Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

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THE ADDITIONAL, VERY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES WHICH CAME VIA THE VISION 

Some of you remember Michael in California who shared on this site some reflections about what transpired during his two visits to Maharaj's loft. On one of his visits, Maharaj warned those who had come to his flat that they should "beware of Big Name Teachers." 

Consider the syllogistic reasoning which led Maharaj to arrive at that conclusion: 

A. Only a few on the planet at any given moment are fully realized, Maharaj said, so those among the masses are seldom ever realized. 

B. The masses not only do not want to hear the truth; they can actually become angry or even enraged if someone shares with them their truth. 

C. Big Name Teachers are Big Name Teachers because they are popular among the masses;

therefore, Big Name Teachers are most assuredly not telling the truth to the thousands and hundreds of thousands and even millions of "fans" with whom they are popular. 

Recently, Ted Koppel (a British-born journalist in the U.S. who was for 25 years the anchor of Nightline, a program which earned an international reputation for Koppel's "telling it like it is") was being interviewed by a television commentator / personality on what is presently the most popular, Alt-Right "news" station in the U.S. 

When Koppel shared with the commentator that the commentator's telecasts were a disservice to the U.S. public - filled as they are with distortions and warped, right-wing perspectives - the shocked personality asked how Koppel could say that. 

Koppel replied: “You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.” 

Maharaj could have said the same to Hindu and Catholic priests, to Protestant ministers, to Muslim ayatollahs and imams, to Jewish rabbis, and to leaders of all such religious cults: “You have attracted people who are determined that dogma is more important than facts.” 

Maharaj could have said the same to most gurus, to most so-called "non-dual teachers," to so-called "spiritual leaders," to life coaches, to twelve-step sponsors, to spiritual counselors, to spiritual giants, to Maharṣis / Maharishis, to millionaire "spiritual writers," and to so-called "masters": “You have attracted people who are determined that spirituality (which always comes in a kindergarten-level variety) is more important than facts.” 

The author Jonathan Swift said: "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." 

Harsh? Maybe, but the point is, Maharaj made clear that while certain of his contemporaries were welcoming thousands of visitors to their ashrams, and accumulating considerable wealth in the process, he was content to welcome a few twice a day to his small loft. 

When a wealthy man offered to build for Maharaj the grandest ashram in all of India, Maharaj flatly refused the offer. 

Too, when Maharaj abandoned religion-and-spirituality-based versions of the Ultimate Medicine, many joined into a confederacy again him, some claiming that "his ego pulled him right out of his formerly admirable spiritual state." 

The facts: Maharaj cared not a whit about either admiration or rejection; popularity or infamy; status or notoriety; renown or outrage; excess or scarcity. 

Whereas most persons both then and now are determined that their ideology / philosophy / religion / spirituality / creeds / principles / warped perspectives / concepts / beliefs, etc. are more important than facts and truth, there are a few that "get it," that is, that find at the end of their seeking a new and different perspective from that held by the masses; only then can they become free, after which they can return to the enjoyment of the unconditional happiness which they last experienced during the Child Ignorance Stage or the Child No-Knowing State. 

Many of the different perspectives which came here came via a vision which clarified valid pointers which had been received during the too-long-and-far-too-arduous seeking process. To continue with the sharing of some of those: 

After additional study of the content of the vision, this came: 

So that's what Maharaj meant when he said, "You are not in the world . . . the world is in you." In the vision, the shift from the limited and limiting identification wit the false "I" began to happen by moving through an arch. 

It became clear: That which is outside the arch - the elemental plant food body-cum-consciousness - is real because it is energy-matter, yet it is not what it appears to be. 

Once the arch is passed through, the next steps on "the path" illustrate the mental "world" (an imagined, dreamed up "world") which is the "world" that is viewed through the dirty, obscured window of the fiction-filled mind and that is experienced via the assigned and assumed personas that subconsciously drive non-realized, body-mind-personality-identified persons' thoughts and words and actions, even as they believe they are making conscious choices.

Then, this came: 

Therefore, of course they are not in the world . . . the world is in them, meaning . . . in their minds. 

The vision also revealed this: after one's former "bad" roles have supposedly been replaced with new, "good" roles that have been adopted (such as, "The Super Religious One," "The Spiritual Giant," "The Knower-Of-It-All," "The Super Virtuous One," "The Guardian of the Moral Fabric of the Planet," ad infinitum), all of which are illustrated by that which the raven siphoned into itself, then one begins living under the influence of the Dream of the Planet, walking about while playing roles on the stage of the Theater of the Lie. 

It was seen that nowhere in the vision was there any judging of those playing those roles. 

The vision made clear that those are also steps on "the path," steps which must be taken but which must eventually be transcended if realization is to happen. 

Thus, such "good"-role-playing will continue until the raven - representing all of the final roles that are played except for "The Seeker," which will continue to be played for a period - dissolves into the gull, allowing one to return to "The Child No-Knowing Stage" (a.k.a., "The Child Ignorance Stage" or "The No Concepts, No Notions, No Ideas, No Thoughts, No Misperceptions, Zero Concepts, No-Beliefs Stage.) 

The vision made clear that (a) the non-realized use the word "I" to refer to all of the false identities / personas which they have been assigned or that they have adopted; that (b) the word "I" should never again be used to refer to anything other than the manifested consciousness; and that (c) the Real "I" during manifestation is nothing more than the Pure Witnessing. 

The vision made clear that the steps are taken in total silence after having received pointers along the way which point from one step to the next.

The vision made clear that, after the third-leg "return" when reality is subsequently overlaid on the relative, then (A) either the consciousness speaks, or (B) there is the belief that a persona - a false image that has been assumed as an identity - is speaking. 

Next came another quandary, namely, trying to reconcile (a) the newly-found understanding about there being four-legs to the overall "journey" with (b) the pointer that comes at the end of the vision, specifically, THAT is all there is. 

This was raised: But that's not all there is if the vision is depicting the second leg of "the journey" when realization happens because there's a third leg which involves "returning" and overlaying reality upon the relative existence in order to abide for the remainder of the manifestation in a natural and sane and sound and logical and reasonable fashion. So what does that mean? 

Then, this clarification came: 

Ah, so the vision provides insight into the second-leg realization process - the going back, the reversing - but it also foreshadows what will happen during the fourth leg which moves one from identification with the physical, elemental plant food body to THAT. 

It is then that the "THAT is all there is" point will apply to this unmanifesting speck of conscious-energy as it completes all four legs. Got it! 

Then once more, peace came, and it was seen that it was not a "peace that surpasses all understanding" but a peace that comes with all understanding . . . with understanding all involved with the functioning of the totality. 

At that point, words from Spinoza flashed into the consciousness, explaining that persons who are out of touch with reality / Reality and who lack understanding are "ignorant of the causes by which actions are determined." 

It was seen that understanding the functioning of the totality and understanding that the cause of all is all is most comforting. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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