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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 from yesterday: 

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 #62: human's have a primary addiction to control and a secondary addiction to power / a Power / Powers in order to be able to control. 

 The causes behind reason #62? 


Every living thing on planet earth has a sense of being, a sense of presence, a sense of the AM-ness, a sense of the IS-ness; however, one living thing, namely humans, are different from all of the rest of the living things. How? They are burdened with a mind that cannot stop with a sense of being only;

instead, they are driven by personality identification / ego-state assumption and the subsequent manifestation of egotism and arrogance so they are driven to add something to the basic sense of being and come up with all sorts of additional beliefs which supposedly enhance their false identifications. 

Thus, they add to the basic sense of being the claim that they are being better than others (based on skin color, sexual preference, economic status, religious affiliation, political affiliation, place of "birth," national identity, etc.) 

They also add all sorts of states-of-being to the basic sense of being, so they develop a sense of being great; a sense that their country is the greatest; or a sense that they are a spouse (which is soon upgraded in their minds to a sense of being a "Super Spouse").

They claim a sense of being a "Super Employee" or a "Super Boss"; a sense of being a "Great Reformer"; a sense of being a "Super Helper / Rescuer"; a sense of being a "Super Christian / Jew / Muslim / Hindu / etc.; a sense of being a "Spiritual Giant"; a sense of being a "Super Advaitin"; a sense of being a "Super Cop"; a sense of being a "Super Patriot"; etc. 

In the U.S., a sense of being better than others has long manifested along regional and state lines as well. The result? Some persons praising "The Heartland" and disparaging the "liberals and progressives who live on the East and West Coast"; with some praising the rural areas and condemning the urban areas or praising the Wild Wild West and condemning the areas where more refined cultures have developed. 

A sense of being "different from" leads to a sense of being "better than," and a sense of being better than leads to a sense of being separate from . . . . and a desire to keep it that way. 

Much of the enmity here between persons in different regions stems - as is often the case - from economics. The historical roots of that enmity are old, relatively speaking.

Why look at those?  Maharaj said, "To solve a problem you must trace it to its source," so let's look at a key duality-based problem in the U.S. and trace it to its source.

Slavery in the United States was the legal institution which allowed for human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans. The system existed in the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Slavery had been practiced in "British North America" from early colonial days and was legal in all Thirteen Colonies at the time of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. 

(The document called the "Declaration of Independence" said that all people were created equal, yet slavery was condoned; in the census, blacks were counted as 3/5's of a white person; women were not allowed to vote; etc.)

The attachment to slave ownership was strengthened by the rapid expansion of the cotton industry in the Deep South after the invention of the cotton gin greatly increased the demand for slave labor, so while other parts of the nation banned the ownership of other humans, the southern states continued to function as slave societies. Note the rose-colored states that continued to support the ownership of humans / slaves: 

 Note also the group of red states on this second map and its similarity to the first map, for those states will be discussed again momentarily: 

The federal government's demand that "the right of humans to own humans must end"

came at the very time that 

people in the slave states were amassing fortunes of sizes which most would never have dreamed of.

That convergence of conflicting ideas about the right to buy and keep or sell humans set the stage for an anti-federal, anti-Washington, D.C., anti-government, pro-states'-rights sentiment in the slave states which has lasted for nearly 170 years, continuing to this day. 

Such is the strength of the sense of separation and arrogance and hatred which manifests when dualistic thinking prevails and then fosters belief systems which are rooted in a sense of "different-from-ment" and "better-than-ment." 

So, too, does a desire for power manifest under those conditions when persons want the ability to control. The rose-colored states were the states which were willing to start a civil war which lasted for four years in order to maintain their legal right to own other persons. The result? 

The number who have died in all U.S. wars other than the civil war: 644,000. 

The number who died in that civil war alone which was fought by persons in the Southern states in order to allow them an uninterrupted source of free labor: 620,000. 

So here are the states that fought for the right to own humans, based on their race: 

Now, fast-forward to 1967 in the U.S. Here are the states in 1967 that outlawed the right of a white person to marry a black person, and you will note they are essentially the same states:

You see the similarity in the two maps, yes? In fact, those maps do not represent states as much as they represent states where many persons share a similar, dualistic mindset. 

In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws (also known as miscegenation laws) were state laws passed by some individual states to prohibit miscegenation, nowadays more commonly referred to as "interracial marriage" and "interracial sex."

Anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S. had been in place in certain states since colonial days. Marriage to a slave was never legal, and for a white owner to have sex with his black slaves was also illegal but was a common practice: "You're mine. I can do whatever I want with you."

