Saturday, June 24, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part NNN - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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Specific "reasons" cause persons 

• to be obsessive and compulsive 

• and render them unable to relax 

• and lead them to be driven to go and do and zoom (whether that involves religion; spirituality; employment; "personal relationships"; politicking; reforming; rescuing; seeking love; seeking mass approval and applause and admiration; trying to escape responsibilities; accumulating; finding caretakers; or controlling). 

• We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest 

• and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence.

We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

So, to continue: 

Persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #50: the bane of humanity, (which happens to include near-limitless levels of arrogance, unchecked egotism, smug haughtiness, a boundless sense of superiority, false pride, and near-infinite degrees of self-importance which support humanity's belief in different-from-ment and in the subsequent belief in better-than-ment); 

and because of reason #51 (which is an additional blight on humanity which is also linked to human arrogance, egotism, etc., namely a propensity for image-building and image-maintenance which is rooted in a preference for inanthenticity). 

The causes of reasons #50 and 51? 

THE WIDESPREAD PERVASIVENESS OF PERSONALITY IDENTIFICATION AND THE SUBSEQUENT PERSONALITY DISORDERS WHICH THAT GENERATES, INCLUDING NARCISSISM AND MALIGNANT NARCISSISM (A.K.A., SOCIOPATHY AND PSYCHOPATHY); AN INFLATED - BUT BASELESS - SENSE OF SELF; A DISTORTED BELIEF THAT ONE IS BETTER-THAN (WHICH IS BASED IN NOTHING MORE THAN PERCEIVED BUT SUPERFICIAL AND ARTIFICIAL DIFFERENCES); AND THE EGOTISM WHICH MANIFESTS WHEN EGO-STATES ARE ERRONEOUSLY ASSUMED TO BE ACTUAL IDENTITIES, ALL OF WHICH IS ROOTED IN DISTORTED AND EGOCENTRIC PROGRAMMING, CONDITIONING, DOMESTICATION, ACCULTURATION, BRAINWASHING, AND DOMESTICATION. 

 Over the years, I have received emails in which persons ask whether or not I eat meat. What silliness.

I know which of the three metabolic body types the plant food body (mistakenly identified by most as "floyd") happens to be, so what I eat is determined by that awareness. 

It is no one's business what I eat, and each wise person will find out what her or his body's metabolic body type is and will follow a food plan which allows that body to function as best as it can during the temporary manifestation. 

In a third of all cases, that will be a vegetarian food plan; among another third, that will require  a protein / vegetable combination plan; for the final third, what is required is a food plan which includes high levels of protein (or, to use that four-letter word which is anathema to so many spiritual giants, "meat").

But even more ignorant are those who have read posts which attempt to demolish any and all duality-based belief systems which generate a false sense of separation by suggesting that straights are not better than gays or trans; that Christians are not better than Muslims; that persons with white skin are not superior to persons with black or brown skin; that those who are wealthy are not better than those who are poor; that those who self-define as "winners" are in error when they describe others as "losers," etc. 

I do not have to be gay to advocate for gays who are being bullied, assaulted, beaten, maimed and / or killed. 

I do not have to be a Muslim to advocate for Muslims who are being bullied, assaulted, beaten, maimed and / or killed. 

I do not have to have black skin to advocate for the blacks who have historically been bullied, assaulted, beaten, maimed and / or killed in the U.S. for over 300 years by persons in positions of authority, and I do not have to have black skin to advocate by the black persons in the U.S. who are being bullied, assaulted, beaten, maimed and / or killed by persons in positions of authority, including some members of the hundreds of thousands of police forces in the U.S.

The misperceptions related to that point: 

"More police are being gunned down than ever before." FALSE (The rate is at a historic low, and that's with the number of police having doubled in the last decades.) 

"More whites than blacks are being killed by the police." FALSE (2-1/2 times more blacks are killed by police than whites.) 

"There really aren't that many people being killed by the police at all." FALSE (The actual number of fatal shooting by the police is not known because the government will not requires that fatal shooting by the police be reported. Neither local, state, nor federal governments are collecting accurate totals.)

One recent study revealed that the FBI's reported total of people shot by the police was actually only one-tenth of the actual number of deaths of persons killed by the police during recent decades. Add in the additional deaths as a result of tasering, collisions with police vehicles, altercations with police, and the deaths in jails and prisons while in police custody and the number would be appalling to anyone with the ability to empathize.

"Black lives matter." FALSE (Look at the related facts in U.S. history, wake up to the facts, and smell the [dead] roses . . . or not.) 

Additionally, I do not have to be living below the poverty levels as defined by the U.S. Government in order to advocate for the poor. 

I do not have to be physically disabled or wheelchair bound or homebound in order to advocate for the physically disabled or wheelchair bound or homebound. 

The misperceptions related to that point: 

The charge is that (a) "too many people - as many as 10% or 6% or 3%, the actual facts are unknown - are scamming the federal system which helps those people and that (b) the wealthy should not be taxed to pay for helping others - who need to help themselves - so we are going to defund those programs completely."

Those charges are made by the same politicians who have scammed citizens out of trillions of dollars for their own benefit, for invading other countries, for the subsequent wars, for nation-building conflicts, for pet projects, and for breaks given to their financial supporters. Any Medicaid scammers in the U.S. who are engaging in scams are functioning at "a child's play level" when compared to the real pros in the government who have taken scamming to astronomical levels. And that is happening on a planet-wide basis.

In the end, in this present economic system, it all boils down to money. Yes, white supremacy and prejudice prevail among the masses here who are driven by their attachment to their duality-based beliefs, but above all, money is at the center of all of the decisions made by those in positions of authority and control. 

So, again, one does not have to be gay or black or brown or poor or disabled or Muslim in order to advocate against the results of so-called "values" which are rooted in duality and arrogance and which drive the levels of hatred which duality-based arrogance and a false sense of better-than-ment always generate. 

Instead, one need but be realized (meaning, per Maharaj, "being freed from living under the influence of the learned ignorance" which the masses have been taught and which now drives their every thought and word and action). 

The result of not having been freed from living under the influence of learned ignorance? Taking a duality-based path and staying on it forever, as did the white supremacist and self-proclaimed Christian Dylann Roof who was acculturated by persons in his anti-black community; who was dedicated to the myth that the best days in South Carolina were during the days of legalized, government-sanctioned and community-sanctioned slavery (a.k.a., their former high-profit, no-wages-paid-for-labor business model, the loss of which they still resent, nearly 160 years after the ending of legalized slavery in the U.S.)

