Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

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Yet to be forewarned is to not be forearmed for those trapped in what Maharaj eventually came to see as a mental illness called “the Ultimate Sickness.” To be forewarned is to be forearmed only among those who are awake, aware and conscious and thereby freed from the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness and thereafter able to function in a wisdom-based manner. 

Maharaj noted that a key symptom of the Ultimate Sickness is “ignorance.” 

Regarding that he said: “Proclaiming oneself to be an omnipotent, omniscient and omnipotent deity is a clear sign of ignorance.” 

Those making such a claim are just as ignorant as those among the masses who are never likely to give the slightest concern about their bogus identities or the effects of their false personality identifications. “The Dark Triad” disorders may be a personality-identification problem, but they are also a mind identification problem because the false ego-states which are assumed and / or assigned are stored in the mind. 

Maharaj said that the words of those with the understanding “have the power of dispelling ignorance and darkness in the mind.” Throughout their entire relative existence, most persons (a "person" being one who is those assuming "personas," false personality identifications) will fail to understand how significant a part is played by personalities - and the disorders which they bring - in determining what persons think and say and do and how they feel. 

Maharaj was once asked, “What may be the cause of their failure?” Maharaj replied: “Some are addicted to trances, with their consciousness in abeyance. Without full consciousness, what [success] can there be?” It has been said here many times over the years, “The readiness is all.” Maharaj said that “the ripening factor is earnestness.” 

The rub with those who have one, two or all three of the disorders known as “The Dark Triad” is that those disorders are always accompanied by the Perfectionistic Personality Disorder, so those with any of those disorders will likely never seek, already believing they have found everything they need to know and believing that they are perfect.

Why would persons who believe that they are perfect seek to change? They will not, and that is why it is always futile for persons living with those types, working with those types, or supposedly “in love” with those types to believe that those types will ever change. That is all about useless wishing and futile hoping. One might as well spend a lifetime looking for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow rather than expending the same amount of energy seeking a job instead.

The next invitation is to wake up and understand that if a narcissist, a sociopath, or a psychopath says to you, “I love you” that they are lying. Maharaj said that “when all the false self identifications are thrown away, what remains is all-embracing love.” 

Because those with any of “The Dark Triad” disorders (A) love only their false self identifications, then they will never (B) "throw them away" so (C) they will never be able to feel and give “all-embracing love.” Love of self is all they know.

“The Dark Triad” disorder and “love” are always mutually-exclusive. Those with any of the three "Dark Triad” disorders, as noted, also have the Perfectionistic Personality Disorder (a.k.a., “The God Complex Disorder”). Note, too, that there is no such thing as “A Loving God” version of “The God Complex Disorder."

Moreover, for those “Spiritual Giants” who now identify as “A Supreme Self” or “The Supreme Self” or “The One at One with God” or even “God,” Maharaj said:

“Proclaiming oneself to be an omnipotent, omniscient and omnipotent deity is a clear sign of ignorance”

and

“Get rid of all ideas about yourself, even of the idea that you are God.” 

Rather than believing that all light comes from a God or from gods and goddesses, Maharaj advised: “See everything as emanating from the light which is the source of your own being.” He added: “You will find that in that light there is love and infinite energy.” Why?

Because (a) via that light, wisdom will come and Real Love will be understood - as in, “Love is knowing that I am everything” - and (b) “infinite energy” will be understood because the composite unity which you presently are is made of plant food body elements, air, and conscious-energy, and all three are infinite. 

In fact, all is energy-matter, and neither energy nor matter can be created or destroyed; thus, elements air and consciousness are infinite . . . have always been and shall forever be. Every composite unity in the past which has temporarily come together has – per the Second Law of Thermodynamics – subsequently come apart and has stayed apart. Such will be the case with all current composite unities as well. It is the elements and air and energy which "survive" the forever-ongoing "comings together" and "comings apart," never a specific composite unity formed when those three only come together temporarily.

