Wednesday, May 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 "FF"

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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 additional reason as well: 

67. Because there are nine basic personality types and only one of those types (Type Four) can inspire non-conformity while the most prevalent type (Type Six) - along with several other types - inspires conformity, and that most prevalent type will influence persons in all cultures to reward conformity and to discourage and even punish non-conformity. 

Ninety-seven percent of the people on the planet claim to be "religious" while billions more claim to be "spiritual." That means that over 7.468 billion of the 7.6 billion persons on the planet are all marching to a similar beat; therefore, to follow a religious path or to undertake a spiritual journey or to enter into some sort of religious or spiritual program is to go with the grain, not against the grain. And the grain is, and always has been, ignorant and insane. 

Yet it is that which is "conventional," which is "popular," and which is attractive to seekers that inspires them to run to those whom Maharaj warned seekers to stay away from, namely, "The Big Name Teachers." Why? Because if they are popular, they are offering a conventional message disguised in a cloak of "some really-deep profundities and philosophy." 

So of course attachment to "path" and "journeys" and "plans" has become the "norm" among the masses who have been programmed and conditioned to "be good," to "be better than you presently are," to "be better than you've been in the past," and to now claim to be "better than I was . . . in fact, much better." 

Thus most humans are conformists rather than finding their "own way" or finding an understanding which differs from being clung to by the masses. When "Maharaj the Maverick" truly reached that state, the result was that he could no longer be muzzled, could no longer be influenced by the popular religious teachings in his nation, could no longer be drawn in by "spirituality," could no longer play "spiritual roles," and could no longer march to the beat of the same drummer which the masses have always marched to.

He could not hear the cadence being pounded out by that drummer of the masses. He was independent and courageous enough to share pointers which were not already being ascribed to, and approved by, the public at large and by the masses all around the globe. 

He also warned seekers about the effects of conditioning and why the mind must end by way of reaching a no-beliefs, zero concepts state. It's really easy for those who are awake, aware and conscious to empty the mind by abandoning all of the concepts, notions, ideas, (a.k.a., "beliefs) which have been taught and which now make up the mental mess of so-called "knowledge" (which Maharaj referred to as "learned ignorance").

There is likely no other way to be free of the effects of programming, conditioning, etc. than total rejection of all that has been taught and learned and accepted as truth.

Regarding that subject, someone calling herself Bumpkin Wolfgang wrote: "I can’t tell you how to go beyond your conditioning, because to completely do so is probably impossible. Whether we identify with or rebel against our roots, those roots are what influenced our earliest conception of reality and will forever be a part of us." 

Again, the exception involves de-programming, not re-programming. If persons are in a program which is going about the business of re-programming its members, that program is only going to add to - rather than actually address - the already-extensive set of problems and disorders which its members had when they joined. 

To convince persons that "they have found" is to end their search prematurely. Yes, all seeking should eventually end, but it should not end because persons have been deluded into thinking they they have arrived at their destination when they are actually not even half way there.

Additionally, de-conditioning the mind also involves rejecting everything that you have ever been taught. Why? Because that is what conditioned you to begin with. But Wolfgang is likely right, and Maharaj would have likely agreed, "guessimating" in the end that only 1 out of 10,000,000 will ever succeed at realizing, that is, at being freed from all learned ignorance. How might they differ though? 

Wolfgang claims that you will never be "done," that you must always be learning more. So much for de-accumulation. Maharaj suggested that you reject all you have learned and then stop trying to learn any more: 

He said, 

"All illness begins in the mind." 

"Your confusion is . . . in your mind." 

"Whatever is conceived by the mind must be false, for it is bound to be relative and limited." 

"Distrust your mind, and go beyond." 

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

" . . . The mind obscures and distorts." 

"It is the mind that creates illusion." 

"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." 

"Beyond the mind there is no suffering." 

So if the problem centers in the mind, and since a sick mind - obviously - cannot heal a sick mind, then what is the solution, per Maharaj? 

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

"Learn to separate yourself from the image and the mirror. Keep on remembering: I am neither the mind nor its ideas." 

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

"Abandon the wrong ideas, for they are false and obstruct your vision . . . ." 

"The death of the mind is the birth of wisdom." 

"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 his state in the end, 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 . . . ." 

Want to be free of the mind? 

Maharaj advised: "Reach a state of zero-concepts." 

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

"I am double dead: not only am I dead to my body, but to my mind, too." 

 "I find I have lost the mind irretrievably." 

See? The message with Maharaj and the message here are the same in that Maharaj did not have a desire for anyone to believe what he believed because - in the end - he reached what he called a "zero concepts state" and believed nothing. Same here. 

How could I want anyone to believe what I believe when I believe nothing? It would be like saying, "Everyone should have what I have: a nice, full-developed, cute and lovely little womb." How crazy would that be to claim "everyone should have a womb just like mine" when I have no womb at all? The same applies to beliefs.

Moreover, how crazy is it to believe what everyone else believes? The answer: totally.

Remember the woman who ended our relationship when I revealed that I am neither a believer in God nor an atheist who does not believe in God. She said, "Floyd, millions of people cannot be wrong about their belief in God."

The reply: "I agree. Millions have not been wrong about their belief in God. In fact, it is trillions and trillions who have been wrong about their belief in God."

Believing something because it is believed by the masses who are being suffering by what Maharaj identified as "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity" would be . . . well, ignorant and stupid and insane.

All believing in "this" but not believing in "that" is dualistic. Here, the closest way that the truth can be pointed to would be to use the term "No-Belief-er." 

More to the point for "seekers" is this: If the mind goes, then peace comes, and if peace comes, then going and doing and zooming and racing about and being attached to never-ending paths and journeys and plans will also go. 

 Radical? Yes. Impossible? No. 

The masses stick to their conventional thoughts and conventional words and conventional behaviors and feel quite comfortable with that - so they think; yet being followers and living in a sheep-like fashion and being obedient to all authority figures will rob persons of their freedom, and who that is not free can possibly be comfortable?

Maharaj was a rebel, an insurgent, a mutineer, a revolutionary, a radical, and a dissenter. So what is calling to be rebelled against? All of the content of the mind which has not yet been questioned and which has been accepted as truth based on blind faith only. 

Maharaj: "Rebel against your slavery to your mind. See your bonds as self-created and break the chains of attachment and revulsion." Consider: 

Questioner: "I can see the mechanism of my confusion, but I do not see my way out of it." 

Maharaj: "The very examination of the mechanism shows the way. After all, your confusion is only in your mind, which never rebelled so far against confusion and never got to grips with it." 

He suggested: "Why don’t you create your own environment? The world has only as much power over you as you give it. Rebel. Go beyond duality; make no difference between east and west." 

The breakfast of "The Champions of Duality" includes a big bowl of "all-goodness-and-no-badness" mush with a big scoop of "better than" stirred into the mix and with a big ole heapin', stinkin' side dish of conformity.

As with Goldilocks and all perfectionists, "The Endless Seekers" and "The Super Seekers" are seeking a perfect blend which will renders them . . . "just right." 

And when that is the agenda, then of course there's going to be a willingness to stay on a "path" that they believe will maintain a supposedly "better" condition, and a willingness to stick with a "journey" to the end, and a willingness to stay with a totally ineffective treatment plan for what ails persons. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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