Monday, April 17, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part "G"

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In terms of seeking via a "non-dual 'path'" or being on a "non-dual 'journey'," ah, what a different it would make to understand that what the actual "goal" is, as defined by Maharaj: namely, "to end ignorance and to be free of the content of the mind" (which is maddening and which, therefore, can only lead to varying levels and degrees of insanity). 

Maharaj said that the only job of the guru is to free persons from the bondage of ignorance, that is, from the bondage of the Ultimate Sickness and its symptoms of "ignorance, stupidity and insanity." 

Thus, Maharaj's bottom-line eventually became this: ignore religion and spirituality and focus on the problems of the mind.

Some conclude that what is to be seen via the postings here is the absurdity of humanity, but there is no such objective. Were there an objective, it would be for you to see your own absurdity, past and present. The only thing more absurd than the content which has been placed in the mind of each human are the thoughts and words and actions which evolve out of that content. 

Maharaj: "Break the mind from within by investigation and exposure of its contradictions and absurdities." 

In short, Maharaj's penultimate message was, "Hey, stop being absurd, dammit!" 

His ultimate message / Ultimate Medicine was to understand this: "You can only stop being absurd if you cut absurdity off at its source" (that is, the programmed, conditioned, acculturated, domesticated, brainwashed and indoctrinated mind). 

To that end, seeing that the problems of humanity are all centered in the mind, he said: 

"There is no such thing as peace of mind. Mind means disturbance. Restlessness itself is mind." 

“Don’t rely on your mind for liberation. It is the mind that brought you into bondage. Go beyond it altogether.” 

"Distrust your mind, and go beyond." 

“The death of the mind is the birth of wisdom.” 

 "All illness begins in the mind." 

"There is no chaos in the world except the chaos which your mind creates." 

" . . . The mind obscures and distorts." 

"Beyond the mind there is no suffering.” 

[Note the distinction between “pain” on one hand and "misery and suffering" on the other: pain is rooted in the body; misery and suffering are rooted in the mind.] 

His advice: "Stop making use of your mind and see what happens." 

"There is no such thing as mind. There are ideas . . . ." 

[Here the point is that ideas, concepts, notions, perceptions, values, etc. can all be clustered into one single group or classification: beliefs.

Thus, it would be said here that “There is no such thing as mind. There is only a conglomeration of beliefs; 

moreover, those are not 'your beliefs' but are actually just 'their beliefs' which have been accepted on blind faith without any logical or reasonable or objective questioning at all.”] 

Maharaj: "To know that you are a prisoner of your mind - that you live in an imaginary world of your own creation - is the dawn of wisdom." 

So what was the state which ultimately freed him and led to the birth of his wisdom? It was a no-mind state: 

"There is no such thing as a mind." 

"I have no mind . . . ." 

"Reach a state of zero-concepts." 

"As to my mind, I have no such thing. There is consciousness in which everything happens." 

"I find I have lost the mind irretrievably." 

With that understanding, the "path" or "journey" only need be as long as it takes for the seeker to be rid of the content of her or his mind. And how to do that? 

Easy. Again, since all of the concepts and ideas and thoughts and impression and images and notions and opinions and views, etc. can be summarized with the single word "beliefs," then one need only abandon all beliefs to purged the accumulated garbage which is stored in the mind. 

One might as well do that anyway because there is no such thing as "your mind"; there is only "their mind" which they passed down to you. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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