Friday, June 09, 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 YY - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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Specific "reasons" cause persons to
  • be obsessive and compulsive
          and to
  • 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: 
          [Several of the following reasons were shared by site visitor Bill]
  • 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 reason 26: guilt is preferred over the feeling of helplessness: "At least if I am guilty of something, I can repent and thus have some control."
The causes of reason #26 include the following which have been discussed:

PERSONALITY IDENTIFICATION and PROGRAMMING, CONDITIONING, ACCULTURATION, DOMESTICATION, BRAINWASHING AND INDOCTRINATION 

Guilt is an emotion which has been defined as "the shame or regret which follows bad conduct." Hence, it is clear that guilt is feed by dualistic beliefs: "If I do this, I am good, but if I do that, I am bad." The realized feel but do not emote, because all emotions are associated with ego-states . . . with personality identification. 

The realized do not see things in a Goldilocks manner which labels everything as either "good" or "bad" and "very good" vs. "very bad" or "too this" vs. "too that" vs. "just right." Yet abiding spontaneously can be make by a "centrist balance" as opposed to being driven by extremes and fanaticism. 

John Knowles explained that the people in the U.S. are especially entrapped in a duality-based mindset, noting that the still-lingering effects of (a) the nation's puritanical roots are a setup for guilt and rigidity and religious extremism which affects so many vs. (b) the "germ of wildness" which affects so many when a sense of rebellion manifests during times when the conclusion is, "To hell with all of that puritanical nonsense. I'm going to have some pleasure and some fun." (How un-American!)

Dr. Guy Winch says, "Guilt is a common feeling of emotional distress that signals us when our actions or inactions have caused or might cause harm to another person—physical, emotional, or otherwise." 

In one study, he found that most persons in the study spent several hours a week experiencing a sense of "mild or moderate guilt." 

In a duality-driven culture where children are constantly hearing "Good boy!" and "Good girl" on one hand but then hearing statements or being given looks of disapproval which let them know when they are "being bad," then the chances are slight that they will settle into a "centrist balance" where they are neither excessively arrogant and egotistical or even sociopathic and psychopathic on one hand nor sensing extreme guilt and shame and a sense of worthlessness on the other hand. 

The ultra-conservative types who are rigid and unbending and severe and strict and inflexible are the ones who laud the nation's puritanical roots and who keep their oh-so-handy beliefs in their toolkits of judgmentalism are the ones - often, the chauvinistic ones - who . . . 

blame women if they are raped; 

blame women if they are beaten by a mate or spouse;

talk about "legitimate rapes" vs. the claims of having been raped by women "who, truth be known, really wanted it"; 

complain about insurance companies paying for birth control for women but have no problems with insurance companies paying for Viagra for men; 

and who 

brag about being able to commit sexual assault without consequence because women accept that kind of abuse from men who are rich and famous. 

Of course, those trapped in such mindsets are sociopaths and psychopaths who never experience guilt. At the opposite extreme are those who deem themselves be the guardians of purity and who use whatever path they are on to allow them to repent and be free of any sense of guilt without having to give back what they stole or even apologize for whatever "relative harms" they committed but have been "forgiven for" by asking their Power to give them a clean slate. 

Thus, the results of the fanatical extremism of duality are once again exposed, even as the realized do not give any validity to the extremes on either end of the spectrum. Maharaj made clear that neither the virtuous nor the sinful visit him. Those ready for nisargan pointers are in that area of centrist balance . . . in a mid-ground position of neutrality which is free of all sense of "good" vs. "bad." 

As for the results of realization, Maharaj said, "In the end you know that there is no sin, no guilt, no retribution, only life in its endless transformations." 

Additionally, it makes sense to endorse the middle place, to encourage seekers to rest in the harmony that is free of either extreme on any continuum. In the middle place, calm and relaxing breathing occurs.

At one extreme, persons can be fanatical about having oxygen bottles and special tents for deep and heavy breathing; at the other extreme, one sticking his head underwater or in the sand and avoiding the use of all oxygen will be in dire straits, relatively speaking.

It is only the middle ground makes sense, free from all dualistic extremes. 

Maharaj: "The law of balance reigns supreme." 

Insanity is marked by being unbalanced. Ignorance leads to being perpetually unbalanced. Chaos will prevail: Yeshu'a / Jesus said: "A dual-minded person will be unstable in all ways." 

Yet some fake illness to get attention from a mate or one's children or one's medical provider. And some fake guilt to get attention from persons who specialize in guiding them to finding forgiveness. 

Oh the games that persons - "the non-realized" - do love to play. 

By contrast, the bottom line with "the realized" is this: they understand that there is either harm or harmony but never both together.

Maharaj's advice: 

"Meet your own self; be with your own self; listen to it, obey it, cherish it. You need no other guide. As long as your urge for truth affects your daily life, all is well with you. Live your life without hurting anybody. Harmlessness is a most powerful form of Yoga and it will take you speedily to your goal. This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural Yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless." 

Freedom from the emotion of guilt can come via playing the "I'm Gonna Get Me Some Forgiveness from My Other-Worldly Power Game" by those selfishly using their religious or spiritual "path" to commit all the relative harms they want and then immediately having a clean slate restored upon request;

or

freedom from guilt can come by playing "The Total Narcissist or Sociopath or Psychopath Game" whereby a total absence of empathy completely precludes any sense of guilt;

or 

freedom from the emotion of guilt can come by way of practicing harmlessness. 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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