Thursday, July 20, 2017

Whether Living Spirituality (Supernaturally), Asleep (Unnaturally), Religiously (Unnaturally), Naturally, Philosophically, Ideologically, or otherwise, WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT? Part Three

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TODAY'S CONSIDERATIONS 

Yesterday, a rationale for receiving the Nisargan understanding was shared. Consider:

WHEN SUPERNATURAL - NOT NATURAL - THINKING REIGNS 

The objective observer of the lessons which history can offer already understands that when a majority of the people in a nation become obsessed with religious and / or spiritual fanaticism and when leaders of that ilk take over political control, chaos rules. 

Consider but one example of what happened in the city-state of Firenze (Florence) Italy when the monk Girolamo ("The Bonfires of the Vanities") Savonarola exposed the masses there to his fanaticism and infected them as well. 

[If interested, more details are available in the 9 July 2016 post, and others. Use the search feature on this page and search the word Florence.] 

WHEN UNNATURAL - NOT NATURAL - THINKING REIGNS 

Last Fall while I was trimming back some plants in the front yard, a neighbor approached me and tried to give me a flyer and a pep talk, soliciting votes for the candidate of his choice in the presidential race. 

Yes, this is the same neighbor who (a) gives money each week to an institution that uses millions of donated dollars ("tithes") to cover up its history of sexual abuse and to protect the abusers rather the children, enabling the abuse and the misery and suffering which they cause to continue; and who (b) is a white supremacist who said that "the problems in the U.S. began when Lincoln freed the slaves." 

I said, "Thanks but no thanks" to both the pamphlet and pep talk, but after months of having followed a regimen which has strengthened the condition of my cardiovascular system, I had some breath to waste momentarily so I asked, "Do you know what a sociopath is?" 

He: "Sure," and smiled. 

F.: "And do you know what a psychopath is?" 

He, again: "Sure," and smiled. 

F.: "Are you aware of the fact that your candidate is a full-blown sociopath and psychopath?" 

He: "You bet! My wife and I both said, 'Maybe what this country needs at this point is a totally crazy person in charge for a while to do all the drastic things we need done here and around the world'," and he smiled again. 

So much for needlessly expelling some of that surplus breath I had been holding in reserve. 

The Ultimate Sickness is marked by non-dualistic beliefs which trap the masses in what Maharaj called "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity," and when more in a nation are suffering from the most extreme cases of that Sickness than not, then more persons in that nation will identify with and be attracted to persons who are also being driven by "ignorance, stupidity, and insanity." 

When that unnatural state manifests, then the masses in that nation will prefer leaders of that ilk and allow them to take over political control, and chaos will rule.

When the unnatural is "normalized" in the minds of the masses, instability follows. ("A dual-minded person is unstable in all ways.") And when supernatural thinking prevails, then the masses will not be in touch with reality, much less Reality.

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Yes, this natural vs. supernatural and / or unnatural discussion deals with the AM-ness, but presently, what happens in the AM-ness impacts the masses far more than anything to do with the THAT-ness. 

So, to continue with excerpts from the book Why NISARGA YOGA in addition to the Advaita Teachings? as considerations about the nisarga (natural) fashion of abidance are offered: 

Defining Nisarga Yoga 

At the simplest level, one may take “nisarga” to mean “natural.” As used most frequently, the term refers to the yoga of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj which advocates “natural living” or abidance as the natural state. 

NOTE: Abidance as the natural state is the proper perspective, not abidance in the natural state.

The Natural Disposition 

Every form or space on the planet has an innate disposition. That natural, inherent, instinctive disposition is simple and uncomplicated, allowing for a relative existence that is undemanding, plain, minimalistic, unadorned, bare and fairly effortless at its core. 

Be the reference to a rock or a flower or a bird or a tree or a fish or a deer, all among those happens spontaneously without thought, the result of a simple, no-mind, no-concept, no-belief, natural manner of functioning; too, that happens planet-wide without any exceptions, except for one exception. 

When the Natural Disposition Became Skewed 

The exception: the space or form called “humans.” As the brain increased over the millennia from a size that would fill one coffee cup to a size that would fill three-and-a-half coffee cups, a “mind” evolved; that is, the ability to store and retrieve data developed. 

What actually came about was a section of the brain that was capable of storing information and capable of retrieving information, a process that happened spontaneously and naturally in order to perpetuate the species—such longing for perpetuation being natural once consciousness manifests. 

(You do not have to train a bird to fly away from a human walking noisily through a forest. The consciousness automatically and spontaneously drives that behavior, and there is no mind—and thus no thought—involved in the movement of the bird. It is natural. The bird knows the I AM, even in the absence of language which allows the "thought" I AM to happen.) 

How Language-Borne Lies Began Spreading the Ultimate Sickness Across the Globe 

Focus not on “pandemics.” They affect few, comparatively speaking. If seekers would be well and free, they are invited via the Nisarga Yoga to focus on the Ultimate Sickness that is infecting and affecting 95% or more of the persons on the planet. 

It is a sickness which prevents a seeing of the unicity and which drives misperceived thoughts about separation and division and disharmony and better-than-ment, eliminating any chance for the "peace on earth" wish that some persons call for annually. 

