Tuesday, May 02, 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 "Q"

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Persons (the "non-realized") are also willing to enter onto a "path" and then end up staying on it, and willing to begin a "journey" which never reaches the destination but continue on that "journey" anyway, and 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, for this reason also: 

45. Persons (the "non-realized") are completely unable to differentiate the true from the false. 

That is, "persons" (the "non-realized" who have not been freed of their learned ignorance) are "con-able." Moreover, they can be so easily conned by cons because they are hopelessly trapped in the three key symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness which Maharaj identified as "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity."

Reason #45 is central - at the very core of - the reasons which drive persons to commit to stay with programs or movements or religions or spiritual groups or treatment plans which are not working. 

The inability to distinguish between what is true and what is not involves the process of inculcation (whereby some humans are able to take certain totally nonsensical concepts, notions, ideas, thoughts, perceptions, impressions, and views, a.k.a., "beliefs" and are able to fix those beliefs firmly in someone else's mind through frequent, forceful repetition).

Such inculcation is obviously central to the issue being discussed because it can be seen that it relates to so many of the other reasons which drive persons to dedicate themselves to methods which are not really working for them even as they are convinced that their methods are "helping them tremendously." 

46. A related phenomenon is "the belief that panaceas and placebos are effective," a belief which is commonplace among the masses.

To see how #45 (the inability to differentiate between truth and lies) is so central to the issue, merely look at how many of the other reasons are also related to that reason. For example, consider number . . .

1: The masses have all been programmed, conditioned, domesticated, acculturated, indoctrinated and brainwashed; and reason number . . . 

4. Being misinformed but loyal to authority; and reason number . . . 

5. Because of their propensity honor authority, they listen to misguided leaders; and reason number . . . 

20. Because they are still suffering from the presence of some remaining degree of "ignorance"; and reason number . . . 

21. Because they are still suffering from the presence of some remaining degree of "stupidity" or foolishness or senselessness; and reason number . . . 

22. Because they are still suffering from the presence of some remaining degree of "insanity"; and reason number . . . 

30. Because the senseless seems to make "perfect sense." Their perceptions and perspectives are the 180-degree opposite of reality and truth; and reason number . . . 

40. Because the masses are identified with false roles so everything about them will involve the false and the false will therefore be normalized; and reason number . . . 

43. Because humans are easily fooled, and most humans are being totally fooled. 

Related to #43 "being fooled," persons can - and do - listen to their favorite guru or rabbi or ayatollah or priest or preacher or politician and can hear that person share a bald-faced lie, a complete fabrication, a total falsehood, statements of unmitigated propaganda, but can then - because of the unwillingness of followers to question authority and because of followers' blind faith - accept as true any and every falsehood they hear or read, no matter how nonsensical or insane the falsehood is.

The masses are wired to believe every word that liars says. 

Maharaj: "It is the clinging to the false that makes the true so difficult to see." 

When a politician is trapped in the duality of believing in "white supremacy" and "eugenics," then his followers who have bought into the duality of white supremacy will cling to that falsehood and then, not only will "the true be difficult to be seen," it likely will never be seen. 

[When one believes in eugenics and believes that he has superior genes and that only those with superior genes should be allowed to live in his nation and allowed to breed, then the level of darkness brought by the unchecked arrogance which supports that belief is so entrenched that nothing will ever likely penetrate the belief's protective walls and bring light.] 

Next, nothing is more popular with those abiding in the delusion of false personality identifications than lies which support those false identities. 

 Maharaj: "The entire approach is through understanding, which is in the seeing of the false as false." 

Yet understanding rarely comes to those suffering the key symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness, (again, "ignorance, stupidity and insanity" per Maharaj). 

Maharaj: "It is the nature of the false that it appears real for a moment" (or forever). 

Maharaj: "All you need is a sincere longing for reality . . . the determination to be free from the false." 

Maharaj: "The way to truth lies through the destruction of the false. To destroy the false, you must question your most inveterate beliefs." 

Maharaj: "The false dissolves when it is discovered." 

Maharaj: "Stop imagining, stop believing. See the contradictions, the incongruities, the falsehood . . . ." 

Maharaj: "A spark of truth can burn up a mountain of lies." 

Yet the truth is not to be ennobled, either. That would be dualistic: "The false" = "bad"; "the true" = "good." To the contrary, Maharaj said: 

"Truth gives no advantage. It gives you no higher status, no power over others; all you get is truth and the freedom from the false." 

Here, as elsewhere, the message is that there is no one here who wants you to believe anything. No one could possibly "believe what I believe" because I believe nothing. 

Maharaj understood what many sages before and after that manifestation knew: "The truth cannot be stated," so why ennoble that which can never be shared anyway? 

The invitation here has always been: "Seek not to learn more; instead, unlearn all" 

and 

"Seek not a teacher to teach you more. Seek one that can guide you through the unlearning process, through the deprogramming process (rather than through a 'reprogramming' process), that is, through the de-accumulation process which can free persons of all of the stored-in-the-mind learned ignorance. 

Maharaj: "It is the discarding of the false that opens the way to the true." 

Maharaj: " In truth you do not help others, because there are no others. You divide people into noble and ignoble and you ask the noble to help the ignoble. You separate, you evaluate, you judge and condemn. In the name of truth, you destroy it. Your very desire to formulate truth denies it, because it cannot be contained in words. Truth can be expressed only by the denial of the false. Renunciation of the false is liberating and energizing" 

and 

"Truth does not assert itself." 

Enlightenment / realization he made clear is about . . .

. . . "the seeing of the false as false and rejecting it. It is useless to search for truth, when the mind is blind to the false. It must be purged of the false completely before truth can dawn on it." 

Maharaj: "There is no such state as 'seeing the real'. Who is to see what? You can only be the real — which you are, anyhow. The problem is only mental. Abandon false ideas, that is all. There is no need of true ideas. There aren’t any." 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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