Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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

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It is the nature of humans who have been programmed, conditioned, etc. to resist even trying to understand facts which are contrary to their beliefs. They are far more likely to try to defend, and what they try to defend is the nonsense which they have been led to believe makes sense.

If persons were to try to understand a different perspective, then they would consider pointers in the quiet rather than trying to defend concepts and distortions in persons’ typically noisy way. To declare that persons must “always have opinions and thoughts” reveals that at their core, they have no intention of trying to understand a set of teachings that would free them of the chaos in their minds which is generated by opinions and thoughts and ideas and misperceptions and delusions and concepts (a.k.a., “beliefs”).

Yet that is true-to-form among “the non-Realized” who (a) think they know but who (b) do not know that they know not. Persons form rigid opinions about experiences which they have never actually had. Talking without knowing what one is really talking about is the planet-wide standard now. Such talk takes place among “the non-Realized” via the use of mind-language which, in turn, promotes mind-speak.

To understand that is to understand why Maharaj invited seekers to develop a different perspective and why the same has been done here since 1989.

The man who attacked his sister-in-law's nonsensical beliefs, but then accepted those beliefs (and then tried to defend the nonsense he spoke after attacking her for talking the same nonsense) was advised: “You have bought into nonsense and you are talking nonsense and that has been the case for all of the decades following your programming, conditioning, etc. You said: ‘I tried turning it over in the past too, and it brought relief.’ Well, eating breakfast brings relief to morning hunger, but you are going to be hungry again by noon.

“Nothing can be considered to have been 'turned over' to anyone or anything or any God for the sake of relief when any so-called 'relief' is fleeting . . . only momentary. To abide as the natural state is to abide as that which is permanent. The option is either (a) to attach to the non-real, which is fleeting or to (b) realize fully and be done with the worry / relief cyclings once and for all.

“You have been invited to see that fear and anxiety and worry and escape have become your abnormal ‘norm.’ Then you were invited to see how all of the methods which you have tried, and which the sister-in-law has tried (and which you are now defending) have never given you anything close to a permanent solution and will never give you a permanent solution.

“Peace comes when the snake is seen to be a rope. As long as distortion and delusion perpetuate a belief that the rope is a scary snake—even after the light has been cast on the rope—then false beliefs will continue, and so will the fears which all delusional people experience when they think ropes are snakes.

“It is delusional to think that illusions and mirages—dreamed up by ignorant persons thousands of years ago and accepted as truth by ignorant persons in the present—can address relative issues, and delusional people cannot be at peace as long as they keep taking the rope to be a snake.

"Moreover, since you are quite intelligent, note that the ignorant persons in the present are not always devoid of intelligence. They have been made ignorant by having been taught that concepts which were rooted in ignorance are true.

“That sister-in-law’s ego-state is talking and she's fooling herself. So it is. But why let her or anyone else continue to fool you? The beliefs which you have operated under for your entire life were received from outside sources such as religion or spirituality and your parents and your wife’s relatives. On this site, there is no suggestion at all that you should believe anything offered by way of the pointing and the pointing out here, so it can be asked objectively, 'Why believe them either?'

“The suggestion here is that you find what you can only find via the inner resource instead of those outer resources. Your IQ is higher than that of anyone else you know, yet your intelligence and your accumulated knowledge (a.k.a., “learned ignorance”) avail you nothing. The potential to know truth is within, not without. If you would but stop defending ignorance which is verbalized via mind-language and mind-speak, you might be able to tap into the truth from within.

“Moreover, your arguments here will avail you nothing. Similarly, any counter arguments offered will avail you nothing, either. All that will avail you “something”—namely, an awareness of reality and Reality and Truth—can only come from within. But the mind-speak of other persons and the mind-speak from your mouth are drowning out the inner guru which would speak to you if you could just be quiet and listen with even a modicum of wisdom.

“Why believe her words, or mine, rather than investigating that which you know within but refuse to tap into and acknowledge? There is only one permanent solution for the Sickness which ails you and humanity in general. How could anything permanent be found via the impermanent? Look elsewhere. Look within.

"The location of the solution has been pointed to, but you keep allowing self / ego / egotism to pull you back to the nonsense. Be done with it. Go the way of the reason and logic, not the way of ‘the nut’.”
 
To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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