To this day, Dylann Roof and others proudly wave their Confederate battle flags in protest and anger over their resentment of the federal government that adversely-impacted their ancestors' business profits and over their resentment of blacks and anti-slavery whites and "damn liberals" and "damn progressives"; 

who, like Roof, adhere to the white supremacist belief which my next door neighbor also shares, namely, that "the major problems in the U.S. can all be traced back to President Lincoln having freed the slaves"; and are like Roof who - driven by his and their warped beliefs and distortions - walked into a black church, joined the people there for an hour of Bible study, and then stood, took out a gun, and killed nine of the blacks who were there with him. 

The point? The effects of non-duality-based belief systems are not theoretical.

The distortions and deceptions and arrogance and hatred which those beliefs generate produce quite significant effects, relatively speaking. Why should it matter then, if the effects only apply to the AM-ness and not to the THAT-ness? Because the AM-ness is all that humans will ever know.

Thus, there are a variety of distorted, ignorance-and-stupidity-and-insanity-based paths which persons can follow; there are a variety of distorted, ignorance-and-stupidity-and-insanity-based journeys which persons can engage in; and there are a variety of distorted, ignorance-and-stupidity-and-insanity-based programs which persons can join with the intent of staying in those programs forever.

Therefore, among those who claim that they are "fighting for freedom," the only thing they actually need to be freed from is the learned ignorance which they have accumulated via programming-and-conditioning-induced "ignorance and stupidity and insanity" (per Maharaj).

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Friday, June 23, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part MMM - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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Specific "reasons" cause persons 

• to be obsessive and compulsive 

• and render them unable to relax 

• and lead them to be driven to go and do and zoom (whether that involves religion; spirituality; employment; "personal relationships"; politicking; reforming; rescuing; seeking love; seeking mass approval and applause and admiration; trying to escape responsibilities; accumulating; finding caretakers; or controlling). 

• We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest 

• and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

So, to continue: 

Persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #49: those with the Ultimate Sickness (and its symptoms which Maharaj identified as "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity") despise wisdom. 

The causes of reason #49? 

THE WIDESPREAD PERVASIVENESS OF IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY and INSANITY and THE TENDENCY AMONG SOME TO ADMIRE - AND EVEN EXTOL - IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY and INSANITY 

Barack Obama, referring to his Republican critics, once said: "It's like these guys take pride in being ignorant." 

Now I can relate to children not wanting to go to school. I found it to be a less-than-pleasant experience many days, from 1953 when I was enrolled in the first grade to 1965 when I enrolled in college and earned a B.A. Degree to a few years later when I enrolled in graduate school and earned an M.A. Degree. Very little of what I was taught during those years attempted to differentiate between accumulating knowledge and learned ignorance on the one hand as opposed to seeking wisdom on the other hand.

Moreover, that assessment of schooling as being a less-than-pleasant experience is nothing new:

The Advaitin William Shakespeare referred in his "All the world's a stage" speech (contained in the play As You Like It which premiered in 1603) to "the whining schoolboy, with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping like snail unwillingly to school." 

But all schooling involves younger persons being given "knowledge," which Maharaj dismissed as "learned ignorance." 

By contrast, the persons Obama referred to were not child age but were adult age; yet in terms of their levels of maturity and reason and logic and sense and wisdom, they were indeed mere infants.

According to the 2016 "Index of Ignorance," produced by Ipsos MORI, a study of the populations in forty countries revealed that "The Ten Most Ignorant Countries" (ranked from most ignorant to least ignorant) were found to be: 

India 

China 

Taiwan 

South Africa 

The United States of America 

Brazil 

Thailand 

Singapore 

Turkey 

and

Indonesia 

Furthermore, a nation's level of so-called "development" seemed to have no bearing on the level of ignorance found among the populations of persons in any given country: 

The USA, the richest country in the world economically, ranked as the fifth most ignorant out of forty countries. The populations of thirty-five other countries were determined to be less ignorant than the population of the U.S.; meanwhile, Malaysia - which many consider to not be "fully-developed" - has a population which is among the top ten least ignorant

Additionally, even as the current president in the U.S. disparages the people of the nation on our southern border in Mexico, the results of Ipsos MORI's research revealed that the population of Mexico has a significantly less ignorant population than that in the U.S. (while a computer program which analyzes the vocabulary and syntax and sentence structure used by writers and speakers revealed that the current U.S. president speaks at a fourth grade level. Hummm.)

Wondering "what the hell is going on in the U.S nowadays"? Wonder no more. Wondering "what the hell is going on in 'the world' nowadays"? Wonder no more.

Next, it is noted here frequently that ignorance cannot spot ignorance, so the facts above notwithstanding, many in the U.S. continue to brag regularly about the U.S. being "The Greatest Nation on Earth" while many travel to India in their "search for wisdom." Hummm, again.

Maharaj said that most persons will never realize (that is, "be freed from their learned ignorance") and then become wise. The facts once again validate his observations. That is indeed the way it is for most among the masses . . . for most humans among the planet's populations.

Okay, granted, certain wise humans likely abide in all of the planet's nations, but seekers with any degree of wisdom at all would likely "play the odds" and seek more carefully and with enough awareness to recognize when someone is pointing toward truth while those whom Maharaj warned seekers to stay away from (namely, the "Big Name Teachers") are running a self-enrichment scam.

To return to a pointer from yesterday's post, wiser to seek a diamond in a diamond mine than in a trash dumpster or a dunghill. 

But wait. Did I just cast aspersions on "myself"? Actually, what I just acknowledged is how many of "floyd's" soon-to-be seventy years were also spent in ignorance. 

Similarly, Maharaj - by abandoning his use of a religion / non-duality version of the Ultimate Medicine and by abandoning the use of a spirituality / non-duality version of the Ultimate Medicine and by eventually prescribing a psychology / non-duality version of the Medicine - acknowledged in those acts his own ignorance which also lasted for the majority of his existence and throughout most of his "teaching career." 

Maharaj's acknowledgment of the lack of efficacy of those earlier versions of the Medicine came 

as a result of 

objective witnessing and 

as a result of 

having the wisdom to spot the ignorance behind his earlier sharings and to abandon those for a wiser method which focused on the actual roots of the Ultimate Sickness (namely, "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity") and

as a result of 

the absence of ego-states and egotism which, in turn, allowed him to admit that his earlier talks were in error (and to advise seekers to "stop reading the talks in the book I AM THAT and listen to my later talks").

