Thursday, March 23, 2017

THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS: Causes, Symptoms, Aspects, Effects, TREATMENT, Part Ninety

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THE ADDITIONAL PERSPECTIVES WHICH CAME VIA REALIZATION 

Other perspectives which differ from those held by the masses can manifest if realization is combined with the yoga which invites natural living vs. unnatural or supernatural living. 

More of the different perspectives which have come here include the following: 

If your decades of religious effort and spiritual practices had resulted in the ability to understand the truth that cannot be stated, to be comfortable in the silence, and to be content in the awareness of wholeness and completeness, then you would not still be seeking. 

Do not disparage those decades of effort; instead, transition your religious and spiritual roles just as you must transition beyond your belief in all the other roles you've played; otherwise, you will continue to stand in the subdued light of dawn while insanely believing that you are being bathed in the full light of noon. 

In response to, "Floyd, millions of people who believe in Him can't be wrong!": 

"Indeed, your notion is accurate; in truth, it is not millions who have been deluded in their beliefs. It is trillions upon trillions."

There are no "different persons" at "different levels" of enlightenment or at different levels of goodness or badness. 

There are quantities of manifested conscious-energy that are obscured by varying quantities of concepts. 

Ultimately, all of the manifested conscious-energy (obscured or not) will unmanifest and merge into the vast pool of conscious-energy that is not manifested, and that's that / THAT. 

Among persons, only a child—existing in a pre-programming, pre-conditioning state—will witness without judgment, without thoughts, and without beliefs based in duality. 

For adults to be able to witness without judgment, without thoughts, and without beliefs based in duality requires a shift “back” to the state of child ignorance by casting aside all of the nonsense which has been generated by conditioning and programming and enculturation. 

Nothing is more at peace than a healthy child if its physical needs have been met and if it is free of contaminants. 

As long as health and food and shelter requirements have been met, perfect peace happens. 

Contentment can only happen in that pre-mind state of existence. Realized, contentment happens as a result of "returning to" that no-mind state. 

Contentment happens as a result of removing the layers of concepts that obscure consciousness so that it is as available as it was during the brief period of childhood that happened prior to the obscuring of the consciousness. 

Why should one who currently takes himself to be "an adult" settle for less contentment than that experienced by a child? 

That which "the Childhood Ignorance Stage" offers as the consciousness manifests and eventually deteriorates to identification with the "I" is nothing more than an opportunity to know that you exist (i.e., to sense the AM-ness) without thinking or believing "I am this" or "I am that." 

As steps are taken to shift from belief in the false "I" to abidance as the Absolute, this stage is again nothing more than an opportunity for you know that you exist (that is, to know "I AM" and "I AM" only). 

A fictional mind had not yet resulted from hearing the lies about who or what you are and had not yet assumed any false role or identity or personality. 

All merely happened via natural instinct and body chemistry rather than programming and conditioning. 

Here is why worldwide ignorance has not been stamped out and will not be stamped out: persons believe that the planet-wide epidemic of ignorance could be solved if only people would acquire more knowledge. 

The "non-dualist" understands that the knowledge is the ignorance and that the ignorance is the knowledge. 

The ignorance is that which the masses have been taught and have learned, and their ignorance will only be compounded if more of the same type knowledge is injected into the equation. 

Ignorance could be stamped out if persons were to forfeit their revered beliefs and ideas and concepts and dogma. 

Since that happens so rarely but is a prerequisite for Realization, only a few will ever realize (that is, be freed from ignorance and to be restored to sanity). 

There is no lever to pull or handle to push that can produce a brain-flush . . . nothing other than the non-dual process. 

(Were the brain to be flushed of all of the concepts and beliefs that make up the "mind," then the peace of the Child Ignorance Stage could happen. Unlike adult-age ignorance, the Child-age Ignorance Stage, which is really a misnomer, actually refers to the "no-mind," pre-programming, pre-knowledge, pre-ignorance state. Children early on don't really have the ignorance / knowledge that adults must be freed of if they are to return to this former, peaceful stage.) 

The level of peace that a child enjoys in that state of "ignorance," prior to programming and conditioning and being assigned false identities, is never realized again in its lifetime, in most cases. 

The exceptions are those such as you, the ones who take these steps and return to that "state" of peace that exists when we are once again free of learned ignorance and the influence of the illusions of the body-mind-personality triad. 

Subject-object witnessing, or objective witnessing, still involves duality (at least as far as the not-totally-unobstructed consciousness "sees" it). 

I, the consciousness which was once obstructed but no longer is, can be aware of the fact that I am not that which you think you are seeing when you look at me and that I am not that which the culture would label me. 

The Subject-Object manner of viewing involves one "seeing" something else, false or not, such as: "I see the mirage and I know it is not real" or "I cannot live with myself/this self anymore." 

Those observations still involve perceived dualities. 

Not until the next step of "Pure Witnessing" (unobstructed witnessing) does subject-object witnessing end and the witnessing of the unicity finally happen. 

At that point, when the consciousness is totally unobstructed, all that was thought to be either "subject" or "object" is witnessed to be One, to have always been One, and to forever be One. 

To shift from this stage to the next, it must be seen that (as the understanding of non-duality becomes clearer) the talk of "subject" and "object" at this level will have to give way to "subject only," that is, to knowing "that everlasting, timeless, imperishable Subject." 

There are seven-steps on the “journey” to Realization. If persons were at least able to reach the fourth step and return to the earlier Child No-Knowing State and understand all that they are not (and, thereby, once more be free of all body and mind and personality identifications), that would actually be enough. So said Maharaj.

The witnessing stages are two of the final “degrees of separation from reality” that must be transitioned, and both the witness and the "Pure Witness" must be “experienced.” 

It is a necessity to transition each of “the seven degrees of separation” for full realization (i.e., for total freedom from "learned ignorance") to happen. 

Most on any "path" stop at the third stage (the "religious persona stage" or the "spiritual persona stage" or "the super seeker stage") and never complete the journey to the full understanding. Shifting beyond object witnessing sets the stage for understanding the nothingness. 

Then, the True Self can come to know the "everything" . . . the Oneness of it all . . . the Truth. 

The actual unicity beyond the imagined multiplicity is understood. Regarding consciousness, the "Pure Witness" (a.k.a., "The True Self") can then know the Oneness if there comes an awareness of the fact that a tiny "building-block" of energy-consciousness can manifest in the space formed by an elemental plant food body and if it is understood that all supposed differences are merely appearances which result from energy vibrating at varied frequencies. 

From the platform of the "Pure Witness," the beingness and the non-beingness can be understood and the "state" of Absolute rest and peace can be seen. 

The remainder of the relative existence can be passed in the "I Am," in the "Is-ness," in the Pure Witness "mode," in the AS IF style, and—finally—by abiding as the Absolute. 

The goal is not to encourage you to rejoice in the beingness. The goal is to understand that beingness, yes, but to transcend even that, to allow all ego-states and identities to vanish in the process, to abide as your original nature for the remainder of the manifestation but also to "return" to the relative and to overlay on the relative existence that "Absolute Reality" which results in a sane and logical manner of abidance. 

Persons, even though they take themselves to be the roles they play, are actually no different from "the realized." 

All that is happening with such role-playing persons is that consciousness manifested, became obstructed by concepts, and has not been unobstructed. 

With "the realized," consciousness manifested, became obscured, and has since been unobstructed via the realization process (that is, the ignorance-removal process). 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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