Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Review and Overview of Recent Non-Dual Quotes and Pointers: "So What's It All About?" Part Twenty-Three

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To continue with the reply to the question, "So what else is this deal all about?" some answers have already been offered in the eBook WHEN ONLY THREE HOURS OF MANIFESTATION REMAIN (The "Final" Talks Of Floyd Henderson)

Today, answer #16 to the question "What is this non-duality deal all about, anyway?" is this: 

Above all: be love, but then live in an "as if" fashion so that you can enjoy Love as a relative expression of Absolute, Real Love as well 

(Part Three: Being Love And The Natural Expression of Love) 

To review an earlier point: 

Here, it is understood that those who have said "you should encourage abstinence among teens and the non-married" have mentally discarded the "I AM" part of the summative statement and now delusionally take themselves to be "THAT only." (The debunking of their endorsement of the unnatural will be addressed later.) 

Thus, the discussion will now turn to those who behave in an unnatural manner because they have adopted a supernatural (i.e., "spiritual" or "lofty" or "noble" or "exalted" or "elevated") role which drives them to abandon all that is totally natural and to avoid all that they take to be "impure" even though that is not the case at all. 

Those persons who have offered such suggestions - believing that they have the right to dictate what is taught here and what is not and believing that they have the right to dictate what people should and should not do with their own bodies - have offered their suggestions to the wrong teacher / un-teacher. Here, the Direct Path Method is used in conjunction with the Nisarga (Natural) Yoga, so nothing that is totally unnatural will be endorsed, and all that is natural will be endorsed. 

What those persons want is a teacher who has assumed the same persona that they have, namely, the persona of "The Super Spiritual One"; or, they are seeking a teacher who will reinforce their unnatural mode of functioning and their distorted belief systems. 

Here, the rejection of all beliefs is recommended; never have the teachings / unteachings here recommended that one should be free of his or her former "bad" beliefs in order to replace those with "good" beliefs, with "religious" beliefs, with "spiritual" beliefs, with "lofty" beliefs, with "noble" beliefs, with "exalted" beliefs, or with "elevated" beliefs. 

The model for abidance in the relative existence here is the deer. The moment that a deer is found to be practicing abstinence, then that might be considered as something "natural," but even that case would likely be found to be an abnormality and dismissed as such. 

Here, the suggestion is not to run about seeking physical sex or to run away from physical sex. Here, the point is to enjoy all that the relative existence can offer post-realization because everything enjoyed post-realization can finally be enjoyed in a sane, logical, rational, normal and natural manner. 

There will be no "unsafe sex" practiced because that is not sane. There will be no need for sex because that would indicate a dependency, natural urges notwithstanding. As with all things here, sex might continue to happen or might not and the only conclusion either way would be, "So it is." 

On the other hand, the physical expression of Absolute Love via a relative demonstration of Love / love will continue to be viewed as an act that is totally natural. 

Two persons from the Far East who claimed to be "truly realized" - as opposed to the "non-true realization" they said they had detected here - had explained and complained that I "should be recommending abstinence." 

Of course among the non-realized masses, confusion is the rule, but even among those who claim to be realized, most are involved in nothing more than the continuing confusion which accompanies what Maharaj called "kindergarten-level spirituality." In assuming their new but false identity of "THAT ONLY," they are trapped in the delusion that the relative dissolves as a result of their having reached such noumenal and spiritual heights. 

If that dissolution really happened as a result of realization, then the only chance for experiencing the essence of Love and Love's Expression would disappear as well because there are no physical rewards awaiting in some imaginary, upgraded "world" that one will supposedly abide in "later" and "eternally." 

Prior to realization, there is no THAT ONLY, and post-realization there is no THAT ONLY. The summative statement "I AM THAT; I AM" points as much to Reality / reality post-realization as it did prior to realization. 

[Consider the added confusion among the masses after Moses plagiarized that Eastern phrase, claimed that he heard the words being spoken from a "burning-bush-cum-god," failed to include the semicolon, and reported that god has identified "himself" as "I AM THAT I AM." Ah, so profound in its sound, yet so totally distorted.] 

So for thousands of years, "I AM THAT; I AM" has been misunderstood by billions upon billions of non-seekers . . . and by far-too-many seekers as well. Here, the invitation is to know the THAT-ness in order that freedom from delusions and distortions can manifest in order that the remainder of the AM-ness can be marked by sanity and then freedom and then peace and then happiness or by an ability to witness objectively without becoming emotionally-intoxicated during challenging, relative events. 

For those who think that THAT is all that matters, they have missed the point completely: the only thing that really "matters" post-realization IS the remaining IS-ness. 

(Who would go to the effort of journeying to a store during the winter, buying a coat, but then not wearing it when venturing outside on especially-cold days? Who would journey to a store during the winter, buy a coat, but then stay in the store forever? No one that is sane. 

This deal is about completing the "journey" to find that which has been sought in order to be free of the insanity and chaos and dis-ease and disharmony or instability that mark the relative existence when not realized. It was that drive to be free of the insanity and chaos and dis-ease and disharmony or instability during the relative existence that precipitated the search to begin with. 

What sense would it make, therefore, to find that which was being sought and then try to abandon the relative existence without ever having enjoyed the insanity-free, chaos-free, disharmony-free, and instability-free existence that can happen via realization? None. That would make no sense at all. Consider: 

Thoreau: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I have not lived."

Post-manifestation, after the elements forming the plant food body recycle into the universal pool of elements, and after the formerly-circulating oxygen merges into the universal pool of air, and after the conscious-energy merges into the Absolute, there will be awareness; however, there will be no aware-of-ness and there will be no conscious-of-ness. 

Whatever is to happen with the composite unity - and via the composite unity that "you" presently are - must happen now. Why? Because there will be no "one" remaining, post-manifestation, to be . . . or to know . . . or to enjoy anything. 

To claim that one has realized but then to fail to overlay the newly-understood Reality on the relative existence in order to allow the remainder of the manifestation to unfold in a sound and logical and rational and (to use Maharaj's terms) a stupidity-free and insanity-free manner is clear evidence that the life of the one making such a claim is most assuredly continuing to happen in the same insane and unsound and illogical and irrational manner as it was happening prior to any beliefs about "having realized." 

