Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART TWENTY

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A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS THAT CAME
VIA THE VISION 
 (Continued

In part #185, this was offered yesterday: 

Upon the manifestation of Full Realization which the vision can bring about, the complete understanding comes of how all has happened and how all happens and how all will forever happen. How inclusive is that understanding? 

Part of that which is understood was offered in the previous post. The list continues today: 

*** What generates instability; 

*** How to "be stable"; 

*** How personality forms and determines thoughts and words and deeds; 

*** How personality preempts the ability to choose . . . to make choices; 

*** Why belief in an external locus of power and control is fiction; 

*** How role-assumption generates dependency and co-dependency; 

*** What bliss is and what bliss is not; 

*** Why you must be empty before you can be full; 

*** Why there is no such thing as "peace of mind"; 

*** Why there is no "doer"; 

*** Why a "mind" and "wisdom" cannot co-exist within a person; 

*** What the real cause of desire and fear is; 

*** What the difference is between emotions and feelings; 

*** Why freedom is a prerequisite for peace and happiness; 

*** Why You have nothing to do with either "time" or "space" or "form"; 

*** How it is that trillions of persons have been in error regarding their ideas and concepts and beliefs and perceptions and why only a few at any given point in the history of planet earth have seen clearly; 

*** What "The Ultimate Sickness" is and what "The Ultimate Medicine" is; 

*** What the exact steps are that must be taken in order to be free of belief in the false "I" / "I's"; 

*** What the differences are between programming, conditioning, acculturation, and domestication; 

*** What the relative effects of programming, conditioning, acculturation, and domestication are; 

*** Why no humans have ever "made a baby" or "created a child" or "created a new life"; 

*** What happens when consciousness is no longer manifested; 

*** How all cycles;

*** How the enculturation process puts persons to sleep even as they are certain that they are awake; 

*** The beginninglessness and the expanse of infinity; 

*** The limitlessness; 

*** Bliss via desirelessness; 

*** The source of all suffering; 

*** Freedom from the pursuit of meaning; 

*** Infinite Cause; 

*** The link between mind and fear; 

*** Why "the mind" is a total illusion; 

*** Why all perceived via "a mind" is false and is illusory; 

*** Why you must be out of your mind to be sane; 

*** Why all knowledge is nothing more than learned ignorance; 

*** Why time and timelines are illusions; 

*** How illusions are taken to be real by persons; 

*** What the Oneness Truly Is; 

*** What you are not; 

and 

*** Who / What You Truly Are . . . 

to name but a portion of what becomes understood. 

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment" 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART NINETEEN

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A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS THAT CAME 
VIA THE VISION 
(Continued) 

Other clarifications that came via the vision follow. 

181. It showed that - if seekers are willing to see that there is far more to the "journey" than replacing old "bad" roles with new "good" roles - then they have a chance to move on along the "path," complete all seven of the steps, and see that all of the nonsense they had been taught is wiped out completely when an understanding of the functioning of the totality comes. 

182. It is the vision that can reveal the manner in which the totality functions: 

183. "Functioning" refers to how all in this universe actually operates and how it has always operated and how all that is or was in all universes has functioned and is functioning and will always function. 

184. "Totality" refers to every happening that has ever happened, that is presently happening, and that will eventually happen, infinitely. 

185. Upon the manifestation of Full Realization which the vision can bring about, the complete understanding comes of how all has happened and how all happens and how all will forever happen. How inclusive is that understanding? Among all that is understood are the following: 

*** How this universe and all prior universes came to be; 

*** How consciousness manifests in a space or form; 

*** Where You were in the days and weeks prior to "conception"; 

*** Where You Were prior to consciousness and manifestation; 

*** What is relative and What Is Absolute; 

*** Why no external Power or God or Goddesses or "Creator" can exist and how that can be proved scientifically; 

*** Why no truth can be found except within but why a "guide" is required to focus Your search for Truth; 

*** Why You Were never born and cannot die; 

*** Why, post-manifestation, there will be no eternal form or body or "you"; 

*** Why all notions of "who-ness" are false: 

*** Why notions about a "Supreme Self" are dualistic, all talk about Oneness notwithstanding; 

*** Why neither eternal reward nor punishment awaits; 

*** Why abiding unnaturally and / or supernaturally is insane and why only natural living is sane; 

*** Why Reality is non-dual; 

*** How persons come to believe that they are in the world instead of understanding that "the world" is in them . . . in their "minds"; 

*** Why "memories" about things relative have no validity; 

*** What the difference is between awareness and consciousness; 

*** Why only "the nothingness" is valid, ultimately; 

*** The difference between "love" and "Real Love"; 

*** How to find Real Love in "an unreal world"; 

*** Why most persons fear independence and actually do not prefer it at all over their dependencies and their co-dependencies; 

*** Why there is nothing that is personal; 

*** What Your Original Nature is; 

*** How to move through the relative existence as if dancing lightly; 

*** Why dual-minded persons are unstable in all ways; 

*** Why all things relative are much ado about nothing; 

*** How Reality can be overlaid on the relative; 

*** Why I AM THAT and I AM are not two; 

. . . to be continued.

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment"

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Monday, November 28, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART EIGHTEEN

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A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS WHICH CAME 
VIA THE VISION 
 (Continued)

NOTE: An entire glossary - relevant to those early on in the seeking process but including pointers for those far along "the path" - is available in the eBook below entitled "FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)" which is also included in the paperback four-book anthology entitled, "The Advanced Seekers' Series." 

What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations which were emanating from the inner resource - that is, via the pure consciousness . . . the inner guru - as the final blockages were falling away and allowing access to that which had always been known, within. Other clarifications that came via the vision follow. 

161. You joined those that Maharaj spoke of who were playing their "kindergarten spirituality" games. You delusionally thought that you were enlightened, standing in the brightness of the noonday sun when, in fact, you had not so much as left the dimness of the dull dawn. 

162. Then, this: The vision should have made clear by now that if you believe that there is some version or element of "Floyd's Self" that is going to exist after this manifestation, you have not actually realized anything in fact. You have not been liberated - that is - freed from the subconscious influence of personality that drives your thoughts and words and actions. 

