Wednesday, April 26, 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 "N"

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"What I teach is the ancient and simple way of liberation through understanding. Understand your own mind and its hold on you will snap." 
--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj 

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

Remember this? "You have been given a simple life; your complex problems are of your own making.” 

The way that Maharaj put it: "It is all very simple; it is the presence of 'the person' that complicates." 

Similarly, Confucius said: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” 

The implication of "You have been given a simple life; your complex problems are of your own making” was that there was some "god" who gave you a simple life. The facts:

(a) Life is not given by anyone or Anyone.

(b) There is no Creator or creator - all is merely cycling . . . merely coming together and coming apart.

But, indeed . . .

(c) All life has been far simpler at certain points.

and

(d) Life could be simple once more if the input from humans with the Ultimate Sickness were to be recognized, discarded, and then ignored completely throughout the remainder of the manifestation.

Nothing should be simpler for a child than . . . being a child. But that is not the case, is it? 

Mentally sick adults have given to the planet such contributions as:

Shaken Baby Syndrome;

babies addicted to crack / cocaine / meth, etc. at birth; 

and 

babies killed by an angry adult who is overreacting to a child's totally-natural act of complaining about hunger, or the discomfort of a soiled diaper, or being too hot or too cold. 

Whereas the case in the past has been that adults' "complex problems have been of their own making," now the complex problems of children are of adults' making. 

So reason #39 for the willingness among the masses to forever be on a "path" or on a "journey" and to settle for no-cure treatment plans for what ails them is . . .

39. For whatever reason, adults have now normalized and embraced the complex while deserting the simple. 

Maharaj: "Somehow, people do not trust the simple, the easy, the always available." 

Consider the message in this exchange: 

Questioner: "Well, it is deep mystery to me. I am a simple man." 

Maharaj: "It is you who are deep, complex, mysterious, hard to understand. I am simplicity itself, compared to you." 

Maharaj explained: " We are complex beings, at war within and without. We contradict ourselves all the time, undoing today the work of yesterday. No wonder we are stuck" 

and 

"Your desires are so complex and contradictory — no wonder the society you create is also complex and contradictory" 

and 

"Truth is simple and open to all: Why do you complicate?" 

Indeed. Why? Because identification with personalities drives persons and thereby removes any and all ability to make conscious choices. The method offered in the past to clarify what it means to be driven is this:

See yourself in an automobile in which you are being driven. In that scenario, there are three places in the car you can be, and there is one place you cannot be:

If you are being driven, then you might be in the passenger seat; you might be in the back seat; or you might be locked away in the truck (a.k.a., the boot). Where you absolutely cannot be is in the driver's seat behind the steering wheel. That is what it is like to be driven:

You have no ability to determine where you go, when you go, how you go, whether you will go fast or slow, whether your trip will be calm and enjoyable or conducted at a breakneck speed, or whether you stay in the proper lane or run off the road and crash.

That's exactly the way persons live if abiding under the influence of personalities because each personality and every false role has a primary fear, a primary desire, and a hidden agenda that is driven by subconscious motives which are intended to perpetuate the myth that the false identities are real.

When abiding under the influence of personalities - when being driven by the fears and desires of personalities - there is no ability to make any conscious choices because the hidden, subconscious agendas of the personalities determine every thought which is thought which leads to every word that is spoken which leads to every action taken. So . . . ,

40. The masses are identified with false roles, three of the most popular being "The Super Religious One" (played, by the 97% on the planet who claim a religious affiliation with one religion or another); and / or "The Spiritual Giant" (played by the millions who brag, "I am not religious! I am spiritual!") and "The Super Seeker" (played by those whose programming, conditioning, etc. drives them to remain on a "path" or "journey" for their entire lifetime). 

As is the case with all those playing false roles (and being driven by their fears and desires and hidden agendas), there can be no conscious choice among the masses. Subconscious motives prevail, so the lives of those among the "non-realized masses" are one big game of bumper cars - racing about, running into this, hitting that, and normalizing the chaos they generate and which prevails all around them.

And all the while, persons are convinced that their lives are fine and that they're really having a lot of fun.

In their quest to avoid boredom, in fact, they eventually become addicted to chaos rather than being wise enough to prevent and / or avoid chaos. As a result, duality generates a "me vs. them" mindset; thus, instability also prevails:

The non-dualist Christ: "A dual-minded person is unstable in all ways."

Which brings the discussion to this:

41. Persons raised in environments which are chaotic and unstable and involve going and doing and zooming do not have to be taught that that kind of lifestyle is "normal"; they merely assume it is normal; then they internalize that belief; and then they normalize chaos and instability and going and doing and zooming; and then later on, they model that same kind of lifestyle for their offspring.

Because the imagined agendas of imagined ego-states determine all thoughts and words and actions, then the belief in "conscious choice" can only be imaginary as well.

The primary difference between pre-realization "floyd" and post-realization "floyd" is . . . complexity was the abnormal "norm" then whereas simplicity is the normal norm now. What does that include? 

A simple manner of abidance overall and, specifically, a simple way of moving through traffic; a simple way of conducting "relationships"; a simple way of eating; a simple way of shopping for the basic necessities; a simple way of working to pay the bills; a simple way of witnessing all as it really is;

a simple way of interacting with my daughter, her husband, and their child; a simple way - like that of the deer - of moving away from the noise and ignorance and all things obnoxious or absurd; a simple way of handing medical processes for the composite unity; and a simple way of maintaining a "position of neutrality" rather than being pulled into the masses' most prevalent condition of being emotionally intoxicated.

All complexities among humans are linked in one way or another to body identification, to mind identification, and to personality identification. Those are the assassins which target and kill off simplicity.

OF THE MIND
 
Maharaj: "What I teach is the ancient and simple way of liberation through understanding. Understand your own mind and its hold on you will snap"

OF THE PERSONALITY

Again, Maharaj: "It is all very simple; it is the presence of 'the person' that complicates."

["The body" and giving excessive attention to "the outside" rather than to "the inside" will be discussed tomorrow.]

The wise come to understand how complexities imprison. "Liberation" simply refers to having been freed once and for all from the condition of being driven unconsciously by the agendas of those three types of false identifications identified above.

Maharaj: "All ideas and distinctions exist in 'your world'; in mine, there is nothing of the kind. My 'world' is single and very simple" 

and 

"Be simple, be humble."

Finally, of the Ultimate Sickness he said:

"The disease is simple and the remedy equally simple. It is your mind only that makes you insecure and unhappy." 

To be continued. 

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