Key is understanding the proper answer to this question: Will any particular composite unity which has ever come together and come apart them come back together to enjoy an eternal reward, to suffer an eternal punishment, or to enter into another cycling? No. Therefore, again, forget all concepts and ideas and notions about some kind of “Self” which will survive the relative existence. Forget facing a God who will judge you post-manifestation. If nothing has ever been created, then there is no creator and no Creator.

[Can you see how much freedom and peace can come with that realization? For this present "you," there is only NOW. Enjoy the only time which can be enjoyed, namely, NOW. Don't sweat "later" because "you" will not be "there" or anywhere later. Whoo! What a relief!]

Understand that your parents did not create you. They were but instruments in an ever-continuing cycle which involves an act of friction; which involves a transference of seeds moving from one plant food body into another; which involves a seed contacting an egg; which involves the one with a fertilized egg consuming plant food or things which ate plants; 

and which involves in the case of humans involves nothing more than a spontaneous process whereby plant cells convert into human cells and form - routinely and instinctively and automatically - organs, arteries etc. without any consciousness effort on the part of the “mother-to-be.” Never has a man heard after asking his pregnant wife, “How was your day?” this reply: “I am worn out. I made the brain today, and it really required a lot of straining and grunting and concentration and all-out-effort; but I don’t mind because the last thing we want is an ignorant and insane child.” 

[That they will “create” later on, after they and their culture start “educating the kid.”]

Maharaj said, “The personality is only an obstacle.” Will a perfectionist, narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath see that? Never. They live a life of assumption, never a life of truth or reality or fact. 

The assumption drawn by all four is that they are perfect; therefore, all which flows out of them from that point of assumption results from an unconscious, unawake, unaware, oblivious kind of ignorance-and-delusion-and-distortion-based arrogance and inflated sense of self and inflated sense of self-worth.

Recently, many have been able to see on national television broadcasts in the U.S. a very wealthy man who is so trapped in that mode that ignorance and delusion and distortion and arrogance that he believes that the women who have entered into relationships with him throughout his life were attracted to “him” rather than to his money. That is the kind of conclusion which comes with ignorance-and-delusion-and-distortion-based arrogance and an inflated sense of self and an inflated sense of self-worth. 

Be the case one which involves a foolish man who is spending millions to surround himself with women deemed to be “physically beautiful” or a case which involves parents who are normalizing abuse in their homes and modeling that for their children or involves the case with people who claim to be modest but are so arrogant that they now identify with something “Supreme” or even “God,” it all involves ignorance. And ignorance can come in the “commonplace, phenomenal variety” or in a “'unique' Noumenal variety.” Yet in the end, it’s still just ignorance. 

Maharaj said that three key symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness, which now manifests on a planet wide basis, are “ignorance, stupidity, and insanity.” All misery and suffering are merely parasites. The hosts of those parasites which sustain them are the widespread “ignorance, stupidity, and insanity.” 

Additionally, “ignorance, stupidity, and insanity” are parasites and their hosts are the minds of humans which store the taught nonsense and the learned “ignorance, stupidity, and insanity” which are passed down from one generation to the next via nonsensical and ignorant and stupid and insane programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and brainwashing and indoctrination and the nonsensical and ignorant and stupid and insane modeling which parents provide for their children. The chain has a multi-million-year history which has become even more aggravated during the last 5000 years. Is it not time to break the chain? 

Efforts to change others will be futile, but one can change the results which have come about because of ignorant and insane programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and brainwashing. Freedom awaits, and freedom is available if one allows the light to come and illuminate the dark ideas and concepts and notions (a.k.a., “beliefs”) which are the curse of the present-day human experience for almost all humans on the planet. 

“Light” or “darkness?” The invitation is to investigate and see which prevails with you. And equally significant is the invitation to investigate and see which is prevailing among those with whom you regularly associate or whom you are exposed to, for the thoughts and words and actions of those persons will also affect your relative existence as well. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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