Tuesday, June 06, 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 VV - 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. 

So, to continue: Persons also 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 17: even if persons happen to find another who has some inkling about the sources of humanity's problems - the solution is not offered in a plain and simple manner in a language which all can understand. 

Humans, especially those presenting as "leaders" in religious and spiritual and political matters, are usually driven by a "just to make a short story long" mindset and by a "just to made the simple into something complex" mindset.

So, as for the cause of reason #17, here are the factors at play: 

1. human-like beings and humans abided simply for millions of years; 

2. they functioned under the auspices of a natural brain that was about one-cup in size; 

3. as humans evolved, they developed a brain which is now about 3-1/2 cups in size, and the expanded brain developed the ability to store and retrieve information (that is, the ability to have "a mind"); 

4. those parts of the expanded brain called "the mind" which allowed humans to store and retrieve the memories of observed events which either abet or obstruct the survival of the human species was initially a naturally-evolving asset for humanity (such as when the result of another man walking off the side of a mountain was witnessed and the information was stored in the mind and was recalled later on and alerted other humans standing near the edge of a cliff to back away); 

5. later, in the case of "modern man," the mind has become a liability because humans have stored away nonsense and false impressions rather than accurately-observed and interpreted information; 

6. as a result, humans' (a) simple style of abiding when storing facts gave way to (b) a highly-complex style of living when they started storing non-facts as "facts," fiction as real, lies as truth, and misunderstandings and when the natural was replaced by the supernatural (magical, spiritual, etc.) and by the unnatural. 

Scientists observed and then substantiated the factors which determine why a hurricane takes one path and not another, providing a simple, fact-based explanation; the words of the current Dalai Lama, however, are determined by the content of a convoluted, complicated mind, so he will speak words based in fiction and non-facts and misunderstandings and based in magical, spiritual beliefs and then conclude that "Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans because of the negative karma of the people there." 

And all around the globe, his sheep-like, sleep-talking followers said, "Ah. Yes. His Holiness is so very deep!" So, too, are there piles of something else that can also be very deep, and only the wise will be able to differentiate between the two.

The minds which once offered information based in the natural have been replaced with minds that prefer to offer religious / spiritual / magical explanations for everything. 

Hurricanes are natural phenomena . . . are all-natural, spontaneously-occurring acts.

The desire to use natural phenomena to promote spiritual or religious or ideological or philosophical agendas and messages is a most unnatural, contrived act and only adds to humankind's accumulated body of ignorance.

Thus, the causes of reason #17 are: 

THE COMPLEX, NONSENSE-FILLED MIND and MIND IDENTIFICATION 

and the causes of the complex, nonsense-filled mind and mind identification are

PROGRAMMING, CONDITIONING, DOMESTICATION, ACCULTURATION, BRAINWASHING AND INDOCTRINATION 

Those six factors have been discussed, and the resultant complex, nonsense-filled mind also accounts for reasons 18 through 22: 

18. because persons are so attached to the content of their minds, and so proud of all of their accumulated knowledge ("learned ignorance," per Maharaj), that they are highly offended to hear it when any of their beliefs are challenged; 

19. because a convergence of multiple factors can have a geometric rather than arithmetic effect; 

20. because they are still suffering from the presence of some remaining degree of "ignorance"; 

21. because they are still suffering from the presence of some remaining degree of "stupidity" or foolishness or senselessness; 

22. because they are still suffering from the presence of some remaining degree of "insanity." 

The solution offered by Maharaj and offered here is simple: be free of the mind. How? By understanding that all of the content therein (whether called concepts, ideas, perceptions, thoughts, designs, plans, schemes, inspirations, impressions, images, opinions, views, theories, inklings, memories, or something else) can all be boiled down to one thing: beliefs. 

Therefore, if you want to be free of the mind, it's simple: 

Stop believing everything you have ever been taught or told or read. Discard every belief. Why hang onto what is not yours? Why be proud of what is not yours? Why be willing to fight for the content of a mind that is not even yours? You have no beliefs and no mind. You have "their" beliefs which you have adopted as your own and "their" mind which you have accepted as your own.

Here, there is no one that wants to teach you anything. Here, the version of the Ultimate Medicine offered calls for un-learning it all, calls for being un-taught everything that has been taught. 

What is the difference then? I know nothing that you supposedly need to know as well; instead, I have simply discarded all that I thought I knew which you still think you know and which you need to discard as well.

Thus freed of nonsense and learned ignorance and imposed insanity, you will function not under the auspices of an unnaturally-and-supernaturally-bent mind but under the auspices of the natural brain and the inner resource. 

You will no longer function under the auspices and control of a supernaturally-or-unnaturally-bent mind which is nothing more than a fiction-based composite (compost?) of everything that has been accepted as truth which is actually just nonsense which had been gathered from a host of "outer resources." 

See? Simple. 

No beliefs? Then no mind. 

No mind? Then no learned ignorance and no insanity. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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