Friday, March 25, 2016

MAHARAJ: “Lightment” vs. Enlightenment, Part “Z”

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 Today's Considerations

[Continued from yesterday]: more excerpts from the book "The Child Ignorance Stage" or "The Child No-Knowing State" offered for consideration, today’s post also from “CHAPTER ELEVEN” entitled The Relative Effects of Personality Disorders.

Is it clear that the prerequisite for persons to be driven by egotism and narcissism and everything listed yesterday in "a" - "q" is the assumption of false identities / roles / ego-states / stage characters / facades / masks / personas? Is it clear how miserable the relative existence is doomed to be if one is dealing with those persons who have assumed false identities / roles / ego-states / stage characters / facades / masks / personas and thus trigger the manifestation of egotism and narcissism and everything listed in "a" - "q"? 

Is it clear how miserable the relative existence is doomed to be if you assume false identities / roles / ego-states / stage characters / facades / masks / personas and thus trigger the manifestation of egotism and narcissism and everything listed in "a" - "q"? Is it clear why the invitation here is to at least reach the fourth step of seven on the "path" to Realization where all identities are forfeited, including the ones that are thought to be "the good ones," including the ones that drive persons to believe that they are "different from," and including the ones that lead persons to believe they are "better-than"? 

Is it clear why neither you nor anyone else can be unconditionally happy unless there is a return to the condition that existed the last time unconditional happiness was happening? Is it now clearer why all are invited to return to "The Child Ignorance Stage" or the "Child No-Knowing State"? 

Next: in an earlier previous post, reference was made to seeing through all of the nonsense and drama and histrionics and affected behavior and even hysterics which the programmed “mind” will generate. Why will most persons never abandon the nonsense and drama and histrionics and affected behavior and even hysterics? 

Because, as also referenced in the previous post, the existence of most among the masses are characterized by high levels of dullness and by entrapment in the “walking-dead syndrome,” and what most humans use to try to treat their boredom is . . . . chaos and drama and histrionics and affected behavior and even hysterics. Some only “feel alive” when they are generating all three of those. 

They can, and likely will continue unless a state of 100% readiness manifests. During the twenty-seven years that I have worked with those seeking to be freed from the misery and suffering which come with the Ultimate Sickness, and during the years when I worked with persons seeking relief from other disorders rooted in personality, including the Addictive Personality Disorder, there has always been a preliminary discussion of their “personal history,” finding out “where they have been,” so to speak; what they have tried so far to address their problems; and “where they are now.” 

During that initial dialogue and conversation (actually, “interview”), what was being set up was an opportunity for them to express a sentiment which would reveal that they were indeed totally and unequivocally ready (or not). Was something said which showed they were truly ready to do the work, truly ready to hear the complete message, truly ready to abandon all in order to follow a totally different “path.” 

Andy Gugar, Jr. was eventually able to reflect clearly on his decades of seeking and searching before he came here for a non-dual retreat. He had finally reached a point which was close to the “surrender state,” explaining: “For me, it had to get so bad that I became willing and ready - ready to give up all of the ideas and beliefs that had served me not at all and to seek the Truth that was obviously beyond all of the concepts I had ever taken to be the truth” 

and 

“I had reached a point where I felt as if I were going to pop right out of my skin from all of the suffering and misery and anxiety and stress that had characterized my existence.” He said, “I had been raised to believe that there was within me an eternal soul which would be subjected to eternal punishment if I abandoned any of the dogma that I had been taught as a child or if I questioned anything that I had been told by the authority figures from my youth. After trying it 'their' way for decades and finding that their methods failed, but continuing to try their methods even more; after studying non-duality by way of all of the five major teaching methods being used, and failing to find that which was being sought; 

"then, after coming across Floyd's site and ordering and reading most of his books, I knew that there was something about what he was sharing that was different – so different that I flashed back to the earlier programming and conditioning and felt afraid to pursue what he was offering. 

"After another year of suffering, I finally said, 'To hell with it. If I have an eternal soul, I am ready to risk it to find relief from the effects of living the way ‘they’ told me I should live.' I was ready to risk everything, and that led to my finding everything – everything I had been seeking all my life.”

If one is not tired of the drama and chaos dominating their existence – neither of which most are even aware of – then the odds of finding any lasting and sane and logical relief are slight.

Consider the lyrics in Mary J. Blige’s song “No More Drama,” written when the state of readiness was manifesting: 

No More Drama 
So tired, tired of this drama 
No more, no more, I wanna be free 
I'm so tired, so tired 
Broken heart again 
Another lesson learned
Better know your friends 
Or else you will get burned 
Gotta count on me 
Cause I can guarantee 
That I'll be fine 
No more pain (no more pain) 
No more pain (no more pain) 
No drama (no more drama in my life) 
No one's gonna make me hurt again 
Why'd I play the fool 
Go through ups and downs 
Knowing all the time 
You wouldn't be around 
Or maybe I like the stress 
Cause I was young and restless 
But that was long ago 
I don't wanna cry no more 
No more pain (no more pain) 
No more game (no more game messin’ with my mind) 
No drama (no more drama in my life) 
No one's gonna make me hurt again 
No more tears (no more tears, I'm tired of cryin’ every night). 
No more. 

So, what are the keys to "doing this deal" and finding peace and freedom and stability? Finding the proper answer to these questions:

"Are you tired of the duality of up's and down's?"

"Are you tired of playing the fool?"

"Are you tired of actually liking stress in order to fight off boredom?"

"Are you tired of stress-and-or-boredom-inspired chaos?"

"Are you tired of the drama?"

"Are you tired of the hysterics and histrionics?"

“Do you even have a clue about why those are so appealing to the masses?” 

“Are you truly ready?” 

“Are you truly and absolutely tired?” 

If so, let’s go. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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