Deer in the wild know the I AM, but they do not know THAT. Deer in the wild abide in a sound and logical and rational and stupidity-free and insanity-free manner, focusing only on the AM-ness while focusing not at all on the THAT-ness. 

Those who would live supernaturally are actually living unnaturally and, therefore, are not living naturally at all. The actual "end goal" of engaging in all of the "work" and "effort" which goes into realization is not to know THAT and to abide as THAT ONLY, forsaking all of the joys and pleasures that can only happen during the relative. 

The "end-goal" is to be free of all ideas and concepts and beliefs and attitudes which drive efforts to abide supernaturally (i.e., in a spiritual or magical or mythical or "kindergartenly" fashion) and to be free of the influence of all thoughts and words and deeds that result in non-natural living. 

That is, the end goal is to abide as the deer abide, enjoying the enjoyable parts of the AM-ness and / or witnessing the not-so-enjoyable happenings during the AM-ness without ever being occupied or pre-occupied with THAT at all. 

Here, in October of 2011, when the heart with a near-total blockage in a main artery reached its peak of functioning most unnaturally, there was a constant awareness of the heart's presence because of stabbing jolts of pain, because of its irregular and arrhythmic beating, and because of its pounding away in a manner that made it impossible to ignore. 

By contrast, when the heart is functioning naturally, neither you nor I nor anyone else is aware of the presence of the heart. So it is post-realization when natural abidance merely happens spontaneously. There is no need for awareness of awareness. All just happens spontaneously. 

While the natural functioning of a heart can allow the relative existence to unfold in a peaceful and even enjoyable manner without the slightest need to focus on the heart, so too can the understanding of THAT allow the relative existence to unfold in a natural and peaceful and even enjoyable fashion without any longer needing to focus on THAT at all. 

The deer that function in a manner that is not plagued with programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing and indoctrination are abiding in the manner that should be the end goal of every seeker. The deer are fully and automatically and spontaneously and instinctively and mindlessly and unthinkingly engaged in the AM-ness. There is nothing more than that which should be sought by any seeker. 

Again, the truly realized - that is, those truly free of learned ignorance, per Maharaj - do not run. They do not run to and they do not run from. They abide with a sense of impartiality, witnessing all objectively and accurately from a platform of neutrality. (The exception? During mating season. The problem with humankind? It's always in mating season.)

They are fully and automatically and spontaneously and instinctively and mindlessly and unthinkingly engaged in the AM-ness, no longer working to focus primarily on the THAT-ness; 

therefore, there is no disparity between the I AM and the I AM THAT; there is no disparity in the AM-ness and the THAT-ness among the Fully Realized; and there is no disparity in Real Love and the expression of relative, physical love when the latter is understood to be as much an expression of the Oneness as Real Love itself: 

Maharaj said, "Love is knowing that I am Everything," and among the realized still engaged in the physical expression of the unicity, there is no disparity and there is no misunderstanding about what the physical expression is actually representing or expressing. 

Among those not engaged in the AM-ness aspect of expressing the Oneness, some are abstaining because their partner left, because their partner "died," because of health issues, because of aging issues, and for a number of other all-natural or understandable reasons. That is normal. 

The realized are not immunized against all things relative, so such effects as the above can result, naturally; those people are completely prepared for whatever the relative brings and will feel whatever feelings arise as a result of whatever happens while being exempted from ego-state-driven emotional intoxication around relative events; thus, they remain at peace, whether "with" or "without" things relative. 

There was a time when Maharaj enjoyed sex and a time when he no longer engaged in the act. Yet at no time, post-realization, did he avoid sex because he had a belief that abstinence would render him "supernatural" or "spiritual" or "lofty" or "noble" or "exalted" or "elevated." 

And at no time, post-realization, did he not know Love, and at no time post-realization was he not aware of the Oneness (such awareness being a prerequisite for understanding what Real Love is). Expressed in a relative manner or not, Real Love was known, whether shown literally or not. 

By contrast, consider those who offered the advice that "you should encourage abstinence." They are not engaging in the AM-ness aspect of expressing the Oneness because they believe it makes them "more spiritual" or "more pure" or "better than other persons" or "more pleasing to god." The result? They are abiding in an unnatural and abnormal fashion. They are as deluded as they were prior to claiming realization. They are not free of beliefs but are as trapped in beliefs as ever. 

Here, it is freedom from beliefs (and desires and fears) which guarantees that there is no running after sex (or anything else) and there is no running away from sex (or anything else). 

Here, the abidance happens naturally and spontaneously, as if the relative existence were a pleasurable journey that is happening in an AS IF manner and AS IF it were happening via an airplane that is in "auto-pilot" mode and that is sailing smoothly and calmly above the fray; 

furthermore, there is no advice here to engage in sex that is an expression of the Oneness or not to engage in sex at all . . . no advice to "do this" or to "not do that." 

The key pointer is that when persons are lost in the role of "The Spiritual Giant," they will behave in a supernatural and / or unnatural manner, and that is exactly the case with the two who are now playing the role of "Religious and Spiritual Giants Who Are the Givers of Unsolicited Advice and Who Would Control What All Persons Do and Do Not Do With Their Own Bodies." 

Offered above were some logical reasons why some no longer engage in the expression of Love via the relative act of expressing Love (though they most assuredly still know True Love); yet here, the pointer is that to believe that one is better (and better than "others") for choosing abstinence in a most unnatural and illogical conclusion and has nothing at all to do with actual realization. 

Finally, for those who are using persons as sex objects to build up their own egos, yes, abstinence for a period of time might be indicated if it would allow their focus to shift away from self-gratification and self-focus to a focus on the search for authenticity and for a complete understanding of the statement that "Love is knowing that I am Everything." 

Here, meanwhile, where Nisarga (Natural) living is the only "rule," no natural act can or will be "blacklisted," advice from those assuming the role of "Spiritual Giants" notwithstanding. 