The first evidence of the manifestation of some degree of wisdom is the acknowledgment of one's ignorance 

and 

the clearest evidence of the manifestation of ignorance is having pride in one's ignorance as well as accepting and admiring and exalting ignorance. 

And more evidence of ignorance is on display . . .

when 

(1) persons unquestioningly accept as true the lies they are told; 

when 

(2) persons - based on blind faith alone - unquestioningly dedicate their lives to following an endless path which they were put on by someone else who was ignorant and who had been placed on that path by other ignorant persons; 

and when 

(3) persons refuse to acknowledge that ignorance is subconsciously determining their every thought and word and action, including the subconscious willingness to follow endless paths, to engage in endless journeys, and to settle for a plan of treatment for their sickness which is offered by programs whose members admit that they have no cure for what ails them or anyone else.

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part LLL - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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THE RATIONALE FOR UNDERSTANDING "THE REASONS" AND BEING FREED FROM THEIR INFLUENCE, PART FIVE 

To try to paraphrase a pointer offered by Reverend Jim Rigby, when persons surrender to a text rather than seek the wisdom being offered in the deeper meanings behind the made up, fictional stories in the text, then the justification for making whatever "medicine" persons are trying to offer is lost because of the far-worse poison which comes out of the process. 

Maharaj: “I have no faith in anything which has ever been told, not even what has been told by the Vedas. Only my own experience.” 

After being introduced to the non-dual teachings, Yeshu'a ("Jesus") turned his back on the content of the Jewish texts which he once revered and from which he had once taught. The new focus was on offering such pointers as, "A dual-minded person is unstable in all ways" and "No one will see the kingdom of heaven; it is within."

The first of those pointers tries to focus attention on humankind's main problem: the corrupted, nonsense-filled mind and the resulting instability it generates.

The second of those pointers tries to move persons away from the nonsensical beliefs which have resulted because made up, fictional stories have been taken literally and have therefore generated untold levels of ignorance and distortions and deceptions and delusion.

Thomas Jefferson said (as he discouraged persons from believing in dualities such as good vs. bad and right vs. wrong): "He is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong." 

The same applies to the content in all supposedly "holy" or "special" texts which are inundated with dualistic concepts. As Jim Rigby said, finding wisdom in a holy text "is like finding diamonds in a dumpster."

Meaning? The take here on that is this: there is going to be far more trash in there than actual gems of wisdom.

He referenced what Jefferson had to say about seeking diamonds in such texts when Jefferson wrote to Adams on the content of the supposedly holy Bible: 

"The whole history of these books [the Gospels] is so defective and doubtful that it seems vain to attempt minute enquiry into it: and such tricks have been played with their text, and with the texts of other books relating to them, that we have a right, from that cause, to entertain much doubt what parts of them are genuine. In the New Testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man and that other parts are of the fabric of very inferior minds. It is as easy to separate those parts as to pick out diamonds from dunghills." 

The problem with persons reading fiction and missing the wisdom being alluded to behind the fiction? Persons hear the nonsensical misinterpretations which they are told, believe them, and then  repeat them as truth, for generation after generation.

That inspires them to behave like parrots, and parrots have very small brains and grasp nothing about reality. Additionally, parrots come up with nothing that is inspired from within. They merely repeat what they hear from without. When humans behave like that, they will form religions and repeat their false beliefs, will form spiritual groups and then parrot the false beliefs which they take to be true, and will form organizations like Parrots Anonymous and  repeat over and over and over the trite and illusion-based expressions which they have heard.

(What follows? Day one: hear phrases which are spoken with great authority and conviction but which actually lack effectiveness and are used so constantly and excessively that they become hackneyed and stale but are nonetheless believed to be wise. Day two: repeat those phrases and speak them with great authority and conviction even though they actually lack effectiveness; then, continue to parrot them constantly and excessively even though they are hackneyed and stale while you believe both those words - as well as your new and improved self - are both amazingly wise.)

The result of parroting: garbage in, garbage out. Maharaj advised seekers to stop quoting texts and "others" and instead to "tell me what you know." Are you tapping into the inner resource, the inner guru, or are you trying to sound wise by parroting what you have heard? The focus here is to get back to an unadulterated and simple version of the non-dual message and to forsake all of the "additives" which have been tossed into the mix along the way. 

If one were to grasp the simple, basic, and core pointers, that would be enough. In the end, Maharaj returned to the basics of non-duality which had nothing to do with religion or spirituality until the supposed "message" was codified and put into a "special text." 

That codification guaranteed that a simple nugget of wisdom would become so distorted and complicated that it would be lost. To try to undo that, and to undo the part he played in complicating the simple message, he abandoned the complex and offered a simpler version of the teachings / unteachings. 

THE SIMPLER MESSAGE, ONE: ABANDON THE CONVOLUTED SEARCH FOR "WHO" YOU ARE AND SEE THAT THERE IS NO "WHO-NESS" INVOLVED AT ALL, NO "SPECIAL YOU" INVOLVED AT ALL, AND NO "INFINITE OR SUPREME SELF" AT ALL 

Maharaj advised: "Be free from the mental patterns of name and shape."

Thus, Maharaj would eventually encourage seekers (and “super seekers”) to (1) set aside their SELF-Inquiry efforts, their efforts to find and be a “Supreme Self,” and / or their efforts to “be at one with god” or to even to “be god” and (2) to grasp this: "You need not find the answer to 'What am I?' It is enough to know what you are not.”

And relatedly . . . 

THE SIMPLER MESSAGE, TWO: ABANDON ALL TEACHINGS WHICH TRY TO BLEND RELIGION AND / OR SPIRITUALITY WITH THE BASIC NON-DUAL MESSAGE 

He said: “I got involved in spirituality, in the business of spirituality; finally, I lost that love of Self also. I have no more love for the Self." 

THE SIMPLER MESSAGE, THREE: FOR ALL OF THE TALK OF "UNDERSTANDING," EVEN THAT IS NOT REQUIRED 

Maharaj: “Don’t try to understand! It’s enough if you do not misunderstand.” 

Again, Jefferson: "He is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong." 

Why was Maharaj spot on to suggest that only a tiny group on the planet at any given time will realize (that is, be freed from "learned ignorance")?

