have had masks put on them by their parents and cultures 


which leave them totally blind.

The message behind those examples: to believe that there is some magical, supernatural, other-worldly solution for relative problems which are centered in a human-made mind will assure that those who are suffering from the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness will continue to suffer from those symptoms (which include "ignorance and insanity," per Maharaj). Yet that is the case for the masses because they have accepted the hand-me-down tools which have been passed down from one generation to the next. So to clarify why those popular tools are ineffective long-term:

Blinker / blinders: among humans, those represent what has blocked humankind’s ability to look to the rear, to look back to the past, and to see what did not work for humanity as well as what has blocked humanity’s ability to look to the side and see what is not working for most persons right now and what is working for a few now.

Out-of-focus glasses: among humans, those represent all of the warped perspectives which block clear seeing as a result of warped programming, conditioning, etc.

and

Masks: those represent all of the beliefs which (a) date back thousands of years to the darkest ages when ignorance prevailed and which (b) have been handed down and which (c) are now preventing the masses from seeing anything clearly at all. Number one among those blinding hand-me-down’s is . . . blind faith.

Consider what can be understood by looking at the mindset of “the sister-in-law” who serves as a perfect example of persons all around the globe who are using all three of those blinding, hand-me-down tools to try to negotiate the vicissitudes of the relative existence:

The very act of having been deluded, and then continuing to delude oneself and one’s offspring, while believing that the hand-me-down tools being used to try to negotiate the relative existence are really excellent tools, will prevent her and her children from finding a means which truly works and which might actually address the real cause of her misery and suffering and worry and anxiety and ignorance and insanity. And that is the case with the masses.

Mind-thoughts expressed in mind-language and then shared via mind-speak (claiming that an unsolved problem is solved) prevents the finding of the real solution which is necessary to put to an end once and for all the constant fluctuations and the continual chaos and the miserable instability which come with dual-mindedness and which guarantee the presence of the endless cyclings which result in an “I’m okay, wait, no, I’m not okay” mindset.

So why do so few Realize? Because they do not seek a new and more effective set of tools which might free them from their use of blinders and out-of-focus glasses and masks which perpetuate ignorance and insanity. And why do they not seek those tools? Because they believe this:

“If the blinders and out-of-focus glasses and masks which my parents used were good enough for them, then they are good enough for me. And what is the proof of that? Just look at how I turned out. Pretty damn good, if I do say so myself.”

Such non-seekers are convinced that they have not only relative power but also have at their disposal a Noumenal Power whom they can manipulate to their “benefit” throughout the phenomenal existence. Those who are convinced that they already know it all shall not seek any new information, and, to their greater detriment (relatively speaking) they will certainly not question and set aside all of the information / beliefs which they have been given and which they have accumulated and which they now hold dear.

Many a prospector during the days of the California gold rush stopped their search in order to rush their fool’s gold to the assay office and claim their “reward.” All of the content of the "mind," which the non-Realized believe is so valuable, is nothing more than a current, prevalent version of fool’s gold.

What is required for freedom from continuing to use blinders and out-of-focus glasses and masks which perpetuate ignorance and insanity?

First, this realization: “Oh my gosh! ‘They’ fooled me.” (The major obstacle to admitting that? The vanity and arrogance and egotism which come with every assigned or assumed ego-state.)

Second, this understanding: “Although ‘they’ fooled me, I do not have to keep fooling myself.”

Third, this commitment: “I am going to seek an ability to start being able to differentiate between the true and the false, admitting that all I’ve believed to be true is actually false.”

Fourth, this commitment: “Once I can make that distinction, I am going to love my sanity and peace enough to protect it by listening no more to any of the pervasive nonsense that is being broadcast willy-nilly by fooled persons who are still completely fooled but who are certain that they are wise and sane and seeing quite clearly.”
   
To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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