To be continued.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

A Review and Overview of Recent Non-Dual Quotes and Pointers: "So What's It All About?" Part Twenty-Two

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To continue with the reply to the question, "So what else is this deal all about?" some answers have already been offered in the eBook WHEN ONLY THREE HOURS OF MANIFESTATION REMAIN (The "Final" Talks Of Floyd Henderson)

Today, answer #16 to the question "What is this non-duality deal all about, anyway?" is this: 

Above all: be love, but then live in an "as if" fashion so that you can enjoy Love as a relative expression of Absolute, Real Love as well 

(Part Two: Real Love vs. Not-Real Love) 

With the non-dual teachings / non-teachings, words are first used to point to what is NOT; never is What IS addressed first. "The realized" knows that Truth cannot be found by beginning with a search for Truth. 

The search begins first with a search for all distortions, misperceptions, falsehoods, illusions, and delusions that have been unquestioningly accepted as fact in the past. 

When every lie is seen to be a lie, when every concept is seen to be false, when all worldly and spiritual knowledge is seen to be nothing more than learned ignorance, it is at that point then that Truth will explode into awareness like gunpowder touched off by a spark. 

The approach to “seek first the false” applies to all non-duality subject matter, so the same approach will be used as the discussion of True Love vs. false love begins. So, what is love NOT? 

1. Is it possible that Love is NOT the love-to-be that ego-states experience? "The Husband” loves-to-be "The Husband” so much that when “The Wife” reports that she is leaving, 59% of their male partners in the U.S. kill the one intent upon leaving. When awareness of authenticity is lost below the layers of personas that persons wrongly take to be who they are, then a "perceived threat" to an ego-state will be mistaken for an actual threat. The result is that the person (in this example “The Husband”) believes so strongly that he is being attacked that he is driven to strike out in what he subconsciously takes to be “self-defense” (specifically, in “defense of his false self”). 

2. Is it possible that Love is NOT the love-of-self that drives persons to seek “a compatible partner”? Many heterosexual persons actually want an opposite-sex version of themselves. Many homosexual persons want a same-sex version of themselves. Persons are so in love with themselves—with their false “selves” and false identities—that they believe that they can only be happy if they find other persons to associate with who mirror them . . . who think as they think, feel as they feel, and believe as they believe. Any deviation from that pattern will be grounds for war, either among individuals or among individuals comprising nations. The nations with the most arrogant in their populations evidence the belief with proclamations such as: “You need to follow our political system” (e.g., “democracy”); “you need to adopt our economic system” (e.g., “capitalism”); and “you need to adopt our religious beliefs” (e.g. “our Christian beliefs, our Islamic beliefs,” etc.) 

3. Is it possible that Love in NOT “the missing ingredient in your life” that can bring you happiness if attained? All absence of happiness and all presence of misery is rooted in persona-based perceptions of need, of desires, and of fears. Try to name another area that generates more desire or more fear than “love.” Try to name anything else sought out so vigorously in order to meet perceived needs (that are not truly needs at all but are merely more “wants”). Few areas of your relative existence have superseded “love” in fostering desire, fear, short-term happiness, and long-term misery. 

4. Is it possible that Love is NOT the gateway to having your needs and wishes met? Your needs are perceived and the actual driving force behind your desires cannot be seen until well along "the path" to Realization. 

5. Is it possible that Love is NOT a tool to be used for manipulation of “others” or “another” to gain more or to satisfy your sense of entitlement . . . the sense that you are entitled to be taken care of or that you deserve more than you have? Happiness begins when the search for more goes and a contentment with less comes. Happiness becomes fixed when nothing is desired. It reaches a new height during AS IF living when the Void is enjoyed. It reaches the ultimate bliss after it is seen that the Void IS the fullness. 

6. Is it possible that Love is NOT “caring enough” to meet the needs and desires of “another”? That is attachment. That is co-dependency. That is self-service disguised as "service to others." That is ego-state defense. That is delusion. And more often than not, if you dig one layer below what many claim to be their “altruistic giving,” what is revealed is a hidden agenda to "get" and the desire to serve self as referenced above. The drive among the masses to accumulate follows twenty years of early programming. The shift toward true happiness begins when it is seen that one is left with a sense of emptiness in spite of all that has been accumulated, when one enters into Self-Inquiry, when one finds the Real, and when de-accumulation then happens spontaneously. 

7. Is it possible that Love is NOT because of? The closest that "love" could be to what is Real happens when it is not because of but more often is in spite of instead. 

8. Is it possible that your belief systems about love, needs, and “relationships” are NOT that which is the answer to all your problems but will instead almost always become an additional source of even more misery? How often in your own experience has "Mr. Right" or "Ms. Right" eventually been revealed to be "Mr. Incredibly Wrong!" or "Ms. Unbelievably Wrong!"? 

9. Is it possible that Love is NOT that which results when your limbic brain system releases pleasure-producing chemicals when you are attracted to someone? That part of the brain recognizes the familiarity of your “caretakers,” ignoring whether that caretaking was effective or harmful, relatively speaking. It is a chemical reaction, not a “love-reaction,” when “others” attract you because of a subconscious response that you can neither trigger willingly nor halt on your own. 

10. Is it possible that Love is NOT the “repetition compulsion” that drives persons to recreate unhealthy relationship models from the past (with a hidden agenda of bringing about what you believe would be a more positive outcome)? Suppose you’re a young woman now whose father during your youth could not express love. Are you seeking men with a fatherly-image who seem willing to love you unconditionally? Are you taking that to be “love” when you're really addressing a subconscious need that is rooted in childhood disappointments? 

[Relatedly, have you ever seen a person who is only attracted, over and over again, to psychos and who rejects all persons who are fairly healthy in terms of psychic development and integration? Investigate the domestication and conditioning that such a person was exposed to in the childhood home and the causes behind the mystery of "Why does he / she repeatedly go for those types?" or "Why do I repeatedly go for those types?" will usually be revealed.] 

Furthermore, is True Love ever needy, really? Absolutely not. Are you from a broken home and are now being driven subconsciously to try to form a family and to “get it right” this time? Are you assuming erroneously that it is Real Love that is driving that desire? 

11. Is it possible that Love is NOT real if it drives self-destructive behavior or if it drives you to try to please at any cost . . . even the cost of never finding out who YOU truly Are as you subjugate yourself (and Your Self) to another person? 

12. Is it possible that Love is NOT the purely physical response that automatically drives all species to propagate? 

13. Is it possible that Love is NOT that which is a product of the many subconscious and unconscious factors that drive persons to try to treat with "love" the plethora of mental and emotional issues that need addressing? 

