Sunday, May 28, 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 PP - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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THE RATIONALE FOR UNDERSTANDING "THE REASONS" AND BEING FREED FROM THEIR INFLUENCE, PART THREE 

There is a major irony involved with (1) those persons who are deemed by their cultures to be "rotten to the core" and "absolutely horrible" vs. (2) those persons who are deemed by their cultures to be "wonderful" and "pure" or "a great Christian / Jew / Muslim / etc." or a "genuinely-exceptional spiritual person": 

Actually, they all display the exact same traits. 

In many communities around the globe, there are successful leaders of organized crime operations who are managing large pools of employees and who have expanded their businesses to include trafficking in humans; making money from the acquisition and sale of illicit goods; selling weapons and arms; 

handling the manufacture and shipment and distribution of drugs; planning armed robberies and white collar crimes; dealing in counterfeiting and money laundering; running protection rackets and shaking down business people; and offering murder for hire and well as being involved in a wide range of other criminal activities. They are making millions and billions of dollars each year. 

Also in those same communities are other business people who are deemed to be champions of capitalism; running their operations successfully; hiring large pools of employees; formulating short-term and long-term business plans; making friends with influential politicians and decision-makers in their community; and making millions and billions of dollars annually. 

In the state where I was raised, we watched Carlos Marcello run a financial empire for decades; we also watched "respected persons in the community who were running supposedly legitimate financial empires." 

Some of the people running large, successful businesses or vast financial empires were deemed to be "evil people" while other business persons were deemed to be "really good people," but both types displayed the same egotism-supported ego-states; both types displayed a plethora of personality disorders; 

both types displayed high levels of drive and energy and a willingness to work and do whatever was required to succeed; both types were obvious pleasure-seekers; both types were often in church on Sunday mornings because they wanted Power as well as power to help them achieve their goals; both types wanted eternal continuity of the manifest consciousness; both types had an unchecked and unfettered desire to control; 

both types believed in "the other" (which they were taught from early on to fear and hate); both types displayed an excess of arrogance and a sense of superiority and a certain cocksureness and even a special way of walking which said, "I've got it, and you don't"; and both types believed that they were awake when they were actually totally asleep. 

 Go down the list of "reasons" which drive the masses to behave the way they do in regards to their seeking and you'll find the same "reasons" or "causes" behind everything else that persons are seeking, be it knowledge, wealth, love, fame, respect, control, power, an unlimited accumulation of "stuff," whatever. 

Maharaj noted that no one visited the loft and actually understood the message offered there unless she or he had transitioned beyond a belief in either sin or virtue. Until that is understood, most will live a Goldilocks-type existence, always wanting things and people to be perfect - to be "just right" - and, therefore, always wanting what they do not have (and will never have). 

For a time, they might hate the ass they are with and wish for a saint, until they get the saint. Some of you know that one woman and her children explained that after their husband / father celebrated his 365th day in the recovery program which had supposedly molded him into a spiritual giant, his family members found that "the jerk" they had lived with in the past was more tolerable than the newly-minted "holy being and glorified soul" they were now dealing with.

The fact: it matters not whether one is playing a "good" role or a "bad" role, the same traits and driving forces will be at play in the mind of each; thus, the "reasons" or causes being discussed here and which are pleading to be understood are the same traits which are driving both "The Good One," "The Super Religious One," The Spiritual Giant" and "The Super Seeker" as well as "The Mob Boss," "The Wicked Criminal," "The Malicious Magnate," and "The Evil Tycoon." 

The wise see that the "reasons" which are behind whatever thoughts or words or actions which persons believe are making them "good" or "better" or even "great" are the same "reasons" or causes which are behind whatever humans do which makes them or others conclude that they are "worse" or "bad" or "awful." 

In September, it will have been seventy years since the one called "floyd" was supposedly "born." Those years have provided more than ample opportunity to witness time and again that the thoughts and words and actions of both "the sinner" and "the virtuous one" are equally repugnant, and Maharaj had no respect for either. 

Both types will always show, at one time or another or in one way or another, evidence of the presence of the "reasons" outlined in this series which generate ignorant and insane thoughts and words and actions, and the invitation to seekers is to expand the understanding beyond what locks persons onto endless "paths" or "journeys" and see that those same influences lock them into the Ultimate Sickness. 

These "reasons" do not only identify what is driving seekers but also identify what is driving the masses, seekers or not. These are the mental and emotional and psychological forces which are driving all "non-realized persons" and which are begging to be addressed if one would be free and at peace and able to function from a state of being awake and aware and conscious rather than moving through the relative existence in the typical and commonplace sleep-walking, sleep-talking fashion. 

Tomorrow, reason #5 and others will be discussed. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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