163. The revelations continued: The vision should have made clear by now that if you believe that there is some "Supreme Self" that is going to exist after this manifestation and that you will find that you are That Supreme Self as well, then you have not actually realized anything. 

164. Look at the end of the vision. What remains? Energy remains. Nothing that bears even the slightest comparison to what seemed to be "floyd" (or "Floyd" for that matter) remains. 

165. No god or gods were met. No judgment happened. There was nothing like the process when Nazis unloaded Jewish people from cattle cars at Auschwitz whereupon they were instructed with the pointing of a commander's finger to go left or to go right (meaning, "go to the work camp and live for a time" or "go to the gas chamber and die now"). 

166. There was no Commander / God / Supreme Being at the end of the vision that was pointing left toward a heaven or a higher reincarnation, and there was no Commander / God / Supreme Being at the end of the vision that was pointing to the right toward a hell or a lower incarnation. There was no Great Conductor orchestrating all of the events and happenings on earth and throughout the universe, and that realization explained why so many sour notes were being hit constantly all around the planet. Then, indeed, if that's the best the Great Conductor can come up with, should anyone be impressed? Should anyone continue believing in "Greatness" when the planet-wide results are consistently falling so very far short of anything "great"? 

167. Looking back at the vision, it became clear that, rather than all of the things that had been promised (or threatened), there was instead ... nothing. To paraphrase Krishna, those who know that I - the Absolute (energy) - am beyond both beingness and non-beingness are wise. All others are fools. 

168. Then, Yes . . . the Nothingness . . . the Void. Next, "Wisdom is knowing that I am nothing." Yes . . . that's it! Nothing. Nothing now. Nothing later. 

169. Then this: "Now, take that back to the relative and overlay that understanding on the remainder of the manifestation. Be nothing. Abide spontaneously. Abide in a nisarga, all-natural fashion. Forget trying to live in a supernatural / spiritual / religious fashion. Forget living in that unnatural fashion where you made a second job of mere living, where you engaged into all kinds of "spiritual exercises" and did your so-called "spiritual work." Stop it! Just live simply and naturally, as does everything else on the planet except role-playing humans who are strutting about on the stage of the Theater of the Lie, totally lost in the dream of the planet and playing their roles for so long that they take them to be real. Stop it! Just BE! Whoa! 

170. Continued study of the messages available via the vision made clear a distinction between "ego," "ego-states," and egotism. 

171. The word "ego comes from Latin and means “I.” Specifically, it is the pronoun used by those who believe any false identity to be real. 

172. The wise see that the concept of ego becomes the source of perceived separation and the source of fighting to preserve image. 

173. An ego-state is that “state” in which a persona "exists," taking itself and false assigned or assumed roles to be true identities. An ego-state is always identified by placing a word after "I am" (such as, "I am a spouse"; "I am a lover"; "I am an employee," "I am a teacher," "I am spiritual," "I am religious," "I am an alcoholic," etc.) 

174. Egotism is one of the many ego-defense mechanisms used to defend an assumed ego (or false self). 

175. When an identity is assumed, that is, when an ego is taken to be a real identity by a person, that person will enter into an ego-state; when functioning from within an ego-state, egotism triggers and defends the false identity. 

176. Soon, with egotism at play, the ego - the false assigned or assumed identity - self-promotes itself to a "Super "role. 

177. In that process of egotism upgrading self, it automatically downgrades "others," so while the ego-state of "The Wife" only needs the codependent, counterpart player of "The Husband" for her to supposedly "exist," after being upgraded to "The Super Wife," she must have "A Super Husband" to fulfill the illusion of her upgraded role. The same happens when "The Husband" engages in a self-upgrading that is followed by a downgrading of his spouse. Any wonder that the divorce rate is so high when duality and role-assumption and upgrading and downgrading are at play? Any wonder that there is such widespread sense of separation and fighting and chaos on the planet when duality and role-assumption and upgrading and downgrading are at play? 

178. The vision showed that a body with a mind that formed within a part of a brain is the prerequisite for assuming false identities or for accepting assigned false identities as real. 

179. It showed that the absorption in the "mind stage" allows for the assumption of "bad" roles and "good" roles. 

180. It showed that it is at the third step, when religious and spiritual roles are assumed and played, that the entire seven-step "journey" to Full Realization usually comes to a halt and is never completed. 

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment" 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Friday, November 25, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART EIGHTEEN

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A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS THAT CAME 
VIA THE VISION (Continued

NOTE: An entire glossary - relevant to those early on in the seeking process but including pointers for those far along "the path" - is available in the eBook below entitled "FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)" which is also included in the paperback four-book anthology entitled, "The Advanced Seekers' Series." 

 What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations which were emanating from the inner resource - that is, via the pure consciousness . . . the inner guru - as the final blockages were falling away and allowing access to that which had always been known, within. Other clarifications that came via the vision follow. 

141. Maharaj pointed out that there is something to be said for facing relative obstacles and enduring, but he did not stop there. He said, ". . . disease and suffering are not natural. There is noble virtue in unshakable endurance of whatever comes, but there is also dignity in the refusal of meaningless torture and humiliation." 

142. I had been asked, "But what is wrong with wanting to live? It seems wanting to live would be natural and that wanting to die or to commit suicide would be unnatural." 

 143. The vision would eventually provide the answer: "Do not try to apply absolute rules to relative situations. Yes it is natural to want to live, but the point is that it is insane - and therefore unnatural - to find torture and humiliation and the indignity of various forms of endless suffering to be acceptable" 

and 

 144. "Also, there are even other consequences as well: If you want to live forever, then you will believe the words of false prophets who tell you that you will live forever and that you will either be punished forever or rewarded forever. They will inspire you to try to live supernaturally, that is, unnaturally" 

and 

145. "They will ask you to give them large portions of your money for as long as you live. They will tell you that you must meet with them regularly so that they can tell you over and over and over again exactly how you should live and think and talk and behave" and 146. "They will tell you that ancient myths and superstitions are fact, trapping you in ignorance and thereafter controlling you 

(a) by generating fear 

and 

(b) by dangling the carrot of the conscious-energy's desire for continuity and thereby controlling you via your desires" 

and 

147. "They will tell you that if you are 'good' - per their definition of 'good' - that 'you will then be blessed, now and forevermore'." 