The Supreme Court's ruling in a landmark civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, brought those laws to an end, much to the consternation of white supremacists then . . . and now.

The case was brought by Mildred Loving (nee Jeter), a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, who had been sentenced to a year in prison in Virginia for marrying each other. Their marriage violated the state's Anti-Miscegenation Statute and the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 which prohibited marriage between people classified as "white" and people classified as "colored" and which made it legal for the state to sterilize persons to prevent them from procreating if they were in a "mixed-race relationship or marriage." 

Recently, over 60,000,000 persons in the U.S. responded to a pro-white message and voted for the candidate sharing that duality-based message. 

The message attracted so many because it tapped into the deep roots of that sentiment in the U.S., a duality-based message and belief system based in a sense of "different-from-ment" and, therefore, "better-than-ment" which has had 170 years to steep in the waters of hatred which dualistic thinking generates; 

a duality-based message and belief system based in a sense of "different-from-ment" and, therefore, "better-than-ment" which has had 170 years to fester in the open wound which white supremacists have been constantly picking at for seventeen decades instead of allowing that wound to heal; 

and a duality-based message and belief system based in a sense of "different-from-ment" and, therefore, "better-than-ment" which has had 170 years to develop into a cancer within which has spread from hardened hearts and moved all the way up to the warped minds which have developed after 170 years of warped programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication and brainwashing and indoctrination. 

The forces which drive persons to unquestioningly remain attached to religious or spiritual or self-help movements which they never consciously chose to attach to are the same forces which drive persons to unquestioningly remain attached to belief systems they never consciously chose but which were passed down to them by really sick persons who have been suffering for generations from the Ultimate Sickness.

A pointer from Reverend Jim Rigby would apply to this discussion as well: 

"They are trying to give CPR to worldviews that have already died" 

or, as I paraphrased his point:

"Persons are trying to give CPR to some amazingly sick worldviews which need to be allowed to go ahead and die, once and for all." 

And in all cases, those worldviews are hooked up to life support systems which are pumping dualistic beliefs into the minds of persons all around the globe. 

While person are using what is being taught in institutions and programs and cultures which they think are healing substances being pumped into their minds, what is actually being pumped into them are duality-based beliefs which are making them sicker and sicker by the day. 

What their homes and schools and cultures are pumping into them are germs which foster a sense of separation, viruses which foster hate, bacteria which foster a sense of being different from and better than, and microorganisms which foster anger and discontentment and conflict and broken relationships and fighting and wars. 


How about in "your" nation? Are you aware of the historical roots of belief systems which are even now fostering a sense of "different-from-ment" and "better-than-ment"?

Are there lingering effects of the belief in India that there are some people who are "untouchables"? 

Are there lingering effects around the globe of British domination which suggested that it's "the white man's burden" for white colonizers to impose "their civilization" on all of the people on the planet and which the Brits did with such vigor that, by 1913, the so-called "British Empire" held sway over 412 million people . . . 23% of the world population at the time. 

Are there lingering effects to the duality-based, white supremacist, Christian beliefs of the Nazis which led to a war in which an estimated 85,000,000 were killed? 

What present problems in South Africa and Rhodesia and Russia and parts of Scandinavia and parts of Europe are rooted in ancient, white-supremacy-based belief systems? 

What nations are still seeing their populations torn apart by other instances where those of one race are suppressing and abusing those of another race? Those of a different sexual orientation? Those of a different economic class? Those who are considered to be "the other"? Those trapped in the lower echelons of arbitrarily-established societal and economic hierarchies?


And how about you? I see so many seekers who want to compartmentalize their beliefs and thereby ignore some of their dualistic beliefs and hang on to some of those while claiming "the non-dual understanding." 

One can talk non-duality all one wants, but if even a single duality-based prejudice lingers, then there is no non-dual understanding. It's all or none. 

Either one is pregnant or not pregnant, not "pregnant for the most part." 

Either one is cancer-free or not cancer-free, not "cancer-free except for a few cancerous cells which are lingering." 

Maharaj said: "Man does not change much over the ages. Human problems remain the same and call for the same answers" 


"It was the same ten thousand years ago and will be the same ten thousand years hence. Centuries roll on, but the human problem does not change - the problem of suffering and the ending of suffering." (Note that, while pain is of the plant food body, misery and suffering are of the mind.)

Again, Maharaj noted: "To solve a problem you must trace it to its source" as we just did with a key duality-based problem in the U.S. and as you were invited to do with your country or yourself.

Maharaj concluded: "Only in the dissolution of the problem in the universal solvents of enquiry and dispassion can its right solution be found." 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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