Saturday, August 06, 2016

“What Would You Say If You Knew For A Fact That Only Three Hours Of The Manifestation Remained?" Part Seven

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“The cosmic heart beats ceaselessly. I am the witness and the heart too.” 
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." 
- Henry David Thoreau

To review: 

It has been seen that the source of all relative problems involve fanaticism (which is linked to the agendas of personality identifications); higher-than-ever levels of the Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (which is linked to chemical imbalances in the elemental plant food body as well as to personality); and humanity’s tendency to take what could be simple and make it complex and complicated. 

Selecting the topics to discuss which can help address humanity’s relative problems, the first dealt with the requirement for abiding in a Nisarga (natural) fashion: 

I. “It’s All Very Simple So Keep It That Way.” 

II. Next, “Seek What You Are If You Like, But It Would Be Enough To Simply Find What You Are Not.” 

That can only be accomplished if you . . . 

III. “Question Everything and Everyone." 

and

IV. “The Relative Existence Will Never Be Stable, But You Can Be.” 

The next topic offered for consideration is also excerpted from the book WHEN ONLY THREE HOURS OF MANIFESTATION REMAIN (The "Final" Talks of Floyd Henderson):  

If Seeking Authenticity, Listen To the Beat of Your Inner Guru and Allow That to Be the Drum That Provides the Beat to Which You March  

The recommendations:

1. Find the simplest version of these teachings. Do not complicate the process, and do not allow others to complicate the process for you. 

2. Seek and accept only that which leads to the ability to abide naturally and spontaneously and unaffectedly and effortlessly. 

3. End all efforts to replace former "bad" labels and roles with "new and improved and upgraded and noble labels and roles." 

4. Reality is non-dual and is identity-less and is concept-less, so why put your life "on hold" for decades while trying to determine if you are "an Infinite Self" or "a Supreme Self" or "The Most Superior Self" when - in the end - You are to see the reality of the no-identity, no-concept, non-dual Nothingness? 

5. Everything in the relative is much ado about nothing, and everything in the Absolute is also much ado about nothing. There is no "later," no "judgment," and no "eternal reward" or "eternal punishment," so abide naturally, now, and stop being so damn serious. Just be, instead. Relax. Enjoy. 

6. Understand that, while the relative existence will never be stable, That Which You Are is that which can be fixed and pure and stable and unadulterated when the abidance happens naturally as the Pure and Total Awareness. 

7. Question everything and everyone in order to eventually understand this: Truth can be known but cannot be spoken. (No matter what you might think is true, and no matter how much you might be inspired to take exception and say, "Well, Floyd, I do know for certain that 'a' is true and that 'b' is true," this speck will always be able to provide examples of instances where both your "a" belief and your "b" concept are not true at all). 

8. See that programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing and indoctrination provided the means by which "they" accepted as fact (without any questioning and with blind faith alone) what became their learned ignorance; then, see that "their" programming, conditioning, domestication and acculturation of you transferred "their" learned ignorance to you if you did not question "them" and everything they told you and taught you. 

9. Next, if seeking authenticity, listen to the beat of your inner guru and allow that to be the drum that provides the beat to which you march. That can only happen if you understand that the term "conventional wisdom” is an oxymoron. While the "convention wisdom" convinces persons that they are the many roles which they have been assigned or have adopted as identities, actual wisdom is knowing that you are nothing. 

All which is thought to a part of the "conventional wisdom" is actually the learned ignorance that is widely-accepted among the masses as being factual when, in actual fact, the body of "conventional wisdom" contains instead only non-truths and hearsay and myths and superstitions and bogus concepts and nonsensical beliefs and distorted ideas.

To march to the beat of those who are in step with the cadence that is played out on the drums of personality, personality defects, ignorance, and insanity is to fall in line with sheep-like marchers who can only guide you over the edge of the cliff of distortion and illusion and self-deception. 

From the Realized write Henry David Thoreau: 

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away" 

and 

"Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer." 

The so-called "conventional wisdom" is that people must "go along to get along"; actual wisdom is understanding that to go along with those marching blindly in the darkness of ignorance and insanity is not "getting along" at all. The so-called "conventional wisdom" is that much is understood by humans; actual wisdom is that which the masses have never even once considered, must less understood. 

The so-called "conventional wisdom" involves the belief among the masses that they really are the many roles they play; actual wisdom is (a) understanding that they are none of the things that they believe they are and (b) understanding that, in fact, they are nothing. The so-called "conventional wisdom" among the masses (specifically, the 7.4 billion+ on the planet who claim to be associated with one organized religion or another) is that truth is revealed only in books deemed "holy," in books written (usually) by men who claim that they heard God - or one of many gods - speaking to them; 

actual wisdom is knowing that persons who claim that they are hearing an all-powerful entity speaking to them from another world are either frauds or are psychotics who are admitting that they are suffering from instances of "auditory locution," that they are hearing voices in their heads, and that they are subject to schizophrenia-induced hallucinations. 

Dr. Jeffrey A. Schaler:

“Psychosis” refers to a way of thinking and speaking. It depicts an apparent failure to differentiate between the symbolic and the real. People are labeled psychotic when they refer to mental representations of the world as if they were substantive and real. Another example of confusion is the description of the "voice of conscience" as the literal voice of another being (known as "hearing voices").

The failure to differentiate between the symbolic and the real may be intentional (artistic license) or strategic (lying) or the result of a cognitive inability to differentiate between fantasy and reality. There are three ways of using ”psychosis” to refer to people speaking and behaving in certain ways:

(1) Psychosis is used to refer to the state wherein symbolic representations of the world (and metaphors) are confused with the real (literal) things they represent.

(2) Psychosis is an applicable label when one ascribes confused speech to something else.

(3) Finally, the term psychosis is also used to describe abnormal speech and behavior.

The schizophrenia referenced earlier is said to be characterized by hallucinations, i.e., self-reported imaginings. Belief in God has become a socially-acceptable, self-reported imagining among the 97% of programmed and conditioned persons on the planet who proudly proclaim their belief in a god or gods.

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."

In the end, Maharaj came to understand that the solution to the problems of humanity do not have anything to do with “learning more dogma” or “turning it all over to god in order to treat your spiritual malady” but, instead, have everything to do with treating the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness (which is a mental illness marked, he said, by the unnatural presence of “ignorance” and “insanity”). 

The mind, he said, must reach a state of “zero concepts.” Because concepts and ideas and notions and perceptions all boil down to an accumulation of beliefs, then the mind must (and can end) when all beliefs are purged. Then one can march to the beat of the natural drummer – that is, “the heart of being” – rather than to "the beat of doing" or the beat of "being 'this' or 'that'.” 

 Maharaj: “Beyond all, and pervading all, is the heart of being which beats steadily - manifested-unmanifested . . . manifested-unmanifested,” etc. etc. etc. 

That heart of being beats naturally, not unnaturally and not supernaturally. That heart beats without being influenced by a nonsense-filled mind which forms as a result of nonsensical programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing and indoctrination. 

The invitation is to march not to the beat of the always-nonsensical mind but to the beat of that which inspires moving through the existence to the rhythm of that which beats out a natural tempo and pulse and pace, not to the beat of something pounding out an unnatural and / or supernatural cadence. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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