Sunday, June 18, 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 HHH - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS 

Specific "reasons" cause persons 

• to be obsessive and compulsive 

• and render them unable to relax 

• and lead them to be driven to go and do and zoom (whether that involves religion; spirituality; employment; "personal relationships"; politicking; reforming; rescuing; seeking love; seeking mass approval and applause and admiration; trying to escape responsibilities; accumulating; finding caretakers; or controlling). 

• We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest 

• and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

So, to continue: 

Persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #42: body identification and the resultant idealization of form over substance, of appearance over reality, of the inauthentic over the authentic, of dishonesty over honesty, and of masquerading rather than discarding all masks leads to the masses being occupied and preoccupied primarily with the look of "the outside" facade over any concern with what is on "the inside" 

and 

reason #45: persons (the "non-realized") are completely unable to differentiate the true from the false 

The causes of reasons #42 and #45?

CONDITIONING and ACCULTURATION 

Phoniness is not innate. It is rooted in learned behavior and in what is modeled by the adults who had the earliest influence over children.

A preference for . . .

that which is not real and that which is not genuine and that which is fake and counterfeit 

is acquired, not innate. 

The phrase, "Out of the mouth of babes" points to the fact that children are honest and will verbalize what they are perceiving, often to the embarrassment of their parents who prefer friend-keeping lies over relationship-breaking truths; thus, the falsehood, the deception, the not truthful, the concocted, the insincere, the deceitful and the affected become the norm in cultures where phoniness is rewarded or is reinforced more than authenticity. 

Additionally, some cultures generate far more phoniness than others. 

Regular visitors to this site know that there are nine basic personality types which all persons have to varying degrees. Among the most inauthentic are Type Threes who are subsumed by their desire to look good, to be seen an being beautiful, to be seen as being charming, and to present in ways which attract admiration. Nothing that they show in public is real or true, but it looks good. 

Similarly, there are cultures and nations which exhibit more than an average share of Type Three traits and behaviors, including the U.S., France, and China, all of which have a preponderance of citizens who display Type Three traits. Highly valued in Type Threes and in Type Three cultures and Type Three nations is the concept of "being a success," but when that is not the actual case, then maintaining the appearance of being a success is next best. 

As far as the subject of this series, those who are concerned with image and with being perceived as being respectable and with being "better" and / or "better than" are more likely than most to attach to supposedly special paths or to engage in supposedly special journeys or attach to supposedly special programs. 

Also, persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #43: humans are easily fooled, and most humans are being totally fooled 

and 

reason # 47: the masses are wired to believe every word that liars say. 

The causes of reasons #43 and #47? 

THE KEY SYMPTOMS OF THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS (IDENTIFIED BY MAHARAJ AS "IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY, AND INSANITY") 

Foolishness is defined as "a lack of sense or judgment; stupidity." Also, "folly, idiocy, imbecility, silliness, inanity, imprudence, lack of foresight, lack of sense, irresponsibility, indiscretion, foolhardiness, rashness, and recklessness." 

Some will remember a posting years ago about a fellow named John who lived across the street from me. When John reached the age of ten or so, he developed a case of somnambulism, a.k.a., sleepwalking. Initially, his parents would find him asleep in the bathtub most mornings. Other mornings, he would be asleep on the floor in the living room. 

Eventually, John began walking out of doors and they'd find him down the road, sleeping in neighbors' front yards or, on a few occasions, sleeping on the edge of the street. Could he have been struck by a car while walking in the street or lying in the street late at night or during early morning hours? Of course. 

When he was walking in his sleep, did he lack "sense and judgment"? Absolutely. Did he exhibit "folly and imprudence and a lack of foresight, irresponsibility, indiscretion, foolhardiness, rashness, and recklessness"? Absolutely. 

And that is also the way that the masses live their lives each day, walking in their sleep, talking in their sleep, trying to complete work assignments in their sleep, etc.

[Next to suffering most from the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness, the "non-realized" masses  suffer second most from somnambulism.]

As for really treating what ails persons, consider: 

Is there anything more foolish than 

** recognizing that one has a problem - say with the abuse of alcohol - 

and 

** then seeks help with the problem

and

** then finds a group whose members say, "We have the answers that you are seeking," 

** only to have them finally admit, "Well, actually, we have no cure. Our plan focuses on treating symptoms rather than cause, but our plan can at least give you a 24-hour reprieve if you follow it, and that's the best we have to offer" 

and then 

** having the one who is suffering say, "Okay. Sounds good to me"? Again, is there anything more foolish than going along with that?

If one goes to an emergency room, suffering from a compound fracture and the people there say, "We don't treat compound fractures but we can put a temporary bandage on the wound," would one's search for treatment end there? Would one say, "Okay, let's go with your temporary bandage and I'll go on home. I need to be at work tomorrow anyway"? 

Or would one say, "Thanks but no thanks. I'm going to look around a bit more"?

Moreover, the same no-final-solution-approach applies to almost all paths and journeys which make clear that "there is no end to the things you're going to have to do if you take our path or enter into this journey that we're on. It's a lifetime deal and you'll never be done." 

Would it not be the height of foolishness to say, "Okay . . . sounds good to me . . . I'll go along with what you say"? 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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