The key symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness (which Maharaj identified as "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity") have no way of being spread more than when a person who is trapped in ignorance and stupidity and insanity passes along her or his beliefs to others. Why? Because persons are convinced that their beliefs are unequivocally "right" and "true," and when such types present their beliefs, they do so in a fashion which convinces others to believe them too, based in blind faith and without any questioning at all.

Here, there is no one that believes anything, so there is certainly no one that would have you believe anything, either. The process here is about being un-taught, not about being taught more . . . is about un-learning, not about learning more.

THE SIMPLER MESSAGE, FOUR: ONE NEED NOT FIND "THE TRUTH" - ONE NEED BUT BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE FALSE 

The problem with humankind is that the masses have completely lost the ability to differentiate the true from the false. Relatedly . . . 

THE SIMPLER MESSAGE, FIVE: ALLOW SOMEONE TO LEAD YOU TO THE ABILITY TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THAT WHICH IS AUTHENTIC AND REAL AS OPPOSED TO THAT WHICH INVOLVES APPEARANCE AND FALSE IMAGING

THE SIMPLER MESSAGE, SIX: FIND THAT WHICH LEADS TO MORE PEACE AND LESS BS 

In the U.S., the concept of "freedom of speech" receives on-going tribute and considerable praise and continuous acclaim. The invitation to consider the alternate possibly of "freedom from speech" was a part of the original message. "No speech" guarantees no BS'ing.

THE SIMPLER MESSAGE, SEVEN: CONSIDER THE MANNER OF ABIDANCE WHICH BEST INOCULATES ONE FROM THE KEY SYMPTOMS OF THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS 

One can abide naturally, as does every living thing on planet earth except humans. Or, one can try to abide supernaturally (that is, in a religious or spiritual or otherworldly fashion), trapped in magical thinking and focusing on the irrelevant in an effort to avoid or escape or dissociate from the challenges of the relative existence; or one can abide unnaturally (ignorantly, obsessively, fanatically, zealously, and fervently while being in one or all of these conditions: physically intoxicated, mentally intoxicated, emotionally intoxicated, or religiously / spiritually intoxicated)

Maharaj: "By knowing what you are not, you are free of it and remain in your own natural state. It all happens quite spontaneously and effortlessly." 

THE SIMPLER MESSAGE, EIGHT: BE INDEPENDENT AND FREE 

Maharaj: " What is supremely important is to be free from contradictions"

and

"Attachment is bondage; detachment is freedom. To crave is to slave"

and

"The only help worth giving is freeing from the need for further help. Repeated help is no help at all. Do not talk of helping another, unless you can put him beyond all reed of help."

To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part JJJ - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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Specific "reasons" cause persons 

• to be obsessive and compulsive 

• and render them unable to relax 

• and lead them to be driven to go and do and zoom (whether that involves religion; spirituality; employment; "personal relationships"; politicking; reforming; rescuing; seeking love; seeking mass approval and applause and admiration; trying to escape responsibilities; accumulating; finding caretakers; or controlling). 

• We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest 

• and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

So, to continue: 

Persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #48: persons - the "non-realized" - are constantly engaging in the mental act of upgrading themselves  (their "selves") and downgrading "others" and / or themselves as well. 

That is, persons (the "non-realized") are (A) driven by the hidden, subconscious agendas of their assigned or assumed personalities and are (B) driven to upgrade those false identities shortly after they are assigned or assumed. 

The causes of reason #48? 

PERSONALITY ASSUMPTION and the always-accompanying EGOTISM and ARROGANCE 

Studies have shown that Christianity has been dualistically “divided into six major ecclesiastico-cultural blocs, divided into 300 major ecclesiastical traditions, and divided of over 33,000 distinct denominations . . . .” 

The battle lines which have inspired Jews to kill other Jews and inspired Christians to kill other Christians and inspired Muslims to kill Muslims and inspired all of them to kill people affiliated with a religion other than their own have always involved divisions established along religious lines as well as along sectarian lines within their religions. 

Thus, in the earliest pagan religions, in Platonic philosophy, in Kantian philosophy, and in the earlier ancient sky cults that have evolved into over four thousand modern-day religions / spiritual movements / sky cults, the distinction have been drawn between . . . 

a. “evil phenomenal things” vs. “good Noumenal things”; between 

b. “higher and lower” things; between 

c. desirable “advanced minds” and undesirable “uneducated minds”; and especially between 

d. realms that are desirable and realms that are undesirable. 

The result has been a planet occupied by seven billion persons who, with few exceptions, have been programmed and conditioned in ways that inspire ego-state assumption, egotism-driven judging, and then constant “upgrading” or “downgrading” (that is, constant absorption in their dual-mindedness which results, in turn, in being “unstable in all ways”). 

That has generated a dualistic “mindset” globally that inspires “The Wife” to self-elevate her status to “The Super Wife” and that inspires “The Husband” to self-elevate to “The Super Husband.” Such upgrading of a culturally-assigned ego-state is at the root of the 50-60% divorce rate on the globe. 

It has generated the dualistic, xenophobic mindset that drives those in one city to believe they are better than persons in another city; that inspires those in one state to believe they are better than persons in another state; that drives those in one nation to believe they are better than persons in another nation; 

that drives those in one race to believe they are better than persons in another race; that inspires those in one economic bracket to believe they are better than persons in a lower bracket; and that drives those with one sexual preference to believe they are better than persons with a different orientation. 

Different. Different. Different. Better than. Better than. Better than. 

All dualistic nonsense which has left almost all of a planet’s population to be, again, “unstable in all ways.” That process of upgrading and downgrading has driven persons to . . . 

1. believe in this “lesser world” on planet earth and to 

2. believe in a “higher, better world” that can be accessed when someone “good” “dies” and leaves “this world” (an “upgrading” of “this world”) and to 

3. believe in a “lesser, lower world” (a downgrading of “this world”) that awaits those who have been “bad.” 

That near-globally-held mindset would inspire persons to look at the summative statement of non-duality (I AM THAT; I AM”) and to suggest that the “THAT-ness” is preferred vs. the AM-ness which should not be preferred. 

Since the earliest instance when a leader with a hidden agenda of controlling and gaining power over others set forth to his followers the notion of there being dual worlds - to followers who blindly bought into that notion - there has been a belief in (A) this “bad” world vs. a “good” one where the gods live, the gods who are supposedly controlling events on earth and a belief in (B) a good eternal life in a good world – or upgrade - vs. a bad eternal life in a bad world – or downgrade. 

