Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

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THE ADDITIONAL, VERY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES WHICH CAME VIA THE VISION 

To review: Maharaj: Three of the key symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness are "ignorance, stupidity and insanity." 

Maharaj: "Realization is merely freedom from ignorance" (and, of course, stupidity and insanity). 

Ignorance and stupidity and insanity are a result of ignorant and stupid and insane programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing, and indoctrination, which all persons are now subjected too from early on. 

Maharaj's third estimate / guesstimate of how many will realize: "Only 1 in 10,000,000." 

Thus, the masses, having only the slightest chance of ever being realized (that is, of being freed of the "ignorance, stupidity and insanity" which has been passed down to them) will be "non-realized." 

The non-realized move through relative existence in the most ignorant and stupid and insane fashion imaginable without choosing to do so because their programming, conditioning, etc. has led them to identify with their bodies and minds and personalities. 

Personalities, in turn, each have their own subconscious, hidden agendas and their own specific fears and desires. 

To be driven by subconscious, hidden agendas and fears and desires is a formula for misery and suffering. 

The effects of misery and suffering impact persons even if they deny the presence of misery and suffering (or the presence of depression or nervousness or anxiety or stress or irritability or anger or a host of other mental and emotional and behavioral problems). 

To be driven by the subconscious, hidden agendas of false identities is insane and assures that one will be driven by warped perspectives and also guarantees that one will be unable to consciously choose what one thinks and says and does. 

Freedom from ignorance and insanity and from being driven by warped perspectives and subconscious agendas is what the realization process offers. 

So, to continue with the sharing of other different perspectives which came via the vision: 

It was seen all merely cycles, so it was also seen that energy / matter comes and goes; that composites come together naturally and come apart naturally; and it was seen that there is not the slightest pain or suffering involved at the end of the final unmanifesting process and that there is most assuredly no pain or suffering or punishment post-manifestation. 

That understanding is offered here with a hopefully-comforting smile to those who are desiring a post-manifestation "reward" while fearing a post-manifestation punishment. 

That understanding is especially offered to those so lost in the Dream of the Planet that they actually believe that (A) praising "Someone" of "Something" 24 / 7 for eternity or (B) cycling in and out of multiple lives would is a possibility when it is not. 

The vision showed, to the contrary, that what follows the unmanifesting is the void, the nothingness, and to the truly realized, understanding that will prove to be quite soothing, quite calming, quite comforting. 

Then this came: 

And when was the last time you felt totally soothed, totally calm? Was it not during the gull (ignorance, no-knowing) stage? And the answer followed: Yes, it was. 

The vision made clear that blocked specks of manifested consciousness (blocked via programming, conditioning, etc.) soon become identified with that body left outside the arch at the beginning of the vision. It was obvious that transcending body identification was the first step on the "journey" to realization (a.k.a., "freedom from learned ignorance"). 

The vision showed that the effects of the blocking of the consciousness include persons being rendered unable to see that the relative "i" is nothing more than a temporarily-manifested speck of conscious-energy and being rendered unable to understand that the body is nothing more than earth elements that are cycling to maintain the body in which I - the consciousness - AM presently manifested. 

The vision made clear that conscious-energy is cycling into and out of the body as much as the air is, that eating happens in order to replenish the supply, and that the notion that the same consciousness has always been manifested in the same body is a falsehood that is rooted in illusory samskaras. 

The vision showed that specks of conscious-energy exist forever because energy can cycle but cannot be created or destroyed. A plant food body does not last and cannot last because all that comes together on this planet will eventually come apart (as proved scientifically and factually by the Second Law of Thermodynamics). 

The vision made clear that blocked specks of consciousness "come to a wall" (or to a stone arch) because so few understand that a speck of energy could still exist even after the (elemental plant food) brain has gone, but it must be understood that the conscious-energy is manifested in every cell of the body, not just in the brain. 

Then this came: 

 Of course the elements must return to the universal pool of elements because elements cannot be created or destroyed. Also, the conscious-energy must be released when the elements are no longer joined in a configuration that is presently called "a body," but that energy cannot be destroyed, so it will last though the specific body will not. 

The vision then made this clear: Via the dissolution, the previously-circulating body elements will return to the universal pool of elements, the previously-circulating air will be released into the universal pool of air, and the previously-circulating manifested conscious-energy will be released into the universal pool of conscious-energy. Once no longer manifested in a body, it will assume its pre-manifestation form of "Awareness That Is Not Aware Of." 

 It was also made clear that nothing more is happening; that nothing that is happening is happening as a result of a Causer but is all happening spontaneously; and that all which happens between 

(A) the formation of a plant food body 

and 

(B) the final dissolution actually happens in a mental realm and in an imagined "world" and is never the way it appears to be to the non-Realized masses; that nothing in the "in-between world" has any lasting meaning or purpose; and that it all really is "much ado about nothing." 

The vision made clear that all which happens is merely happening under the auspices of the most basic principles that are taught - but evidently seldom learned - in most 4th grade level, basic science classes. 

(Maharaj often said that these teachings are so simple because there is nothing to reconcile that could not be understood with an understanding of the scientific principles that he predicted would advance to the stage that all of the ancient non-dual understandings will someday be scientifically, factually verified.) 

The vision made clear that the ultimate problem, though, does not involve as much what persons do not know as what persons think they do know, namely, all of the "acquired knowledge" - a.k.a., "learned ignorance" - that has been accumulated along the way that is cast off in the vision at the fourth stage . . . the gull stage . . . after the return to the Child No-Knowing Stage. 

The vision made clear that neither the body nor a gauzy, winged version of the body will exist post-manifestation in any form because all of the elements which make up the parts are going to return to the universal pool of elements. 

The vision showed how to reverse back to the Absolute, but it also showed that those seven steps - if studied in reverse - actually illustrate the original manifesting process. In that illustration, the vision makes clear that there was no pre-manifestation "You" or "Me," that there was most certainly nobody (no body) awaiting "birth" or "creation," and that notions about "pre-birth" contracts are merely so much delusional fiction. 

The vision made clear that one need but see that "I AM energy" is fact. 

The vision also made clear that the body in which the consciousness is temporarily manifested cannot last forever as a specific form and that it will, therefore, return to the pool of elements when the elements which have come together will eventually come apart. And it showed that all of that will happen painlessly and in a suffering-free manner. 

That is the case among the realized whether the dissolution happens quickly or drags out over a period, as illustrated by Maharaj whose case was the latter. He witnessed the pain of the body that was experiencing the spreading cancerous growth within. The same happens here. 

There is not a single day now that the effects of a motorcycle accident that occurred years ago do not generate body pain. Being tossed onto the surface of a highway at 70 m.p.h. resulted in the breaking of both major bones in the right leg, breaking multiple bones in the left hand, undergoing 17 breaks in the right foot and ankle, dislocating hips and shoulders, a concussion, and more. Yet the pain has no "mental" or "emotional" effect on the way that "Floyd" moves through each day, and it certainly has no effect on the "spirit" since that does not exist. As with Maharaj, it is all merely witnessed. 

The seven steps of the vision, if understood and felt and "experienced" fully, can generate a sense of comfort and calm and relief and ease alongside a courage-generating sense of security and well-being and contentment and gladness and Love. 

How can that claim be offered with such assurance? If it happened for "floyd," it can happen for anyone with intellect (meaning, "with a capacity to understand"). 

To be continued. 

 Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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