Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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

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A child in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” and an adult that has returned to the “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” both share all of this in common: 

Neither has any beliefs, so neither believes in any of humankind’s dreamed up concepts and ideas and notions and warped perspectives.

Both - if the basic relative requirements of food, clothing and shelter are met - are capable of enjoying unconditional happiness. 

[Among adults who have been programmed, conditioned, etc., their happiness is always conditional, and their near-endless catalog of provisionals and supposed necessities and supposed requirements for happiness always involve far more than the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter.] 

Neither a child in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” nor an adult that has returned to the “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” experiences even the slightest degree of self-involvement. Both self-involvement and Self-involvement are impossible if no self / Self / persona / personality identifications are being assumed. 

[Two of the top motivators among the “non-realized” masses are fear and desire. Both of those are rooted in the hidden, subconscious agendas of personalities unless a fear or desire deals with the basic relative requirements, but only among the “non-realized” do fears and desires reach ultimate extremes. For example, a child desires food throughout the day, but a child does not desire - because of a sense of entitlement - to be served a $2000.00 gourmet meal several times a day. That can only come when the agenda of an egotism-driven ego-state is the motivator. A child desires to be dry inside a domicile with a comfortable ambient temperature, but only one trapped in an egotism-driven ego-state can only feel okay if living in a multi-million-dollar mansion or a castle.] 

Neither a child in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” nor an adult that has returned to the “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” is driven by financial insanity which causes most to never tell themselves “no” and which causes most - who try to buy the love of other people – to never tell anyone else “no,” either. 

Neither will spend money as a result of having assumed the persona of “The Big Shot” or “The One Who Needs Everyone to Look at Me” or “The One Who Uses Accumulation and Spending to Try to Impress Others.” 

Neither a child in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” nor an adult that has returned to the “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” has any sense of “different-from-ment,” so neither has any sense of “Better-than-ment,” either.

Having no beliefs, neither has an obsessive-compulsive attachment to dogma or to a particular religion or to a religious sect or denomination, so neither has any desire to proselytize or convert those with different attachments, neither has a desire to behead those with different beliefs, and neither has a desire to invade lands and commit mass genocide there in order to establish theocratic governments and religious societies. 

Neither has any xenophobic belief about “living in the greatest country on earth.” 

Neither buys into the values of a warrior culture.

Neither feels any ill will toward someone with a different skin color, toward someone of a different economic class, or toward someone who has been assigned a lower place on any of the hierarchies which egotistical persons and their cultures fabricate. 

Neither has a sociopathic desire to be trained and paid to be a member of a force which gives its members the right to bear arms and kill those identified as “losers” or as “our foreign enemies.” 

Neither calls persons “patriots” if they defend their country from “invaders” while calling their citizens who invade other countries either “heroes” or “defenders of democracy” or “our good fellow citizens who are spreading our superior lifestyle by colonizing other lands and ruling others’ territories and making them conform to 'our ways'.” 

Neither has a desire to blow up others with bombs or a willingness to blow themselves up with a bomb while using it to kill others. 

Neither has a desire to be famous, to see one’s name in lights, or to see one’s name placed on the top of buildings by using fake gold. 

Neither has a desire to control others, to try to make others believe what they believe, or to try to teach others what they think others should know. 

(At the most, an adult in that state might offer to un-teach those who are ready to un-learn all of the nonsense which they were taught.) 

Neither exhibits the key traits of the Ultimate Sickness which Maharaj identified as “ignorance,” “stupidity,” and / or “insanity.”

That is, the thoughts and words and actions of neither is determined by “ignorance,” “stupidity,” or “insanity.” 

Neither will suffer such a miserable relative existence or be so arrogant or have such huge delusions of grandeur that she or he will use mental escapism, avoidance, or dissociation to enter into “flights of fancy” or into “deep philosophical thoughts and preoccupations” or be interested in “only things Noumenal”  and to move away from this realm mentally and abide thereafter in FooFoo Land.

