Wednesday, November 09, 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 NINE

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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.]

[Continued from yesterday

Pausing at that point to reflect on what the content of the vision had revealed so far and to determine if there was anything else that was to be made clear before moving on, it was seen why knowledge - "learned ignorance" - was not only unnecessary for Realization but was a hindrance ... a major stumbling block.

Maharaj had mentioned "intuition" instead, and it was seen that it is intuition - not knowledge - that allows the inner guru / inner resource to be tapped. Maharaj had mentioned "the intellect" and "wisdom," and it had become clear that intellect - the capacity to understand - is the necessary ingredient.

That is why Maharaj did not refuse those he knew to be "ignorant, stupid, and insane" - because he had experienced his own stupidity and ignorance and insanity and knew that the sincere, dedicated seeker could overcome those obstacles and Realize. Yet he did reject those stuck at the raven level, at the third-step level ...

. . . where they were playing their "Super Religious" role and their "Spiritual Giant" roles,

. . . where such types stood in the dim light of dawn but believed most ignorantly that they were being bathed in the full light of the noonday sun,

. . . where they were sure that they had reached the end of "the journey" when they had not even passed the midway point and

. . . where they were not willing to listen to reason and logic but were there to proselytize and to try to reinforce their false "good" roles and their phony "good" image.

Those types he cast out from the loft; by contrast, some who sometimes asked ignorant or stupid or insane questions were allowed to remain, and he shared the non-dual message with them. He dispensed the Ultimate Medicine to address their Ultimate Sickness. Why? Because he had experienced his own former ignorance and stupidity and insanity.

It was determined at that point in the review of the messages in the vision that his method was a wise and sane approach and that it would be followed here. That is why - after having experienced my own former ignorance and stupidity and insanity - that persons with those obstacles are accepted, worked with, and answered when they ask their questions if they are sincerely seeking.

Why would anyone that has been given the Ultimate Medicine decide that the Ultimately Sick were not welcome . . . that only the Truly Well could come? That stance in itself would be totally ignorant, stupid, and insane.

During the days when satsang was offered regularly here, and during certain retreats offered here even now, those marked by "ignorance" are welcomed as was the case with Maharaj, it having been seen that they could have the potential to overcome their obstacles to Realization if those obstacles can be removed so that they can tap into their inner capacity to understand.

But just as Maharaj refused to allow the arrogant to try to influence those who had come to hear the truth, so too will those types be cast aside here as well. They might require, as does the tea, more time to steep to reach a point where the full flavor and essence can be accessed and enjoyed. It may require more time before they are open and ready to move beyond the raven stage. Or, sometimes tea can be too weak to ever reach a point of readiness. Whatever.

Moreover, when confronted by those among the masses who will never move beyond the raven stage (who will forever play their false-and-phony-and-pretentious-religious-and-spiritual-roles), there is not an iota of energy that is expended here when it is seen that they will steadfastly refuse to listen to any pointers that could potentially allow them to shift to the gull stage and the eagle stage and to Full Realization. There is simply a spontaneous movement away from those types.

Far preferred is the quiet and the solitude over company if having company merely sets the stage for hearing nonsense. Few realize that companionship at any cost is its own form of imprisonment and torture.

[Maharaj was asked, long after his wife had taken mahasamadhi, why he had not remarried. He said, "I am married ... I am married to freedom!"]

Maharaj knew that working with those types would be a waste of energy, so he cast them out if they proved to be immovably obstinate and disproportionally arrogant. Same here. If clients tell a naturopathic doctor that they refuse to take the recommended supplements that are required to rejuvenate damaged organs, that doctor does not then follow them home and try to force the supplements down their throats. That physician works with the willing. So too was the case with Maharaj, and it was seen that the case here must be the same.

Experience has shown that the levels of ignorance and the depth of programming and conditioning and the heights of egotism among those who assume religious and spiritual identities - and who are totally self-satisfied by the better-than image that they work endlessly to project - will avoid most opportunities to question their never-questioned beliefs (which are the greatest obstacle of all to their ever Realizing and being free). 

But can even those obstacles be overcome? Of course, because "maharaj" overcame those obstacles; "floyd" overcame those obstacles. It can happen, and must, because a grand leap from the second to the fourth step is impossible. The playing of phony "good" roles is as much a step on "the path" as any other, but those roles - like all - must be transcended if a seeker is to move along the remainder of "the path" and complete the entire "journey" (including ALL of the legs on that "trip"). All of that was seen via the vision and by looking at Maharaj's experience and at my own. 

To be continued. 

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