Monday, June 26, 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 PPP - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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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 #56: most seekers think they must focus only on things noumenal; and reason #57: most of the persons presenting the various types of "paths" and "journeys" and "treatment plans" are instructing seekers to focus on the noumenal in order to find a solution to humanity's problems by being godly, religious, spiritual, etc.; 

and reason #58: the steps on those "paths" or "journeys" or "plans" call for the playing of certain "noumenal-based roles" such as "The Super Religious One," "The Spiritual Giant," "The Supreme Self," "The Super Seeker," etc. and reason #59: because the end goal of those "paths" or "journeys" or "plans" is to the lead persons to the assumption of those roles and to inspires them to work thereafter - for the remainder of the (so-called) seekers' or devotees' or believers' or followers' or disciples' lifetimes - to maintain those roles. 

The causes behind reasons 56, 57, 58, and 59? 

PROGRAMMING, BELIEF SYSTEMS, INCLUDING (A) THE BELIEF IN "LIFE AFTER DEATH" and (B) THE BELIEF IN "ETERNAL REWARDS" (VS. "ETERNAL PUNISHMENT") and (C) THE BELIEF IN THE XENOPHOBIC PROPAGANDA WHICH PERSONS ARE EXPOSED TO as well as THE ASSUMPTION OF EGO-STATES (SUCH AS "THE PATRIOT," "THE HERO," "THE BRAVE ONE") and THE CONDITIONING AND PROGRAMMING TO OPERATE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF BLIND FAITH AND UNQUESTIONING LOYALTY 

I. During the Spanish-American War, the Spanish fleet were hiding in the Santiago de Cuba bay. The Americans decided that they could take one of their coal tankers and intentionally sink it at the mouth of the bay, thereby trapping the Spanish inside the harbor. The U.S. commanders wanted volunteers to do what everyone assumed would be a complete suicide mission. So many sailors volunteered that they had to pull straws to determine who got the privilege of dying for their country, and there were men sobbing in tears for not being picked for the ability to go die on the mission. 

II. On April 1, 1945, Allied forces invaded the island of Okinawa and engaged the Japanese in what would be called "the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War." My dad sailed from the west coast of the U.S. in the second wave of U.S. military personnel to land on that Pacific island and arrived just as the campaign turned its focus on the clearing out of caves and other hiding places by using methods which traumatized the surviving fighters on both sides. 

But, according to dad, even knowing what awaited on Okinawa was less frightening than the fact that the Japanese air force had pilots who were willing to commit suicide for the Emperor's cause. The so-called kamikaze attacks were suicide missions conducted by military aviators from the Empire of Japan against Allied naval vessels in the Pacific. 

The suicidal pilots were only given enough fuel to get their planes to the U.S. ships transporting military personnel and equipment and supplies, so they knew that there was no turning back and that their mission was to drop their torpedoes and bombs and then fly their planes into ships, killing themselves and as many others as they could. 




Dad seldom spoke about those events, but he did remark once that "if you're in a fight with a person who wants to win, that's going to be quite a fight, but if you're in a fight with a person willing to die, you're going to be in one helluva fight." 

III. Nowadays, it seems that there is another group which is easily attracting an endless supply of people who are willing to commit suicide for the cause, this time, the cause of Allah and the cause of the caliphate (which will supposedly provide for the reign of a Muslim chief and a new, theocratic world order). 

The 9 / 11 attackers were a modern-day version of the kamikaze pilots, well aware that they were on a suicide mission to die as they flew two of their hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City and one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth plane, which did not reach its target, was possibly intending to strike either the U.S. Capitol or the White House. 

Between 1981 and September 2015, a total of 4,814 suicide attacks occurred in over forty countries.

To look at the often miserable lives of those volunteering for Islamic suicide missions might reveal one factor in their decision to die for the cause, but the promise of - and belief in - an afterlife in a heavenly brothel might be a greater factor. The Islamic suicide bombers not only believe that they are going to be given seventy-two virgins in their paradise but will also receive thousands of wives and thousands of sexually-skilled whores to service them during their supposedly-eternal orgy. 