Be the upgraded version of this world called “Heaven” or “The Higher Place" or “Nirvana” or “Paradise” or “The Holiest Place” or “The World to Come” ad infinitum, and be the downgraded version called “Hell” or “The Underworld” or “The Low Place,” ad infinitum, the fact is this: 

the nature of the “relationship“ between the imagined and imaginary dual worlds has become the ultimate source of controversy; of debate; of division; of argument; of a sense of separation; of a sense of different-from-ment; of a sense of better-than-ment; of the willingness to attach to one endless "path" or another; 

of the willingness to engage in endless "journeys" and religious or spiritual workaholism; and the source of a sense of self-righteousness that has led - more than any other factor throughout the history of humanity - to the planet's constant judging, fighting, wars, torturing, maiming, and killing. 

As Maharaj made clear, the relative existence of the masses is overlaid with “ignorance, stupidity, and insanity.” Again, he did not say that there are “ignorant persons, stupid persons, and insane persons,” knowing full well there are no persons at all. (Personas might be assumed as identities, but they are images, as unreal as a mirage and as unreal as a ghostly apparition rising from a steaming miasma.) 

All of that is based in duality, in believing in concepts and identities and then either upgrading those concepts and identities or downgrading concepts and identities. 

And constant upgrading and downgrading are exactly what happens when the relative existence is overlaid with distortions, delusions, illusions, fantasies, fallacies, and myth-and-superstition-and-xenophobia-based beliefs. “This world” is upgraded to “heaven,” “Paradise,” “Nirvana,” etc. or downgraded to “hell,” “eternal punishment,” “Hades,” etc. Similar to upgrading and downgrading “the world,” persons upgrade themselves and downgrade others (and some also downgrade themselves).

That is why spouses become upgraded from “The Wife” or “The Husband” to “The Super Wife” or “The Super Husband” and why they will later be downgraded to “A Lousy Excuse For a Husband” or “A Really Rotten Wife.” 

Too, countries become upgraded to “The Greatest Nation on Earth” (one of the U.S.A.’s favorite delusions). And that upgrading and downgrading happens ever second, 24-7, all around the globe. 

It’s all nonsense, overlaid on the relative existence and erroneously taken to be the Truth, and it is a process that is based in a failure to be aware of (and a failure to understand fully) the summative statement of non-duality, namely, “I AM THAT; I AM.” 

To understand the paradoxical nature of that statement - and the non-dual nature of the understanding of the message itself - is to know that the statement does not have two parts. The statement’s message is “not two”; is it “one,” making clear that there is no separation and no duality. Yet that is understood only if Realized. So much for better or worse versions of "this world" that supposedly await "the good people" and "the bad people." 

There does not await any reward or any punishment; there does not await a “good” world where angels float about and sign praises to what would have to be a mightily-egotistical God who would want that; and there are no celestial bedrooms filled with hundreds of wives, hundreds of concubines, and seventy-two virgins that await religious martyrs. 

(That would be perfect proof of the adage that “One person’s heaven is another person’s hell.” Consider the level of control that comes from religious programming and brainwashing when ignorant men subject the women in their culture to a current existence that is a living hell, when the women are promised that they are going to spend eternity being sex objects for those same men, and when those women nevertheless cling to their religion anyway.) 

So, there is either the AM-ness with reality overlaid upon it . . . or not. If Reality is overlaid upon the relative, then the relative unfolds with all of the ease and peace of THAT. 

The Reality which marks the Original Nature and the unadulterated, present reality of the post-Realization relative existence are understood. Thus, it can be seen that overlaying something on the relative existence is nothing new and is not unique; it will have something overlaid upon it. That might as well be Reality. That might as well be distortion-free witnessing. That might as well be sanity and logic and reason. 

So how does that “application” or “overlaying” happen, if there is no “Applier”? 

“Liberation” dimply involved being liberated from the subconscious agendas of personality which drive thoughts and words and actions. 

Realization is about realizing all that is false and giving up belief in the false; about realizing all that is based in myth and superstition and abandoning belief in mythical and superstitious things; about realizing that learned ignorance and insanity have been controlling every aspect of one’s relative existence and then realizing how to become free of believing in ignorant things and being restored to sanity. 

Post-Realization existence is about abiding naturally and spontaneously after no longer being driven by the widespread ignorance that prevails throughout all cultures. It is about overlaying Reality on reality, allowing restored sanity rather than insanity to determine what one says and does. 

Therefore, it should be clearer (if one sees the way that the AM-ness is downgraded and the way the THAT-ness is upgraded) why so few ever Realize. Their version of “Realization” involves abiding as THAT and trying to be free of the AM-ness rather than enjoying it. 

What is taken to be “an individual” or “a personal self” is actually nothing more than a composite unity, a triad consisting of an elemental plant food body, a body-cum-conscious, and a body circulating air, then - in order to be free - one need but understand what the eventual fate of every composite unity must be: 

The elements will return to the universal pool of elements; the air will return to the universal pool of air; and the always-temporarily manifested consciousness be released and will return to the universal pool of conscious-energy. 

That is the end game for that which is known as "floyd," and that is the end game for what is known as "you." For "you" and for "me," there is no "later" that will be known; there is only NOW as far as "you" and "i" are concerned. There is no "Experiencer" now, so there darn sure will be no "Experiencer" later. 

In fact, there will be no "later" at all as far as the composite unity is concerned. The sane, therefore, understand that if there is to be any joy, it must be enjoyed NOW. With a clear and sane understanding of the fate of the three parts that comprise the composite unity, then what could possibility be thought to exist post-manifestation? 

The air and elements and energy which were temporarily united can no longer be united and, therefore, cannot possible know or be aware of anything post-manifestation, including the THAT-ness. THAT, prior to manifestation, did not know anything. 

Consciousness (in order to be conscious-of) must be manifested, and consciousness (in order to understand THAT – the not-manifested awareness) must also be manifest to become aware of awareness and for awareness to become aware of itself. Unmanifest, conscious-energy cannot be conscious of; moreover, awareness cannot be aware of awareness if not manifested first as conscious-energy which has Realized. 

Wherefore, then, the justification for such widespread upgrading of that / THAT which is post-manifestation? And wherefore such downgrading of the relative existence? 

