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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