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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 #48: persons - the "non-realized" - are constantly engaging in the mental act of upgrading themselves  (their "selves") and downgrading "others" and / or themselves as well. 

That is, 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. 

The causes of reason #48? 


Studies have shown that Christianity has been dualistically “divided into six major ecclesiastico-cultural blocs, divided into 300 major ecclesiastical traditions, and divided of over 33,000 distinct denominations . . . .” 

The battle lines which have inspired Jews to kill other Jews and inspired Christians to kill other Christians and inspired Muslims to kill Muslims and inspired all of them to kill people affiliated with a religion other than their own have always involved divisions established along religious lines as well as along sectarian lines within their religions. 

Thus, in the earliest pagan religions, in Platonic philosophy, in Kantian philosophy, and in the earlier ancient sky cults that have evolved into over four thousand modern-day religions / spiritual movements / sky cults, the distinction have been drawn between . . . 

a. “evil phenomenal things” vs. “good Noumenal things”; between 

b. “higher and lower” things; between 

c. desirable “advanced minds” and undesirable “uneducated minds”; and especially between 

d. realms that are desirable and realms that are undesirable. 

The result has been a planet occupied by seven billion persons who, with few exceptions, have been programmed and conditioned in ways that inspire ego-state assumption, egotism-driven judging, and then constant “upgrading” or “downgrading” (that is, constant absorption in their dual-mindedness which results, in turn, in being “unstable in all ways”). 

That has generated a dualistic “mindset” globally that inspires “The Wife” to self-elevate her status to “The Super Wife” and that inspires “The Husband” to self-elevate to “The Super Husband.” Such upgrading of a culturally-assigned ego-state is at the root of the 50-60% divorce rate on the globe. 

It has generated the dualistic, xenophobic mindset that drives those in one city to believe they are better than persons in another city; that inspires those in one state to believe they are better than persons in another state; that drives those in one nation to believe they are better than persons in another nation; 

that drives those in one race to believe they are better than persons in another race; that inspires those in one economic bracket to believe they are better than persons in a lower bracket; and that drives those with one sexual preference to believe they are better than persons with a different orientation. 

Different. Different. Different. Better than. Better than. Better than. 

All dualistic nonsense which has left almost all of a planet’s population to be, again, “unstable in all ways.” That process of upgrading and downgrading has driven persons to . . . 

1. believe in this “lesser world” on planet earth and to 

2. believe in a “higher, better world” that can be accessed when someone “good” “dies” and leaves “this world” (an “upgrading” of “this world”) and to 

3. believe in a “lesser, lower world” (a downgrading of “this world”) that awaits those who have been “bad.” 

That near-globally-held mindset would inspire persons to look at the summative statement of non-duality (I AM THAT; I AM”) and to suggest that the “THAT-ness” is preferred vs. the AM-ness which should not be preferred. 

Since the earliest instance when a leader with a hidden agenda of controlling and gaining power over others set forth to his followers the notion of there being dual worlds - to followers who blindly bought into that notion - there has been a belief in (A) this “bad” world vs. a “good” one where the gods live, the gods who are supposedly controlling events on earth and a belief in (B) a good eternal life in a good world – or upgrade - vs. a bad eternal life in a bad world – or downgrade. 

Be the upgraded version of this world called “Heaven” or “The Higher Place" or “Nirvana” or “Paradise” or “The Holiest Place” or “The World to Come” ad infinitum, and be the downgraded version called “Hell” or “The Underworld” or “The Low Place,” ad infinitum, the fact is this: 

the nature of the “relationship“ between the imagined and imaginary dual worlds has become the ultimate source of controversy; of debate; of division; of argument; of a sense of separation; of a sense of different-from-ment; of a sense of better-than-ment; of the willingness to attach to one endless "path" or another; 

of the willingness to engage in endless "journeys" and religious or spiritual workaholism; and the source of a sense of self-righteousness that has led - more than any other factor throughout the history of humanity - to the planet's constant judging, fighting, wars, torturing, maiming, and killing. 

As Maharaj made clear, the relative existence of the masses is overlaid with “ignorance, stupidity, and insanity.” Again, he did not say that there are “ignorant persons, stupid persons, and insane persons,” knowing full well there are no persons at all. (Personas might be assumed as identities, but they are images, as unreal as a mirage and as unreal as a ghostly apparition rising from a steaming miasma.) 

All of that is based in duality, in believing in concepts and identities and then either upgrading those concepts and identities or downgrading concepts and identities. 

And constant upgrading and downgrading are exactly what happens when the relative existence is overlaid with distortions, delusions, illusions, fantasies, fallacies, and myth-and-superstition-and-xenophobia-based beliefs. “This world” is upgraded to “heaven,” “Paradise,” “Nirvana,” etc. or downgraded to “hell,” “eternal punishment,” “Hades,” etc. Similar to upgrading and downgrading “the world,” persons upgrade themselves and downgrade others (and some also downgrade themselves).