When consciousness is manifested and realizes, only then - not "later" - can awareness become aware of itself and its Original Nature. In the eBook entitled Your Original Nature, it is made clear that the only “benefit” to understanding THAT – Your Original Nature – is to abide as THAT NOW, allowing the unchecked freedom of THAT to be the model for abiding freely . . . now. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part III - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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Specific "reasons" cause persons 

• to be obsessive and compulsive 

• and render them unable to relax 

• and lead them to be driven to go and do and zoom (whether that involves religion; spirituality; employment; "personal relationships"; politicking; reforming; rescuing; seeking love; seeking mass approval and applause and admiration; trying to escape responsibilities; accumulating; finding caretakers; or controlling). 

• We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest 

• and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. So, to continue: 

Persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #44: some humans are pre-wired (via the agendas of the nine basic personality types) to be dependent and co-dependent and to have a sense of entitlement which convinces them that they deserve to be taken care of by someone else. The arrogant can reach that conclusion on their own; in other instances, some are programmed to think that way. For whatever reason, the majority of the people on the planet are suffering from the effects of the Dependent Personality Disorder and / or the Co-Dependent Personality Disorder. 

The causes of reason #44? 

PERSONALITY ASSUMPTION and CONDITIONING and ACCULTURATION 

The 97% of the people on the planet who claim to be affiliated with one religion or another - and the millions more who claim to be spiritual and who are coming up with a concept of god on their own - are dependent . . . dependent on gods and goddesses or a god to take care of them, to advise them, to protect them from what they fear, and to make sure they get what they desire and who they desire. 

They are also co-dependent with the god they believe in because they also believe they can please him and get a reward or can disappoint him and get punishment. And the rewards and punishments - they think - can come now and later and forevermore. 

So consider: there are those who think that their god is an all-powerful god, except they have the power to make him glad or sad. They believe they have the ability to determine the mood of their Power. How can one that is supposedly all-powerful be unstable enough to suffer fluctuating moods and emotional intoxication and mental instability? 

Talk about anthropomorphism. Talk about psychologically projecting one's human traits onto a supposedly "All-Powerful Being." Persons consider what their god looks like and assign their own human-style physical traits to that god. Then they go a step further and assign their own personality traits and personality disorders and neuroses and psychoses to that god. 

Do you think that any dog in England has ever looked at his master and thought he was seeing this? 


No. The answer is a resounding "No." 

So how can humans, with a much larger brain than a dog's, misperceive in as radically-erroneous a manner as humans misperceive, coming up with their own conception of god and thinking that god looks like them and thinks like them and emotes like them and is so co-dependent with them that they have the ability to make that supposedly "All-Powerful Being" either happy or sad, pleased or angry, feeling good or feeling like . . . hell.

How can that be? In this case, because of personality assumption and conditioning and acculturation. 

Expose a daughter to believe in such anthropomorphic nonsense which generates a personality driven by dependency and co-dependency and she may well grow up to believe that "a man is a plan. God has been taking care of me. Now I need to find a man to meet all of my earthly desires and needs." 

Teach a son to believe in such anthropomorphic nonsense which generates a personality driven by dependency and co-dependency and entitlement and immaturity and he may well grow up to believe that he needs a strong, mothering, controlling woman to guide his life and meet his needs and tell him what not to do and what to do and when to do it and how to do it. He will never form an Adult-to-Adult relationship. He will always be trapped in Parent-Child relationships in which he will always be treated as a child.

It matters not if it is a male who is selling out and playing the dependent role of "A Lifestyle Whore" or whether a woman is playing that role. The fact is that at some point, if they awaken to even the slightest degree, they will come to see that "there really is no free lunch" and that they have paid dearly to have a domineering caretaker and controlling bill payer who treats them as if they are chattel. Yet many will settle and keep riding that pony to the end.

Maharaj said: "Dependence on anything for happiness is utter misery." 

And when persons end up giving control of their lives to some dreamed up, unstable, emotionally-intoxicated, unpredictable god and turn over their lives to that god's will and care, and when that god seems to be available at times but seems to be totally unavailable at other times, then their misery quotient can be as high as when they have turned their lives over to the will and care of some human who will prove to be as equally unstable, emotionally-intoxicated, and unpredictable. 

The point: snagging "A Caretaker," whether the caretaker is of this relative realm or is a "Caretaker" dreamed up and supposedly living in another realm, the joys of being subservient in order to get what you think you want or need can be highly exaggerated in one's mind, and it is in the mind only where all such caretakers / Caretakers abide. 

It's all a dream, and the dream of being able to depend on a reliable caretaker (or Caretaker) can often become a nightmare. 

The freedom discussed here, like the freedom once discussed in a loft in Bombay, can only manifest if all dependency and co-dependency come to an end and true independence manifests. 

Such dependent and co-dependent types will never leave their endless paths and will never give up their endless journeys.

Maharaj said that the state which should be sought is a state that is "entirely uncaused, independent, complete in itself, beyond time and space, mind and matter"

and 

"My state is my own, totally uncaused, independent, unassailable"

and 

"What is tainted, mixed up, dependent and transient is unreal." 

He said: "This is the end of Yoga — to realize independence." 

And he said: "Whatever depends, is not real. The real is truly independent." 

Maybe there's a hidden message for the types being discussed in this post. Maybe it's no mistake that something that gets dumped on regularly and is then discarded is called "Depends."

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part HHH - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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Specific "reasons" cause persons 

• to be obsessive and compulsive 

• and render them unable to relax 

• and lead them to be driven to go and do and zoom (whether that involves religion; spirituality; employment; "personal relationships"; politicking; reforming; rescuing; seeking love; seeking mass approval and applause and admiration; trying to escape responsibilities; accumulating; finding caretakers; or controlling). 

• We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest 

• and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

So, to continue: 

Persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #42: body identification and the resultant idealization of form over substance, of appearance over reality, of the inauthentic over the authentic, of dishonesty over honesty, and of masquerading rather than discarding all masks leads to the masses being occupied and preoccupied primarily with the look of "the outside" facade over any concern with what is on "the inside" 

and 

reason #45: persons (the "non-realized") are completely unable to differentiate the true from the false 

The causes of reasons #42 and #45?

CONDITIONING and ACCULTURATION 

Phoniness is not innate. It is rooted in learned behavior and in what is modeled by the adults who had the earliest influence over children.

A preference for . . .

that which is not real and that which is not genuine and that which is fake and counterfeit 

is acquired, not innate. 

