Tuesday, April 25, 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 "M"

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Who else can be counted among those willing to enter onto a "path" and then end up staying on it, or those willing to begin a "journey" which never reaches the destination but continue on that "journey" anyway, or those willing to accept a treatment plan which they are told offers no cure for what ails them but normalize the following of that ineffective plan, anyway? 

38. Those who through no conscious decision of their own have been programmed, conditioned, etc. to believe that they can be most comfortable by sticking with the banal, the commonplace, the trite, the hackneyed, the clichĂ©d, and the superficial. They are the ones who might, by the rarest chance, hear the precious details about "True Love" but mistake that for selfish, Subject-Object "love"; 

who might, by the rarest chance, hear the precious details about authenticity and, nevertheless, cling to form over substance and to image and appearance over genuineness; who might, by the rarest chance, hear precious details of relative significance but ignore those and gravitate to the shallow and the superficial instead;

who might, by the rarest chance, hear the precious details about how to become free and independent but who are unconsciously driven into a condition in which they are willing to tolerate their present imprisonment even as they deny the fact that they are, indeed, shackled . . .  to work, to their "stuff," to some person or persons, to some organization, to some institution, to some incompetent leader, to their "good" personas, to the captive audiences who are willing to listen to them drone on and on about all of their "progress" and all of their "improvements," ad infinitum.

Of course "Jesus (the non-dualist) wept"; of course, Maharaj wept; of course I weep. 

When Maharaj was asked, "Be honest. Do you really care about us at all?" he replied: 

"More than you will ever know." 

Humankind, having been nonsensically programmed and conditioned, etc., cares not about the precious pointers toward truth if the truth reveals relative treasures of a formless nature; programmed and conditioned persons prefers the shiny, the golden, the big, the grand, the grandiose, the ostentatious, the pretentious, the extravagant, the flamboyant, and the pompous - preferred, at least, until they have to put up with it for awhile. 

And even after having put up with it, some who have a sense of entitlement and dependency and long for a "lifestyle of privilege" will continue to put up with it if the "payoff" involves being coddled, pampered, taken care of, supported, indulged, spoiled, or - yes - even used. 

Were the non-realized - that is, "the persons who are still trapped in ignorance" - to hear and grasp and understand the precious invitations which have been set forth over the centuries by sages and the wise, they would instantly turn away from all that is phony, from all that is fake, from all that is counterfeit, 

from all that is false, from all that is nothing more than a giant hoax, from all imposters, from all that is a sham as well as from all cons, all frauds, all pretenders, all play-actors, all charlatans, all swindlers, all users, all quacks and all who posture and pose and present a facade and who are subsumed in the masquerade. 

They would abide naturally and stop begging gods and goddesses or God to give them what they want and to prevent from happening what they do not want. They would stop making demands of people and of "A Power" or "Powers." 

They would desire nothing while enjoying whatever might come. They would have no expectations of others to reward them, to save them, to take total care of them, and to meet co-dependently their every need. 

They would find a "path" or a "journey" or a treatment plan which is viable, then they would get to the end of the "path" or "journey" by being freed of learned ignorance and by being restored to sanity, and then they would abide naturally and simply, as does every living thing on the planet except for programmed and conditioned humans. 


Then and then only can that which is truly precious during a relative existence - freedom, wisdom, sanity, clarity, peace, and unconditional happiness - actually manifest.

Moreover, that "Supreme State" - marked by freedom, wisdom, sanity, clarity, peace, and unconditional happiness - can only be experienced now, never later, and can only happen if preceded by (1) a discarding of the content of the programmed and conditioned mind and by (2) never again overvaluing tangibles and the material and the shiny to the exclusion of giving any regard at all to the precious pointers to truth which are generally ignored entirely by the masses. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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