Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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

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To review: 

Julie Smith: People do what they do “because things had always been done that way.” 

Julie Smith: People do what they do “because someone else wanted them to do that . . . not because there was any point in hell in it.” 

From the later Maharaj (that is, from the non-religious, non-spirituality, totally-focused-on-the-mental-psychological roots of the Ultimate Sickness and humankind’s problems Fully-Understanding Maharaj): He said that those trapped in the Ultimate Sickness display its symptoms of “ignorance, stupidity and insanity.” 

The Advaitin Shakespeare: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” 

 Krishna: Spoke of those who do not know who they are as “fools.” 

[For years, Maharaj would have agreed. Later, he explained that “it is enough to know who you are not.”] 

After the corruption of the police department in Ferguson, MO was exposed for persons all around the globe to see and for many in the U.S. to continue to deny, musician Prince Ea shared in late 2014 certain non-dual pointers about the happenings there. At the time, his non-dual pointers were posted here in full but included the following: 

Prince Ea: “We have to stop and be open to the possibility that we have been brainwashed within every single level of our lives, brainwashed with conditioned thoughts (beliefs), thoughts we have been killed over, died over, gotten angry over, sad and depressed over.” 

Prince Ea: “We are so loyal to these thoughts, but we have to question them because they were created by the culture that we were born in. This culture taught us that race was real. It taught us that war and violence creates peace. It taught us that love is weakness and we believed it. We ate it up."

Prince Ea: “Open any history book and you will notice a trend in generation after generation, the same story, over and over again. We have tried everything from politics to protests to rallies to riots. None of it works. These things create short term results, not lasting solutions.” 

Prince Ea: “Just because our parents or grandparents believed something does not mean we have to continue that cycle. This is our time, our time right now. Millions have come before us and millions will come after us. We have a real chance right now to make a real difference or we can die doing the same thing we have been doing and expecting different results.” 

Prince Ea: “Who are you is the question? Who are you at the deepest sense? I am not talking about your race, ethnicity, heritage, religion, ancestry. I am not even talking about your experience or your memories. I am talking about who are you in the deepest sense.” Why? 

Prince Ea: “Because there will never be external peace if there is not internal peace.” 

Prince Ea: “A lot of people will not understand the words that I am saying. They just won’t hear it. Some people will find this to be negative. But for the few of you who are watching this I urge you to try and find out who you are . . . who you are inside your body. What have you got to lose?” 

[Of course the answer is, “All of the personalities working side-by-side with the mind and the blocked consciousness, personalities with hidden agendas which are subconsciously driving the thoughts and words and actions of almost every human on the planet.” Now Prince Ea early on addressed the mental / psychological aspect of the Sickness. 

At the end, he speaks from the SELF-Inquiry perspective. Fine. But again, Maharaj said that “it is enough to know who you are not.” What most persons “have to lose” is being controlled by false identities and their warped, subconscious agendas which block any possibility of ever making conscious, sane, wise choices about anything.] 

See?  Maharaj said that “All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.”

So, again, to review Maharaj's pointers on the subject:

“I have no faith in anything which has ever been told, not even what has been told by the Vedas. Only my own experience.” 

He said: “Those who know only scriptures know nothing. To know is to be. I know what I am talking about; it is not from reading or hearsay.” 

and 

 “You take yourself to be what they suggest; having no direct knowledge of yourself, you have mere ideas . . . all mediocre . . . second-hand . . . by hearsay.” 

and 

“We believe in so many things on hearsay. We believe in distant lands and people, in heavens and hells, in gods and goddesses, because we were told. Similarly, we were told about ourselves, our parents, name, position, duties and so on. We never cared to verify. The way to truth lies through the destruction of the false. To destroy the false, you must question your most inveterate beliefs. 

"Of these the idea that you are the body is the worst. With the body comes the world, with the world - God, who is supposed to have created the world and thus it starts -- fears, religions, prayers, sacrifices, all sorts of systems -- all to protect and support the child-man, frightened out of his wits by monsters of his own making. realise that what you are cannot be born nor die and with the fear gone all suffering ends.” 

(For any who might be interested, the Prince Ea interview will be shared one more time): 


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