148. The ego loves to believe it is 'good'; then, egotism promotes each ego-state to the rank of "better than," so it will be programmed to brag constantly that it is being blessed in order to demonstrate to all just how very good the bragger is (and how much better than others the bragger is, as evidenced by all of the blessings that he / she is receiving which they are not). 

149. Yet the vision made this clear: There is no one who has ever been blessed because there is no "one" to be blessed and because there is no "Blesser" to bless. Why is that so? 

 150. Because elements cannot be blessed, air cannot be blessed, and energy cannot be blessed. And because energy / matter cannot be created or destroyed, there is no "creator" or "Creator," and since there is no "Creator," there is no "Blesser" 

and 

151. Finally, consciousness - as a form of energy - will be forever; yet it will not know forever. It will know nothing after it is released into the universal field of energy. 

152. After days and weeks of reading and re-reading the vision and garnering one additional understanding after another from its content, I took a break. One day, I was lying on the couch listening to music when I was tossed up into a sitting position. I stood and raced to the room where the latest, most expanded, version of the vision sat on a desk and I began reading it again. 

153. At the end of that re-reading came the moment when the seven steps on the "path" became clear. At one time or another, Maharaj had discussed every element of the "journey" which the vision depicted, but he never once explained exactly how the seekers who came his way were to " . . . go back, reverse, to the source" or how they were to "follow the same path by which you came." 

154. It was clear that his teaching method was to point the seekers' focus in a certain direction and then he would send them away to sit in the quiet, tap into the inner guru, and realize - to bring into full consciousness - that which they had known originally but which had been blocked off via programming, conditioning, etc. 

155. Re-reading the vision again with the focus on understanding the exact, step-wise manner for ". . . going back, reversing, to the source" and "following the same path by which you came," it all became perfectly clear. To this day, the means by which seekers can find the steps are laid out here before them; however, in the fashion of my teacher, the final awareness of the steps is left for them to find. The steps are clear. They are laid out here for you. Merely follow the invitation that has ended the thousands of postings offered on this site: just "enter into the silence of contemplation." See. See clearly. See all. 

156. Then, several revelations which were emanating from the inner resource (that is, via the pure, universal consciousness . . . the inner guru) came: 

157. Even as a young child whose age was measured in a single digit, you questioned the nonsensical dogma you heard in the religious venues you were forced to visit. As soon as you left home, you swore never to enter the doors of such institutions again. But then, in later years, just as happened with Maharaj during the early days of his marriage, you allowed a woman to pull you back. You compromised. You cratered. You focused on accumulating and you tried to share the message of non-duality along religion's message of duality. You turned from the Authentic Self and, per her demands, you played with her the role of "The Super Religious One." And that phony role-playing continued until you became totally repulsed by the fraud that you had become and until you became completely sickened by the forfeiture of your inner peace, thoroughly disgusted with "self" - with the phony role. 

158. So that phase ended once and for all, but the remaining restlessness propelled you deeper into the role of "The Seeker." 

159. During that phase, you did it all. You made a second job of merely living. You assumed the role of "The Spiritual Giant"; you studied with those who had become millionaires off the non-dual teachings, specifically, those Maharaj would later warn you to stay away from, namely, "The Big Name Teachers." 

160. Like the millions of so-called "spiritual people" on the planet, you thought you had finally "arrived" at the end of "the path," believing that you had completed a "journey" that had, actually, not even reached the midway point. It was as if you had left Los Angeles to journey to New York, had reached Kansas, and has suddenly stopped traveling along the path to New York, delusionally convinced that you had already arrive in New York when you were hardly halfway there. You were mistakingly believing that Kansas was the end of the journey and that you had arrived in New York. How delusional. How deceived. How completely fooled you were as "they" who said you had arrived had fooled you once and then as you fooled yourself time and again afterwards by believing "them." 

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment" 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART SEVENTEEN

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A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS THAT CAME
VIA THE VISION 
(Continued

NOTE: An entire glossary - relevant to those early on in the seeking process but including pointers for those far along "the path" - is available in the eBook below entitled "FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)" which is also included in the paperback four-book anthology entitled, "The Advanced Seekers' Series." 

What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations which were emanating from the inner resource - that is, via the pure consciousness . . . the inner guru - as the final blockages were falling away and allowing access to that which had always been known, within. Quotes from Maharaj are marked with this color.

Other clarifications that came via the vision follow. 

120. So the question came, "Has the 'proper path' been entered onto, or not?" 

121. Then after reading all of the talks available by Maharaj, there were other comments about spirituality that seemed to offer even more contradictions regarding this matter: 

He said, “Whatever you have tried to understand during your spiritual search will prove false” 

 and 

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

and 

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

 and 

"Whatever you think of as 'spiritual knowledge' was gained in the realm of consciousness; such knowledge is merely a burden upon your head and it is going to add more misery. It is nothing more than spiritual jargon" 

and 

"There is no such thing as spirituality; whatever is, is only this worldly life, in the five-elemental play" 

and 

"Those who have apperceived my knowledge will not fall a prey to the logic or spirituality expounded by others" 

and 

"Forget spirituality" 

and 

"Follow your 'normal inclinations'" 

and 

"Just give up spirituality" 

and 

"Spiritual knowledge should not be studied." 

[All of that counsel came after he had tried to use religion and spirituality to address the Ultimate Sickness but came to understood that the Sickness is a mental sickness, not a "spiritual malady" and not a "too-little-dogma sickness."]

122. Suddenly, all of the confusion ended when his comments were viewed in light of what the vision showed, namely, that all religious and spiritual role-assumption and role-playing must end at the third step in order to complete the four remaining steps on the "journey" to Full Realization. 

