Wednesday, December 14, 2016

THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Effects, Treatment, Part Nine

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Before moving on to "The Effects of the Ultimate Sickness," let's review by using some passages from the eBook entitled 'THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS - THE ULTIMATE MEDICINE." 


CAUSES 

The causes are all rooted in beliefs; beliefs are stored in the mind; thus, Maharaj explained that the mind must go if one would ever have peace and be freed from the "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity" which are key elements of the Ultimate Sickness. How can the mind go? Cast aside all beliefs. simple, huh? (Or, for those attached to their beliefs - that is, to the concepts and ideas and notions and perspectives which have been passed down to them - not so simple at all.) 

SYMPTOMS 

From  
'THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS - THE ULTIMATE MEDICINE"
RECOGNIZING THE SYMPTOMS OF THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS 

Robert Powell said that Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj provided "powerful antidotes to unawarenesses," that is, to the sickness that marks and mars the relative existence.

[In that regard, Maharaj said that "realization" is nothing more than being free of what he called "learned ignorance," thus, being rendered "aware" rather than "unaware" and being driven subconsciously by "unawarenesses."] 

The Ultimate Sickness, like most sickness, is passed on when persons interact; it is contracted when a previously-well person is exposed to another person or persons who have the sickness, and the exposure always begins at an early age. 

The sickness is passed on via the "germ" of programming and the "virus" of conditioning and the "contaminate" of acculturation and the "bacteria" of domestication as well as the illness-generating superbugs of indoctrination and brainwashing. 

Discussed in this book will be 

the Four Stages from illness to wellness which have been taught in the Far East 

as well as 

the Stages which Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj moved through on "his journey" 

and 

the Four Stages which are taught to seekers who come here. 

The Ultimate Sickness is primarily a mental and emotional sickness which is contracted during Stage I when exposed to the ignorance and the insanity which have already spread throughout every culture on the planet. Exposure to the carriers also results in personality disorders which can disintegrate into neuroses and psychoses and which can only be addressed by the casting aside of all personality in order to continue to move along the four-stage, seven-step "path" to wellness. 

Treatment for the Ultimate Sickness is complicated by the fact that most persons who contract the illness actually normalize the condition and its symptoms and, therefore, (a) seldom have a clue that they are as sick as they truly are and thus (b) seldom seek the Ultimate Medicine that can address the sickness and its symptoms. 

How, then, is one to know if he or she has contracted the Ultimate Sickness? One must cross the path of a "healer" who suffered the illness, of one who found someone to administer the treatment in the proper stages and steps, of one that was eventually freed of the sickness and its symptoms, and of one that is now willing to administer the Ultimate Medicine to seekers who are now suffering the same symptoms and effects and who are wanting relief. 

Therefore, consider some of the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness which include 

an inability to distinguish true from false and, therefore, the propensity to believe lies; to distort perceptions; to believe that images are real; to have no clue who you are; to talk in one's sleep; to work and drive and walk while asleep; 

to accept as true, without questioning to even the slightest degree, the concepts and beliefs that are taught by authority figures and to believe the most unbelievable tales that those figures dream up; to accumulate the various forms of the sickness and then to pass them along to family members and friends and associates with pride in having done so; to accept with faith beliefs that have no basis in fact and that cannot possibly be proved; to be so delusional that one is believed to be two; 

to believe that learned ignorance is wisdom; to suffer willingly and repeatedly the consequences of what Maharaj called "learned ignorance"; to lose all ability to detect nonsense when it is heard; 

to allow subconscious motivators (a.k.a., personality / personalities) to determine every thought and word and action while believing that one is consciously choosing to think what is thought, to say what is said, and to do what is done; to be asleep but to believe that one is awake; 

to be self-destructive; to exhibit impaired judgment; to be unreasonable and illogical; to display unstable and inappropriate emotions (that is, being emotionally-intoxicated); to be religiously or spiritually intoxicated; to have hallucinations (such as believing that you can hear a supernatural being from another world and to believe that such a being is actually talking to you); 

to believe that the not-special is special; to believe that absolutes can be applied to things relative; to be disorganized and confused while thinking that you are organized and thinking clearly; to develop extreme dependencies on people and groups and leaders and on powers that are supposedly living in unseen worlds; to be unable to cope; to be in a state of unwarranted fear; to constantly desire more and more of what is already making one sick; 

to feel guilt and self-blame that have no basis in fact; to behave like a six-year old child for an entire manifestation, even during "the adult years"; to be preoccupied with "self" (with the false selves or false identities that are assumed and thought to be real); to play a role on a stage and believe the character is real; 

to believe that a physical, plant food body can disintegrate, re-integrate, and last for eternity and can feel pain or ecstasy for eternity; and to suffer and then still believe that suffering is good; ad infinitum. 

Imagine if persons knew of an Ultimate Medicine that could cure all of the above; they would call that a "miracle drug." Know that not only does such a medicine exist, and not only does it address all of the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness that are catalogued above, but it is available at a fraction of the cost that any sane and sound person would estimate its true value to be. 

Yet few will ever know it even exists because few will ever know that they are suffering from the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness and because few will ever understand they need to be cured from the sickness contracted during the first of the four stages being discussed in this series, namely, the Accumulation Stage. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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