14. Is it possible that Love is NOT that which drives you to expend so much of your energy in an effort to find something that will heal the wounds of your childhood trauma and / or your adulthood trauma? 

15. Is it possible that Love is NOT that which drives persons to unite in order to feel whole? Are you aware that those drives are rooted in not knowing the unicity, in imagining that the duality of “separation” is "real," and in believing that the duality of "aloneness" or "apartness" are “real?” If you complete the "Seven-Step Journey to Reality" (with Floyd or some other guide or using the video available below) you will understand that the word "aloneness" is a corruption of the original term, "all-oneness." 

 16. Is it possible that Love is NOT what it is taken to be by anyone involved in “self” (personas, false selves) nor by anyone who has not fully realized, nor by anyone who has not come to know the unicity of all via Awareness of that which is authentic and real? 

17. Is it possible that Love is NOT what it is taken to be by persons who are unaware of the selflessness beyond this manifestation? 

18. Is it possible that Love is NOT that which persons are driven to search for as a result of the desires, the perceived emotional needs, and the fears of their ego-states? 

19. Is it possible that Love is NOT that which drives persons to try to find a partner to provide now what they wanted in childhood but did not get? 

20. Is it possible that Love is NOT that which is supposed to meet regularly your physical desires and is NOT that which is supposed to provide for your economic welfare? 

21. Is it possible that one's desire to buy you with money - to have you sell yourself - is (a) NOT at all a display of how much that person must surely love you and is (b) NOT evidence of how fantastic you must surely be? 

Is it possible, instead, that a monetary or material offer - no matter how nobly or philanthropically or altruistically or "lovingly" the proposition is packaged - is itself evidence of that person's narcissism-based arrogance, of that person's desire to own and possess and jealously control, and of that person's propensity to downgrade you (along with any others whom that person has likely been able to buy before you)? 

What other beliefs need to be abandoned in order for You to look objectively at your past and present beliefs and thoughts and behavioral patterns in regard to relationships and "love" and then be able to differentiate between what Real Love is vs. what Real Love is not? 

To be continued.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Review and Overview of Recent Non-Dual Quotes and Pointers: "So What's It All About?" Part Twenty-Two

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To continue with the reply to the question, "So what else is this deal all about?" some answers have already been offered in the eBook WHEN ONLY THREE HOURS OF MANIFESTATION REMAIN (The "Final" Talks Of Floyd Henderson) 

Today, answer #16 to the question "What is this non-duality deal all about, anyway?" is this: 

Above all: be Love, but then live in an "as if" fashion so that you can enjoy Love as a relative expression of Absolute, Real Love as well.

(Part One: Real Love vs. Not-Real Love) 

To summarize the key pointers that would be offered if the final talks were limited to what could be shared during the final three hours of the manifestation: 

Find the simplest version of these teachings. 

Abide naturally. 

Seek no identity, including "good" ones. 

Rest in the awareness of the nothingness. 

All things relative and Absolute is much ado about nothing. 

Settle not for instability. 

Question. 

Be free of the effects of your programming, conditioning, domestication and acculturation. 

March to the beat of your inner guru. 

Transition both religious and spiritual concepts. 

Understand that there are hundreds of sources of pain, that there is only one source of misery and suffering, and that you must return to the mind-less "Child No-Knowing Stage" is you would be free and happy. 

If you would abide naturally, find either a guide or a model that is abiding naturally. 

You Really Can Just Be (Without Being Anything or Anybody). 

Be still and know that You Are and know that You Are That so that you can be still and know that You Are so that you can be still and know so that you can then just be still so that you can just ... be. 

And then finally: 

Above all: be Love, but then live in an "as if" fashion so that you can enjoy love as a relative expression of ABSOLUTE, REAL LOVE as well. 

Nothing is more misunderstood among the non-Realized masses than the differentiation between (A) True Love and (B) the false beliefs about "love" - that is, about that which is not-Real-Love - which the masses mistake for True Love. 

The number one priority for persons in the age range spanning from the mid to late teens and then throughout adulthood is the totally dualistic concept of "relationships," almost all of which operate for the most part on nothing deeper than a Subject-Object, false self-serving level. 

In the process, persons become objectified as they are assigned or adopt "relationship" roles, typically cycling through the playing of a series of false "relationship" roles time and again, endlessly moving along the gamut discussed by Maharaj, shifting their adopted identities from . . . 

stranger to acquaintance to friend to sex partner or lover to fiancĂ© / fiancĂ©e to spouse to super spouse to enemy to mortal enemy to ex-spouse, after which another cycle will usually begin with a new partner plugged into that continuum of players and will lead to the next round of role-playing and game-playing. 

What has been seen during decades of dealing closely with thousands of persons who are seeking one thing or another is that there is tremendous resistance to seeing that their beliefs are false and tremendous resistance to abandoning their concepts and ideas; 

yet what has also been seen is that nothing compares with the resistance among persons to (1) admitting how deceptive and self-deceptive are their beliefs regarding the true state and nature of their "relationships" and resistance to (2) admitting that their beliefs about "love" are their number one source of deception. 

Real Love is the Love referenced by Maharaj when he said: "Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves." What persons call "love" - while mistakenly believing they are talking about Real Love - can be for a time the most magnificent experience of all; yet it can also be the most horrendous experience of all. 

With such duality, how can that possibly be taken for The Real? As for feeling vs. emotion, if love happens as a feeling, take the ride and watch the feelings rise and fall; if love happens as an emotion—that is, if it is being "experienced" by a person in an ego-state—prepare for war. 

Persons desiring to know what Real Love is might benefit more (relatively speaking, of course) if they were able to understand what love is not, so that will be discussed in detail in the next chapter. For now, consider this pointer again: ego and egotism involve the belief that there is a vast multiplicity arranged in a hierarchy and that you’re the pinnacle; humility is knowing that you’re nothing, no-thing; and Real Love is knowing that you are everything. 

(That said, understand that ego, humility, love, and even Real Love are also merely concepts, thorns that can be used to remove thorns and terms that can be used to point to Truths that allow the remainder of the manifestation to unfold in a Loving and loving and peaceful and harmonious way.) 

Understand that completing "the journey" - which involves taking all seven of the steps along the direct "path" to full realization - is useless unless it brings about a shift in the way that the relative existence unfolds. 

