Tuesday, November 08, 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 EIGHT

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[What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations that 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.]

A prior post left off with this:

Is that an invitation to go to the borderline, and then move even beyond that . . . to the void? To the nothingness? Wow. This vision is packed chock full! So many of the final pieces of the puzzle which has been missing are now falling into place!

It was known that Maharaj had said that all of the riddles around "the journey" and Realization would be solved not by doing something but by doing nothing. Nothing was being done when the vision came. He also said that contact with the intuition that accompanies the I Am-ness can come if quiet and focused contemplation happens.

He said too that it is at the borderline where full access to that "intuition" is "realized and held." It was also understood that the borderline had been spoken of as the borderline of beingness and non-beingness, the borderline where the intellect "subsides."

Already read and discounted was the suggestion by some that the borderline is crossed midway during the "going back" - the reversing process - when the mind and belief in personas end as the Child No-Knowing Stage or Child Ignorance Stage is reached once again.

That was accepted for a while, but once it was clear what "intellect" actually referred to, then it was concluded that such had to be a misperception. Because "intellect" merely refers to the capacity for understanding (and because a child has that capacity, though the capacity cannot be used yet at the earliest level of childhood) then that could not be the borderline.

Also, it was clear that at the level of Pure Witnessing, the capacity for understanding was still present there as well.

What suddenly became clear was this: "Even at the Child No-Knowing Stage, where there is no body or mind or personality identification, the capacity to understand is there. In fact, it's at that point during the 'going back' that the elimination of the mind and the elimination of belief in the validity of any and all formerly-assigned-or-assumed-personas sets the stage for the totally unadulterated and untainted understanding to happen. Only then can the honesty required for Realization manifest."

Then this came almost as a "side note": "Consider honesty for a moment. Has it ever occurred to You that the only 'relationship' you've ever seen that 'lasted' was the one between a Realized teacher and a devoted, earnest seeker?"

and

"Actually, doesn't the honesty reach its pinnacle when there is an honesty-based 'relationship' (actually a unicity) between you and the inner guru? When there are no obstructions blocking full access to that inner resource? Are you seeing the reason that the concept of 'relationship,' which is complete fiction in non-dual terms, always proves to be such an absurdity when played out in the relative? Other than the seeker-guru paradigm (which is as non-dual as the summative statement 'I AM THAT; I AM'), all 'relationships' will eventually become a compost in which dishonesty thrives."

Then it became clear: "That is why 'relationships' are dismissed among non-dualists as 'merely another conceptualization'; the understanding of that pointer comes in light of the understanding of 'Unicity' and "Love.' Yes, I have shared with seekers that 'husbanding' or 'wifing' can happen even in the absence of the assumption of the role of 'The Husband' or 'The Wife.' And because roles are ultimate dishonesty, then all that comes with them is dishonesty. How could 'Truth' possibly be known if there is dishonesty, and there will be dishonesty if there is the presence of even a single role, including the 'good' ones like the third-step 'Religious One' or the third-step 'Spiritual Giant'."

Suddenly, an Oscar Wilde quote sprang into consciousness: "The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties."

Then this came: "But isn't that true of every so-called, conceptual 'relationship'? Employer-employee; politician-supporter; world leader #1-world leader #2; the preacher-the laity; the priest-the congregant; the criminal-the investigator; the parent-the child; the teacher-the student; ad infinitum."

Next, this came: "Belief in any duality, including the dualistic concept of 'relationship,' will always generate chaos. The master addiction among humans is an addiction to control, and the secondary addiction is to power in order to be able to control. And both power and control are nothing more than concepts. Thus, 'relationships' become the playing field where control-chaos games are played. Peace can only come with an understanding of the Unicity and Love! Wow! Some deeper understanding is trying to break out!"

I picked up a copy of the vision and began re-reading, and at the end of that reading came this: "Everything in the relative is about relationship / two-ness / a sense of separation. The body is outside the arch; the mind is separated from reality; the personas, even the 'good' ones as represented by the religious / spiritual at the third step, separate; the child is separate from the parent; the subject-object witnessing witnesses duality; the Pure Witnessing sees the unicity but that pure, manifested consciousness will not last as such."

Then came: . . . millions of forms . . . are . . . You!


 "Not 'in relationship with You' but just . . . 'You'."

Then, "If the consciousness is unblocked and Awareness is Aware of ItSelf, then YOU ARE Maharaj"

and

"If the consciousness is blocked and Awareness is not Aware of ItSelf, then YOU ARE Hitler."  

Then, "Hey, wait just a minute. I call 'BS' on that," followed immediately by "WHO is calling BS on that? What egotism-driven ego-state is refusing to hear that pointer?" followed by "Oh my . . . mine."

Then, the words from that speck of consciousness called "Maharaj" came: "Only that person will visit this place whose virtue and sin have come to an end."

And it was understood: "There is no truth to good vs. evil and virtuous vs. sinful dualities, or any dualities. So what is there instead?"

And then the voice of pure consciousness which allowed Awareness to be Aware of ItSelf" came: "Ignorance, stupidity, and insanity."

"Whoa." 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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