Contrary to popular belief, everything in this universe evolved from one, single atom. There is a unity beyond the multiplicity; however, once language developed, humans began perpetuating dualistic beliefs that reinforced a false sense of separation. 

They dreamed up the false concept of “time” and divided what is a continuous stream of happenings into groups and subgroups: millennia, centuries, decades, years, months, days, minutes, seconds, etc. Then they began telling lies that they thought to be truth. 

The result is this: what had been a simple, uncomplicated, undemanding, plain, minimalistic, unadorned, bare and fairly effortless natural existence took on the character among persons—actually, just a perceived character—of being complex, complicated, demanding, elaborate, conspicuous, adorned, embellished, strenuous, unnatural and / or supernatural. 

How the Desire To Be Supernatural and To Live Supernaturally Has Almost Eliminated Natural Living Altogether 

Few persons on the planet now live naturally. Unnatural and supernatural living have become the abnormal norm. While a relative existence that is marked by that which is complex, complicated, demanding, elaborate, conspicuous, adorned, embellished, and strenuous is unnatural, it is nevertheless sought by the masses. Why? 

Magical, superstition-and-myth-based, mind-inspired, egocentric thinking has generated concepts about a god or gods, resulting in complicated efforts among most humans to try to live supernaturally rather than naturally. More and more, it is lies (rooted in ignorance and misunderstanding) that have become widely-accepted as truth, such as this belief that humans once held on a near-global basis: 

“There are powerful beings in other worlds that cause thunder” 

and 

“Those Powers use thunder to send either ‘good’ and ‘bad’ messages and warnings to people, the actual message depending on the days of the week": 

“If there is thunder on Sunday, wise men will die; if there is thunder on a Monday, it signals the death of many women; If there is thunder on Tuesday, it is a sign that there will be plenty of grain; if it thunders on Wednesday, then many prostitutes will die; 

“if there is thunder on a Thursday, it is a sign that there will be plenty of sheep and corn; if it thunders on Friday, some great man or noble leader will die and that will trigger additional murders; if it thunders on a Saturday; it is a warning that a plague is coming and it will cause widespread death.” 

An extreme example? 

No more extreme than believing that if you die killing Christians, you’ll be blessed with multiple virgins, prostitutes and wives in a paradise; no more extreme than believing that if you kill Muslims in foreign lands, you are a patriot; and no more extreme than believing that all Jews should be exterminated or Jews believing that they are "God's chosen people" and have the right to slaughter their Muslim neighbors.

No more extreme than a preoccupation with blood, believing it has magical power if spread above a doorway; believing that it is "good" to beat yourself about the head and back with spikes and to walk through the streets in a holy parade of blood; 

and no more extreme than believing you will be in closer, conscious contact with a supreme power in another world if you drink blood in weekly or monthly services conducted in supposedly "holy" buildings; no more extreme than believing that you should kill all persons who do believe in your concepts. 

All of that is most unnatural, but all of that is believed in by (and is therefore driving the behavior of) billions of people on the planet. The Nisarga Yoga invites persons to abide as all other "non-human forms / spaces" on the planet, not in that supernatural fashion illustrated above but in a natural manner, free of belief in unnatural and supernatural concepts that drive such insane behavior. 

The Ultimate Sickness, Mental Disorders, and Personality Disorders Have Spread Around the Globe 

Yet few will ever find the Nisarga Yoga, much less full realization (that is, being fully freed from believing all of the learned ignorance which they have been taught); therefore, such mental sickness as discussed above now dominates persons (a.k.a., "non-realized humans") all around the globe. 

The most nonsensical concepts imaginable have been dreamed up by controlling men and women and have been shared as “The Truth” or “The Secret” or “The Purpose” or “The Way” or “The Will of the Universe” or "The Sacred Contract" or "The Holy This or That" or as “God’s Infallible Word.” 

The result is that natural abidance—which is still common among all that is manifest except “humans”—now happens infrequently among the vast majority of persons. The now-common mental sickness among persons is spread via the virus of ignorance. 

The Nisarga Yoga is the vessel which carries the Ultimate Medicine that can treat the Sickness. It is the yoga which can guide seekers along a “path” to being restored to reason and logic and wisdom as a result of being free of belief in false concepts, ideologies, myths, and superstitions. 

It is the yoga which can result in an understanding of the functioning of the totality. It is a yoga which can make clear the difference in humanity’s quest for what is “false love” and can guide seekers to an understanding of the Oneness (and, thus, what True Love is). 

It is the yoga which can eliminate supernatural efforts to live in an unnatural manner and can return persons (all of whom have been programmed and conditioned and acculturated and domesticated) to a condition of abidance in the style of their original nature; it is a yoga which can guide seekers to a manner of functioning by which all that happens will happens naturally and spontaneously; 

and it is a yoga which will reveal a fashion of abidance which allows the seekers who complete all of the steps on the “path” to realization to be, once again, in touch with their innate and inherent and instinctive disposition. 

To be continued. 

Next, "Living in the Nisarga Fashion." 

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