Then, these other pointers from Maharaj regarding the transitioning of all spiritual-and-religious-role-playing at the third step made perfect sense: 

"Whatever you think of as spiritual knowledge was gained in the realm of consciousness; such knowledge is merely a burden upon your head and it is going to add more misery. It is nothing more than spiritual jargon. All your spiritual studies are conducted with your identification with the body-mind" 

and 

"Subsequent to that 'I Am' and body-mind, and in the realm of the mind, there occurs what you call 'spiritual seeking', or 'spiritual knowledge'. This is nonsense" 

and 

"I appeal to you with my folded hands: don't get into this spirituality" 

and 

"The sum total of my spirituality now is nothing, even that word 'nothing' is not there, so there is no spirituality left" 

and 

"Just live your life as it comes, but alertly, watchfully, allowing everything to happen as it happens, doing the natural things the natural way, suffering, rejoicing - as life brings. What needs be done is being done, in the normal and natural way" 

 and 

To another he pointed out: "In the course of your study of spirituality, you have acquired many concepts and you call that 'knowledge'." 

He advised that visitor to "throw out your concepts." 

123. It became clear why so many playing religious roles or assuming spiritual roles can becomes OCD still suffer what Maharaj called their "misery" and how they take "just living" and make a second job out of that with all of their "spiritual exercises" and "spiritual work" (which is what happened here prior to receiving the vision's message regarding "the good" third step roles that must be transitioned). 

124. It was seen why Maharaj eventually called for the abandonment of all spiritual role-playing and encouraged natural-nisarga-only-living instead, what with "spirituality" being another source of dependency which assures that persons cannot be independent and free. (And who that is not totally free can truly be content . . . can truly and consistently avoid the "misery" Maharaj referenced?) 

125. And the vision made clear that all - even including the intellect - is annihilated eventually. It became clear why Maharaj said, "This is the place where the intellect gets annihilated." That is, by the end of the "path," the intellect (the purpose of which was to provide "the capacity to understand") is also forfeited . . . no longer needed. So much for "jnana yoga" and the role of "The Knower" (who eventually takes himself / herself to be "The Super Knower"). 

Here, it is the Nisarga Yoga that is used in conjunction with the Direct Path Teaching Method in order to allow seekers to Realize and then abide naturally and simply without making a second job out of just living. 

126. The vision made clear that nothing known or learned is given any value post-Realization; instead, all happens naturally, as is the case with the deer which, like the Realized, have no need for learned knowledge or for intellect. They, like the Realized Nisargan, abide naturally (which also means, in a mindless, mind-free manner . . . abiding naturally and spontaneously). 

127. Next, the vision made clear the delusion involved with a belief in continuity. One property of consciousness when it manifests is that it automatically desires continuity. As Andy Gugar, Jr. pointed out, the old saying is that "everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die"). 

128. Consider the confusion, then, among the masses who are plagued with a desire to live forever that is coupled with a fear of "death" while at the same time working for an eternal reward that might guarantee the consciousness-based desire to exist forever while simultaneously strapped with the potential of eternal punishment rather than reward. 

 129. "Will it be heaven forever, or hell forever?" or "Will it be reincarnation, but in a lesser, lower form?" or "Which way will I be evolving through a series of births and rebirths - up or down?" 

130. The desire for continuity leads to bogus concepts such as "eternal life" and "heaven" and "hell" and "eternal rewards vs. eternal punishments" and "multiple births and rebirths." 

131. Maharaj pointed out that you were not even born once, so how could you possibly be born again? 

 132. The vision made clear Maharaj's pointer that all will be annihilated (with the exception of the energy-matter). 

 133. The clarity came: it is whatever is involved in the cycling of things that come together and that will always eventually come apart is what will be "annihilated." 

134. That includes human bodies, it includes the human "mind," and it includes the roles played by bodies with minds which assume that false identities are real. 

135. The vision showed all of that will come to end, for nothing in the mind is true and nothing about assumed roles is real, and certainly the body is forever cycling air and consciousness and cells until - at some point - that too shall stop for one reason or another. 

 136. Yet who is ready to accept that fact willingly? What has been witnessed her leads to the answer: "Only those that have completed the second leg of the 'journey' to Reality, allowing them to 'go ahead and die now'." 

137. For the masses, that nagging fear of "death" shall remain, for they have not completed "a practice run at 'dying'." 

138. So whenever earth elements and air and specks of conscious-energy come together to form a composite unity - be that composite labeled a bird, a fish, a deer, a human, etc. - that manifestation knows that it is, knows the beingness, and desires that the beingness never end. 

139. That is why Non-Realized persons want to live as long as they can. 

140. That is why some report that 

(a) right now, heaven is available; that 

(b) it is the most wonderful thing imaginable, yet 

(c) they do not want to go there now. 

Go figure. 

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment" 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART SIXTEEN

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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS

A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS THAT CAME 
VIA THE VISION 
(Continued

NOTE: An entire glossary - relevant to those early on in the seeking process but including pointers for those far along "the path" - is available in the eBook below entitled "FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)" which is also included in the paperback four-book anthology entitled, "The Advanced Seekers' Series." 

What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations which were emanating from the inner resource - that is, via the pure consciousness . . . the inner guru - as the final blockages were falling away and allowing access to that which had always been known, within. Other clarifications that came via the vision follow. 

101. The vision made clear that the early doubts of a 6-year-old had been spot on. 

102. As for "beginninglessness," the vision made clear that because All has always been, infinitely, no beginning happened and no end will happen. 

103. The only thing that will come to "an end" is the composite unities - things that have come together during the relative existence but that will most assuredly come apart eventually. 

104. In fact, it is happening even now with this elemental plant food body: elements are coming together, elements are coming apart. "Skin" comes and goes monthly; "stomachs" are being replace throughout the month. Plant cells convert to humans cells, they are cast off, and more cells take their place . . . or not. Cycling. Cycling. Cycling. 

105. The vision made clear that infinity is infinity and was “as infinite” before the manifestation of the consciousness as it will “be infinite” following the unmanifestation of the consciousness. Thus is explained the "beginninglessness" (and also the "endlessness") of the energy-matter that is at play during the relative existence but that will return to the universal pool from it came and to which it has always eventually returned. See? Cycling. 

106. The second part of the vision made clear the role of the brain in Realizing and the role of "the mind" in preventing Realization. 