The phrase, "Out of the mouth of babes" points to the fact that children are honest and will verbalize what they are perceiving, often to the embarrassment of their parents who prefer friend-keeping lies over relationship-breaking truths; thus, the falsehood, the deception, the not truthful, the concocted, the insincere, the deceitful and the affected become the norm in cultures where phoniness is rewarded or is reinforced more than authenticity. 

Additionally, some cultures generate far more phoniness than others. 

Regular visitors to this site know that there are nine basic personality types which all persons have to varying degrees. Among the most inauthentic are Type Threes who are subsumed by their desire to look good, to be seen an being beautiful, to be seen as being charming, and to present in ways which attract admiration. Nothing that they show in public is real or true, but it looks good. 

Similarly, there are cultures and nations which exhibit more than an average share of Type Three traits and behaviors, including the U.S., France, and China, all of which have a preponderance of citizens who display Type Three traits. Highly valued in Type Threes and in Type Three cultures and Type Three nations is the concept of "being a success," but when that is not the actual case, then maintaining the appearance of being a success is next best. 

As far as the subject of this series, those who are concerned with image and with being perceived as being respectable and with being "better" and / or "better than" are more likely than most to attach to supposedly special paths or to engage in supposedly special journeys or attach to supposedly special programs. 

Also, persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #43: humans are easily fooled, and most humans are being totally fooled 

and 

reason # 47: the masses are wired to believe every word that liars say. 

The causes of reasons #43 and #47? 

THE KEY SYMPTOMS OF THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS (IDENTIFIED BY MAHARAJ AS "IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY, AND INSANITY") 

Foolishness is defined as "a lack of sense or judgment; stupidity." Also, "folly, idiocy, imbecility, silliness, inanity, imprudence, lack of foresight, lack of sense, irresponsibility, indiscretion, foolhardiness, rashness, and recklessness." 

Some will remember a posting years ago about a fellow named John who lived across the street from me. When John reached the age of ten or so, he developed a case of somnambulism, a.k.a., sleepwalking. Initially, his parents would find him asleep in the bathtub most mornings. Other mornings, he would be asleep on the floor in the living room. 

Eventually, John began walking out of doors and they'd find him down the road, sleeping in neighbors' front yards or, on a few occasions, sleeping on the edge of the street. Could he have been struck by a car while walking in the street or lying in the street late at night or during early morning hours? Of course. 

When he was walking in his sleep, did he lack "sense and judgment"? Absolutely. Did he exhibit "folly and imprudence and a lack of foresight, irresponsibility, indiscretion, foolhardiness, rashness, and recklessness"? Absolutely. 

And that is also the way that the masses live their lives each day, walking in their sleep, talking in their sleep, trying to complete work assignments in their sleep, etc.

[Next to suffering most from the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness, the "non-realized" masses  suffer second most from somnambulism.]

As for really treating what ails persons, consider: 

Is there anything more foolish than 

** recognizing that one has a problem - say with the abuse of alcohol - 

and 

** then seeks help with the problem

and

** then finds a group whose members say, "We have the answers that you are seeking," 

** only to have them finally admit, "Well, actually, we have no cure. Our plan focuses on treating symptoms rather than cause, but our plan can at least give you a 24-hour reprieve if you follow it, and that's the best we have to offer" 

and then 

** having the one who is suffering say, "Okay. Sounds good to me"? Again, is there anything more foolish than going along with that?

If one goes to an emergency room, suffering from a compound fracture and the people there say, "We don't treat compound fractures but we can put a temporary bandage on the wound," would one's search for treatment end there? Would one say, "Okay, let's go with your temporary bandage and I'll go on home. I need to be at work tomorrow anyway"? 

Or would one say, "Thanks but no thanks. I'm going to look around a bit more"?

Moreover, the same no-final-solution-approach applies to almost all paths and journeys which make clear that "there is no end to the things you're going to have to do if you take our path or enter into this journey that we're on. It's a lifetime deal and you'll never be done." 

Would it not be the height of foolishness to say, "Okay . . . sounds good to me . . . I'll go along with what you say"? 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part GGG - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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Specific "reasons" cause persons 

• to be obsessive and compulsive 

• and render them unable to relax • and lead them to be driven to go and do and zoom (whether that involves religion; spirituality; employment; "personal relationships"; politicking; reforming; rescuing; seeking love; seeking mass approval and applause and admiration; trying to escape responsibilities; accumulating; finding caretakers; or controlling). 

• We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest • and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

So, to continue: 

Persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #38: persons are acculturated to be superficial and shallow yet, ironically, per reason #39, they show that they also embrace the complex over the simple; thus, per reason #41, they normalize chaos and instability. 

The causes of reasons #38, 39, and 41? 

ACCULTURATION, THE NORMALIZATION OF THE ABNORMAL, AND THE ADORATION OF THE SUPERNATURAL (THE SPIRITUAL) AND THE UNNATURAL WHICH FEEDS FANATICISM AND BLOCKS OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF ABIDING NATURALLY AND SANELY

For example, what is more insane than being unable to differentiate between what is abnormal and what is normal? This: 

Adults and their cultures being willing to pass down to children the most abnormal beliefs imaginable and then punishing children when their not-yet-deactivated-BS-detectors drive them to challenge the nonsense they are hearing from adults. 

What is more insane than being unable to differentiate between what is natural vs. all of the unnatural and supernatural nonsense dreamed up by humans? This:

Adults and their cultures being willing to pass down to children the most absurd beliefs imaginable about gods and goddesses or a god or some "force of the universe" that supposedly loves everyone unconditionally while still being willing to cast persons into eternal flames for a lifetime or being willing to subject persons to some other form of misery and suffering.

What is more insane than being willing to live a life of constant going and doing and zooming and accumulating without prioritizing rest and relaxation, must less considering the advantages of de-accumulation? This:

Adults and their cultures being willing to pass down to children a definition of "success" which is based solely in going and doing and zooming and accumulating without prioritizing rest and relaxation, must less considering the advantages of de-accumulation? 

Also, persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #40: the masses are identified with false roles, three of the most popular being "The Super Religious One" (played, by the 97% on the planet who claim a religious affiliation with one religion or another); and / or "The Spiritual Giant" (played by the millions who brag, "I am not religious! I am spiritual!") and "The Super Seeker" (played by those whose programming, conditioning, etc. drives them to remain on a "path" or "journey" for their entire lifetime). 

The cause of reason #40? 