Here, the phrase "As If Living" refers to the fact that, post-realization, things relative seem to matter while knowing clearly at the same time that they do not; thus, employment can happen, "relationships" can happen, happenings can be engaged in, etc. Yet none of it is given any credibility. 

Seekers that have come here for the last twenty-two years have been advised: "If you are seeking realization with any intent of adopting new and improved and 'good' and elevated or noble identities, with any desire to be 'a better person,' with any agenda about 'saving a relationship,' 

with a goal of 'finding that you are something special and different,' or with any other supposedly lofty and / or supposedly 'spiritual' reason, then you have not finished the search for your teacher because none of that is given any credence here." 

Here, the invitation will be to complete all three legs of the total "journey": 

Leg One was the "coming in" part of the "journey" when the conscious-energy manifested and then became blocked from knowing Truth and Reality as a result of faulty programming, conditioning, acculturation, domestication, brainwashing, and indoctrination.

Leg Two is the "going back" leg of the three-part "journey" which happens in the exact reverse order of the way that the "coming in" occurred. That results in a shift from identification with the false "I" to an understanding of the Absolute (and, in some cases, an understanding also of the Nothingness which is even beyond the Absolute). 

Leg Three involves "coming back again," but with the consciousness being manifested in a totally different, totally unblocked manner so that Reality will be overlaid on the relative. 

When Reality is overlaid on the relative, then there is both Real Love and the relative expression of Real Love which is what love is when expressed during the post-realization relative. 

It is the post-realization understanding of the Oneness which allows for an awareness of what Real Love is; then, it is an awareness of what Real Love is which allows "love-as-a-relative-expression-of-Real-Love" to happen with a sense of Oneness that takes love-expression / Love-Expression to heights that the non-Realized cannot even begin to imagine. 

Furthermore, just as much as the summative statement of non-duality (" I AM THAT; I AM") might appear to be contradictory or involved with "two-ness" - though it is neither - so too is "Love / love" not contradictory and not involved with "two" at all, if full realization has happened. 

The fact about Love / love cannot be grasped, however, unless that full realization has happened and unless the third leg of the three-leg "journey" has been completed. 

The question then becomes, "Can you, from the position of 'As If Living' that follows full realization, feel and share and be 'Unconditional Love'?" 

The answer that has been offered here for over two decades is: "Not only can you, but you shall; in fact, no choice will be involved. It will just happen . . . spontaneously and unequivocally, and then any relative expression of love / Real Love can be enjoyed in a way that the non-Realized will never understand." 

Thus, the pointer offered earlier is emphasized: the teachings / unteachings here are not for those who want to Realize in order to see themselves as something "supreme," something "special," something "unique," and something totally dissociated from the relative existence. 

Here, the invitation is to Realize, to overlay Reality on the relative, and then to enjoy the relative existence (which is the only vehicle available for true bliss to be known and enjoyed). 

Here, it is understood that those who have said "you should encourage abstinence" have mentally discarded the "I AM" part of the summative statement and now delusionally take themselves to be "THAT only." (The debunking of their endorsement of the unnatural will also be treated in a later chapter.) 

[By the way, those types are invited to lower their heads, take a ten-step running start, and crash full on into a brick wall and then see if they still believe that "nothing is real," including bricks. What the Realized understand is that all is energy / matter, that energy / matter is real, but that in this existence nothing is ever as it appears.] 

Not only have such persons missed out on grasping the true understanding completely, but they are now missing out on the only opportunity - namely, the opportunity that is available NOW - to know and enjoy the bliss. 

To be continued.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Review and Overview of Recent Non-Dual Quotes and Pointers: "So What's It All About?" Part Twenty-One

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To continue with the reply to the question, "So what else is this deal all about?" some answers have already been offered in the eBook WHEN ONLY THREE HOURS OF MANIFESTATION REMAIN (The "Final" Talks Of Floyd Henderson) 
 
Today, answer #15 to the question "What is this non-duality deal all about, anyway?" continues with this: 

Here, the deal is about 

(a) realizing that persons are programmed and conditioned to behave unnaturally (that is, unlike almost every other living thing on the planet) and to go and do and zoom and is about 

(b) coming to understand that abiding naturally will give you the ability to just be (without being anything or anybody), and is about 

(c) understanding that just being can give you the ability to break away from the near-universal addiction to chaos as well as the ability enjoy freedom and peace, for a change. 

PART TWO 

[Continued from yesterday

However, the unwavering sense of "Just-Being-ness" can manifest only if all illusions about self-ness and Self-ness and who-ness and WHO-ness end. 

Advaitin Louise Sterling of Cape Town, South Africa addressed the absence of personhood and identification and WHO-ness this way in the introduction she wrote for an anthology of Advaitin books: 

Realization involves

". . . the shattering of the shell of separation so that the non-dual nature of reality is directly known. How can this be different from person to person? 

"Only in the ABSENCE of the person is this nature revealed. In this way, Floyd Henderson invites us to strip away all that is personal, all that is dualistic, all that separates us from this understanding of Oneness. 

"The summative statement 'I AM THAT; I AM' describes that understanding in absolute terms as well as its expression in the relative. Floyd Henderson is THAT – just like all human beings; however, Floyd is fixed unshakably in this understanding, so all functioning, relatively speaking, flows directly from that understanding. 

"In this way, the biographical details (such as, “born” in Louisiana; moved to Texas; worked as a teacher and business owner over several decades before taking early retirement to write; father of a daughter named Ashley; current resident in the community of Walden on Lake Conroe in Texas; 

"years of seeking followed by twenty-five months in the forest dweller stage and experiencing a vision that resulted in the dramatic peripetia or flash of realisation; functioning as a Direct Path, Nisargan teacher; and author of over forty Advaita books) are the attributes or flavorings which coloured the pure consciousness in the particular shape and form at the relative level. 

"Yet, these attributes are false ingredients. They cannot provide a true answer to the question 'Who is Floyd Henderson?' because he recognizes no who-ness at all . . . believes in no 'who' that is living 'here' at all. 

"He once explained it this way when asked if he was ever bothered by people:" 

How could persons possibly bother me? They do not have even the slightest clue about where I truly live. Only a few on the entire planet called “earth” have a clue. Some might enter what is called ‘floyd’s house’ or ‘floyd’s home,’ but that is not where I live; in fact, ‘where’ I live has nothing to do with a ‘where’ at all. 

