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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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” 


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


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


"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" 


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


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


"Forget spirituality" 


"Follow your 'normal inclinations'" 


"Just give up spirituality" 


"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" 


"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" 


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


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


"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" 


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. 

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