That is why spouses become upgraded from “The Wife” or “The Husband” to “The Super Wife” or “The Super Husband” and why they will later be downgraded to “A Lousy Excuse For a Husband” or “A Really Rotten Wife.” 

Too, countries become upgraded to “The Greatest Nation on Earth” (one of the U.S.A.’s favorite delusions). And that upgrading and downgrading happens ever second, 24-7, all around the globe. 

It’s all nonsense, overlaid on the relative existence and erroneously taken to be the Truth, and it is a process that is based in a failure to be aware of (and a failure to understand fully) the summative statement of non-duality, namely, “I AM THAT; I AM.” 

To understand the paradoxical nature of that statement - and the non-dual nature of the understanding of the message itself - is to know that the statement does not have two parts. The statement’s message is “not two”; is it “one,” making clear that there is no separation and no duality. Yet that is understood only if Realized. So much for better or worse versions of "this world" that supposedly await "the good people" and "the bad people." 

There does not await any reward or any punishment; there does not await a “good” world where angels float about and sign praises to what would have to be a mightily-egotistical God who would want that; and there are no celestial bedrooms filled with hundreds of wives, hundreds of concubines, and seventy-two virgins that await religious martyrs. 

(That would be perfect proof of the adage that “One person’s heaven is another person’s hell.” Consider the level of control that comes from religious programming and brainwashing when ignorant men subject the women in their culture to a current existence that is a living hell, when the women are promised that they are going to spend eternity being sex objects for those same men, and when those women nevertheless cling to their religion anyway.) 

So, there is either the AM-ness with reality overlaid upon it . . . or not. If Reality is overlaid upon the relative, then the relative unfolds with all of the ease and peace of THAT. 

The Reality which marks the Original Nature and the unadulterated, present reality of the post-Realization relative existence are understood. Thus, it can be seen that overlaying something on the relative existence is nothing new and is not unique; it will have something overlaid upon it. That might as well be Reality. That might as well be distortion-free witnessing. That might as well be sanity and logic and reason. 

So how does that “application” or “overlaying” happen, if there is no “Applier”? 

“Liberation” dimply involved being liberated from the subconscious agendas of personality which drive thoughts and words and actions. 

Realization is about realizing all that is false and giving up belief in the false; about realizing all that is based in myth and superstition and abandoning belief in mythical and superstitious things; about realizing that learned ignorance and insanity have been controlling every aspect of one’s relative existence and then realizing how to become free of believing in ignorant things and being restored to sanity. 

Post-Realization existence is about abiding naturally and spontaneously after no longer being driven by the widespread ignorance that prevails throughout all cultures. It is about overlaying Reality on reality, allowing restored sanity rather than insanity to determine what one says and does. 

Therefore, it should be clearer (if one sees the way that the AM-ness is downgraded and the way the THAT-ness is upgraded) why so few ever Realize. Their version of “Realization” involves abiding as THAT and trying to be free of the AM-ness rather than enjoying it. 

What is taken to be “an individual” or “a personal self” is actually nothing more than a composite unity, a triad consisting of an elemental plant food body, a body-cum-conscious, and a body circulating air, then - in order to be free - one need but understand what the eventual fate of every composite unity must be: 

The elements will return to the universal pool of elements; the air will return to the universal pool of air; and the always-temporarily manifested consciousness be released and will return to the universal pool of conscious-energy. 

That is the end game for that which is known as "floyd," and that is the end game for what is known as "you." For "you" and for "me," there is no "later" that will be known; there is only NOW as far as "you" and "i" are concerned. There is no "Experiencer" now, so there darn sure will be no "Experiencer" later. 

In fact, there will be no "later" at all as far as the composite unity is concerned. The sane, therefore, understand that if there is to be any joy, it must be enjoyed NOW. With a clear and sane understanding of the fate of the three parts that comprise the composite unity, then what could possibility be thought to exist post-manifestation? 

The air and elements and energy which were temporarily united can no longer be united and, therefore, cannot possible know or be aware of anything post-manifestation, including the THAT-ness. THAT, prior to manifestation, did not know anything. 

Consciousness (in order to be conscious-of) must be manifested, and consciousness (in order to understand THAT – the not-manifested awareness) must also be manifest to become aware of awareness and for awareness to become aware of itself. Unmanifest, conscious-energy cannot be conscious of; moreover, awareness cannot be aware of awareness if not manifested first as conscious-energy which has Realized. 

Wherefore, then, the justification for such widespread upgrading of that / THAT which is post-manifestation? And wherefore such downgrading of the relative existence? 

When consciousness is manifested and realizes, only then - not "later" - can awareness become aware of itself and its Original Nature. In the eBook entitled Your Original Nature, it is made clear that the only “benefit” to understanding THAT – Your Original Nature – is to abide as THAT NOW, allowing the unchecked freedom of THAT to be the model for abiding freely . . . now. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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