In this regard, there is actually only the ‘how.’ ‘How’ I abide is 

as the awareness, 

as the Original Nature, 

as the natural state,

which has no boundaries, which has no defining traits, and which does not change. 

‘How’ I abide is 

without conditions or conditioning, without qualifications, and without limitations. 

I can seem to be ‘here’ one second and ‘there’ the next, but that is about ‘how-ness,’ not any actual ‘here-ness’ or ‘there-ness.’ I am not confined to a space or form; furthermore, I can enter other spaces and forms, and do so regularly (as might happen the instant you read these words). 

Abiding beyond consciousness and beyond beingness and beyond non-beingness, I can span the globe … I can span the universe . . . I have spanned all universes. Yet such 'while manifested' spannings seldom happen anymore, requiring far more energy than is worth the effort, and it most assuredly need not happen with you. 

As for me, abidance will continue to happen in a whole and unadulterated and unambiguous manner until the consciousness unmanifests. 

Until that happens, then abidance will happen as reality is overlaid on the relative without exception. When the consciousness unmanifests, then the drop shall enter the ocean of energy from which it came and will span the Absolute; 

Awareness shall be, but aware of-ness shall not. Later, other universes might be spanned as well, or might not. Yet all of that is stated, so it, too, cannot be the Truth which you know but do not yet know that You know. Tap into the source and know Truth, but even then, do not suppose that you will be able to express Truth in words.

"Thus, Floyd describes the AM-ness regarding 'floyd' as a 'composite unity' of an elemental plant food body that is circulating air and that is temporarily housing the manifested consciousness. 

"The THAT-ness he sees as a field of energy from which the conscious-energy manifests and to which it will return. 

"As for identification with any WHO-ness, he discarded that when identification with the Nothingness came, followed eventually by not even identifying with Nothing - or anything else."

See? If you would just be, without erroneously believing that you can "be this" or "be that," then all sense of personhood must end; thus, to reiterate one of the earlier pointers: 

Everything in the relative is much ado about nothing, and everything in the Absolute is also much ado about nothing. There is no "later," no "judgment," and no "eternal reward" or "eternal punishment," so abide naturally, now, and stop being so damn serious. Just be, instead. Relax. Enjoy. 

That is the invitation over and over: to just be . . . to rest in the dark and cool blue shade; then, what happens can still happen, but it will be witnessed, without attachment, without reaction, without overreaction, without misery, and without suffering. It can all still happen, but it will happen simply, without complications or angst. 

And if something does not happen? That, too, will be witnessed without attachment, without reaction, without overreaction, without misery, without complications, and without angst. 

If it is bliss and joy you seek, then forsake not - and detach not from - the post-realization Am-ness, for it provides the only opportunity that You / you shall ever have to know bliss and to enjoy joy. 

But that, too, can only happen if you are just being, if you are not thinking that you are doing, if you understand that You are not a do-er. (As for the components of the composite unity, can elements do? No. Can air do? No. Can the conscious-energy do? No. See ... no do-er.) 

Finally, to paraphrase an ancient non-duality pointer that was warped by some member of one of the early sky cults: 

Be still and know that you are and know that you are that 

so that you can . . . 

Be still and know that you are 

so that you can . . . 

Be still and know 

so that you can then just . . . 

Be still, period. 

Then, the sense of "quiet desperation" which Thoreau said marks and mars the lives of the non-realized masses will end as all sense of "desperation" fades away and what remains will be . . . the "quiet" only. So, the invitation: 

Be still, be quiet, and know that you really can . . . just be. 

To be continued. 
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Review and Overview of Recent Non-Dual Quotes and Pointers: "So What's It All About?" Part Twenty

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To continue with the reply to the question, "So what else is this deal all about?" some answers have already been offered in the eBook WHEN ONLY THREE HOURS OF MANIFESTATION REMAIN (The "Final" Talks Of Floyd Henderson)

Today, answer #15 to the question "What is this non-duality deal all about, anyway?" is this: 

Here, the deal is about 

(a) realizing that persons are programmed and conditioned to behave unnaturally (that is, unlike almost every other living thing on the planet) and to go and do and zoom

and is about

(b) coming to understand that abiding naturally will give you the ability to just be (without being anything or anybody)

and is about

(c) understanding that just being can give you the ability to break away from the near-universal addiction to chaos among the masses as well as the ability enjoy freedom and peace, for a change. 

PART ONE 

Previously, the following invitation was offered: 

" . . . Become aware of a sense of beingness . . . of the I-Amness only" 

and then 

the erroneous "belief in the “i” and the “I” will end," along with all sense of "I-ness" and "self-ness" and "Self-ness." 

Related to those pointers, reflect on this: of all of the considerations that have been offered throughout the last two decades, there are those dealing with one subject in particular that seekers have made light of or have even dismissed completely by calling the pointers "way too philosophical" or "mere hyperbole" or "pie-in-the-sky talk" or "notions that are far too theoretical" or "wholly unrealistic" or "an abstraction" or "entirely impossible." 

What are the pointers so many have considered "impossible"? These: 

1. "There is no do-er" 

and 

2. "There is no one to do anything" 

and 

3. "You really can just be (without being anything or anybody)" 

and 

4. "For you to merely be does not prevent anything that has been happening from continuing to happen, but whatever happens can happen even as you . . . 

(a) are merely being 

and as you 

(b) are clear that there is no "you" that is doing anything 

and as you 

(c) are aware that you are not someone who is doing something." 

Here, for example, teaching (or more exactly, "un-teaching") can happen without any belief in "teachers" and without any belief that "I am a teacher." Too, employment can happen without believing that you are "The Employee"; "employering" can happen without believing that you are "The Employer"; 

parenting can happen without the assumption the false identity of "The Parent"; "wifing" can happen without believing that you are "The Wife"; and "husbanding" can happen without believing that you are "The Husband." 

That, in turn, will prevent the chaos which comes when persons pridefully and arrogantly self-upgrade and believe they are  "A Super Teacher," "A Super Employee," "A Super Employer," "A Super Parent," "A Super Wife," "A Super Husband," etc. 

