Saturday, February 20, 2016

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

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To review: Maharaj shifted away from talking about a religion-Ultimate-Sickness-connection and away from talking about a spirituality-Ultimate-Sickness-connection (eventually advising seekers to stop reading the so-called "spiritual classic” I AM THAT). The more that he talked from the perspective of the universal consciousness, the more he talked about the psychological roots of the Ultimate Sickness.

Thus he would say at one point that realization is simply about being free of the mind-based symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness, (including, he said, "ignorance and insanity").

He used the way that the deer abide naturally to contrast the style of their relative existence with that of humans who abide (A) unnaturally (being highly self-destructive and self-defeating, relatively speaking) and try to abide (B) supernaturally (spiritually), abandoning old, ‘bad” roles they played and replacing those with supposedly “new and improved” roles that they play (including “The Super Jnani,” “The Super Religious One,” “The Spiritual Giant,” and / or “The Super Seeker”).

Why do deer abide more wisely than humans? Why do birds and fish abide more wisely than humans? Why, even in spite of some of their really disgusting habits, do dogs even abide more wisely than humans? Consider:

 
See? It’s about witnessing (and having a clear perspective which allows all to be witnessed as it truly is instead of being distracted and disturbed by the chatter of a thousand monkeys which in the case with every human mind). 

Yet mind-noise has become the abnormal "norm" among humans, so unrest and insatiability have become the abnormal "norm" among humans as well. Most will never seek either the truth or real freedom. Among the few that do, it has been seen how, after years of studying the non-dual teachings, all of that study proves to have been for naught as persons return to their old beliefs which remained because the mind remained.

Maharaj: “You are so used to the support of concepts that when your concepts leave you, although it is your true state, you get frightened and try to cling to them again.”

It has also been seen how many other seekers will use the teachings in an effort to try to evade or dodge or escape or avoid or dissociate from the relative existence, moving mentally into FooFoo Land . . . building dreamed up castles in the air and then moving into them mentally.

It is so easy for a distortion-filled mind to distort everything perceived, and that is why it must go completely. If present, it will continue to think, and one of the thoughts that it will set forth is that you are “realized” . . . or “getting there.” Yet because the “mind” is yet present, and because its very presence guarantees the presence of bogus beliefs and concepts and ideas, it will be heard and it will block realization (that is, will block any chance to be totally free of “ignorance and insanity”).

Mind-speak will sanction “being delusional and fooling yourself and allowing others to fool you because that’s just the way it is sometimes.” The only opportunity for any person to find truth is to share the false ideas and concepts that are believed and then be willing to at least consider any feedback that leads to contemplating the contrary. Again, a rule of thumb that has worked for some still on “the path” is this: “Take every idea you believe, find the 180-degree opposite, and consider that."

Regarding the subject of mind-language and beliefs and duality-based conceptualizations and duality-based words and duality-based actions, consider Maurice Frydman’s take on the mind:

The mind was originally a tool in the struggle for biological survival. But, in the process the mind acquired the art of symbolic thinking and communication, the art and skill of language. Ideas and abstractions acquired an appearance of reality, the conceptual replaced the real, with the result that man now lives in a verbal world, crowded and dominated by words.

When Realization (i.e., freedom from “ignorance and insanity”) happens, worry ends, one’s relative existence is not "dominated by words," and true peace begins. And that peace is not interrupted by the egotistical need to talk-talk-talk all day . . . by the arrogant need to be heard. The silence becomes the “norm,” as it is with the deer and as it was with human-like beings for millions of years prior to the manifestation of the current, very noisy condition around the globe.

The suggestion is to employ the quiet more and use your distorted and distorting vocabulary far less.
 
To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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