Wednesday, May 03, 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 "R"

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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 still normalize that and stay with that ineffective plan, anyway, for two more additional reasons: 

48. Persons (the "non-realized") are 

(A) driven by the hidden, subconscious agendas of their assigned or assumed personalities 

and are

(B) driven to upgrade those false identities shortly after they are assigned or assumed. 

So if persons assume the role of "The Seeker," then they will soon upgrade that false self and see themselves as "The Super Seeker." At that point, as is the case with all supposedly "good" roles, obsession (reason #34) will trigger an obsession with seeking and then fanaticism (reason #35) will activate unconsciously and will result in the manifestation of the most fervent and zealous and impassioned levels of seeking imaginable.

And when passion is at play, then emotional intoxication will follow, and reason and logic will never manifest alongside emotional intoxication.

Moreover, persons (those attached to their false personas) will never willingly forfeit any false identity. To the contrary, persons are often willing to fight to the death to preserve each false identity which they have assumed. 

If his spouse comes to "The Husband" / "The Super Husband" and says, "I'm leaving you," "The Husband" / "The Super Husband" will feel as if "he" - not some false identity - is under attack and being threatened.

When the one who had been playing the co-dependent, counterpart role required for his role of "The Husband" / "The Super Husband" to exist (namely, "The Wife") determines that she is no longer willing to pay that role, "he" may assume an offensive posture and strike back even as his ego-state feels that he is in a justifiable defensive posture.

Are many husbands willing to fight to the death over the loss of their phony role? Statistics say, "Yes." In the U.S. 59% of all women murdered annually are killed by their partner during a breakup.

As another similar example, let someone think that you are one of those whom they believe has supposedly "declared war on Christmas" or has supposedly "declared war on Christianity" or has supposedly "declared war on Islam" and see what kind of fight you are in for.

Again, persons are often willing to fight to the death to preserve each false identity which they have assumed, and the attachment to "The Seeker" / "The Super Seeker" role is just as resolute and unyielding and unwavering and just as steadfast and tenacious and just as zealous as other roles such as "The Husband" / "The Super Husband," "The Super Religious One" or "The Spiritual Giant."

Additionally, if one believes that she or he can dissuade with facts or logic or reason "Super Seekers" who are wasting time and energy with their religious going and doing and zooming or with their spiritual workaholism and who are living under the influence of their baseless beliefs instead of simply abiding naturally and peacefully, the odds are that she or he will fail; 

nevertheless . . . 

. . . if one is discussing the bondage which results when persons' beliefs form bars which, in turn, form the prison called "the mind"; 

and 

. . . if one is discussing one's own experiences, 

and 

 . . . if one's experiences include having found a way to end the bondage via use of certain methods which destroyed those bars and brought about the prerequisite for happiness (namely, complete freedom and totally independence), 

then (as was the case with Maharaj who understood that few who came to the loft would ever really "get it") 

even if the odds of a seeker being freed from incessant seeking and then being able to abide freely and naturally and independently are almost nil, what the heck . . . give it a shot anyway. Share if the universal consciousness so moves, and then let the chips fall where they may.

In fact, why not share the facts surrounding the experience which led to freedom from incessant seeking and set the stage for abiding naturally and freely and in a relaxed manner rather than in the go-do-zoom manner in which Super Seekers are trapped without even realizing that they are trapped? 

The next reason for persons remaining dedicated to an endless path or endless journey or to an ineffective treatment plan is:

49. Those with the Ultimate Sickness and its symptoms which Maharaj identified as "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity," despise wisdom, and it is wisdom which is required to finally find that which is truly to be sought (namely, also per Maharaj, "freedom from learned ignorance") and, thereafter . . .

to abandon attachment to all seeking and to all journeys and to all non-viable treatment plans; and then . . .

to abide naturally (meaning, to abide in the same way in which all living things on the planet abide with the single exception of humans who have the Ultimate Sickness). 

Those attached to abiding unnaturally and / or to abiding in some supposedly supernatural (spiritual, magical-thinking) way find independence-bringing wisdom to be anathema. 

There are also those who are proud of ignorance, and they abhor wisdom. 

There are those who openly brag about their ignorance while expressing disdain for those who are not like them. Such types find wisdom to be an abomination. 

Those attached to distortions and delusions and illusions detest those who point to truth and to a spot on perspective. 

Those who are attached to their "good" roles, to their "holy" roles and to their "divine and mystical and otherworldly" roles loathe the wise when they expose the phony and inauthentic nature of supposedly "good" roles . . . and all other roles as well. 

Some who are on a "path" or who are engaged in a "journey" or who are enamored with their totally ineffective treatment plans feel superior to "those who haven't been fortunate enough to have found what they have found." Their arrogance will set up defensive barriers which will block them from seeing any of the actual facts about the futility of that which they are attached to.

There are those - trapped in what Maharaj called their "kindergarten-level spirituality" - who worship their supposed THAT-ness while ignoring the IS-ness. Of such types, a pointer from one 'non-dualist"is relevant: “The point is to wake up, not to earn a Ph.D. in waking up.”

So of course those who despise wisdom will love their attachments to seeking, to their journeys-without-end, and to their fruitless and futile treatment plans. So it is, but so it need not be.

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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