Sunday, June 26, 2016

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

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 In the “coming in” leg of the “journey” from the Absolute to manifestation, much is “picked up” along the way as . . . 

A. the awareness which was not aware of moves from it free-ranging, not-manifested mode to its 

B. manifested and conscious-of mode and then, in the case of humans, is 

C. blocked from being accurately conscious-of to being 

D. prevented from seeing anything clearly and sanely and wisely as a result of those blockages which were 

E. set in place by way of ignorant and insane programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and brainwashing and indoctrination. 

During the days when I owned and operated a European tour company, the advice given to travelers prior to departure was, “Pack your bags with everything you think you’ll need, then remove 75% of that and bring along only 25% of what you initially intended to carry with you throughout your journey. The rationale: The streets we’ll be walking are, in many cases, ancient and - therefore - uneven, narrow, and far less easy to negotiate if heavy bags are in tow. Many of the buildings and hotels we’ll enter were built when humans were much shorter and smaller, so they will not be as easy to navigate if you’re trying to move about with multiple carry-on bags and luggage. Make the 'journey' easy on yourself.” 

Nowadays, the invitation here is the same to all seekers: "make the journey easy on yourself.” How? By discarding all of that which has been added on along the way; by discarding all of what you are carrying but need not carry; and by shifting from a heavy mode to a light mode. But such is exactly the way that humans try to conduct their journey through the relative existence, loaded down as they are with the heavy burden of all of the warped perspectives and thoughts and impressions and theories and plans and aims and intentions and concepts and ideas and notions (a.k.a., “beliefs”) which have been picked up and added on and handed down and accumulated along the way. 

The non-dual “path” offers a means by which one can be free of all of that extra and unnecessary baggage. It provides a means for unloading your burden and discarding that which makes for a heavy load and results in cumbersome, restricted movement through life. It comes when body and mind and personality identifications are all discarded by the end of the third of seven steps and one moves to the fourth step where they were previously during childhood. 

Reaching the third step where religious and spiritual and seeker roles are still being played is only about 40% of the way to reaching an understanding of one's original, pre-manifestation nature when there was no load at all. Reaching the fourth step where all warped perspectives and thoughts and impressions and theories and plans and aims and intentions and concepts and ideas and notions (a.k.a., “beliefs”) and all identifications are discarded makes for a light existence. 

In CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE of The Relative Results of Returning to "The Child Ignorance Stage" or "The Child No-Knowing State" entitled “40% Offers No Freedom - 60% Offers Tremendous Freedom,” this is offered: 

All of the heaviness can disappear with the completion of only about 60% of the steps on the "path," substantiating the earlier pointer that completion of even four of the seven steps is worthwhile, relatively speaking. Consider:

1. How different would your relative existence have been if you had never fallen under the influence of those persons who are versed in the assumption and maintenance of false identities? 

2. How different would your relative existence have been if you had never been fooled by those who have made an art form of using pretense, cover-up, deception, disguise, posing, impersonating, pretending, concealing, scheming, plotting and masquerading in order to manipulate and control and fulfill the desires of their egos and satisfy their egotism? 

3. More significantly (because you cross paths with those types on occasion but are with "yourself" 24 / 7), how different would your relative existence have been if you had never fallen under the influence of assumed but false identities? 

4. More significantly (because you cross paths with those types on occasion but are with "yourself" 24 / 7), how different would your relative existence have been if "they" had never fooled you and if you had never been driven to fool yourself and / or others by making use (often unconsciously and sometimes consciously) of pretense, cover-up, deception, disguise, posing, impersonating, pretending, concealing, scheming, plotting and masquerading in order to manipulate and control and in order to fulfill the desires of your assumed egos and to satisfy the egotism that always accompanies ego-state assumption? 

The Realized poet / songwriter John Lennon invited the masses to "imagine." The focus here is to witness Reality - to witness what actually IS and to see all exactly as it IS; however, for the sake of possibly expanding the understanding of the relative effects of reaching the Child No-Knowing Stage, why not try to imagine - if only for a moment -

a. how different the relative existence would have been for you and 

b. how different it could be for you starting right now and 

c. how different it could be for all on the entire planet, if the correct answers to 1-4 above provided a new level of clarity, of perceiving accurately, of logic, of rationality, of reason, of genuineness, of authenticity, of non-duality, of Loving. 

The fact is, as Maharaj stated, few will ever "Realize Fully," but imagine how different your relative existence could be - starting right now - if you commit to transitioning beyond all role-playing (including any and all "good" roles you've been assigned or have assumed and including all such false identities in that "good identity group" such as . . . 

"The Super Religious One," "The Spiritual Giant," "The Most Earnest Seeker of All," "The Truly Realized One," "The Knower," "The Wise One," "The Super Advaitin," "The Super Buddhist," "The Super Christian," "The Super Jew," "The Super Muslim," "The Super Ideologue," "The Super Taoist," "The Super Native American," "The Member of the Super Race," "The Citizen of the Number One Town or the Citizen of the Best State or the Citizen of the Greatest Nation," ad infinitum, ad nauseum.) 

Belief in those roles, and scores more, manifest and remain if only 40% of "the journey" is completed because persons fixate in their religious and / or spiritual and / or seeking roles and their role-playing. While the third step must be completed, it is not - as so many believe - the end of the "path." 

So what will the relative existence be like if one does return to the "The Child Ignorance Stage" or "The Child No-Knowing State"? 

1. The abidance for the remainder of the relative existence can unfold in a nisarga, natural fashion (as opposed to trying to live in a supernatural fashion (which is an unnatural manner).

2. The abidance - unfolding in an ego-less fashion, can happen without the use of ego-defense mechanisms.

3. The abidance - unfolding in a personality-less and no-false self identifications - can happen without the chaos and insanity of being driven subconsciously by the agendas of personality disorders. 

4. And if you only reach the fourth of seven steps, you will nevertheless be free of foolish notions such as "I am this" or "I am that"; then, you can relax in the cool blue shade of "I AM" only . . . in the lightness of being only instead of constantly embroiled in the heavy work of trying to "be this" or "be that." 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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