PROGRAMMING, CONDITIONING, ACCULTURATION, BRAINWASHING AND INDOCTRINATION ALONG WITH THE ASSUMPTION OF PERSONALITIES AS ACTUAL IDENTITIES

Persons are taught to believe in nonsense and are then encouraged to go to "the four corners of the earth" and proselytize and try to make everyone else believe the same nonsense which they were taught. Again, 

Rev. Jim Rigby: 

"They are trying to give CPR to worldviews that have already died" 

or, 

as I paraphrased his point: 

"Persons are trying to give CPR to some amazingly sick worldviews which need to be allowed to go ahead and die, once and for all." 

The rub? 

Those types will become even more insane than they were made initially, and they will fanatically occupy themselves with their senselessly-endless paths and journeys and programs and, in some cases, they will actually kill those who refuse to accept their beliefs. And that killing has happened for thousands of years in the name of "Yahweh" or "Christ" or "Allah." 

In whose name have more died or been killed? In the name of Genghis Khan or Attila the Hun or Napoleon or Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar or Hitler? Combine the totals of all who died or were murdered in the name of Genghis Khan or Attila the Hun or Napoleon or Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar or Hitler and that total cannot come close to the total number of those killed, and still being killed, in the name of "Yahweh" or "Christ" or "Allah." 

The reigns of death inspired by the names of Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun and Napoleon and Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar and Hitler were relatively brief, historically-speaking, while the reigns of death perpetrated in the names of "Yahweh" or "Christ" or "Allah" began 1000 or 2000 or more years ago and are continuing right up to this morning, even as this post is being typed. 

Again, persons are trying to give CPR to some amazingly sick worldviews which need to be allowed to go ahead and die, once and for all. But they will not. 

As a result, billions of persons will obsess and will act compulsively and will behave in the most fanatical ways both imaginable and unimaginable because they will be driven to enter onto endless paths, to participate in endless journeys, or attach to programs offering treatment plans which clearly advertise that they cannot cure what ails their members. 

So it is, and so it shall remain for the masses, but it might change for a few here or for a few there. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part FFF - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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Specific "reasons" cause persons 

• to be obsessive and compulsive 

• and render them unable to relax 

• and lead them to be driven to go and do and zoom (whether that involves religion; spirituality; employment; "personal relationships"; politicking; reforming; rescuing; seeking love; seeking mass approval and applause and admiration; trying to escape responsibilities; accumulating; finding caretakers; or controlling). 

• We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest 

• and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

So, to continue: 

Persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reasons #34: the widespread prevalence nowadays of the Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder which has resulted in almost every person on the planet being fanatical and overly-zealous to one degree or another; and #35: the global prevalence of fanaticism among the masses; and #36: the global prevalence of monomania among the masses; 

The causes of reasons #34, 35, and 36? 

PERSONALITY IDENTIFICATION and / OR CHEMICAL IMBALANCES WITHIN THE PLANT FOOD BODY AS A RESULT OF NOT FOLLOWING THE PROPER FOOD PLAN FOR ONE'S METABOLIC BODY TYPE 

The Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCD) can manifest as a result of the kind of warped programming and conditioning which produces a Personality Type One Perfectionist, the type most likely to exhibit OCD; 

however, Type Threes usually internalizes Type One traits, Type Fours can shift to the Type One, Type Sevens can disintegrate to a Type One when stressed, and Types Nines and Twos can have a Type One "wing" and show the traits of a One. Type Fives often misidentify as Type Ones because they share many common traits. 

Looking at all of those scenarios whereby persons can be set up to exhibit the Type One's OCD tendencies, it should be no surprise that OCD is so widespread. Also, there are physical aspects which can trigger the disorder. 

Moreover, Maharaj spoke of the way that a body can be out of sync and - like a machine that's broken down or not functioning at its maximum potential - will not be "combusting" in the proper sequence.

That is the way that most bodies nowadays are functioning (dysfunctioning) because of the bastardization of the food supply and because some who have a metabolic body type which needs protein or a protein-vegetable combination food plan are following a food plan based in warped religious or spiritual beliefs which require all persons to eat vegetables only. 

That requirement sets up 2/3 of the persons on the planet to adhere to what will prove to be a destructive food plan for them. The other 1/3 can do fine on a veggies-only plan.

Also, OCD often has a neurobiological basis, and when that is the case, treating only the personality-disorder-aspect or only the biological aspect (which can be rooted in genetics as well) will bring no relief.

Some studies nowadays reveal that OCD is among the top four disorders worldwide (the others including phobias, addiction, and major depression). OCD seems to manifest most often in those in the 15-44 age range but can appear early on in childhood (those case likely being ones rooted in personality). 

When alcohol addiction counselors speak of a two-fold illness (body allergy and obsession of the mind) they are referring with the latter to the OCD which is commonplace among those with the Addictive Personality Disorder; yet by introducing the three-fold illness concept (that "addiction is actually a spiritual malady which feeds the two-fold traits above") they inspire the continuation of obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior by encouraging misdirection (meaning they inspire persons to obsess over their spirituality to behave compulsive around recovery group activities rather than obsess over alcohol). 

Obsessing and being compulsive are prerequisites for the manifestation of an unquestioned willingness to stay involved with endless paths and to engage in endless journeys and to adhere to the guidance offered by those in treatment programs who admit that they have no cure for what ails their members. 

Also, persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #37: they want to justify their actions. 

The cause of reason #37: 

PERSONALITY IDENTIFICATION 

Justification is one of many ego-defense mechanisms used to try to sustain a false identification and to engage in the action of trying to show that someone or something is right or reasonable or in the action of trying to declare or make oneself seemingly righteous in the sight of whatever God they believe in. 

Also known as "self-justification," the mechanism is used when a situation happens in which persons' behaviors are inconsistent with their stated "values" or "beliefs." If that hypocrisy or contradictory behavior is pointed out, persons can try to defend, excuse, or rationalize their behavior and deny any and all duplicity and hypocrisy. 

Because ego-defense mechanisms are triggered when an ego-state feels threatened or challenged, then the use of mechanisms cannot happen unless personality identification manifests first. 

If persons are interested in making themselves appear to be righteous in the sight of God and others, then they are set up to be driven by an unquestioned willingness to stay involved with endless paths and to engage in endless journeys and to adhere to the guidance offered by those in treatment programs who admit that they have no cure for what ails their members. 

To be continued. 

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