Why avoid that scenario? Because it is a lie, because it generates a false belief that one is better than "others" by virtue of being different from 'others," and because it can lead to disharmony, fighting, and even murder. 

[Even as child I found it baffling that the greatest claim to fame among the prejudiced white people I dealt with in the Deep South was . . . the color of their skin, as if they had anything to do with that condition.]

Over the years, one pointer has been offered time and again to the many who have come here in misery because (A) they had assumed a co-dependent role but (B) the one who had enabled them to sustain that false image by playing the co-dependent counterpart had decided to stop playing. 

This consideration was offered to one person who was trapped in his mind-generated misery and suffering around the "loss" of a false role and who was convinced that, "if he could just make things right in his relationship, then he would be happy and peaceful": 

Neither happiness nor peace have anything to do with “being in love” or “being in a good relationship.” Your misery has nothing to do with “having lost love” or “being in a bad relationship.” Happiness and peace only come if you are living naturally . . . abiding as your original nature. 

The deer that live naturally are at peace internally, no matter what the external conditions of their environment might be, including: hot or cold; with a mate or not; having the perfect bedding or not; having sex or not; having the perfect food source available or not. 

Any interruptions of your peace, and any manifestations of misery and suffering, are about your programming, your conditioning, your acculturation, your domestication, your concepts, your beliefs, your attitudes, your assumed personas, and your ideas. 

Programming and conditioning will generate a warped "mind" which will misperceive everything. 

Acculturation will inspire blind belief in ancient myths and superstitions that will, in turn, control your behavior and dictate what you expect (and demand) from others; 

acculturation will also inspire you to allow outside influences to determine what you think is "good" or "bad," what you think is "acceptable" or "unacceptable," and what you (mistakenly) think is the source of "happiness" or "misery." 

And domestication will convince you that what is actually natural is unnatural and that what is actually unnatural is natural. It is not natural, for example, to become so emotionally-intoxicated in the name of “love” that one would strike out at the (former) object of that supposed “love.” It is not natural to believe that one who becomes emotionally-intoxicated and strikes out at you is evidencing “love.” 

It is neither logical nor sane nor natural to mistake being “in heat” for REAL LOVE. The deer that populate the area around this homestead do not mistake "being in heat" with being “in ‘love' " or "in LOVE." They are merely witnessing what happens without any concepts being involved in the process; 

thus, LOVE is NOT that which results when your limbic brain system releases pleasure-producing chemicals when you are attracted to someone, and LOVE is NOT the purely physical response that automatically drives all species to propagate. 

Moreover, it is not natural to assume an ego-state as an identity. In that regards, consider: ego is believing that there’s a vast multiplicity arranged in a hierarchy and that you’re the pinnacle; humility is knowing that you’re nothing, no-thing; LOVE is knowing that you are everything. 

As for your assuming several “love”-related ego-states, consider: If you cling to the false identity of "husband," you shall never find the True Self, so peace will never happen consistently. If you find the authentic then "husbanding" or "not husbanding" can happen . . . and consistent peace will happen either way. 

To dwell as your natural state is to function as the no-concept, non-dual reality. As that natural state, no attachment happens since there is no “one” to attach to anything. 

There is no belief in any concept, and there is no belief in anything that is dualistic. To believe that "A" can be attached to "B" is duality. That is quite different from knowing that you and your "partner" are not-two but are One. 

Persons are driven by fears and desires that are based in the delusions they take to be truth, and of all the delusions that drive persons, their desire to be loved and their fear that they will not be are the most influential. 

Too, all fears and desires and perceived “needs” are taken to be real as a result of unnatural programming, unnatural conditioning, unnatural acculturation, and unnatural domestication. 

The unnatural belief in personal attributes and the subsequent belief that “a,” “b,” and “c” are prerequisites for happiness and peace are, in fact, based in the body-mind-personality identifications that operate under the auspices of your programming, conditioning, acculturation, and domestication and that, in turn, generate a sense of misery and suffering. 

Another was offered the consideration in these terms: 

If you cling to the false identity of “husband,” you shall never find the authenticity, so peace will never happen consistently. If you find the authenticity, then “husbanding” or “not husbanding” can happen . . . and consistent peace will happen either way. 

To another, this explanation was offered: 

If you find authenticity, then “husbanding” or “not husbanding” can happen without "disturbing the peace" either way. Understand also that neither “husband” nor the authentic has any form. Understand the unreality of one and the reality of the other; at that point, ego, identities, and misperceptions shall be transcended. 

“Husband” was a figment of someone’s imagination, a label dreamed up only about 800 years ago after millions of years of “human-type experiences” happened without that false identity. You have bought into someone’s imagining and allowed someone else to assign that role to you. Ever since, that role has determined how you feel and think and behave. 

Now, misery (and even murder during "breakups") happens in defense of a figment of the imaginings generated by programmed “minds.” How to be free of the effects of the programmed “mind”? Understand that the “mind” is the root of all illusion. 

But how to be rid of the “mind”? It must be turned in on itself, so to speak, in order that all of its fallacious concepts can be seen to be untrue. (What actually happens is that some vestige of pure consciousness becomes aware of the condition of the blocked consciousness and discards the content of the fictional “mind.”) 

In that light of awareness, the “mind” is burned away like a skin cancer that is exposed to the light amplification of a laser; then, the belief in untruths is allowed to “die” (i.e., “to cease” or “to disappear”). Afterwards, the “pathway” to truth is cleared of the obstacles of deceit and can be followed step-by-step to full realization, to full liberation, to full freedom. 

Again, is the solution to never marry? Of course not, yet the only way to avoid your emotional intoxication and emotional pain is to accept that marriage might happen or might not, but in either case it must happen without the playing of phony roles and without the adoption of false identities, if peace is to be maintained. 

Again, authenticity, like the imaginary “husband,” is also formless. That which is authentic is not “the True Witness” if you assume that witness to be something with a form. More accurately, it is merely "formless, pure, accurate witnessing." 

Abandon the goal to preserve “husband” or to mourn the “death” of “husband” and make it a goal to find the True Self so that objective, pure witnessing can happen. 

After that, "husbanding" might happen or might not . . . might continue or might not; in either case, however, there will be no persona-driven emotional intoxication and no destructive overreaction. 

