Sunday, June 24, 2018

THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS CENTERS NOT IN TOO LITTLE DOGMA AND NOT IN A SPIRITUAL MALADY AND NOT IN A FAILURE TO BE “A SUPREME SELF” OR “GOD” BUT CENTERS IN THE MIND

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To review some recently-offered pointers which have led to this series on the Ultimate Sickness Which Centers Not In Too Little Dogma And Not In A Spiritual Malady And Not In A Failure To Be “A Supreme Self” Or “God” But Centers In The Mind 

All of the dozens of teachers who were contemporaries of Maharaj - as well as the many who preceded him in his “non-dual lineage” - spoke of the relative problems which evolve from body-mind-personality identification. 

The difference with Maharaj: while he, and most other teachers, honed in on the issues which are generated by personality identification, none gave as much attention to the mind / psychological aspects of mind identification as Maharaj did, especially in his later talks. 

Of course the thoughts and words and actions of persons are all controlled and determined by the hidden agendas of each and every persona which they assume as their multiple identities / multiple personalities (which in and of itself is a personality disorder) and of course personal identities are a key source of humankind's chaos. 

For an example, meet Terry Craft, a man some regular visitor to this site might recognize: 


Terry Craft was incarcerated because of his actions, actions which were totally determined by the agenda of a false identity. News Channel 2 shared what the police department offered about Craft’s actions: 

PD: Man plows into motorcyclist over affair with his wife 

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas - A motorcyclist was deliberately run down by another driver because the victim was sleeping with the driver's wife, according to Friendswood police. 

Police said Terry Craft, 34, was in his truck on FM 528 around 7 a.m. Thursday and saw a man driving a motorcycle coming from the other direction at Winding Way. 

Investigators said Craft is married and recognized the man on the bike as the man who is having an affair with his wife. 

At that point, police said Craft gunned his truck, turned the wheel and intentionally slammed into the motorcyclist. He also hit another vehicle in the process. 

"It was intentional. The gentleman who was driving the red dodge truck got out, sat down on the curb and actually told me, 'That's what he gets for cheating with my wife,'" said witness Bobby Adcox. 

The victim went flying off the bike and was rushed to Clear Lake Regional Hospital for serious injuries. 

Craft is charged with aggravated assault. He's in jail on a $40,000 bond. 

The motorcyclist is in the hospital in serious yet stable condition. 

So much for personal identifications (or “Personal Identifications” or “so-called “Non-personal Identifications” such as “The Supreme Self” or being “God”) and their subsequent consequences. 
Yet where are personal or “Personal” or “Non-Personal identifications” stored and where are they called forth from? The mind. 

See? The mind and false personality identifications are conjoined twins of a sort, bringing unspeakable relative horrors as when twins are conjoined or as when a mind exists and is conjoined with a belief in the personality identifications stored therein. 

Recall Maharaj’s pointers from earlier: 

"There is no chaos in the world except the chaos which your mind creates." 

"There is no such thing as peace of mind. Mind means disturbance. Restlessness itself is mind." 

"Beyond the mind there is no suffering." 

"To know that you are a prisoner of your mind - that you live in an imaginary world of your own creation - is the dawn of wisdom." 

Memories are stored throughout many brain structures in the connections between neurons. Short-term memories, such as a hotel room number, are processed in the front of the brain in a highly-developed area called the “pre-frontal lobe” (which, relatively speaking in evolutionary terms, is a new part of the brain in humans). 

Short-term recollections are translated into long-term memories in the hippocampus, an area even “deeper” in the brain (which, relatively speaking in evolutionary terms, is also a new part of the brain in humans). 

Such recollections include the memory of hundreds of conceptualizations regarding false identifications such as, “You are a girl” or “You are a boy” or “I now pronounce you husband and wife.” How many of those memories are based in any actual truth? None. 

[Maharaj: “After the information given to you by the mother, that you are a boy or girl, all your further acquisitions are but hearsay.”] 

The brain is rooted in the natural elements, but the mind is rooted in bogus and ignorant and insane concepts which are passed along from one generation to the next via totally unnatural and / or supernatural programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, indoctrination, and brainwashing. 

Hence, Maharaj’s points out that “There is no such thing as peace of mind” and the related point offered here is that “there is only peace if you are out of your mind.” 

Consider how different a relative existence could be if one were not being driven by the nonsense or by the “learned ignorance” which Maharaj spoke of and which is all stored in the mind. 

And consider how different the relative existence could be for any children presently exposed to that nonsense (or who might eventually be exposed to that nonsense) which follows the development of a mind which is full of nonsense and ignorance. 

And how different would the relative existence be for people who encounter such nonsense-filled, mind-driven persons throughout the day. Talk about the ever-expanding waves that happen after a pebble is tossed into a pond. And talk about how calm the pond could remain if no one tossed in a pebble in the first place. 

Consider the actual aspects of a relative existence which might change if one were not being driven by the mind or by the programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, indoctrination, and brainwashing stored therein or by the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness which Maharaj said include “ignorance and stupidity and insanity.” 

As an alternative to such complications, meet Diana Loomans: 


Diana awoke enough to see some changes that would have been possible if she had seen earlier what she sees now:

"IF I HAD MY CHILD TO RAISE OVER AGAIN" 

I'd finger paint more, and point the finger less. 

I'd do less correcting, and more connecting. 

I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. 

I would care to know less, and know to care more. 

I'd take more hikes and fly more kites. 

I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play. 

I'd run through more fields, and gaze at more stars. 

I'd do more hugging, and less tugging. 

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more. 

I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later. 

I'd teach less about the love of power, And more about the power of love. 

It matters not whether my child is big or small, 

From this day forth, I'll cherish it all. 

What about you? What might change if you were to see more clearly, just as she eventually did? 

Might your child or children feel the sting of your tongue (or your belt) less often and instead feel loved more often? 

What about your "mate"? Might those alternate approaches be called for in your adult relations as well, especially when you present as "The Parent" or "The Boss" and treat others as if they were "A Child"? 

What if the following became your story: 

If I could be totally freed of all the garbage which has been shoved into my mind and which is still stored in my mind and which is now subconsciously controlling my thoughts and words and actions, and if I were able to see more clearly now than I have ever seen before, then . . . 

I'd point the finger less. 

I'd do less correcting. 

I'd watch with my eyes. 

I would care to know less. 

I would care more. 

I'd stop playing serious and seriously play. 

I'd do more hugging and less tugging. 

I would be firm less often and affirm much more. 

I'd teach less about the love of power, 

And more about the power of love. 

and 

From this day forth, I would cherish it all. 

Then, 

I might actually be fun to be around, for a change. 

Then, I might have fewer children and fewer adults claiming that I am surely suffering from a massive case of The Assoholism Personality Disorder.

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
[in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
 a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which are part of the Papal Magisterium] 

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