Wednesday, January 11, 2017

THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Effects, Treatment, Part Thirty-Five

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In the book INSTABILITY / INSANITY: What the Advaita Teachings Can (and Cannot) Address, this is offered in a chapter entitled "INSTABILITY / INSANITY: Inner Causes; Ergo, Inner Treatments and Inner Cures."

A discussion with a friend focused on the fact that four adult children have at various times determined to change jobs and to move to different cities. During certain times, such as during trying economic times such as these, moving and flexibility are required. Chaos in financial markets, in government, in relationships, in communities, in climate change and in turbulent weather conditions, will all generate more chaos. 

But that was not always the motivating factor in the moves mentioned above which at times were chosen voluntarily and which had as much as anything to do with seeking a "geographic cure," trying to escape that which is thought to be bothersome. Of course, that which is actually bothersome will be carried along on all of the trips and will be just as evident in the new locales. 

How silly to most is the repeated suggestion here that simply being is far more pleasant than doing and going and zooming. Yet persons are like cars racing along an open motorway: if the interior of an automobile - front seat, back seat, dashboard - are moving at 80 m.p.h. (130 KM/H), then the exterior must also move at 80 m.p.h. (130 KM/H). 

Likewise, if a person's insides are racing, then the outer - the body - must try to race at an equal speed as a result of the subconscious desire to reach a state of equilibrium between the inner and the outer and to end the sensation of feeling disconnected from one's self (which "the realized" understand is about being in touch with the fake and the false and the artificial and out of touch with the genuine and the real and the authentic). 

Common among the masses is the tendency to focus on an outer "cure" though "personal, individuated" problems always involve the need to treat the inner. Persons will consume or inject outer materials (for example, using alcohol excessively, and / or drugs) in order to try to change the way the inner feels, settling for a series of temporary respites rather than seeking the real . . . the permanent cure. That within, which persons try to address without even the slightest clue about the proper treatment plan that is actually required, include . . . 

. . . the inner state of emotion / feeling intoxication, 

. . . the disharmony within, 

. . . the dissension within among competing "selves," 

. . . those dissonant and pounding and turmoil-producing vibrations within, and 

. . . the cacophony of conflicting sounds and disagreeable noises originating between the ears. 

Such is the human condition when actual causes are not addressed, when the focus is on the outer and not the inner. At the Tokyo Electric Power Company's nuclear power plants at Fukushima, damaged during a tsunami last March, so ill-prepared was management that the workers initially had to supply their own protective gear to enter the facility as they tried to forestall a "China Syndrome" scenario. 

Similarly, in almost every home around the globe, children need protective gear to try to avoid a scenario that will render them - throughout their adult years and the entirety of their relative existence - not only unstable but plagued by learned ignorance and what Maharaj called "stupidity, verging on insanity." 

Yet in homes around the globe, there was no protection available, so by the age of six, the following has happened: 

. . . children have developed a primary personality type and subtypes have begun to form; 

. . . an ego ideal has been adopted; 

 . . . false identities have been accepted as real; 

 . . . 97% will have been exposed to myth-and-superstition-and-fiction-based dogma which is presented as truth, in fact, which is presented as "the ultimate and only truth"; 

. . . the stage will have been set for a multiplicity of full-blown personality disorders to manifest by the teenage years of those children; and 

. . . the children will have accumulated so many ideas and concepts and perceptions (a.k.a., "beliefs") that a "mind" will have formed and the storage-retrieval part of the brain will have filled with utter nonsense. 

And that is where the life-long problem of the masses will be centered - in the "mind" - unless persons cross the path of a "realized teacher" and receive the Ultimate Medicine for their Ultimate (mental and emotional) Sickness; or, unless they also find a means to address any other internal, physiological forces that are at play and that are disrupting the proper functioning of organs which, in turn, disrupt any opportunity for inner harmony to manifest and to be maintained. 