107. The vision made clear that "intellect" (meaning "that which provides a capacity to understand") is a requirement for Realization but that the content of "the mind" will prevent persons from moving beyond even the second step on the seven-step "path." 

108. The vision made clear that - with obvious exceptions of deformities - the brain at the outset is typically natural and normal; moreover, it is required throughout the manifestation for normal and natural functioning. 

109. It was also made clear that the problems that seekers experience in their efforts to Realize are not rooted in the natural, elemental brain. The problem, the vision showed, is rooted in the unnatural mind, which has evolved into something that is now, among the non-Realized masses, most unnatural and abnormal. 

110. It was made completely clear that, while the brain and its capacity to understand are required, the mind is not required at all for nisarga, natural abidance, and is - in fact - a hindrance to natural living. 

111. The difference in the two became clear when this came: So the brain - and all of the parts of the body - are rooted in the elements; the consciousness is rooted in the Absolute; and the mind is rooted in conditioning, programming, domestication, acculturation, and brainwashing. 

112. The vision made these salient points clear: 

a. This present "you" is just a composite unity consisting of an elemental plant food body, air that is circulating in and out of the elemental body, and conscious-energy that is temporarily manifested in the plant food body and also circulating as well. 

b. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, so what remains post-manifestation is distributed thusly: . . . the elements return to the universal pool of elements; . . . the air returns to the universal pool of air; and . . . the conscious-energy returns to the universal pool of energy (a.k.a., "the Absolute"). 

c. That energy, when originally in the pure, Absolute field of energy, was called "Awareness." 

d. Manifested, it is called "Consciousness" and soon loses its originally "pure" property as a result of programming, conditioning, etc. 

e. Upon returning to the Absolute, to the vast pool of Absolute energy, it can again be called "Awareness" for the sake of discussion. 

f. Awareness unmanifested is not "aware of" because it is not manifested in a body as consciousness and in a body with a brain that allows for conscious-of-ness. 

g. Once manifested as consciousness (which soon becomes blocked by programming, conditioning, etc.), consciousness becomes conscious of perceived dualities rather than the unicity, the Oneness, and its Original Nature; if Realization happens, then the unblocked consciousness can become conscious of its Original, Pre-Manifestation Nature as awareness, at which point awareness becomes aware of ItSelf for the remainder of the manifestation, eliminating any and all conscious-of-ness-based duality wherein an "a" is conscious of a "b" or wherein a "subject" is aware of some "other object." 

113. The vision made clear that one who would abide naturally and sanely and in a chaos-and-insanity-free manner must (a) abide under the auspices of the brain and (b) must be free from being driven blindly by the content of "the mind" (which is nothing more than a storehouse of all of the ideas and concepts and falsehoods and myths and superstitions - a.k.a., "beliefs" - that "they" have dreamed up over the millennia and that the masses in any given culture think are true, though they are not, and that "they" passed down to you and that "they" - the ignorant and insane - are repeating all around you every day). 

114. With additional consideration, contemplating the way that false identities are assigned (by parents, teachers, religion, culture, etc.) and adopted (assumed by persons as additional false identities beyond the ones assigned by others) it became clear why most persons have no desire to be truly independent, believing in their co-dependent concepts of "love" and "need" but knowing nothing of "Love." 

115. The vision, therefore, made clear the actual roots of "co-dependencies" which are fostered when roles are assumed (because no role can stand alone). 

116. It became clear via the vision that an "employee" needs an "employer" to supposedly "exist"; that a "spouse" needs a "spouse" to "exist"; and that all neediness and dependency and co-dependency is rooted in duality. 

117. The vision made clear via the shift beyond the third of seven steps that all role-assumption is accompanied by co-dependencies because no role can "stand alone" but must have another person assuming a counter-role in order to sustain the delusion that both roles are real. 

118. There had been so much confusion during the futile parts of what had been assumed to be "the journey." (There had been the realization early on that religion was offering nothing but myth-and-superstition-based nonsense, but it was assumed that surely the "spiritual path" had to be the right path to follow in order to complete the entire "journey." Wow! Did the vision clear up that misperception!) 

119. The reading of I AM THAT, touted as "a modern spiritual classic," contained what seemed to be some contradictions about "Religion? Yes!" vs. "Religion? No!" and "Spirituality? Yes!" vs. "Spirituality? No!" 

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment" 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART SIXTEEN

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A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS THAT CAME 
VIA THE VISION 
(Continued

NOTE: An entire glossary - relevant to those early on in the seeking process but including pointers for those far along "the path" - is available in the eBook below entitled "FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)" which is also included in the paperback four-book anthology entitled, "The Advanced Seekers' Series." 

What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations which were emanating from the inner resource - that is, via the pure consciousness . . . the inner guru - as the final blockages were falling away and allowing access to that which had always been known, within. Other clarifications that came via the vision follow. 

81. The vision made clear that as if living was going to provide a lifestyle free of the misery that is generated by the desires and fears of personas. ] 

82. During the part of the vision in the cave when this came, To your left and to your right drift millions of forms, and on closer inspection, You see that they are . . . You! Each looks to be a - clone maybe a transparent clone but a clone nevertheless - of You! what was finally understood was the non-religious, non-spiritual meaning of "atonement." 

83. The vision made clear that it could more rightly be spelled, "at-one-ment." 

84. The vision made clear that atonement had nothing to do with "a reconciliation between humans and an imagined external power" (now seen to have been delusionally conceived by men and bearing the image of men and - in some cases - women and monkeys and elephants, etc.) 

85. What came via the vision instead was a full awareness ... of the at-one-ment, of the Oneness, of the unicity, of the true unity beyond the misperceived multiplicity, of the fact that all is only That and nothing more. 

86. The difference in "love" and Love was made clear. 

87. That moment in the cave made clear that, indeed, "Love is knowing that I am everything."

88. The dissolution of every one of the symbolic birds along the way in conjunction with the final dissolution at the end of the vision made clear that "wisdom is knowing I am nothing." 

