Saturday, March 25, 2017

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

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From yesterday: 
The Advaita poet William Shakespeare wrote: “The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre observe degree, priority, and place. Insisture, course, proportion, season, form, office, and custom, in all line of order.” The Nisarga Yoga approach offers a direct route to the understanding that results in a natural way of AS IF living (that is, a natural way of functioning). That means living / functioning spontaneously for the remainder of the manifestation, knowing that the "world" is illusory but living as if any of "all this" matters. 

To continue:

Natural living recognizes that the laws of nature have the right of "insisture": either (a) life is lived naturally according to the “customs” of the universe or (b) persons violating the natural “order” will collapse and self-destruct. 

"The realized" move through the relative existence in a manner that is fixed by nature even though they appear to be moving as they please. Rather than trying to exert any force, they accept that happenings happen. 

Among the realized, nature has “priority” over efforts to control or manipulate. The realized abide within the framework of the natural laws that have “insisture,” understanding that all is to happen per the natural order and understanding that all is to happen in “proportion.” 

Persons ("the non-realized") seek to control and manipulate so they will not have to accept “proportion.” They work to accumulate and to have more and to appear to be greater than what is proportional. They imagine that they have an actual need for more than is proportional or necessary. 

The realized move along lines that are “customary” rather than along paths that are unnatural or supernatural. To think supernaturally is to think magically, and magical thinking is delusional. 

Either there is One, or there is duality and / or multiplicity. 

Either there is a prime cause and creation (and therefore a prime causer and creator) or there is neither creation nor destruction. 

Science has proved that there is neither creation nor destruction. All is energy / matter, and energy / matter can be neither created nor destroyed. Wherefore a causer or a creator in that reality? 

The cause of all is . . . all. Where is there any possibility of a creator (or a creator-sustainer-destroyer god) when That Which Is Has Always Been, when That cannot have been created, when That cannot be destroyed, and when all merely cycles . . . or not? 

Persons who are programmed to believe that their bodies-minds-personalities shall last "for infinity after death" do not pause to consider that, if infinity is a possibility in one "direction" on their timelines, then it must also be a possibility in the opposite "direction" on their timelines. Infinite is infinite. Whatever has the ability to exist "forever after" also had to have the ability to exist "forever before." 

The realized can feel, but without attachment and without a chain of reactions that result from emotional intoxication. 

Feelings among the realized are merely witnessed as they rise and fall. 

Emotions, on the other hand, are "experienced" only by persons—by those believing in their false roles and assumed ego-states. 

As a result of their persona-generated emotions, the non-realized are continually in a state of emotional intoxication and are constantly reacting and over-reacting to what they take to be "personal experiences" that are driven by desires and/or fears. 

Contrary to some charges, the Advaita understanding does not result in the realized "living a robotic existence." It does result in the remainder of the manifestation happening in a fashion that is free of mental, emotional, and spiritual intoxication. 

The egotism that always accompanies the assumption of false identities never shows up more often than when you believe that you are in a "relationship." 

In a reality which is non-dual in nature, how can "one thing" possibly relate to "another thing"? ("Advaita" does mean, "one without a second" or "not two.") 

Consider the history of the expectations that persons traditionally bring to "their relationships": besides wanting a clone of self, they expect "partners" to conduct themselves in a fashion that they find "right" and "acceptable." And what one thinks is "right" and "acceptable" is generally based in what one's parents taught them is "right" and "acceptable." Is there any greater degree of insanity than expecting a "partner" to conform to the expectations of the very persons who were the source of the majority of the lies and the nonsense that persons believe? 

The only way to alleviate "relationship anxiety" is to accept that marriage might happen . . . or might not. And if it does happen, the only way to avoid emotional intoxication and pain and to maintain peace is to witness whatever happens without playing phony roles or adopting false identities. 

Persons believe that they are in a relationship with someone they know and that they really have an "object of your affection." What a deception. (1) If "you" are not, how could "he" be? (2) Once you move beyond the image and find what that person is truly like, then you will know that you don't know him at all, and then you may well shout at him someday in anger, "I don't even know who you are!" Correct you will be. 
Originally, only one purpose of meditation was intended: not to reach a state without thought but to consider a pointer offered until that point was understood. Consideration and understanding, not “motionless consciousness,” was the intent. If it is thoughts that you wish to be free of, then address in meditation or in the quiet the falsity of the particular ego-state that is generating the thoughts, not the thousands of thoughts that the single false ego-state is generating. 

Meditation is intended to wake people up, not put them to sleep. 

Exercises conducted in the quiet along the “journey” are tools, yes, but when a homeowner’s house is built, he puts away his tools and then simply enjoys "the new place he’s in." 

Once Realized, it is understood that there is no meditator, so WHO (what ego-state) is it who believes that (a) he has completed the construction of a new house but simultaneously thinks that (b) he must continue the building process? That would be, among other assumed identities, "The Person Who Needs Maintenance" and who has not realized that there is nothing to maintain. 

Understand that everything which you take to be “spiritual” and “noumenal” is really nothing more than an accumulation of relative and phenomenal concepts. 

According to the earliest teachings shared among the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (who migrated from Asia) that which is “true” is only the space between exhalation and inhalation. Close enough. 

The concept of "self-ness" is both false and restricted to the relative existence.

Post-manifestation, there will be no self and there will be no Self, but the real kicker is this: in actuality, there is no self or Self now . . . and there has never been. Both are concepts, dreamed up by men.

The “True Self” is not “God,” though many who have morphed the teachings into a religion or spiritual movement will adopt and defend that Self-God and their false-self concept as well. 

The "True Self" is a term used to point to the manifest consciousness after it has been freed from all blockages which warp perspective and which preempt any chance at seeking things clearly and as they truly are. 

The True Self is merely a term to be used temporarily in discussions to point to "Pure (Accurate) Witnessing," but is - along with "Subject-Object Witnessing" and "unclear witnessing" - confined to the relative existence. 

There is no post-manifestation, post-mahasamadhi selfness or Self-ness, and any belief in selfness or Self-ness - suggesting they exist either now or will exist later - is rooted in ego-state-based wishing and dreaming and hoping as well as in fallacious thinking and bogus belief systems.

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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