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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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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