89. And it became perfectly clear as the Third Leg of "the journey" unfolded that, indeed, it would be between the two - between Love and Wisdom - that the remainder of my life (that is, the remainder of the relative existence) would move

90. Part of the days and weeks after the vision first came were spent in silent contemplation, and during those periods of silence, more and more became clear. One morning, "beginninglessness" came into consciousness and was understood immediately because the vision had already brought a reminder of the lesson taught in 4th grade science, namely, that "nothing is created and nothing is destroyed - all merely cycles." 

91. Then this came: Whether the particles involved with the formation of "this universe" had "escaped from" or moved beyond the confines of an existing universe and manifested in an area that would be called "our universe" is not relevant. 

92. What became clear was the high level of ignorance at the root of centuries of religion-based theories about "creation" and "this world" and dogmatic arguments about who is supposed to "have dominion over it" (still on-going even today) and at the root of their arguments about whether or not everything revolves around the earth which was believed to be at the center of everything (a belief which was also based in xenophobic arrogance). 

93. It became clear that if all cycles - which all does - then so must universes cycle as well. 

94. Then the words of Maharaj were recalled: "Entire universes are imploding and exploding every moment . . ." and " . . . universes come and go . . . ." 

95. It was also recalled that he said That Which He Is had always been and had, therefore, been present for the imploding and exploding of all universes. 

96. It was clear that none of that need be understood in order to Realize, but it did make clear that one point must be understood if one is to move beyond the third step where the false identities of religious and spiritual roles are played: 

97. Since no creation ever occurred, no "Creator" exists; therefore, in this case, "a negative" can be proved, scientifically. 

98. What cannot be proved is that which is dreamed up by men who present only "their faith" as evidence of their claim that what they have conceptualized into their imaginings-based dogma is true. 

99. At the age of 6 and 7, I was questioning the lessons about God and Jesus and Heaven and Hell and creation and Adam and Eve and mass-murder-by-way-of-a-great-flood and all the other tales being set forth by Miss Myrtle (the Baptist Sunday School teacher). 

100. Finally, with the vision, scientific proof came that the doubts of a 6 or 7-year-old called "floyd" had been based in fact: if all is energy-matter, and if neither energy nor matter can be created or destroyed, then nothing has ever been created; therefore, there is no Creator. End of the story, and the end of ever again having to consider the stories . . . the myths . . . the superstition-based nonsense dreamed up and passed on by hundreds of sky cults over the millennia, many of which are still quite active around the globe even today, thriving with 97% of the earth's population believing their dreamed-up fiction. 

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment" 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Monday, November 21, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART SIXTEEN

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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS

A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS THAT CAME VIA THE VISION
(Continued

NOTE: An entire glossary - relevant to those early on in the seeking process but including pointers for those far along "the path" - is available in the eBook below entitled "FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)" which is also included in the paperback four-book anthology entitled, "The Advanced Seekers' Series." 

What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations that were emanating from the inner resource - that is, via the pure consciousness . . . the inner guru - as the final blockages were falling away and allowing access to that which had always been known, within. 

Other clarifications that came via the vision follow. 

61. It was clear that nothing more is happening; that nothing that is happening is happening as a result of a Causer but is all happening spontaneously; that all which happens between (A) the formation of a plant food body and (B) the final dissolution actually happens in a mental realm and in an imagined "world" and is never the way it appears to be to the non-Realized masses; that nothing in the "in-between world" has any lasting meaning or purpose; and that it all really is "much ado about nothing." 

62. The vision made clear that all which happens is merely happening under the auspices of the most basic principles that are taught - but evidently seldom learned - in most 4th grade level, basic science classes. (Maharaj often said that these teachings are so simple because there is nothing to reconcile that could not be understood with an understanding of the scientific principles that he predicted would advance to the stage that all of the ancient non-dual understandings will someday be scientifically, factually verified.) 

63. The vision made clear that the ultimate problem, though, does not involve as much what persons do not know as what persons think they do know, namely, all of the "acquired knowledge" - a.k.a., "learned ignorance" - that has been accumulated along the way that is cast off in the vision at the fourth stage . . . the gull stage . . . after the return to the Child No-Knowing Stage. 

64. The vision made clear that the body will NOT exist post-manifestation in any form because all of the elements that make up the parts are going to return to the universal pool of elements. 

65. The vision showed how to reverse back to the Absolute, but it also showed that those seven steps - if studied in reverse - actually illustrate the original manifesting process. In that illustration, the vision makes clear that there was no pre-manifestation You or Me, that there was most certainly nobody (no body) awaiting "birth" or "Creation," and that notions about "pre-birth" contracts are merely so much delusional fiction. 

66. The vision made clear that one need but see that "I AM energy" is fact. 

67. The vision also made clear that the body in which the consciousness is temporarily manifested cannot last forever as a specific form and that it will, therefore, return to the pool of elements when the elements which have come together will eventually come apart. And it showed that all of that will happen painlessly and in a suffering-free manner. 

68. That is the case among the Realized whether the dissolution happens quickly or drags out over a period, as illustrated by Maharaj whose case was the latter. 

69. He witnessed the pain of the body that was experiencing the spreading cancerous growth within. The same happens here. There is not a single day now that the effects of a motorcycle accident that occurred years ago do not generate body pain. Being tossed onto the surface of a highway at 70 m.p.h. resulted in the breaking of both major bones in the right leg, breaking multiple bones in the left hand, undergoing 17 breaks in the right foot and ankle, dislocating hips and shoulders, a concussion, and more. Yet the pain has no "mental" or "emotional" effect on the way that "Floyd" moves through each day, and it certainly has no effect on the "spirit" since that does not exist. As with Maharaj, it is all merely witnessed. 

70. The seven steps of the vision, if understood and felt and "experienced" fully, can generate a sense of comfort and calm and relief and ease alongside a courage-generating sense of security and well-being and contentment and gladness and Love. How can that claim be offered with such assurance? If it happened for "floyd," it can happen for anyone with intellect (meaning, with a capacity to understand). 

71. Elements of the vision continued to flash into consciousness for months after it initially came. The flashes almost always happened when in a theta state, dozing off or coming out of a deep, delta-level sleep. It was early on during some of those episodes that a backwards or reversed version of the vision began to play out. 

