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TODAY’S CONSIDERATIONS 

Continuing with “Part Two” of yesterday’s post excerpted from the book WHEN ONLY THREE HOURS OF MANIFESTATION REMAIN (The"Final" Talks of Floyd Henderson):

RELIGION / SPIRITUALITY: Try It, But Don't Buy It, Part Two

To review, the point was offered that much of the myth-and-superstition-based-nonsense which the masses believed in ancient days of fictional lore and widespread ignorance has fallen by the wayside; however, that is not the case when it comes to the myth-and-superstition-based-dogma which continues to be shared via the religions that now exist around the globe - all of which are merely modern versions of the ancient pagan religions that were the product of nonsensical beliefs accepted by the universally-ignorant masses who lived thousands of years ago.

(Curious, is it not, that billions of persons on the planet now live their lives via the dictates of ignorant men who lived thousands of years ago, who understood nothing factual, who plagiarized their dogma from pagan religions, and who claimed that they were sharing their own "inspired words that were received when they heard god speaking to them" - supposedly even from within a burning bush - when they were really just repeating the myth-based tales that had been circulated for hundreds of years by their pagan predecessors?)

Gone nowadays - it was noted - is the belief in Zeus and his troop of gods and goddesses as well as his Roman counterpart Jupiter and his fellow fictional deities. 

[At one point, the belief in Zeus and Jupiter was widespread, but eventually people stopped believing in them. So, at the point the belief in those two ended, everyone was an atheist until they began to believe in other gods and goddesses (or One God), all of which were also just dreamed up by men to replace the other gods which persons had stopped believing in.]

Yet the point was also made that the most outrageous legends and the silliest fables (as well as symbolic parables and stories that are still taken as fact) are being perpetuated by the "unquestioning faithful," many of whom are willing to die to defend their religion-and-spiritually-based falsehoods and myths and superstitions.

Two more key points are now offered for consideration:

1. While hundreds and thousands of ancient, fallacious fabrications have gone the way of the dinosaurs, religion-and-spiritually-based prevarications that were dreamed up 2000 to 5000 years ago have survived all efforts by the Realized to shine the dissolving light of wisdom onto widely-accepted deceits and deceptions and distortions;

and

2. it is baffling and even astonishing - to anyone that is rational and logical - to see how supposedly religious and / or spiritual venues have so effectively institutionalized mythology and now disseminate ancient non-truths that are readily and unquestioningly accepted by persons sitting in those venues to be "The Truth." The result?

More than 3.6 billion persons who claim to be members of one of the three major sky cults – that is, members of one of the others of the three Abrahamic religions - which are rooted in dreamed up concepts supposedly set forth by someone supposedly named “Abraham” as reported by someone supposedly named “Moses” (the absence of any historical evidence at all be damned).

Those teachings are accepted unquestioningly as a result of the religious-and-spiritually-based programming and conditioning which propagate the beliefs that the members of those sky cults hold sacred, as do the other 3.5 billion on the planet who are buying into the dreamed up concepts being passed down by their religious and / or spiritual leaders.

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

Once more, the third of seven steps from identification with the false "i" / false "i's" to an understanding of the Absolute is the religious / spiritual step. Along the way - along the "path" - most will have to try one or the other or both. The invitation here is this: try either or both, but do not buy into . . .

a. the belief that what is being taught in religious and / or spiritual venues is Truth

and do not buy into . . .

b. the belief that what either of those offers has anything to do with the understanding that awaits at the actual end of the "path" to Realization.

To believe that either of those can provide the Truth and the Understanding is to be trapped in the darkness of a relative existence that will be conducted under the influence of the two venues which have generated more dualistic concepts and ideas and beliefs than any other sources in the history of humanity.

Again, Maharaj: “"First of all you identify something as being good or bad for yourself. Then, in an effort to acquire good or to get rid of the bad, you have invented a God. Then you worship such a God and . . . you pray to that God for something good to happen to you."

and

"Whatever spiritual things you aspire to know are all happening in this objective world, in the illusion. All this is happening in the objective world. All is dishonesty. There is no truth in this fraud."

and

“When the birth is disproved, the great noble meaning of spirituality and the meaning of this world—everything—is disproved.”

Thus,

“Whatever you have tried to understand during your spiritual search will prove false.”

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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