Saturday, July 07, 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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2. 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. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

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Let the focus remain on Maharaj's definition of what "realization" is, namely "being totally free of all learned ignorance" and free of the belief in any and all identities and no longer being driven subconsciously by the agendas of false personas. 

Because the Ultimate Sickness centers not in too little dogma and not in a spiritual malady and not in a failure to know “The Supreme Self” or “God” but centers in the mind, there are sure signs delivered from the mind via the mouth which make clear that any claim about having realized is false. 

For example, the use of the word "Supreme." 

For example, preoccupation with a "Self" and constant talk about "things Noumenal" while disparaging anything deemed to be "phenomenal" while totally discounting or totally ignoring the relative existence (hence, believing that the summative statement of non-duality should be "I AM THAT" instead of "I AM THAT; I AM").

Other signs which make clear that any claim about having realized is false include comments which reveal a belief . . . 

that one's race is superior; 

that one's sexual preference is the only right one; 

that skin color is an indicator of intelligence or ignorance and can reveal the presence of a work ethic as opposed to laziness; 

that men should have dominion over the earth and over women; 

that one is entitled to be taken care of and have all bills paid for by a lover, spouse, caretaker, etc.; 

that one is proud to be a citizen of one country or another; 

that one was offended by Adam Hall's song which was posted yesterday; 

that persons trapped at the lower end of an economic or social or political or military or governmental or religious or corporate or educational hierarchy deserve to be there and should stay there; 

that authority should never be challenged; 

that there are bad people and good people instead of wise vs. ignorant and /or insane persons; 

that there are virtuous people and sinful people and that persons must be instructed by religious or spiritual guides to know the difference; 

that being patriotic and xenophobic and respectful of a nation's flag are positive character traits; 

and 

that some writings and some people are holy and some writings and some people are wicked. 

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 become a part of the 
Papal Magisterium] 

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