72. It became clear that after "going back the way I came in" from the Absolute on Leg Two of "the journey," I was now "going back" to the relative the way I had "come in" the first time when the consciousness was subjected to all of the insane programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication and brainwashing and indoctrination that now happens to all persons. 

73. Yet it was clear that going back to the relative on the Third Leg was different because I was no longer being subjected to programming, conditioning, etc. 

74. The vision made clear that on the third leg, the unblocked consciousness that now knew and understood the Awareness (which was now aware of ItSelf - aware of Its Original Nature which is My Original Nature) would not be anything like the specks of consciousness that had been blocked and that led to a miserable relative existence. 

75. It was clear that (a) things were going to be different from the way they had been prior to completing the seven steps to Reality and that (b) Reality was going to be overlaid on the relative so that whatever happened would happen spontaneously and would happen as naturally and sanely and reasonably and logically as the relative existence of every living thing of the planet except for the non-Realized masses. 

76. Suddenly, a phrase that had only seemed to be understood took on a whole new level of meaning, namely, "as if living." 

77. It was seen after the vision that "as if living" is a style of living that the Realized exhibit, seemingly living just like most live but without personal attachments, delusions, and emotional intoxication. 

78. The vision made clear that it is the manner in which the Realized "finish out" the manifestation, meeting “responsibilities” and providing for the space (for the composite unity consisting of an elemental plant food body with air being circulated and with conscious-energy also being circulated) while knowing full well that what is called "this world" is nothing more than an imagining in the distorted perceptions of persons. 

79. It was seen that "as if living" consist of a lifestyle that is unencumbered with attachments and emotional intoxication and belief in the lies of the culture; a lifestyle free of game playing and image perpetuation; and a lifestyle unmarred by the emotions and emotional intoxication experienced by persons. 

80. It was seen that as if living makes possible a lifestyle during which the Realized can witness feelings rise and fall without experiencing any emotional intoxication and without reacting, over-reacting, or setting off a chain of reactions (as happens with persons). 

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment" 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART FIFTEEN

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A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS THAT CAME VIA THE VISION 
(Continued) 

NOTE: An entire glossary - relevant to those early on in the seeking process but including pointers for those far along "the path" - is available in the eBook below entitled "FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)" which is also included in the paperback four-book anthology entitled, "The Advanced Seekers' Series." 

What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations that were emanating from the inner resource - that is, via the pure consciousness . . . the inner guru - as the final blockages were falling away and allowing access to that which had always been known, within. 

Other clarifications that came via the vision follow.

41. Thus, such "good"-role-playing will continue until the raven - representing all of the final roles that are played except for "The Seeker," which will continue to be played for a period - dissolves into the gull, allowing one to return to "The Child No-Knowing Stage" (a.k.a., "The Child Ignorance Stage" or "The No Concepts, No Notions, No Ideas, No Thoughts, No Misperceptions, Zero Concepts, No-Beliefs Stage.) 

42. The vision made clear that (a) the non-Realized use the word "I" to refer to all of the false identities / personas that they have been assigned or that they have adopted; that (b) the word "I" should never again be used to refer to anything other than the manifested consciousness; and that (c) the Real "I" during manifestation is nothing more than the Pure Witnessing. 

43. The vision made clear that the steps are taken in total silence. 

44. The vision made clear that, after the third-leg "return" when Reality is subsequently overlaid on the relative, then (A) either the consciousness speaks, or (B) there is the belief that a persona - a false image that has been assumed as an identity - is speaking. 

45. The vision made clear that "A" in #44 points to both Truth and Reality whereas "B" talks nonsense and gibberish, speaking non-truths and babbling on and on while making much ado about nothing and while misperceiving it all. 

46. Next came another quandary, namely, trying to reconcile (a) the newly-found understanding about there being four-legs to the overall "journey" with (b) the pointer that comes at the end of the vision, specifically, THAT is all there is. 

47. This was raised: But that's not all there is if the vision is depicting the second leg of "the journey" when Realization happens because there's a third leg which involves "returning" and overlaying Reality upon the relative existence in order to abide for the remainder of the manifestation in a natural and sane and sound and logical and reasonable fashion. 

48. So what does that mean? Then, this clarification came: Ah, so the vision provides insight into the second-leg Realization process - the going back, the reversing - but it also foreshadows what will happen during the fourth leg which moves one from the physical, elemental plant food body to THAT. It is then that the "THAT is all there is" point will apply to this unmanifesting speck of conscious-energy as it completes all four legs. Got it! 

49. Then once more, peace came, and it was seen that it was not a "peace that surpasses all understanding" but a peace that comes with all understanding ... with understanding all involved with the functioning of the totality. 

50. At that point, words from Spinoza flashed into the consciousness, explaining that persons who are out of touch with Reality and who lack understanding are "ignorant of the causes by which actions are determined." 

51. It was seen that understanding the functioning of the totality and understanding that the cause of all is all is most comforting. 

52. It was seen that energy / matter comes and goes; that composites comes together naturally and come apart naturally; and it was seen that there is not the slightest pain or suffering involved at the end of the final unmanifesting process and that there is most assuredly no pain or suffering or punishment post-manifestation (that offered here with a hopefully-comforting smile to those who want a post-manifestation "reward," especially to those so lost in the Dream of the Planet that they actually believe that praising "Someone" of "Something" 24 / 7 for eternity would be a reward rather than a punishment in itself). The vision showed, to the contrary, that what follows the unmanifesting is the Void, the Nothingness, and to the truly Realized, that will prove to be quite soothing, quite calming, quite comforting. 

53. Then this came: And when was the last time you felt totally soothed, totally calm? Was it not during the gull stage? And the answer followed: Yes, it was. 

54. The vision made clear that blocked specks of manifested consciousness (blocked via programming, conditioning, etc.) soon become identified with that body left outside the arch at the beginning of the vision. It was obvious that transcending body identification was the first step on the "journey" to Realization. 

55. The vision showed that the effects of the blocking of the consciousness include persons being rendered unable to see that the relative "i" is nothing more than a temporarily-manifested speck of conscious-energy and being rendered unable to understand that the body is nothing more than earth elements that are cycling to maintain the body in which I - the consciousness - AM presently manifested. 

