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

Table of Contents

Today's Considerations
Recent Posts and Archives
Tools for Realization
Author's eBooks
Author's Paperback Books
Free eBooks

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. 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. 

[NOTE: The four most recent posts are below. You may access all of the posts in this series and in the previous series and several thousand other posts as well by clicking on the links in the "Recent Posts and Archives" section.] 

In addition to the five non-duality books made available without charge by Andy Gugar, Jr. (see “FREEBIES” above), you can now access over 2,800 posts for any topics of interest to you.

Recent Posts and Archives

Tools Used by Other Seekers of Realization

WATCHING an Advaita Vedanta Retreat: Watch a Downloadable computer file version of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat (Downloadable on PC only, not Apple.)

ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes For information, visit Information on the Advaita Classes on the Internet To enroll visit Enroll in the Advaita Internet Course

ATTENDING an Advaitin retreat with Floyd and being guided through all seven steps. For details of the retreats offered, please visit the retreat information site.

ARRANGING a one-hour session via Skype or telephone with Floyd. (Skype is a free service.) Click the button to pay and you will be contacted to arrange a date and time for the call.

eBooks Available at Floyd Henderson's Website

You may click on any of the pictures below for more information on a book or to make a purchase. Within minutes of purchase you can be reading any of the eBooks below on most devices.

Non-Duality Paperback Books on Amazon.com

Five Free eBooks

Compliments of Andy Gugar, Jr.,
the following eBooks are available without charge for you or for friends:

I.
"GOOD vs. EVIL?" or "IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY, and INSANITY?"

The content of this eBook deals with one of the most common but erroneous beliefs that the non-Realized masses cling to and which they will fight about (and even kill over), namely, that there is a planet-wide duel going on between “the forces of good and evil” in the universe.

Either (1) the ancient view is spot on: that the "ills of the planet" are rooted in evil people, in people not being religious enough or spiritual enough, and are caused solely by bad morality; or, (2) the "ills of the planet" are rooted in ignorance, stupidity and insanity and "being good" or "being moral" does not put an end to ignorance, does not eliminate stupidity, and does not treat insanity in any way.

II.
"THE VISION"

Comments regarding the free eBook entitled “THE VISION”:

“My thanks to you and Andy.” – Andrew “Mac” McMaster

“Thanks so much for the book! And, by the way, it is brilliant and the most effective pointing that you have done. It has served to help clear the remaining blockages.” – Stan Cross

“Greatly appreciate having “THE VISION” added to my Henderson resource library that is situated on the right side of my bed for easy access! Eternally grateful for what was received and what was given.” – Robert Rigby

“‘THE VISION’ is such a well-written, condensed version of the Nisarga Yoga approach to understanding and enjoying Reality that I feel it can serve as a must-read ‘meditation guide’ for all earnest seekers.” – Andy Gugar, Jr.

III.
"Sapolsky, Maharaj, and the Non-Dual Teachings"

Dr. Robert Maurice Sapolsky is an American neuroendocrinologist; a professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University; a researcher; an author; and a Research Associate at the National Museums of Kenya.

There is much that a non-dualist or Advaitin or Nisargan can relate to by comparing and contrasting what Sapolsky reveals about the way certain troops of baboons live in Africa with the way that humans abide all around the globe.

This 152-page eBook catalogues the common, non-dual message shared by Sapolsky and Maharaj and reveals the ways that Sapolsky’s scientific research supports the non-dual pointers offered by Maharaj.

IV.
Seeking

In “PART ONE” it will be seen that most persons on the planet are not seeking, and most will never seek, but for those who are seeking, most will face several obstacles:

In “PART TWO” of this book, it will be seen why many criticized Maharaj for “changing his message in his later talks.” It will be seen that the changes were not about changing the message per se as much as about changing his methodology as he experimented with one version of the Ultimate Medicine after another in order to try to find an effective means for addressing the Ultimate Sickness.

He tried a religious version of the Medicine, a Spiritual version of the Medicine, and finally settled on a version which addressed to Sickness at its core . . . at the mental and emotional level.

V.
"THE MOST DANGEROUS BELIEF OF ALL"

“Dangerous” is a term that can only apply during the relative existence, but of those who do commit suicide, for example, how many shoot themselves in the foot over and over until they “bleed out”? None. They shoot themselves in the head. Why? In order to try to stop the noise - to try to stop the chatter of a thousand monkeys – to stop the noisy mind which is the area that stores the ideas, notions, concepts, mind-stuff, etc. which drives them into the depths of insanity.

And what are those ideas, notions, concepts, etc. called, collectively? "Their beliefs." The irony? They are not their beliefs at all. They are the beliefs of “others” that were set in place via programming, conditioning, etc. and which persons then think are their own.

And what are those beliefs rooted in, and what reinforces those beliefs and convinces persons that they are sacred and worth fighting over and even sometimes worth dying for? Blind faith.

This 337-page eBook discusses those issues in detail.

To read any or all of the free eBooks, please double-click the "FREEBIES" link at the top of this page