Seeing that will free you of the effects of the emotional intoxication and the emotional hangovers that happen as false identities "come" and as false identities "go." 

To be continued.
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Monday, October 23, 2017

A Review and Overview of Recent Non-Dual Quotes and Pointers: "So What's It All About?" Part Nineteen

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To continue with the reply to the question, "So what else is this deal all about?" some answers have already been offered in the eBook WHEN ONLY THREE HOURS OF MANIFESTATION REMAIN (The "Final" Talks Of Floyd Henderson) 

Today, the next answer to the question "What is this non-duality deal all about, anyway?" is this: 

Here, the deal is about realizing via completion of certain steps which, when combined with the Nisarga Yoga understanding, allows natural living to happen - and to happen spontaneously - instead of (a) living in an unnatural manner or (b)constantly working to try to live in a supposedly "supernatural" manner. 

If You Would Come To Understand How To Abide Naturally, Find A Guide And Then A Model Which Are Both Abiding Naturally 

First, to review and condense even further: 

Find the simplest version of these teachings. 

Abide naturally. 

Seek no identity, including "good" ones. 

Rest in the awareness of the nothingness. 

All things relative and Absolute are much ado about nothing. 

Settle not for instability. 

Question. 

Be free of the effects of your programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing and indoctrination.

March to the beat of your inner guru. 

Transition beyond religious concepts and identities. 

Transition beyond spiritual concepts and identities. 

Understand that there are hundreds of sources of pain, that there is only one source of misery and suffering.

Understand and that you must return to the mind-less "Child No-Knowing Stage" if you would be free and happy.

Next:

If you would come to understand how to abide naturally, find a guide and then a model which are both abiding naturally. 

Here, Maharaj was a guide for part of the "journey"; once (a) the understanding of the functioning of the totality came during a vision and (b) that "big picture" awareness helped to clarify the later teachings of Maharaj, then Realization happened. [A free version of the vision is available above.] 

After realization, this followed: as a result of having a local deer population for neighbors in an area that is shared with them, those deer have provided the model by which the daily existence has unfolded. 

The deer’s lifestyle provides an example of natural living (as opposed to supernatural living or unnatural living): the deer functions spontaneously and unthinkingly under the auspices of the “laws” of nature. 

It does nothing that is unnatural or self-destructive, and it has no supernatural beliefs. It has no dogma, no practices, no rules, no beliefs, and no concepts. 

That plant-food-body-cum-consciousness (thought to be "a deer" by humans only) functions with a brain but no "mind." The deer burns no scented sticks and rings no noisy bells and sings no noisy songs and chants no noisy chants in unison with other deer. It does not knell and it has no "special way to sit" during "special times," such differentiation being the province of the not Fully-Realized. 

It experiences no emotional intoxication. Yes, it bonds with other deer, but it experiences neither dependency nor co-dependency. It knows that it IS, but it does not believe that it is “something” or even that it is “anything.” 

The sense of Am-ness manifests with the deer, but the sense of “I am this” or “I am that” does not. 

(Note that even though the speck of consciousness called “a deer” knows it is, it does not "know" either an “I” or an “i.” Though the beingness is sensed, no thought of a "personal I" or "Special 'I'" occurs. ) 

The closest that a seeker beginning the "journey" can come to understanding the nisarga / natural state is to understand that when the realized say "I," there is no doubt at all that the "I" that is speaking is a speck of manifested consciousness - a composite unity only - and nothing more. 

Note the other "lessons" that the deer can offer by way of contrasting natural living vs. unnatural or supernatural living: Having never been programmed, the deer will never wonder, “Who am I, really”? It will not ask, “Wonder what will happen when I die”? It will not shout in frustration someday, “I don’t even know who I am!” 

It will not leave the doe by which a speck of consciousness called “a fawn” manifested, proclaiming, “You just don’t look as appealing to me since you had that fawn.” The doe will never announce, “I’m leaving you for another buck because you’re not good enough for me and your beliefs don’t mirror mine and I can only be in a relationship with a deer that is compatible with me" (meaning, a deer that is really an exact, opposite-sex version of me or, in some cases, an exact, same-sex version of me). 

Unencumbered by ego and egotism, no deer will find itself trapped someday in a mindset that believes "I am really only capable of loving me or a mirror image of me . . . only capable of loving some phony image that I take myself to be." 

And if the doe were to leave, the buck would not hunt her down and kill her (which is the scenario that accounts for 59% of all murdered human females killed annually in the U.S. during a breakup with "him"). 

The buck would never eat fermented berries to celebrate a happening or to mourn a happening, would never run down a trail at a high speed while intoxicated from such berries, would never veer off the deer trail, and would never crash into a tree and kill itself. Only humans do that sort of thing. 

The deer will never have to focus repeatedly on the “I AM . . . I AM . . . I AM” to free itself of having been programmed to believe that it really is all of the labels that can follow the words “I am.” It does not believe that “I am this doe’s husband” or “I am that fawn’s father” or "I am the owner of this piece of land" or "I am the achiever who will accumulate more than I already have." 

Do “husbanding”-type happenings happen nevertheless? Yes. Can “fathering-type” happenings still happen with the deer? Yes. Yet there are no false identifications that accompany those happenings. Do feelings rise and fall? Yes. 

Do emotions and emotional intoxication happen (a phenomenon that can only occur if an ego-state is assumed and then believes it is being hurt or threatened or interfered with)? Of course not. That would all be unnatural, and the deer that has not been conditioned or domesticated can only live naturally. 

Since seekers have been programmed and conditioned and domesticated and acculturated to define "self" by following the words “I am” with dozens and scores of labels, at the earliest stage of nisarga yoga they are invited to become aware of that same sense of beingness - of “Amness,” of the "Is-ness" - but of the I-Amness or Is-ness only. 

Eventually, along the "path" to Realization, belief in the “i” and the “I” will end. All sense of "I-ness" and "self-ness" and "Self-ness" will end. THAT Which Is beyond beingness and non-beingness will be understood. 

Then, a sense of beingness only remains, but abidance as THAT happens as well, thus: I AM THAT; I AM. Functioning for the remainder of the manifestation then happens with an incredible lightness of being. That is what dwelling in the natural, nisarga state looks like. A mindless deer can pull that off. Can you? 

To be continued.
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