56. The vision made clear that conscious-energy is cycling into and out of the body as much as the air is, that eating happens in order to replenish the supply, and that the notion that the same consciousness has always been manifested in the same body is a falsehood that is rooted in illusory samskaras. 

57. The vision showed that specks of conscious-energy exist forever because energy can cycle but cannot be created or destroyed. A plant food body does not last and cannot last because all that comes together on this planet will eventually come apart (as proved scientifically and factually by the Second Law of Thermodynamics). 

58. The vision made clear that blocked specks of consciousness "come to a wall" (or to a stone arch) because so few understand that a speck of energy could still exist even after the (elemental plant food) brain has gone, but it must be understood that the conscious-energy is manifested in every cell of the body, not just in the brain. 

59. Then this came: Of course the elements must return to the universal pool of elements because elements cannot be created or destroyed. Also, the conscious-energy must be released when the elements are no longer joined in a configuration that is presently called "a body," but that energy cannot be destroyed, so it will last though the specific body will not. 

60. The vision then made this clear: Via the dissolution, the previously-circulating body elements will return to the universal pool of elements, the previously-circulating air will be released into the universal pool of air, and the previously-circulating manifested conscious-energy will be released into the universal pool of conscious-energy. Once no longer manifested in a body, it will assume its pre-manifestation form of "Awareness That Is Not Aware Of." 

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment" 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART FIFTEEN

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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS 

A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS 
THAT CAME VIA THE VISION 
 (Continued) 

Other clarifications that came via the vision follow. 

NOTE: An entire glossary - relevant to those early on in the seeking process but including pointers for those far along "the path" - is available in the eBook below entitled "FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)" which is also included in the paperback four-book anthology entitled, "The Advanced Seekers' Series." What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations that were emanating from the inner resource - that is, via the pure consciousness . . . the inner guru - as the final blockages were falling away and allowing access to that which had always been known, within. 

21. In the vision, it was made clear that all happened without the accompaniment of smoke screens and bells and whistles and earthly choirs or "heavenly" choirs. 

22. The vision made clear that Realization requires no shouting or chanting or singing or screaming or babbling by other people because, in the vision, there were no other people. 

23. The vision made clear not only exactly what is required for full Realization (which is minimal) but also made clear what is not required (additions which, on this planet, are excessive and extreme and disproportionate to what, in the end, is a process that was shown in the vision to be exactly as Maharaj described: "simple"). 

24. The vision made clear that the Absolute (the so-called "Ultimate Reality" or "Great Reality") is actually nothing more than an all-pervasive "field of energy" in which pre-manifestation consciousness is at rest in the form of Awareness; and consciousness itself was shown to be, merely and simply, conscious-energy, energy which has, as one property, a propensity for "conscious-of-ness" when manifested. 

25. The vision showed that the Absolute is merely that "field of energy" from which consciousness can be drawn into manifestation. 

26. The vision also depicted the "field" to which consciousness returns during the unmanifesting. 

27. The vision showed THAT Which All Is; showed the conscious-energy Itself; illustrated that purest, unadulterated "whatever" that All Is; and revealed what the lowest, tiniest common "something" is (which All in this universe is and which all in all universes is or "was"). 

28. The vision showed that ALL is without beginning and without end with nothing ever having been "created," with nothing ever having been "destroyed," and, therefore, with nothing ever in need of an "Other-Worldly, All-Powerful (yet really inefficient) Sustainer." 

29. In the vision, not once did a "Creator" or "Destroyer" or "Sustainer" appear. 

30. In the vision, all happened spontaneously and without any single cause or "causer" or "Causer." 

31. In the vision, nothing that happened had any unnatural or supernatural / religious / spiritual element. All happened naturally; hence, the incorporation of the Nisarga Yoga with the Direct Path Teaching Method that is used here. 

32. After additional study of the content of the vision, this came: So that's what Maharaj meant when he said, "You are not in the world ... the world is in you." 

33. It became clear that seekers that would Realize fully must be aware of two "realms" (thus the summative statement of non-duality: "I AM; I AM THAT") as well as one perceived "world." 

34. The first "realm" was illustrated by the elemental plant food body that was left outside the arch. That body functions temporarily in the relative "realm" and (contrary to many teachings) is real but is not what it is perceived to be. 

35. The second "realm" is the Realm of the Real that is exactly as it is perceived when perceived by the Realized: it is the Original, Natural, Everlasting Field of Energy which houses awareness-energy that has the potential to manifest as conscious-energy. 

36. It was seen that all which happens "in between" those two "realms," (that is, during the manifestation but after the consciousness has been blocked via programming, conditioning, etc.) there is what non-Realized persons erroneously call "the world." 

37. It became clear: That which is outside the arch - the elemental plant food body-cum-consciousness - is real because it is energy-matter, yet it is not what it appears to be. Once the arch is passed through, the next steps on "the path" illustrate the mental "world" (an imagined, dreamed up "world") which is the "world" that is viewed through the dirty, obscured window of the fiction-filled mind and that is experienced via the assigned and assumed personas that subconsciously drive non-Realized, body-mind-personality-identified persons' thoughts and words and actions, even as they believe they are making conscious choices. 

38. Then, this: Therefore, of course they are not in the world . . . the world is in them, meaning . . . in their minds. 

39. The vision also revealed this: after one's former "bad" roles have supposedly been replaced with new, "good" roles that have been adopted (such as, "The Super Religious One," "The Spiritual Giant," "The Knower-Of-It-All," "The Super Virtuous One," "The Guardian of the Moral Fabric of the Planet," ad infinitum), all of which are illustrated by that which the raven siphoned into itself, then one begins living under the influence of the Dream of the Planet, walking about while playing roles on the stage of the Theater of the Lie. 

40. It was seen that nowhere in the vision was there any judging of those playing those roles. The vision made clear that those are also steps on "the path," steps which must be taken but that must eventually be transcended if Realization is to happen. 

COMING NEXT: "THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Treatment" 

To be continued. 

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