Friday, May 06, 2016

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

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In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE of The Relative Results of Returning to "The Child Ignorance Stage" or "The Child No-Knowing State" entitled “The Illusion of Believing That One Can Be Something Other Than - or ‘In Addition To’ - What ‘One’ Is,” this is offered:

That which believes it can "become" something else, can become "better" (or "worse"), can be either "sinful" or "virtuous," or can become "religious" or "spiritual" is an ego-state (a false role, a bogus identity, an assumed personality / persona). 

When the consciousness (as a result of programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing, and indoctrination) is blocked from seeing truth and Reality (and reality), then the counterfeit body-mind-personality triad is believed to be real and can thereafter generate a near-infinite number of beliefs which are taken to be true but are not. In fact, the only "triad" that non-duality recognizes as being presently based in fact is the air-elements-energy triad, and even that triad forms what is nothing more than a temporary grouping; therefore, the air-elements-energy triad is not that which is uniquely Real either. 

If it is understand that the triad is merely a "composite unity" that is manifested temporarily, then it should become clear that the oxygen being circulated through a space or form cannot become something other than oxygen; and if it is understood that the elements forming the temporary space cannot become something other than elements; and if it is understood that the energy manifested in that space (specifically, the conscious-energy) cannot become something other than the type of energy that it is; and if all of that is understood, then . . .

it can also be understood that neither air nor elements nor energy can "become spiritual," can "become better," can "become worse," or can become anything that is different from what they already are. In fact, the entire notion of "becoming" - the very belief that one can "become" something else - is just one more belief that is based in learned ignorance and - often - in the egotism that always manifests alongside the assumption of an ego-state. 

Thus it can be asked: can H2O "become" a cube or a lake or a river or a waterfall or vapor or ice or snow or sleet or steam or a puddle or a stream, or are those also nothing more than "man-fabricated concepts" which erroneously suggest that an "A" can become a "B" or which suggest that something can become something else that is totally different from what it really is? 

That which is real is unchangeable, fixed, constant, consistent, unalterable, immutable, and absolute. That which believes it is changeable, variable, and alterable is the blocked consciousness - blocked from seeing facts and Reality and reality and truth and also blocked by the accumulated and bogus contents of a "mind" which leads persons to assume that they are that which they are not. 

That which believes it can change or grow or develop into something that is different from what it actually already is is a speck of consciousness which has been fooled. In fact, at present, it is physically nothing more that temporarily-manifested triad involving the space within a plant food body with air circulating in and out and with conscious-energy circulating in and out.

That which believes it can become enhanced or improved or made better or made worse or ungraded or downgraded is also a speck of conscious-energy which has been fooled. And all such beliefs are rooted in the duality of either (1) an egotism-based notion of being "very good" or even "great" or (2) a guilt-and-shame-based notion of being "bad" or "unworthy." 

Either way, all such notions and beliefs are outgrowths of a fiction-filled "mind" which is plagued with psychological distortions which were set in place by faulty programming, warped conditioning, perverted domestication, and arrogance-based acculturation. 

Because all in the relative existence truly is relative - that is, all observed and judged via differing and varying misperceptions only - then the very notions or beliefs about what is "good vs. bad" and "right vs. wrong" and "better vs. worse" and "spiritual vs. not spiritual" and "religious vs. not religious" or "spiritual enough vs. not spiritual enough" and "changed for the better vs. changed for the worse" will vary from one person to the next. 

Who, then, could possibly claim to know which of the above elements in those dualistic pairs are the "right" ones? Who believes that he or she can define in absolute terms any or all concepts and beliefs when all beliefs and concepts are totally relative and not absolute at all? 

Only the programmed and conditioned and domesticated and acculturated; only specks of blocked consciousness that have assumed the most arrogant of assumed personas; only those who take themselves to be right and perfect and capable of judging dualistic pairs and determining - without any doubt or question - which of the opposite elements in each pair is at play in any given situation. Yet all the while, they might as well be debating "sasquatches vs. unicorns"; "satanic reps vs. guardian angels"; or "tooth fairies vs. Easter bunnies." 

No element of a dualistic pair has any more or any less credibility than the opposite element in the dualistic pair. All duality is false. It is all a part of the dream; all a part of the scheme; all a part of the scene. It all amounts to nothing more than a flash across the screen of blocked consciousness. 

Persons viewing movies in 3-D have been seen to jump back in fear when it appears that something has left the screen and is literally coming at them. Their perception / misperception is that they really are about to be struck by whatever they think is flying directly at them. 

And that is the way that the non-Realized masses traverse the relative existence, seeing images and believing that they are all real; believing that some of the images they see are "good"; believing that some of the other images they see are "bad"; 

believing that some of the formerly "bad" images have changed or improved and are now "good"; and believing that some of the formerly "good" images have suddenly been exposed and revealed to have been "bad" all along. 

To be continued.

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