Neither will deny the present AM-ness and become preoccupied with playing the role of some “Beyond the AM-ness Supreme Self” or “God.” 

Neither will be concerned with gaining power or developing a close relationship with some Power or Powers in order to receive benefits both now and "later."

Neither has an egotistical desire to control what others do with their own bodies; neither has an arrogant desire to tell others what kinds of sex in the privacy of their bedrooms are okay and what kinds are not; and neither had any desire to tell others who they can and cannot love and who they can and cannot live with or marry. 

Neither has any desire to tell people of one race that they cannot pee or poop where members of a different race pee or poop, as was the case from the beginning of slavery in the U.S. and into the 50’s and 60’s, and in South Africa during the period of apartheid, and in other places all around the globe.

Nor is either obsessing nowadays about where anyone else pees or poops. 

(In the late 40’s and throughout the 50’s and 60’s when I went to the Strand Theater downtown, whites bought their tickets at the main entrance while blacks had to go to a small window at the back of the theater adjacent to an alley. We would walk past water fountains marked “Whites Only” and “Coloreds” and past restrooms marked “Whites Only" and “Coloreds” to enter the theater through a grand entrance. Blacks would be required to climb a small set of stairs in the back to reach their separate seating area in the balcony. I would always look at those separate restrooms and wonder, “Does someone really believe that white poop is somehow of a quality that is superior to black poop? Do these people not understand that poop is poop?” And I would wonder, “What the hell is wrong with these people who are so preoccupied with pee and poop and who are obsessing about where either is deposited for disposal?” After the non-dual understanding came, so did the answer.) 

Neither mistakes a dream for reality. 

Neither hates the messages of the unicity and the unity beyond the supposed multiplicity and the sense of Oneness and relative equality as shared by Shakespeare, Thoreau, Gandhi, Maharaj, M.L. King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela. 

Neither tries to elevate one’s own standing by trying to lower the standing of others. 

Neither tries to exploit the plight of the downtrodden or the poor or the oppressed or the demoralized. 

Neither sees the misfortunes of others as an opportunistic chance to accumulate fortunes. 

Neither incites political violence, religious violence, or spousal violence or violence against those who are deemed to “be in love with the wrong types.” 

Neither is a serial liar. 

Neither is a misogynist or chauvinist. 

Neither believes that women are “essentially just aesthetically-pleasing objects.” 

Neither believes that “sexual assault should be expected if women are allowed to serve alongside men in the military and elsewhere.” 

Neither believes that a woman wearing a short skirt is asking to be raped.

Neither believes that women should use sex appeal to get ahead.

Neither buys into societal messages to women which teach them that "a man is a plan."

Neither believes that a woman “must be hot to be a journalist.” 

Neither believes that “pumping breast milk is disgusting.” 

Neither believes that “all women are golddiggers.” 

Neither believes that female genital mutilation is acceptable. 

Neither believes that pay inequity based on gender is acceptable. 

Neither believes that some rapes are “legitimate rapes” vs. the other kind of rape which is . . . what? 

Neither believes that he or she was born, so neither believes that he or she will die or be re-born. 

Neither questions the words of Jesus when he explained that there is no heaven- and thus no hell - saying that “no one will ever see the kingdom of heaven – it is within, now.” 

Neither believes dreams about past lives. 

Neither believes that religious or spiritual dietary laws should be followed in order to be "pure."

Neither believes that abuse is evidence of love. 

In other words, neither is ignorant, stupid, and insane as a result of ignorant, stupid and insane programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing, and indoctrination.

The child, when she or he was abiding in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State,” was never ignorant, stupid, or insane.

The adult who was - like all adults - made ignorant and stupid and insane but who subsequently returns to “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” will be freed from the ignorance and stupidity and insanity which was imposed upon him or her via ignorant and stupid and insane programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing, and indoctrination.

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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