Friday, November 18, 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 FOURTEEN

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

1. The vision made clear that there are seven degrees of separation from Reality which come about during the initial "coming in process" (that is, during the process of manifesting-and-being-programmed-conditioned, etc.); therefore, there are seven specific steps during the "reversing" - the "going back" - that must be undertaken to move from body identification to full Realization. 

2. [That understanding, in turn, made clear that - as Maharaj often said - attaining Realization really is a fairly simple process. He said that "realization" is merely being freed of the ignorance which has been taught. Once "the Absolute" and "Realization" have been stripped of all of the conceptualized and exalted and illustrious and elevating and glorifying acclaim that has been attached to them over the centuries, then the simple process of manifesting and unmanifesting as illustrated in the vision can be seen and understood. There is nothing special about the manifestation, and the vision makes most clear that there is nothing special about unmanifesting.] 

3. The vision made clear that if - at the third step - seekers do not stop playing any and all false roles (including their false religious and spiritual roles), then they will never move beyond the third of seven steps and they will never Realize; in fact, when stuck at the third of seven steps, they will obviously never even reach the halfway point to Realization. [That, in turn, made clear Maharaj's point that there are those who are standing in the dim light of dawn but are imagining that they have completed the full journey and are now being bathed in the bright light of the noonday sun.] 

4. The vision made clear that nothing is born and that nothing dies and that all that is happening is a cycling of the energy-matter that has always existed. 

 5. The vision made clear that, because energy-matter can neither be created nor destroyed, there is no creator and there is no destroyer. 

 6. The vision made clear that if that is nothing created or destroyed, it is a fact that there is no "Creator" and no "Destroyer" and, thus most certainly, no need during the relative for a "Sustainer."

7. The vision made clear that manifesting and unmanifesting happen spontaneously and that neither involves any meaning or purpose at all. 

8. The vision made clear that there should be as little focusing on - and being concerned about - one's unmanifesting as there is about one's next breath. 

 9. The vision made clear that there is no "one" to benefit from being religious, spiritual, virtuous, or "good" and that it is an understanding of the Oneness and Love that leads the Realized away from any desire to harm anyone. 

10. [To some Subject-Object observers, the Realized might appear to be "good" even as the Realized reject the dualistic concept of "good vs. evil" and "moral vs. immoral." As far as explaining the non-Realized's labeling of some people as "evil," it was seen via careful consideration of what happens during the vision and via what did not happen in the vision (namely, judgment, eternal reward vs. eternal punishment, eternal pain vs. eternal pleasure, etc.) that in the absence of there being any chance at all that the concepts of "good" and "evil" are valid, then the only other plausible explanation for what the masses call "evil acts" is offered by Maharaj who saw the problem of humanity as being rooted in "ignorance and stupidity and insanity." That understanding of actual "motivation and cause" eliminates any overly-simplistic, dualistic explanation for human conduct and also allows for understanding the real issues that need to be addressed rather than dismissing any act that is thought to be unsavory as "evil."] 

11. Therefore, the vision also made clear that there is no post-dissolution reward or punishment. 12. The vision made clear that the Second Law of Thermodynamics does accurately point to the non-dual fact that things merely come together spontaneously and that all things will eventually come apart spontaneously. All in between that is taken be "a life" is "much ado about nothing." 

13. The vision made clear that fear is based in not understanding and that courage is based in the understanding of the functioning of the totality that follows Realization. 

14. The vision made clear that body and mind and personality identification are all obstacles to Realization and that each step that moves one away from those is a step that moves a seeker closer to Realization. 

15. The vision made clear that manifesting, Realizing, abiding sanely and unmanifesting are all legs of what is, overall, a "four-part, four-leg journey." 

16. The vision made clear that abidance as one's Original Nature is sane and natural and that anything else is unnatural (including things deemed "supernatural" or "spiritual"). 

17. The vision made clear that while a guide or guru can be a temporary requirement for assisting one in reaching the arch - that is, for putting a seeker on the proper path and headed in the proper direction away from body identification alone - the movement through the steps to the final dissolution, to the total understanding, and to full Realization did not happen in congregations or flocks or assemblies or groups or gatherings or meetings or in any venue that is not a natural one. 

18. The vision showed that most use needless and superfluous and gratuitous venues. (Those venues can now be seen to include churches; spiritual groups; temples; mosques; ashrams; cathedrals; synagogues; "houses of worship"; shrines; places on earth that some deem to be "special and holy and mystical"; groups that chant; groups around tables with captive audiences where the abnormal norm is to talk and talk and talk; groups with members who become emotionally-intoxicated and roll around on the floor during their services; groups that speak "in tongues" that they claim are "unknown, even to them"; groups that hum or chant; groups that ring "special" bells or hit "special bowls" with "special sticks" or who smell "special" smoke and do things with "special" water; or in any other man-made structure or any man-designated place). 

19. The vision made clear that none of those unnatural and / or supposedly supernatural complications are necessary. 

20. In the vision, it was made clear that all happened privately, alone in a natural setting, not in any place made by man for the purpose of "worship" or "idolization" or "reverence" or "veneration" or for the purpose of showing off one's assigned or assumed religious and / or spiritual roles or for any other unnatural or supposedly-supernatural purpose. 

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

To be continued. 

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