IV. And others, these from the U.S., are also engaging in suicide missions: they are the members of the U.S. volunteer army. For years, U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have been sent on one suicide mission after another, having correctly anticipated that certain deployments they were being sent on would be a setup for them to be killed, yet they followed orders and went nevertheless.

Often, their predictions proved to be correct. While there have been a few isolated instances of mutiny, for the most parts, the U.S. military members have blindly and unquestioningly followed orders. The process is on-going. As recently as last month, a suicide car bomber hit a U.S. convoy in Afghanistan. 

Now, one trait of the manifested consciousness has been discussed, specifically, a desire for continuity. Birds, being sane, fly away from me if I approach them during a walk through the woods. With no thought involved, they want the manifested consciousness within to remain manifested. The same applies to all sane living things which display that same desire for continuity . . . with one exception. The exception? Programmed and conditioned humans who have been robbed of their sanity. 

A man named Mark, who volunteered two times to serve year-long tours in Vietnam was traumatized to such a degree by his experiences that he never fully recovered. He was a self-described "God-fearing, NRA gun-toting, Republican, Iowa farm boy" and "a patriot who loved America" who was "willing to die for his country." 

Eventually, he would idealize his Vietnam experience, so he once asked me why I did all I could to avoid the draft and chose "not to volunteer to serve, as he did." I explained to him, "I'm not willing to live for a country, much less die for it. We had no damn business being over there in the first place." Our relationship never completely recovered from that admission, so fixed was he in his roles of "The Super Patriot," "The Loyal Hero," and "The Great American." 

What do persons have in common if they are prone to dedicate themselves to something, be it a country, a religion, a spiritual program, a God or multiple gods and goddesses, an employer, a political leader, a cult leader, a sky cult leader, an emperor, an inept military commander who sends them out on a suicide mission, a guru who tries to lock them into a lifestyle for a lifetime which demands religious or spiritual workaholism, etc.? 

Warped programming and conditioning. A belief in life after death; a belief that if they suffer and / or sacrifice now they will be given an eternal reward later; a belief that the admiration of their fellow citizens is well-worth being killed or maimed; and a belief that blind faith and unquestioning loyalty do not reveal the presence of "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity." Quite the erroneous perspective that is.

The sane bird is the bird that is willing to live, spontaneously and automatically. It is a bird that has not being programmed to believe in nonsense and has not yet been conditioned to behave in insane and self-destructive ways. In other words, it is a no- mind being. 

This morning when I was on the back patio watering some plants, there were birds singing away, seemingly far more content than most humans nowadays. 

Their singing did not result from having given considerable time or thought to deciding what song should be sung. For example, when they sing to alert others birds to a potential threat or to the danger of a lurking predator, that happens spontaneously. 

The only time that birds behave like conditioned humans is after they have been around other birds for a while; then, influenced by the adult birds around them - by their "elders" - they sing less for the joy of singing but instead sing to imitate other birds; or they sing to impress; 

or they sing to stake out and mark their territories; or they sing to try to call attention to themselves to get another bird to join them for sex. Now some of that can result in a fight, but even though they have been conditioned by that point, they do not fight to the death to get and keep a sex partner. 

Again, that's just humans, so 59% of all women killed annually in the U.S. are killed when they try to leave a mate. 

My Cherokee grandmother taught me that the indigenous peoples had no words in their language for "my," "mine," "ownership," or "possessions," so they were merely using the land temporarily rather than believing this is "my land." Furthermore, they held no beliefs about ownership of people which such terms as "my wife" or "my husband" engender. (Consider the long-term ramifications when invaders arrived with their belief system which recognized "ownership" and "possessions.") 

 And consider the long-term ramifications of belief in "my religion," "my church / temple / mosque / etc.," "my spiritual group," "my lifetime path," "my lifetime journey," "my country," "my ideology," "my philosophy," "my faith," "my beliefs," "my job," "my company," "my political party," "my president," "my house," "my land," "my personal library," "my favorite Big Name Teacher," ad infinitum. 

Finally, consider, if interested, the words written on this subject by John Lennon and Yoko Ono:

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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