Unlike the workers at the Fukushima plant, however, there is no gear that can be put on and worn to protect children and adults who are walking about a planet where personality disorders and ignorance and insanity are pervasive; and there is no gear that can be put on and worn to protect the children and adults who are being exposed to the most toxic of all non-physical toxins, namely, faulty programming and perverted conditioning as well as the domestication that replaces all things natural with things most unnatural and things considered to be "supernatural." 

Add in the effects of acculturation and brainwashing and indoctrination and the warping of the brain will be complete as the destructive content of the "mind" will override the constructive intentions of - the rest of the brain, - of the sixth sense, - of the intuition, - of the natural instincts, - of the insight that can only come via the Pure Witnessing (a.k.a., "the True Self"), and - of the ability to feel while being free of the chaos and turmoil of excessive emotional intoxication. 

As noted earlier in regards to acculturation, the case is in many cultures in particular that children are subjected by their parents and relatives and friends - who are themselves rigid and distant and excessively formal and remote and detached and aloof - to an intensive and extensive process of acculturation (including acclimatization and nationalization and "education" and orientation and reorientation and accustoming). 

Also as noted, the result is that the children raised in those specific cultures become adults who are cold and uncaring and rigid and distant and excessively formal and remote and detached and aloof, unable to "connect" and therefore forever exposed to the sensation of feeling "disconnected" (from self, from all). They will insanely complain that they feel lonely while actually wanting to be alone. 

Talk about a hopeless condition. Talk about being unstable. Talk about being unpredictable. Talk about being forever in flux. Talk about constantly fluctuating. Talk about never truly being at ease. Talk about generating chaos as a result of instability and / or insanity. Quite the dualistic conundrum, yes? 

Meanwhile, extremes exist where parents and cultures are trusted without question or - at the other end of the spectrum - where no trust at all exists (for many reasons, most of which are probably valid). 

Those who trust on blind faith alone will usually remain blind. Those who rightly could not trust their parents will (often wrongly) mistrust the motives of everyone else as well. As a result, they will have been rendered "uneducable" in terms of undoing the limiting effects of a bastardized "mind" and personality disorders, their intelligence level notwithstanding. 

Having no protective gear that prevented their exposure to the toxins of programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation brainwashing, and indoctrination, a few of those children - as adults - will begin to seek something that will allow them to move peacefully through a relative existence on a planet that is packed with persons who have no peace (and who want no peace) but who have, instead, normalized the fact that they are unstable, unpredictable, inconsistent, and suffering from a variety of personality disorders that, in many cases, have deteriorated into insanity of one degree or another. 

In that search for sanity and peace, many put on a cloak of religion; some put on a cloak of spirituality; some put on cloaks of escapism and avoidance; and some don a cloak of dissociation. 

During the search, most will look to add something to protect them from the planet-wide ignorance and insanity that they are exposed to daily (and which they unknowingly contribute to daily); unlike the Fukushima workers, however, what is required is not the addition of more protective gear; what is required is a stripping away of the gear they already have: the gear of body identification; 

the gear of a nonsense-filled "mind"; the gear of assumed personalities and the disorders that accompany such assumption; the gear of learned ignorance; and the gear of bogus ideas and concepts and beliefs. But in the process they must find a willing guide, for the non-Realized masses can readily spot the insanity of "others," but they cannot spot their own. 

The "realized non-dual teacher" will make clear to the seekers that come to her or to him that the seekers do not need more gear; they will be shown that they need, instead, to cast off the gear that has been cast upon them. 

The truly "realized non-dual teacher"  will never offer more but will always suggest that the seeker needs less, and the skilled teacher will make clear that the seeker needs to learn nothing more but needs to unlearn all that has been taught or acquired or accrued, all added by way of programming and conditioning and domestication and acculturation and brainwashing and indoctrination. 

Thus, this series is offering for consideration the obstacles which now block the seeing of Truth and which prolong the Ultimate Sickness as well as the treatment which is available as well as information regarding when the Ultimate Medicine treatment can be effective and when it cannot.

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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